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Trying out the 997.2 Carrera S

 

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997.2 (DFI) should be fine without warranty. It's the 997.1 that has the bore scoring issues amongst others... ;)

 

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13 hours ago, dan101smith said:

Best of luck - make sure you have a good warranty!

Dont have a warranty. Its the later DFI engine so should be OK

 

2 hours ago, tilly said:

Snap. Just slightly different models.

 

 

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Would give a left ball for a Mezger Turbo Manual. Lush

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6 hours ago, Mazi said:

Dont have a warranty. Its the later DFI engine so should be OK

 

Its not the engine that’ll need the warranty - this is from experience of running one for the last 7 years. 

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57 minutes ago, dan101smith said:

 

Its not the engine that’ll need the warranty - this is from experience of running one for the last 7 years. 

Interesting.

 

Both my cars have almost identical miles. Both have full service history from OPC until the last service which was carried out by respective specialist indies. Cost of servicing the cars has until the last service been very similar. Both cars have just had a 60,000 mile service and for the Porsche it was the major 4 year service.

 

BMW:  Major service plus rear brake pads, faulty airbag wiring repaired, 2 Aerosus airsprings and 6 new glow plugs. Cost £1621.90.

Porsche: Major 4 year service including new spark plugs and  laser toe and camber adjustment to all 4 wheels. Cost £869.34.

 

Yes, with the Porsche if one of the carbon ceramic discs need replacing or the engine needs a rebuild then things could change but over the last 8 years, which I can make a direct comparison, running costs have been fairly similar.

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11 hours ago, tilly said:

Snap. Just slightly different models.

 

 

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I have just been given a similar garage sign!

 

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7 hours ago, dan101smith said:

How many miles have you put on the 911, if it's on 60k now?

In the last 4 months I've added another 4000 miles. I usually do about 5000 miles per year. In the BMW  I average  about 8000 miles a year. My wife has a Z3 which she has had for over 20 years (1997) and she averages just over 2000 miles per year. 

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I've just noticed yours is a Gen1 - most of the problems I've had wouldn't affect a Gen1, it's been Gen2 specific stuff.

 

Either way, I'm sure there are good cars and bad cars. But I've been left unimpressed by the 997.2, and (to be completely honest) the 991.1 that has replaced it.

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19 minutes ago, dan101smith said:

I've just noticed yours is a Gen1 - most of the problems I've had wouldn't affect a Gen1, it's been Gen2 specific stuff.

 

Either way, I'm sure there are good cars and bad cars. But I've been left unimpressed by the 997.2, and (to be completely honest) the 991.1 that has replaced it.

 June 2006 Gen1 Turbo S chrono tiptronic with PCCB. The 3.6 Mezger engine is very reliable but complex. A new set of ceramic brakes is over £17,000 but hopefully they are good for 150,000 miles. The tiptronic suites my driving, all our cars are autos, and performance is not lacking. Maintenance costs very similar to most executive cars. Very few minor glitches and actually we have had more with the 5 series. My first 5 touring(E35) I bought in 1995. I still have the wallet BMW gave me as a token gesture when they would not solve a problem. We lived in Switzerland and every time the temperature dropped below 3 degrees the car told me the headlights had failed. BMW said it was a programme fault and since they were going to launch the new E39 it was not worth rectifying the problem. In addition the paint started to peel a few days after delivery. I was not impressed. The most reliable 5 was the E39 and I still regret selling that one after 9 years with only 80,000 miles on the clock. The current one we will keep mainly for two reasons. It was almost £45000 in October 2010 and it is now worth a few thousand. I have driven the new one and did not notice much difference in the driving but all the electronics leave me cold maybe it is my age. The most reliable has been the 1.9 Z3. If I can actually tell the truth on some days with the current state of British roads it is the car we most enjoy using.

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