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Hi All-

I would like to get some input from fellow Porsche owners. I have been experiencing something kind of strange with my 06’ C2. It has about 1000 miles on it, I purchased it from the dealership as a demo model, the car had 700 miles on it.

I am experiencing a lag in performance. It’s almost like when you drive a car with a turbo and you get that turbo lag before the turbo kicks in and you are off. I am being careful during the break-in period and not push the RPM’s past 4,300 in every gear.

It just seems like the car is not moving. Any ideas, I can’t imagine this is how it is suppose to before.

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Hi,

When the dealer gets the car they need to do something to it so

the guys unlading them from the boat do not over rev it. I would

check with the dealer to see if this car was prepared for the customer.

Paul

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Hi,

When the dealer gets the car they need to do something to it so

the guys unlading them from the boat do not over rev it. I would

check with the dealer to see if this car was prepared for the customer.

Paul

Thanks I appreciate the response. I have a 2001 Carrera and she seems quicker than this one so I am/was a little concerned.

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In "production mode" (transport speed limiter "on") you are limited to 20mph / 35kmh... you'd definitely notice that. <g>

-don

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Did you "demo" the car before you bought it? I hate to say it, but stories like yours are why demos scare me in a car like the 911. I bought a late arriving 2005 C2S Cab in September 2005 and got a $10k discount, but they could have taken another $5k off the car and I wouldnt' have gone the demo route. Especially since proper break in is critical and I just can't believe everybody that drives a demo is as conscientious as I would be.

I will say that my car felt like it got quicker following the break in period. Hopefully, that's all it is.

Edited by Mellonhead

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I agree with the "demo" comment. The first dealer I visited gave me a demo in a C2S with 34 miles on the odometer. The car was cold when we went out and the sales guy was reving the thing to 7000+ rpm in the first half block. This experience was not unique and when I finally ordered mine I insisted on a clause in the sales contract that the car NOT be be used for test drives and not even be displayed prior to delivery. I carefully checked the as-delivered mileage against the mileage when the car was dropped off at the dealer before giving them the final check.

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I now wish I would have driven it. There was snow on the ground and didn't even think twice about it being a demo, I guess I should have. I know that proper break-in is good, but I have also been told that Porsche engines are put through some passes before they are even put in the car. It is hard for me to believe that these engines are so sensitive.

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I now wish I would have driven it. There was snow on the ground and didn't even think twice about it being a demo, I guess I should have. I know that proper break-in is good, but I have also been told that Porsche engines are put through some passes before they are even put in the car. It is hard for me to believe that these engines are so sensitive.

Hi,

If you are this worried I would take the car to the dealer and have

him print out a 20 page report for your car. This report

will tell you the time and day when the car reached the rev limitier.

Paul

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It could be the ECU that has 'learned' the previous drivers style. You could disconnect the battery for a couple of minutes to reset the ECU.

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Just thought I would provide an update:

There was an actual fault when the dealer brought it up on the computer. Apparently there was some kind of broken link between the accelerator pedal and a connection. What this really means, I don't know, but it seems better now so that's all I care about. Of course it was covered under warranty so that is even better.

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Apparently there was some kind of broken link between the accelerator pedal and a connection.

I hope the broken link wasn't from folks stomping on it during a "demo drive". I had never even considered that fact until I read it here....but you're right. When you do go and demo a car, the salesman is trying to sell you on the car's performance...so either he's pushing it hard, or he's telling you to push it harder.

PaulSpeed is right though...you can take it back to the dealer and insist upon a printout of the onboard computer. I was amazed at the amount of detail and information that computer has....dates, times, how many RPM's, what check engine lights have come on and when....etc. I have an older 99 and Loren used his laptop computer program to check my DME, and even though the older cars don't record as much, he was able to tell me things I never knew.

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