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Old 07-09-2018, 06:35 PM   #21
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I've researched that they aren't *too* bad for reliability. I believe the engines are Mercedes AMG sourced. A couple people had N54 e60s and said they were worse than the AMV8 as a reference. Granted, that is a very low bar, but one that many of us can relate to.

As far as driving, I don't think they can hold a candle to Porsches in true dynamics, but they are so damn pretty and sound so damn good, that I can convince myself to give away a few tenths of a second for style points. (Having said that, I've yet to drive one, so my dreams may come tumbling down when reality hits).


I think itís subjective.

But yes, drive one. I think the v8 is too cammy for my liking, but it does cool. Nothing sounds better than a v8 usually.

Jeff can weigh in here, but I almost Ďneverí use more than 50% of the 996ttís engine power. Itís just too much. And itís damn near 20 years old. The new Turbos make this even worse.

Which is the appeal of the 911 T. It has enough power now so you donít actually feel regret that you didnít buy the S model.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:40 PM   #22
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Ha ha yeah. But the spec sheet for it looks pretty compelling. I don't think anyone on this board would buy any other 911, at this point, short of a GT3.

Just curious how the turbo engine feels.
I wouldn’t get it for a few reasons ... one of them being I do not like the 18 way seats and there is no way I’m getting those carbon fiber seats ... I am not a fan of the pull strap door handles and the pricing is not too far off from an ‘S’ . I priced one up with the rear axle steering these guys say you should have brings the price to $121k

I then priced a Carrera S with the sport package which includes the rear axle steering and I’m coming up with around $126k plus I get a rear defroster

Btw the cup holder placement they showed in the video really sucks, I once had a fast food soda(sprite) sitting in that cup holder and when I picked up the cup it was weak and the plastic top came off sending soda alll over and literally flooding the hvac controls. No matter what I did I could not get the sticky buttons to stop being sticky.

Finally gave in with the intentions of paying $1500 for new hvac controls and the dealer covered it under warranty !! I was shocked and ecstatic at the same time.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:44 PM   #23
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The 718s has those same horrible, alleged cupholders.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:13 AM   #24
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I've researched that they aren't *too* bad for reliability. I believe the engines are Mercedes AMG sourced. A couple people had N54 e60s and said they were worse than the AMV8 as a reference. Granted, that is a very low bar, but one that many of us can relate to.

As far as driving, I don't think they can hold a candle to Porsches in true dynamics, but they are so damn pretty and sound so damn good, that I can convince myself to give away a few tenths of a second for style points. (Having said that, I've yet to drive one, so my dreams may come tumbling down when reality hits).
Did they go to Mercedes engines for the later ones? I know the early ones were punched out Jaguar V8s, but maybe the 4.7s were different.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:37 AM   #25
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Did they go to Mercedes engines for the later ones? I know the early ones were punched out Jaguar V8s, but maybe the 4.7s were different.
No, it looks like you are right on the v8s, they are all versions of the aj37 engine with various modifications.
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Old 07-25-2018, 01:28 AM   #26
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:37 PM   #27
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Just curious ... does this video sell you on the T or not sell you on the T ?
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:10 PM   #28
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Have you watched his other porsche videos? He is extremely unlikeable but knows a lot about current porsche models. When he says the T feels NA, that means a lot to me.
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Have you watched his other porsche videos? He is extremely unlikeable but knows a lot about current porsche models. When he says the T feels NA, that means a lot to me.
Yeah, the comment "I look like a sweaty rapist" was a little jarring...
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Old 07-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #30
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Yeah, the comment "I look like a sweaty rapist" was a little jarring...
That surprised me too.

But I had watched a few of his videos in the past and not seen anything "extremely unlikeable". They were all quite likeable actually. Does he have a pattern of throwing in stuff like that?
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