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    Porsche outing

    The other weekend a few of us around here gathered to do a nice drive and luch as we sometimes do, it was good fun and great weather so I though I'd share some pictures of the cars and the roads driver.gif Smiley

     

     

     

    We gathered firts for breakfast at a hotel were we fueled up and had  a small briefing of the route we were going to do.

     

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    We would be going through mountain roads with little to no traffic at all on a Saturday morning, that went back and fourth between Portugal and  Spain, total distance was 200km (120miles). 

    Everybody got a route booklet and we were 26 cars so each one would go at their own desired pace and fell into place accordingly, those that wanted a more spirited pace would go on the lead and those more laid back would trail back.

    During the route I enjoyed the view of that beautiful 996GT3RS in front of me who was the organiser of the route and lead the way.

     

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    Full brake and stare down contest... not going to lie... I lost and I circled slowly past when aI saw the chance Smiley

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    Halfway we stopped to stretch our legs and have a snack.

     

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    And we reached a scenic river with a dam were we stopped as well

     

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    Around 2:30pm we arrived back to the city and we parked the cars at the Auto Show that was being held those days.

     

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     And went to a restaurant that overlooked the city/coast for a long lunch that finished at around 5:30 in the evening Smiley

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    All in all, it was a fun day, those mountain roads reminded me why I love manuals, and especially 911's  Smiley

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    Love how someone brought out their 959 for the outing!


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    Great report Carlos! Seems like you enjoy it a lot.

     

     

     


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    Thanks so much for sharing Carlos! kiss Great photos and write up.


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    Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing, Carlos. wink


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    EnglishManInNY:

    Love how someone brought out their 959 for the outing!

     

    Last year he brought his Carrera GT but he had trouble with the ground clearance of the front in some places of the route, so this year he brought the 959  ... seems they don't make them like thye used to Smiley

    KresoF1:

    Great report Carlos! Seems like you enjoy it a lot.

    bluelines:

    Thanks so much for sharing Carlos! kiss Great photos and write up.

    Rossi:

    Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing, Carlos. wink

     
     
    Thanks Kreso, Bluelines, Rossi! to me this is part of the fun of ownership of the car Smiley

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    Lovely landscape and a good variety of Porsches. kiss

    Was the California part of the group, or it happened to be there heart


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    Carlos from Spain:
    Last year he brought his Carrera GT but he had trouble with the ground clearance of the front in some places of the route, so this year he brought the 959  

    Jajaja I love how pragmatic some people are!

    Does he own a 73 rs as well by any chance? If so, he single handedly owns my dream garage!


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    Thank you for sharing. Beautiful photos, must have been a wonderful motoring day.  


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    reginos:

    Lovely landscape and a good variety of Porsches. kiss

    Was the California part of the group, or it happened to be there heart

     

    He was an infiltrated spy from the dark side Smiley no actually the owner used to have a 997C4SCab and was "allowed" to attend even though it wasn't a Porsche.

     

    Joost:
    Carlos from Spain:
    Last year he brought his Carrera GT but he had trouble with the ground clearance of the front in some places of the route, so this year he brought the 959  

    Jajaja I love how pragmatic some people are!

    Does he own a 73 rs as well by any chance? If so, he single handedly owns my dream garage!

     

    ja ja He does own many classics so if he doesn't he probably has a similar car to the 73 RS

     

     

    m4ever:

    Thank you for sharing. Beautiful photos, must have been a wonderful motoring day.  

     
    Glad you liked them! Smiley

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    Thanks for joining the even with us, Carlos. Great photos and nice write-up. I bet you had a blast.  kiss


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991 Turbo S, Porsche Boxster S (981), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014), BMW X3 35d (2013)


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    Wonderful photos Carlos - thanks for sharing!

    Hope your 997.1 C2S is still going strong :) How many km has she done now?


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    RC:

    Thanks for joining the even with us, Carlos. Great photos and nice write-up. I bet you had a blast.  kiss

     

    easy_rider911:

    Wonderful photos Carlos - thanks for sharing!

    Hope your 997.1 C2S is still going strong :) How many km has she done now?

