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    GT3 as daily driver

    I currently drive a 996 C2 and enjoy it daily both in and outside the city. 996 is probably one of the rare sportscars able to do this (with even 'normal' gas consumption). For the future, altough I haven't seen the 997 yet, I would hesitate between a 997 C2S and the 996 GT3 MKII.

    I was wondering if anyone could share his/her 'daily driver' experience of the GT3? Thanks in advance!

    Re: GT3 as daily driver

    i do everything with my GT3 RS -- it's my daily driver to the office and i did long distance touring (1000km non stop). ride is hard but not as hard as i expected it to be -- and the clubsport recaros are just a joy. i would even call them comfortable.

    i did approx 7000 km's in 6 months now, no problems at all. best car i've ever driven.

    you have to drive cautious when it's raining and i would not recommend to use it in winter. mainly due to the ride height (winter tires are available).

    the ride height is the only major problem when using it daily. forget about multi-story car parks or driving up high curbs for parking. even some driveways to e.g. fuel stations can be a problem.

    as a conclusion: it would IMO be a pity just to keep the GT3 in the garage for track days -- it can (and should) be used daily. but it's essential to have a second car. for snowy days, for transport, for quick city parking or just for those days when you couldn't take the attention a GT3 (RS) gets.

    Re: GT3 as daily driver

    Just do it!

    My Mk1 GT3 was my only car for the first 18 months I owned it and it never let me down or caused any problems at all.

    Fuel consumption on the motorway was fantastic and it is a very relaxed car to drive long distances, bearing in mind the performance!

    The Mk2 was even better as a daily driver, 5000 miles in 3 months used every day for commuting into town plus a few longer trips. Less nervous than the Mk1, worse fuel consumption though strangely.

    Best advice is if you have spent the money you might as well enjoy it. The more you drive the more in tune you will get and the better the driving experiance.

    Enjoy.

    P

    Re: GT3 as daily driver

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    Dr. Carrera said:
    I currently drive a 996 C2 and enjoy it daily both in and outside the city. 996 is probably one of the rare sportscars able to do this (with even 'normal' gas consumption). For the future, altough I haven't seen the 997 yet, I would hesitate between a 997 C2S and the 996 GT3 MKII.

    I was wondering if anyone could share his/her 'daily driver' experience of the GT3? Thanks in advance!



    Je vois que tu fait des tres bon progres!
    I haven't driven my yet too much so I am not able to tell you. Next week I am back to France so in one week time I will give you my opinion

    Re: GT3 as daily driver

    I must concur with my esteemed co-author Mr. RS and ZZ. buy it and drive it

    i drove my gt3's every day and they are fun. i prefer a gt2 every day as the torque is helpful. but gt3's immediate throttle response is fun and the gt3 front valence hits the ground much less than a gt2!!!

    as an old fart, i find the gt3 a bit loud when you're running every gear to 8000 to shift, but everyone else likes it.

    it's amusing so many folk buy porsches to sit in the garage and "only drive nice weekends". i commute in mine, drive them every day, after all that is their function~!

     
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