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    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    nberry:

    Carlos, I’m so bad I refuse to participate in any social media other than a couple of car blogs. No Facebook,Instagram, Twitter or anything similar. kiss

    It seems each and every time over the last forty years I try to go on one of these club drives some people insist on driving like complete fools, risking the lives and property of people they encounter.  I enjoy going to car shows in parking lots or meetings at restaurants etc. but no so much the driving in groups. 


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Leawood911:
    nberry:

    Carlos, I’m so bad I refuse to participate in any social media other than a couple of car blogs. No Facebook,Instagram, Twitter or anything similar. kiss

    It seems each and every time over the last forty years I try to go on one of these club drives some people insist on driving like complete fools, risking the lives and property of people they encounter.  I enjoy going to car shows in parking lots or meetings at restaurants etc. but no so much the driving in groups. 

    Driving in groups can be fun but it needs a good organization and "moderation". Also, there need to be clear rules, especially when it comes to overtaking and keeping your distance to the next car. Those who break these rules need to be excluded instantly. It happened only once during my many group drives but that idiot drank three beers (with alcohol, organizers said alcohol free beer is OK) during a stop and had it coming. We actually wanted to call the police when he insisted on driving after the stop but the organizer excluded him and called him a taxi (we don't know however if he took that taxi because we drove away, so I guess he drove home in his own car). Wasn't a pleasant situation for the organizers...or us. Other than this single incident, it was always fun and pleasant, very nice people, even those who thought we were driving too slow (complaint to the organizers) because they were young and "dynamic" and didn't understand what can happen if you drive too fast and/or without proper rules and organization in a group of 10-15 cars.

    Long story short: You should try it again but make sure you don't have to deal with some nut jobs. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 991.2 Carrera GTS Cabriolet (2018), Porsche Cayenne S Diesel (2017), Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016), Mini JCW (2015)

     


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Leawood911:
    nberry:

    Carlos, I’m so bad I refuse to participate in any social media other than a couple of car blogs. No Facebook,Instagram, Twitter or anything similar. kiss

    It seems each and every time over the last forty years I try to go on one of these club drives some people insist on driving like complete fools, risking the lives and property of people they encounter.  I enjoy going to car shows in parking lots or meetings at restaurants etc. but no so much the driving in groups. 

    I understand what you mean Leawood, I been to a couple like that, and like I mentioned above, it happened always in sportbike rides, so I stopped going to those. But it can be done differently, it's up to the organisers and people involved, in this case many of us know each other from the Spanish forum, so its like if you did a drive with the people here on rennteam, it would be fine. And others you know from personal life too, so its also good. Its not a bunch of strangers that meet up. And those that are new, conform to the mayority and the example that is set.


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    A couple of scenic pictures of the last meet and drive, that I snapped with the phone and thought I'd share.

    We started with breakfast at the yacthclub of this villa were the first boat from Columbus expedition first arrived back to Europe with the news of the new world in 1493. Then we drive over to Portugal  though the mountains, stopped at a Portuguese village for a snack, more driving, total of 220km aprox total, and then back to Spain for lunch.

     

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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

     


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    That looks like a lot of fun on those twisty roads. I very much hope that winter is now over here in Germany and we can drive the mountains again,. Thanks for sharing wink


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    kiss They are great to drive around, good surface and no traffic on a Saturday morning. Climate is warped, each year it gets stranger, we are still in March and its already sunny and 26ºC here and the cherry tress are blossoming yes


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Hey Carlos..we should meet in the next meeting....I'm from the north of Portugal and I'd love to join to the club.

     


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    pgouveia:

    Hey Carlos..we should meet in the next meeting....I'm from the north of Portugal and I'd love to join to the club.

    Sure thing, I think the next one will be in May or June, I will PM you when it is organised Smiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    As always, nice driving and gathering pics . Always nice to look at those nice roads and cars kiss


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Nice pics kiss looked like fun.


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    schmoell:

    That looks like a lot of fun on those twisty roads. I very much hope that winter is now over here in Germany and we can drive the mountains again,. Thanks for sharing wink

    Smiley My friends already did some group drive the previous weekend and we had some fun yesterday, roads are OK, asphalt temperatures are acceptable (even for semi-slicks) but not ideal yet.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (May 2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Thanks guyswink, I love seeing pics from users in other parts of the world in the forum so always try to share back when I can.


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Great pics Carlos, gracias por compartir ! 


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Carlos from Spain:

    Thanks guyswink, I love seeing pics from users in other parts of the world in the forum so always try to share back when I can.

    SmileySmileySmileySmiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (May 2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Enmanuel:

    Great pics Carlos, gracias por compartir ! 

    SmileySmiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Gracias Carlos 

    Abrazo


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Looks like a great time was had Carlos - many thanks for posting..wink

    BTW - is your GTS still living up to expectations?


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    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    John H:

    BTW - is your GTS still living up to expectations?

    It truly is John and I'm passed 90,000Km already, but it still brings me the same enjoyment as the first day, to the point that even if I change 911, I don't think I can let this one go, I think I would regret it.

    I always trade in my current 911 when I get a new one but for the first time I don't think this will be the case, I can't get anything like this anymore.

    And don't see myself changing soon either since unfortunately right now there is nothing on the model line-up or the horizon that I would rather drive than this GTS, for a daily driver that is (would love a GT3/RS but is not  really a DD), nothing has the wonderful sound of the GTS and NA engine and snappiness of this car in the new versions. The only thing would be a GT3 Touring with 4-seats and PDK but don't have my hopes up of that happening.

    How about you John, still enjoying your GTS?


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    SmileyBest daily use car ever...

    GTS-100000Km.jpg


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

     


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Your Porsche isn't even broken in yet!  Get out there and drive it some more.


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    indecision


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Congrats Carlo. This is what cars are made for!

     


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    CGX car nut:

    Your Porsche isn't even broken in yet!  Get out there and drive it some more.

    SmileySmiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    nice touch with the 911.0 


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    2018 White 911 GT3


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

     @Lars, indeed

    IfGauss:

    nice touch with the 911.0 

    SmileySmiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Carlos from Spain:

     @Lars, indeed

    IfGauss:

    nice touch with the 911.0 

    SmileySmiley

    That needed some careful in advance planing Smiley


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     964 Carrera 4 --  997.2 C2S , -20mm -- 991.2 GT3 RS 


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Brilliant, drive drive drive!


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    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Porker:

    Brilliant, drive drive drive!

    Smiley Carlos is the Porsche poster child, Porsche should give him a marketing job. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    I wish, I would settle for getting to try every once in a while their GT models indecisionSmiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS


    Re: 991 Carrera GTS - Extensive RoadTest Review

    Carlos from Spain:

    I wish, I would settle for getting to try every once in a while their GT models indecisionSmiley


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    ⇒ Carlos - Porsche 991 Carrera GTS

    SmileySmileySmiley Carlos for (Porsche) president. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Lamborghini Huracan Performante (2019), Mercedes E63 S AMG Edition 1 (2018), Mercedes C63 S AMG Cab (2019), Range Rover Evoque Si4 Black Edition (2019)


     
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