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    c2s v c4s : (997)

    which would you recommend & y ?

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    I'm afraid if you're looking to buy you'll have to drive them both and make the decision yourself. Both great and for very different reasons.

    Personally, the C2S felt quicker and not so "safe" or "sedate" as the C4S. I enjoyed driving the C2S more. I do like the extra width of the C4S though.

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    I bought the C2S because it's lighter and I find it more fun to drive. If you like hanging the back end out it's done more easily in a C2S. For some reason the C4S is more expensive to insure here. Maybe it has to do with repair costs... The C4S would be good for winter I suppose.

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    i had the c2s 997 for 6 months a couple of years bck - which was awesome - fancied the c4s now - but not sure if it worth the extra $Pounds$Pounds$

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    Try searching the topic. There are countless threads that already go into it in detail.

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    I switched from 996 4S to 997 2S without any regrets at all : loads of grip ! No real need to spend the extra Pounds on the 4S.

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    C2S! Its faster, lighter, more fun!

    Re: c2s v c4s : (997)

    C4S is better looking with the wide back end and slightly larger tires. C2S is definitly a sportier drive. I live in Chicago currently and would not recommend buying the 4S just for snow. Buy the car you want in the dry conditions. Get the 4S if you think you want a little extra saftey/help when enjoying some spirited driving or the better looks.

    I bought the search function instead

    Much faster than asking the guys around here what they think...

    And btw the awd is a waste of time and money. Better take a C2/s to the track a learn what it can do. At that point you can drive it properly and don't need the placebo effect of awd. And frankly rwd is a helluva lot more fun in the snow than awd.

    Re: I bought the search function instead

    I've owned both the 2006 Carrera S and Carrera 4S and liked both cars for different reasons. The 4S looked great with its wider bodywork and had very high levels of grip. The S is just more pure and is the more involving car to drive.

    Re: I bought the search function instead

    I've had both in cab form and preferred the 2S for reasons above. The 2 just feels more alive, especially steering feel..

    Re: I bought the search function instead

    i TRADE a C2S to a 997TT .IMO there isnt curve that i can do with the TURBO that the C2S cant!
    C2S has LOTS OF GRIP! back engine with RWD.

    As you can very clearly see...

    RWD is faster: faster to drive and the owners are faster to respond. A clear victory for RWD.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    IMO it comes down to whether you prefer the feel (C2S) or the 'hips' (C4S).

    I'll take the feel over the hips every time...

    Wouldn't mind both though, (bit like a woman)

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    I had that same question. Bottom line I could not justify the extra dollars for the 4S, plus after the test drive the car felt sluggish. I got the C2S. Granted the rear end looks great, but you can get bigger tires for the rear or spacers for the C2S if you want an aggressive stance. That's what I'm planning on doing.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    This ia obviously an enlightened group!

    In US, I've heard that C4s outnumber C2s by more than 2:1

    (3:1? 4:1?)

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

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    Silver Bullet said:
    This ia obviously an enlightened group!

    In US, I've heard that C4s outnumber C2s by more than 2:1

    (3:1? 4:1?)



    I would say C2S owners far outnumber C4S owners on this board.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    Would these responses be applicable in light of the new Haldex AWD which will be fitted on the MKII 997? Keeping in mind that the Haldex AWD is a nonpermanent AWD system.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    I guess its still going to be quite a bit heavier than the C2S so the C2S will probably still be more fun to drive?

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    And, even when the front wheels aren't being driven, they will still be connected to stuff (technical term) that they would not need connecting to on a 2wd car which would affect the steering feel. OK, I'm guessing but I'm probably right?

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    Quote:
    rfakhri said:
    Would these responses be applicable in light of the new Haldex AWD which will be fitted on the MKII 997? Keeping in mind that the Haldex AWD is a nonpermanent AWD system.



    Well, the C4 owners may be less keen to repeat their purchase if the Haldex rumor is true. For me, I would only consider an AWD Porsche because of where I live (6 months of below zero weather). Part time AWD systems leave you to struggle in 2wd traction until the system determines that you are losing it, then kicks in the front wheels - no matter how fast they can do this, they simply do not have the steady feel, intuitive traction or predictability of permanent systems. This is true even on pavement.. witness Audi's track successes. If I wanted Haldex I would buy Volvo...

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    The 4S has wider rear track and different susp. setting so it will always intendently provide a different driving impression.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    The more you are experienced on the track, the more you will choose a C4S as a daily driver.
    Carlos

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

    I have had both. Love the hips and the extra dose of confidence with the C4. But, prefer less weight and less loss of horsepower (The front diff. of the C4 eats up some power.)with the C2.

    BTW, you can get the wider 305mm tires with the C2S when you order the optional XRR wheels.

    I don't understand

    Quote:
    CarlosF said:
    The more you are experienced on the track, the more you will choose a C4S as a daily driver.
    Carlos



    Why is the case? I would have thought the opposite would be true.

    Re: I don't understand

    Quote:
    Le Chef said:
    Quote:
    CarlosF said:
    The more you are experienced on the track, the more you will choose a C4S as a daily driver.
    Carlos



    Why is the case? I would have thought the opposite would be true.



    Ha Ha I knew this would create a hot discussion

    More than one year ago, I wrote a post on driving experience with a targa 4S. I was surprised about the lack of reaction to this quite provocative statement:

    HERE

    Carlos

    Makes sense now

    It also makes me want to consider a T4S as my next car! Thanks.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

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    devo said:BTW, you can get the wider 305mm tires with the C2S when you order the optional XRR wheels.


    No matter which tires come on your car from the factory it's a problem that solves itself in nine thousand miles or less.

    Re: As you can very clearly see...

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    Nugget said:
    Quote:
    devo said:BTW, you can get the wider 305mm tires with the C2S when you order the optional XRR wheels.


    No matter which tires come on your car from the factory it's a problem that solves itself in nine thousand miles or less.



    Or less!

     
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