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How many miles per annum do you average in your Porsche?


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Thought I' d try to promote a little more use of the Scotland section of the forum and wondered how people actually use their cars. There are no doubt those amongst you who only use their cars for high days and holidays, but there must be others who use them every day.
Please try to respond and let' s see the results!
Every day for me. Works out to about 10,000mls per year. The only down side if you ask me is finding time to do repairs/upgrades etc. I can' t really afford to have the car off road for too long.
How long have you been running the car for everyday use? Do you maintain the car yourself, or does a specialist look after it for you? How many miles has the car done in total and, if you had the choice, would you use something else for everyday use?
Just interested!!![8|]
Re. Derek' s questions.

I think I may be atypical.
As the signature says, I have MY03 C4S. I got it 1 month ago.
It has so far done 2100 miles, so is now run in and officially declared " open for business" . Mileage is increasing by 300+ per week.
It isn' t maintained by anybody yet, but will most likely be by OPC in Guildford (unless Reading proves easier, there' s not much in it distance wise).

It is my only car, which I use every day for commuting along the M3, as well as shopping, business use, driving to Heathrow, etc.

I have no garage and it is parked on the road. The insurance company thought this was interesting, thought about it and decided they were game if I was.
When I was a teenager, around the streets where I lived there was an E-type Jag, an XJS, a Ferrari Dino, two 911 Turbos, a Lotus Elan, a 240Z, along with BL' s, Ford' s and Vauxhall' s finest. I think cars shouldn' t be locked away and not seen, they should be visible. Most of my street and all the people that walk up and down it (which is quite a lot since there is a small river with ducks that require sackfuls of bread), like it and think it is lovely. So far (touch wood), it does not seem to attracting the jealousy that I thought an M3 would get and put me off buying one.
If it helps to ensure that the anti-car propaganda does not work and that some of the passion lives on, it is worth it. Kids need to be exposed to this sort of thing, otherwise how are they going to spend the next 10-20-30 years dreaming about owning one?
I actually worry about it less than when I bought a Renault 19 16V (10 yrs ago) and left that parked on the street. Indeed that was my deciding factor, whether I could sleep easy at night, if no then I was not going to buy it.

I bought it not as a status symbol, but because I have wanted one for 15+ years, and because it is the best car I could buy (there is no other 2 dr coupe that it it' s equal IMO, aside from another 911, like a GT3[;)]). I thought it would take me another 3-5 years to get one, but decided to take the plunge. The aim was to have it for 3 years, then trade it in for another or upgrade to a 997 turbo, but it may not be available in time. However, I already love it so much, I' m already thinking that I may need to keep it and if I want more, have to buy another.

I' m hoping it will prove reliable (no reason to think otherwise), and since I depend on it, wanted a new one for the warranty.
I actually planned to buy a 2nd hand 996 C2, but somehow got distracted, but am pleased I did.

Whether I am foolhardy, only time will tell.
I' ve had my car for about 2 1/2 years and its been run dailly since then. It has almost 100,000 miles on the clock.

The servicing is carried out by Glenvargil as I want to keep the full Porsche history. I change the oil in between services just to be on the safe side.

Any work out with serving, such as my recently snapped front torsion bars and shock replacement is carried out at home.
Oh, and I love driving it every day. Recently I drove a Golf GTI TD (150Hp) for the day and never have I been so pleased to get back in my car again. A completely souless drive.

I would consider a 924 or cheap 944 as a dailly driver if I had the cash to do so.
Had my 81 sc sport targa nearly a year now. Done about 7k this year and its now got 91k on the clock. Drive it every day for work and every other chance I get. My wife has the big family car but we all get in the Porsche (1 year old daughter in baby seat) for trips when we can. Cars like this are meant to be driven, not hidden away. The looks I get from pedestrians and other drivers are amazing. Any major work is done by Lorimar and Findlay otherwise I do it myself. So far, it' s been pretty good and relatively cheap.
People ask, why go for a 22 yr old Porsche? My reply is usually, what would you rather drive every day, a souless eurobox or my car? Same price. If you gotta ask, you' ll never know.
Must try and make the next regional meeting at the Sherwood.
jeff great car.may i ask you a silly question,

what do you do with the roof when you take it off ?
does it fit behind the seats/in the boot? or does it slide back out of the way?
i really must look at one but i' ve never build up the courage to ask.

oh by the way have you noticed that the sc' s now have a page all to themselves?

The answer is, in the boot. They fold up/collapse, so fit easily.
Anyway, that is what my accountant did with his.
Approx 36,000 in two years, have driven it in all weathers but I also have a Nissan Patrol for when there is flooding / for towing and for if I have to work on the far side of a field,

As John says, the roof un-clips and then folds down and is stored in the boot. As with all Targa' s, on-going battle ensuring roof seals are intact and don' t leak and the roof can be noisy on motorways, but on summer days with roof off and windows down - can' t wait.

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