Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Color Choice And A Few Other Questions.


Recommended Posts

My first post here. I am trying to decide on a 997. Have a few questions for you guys.

1. I really enjoy great steering feel. (Don't we all. B) ) I drove a 997 C4s, the steering while very communicative, was somewhat light in effort. Have not driven the S yet. Does the steering effort vary from S to 4S or are they about the same?

2. Still undecided on S vs 4S. I know the 4S is a little heavier but it doesn't seem to affect the performance too much. I like the wider body, although there is not much difference on the 997. Not planning on driving in the snow but I do like the extra traction of AWD, especially when driving more aggressively than usual. The C4S felt very planted through the turns, does the S have the same degree of stability and the ability to get on the gas early past the apex? Wait, isn't that what Porsche's do best anyway? Will I feel much difference between the two?

3. I really like the black color the best so far. Would I be better off with the "basalt black" or regular black? Do they both have a clear coat and is one softer or more prone to scratching than the other? I've had a black MB and the black paint was a nightmare to keep scratch free. Is the Porsche paint any better or "harder" than the typical paint these days?

4. Finally, I can buy the Turbo just as easily but.... I keep thinking the S/4S is just more of a "soul" car that has character and is fun to drive while the Turbo is just wicked fast but not as involving. Even the exhaust note of the S/4S is more involving/fun to me than the suction/induction predominant noise of the Turbo. Or am I kidding myself? I also wouldn't want to invest in a Turbo only to have to trade it in when the DSG comes out because I think I would prefer DSG to a stick or Tiptronic. Isn't DSG just around the corner or is it still ways off?

Thanks guys!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My first post here. I am trying to decide on a 997. Have a few questions for you guys.

1. I really enjoy great steering feel. (Don't we all. B) ) I drove a 997 C4s, the steering while very communicative, was somewhat light in effort. Have not driven the S yet. Does the steering effort vary from S to 4S or are they about the same?

Haven't driven a 4S I have the 2S. At least 100 lbs lighter in the front end.

2. Still undecided on S vs 4S. I know the 4S is a little heavier but it doesn't seem to affect the performance too much. I like the wider body, although there is not much difference on the 997. Not planning on driving in the snow but I do like the extra traction of AWD, especially when driving more aggressively than usual. The C4S felt very planted through the turns, does the S have the same degree of stability and the ability to get on the gas early past the apex? Wait, isn't that what Porsche's do best anyway? Will I feel much difference between the two?

Sounds like the 4S is for you. I frankly would like to try one.

3. I really like the black color the best so far. Would I be better off with the "basalt black" or regular black? Do they both have a clear coat and is one softer or more prone to scratching than the other? I've had a black MB and the black paint was a nightmare to keep scratch free. Is the Porsche paint any better or "harder" than the typical paint these days?

Black is a PITA in my book. It gets dirty right after you wash it. I like black but would only buy a basalt black. I have Artic Silver and I get more miles per wash than I would in a Black car.

4. Finally, I can buy the Turbo just as easily but.... I keep thinking the S/4S is just more of a "soul" car that has character and is fun to drive while the Turbo is just wicked fast but not as involving. Even the exhaust note of the S/4S is more involving/fun to me than the suction/induction predominant noise of the Turbo. Or am I kidding myself? I also wouldn't want to invest in a Turbo only to have to trade it in when the DSG comes out because I think I would prefer DSG to a stick or Tiptronic. Isn't DSG just around the corner or is it still ways off?

Rumors of the DSG for 2009 with DFI. That is when I will buy my next one with DSG or maybe 2010, give them a year to work out the bugs. But my plan would be to keep my 6SP C2S for along time and probably have both cars. It is hard to replace the feeling of involvement in a car with a 6sp. With DSG it can be like a video game.

I have an A3 with DSG, like it allot in the sport mode, for a daily driver. I think a NA C2S with DSG would be really quick due to the speed of the shift from 1-2.

Turbo vs NA I have right seated in a Turbo on the racetrack with a race driver but not in the driver seat(awesome). My C2S with a few mods is more car than I need for the street NA. Don't think I need the turbo either.

I have an A3 with DSG like it allot in the sport mode. I think a NA C2S with DSG would be really quick due to the speed of the shift from 1-2.

Thanks guys!

Good luck.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.