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    1. Member SLVRon's Avatar
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      05-19-2017 09:16 AM #1
      Picked this up last week. 997.1 C2S. I'd considered waiting until the 997.2S fell within the budget, but why wait...



      Needs a wash, and I'm working on figuring out the best PASM config. I'll try to get some better shots when I clean it up (including scraping the gunk from the dealer stuff that was inside the windshield - ugh).

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      05-19-2017 09:18 AM #2
      Nice! Congrats. I drove a base 997.1 carrera a few weeks ago and it was my first time driving a 911. I couldn't stop smiling the whole time!

      I'm in no rush, so I do plan on waiting until I can get a 997.2 C2S within my budget, but I'll definitely have one of these one day. How many miles on it? Did you get a good deal?

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      05-19-2017 09:20 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      Nice! Congrats. I drove a base 997.1 carrera a few weeks ago and it was my first time driving a 911. I couldn't stop smiling the whole time!

      I'm in no rush, so I do plan on waiting until I can get a 997.2 C2S within my budget, but I'll definitely have one of these one day. How many miles on it? Did you get a good deal?
      Thanks. It has just under 51K miles on it, and I negotiated it down to just over $40K. The dealer I purchased it from did a PPI before I bought it, and receipts show they put about $2K into it (starter replacement etc.). Let me know if you have any other questions.

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      05-19-2017 09:27 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by SLVRon View Post
      Thanks. It has just under 51K miles on it, and I negotiated it down to just over $40K. The dealer I purchased it from did a PPI before I bought it, and receipts show they put about $2K into it (starter replacement etc.). Let me know if you have any other questions.
      Awesome! Thanks for the info.

      I'm sure you'll love it. My impression of the 911 was "This car is all the different little things I love from driving various cars put together in one package." Something special for sure.

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      05-19-2017 09:36 AM #5
      damn that's awesome
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      05-19-2017 09:39 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      damn that's awesome
      Cheers. I'm fully expect it to get better as I get more comfortable with it - right now I'm in 'don't kill yourself' mode Feel free to shoot may any questions that come to mind if you are interested in picking one up.

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      05-19-2017 09:22 AM #7
      Nice! It will be your daily driver? Sold your GTI?

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      05-19-2017 09:23 AM #8
      What's it like to drive compared to your previous cars?
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      05-19-2017 09:37 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DonPatrizio View Post
      What's it like to drive compared to your previous cars?
      The comparison between the FWD/front engine GTI and RWD/rear engine 997 is interesting. From a handling perspective, the 997 front end honestly seemed a bit 'floaty' when I first took it out last night, making me wonder if tire pressures were off. However, putting it into sport mode with PASM in normal mode corrected that. I'm taking it easy right now and still getting a feel for it - boring stuff like getting the seat in the right position etc.

      From the power perspective, it pulls like a train. Driving around on the 45MPH mountain roads yesterday it felt like it was really being held back. I've had cars with over 300bhp in the past, but the power and light weight combo makes this incredibly responsive to the right pedal. So while the GTI is a great car, this is as you would expect at another level.

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      05-19-2017 09:51 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by SLVRon View Post
      From a handling perspective, the 997 front end honestly seemed a bit 'floaty' when I first took it out last night, making me wonder if tire pressures were off. However, putting it into sport mode with PASM in normal mode corrected that. .
      You'll probably find that this feeling is connected to throttle application. My 996 C2 was very "chatty" and I could feel grip coming and going as I rolled on and off the throttle in corners. Disconcerting at first but fun later. I was expecting something similar in the 986 but it must be a 911-ism.

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      05-19-2017 03:07 PM #12
      Congrats OP. Sounds like a good deal. Rockin a Meteor Grey here.


      Quote Originally Posted by SLVRon View Post
      From a handling perspective, the 997 front end honestly seemed a bit 'floaty' when I first took it out last night, making me wonder if tire pressures were off. However, putting it into sport mode with PASM in normal mode corrected that.



      Adding some wider wheels and wider rubber will button it down even further, if you'd like that. My car came with RS Spyder wheels @ 8.5" wide front and 11" wide rear. Now wearing 9" wide front and 12" wide rear with more rubber than OE spec. Car feels completely glued unless on track.
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      05-19-2017 04:15 PM #13
      Nice pickup! I think this might be my long term plan eventually--GTI for daily duties and a hydro-steering 911 on the side for weekend fun.

