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Hank replied to jjlolo's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I've been considering Mijostyn's option for a few months but have had this concern: is there any chance of ending up with a whole set of electical glitches in other electronically controlled functions? These cars are electronically pretty complex and I worry that making a big, non-Porsche, change in electronic components is going to lead to a thousand niggling errors and malfunctions, any one of which will cause the dealer to kick me to the curb for modifying the car.
Hank replied to jets's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)IMHO, it is really worth it. I have heard that installation and set-up are everything with this and mine was perfectly installed by the dealer. It made a huge improvement in the feel of the car. The shifting now seems in complete harmony with the rest of the driving experience whereas it seemed "slower" and sloppier than the rest of the car with the standard shifter.
Hank replied to Hank's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Who did you use as an installer? We live in the same vicinity.
Hank posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)My wife has grown sufficiently cranky with the (admittedly) clunky AV/Nav system in my 2007 Carrera S that she has suggested getting me a Garmin plug-in GPS for Christmas. Which strikes me as another clunky solution. There seem to be a number of really good state-of-the-art aftermarket systems out there that do all that we would want a modern AV system to do (sat radio, traffic, etc . . ) without add-ons and such (I added the Cayenne sat radio some years ago and it is okay, but marignal compared to real sat systems) and that can be integrated into the car pretty cleanly. Aside from the obvious of keeping a Porsche all Porsche, has anyone done this? How has it worked out? Are there any special issues with the Bose system? Thanks.
I put the Cayenne sat unit in my car, which is similarly equipped. I loved it at first, but my wife just bought a car which has a designed-for-it sat radio and I have to say that the Cayenne set up is pretty marginal -- and expensive. Between that and the clunky nav system and the lack of a good iPod option, I keep thinking that those brave souls who dumped the whole thing and went to an after-market system were right -- if awfully courageous -- given how much can go expensively wrong with the electronic guts of these otherwise wonderful machines.
I had the sport shifter installed (by the dealer -- wanted it done right) a couple of months after I bought my 2007 "S". It seems that it does make the shift feel a little "notchier," especially when cold, and the dealer warned that it is possible to shift so quickly that you can "beat" the syncros if you're not careful. But it is so much better overall and more fun that I could never go back. You mentioned that you haven't had a stick shift car in a while; memory may be part of the problem. I don't think that anyone will ever get a modern car with a remote transmission and cables to shift like a 60's muscle car with an aftermarket Hurst shifter attached to the transmission case. But the rest of the car is sooooo much better that you really can't complain. These cars are great and we are all very lucky. Enjoy.
Hank posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Where do people in the LA area (especially close to Pasadena) buy tires? I'm getting to the point of needing them and recognize that it is not a matter of just going down to Pep Boys. Having said that, I would really like to avoid getting them from the dealer; I see enough pirates in everyday life. Arrg. Thanks.
Thanks, Loren. I was afraid of that. Hank
Hank posted a topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)I just learned from my service representative that I have to leave my car (C2S - 2007) for two hours to have the keys reprogrammed. Why? Because I left one in the same suitcoat pocket as the security pass for the building in which I work. He also told me that Porsche is aware of the problem and has fixed it for newer cars. Is this legit? Is there any way to do it myself? Thanks. Hank
As a race car, the Z06 is undoubtedly faster than a Carrera S. As a street car, the Carrera S is undoubtedly a better ride. It is tighter, lighter and just more fun. The Porsche shifts better and is more accurate going into corners. The brakes feel better. A Camaro with a big block and nitrous will crush a Z06 off the line; does that make it more fun to drive on vacation. This fun debate has been going on for forty years. The cars are much much faster, but the answer is still the same: I drove a Corvette until I could afford a Porsche! I wouldn't give up my Carrera S for a 1000 horsepower Corvette.
Hank replied to PDQ911's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Has anyone been able to get one of these? Both dealers I called said that they were "terminally back ordered" and that they hadn't been able to get one in months. One said that they had NEVER gotten one.
Hank replied to PDQ911's topic in 997-1 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 2S, Carrera 4S)Does this hook-up really work? I had never seen it before and it seems like a viable, if less high-tech, option to Nav-Tv and Dension which would not require tearing the electronics apart. Should do, it's a Porsche approved solution afterall and available as part of the Tequipement range. Less high-tech is exactly what it is. The sound quality will not be up there with the Dension/Mobridge/NavTV solutions because of the limitations of FM. It will also neccessitate music control via the MP3 player itself. If you approach the official unit as a compromise, its a good piece of kit. As an audiophile-level component, it's below par. However, the trick is to get it at a reasonable price as spending only a few more of your hard-earned and the alternative solutions would come across better. Pop