     
    Thanks guys Smiley
     
    @Easy, the 997S has passed 185,000km  and is going strong like the first day (doubt you could say the same thing with other sportcars), and  with the -20mm, PSE, RWD and manual gearbox its still so fun to drive after all these years, I have never bonded like that with any other car for some reason.

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    185000 km...oh my god. angel


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    Carlos from Spain:
    RC:

    Thanks for joining the even with us, Carlos. Great photos and nice write-up. I bet you had a blast.  kiss

     

    easy_rider911:

    Wonderful photos Carlos - thanks for sharing!

    Hope your 997.1 C2S is still going strong :) How many km has she done now?

     
    Thanks guys Smiley
     
    @Easy, the 997S has passed 185,000km  and is going strong like the first day (doubt you could say the same thing with other sportcars), and  with the -20mm, PSE, RWD and manual gearbox its still so fun to drive after all these years, I have never bonded like that with any other car for some reason.

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    Fantastic! You tend to hear all these negatives about the 997.1 3.8's build quality, but apparently you've had no such issues? Still love your spec! Smiley


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    The problem is more with the first year of production until those built May 2005 onwards, those early models had the IMS castastrphic engine failure problem that the 996's had, but after that after May 2005 the IMS was finally reinforced and that seemed to do it. Besides that there are no "special" issues with the 997.1 kiss


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    When Carlos reaches 200.000 km, Porsche should make a gift to him, like a new car at a very special price.

    A modern 911 reaching such a mileage without any serious issues, contrary to the negative reputation cultivated on the internet. Something for Porsche Marketing to attend to.


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    Very cool.

    Thanks for the pics.


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    Carlos from Spain:

    The problem is more with the first year of production until those built May 2005 onwards, those early models had the IMS castastrphic engine failure problem that the 996's had, but after that after May 2005 the IMS was finally reinforced and that seemed to do it. Besides that there are no "special" issues with the 997.1 kiss

    I had a very early 997.1 (first 600 like my 996) and I never had any issues - IMS or otherwise.  It had huge miles (more than yours) when I sold it.  I think the key is DRIVING it everyday without too much abuse but quickly.  My PCCB brake pads and rotors still looked like new and I drove it fast and braked hard - just not on a track.  I would guess that after more than 200K KM I had 40% brakes left.

    Carlos - you and I understand the joy of driving these cars.  BTW in less than 11 months I have added 22K miles to my Turbo - with lots of winter driving on summer tires.  Heading to Dallas and then the beaches of Texas (south Padre Island) next weekend with my wife and Dachshund packed into the Turbo.  Keep driving - any excuse is proper.SmileySmiley


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    Thanks for sharing Carlos - most enjoyable..kiss

    The mileage you've put on your car is quite amazing and very reassuring.  The lesson seems to be - look after her and she'll continue to be faithful! 

     

     


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    Time overlap with Leawood 911, but with similar sentiments...

     


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    Carlos from Spain:
     
    ...the 997S has passed 185,000km and is going strong like the first day (doubt you could say the same thing with other sportcars), and  with the -20mm, PSE, RWD and manual gearbox its still so fun to drive after all these years, I have never bonded like that with any other car for some reason.

    I still remember the day you got her Smiley I bet the post is somewhere here to find. I had just ordered my first Porsche with the very same spec as yours.

    Enjoy in good health! Smiley


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    Thanks guys! Smiley

    reginos:

    When Carlos reaches 200.000 km, Porsche should make a gift to him, like a new car at a very special price.

    I second that! Smiley Actually I'm contemplating getting a low milage 2nd 991 Turbo, but maybe next year since now is not the best time for that since it still came out relatively recently. Kind of a strange idea for me since I generally like atmospherics more and normally I would be thinking of  getting a new CarreraS but with the 991 Porsche has made the Carrera de worst in the line up in terms of value/money, a well optioned Carrera S goes for 145,000€... for a Carrera S. And also the Porsche strategy of bringing facelifts every other day makes for a bad time to get a Carrera S now since they are going to change it next year agian. Fortunately, the 997S has been so good to me and still enjoy it so much that I'm not in a situation were I need to hurry so I have time to think hmm.gif

     

    Leawood911:

    I had a very early 997.1 (first 600 like my 996) and I never had any issues - IMS or otherwise.  It had huge miles (more than yours) when I sold it.  I think the key is DRIVING it everyday without too much abuse but quickly.  My PCCB brake pads and rotors still looked like new and I drove it fast and braked hard - just not on a track.  I would guess that after more than 200K KM I had 40% brakes left.

