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ezzy

TT OK for short trips?

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Hi everyone. I'm looking to buy my first Porshe, a 933, and am deciding whether to look at the turbos or stick with a regular S model. Unfortunately most of the time will be at lower (below freeway) speeds and short trips - not very many chances to open it up, more twists and turns. Would this be too much for the turbo as far as lots of starts and stops? Not to mention having all that power and not being able to use it most of the time.

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EZ

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Hi everyone. I'm looking to buy my first Porshe, a 933, and am deciding whether to look at the turbos or stick with a regular S model. Unfortunately most of the time will be at lower (below freeway) speeds and short trips - not very many chances to open it up, more twists and turns. Would this be too much for the turbo as far as lots of starts and stops? Not to mention having all that power and not being able to use it most of the time.

Regards,

EZ

Welcome Ezzy :D

You & you're driving habits are not all that unusual, so don't talk yourself out of anything.

Sure, that type of driving (short trips) is tough on any car.......but as for Turbo or S?... personally I'd go with what you find you enjoy driving the most.....life is short.

Good luck in your search for a fine 993 !

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Thanks for the response. I'd heard that you need to let the motor idle for a while before shutting down, something about letting the turbos cool down. Didn't know if that was just misinformation, sounded fishy but since I'm a pretty green as far as gas turbos I thought I'd put it out there.

Regards,

EZ

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Thanks for the response. I'd heard that you need to let the motor idle for a while before shutting down, something about letting the turbos cool down. Didn't know if that was just misinformation, sounded fishy but since I'm a pretty green as far as gas turbos I thought I'd put it out there.

Regards,

EZ

From what I was told this is only an issue if the Turbo actually kicks in. The baseline I've heard was it needs at least 30 seconds to cool down after engaging. If you're not driving hard enough to kick in the turbo this shouldn't be an issue. Frankly, unless I'm screwing around intentionally the turbo has never kicked in for me during city driving - That kind of accelleration just isn't needed - so it's never been an issue.

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