Crown

Board: Ferrari Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Living with a 612 as a regular driver?

    Hi all, I’ve been looking at prices, my needs & desires, my wife’s tolerances ;) etc. and I’m seriously thinking of getting a 612 as a regular (not daily, but 3-4 times a week) driver.

    Does anyone have real life experience owning and driving one of these? Pros/Cons? Maintenance? Is putting 5k km a year or so over the next 4+ year going to really destroy the resale? How useable are the rear seats? I don’t expect to be able to put my 6’5” brother –in-law in the back but can normal people fit and be comfortable for a 45 minute drive?

    I love the understated looks, the sound and the fact I can put my 3 year old in the back. I hate buying new so it’s this or a 997 of some type most likely.

    Thanks!


    --

    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region


    Re: Living with a 612 as a regular driver?

    No cons except for the winter driving in Canada of course. I own a 05 manual 612 (less than 100 in US) for 4 years and love it. An adult can actually fit in the back. The car has been very reliable, only things replaced were "disposable" things like battery, TPMS sensors. Maintenance is at Ferrari costs, but once a year service is enough (expect 2.5 time a regular 911). The car drive a lot smaller and nimble than you would think. I bought the car had 14k miles and now has 28k. Don't be afraid to drive it. Torque is enormous except coming from turbo cars. The price has not bottomed yet but we can't be too far from it, it is too good a car with modern features (stability control, a decent interior unlike the 465, adjustable suspension, a good stereo). Go for it.

    Of course it is an italian car. They can be a love/hate relation. Window switches are flimsy and expensive, it might rattle a bit. But the driving feel it procures can only be reached in a GT3...


    Re: Living with a 612 as a regular driver?

    I drove mine every weekday and loved it.  The back seats are quite usable, tall teenagers  do reasonably well for an hour, and frequently i could fit three Labradors back there 

    The cars are quite reliable, maintenance is reasonable, i just drove the sh.t out of mine with no issues.  My wife really liked it both as passenger and to drive.  If you can find metallic gold/tan (cant remember f name but not ingrid) with cuiou its stunning.  The best looking one ive seen is in malibu right now a deep wine burgundy red w couio, hard to find but simply elegant and gorgeous.

    of course buy the newest year you can afford

     


    Re: Living with a 612 as a regular driver?

    Unfortunately I could not drive the car for 7 months after hurricane Sandy and the car needed a new clutch even it was stored indoor (but not heated). Something about the bearing being seized. This was the first major maintenance event in the last four years ($7k), and would not have happened if the car battery wasn't dead and we could have driven it...


     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/2/17 10:46 AM
    watt
    255357 1618
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 12/10/17 3:00 PM
    Grant
    230370 3655
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/10/17 11:46 PM
    GaussM
    77506 1232
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 12/11/17 12:40 AM
    JimFlat6
    58186 620
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 12/9/17 9:24 PM
    Wonderbar
    33484 358
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/28/17 12:15 AM
    EnglishManInNY
    23027 332
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche Carrera T 12/1/17 7:24 PM
    crayphile
    12964 243
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 718 GTS models (Oct. 2017) 10/24/17 12:19 PM
    amazon
    5275 19
    Porsche 918 latest news Thread Closed 11/6/17 10:43 AM
    RCA
    539174 5574
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 11/22/17 10:44 AM
    Gnil
    447036 5791
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 10/26/17 1:33 PM
    NSXER
    440968 4239
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 2016 Porsche Carrera 911 [991.2] Facelift 3/24/17 12:49 PM
    RCA
    250166 1382
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 11/29/17 1:09 PM
    DJM48
    243060 2520
    Porsche 997 GT3 RS 4.0 3/15/17 10:40 PM
    noone1
     
     
     
     
     
    229275 737
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/27/17 12:09 PM
    the-missile
    208056 2479
    Porsche 991 GT2 RS (2017) - Rumors, speculations and gossip Thread Closed 7/3/17 2:04 PM
    RCA
    173464 1699
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 11/13/17 4:48 PM
    RCA
    159504 1066
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 11/13/17 2:32 AM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    159227 874
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/21/17 3:35 PM
    Topspeed
    134531 1169
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/30/17 8:38 PM
    Mikla
    133827 2810
    Porsche 991.2 GT3 Thread Closed 3/7/17 11:47 AM
    RCA
    122445 1651
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 1/22/17 7:32 AM
    BiTurbo
     
     
     
     
     
    106607 801
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 12/4/17 11:20 PM
    Wonderbar
    106425 1283
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 7/18/17 9:22 PM
    beltar
    105381 688
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/9/17 12:46 PM
    RCA
    102458 1830
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 12/5/17 3:29 PM
    RCA
    83295 765
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 718 Boxster (2016) 10/20/17 11:17 AM
    DaveGordon
    80107 732
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 7/10/17 2:36 PM
    RCA
    77268 861
    Porsche 991 GTS 4/3/17 4:27 PM
    bluelines
    64991 247
    Porsche OFFICIAL: Cayenne (958) Facelift 2014 3/2/17 4:22 PM
    RCA
    62537 163
    379 items found, displaying 1 to 30.