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Porsche Lovers - where are you?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by JezmondTutu, Nov 18, 2021.

  1. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Is that just a supply/demand thing? I thought it was "only" about £50k?
  2. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Yes, plenty of idiots in all makes of car. I'm usually the most wary of those tiny little shopping trollies, smallest car in the world and they still have zero spatial awareness.
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  3. RJohan

    RJohan pfm Member

    As a Porsche man myself I agree to most in the posts here on 'why'. But, you don't use a faster car to do safer overtaking, you use it to do more of them. Which negates the 'safer' part.

    I once saw some American statistics that a Corvette was 50 times more dangerous than a Volvo station wagon. Not the car, of course, but the driver inside it. I bet a considerable sum it's the same with Porsche drivers.
  4. Damas

    Damas pfm Member

    997.2 2S here. Bought in 2018 which was pretty good timing.
    Opportunities to enjoy the car on public roads are rare for all the reasons mentioned on this thread.
    A well organised trackday in your own car on the other hand is a completely different experience.
    Here's mine at Donnington.

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  5. Ward

    Ward pfm Member

    Until I got my Carrera 2 I would not have believed how docile a PDK 911 could be, however press the sport+ button and the thing shows its Jekyll and Hyde nature. In normal driving mode the gearbox wants to get into as high a gear as possible to improve the economy, but it is nice to know there is ample in reserve if you need to accelerate out of a sticky situation. The GT cars are a different animal all together and way beyond my driving capabilities, speaking of which I must get around to booking a Porsche driving experience as it was supposed to be my 60th Birthday present from the family, but that was just before the pandemic broke out.
  6. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    they are excellent i have been on 3 - all freebies my dealer
  7. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    Yup! My SUV has 395bhp. Very happy with it too. Love the engine which some complain is a bit ‘old school’ because the delivery is all at the top of the rev range… but that’s what makes it so much fun! As for those prices, the new RS3s have only just been launched so scalpers are overcharging as they do….
  8. Jezzer

    Jezzer eats shoots and leaves

    My brother’s FIL (a retired police driving instructor) is a driver at the one in Siverstone(? IIRC) which means that my brother regularly gets to go. One day I’ll weasel my way in..!
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Lot of truth in that, IME they are more likely to try & squeeze through silly gaps; always unnerves me when cycling.
  10. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Maybe the GT4 RS will make the GT4 a little more attainable, or even a GTS. As the "Must have latest shiny" brigade dump their GT4 for one.
  11. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Unless they just add the RS to their stable & keep the GT4 as daily! ;)
  12. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Yeah, they aren't making enough of them to depress values.
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  13. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    Do any Porsche cars have a heated front windscreen?
  14. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    My newest heats up amazingly quickly so doesn't really need it, probably a light engine.

    The eldest (1992) takes about 15 minutes to clear but doesn't go out in bad weather.

    I used to have a fan heater and extension lead for the children's cars in winter.
  15. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    can be specced on new ones. My MY2015 911 doesnt
  16. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    It's an option across the range, I believe.
  17. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

  18. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Seems a no-brainer, everyone loves a tight box.
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  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ for the sake of EUR100 factory fit. I liked Porsche better when it had no accountants.
  20. PaulMB

    PaulMB pfm Member

    My 1987 Porsche has a lever between the seats that you pull up, which sends hot air from around the exhausts into the heating system, there is a fan you switch on for more pressure, then you move the lever on the dashboard to the right to direct it up under the windscreen. Gets rid of fog in about 20 seconds, if the engine is warm. The rear window has little wires running through it.

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