    Carlos - you and I understand the joy of driving these cars.  BTW in less than 11 months I have added 22K miles to my Turbo - with lots of winter driving on summer tires.  Heading to Dallas and then the beaches of Texas (south Padre Island) next weekend with my wife and Dachshund packed into the Turbo.  Keep driving - any excuse is proper.SmileySmiley

     

    "There is no substitute" Smiley

     

    John H:

    Thanks for sharing Carlos - most enjoyable..kiss

    The mileage you've put on your car is quite amazing and very reassuring.  The lesson seems to be - look after her and she'll continue to be faithful! 

     
    You bet, and your GTS is a keeper so hope you enjoy it for a long time as well Smiley
     
     
     

    bluelines:

    I still remember the day you got her Smiley I bet the post is somewhere here to find. I had just ordered my first Porsche with the very same spec as yours.

    Thats very cool Smiley ... 9 years have passed already since though  Smiley

     


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    Carlos from Spain:

    bluelines:

    I still remember the day you got her Smiley I bet the post is somewhere here to find. I had just ordered my first Porsche with the very same spec as yours.

    Thats very cool Smiley ... 9 years have passed already since though  Smiley

     

    Time flies! Mine was a 2005 May build delivered first week in June. That -20mm non-PASM sports suspension was pretty sweet as I remember. With PSE "always on" hack the car was pretty loud too Smiley


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    Thanks Carlos for the sharing this event . We got  now used to your spring drive posts  . Keep the tradition going blush

    I understand the bound you have with your car . I am sometimes contemplating as my next car a 997.1 or .2 , - 20 mm, manual , as I do not know what else I would otherwise use as a DD currently .


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    Gnil:

    I am sometimes contemplating as my next car a 997.1 or .2 , - 20 mm, manual , as I do not know what else I would otherwise use as a DD currently .

    You could have got my 997.2 Smiley Then you would have had the ultimate garage for people who cannot decide: a black 997.2 -20mm with PDK and a white 997.2 -20mm with manual. 

    (In addition, the fact that I was the previous owner and the exclusivity of owning such a car after me)


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    2010 Audi S5 cabrio | Ibis White


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    bluelines:
     

    You could have got my 997.2 Smiley Then you would have had the ultimate garage for people who cannot decide: a black 997.2 -20mm with PDK and a white 997.2 -20mm with manual. 

    (In addition, the fact that I was the previous owner and the exclusivity of owning such a car after me)

    At my price ? Smiley

     


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    Carlos from Spain:

     Actually I'm contemplating getting a low milage 2nd 991 Turbo, but maybe next year since now is not the best time for that since it still came out relatively recently. Kind of a strange idea for me since I generally like atmospherics more and normally I would be thinking of  getting a new CarreraS but with the 991 Porsche has made the Carrera de worst in the line up in terms of value/money, a well optioned Carrera S goes for 145,000€... for a Carrera S. And also the Porsche strategy of bringing facelifts every other day makes for a bad time to get a Carrera S now since they are going to change it next year agian. Fortunately, the 997S has been so good to me and still enjoy it so much that I'm not in a situation were I need to hurry so I have time to think hmm.gif

     

    My problem with the 991 Turbo is that the car is so refined that you need to push it to enjoy it . You have to feel the turbo boost , otherwise there is not too much going on . And the problem with pushing the TT is that you get into very high speeds very quickly . Over here you would always be in the illegal speed zone and probably loose your license at one point or another for month....or even years .

    I see the TT as the super bikes  . Within legal speeds limit it does not bring pleasure ..... pleasure only starts after that .


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    Thats a good point too, also I love the exhaust sound of the "997.1 PSE" which is night and day compared to the 991 Turbo, and then there is the loosing the manual shifting due to PDK, and added weight as well as softer ride... lots of changes that I'm not sure how I going to like after a while of ownership. I see no obviuos choice right now surprise


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    That looks like a perfect way to spend a sunny day. Thanks for sharing Carlos 

    kiss


     
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