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    Rattles and wind noise..

    I'm soon to order a Carrera non S with heated seats, nav, Bose,sport steering wheel.I have been reading troubles with rattles and wind noise..extranious noises drive me nuts.Am I buying trouble?? I've recently retired and have looked forward to another porsche (have owned 356 cab,911T and 944T)
    I'm just concerned.

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    This is a big concern of mine as well and for the money we pay they should have this sorted out..

    The longer you leave the MY the more chance you have of less niggles , as long as the buyers are kicking up about it and not doing those DIY wedge /silicone jobs , sh*t that makes me cringe..

    And no one say its acceptable because of set up , thats ones old and stale..

    JMO..

    throt...

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    I have a 4 month old 997S cab and have no rattles or other problems to report. With the top up it is a quiet as some hardtops.

    The only thing I could remotely decribe as wind noise is a slight whistle I sometimes hear from the drivers side mirror at high speeds. I can only hear it with the window down.

    Phil

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    It seems as if you either have the rattles or not. If they are multiple you will pretty much just have to live with it as the dealer will finally do a "I don't hear anything, Sir" act. So, it's a crap shoot. You may get lucky.

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    Have my 997 cab (non S) for little over a month and nothing major to report. Also had the whistling noise on the passenger side when the window was down but it has gone away. There are some posts on this so I amnot to concerned. As it being as quiet as a hardtop when the top is up that isn't quite true. The car is as quiet as any other soft top convertible with the top up which is not quiet. This is my 5th soft top convertible so I speak from experience. Get the car and don't worry about this, you'll love it.

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    rpspa said:
    I'm soon to order a Carrera non S with heated seats, nav, Bose,sport steering wheel.I have been reading troubles with rattles and wind noise..extranious noises drive me nuts.Am I buying trouble?? I've recently retired and have looked forward to another porsche (have owned 356 cab,911T and 944T)
    I'm just concerned.


    Do not accept your car on delivery if it rattles on the testdrive (insist on one before paying). I made this mistake (never drove before paying) with a 2002 996C2 and I could never rid the car of numerous rattles after a dozen dealer visits. The cars are not built like in the old days and if you know yourself well enough to know rattles drive you crazy, I'd be very cautious.

    I can live with rattles on an old car or a cheap car, but not on a new expensive car. It killed my enjoyment.

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    Pre drive is a good idea...can the purchaser turn the car down if all is well except for a rattle or two? I can hear the salesman "take the car home and we'll get it fixed for you"Plus I will have waited several months for delivery..I must be strong..I must be strong..etc

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    lenny k said:
    As it being as quiet as a hardtop when the top is up that isn't quite true. The car is as quiet as any other soft top convertible with the top up which is not quiet. This is my 5th soft top convertible so I speak from experience.



    Not exactly true. When the 996 cabs came out their interior sound level at highway speeds was lower than the 993 coupe. The 997 cab is quieter than the 996 cab it replaced. And I do think it is quieter than some coupes.....I wasn't specifically referring to the Porsche coupe. There are many less expensive cars out there than are very loud inside at highway speeds (wind noise, tire noise, etc). I have experienced this first hand with some rental cars.

    Phil

    Re: Rattles and wind noise..

    I purchased my 997S in March of this year. After 9000km there is no wind noise and no rattles. The car has been perfect in every way.

    Re: Rattles and wind noise..

    Picked it up June 29th, 4000km and not a peep out of my 997 base. Broke it in with a little common sense ie pushed the revs up to 5-6000 on very odd occasions as the mileage progressed. Felt a big difference in performance after about 1200 km. After 2300 km the car was zipping although I still kept the rev range around a reasonable 5-6000rpms. Now the car runs like a dream and has a lot of pull - and no wind noise or creaks. Constantly pushing it to 7000 and she wants to go. Top speed hit so far 210kmh - it was a beautiful sunday morning 6:15am no one on the highway in front or behind on the way to golf and the sun was rising just over the horizon. I know thats not autobahn speed but it was fun!! Unfortunately i had to cut it off as I approached a vehicle.

    This is my first pcar and I am totally pleased

     
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