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Thanks for the info. I need new mats that won't walk themselves under my pedals. Pete New COCO mats arrived today from cocomats.com perfect fit and workmanship. I have a Midnight blue 03 C2 with grey leather. I went for blue with a natural dot and it makes a nice contrast to the all grey interior., Nice stuff. $147 delivered for the two fronts. I would do this again.
horseman replied to TommyMambo's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I also bought a CPO 03 with 27K miles. When I took it to the dealer for the 30K service they could find nothing other than the scheduled service work to even touch. Paper work that came with the car shows the same thing from new. I have only done tires, oil and filters since I made the purchase. I don't track the car and expect it to continue to give great daily service. My warranty is good until May of O9 and I will give thought to moving to a 997 at that time, though I am one of those guys that prefers the look of the 996. Until then I will run it like I stole it. I know several people that own the same year and have no more trouble than those with 02 or 04 models. It only takes a few reports to skew the results and customers who are pissed off seem more inclined to talk about it than those who have no issues.
I just ordered Coco mats for my 03. I have the grey interior and wanted a little color contrast. My car is midnight blue so I ordered blue with natural dots. I will try to post a pic when they arrive. $147 delivered.
horseman replied to whs's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)This can be bad or not so bad. If the car has been sitting for a long time in the winter or in a high humidity situation then goes through a big temperature change the moisture in the air, and oil in the crankcase can reach the dew point and cause a very small amount of what you see in the filler tube. It would still be wise to have a good tech check it out. A clean dip stick and clear coolant is a good sign. On the other hand, If there is a significant amount, that could be several things, none of which are very good. Good luck.
horseman replied to minny's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Bridgestones RE960's - have a UTOG of over 400 and a 40K tread wear out waranty. Not many tires in this class have this! U may want to try the RE 960's. Have an excellent survey result as it deals with traction noise ride etc. Check them out @ The Tire Rack for more info. I am using 285/30/18 02-A on the rear of my 03 C2 and don't see that size listed on the TireRack for the RE960. I am not sure I would want to go down a size to 275 and to an all season tread patern and grip loss for the extra milage. You could call my driving agressive and from time to time I really appreciate all the dry traction I can get. Perhaps I am reading the spec for the RE 960 wrong. I would like to hear more from those that are using high milage AS tires on the C2. Perhaps I have been missing a bet here.
horseman replied to minny's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I just replaced my rears with 02-A 285/30/18 after 10K on the same basic tire. My Bridgestone fronts will go another round and I will most likley do something else next time as I will need to do all four then rather than just the rears. They are pretty quiet when new. Traction is super, ride is very good, and my only complaint is the short life. You do have to pay to play. May try Pilots next time.
Sorry...I meant 996 in the third (02-03) option above (I fixed it now)... Thanks for pointing that out Gus I see 02-03 996 C-2's on the west coast for around $40K for a 30k mile car. I paid $44K out the door for a mint, very well optioned 03 996 with 27K miles and Porsche Cert for another 18 months. I am also tall at 6'6", and just don't fit well enough in the Boxter to think about driving one more that an hour or so at a time. The choice was easy for me to go with the 996. Dirve them back to back and I think most big guys would agree.
horseman replied to andy_k_1's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I purchased a 03 C2 with 27000 miles that had the Prosche Cert Warranty. When the car went in for the 30,000 mile service the tech told me that other than recomended service there was nothing that the car needed. All the records that came with the car showed the same thing. Nothing but normal service, ever. I would drive this car anywhere and if you are cautious about the car you buy, you should be able to also.
horseman replied to horseman's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Thanks, That will work for now and I will change out all next time around.
horseman posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)My 03 c2 has the apparently now discontinued 0-3 Bridgestones on it and it is time for new rears (11,000 miles) size 285 / 30 / 18. The fronts are still fine so I will just do a set of rears and then do all next time around. Since Bridgestone does not do the 0-3 anymore is the 02-A the proper replacement? Thanks for any help.
horseman replied to horseman's topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)Relax, Its a common smell and you are not the first to raise it (and probably not the last) They all smell like that! RB Thanks, It almost smells like perhaps it is from the emergency brake slightly dragging though it rolls quite freely when I put the clutch in. There could still be a little contact that could cause the smell. I mostly seems like a hot brake smell but goes away quickly. Most of the cars that I drove when I was shopping seemed to have this hot smell to some degree.
horseman posted a topic in 996 Series (Carrera, Carrera 4, Carrera 4S, Targa)I just picked up a 2003 996 C2 coupe with 27,000 miles. I notice that if I drive it more that 20 minutes or so that there is a hot smell from the rear of the car when I get out. It only lasts a very short time and it almost smells like hot brakes but also a little like burnt oil. There are no apparent leaks at all and all else is fantastic in this car. I wonder if this is common or if I should get the car to a dealer. All service is current and the car is under the Porsche Certified Warranty porgram. However, my closest dealer is over 100 miles away and if this is common, or no issue I will not bother. All temps seem normal on the guages. Thanks for any info you can share on this.