      Question for you--how is getting back into the GTI after driving the 911? I'm sure it's not the same driving experience but I hope the 911 doesn't make the GTI feel disappointing for the daily grind?

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      05-19-2017 04:53 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Fined View Post
      Congrats OP. Sounds like a good deal. Rockin a Meteor Grey here.
      Cool - lighter or darker than Seal gray?



      Adding some wider wheels and wider rubber will button it down even further, if you'd like that. My car came with RS Spyder wheels @ 8.5" wide front and 11" wide rear. Now wearing 9" wide front and 12" wide rear with more rubber than OE spec. Car feels completely glued unless on track.
      Right now I'm the weak point in the whole setup , but I'll keep that in mind. I'm not a fan of the 'lobster' wheels, so I may change them out to some other OEM model at some point. Not anything that's urgent though.

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      05-19-2017 11:45 PM #15
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      05-19-2017 09:26 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by PhilHVW View Post
      Nice! It will be your daily driver? Sold your GTI?
      Thanks. Won't be the daily driver - I'm putting about 18K miles a year on the GTI with my commute etc. so the 997 will be for trips to the coast, C&C's etc. I'm also hoping that the 997 is approaching the bottom of it's depreciation curve, so I don't want it to get too beaten up (TFL-approved commentary there ).

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      05-19-2017 09:50 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SLVRon View Post
      Picked this up last week. 997.1 C2S. I'd considered waiting until the 997.2S fell within the budget, but why wait...



      Needs a wash, and I'm working on figuring out the best PASM config. I'll try to get some better shots when I clean it up (including scraping the gunk from the dealer stuff that was inside the windshield - ugh).

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      05-19-2017 06:43 PM #18
      Nice car. I have 2 close friends with the same car, they feel a lot more "athletic" than my turbo, with a real nice steering feel and a good balance between power and the ability to make it turn and stop. My turbo looses a bit of the turn in feeling with the awd, and the added power sometimes takes your attention away from the great driving car it really is.

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      05-19-2017 07:29 PM #19
      Congrats OP! Please post moar pics!

      I think the 991.2 will be in my sights at some point...probably far into the distant future, but let me dream!

      As my grip on "AWD all the things!" loosens, I'm thinking a C2S might be better for steering/turn-in as others have alluded to. I've only ever driven a 996 Turbo and that was a long time ago, during a rain storm, not the best experience to take away lasting 911 driving experience from.... But, a 911 is beginning to replace my GT-R dreams, especially since they're not coming down in price....

      Further contemplating my future garage, I'll have a truck, multiple tools for the job at hand, so I won't have to have a car assume all responsibilities in one. Opens up a whole new world, IMO.

      Anyways, congrats!
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      05-20-2017 01:24 AM #20
      Congrats! The first time I drove a 997.1 S I knew I had to have one. I ended up getting a 997.2 targa 4 and now have a 997.2 C4S. They are among the best cars I've ever driven and I literally grin like an idiot every time I get into it. Check out rennlist.com and also the DSC tuning box. It replaces the PASM controller and makes it a dynamic vs. static system. Dramatically improved ride and handling and you can now use 'sport' on the road without killing your self. You'll find plenty of reading on it. Best mod I've made to mine.

      Enjoy the car in good health and get in some car control clinic time too!


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      05-20-2017 11:28 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Ronan1 View Post
      Congrats! The first time I drove a 997.1 S I knew I had to have one. I ended up getting a 997.2 targa 4 and now have a 997.2 C4S. They are among the best cars I've ever driven and I literally grin like an idiot every time I get into it. Check out rennlist.com and also the DSC tuning box. It replaces the PASM controller and makes it a dynamic vs. static system. Dramatically improved ride and handling and you can now use 'sport' on the road without killing your self. You'll find plenty of reading on it. Best mod I've made to mine.

      Enjoy the car in good health and get in some car control clinic time too!


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      Cheers. I'm already on Rennlist (same username) and found it a great resource to nail down the model/year that would work best for me. I may join the local P-Car club here to get some more serious track time in.

      Thanks for the tips!

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      05-20-2017 03:48 PM #22
      Great looking 997
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