Anyone have a Carrera 4s they want to sell? Looking to sell my Elise and get C4s. Anyone owned before C4s.. If so whats your thoughts? Seems to be best both worlds sports and can be driven in snow.
My buddy has a 2010 C4S PDK. It's very stable, very solid, and the thrust at full throttle makes you giggle like a little kid. It's also very heavy and isolated and expensive compared to an Elise. Test drive one and see if you like it. My advice would be to get one (or any water cooled H6 Porsche) from 2009 or newer. Do a search on IMS failure to see why. Although I feel it's overhyped and preventable, some people are paranoid about it. In either case, Porsche's reaction to the issue shows that Porsche doesn't have much regard for it's customers.Anyone have a Carrera 4s they want to sell? Looking to sell my Elise and get C4s. Anyone owned before C4s.. If so whats your thoughts? Seems to be best both worlds sports and can be driven in snow.
I owned an 02 C4S for 6 yrs, was the most reliable car i've ever owned. Nothing but routine maintenance and it was great in the snow with winter tires,The 996 C4S does accelerate very well. My friend had a convertible C4 and lent the car to me and I was pleasantly surprised. The 911 family has always felt very fast off the line even though they might not have had the most powerful engines in the class.
The maintenance can kill though and the 996 generation never appealed to me looks-wise thanks to the 67% shared parts with the 986 Boxster. The interior will be very spartan and the leather won't be as nice as the leather in the Elise, go figure.
my 996 C4S had full leather and supple leather seats. That helped a lot as far as the interior goes.I test drove 996 C4s and the seats were very comfy. Yes the dash/radio area do look a bit dated. I could always update the stereo area and the dash wouldn't bug me a much. Is it really worth the extra for the 2005 C4s 997 over the 996 hmm..
I don't think you will want to drive it in the snow. With all the weight over the rear tires even a C2 sticks pretty good in the rain. I drove a 911 in the rain of oregon for years and was amazed at how well planted the rear end stayed. Why pack around all the extra stuff anyway, and there is not enough weight on the front tires when you launch to do much either.I'm wanting the C4s so I can drive it all year around.. sun,rain, or even snow.