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Hi as you may have read on another post I have been fixing a 996 and with your help and advice I finally started it last night and now I’m thinking about keeping it. I have never owned a car like this before and I’m not sure what to expect. I know it would save me gas when you compare it to the monster I drive now but could a Porsche be a daily driver I drive maybe 150 miles a week? What problems do you think I will run into driving a 99 car with 70K mile on it? And I’m sorry if this is not the right place to post this, Oh one more thing if I may are there any Porsche clubs or meeting that I can attend to learn a little more about them and talk to other Porsche enthusiast? I live in Weston, FL.

Thanks for your time.

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but could a Porsche be a daily driver I drive maybe 150 miles a week?

One of my Porsches is 2 years older than yours. Same mileage. And I drive her over 300 miles per week. But only on a sunny weekend day.:)

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welcome to the family :thumbup:

Florida is rich with Porsche club owners / chapters. If you haven't explored it yet, go to pca.org and join. Since you now have a Porsche you should be able to log in and decide on membership / Club options. There is a map showing all the states and chapter locations, contact info. You're down Ft Lauderdale area? There are lots of Porsche shops, fanatics running around down there.

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but could a Porsche be a daily driver I drive maybe 150 miles a week?

One of my Porsches is 2 years older than yours. Same mileage. And I drive her over 300 miles per week. But only on a sunny weekend day. :)

Thanks, so it should be ok, I'm guessing MPG should also be OK in the mid 20's?

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welcome to the family :thumbup:

Florida is rich with Porsche club owners / chapters. If you haven't explored it yet, go to pca.org and join. Since you now have a Porsche you should be able to log in and decide on membership / Club options. There is a map showing all the states and chapter locations, contact info. You're down Ft Lauderdale area? There are lots of Porsche shops, fanatics running around down there.

Thanks I will look into it.

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Thanks, so it should be ok, I'm guessing MPG should also be OK in the mid 20's?

That depends on your right calf muscle.

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I drove a 2000 Boxster S as a daily driver for 4 years.

95% of the time it was perfect -- had to juggle cars with the wife once a month or so when I needed

more than 2 seats.

Mike

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Thanks, so it should be ok, I'm guessing MPG should also be OK in the mid 20's?

That depends on your right calf muscle.

Thats funny and very true.

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I drove a 2000 Boxster S as a daily driver for 4 years.

95% of the time it was perfect -- had to juggle cars with the wife once a month or so when I needed

more than 2 seats.

Mike

Thanks. I know some things will break and thats fine every car sooner or later will break down. My thing is I don't want to be fixing something ever weekend I will be OK with that.

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Holey macaroni!!! With that "lift" system in your photo, you aren't going to be driving much of anything for long. That system is a death-wish on a stick!

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Holey macaroni!!! With that "lift" system in your photo, you aren't going to be driving much of anything for long. That system is a death-wish on a stick!

I agree that was only the get the engine under the car after I dropped the car down onto jack stands. I wanted to buy this but http://maxjaxusa.com/ it was a little much to spend for this project. if I need to keep working on it I will order it.

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I see in your pic you left the rear bumper off. If you remove the rear bumper (which is very easy to do) then you get more clearance... then a standard floor jack and about 19" jack height in the back is all you need to roll the engine out, with the nose of the car on the ground.

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I see in your pic you left the rear bumper off. If you remove the rear bumper (which is very easy to do) then you get more clearance... then a standard floor jack and about 19" jack height in the back is all you need to roll the engine out, with the nose of the car on the ground.

I thought about that but I was not sure how to remove it and I did not want to break something else. This is my first time working on a Porsche, a few friends of mine are now asking me if I would work on their 911.

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