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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#517 of 2175 Re: Any changes to '07 997?? [ds2k1]
Mar 02, 2006 (4:03 pm)
I seriously doubt you will see any changes to the base and S models of the 997 for at least 2 more years. Porsche is pretty busy getting the other models - GT3, Turbo, Turbo Cab - out in the 997 bodies.
I've seen it speculated that, if the Cayman S gets a bump in power, the 911's will follow. But heck, the Cayman has only been out for a couple of months and Porsche is supposedly bringing out a non-S Cayman next in that line.
I also understand from a friend who has a 2001 911TT that the new Turbo is going to have an option tied to the sport chrono package that increases the horsepower from 460 +/- to 520+/-. I think that car will be getting all of the attention from the power hungry crowd and the 911 and 911S will continue along in their current format.
#518 of 2175 Operating temperature
Mar 03, 2006 (7:21 am)
I recently purchased a 2001, 911 cab; my first Porsche btw. I'm curious as to what "normal" operating temperature should be. It seems like during mild outside temps the needle hovers around 180, but when the ambient temp increases to 70 or so, the car's temp goes up to around 200. Just worried that when summer hits and it gets to 95 outside what to expect. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks
#519 of 2175 breaking in period
Mar 04, 2006 (2:32 am)
I'm about to take delivery of a c4 (my first porsche)- i've seen a few comments about breaking in period - can anybody clarify this for me? any advice/comments would be very helpful!
#520 of 2175 Re: breaking in period [bonn1]
Mar 04, 2006 (5:36 am)
My service manager spent 7+ years in various capacities at the Porsche headquarters, including as part of their racing team. so I took his advice seriously.
His recommendation was simple: Under 4,500 RPM and no cruise control (vary speed) for the first 1,500 miles, and, most importantly, don't turn the key on unless you are going to dive the car for at least 20 minutes to allow all components - not just the radiator water temp - reach full operating temperature. You have two temperature guages - the oil temperature takes a lot longer to heat up and that is the one you want to be checking during break in.
Mar 04, 2006 (7:29 pm)
One of the glossy English car mags (Evo? Cars?) has a piece this month of which options to order with various Porsche models. Their suggestions didn't make much sense to me, either from personal preference or the standpoint of resale. For example, they recommend that one stick with the base, non power seats, don't order Bose, and for the Cayenne to order the rear camera.
Speaking of glossy UK magazines, I saw 911,"nothing else matters", for the first time and was impressed.
Incidentally, Habitat1, I came across an old post of yours re: the E Class Diesel which made a lot of sense: while the engine may last forever, the electronics will kill any savings over the long run.
#522 of 2175 Will order 2007 C4S
Mar 05, 2006 (6:18 pm)
I recently made up my mind to purchase a C4S. Rather than go with a 2006 I have decided to buy a 2007. If I order a 2006, I will have it sometime in June. If I wait for a 2007, I can get it sometime in September. So I decided to go with the newer model year which should save me $5,000 on the depreciation hit this year. I am assuming that when the 2007's come out, the 2006's will be worth $5,000 less. Now only if prices on the 2007s will not increase too much. Most of the dealers I spoke with do not expect that given the 2.8% increase in 2006. Will have to wait and see, but even if they increase, I do not think it would be a huge increase.
I am thinking of adding the following options:
Bose Hi end sound
Module for cell phone
3 spoke multi-function steering wheel
Tire Monitoring Pressure System
19 in Carerra Classic Wheels
self dimming mirrors
porsche crests in headrest
Handset for cell phone
Options I am not sure about are the power seats (still thinking about adaptive sports seats instead) , park assist (don't know if I will need this, but am thinkin it could pay for itself if there is one scrape backing up), TMPS ( I have seen posts here that it may not be reliable), sport exhaust (it does not add to performance and there is no way to disengage it if driving in sport mode, the stock sound of the S is pretty good without it), and telephone hand set (may not want it if it is not removable. )
The colors I am thinking about are Seal Grey with stone grey interior and black top, Atlas Grey with Stone Grey interior and Black top). I also like the GT Silver with Black interior and black top or cocoa interior with cocoa top.
If anyone can offer their thoughts on these options, I would appreciate it.
#523 of 2175 Re: breaking in period [habitat1]
Mar 06, 2006 (2:46 am)
thanks for the recommendation - haven't picked up the car as yet but i'm really looking forward to this!
#524 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [c4slover]
Mar 06, 2006 (2:47 am)
just got my c4 in - cocoa leather and top with arctic silver - I think it looks fantastic
#525 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [c4slover]
Mar 06, 2006 (4:35 am)
You haven't left out too many options, but I would consider the "sport shifter". And the adaptive sport seats.
As for the sport exhaust, it would be nice if there was a way to separately engage it. I would like to be able to utilize the sport setting on the sport chrono for the faster throttle response, without waking up the neighbors. As it is, sport chrono "on" means sport exhaust is "on".
#526 of 2175 Re: Will order 2007 C4S [habitat1]
Mar 06, 2006 (7:47 pm)
Thanks for the input. On the sports shift, do you really think it makes a big difference in how the car feels. Isn't the regular shift a fairly short throw? I still need to try the adaptive sports seats and see if they feel better to me than the regular power seats. As for the sports exhaust, I agree with you that it would have been nice if one could turn it off and still use the sports mode. Also, I know that Porsche states there is no perfomance boost with the sports exhaust. Do you really think this is the case, or that there may be some HP boost, but that Porsche does not want to say so. After all, why would someone be willing to pay close to $17M for the performance package for a boost iof 30 HP if the sports exhaust that comes packaged with it provided 10-12 HP of the 30 HP. I know that on most after market sports exhausts there is a performance boost. Any other thoughts on this?