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icekay
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After 25 years of longing for a 911, in the first 11 months of ownership we have travelled a very reasonable 13k miles and will have completed 16k by the anniversary as we're taking it abroad for Christmas.

This on a GTS that had a reasonably low 25k on the clock when we purchased it has probably cost us a small fortune in depreciation, but I couldn't think of a better motoring year ever, hope the 911 will serve us well into 100k+ miles in the not so distant future!

PS: contrary to what my post may lead you to believe I (unfortunately) don't have more money than sense and it has taken a titanic financial effort to own this car, but if you can afford the dream, then live the dream!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

icekay wrote:
After 25 years of longing for a 911, in the first 11 months of ownership we have travelled a very reasonable 13k miles and will have completed 16k by the anniversary as we're taking it abroad for Christmas.

This on a GTS that had a reasonably low 25k on the clock when we purchased it has probably cost us a small fortune in depreciation, but I couldn't think of a better motoring year ever, hope the 911 will serve us well into 100k+ miles in the not so distant future!

PS: contrary to what my post may lead you to believe I (unfortunately) don't have more money than sense and it has taken a titanic financial effort to own this car, but if you can afford the dream, then live the dream!


Great post Icekay, and worship for driving like it should be used , every day is a fun day Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

icekay wrote:
After 25 years of longing for a 911, in the first 11 months of ownership we have travelled a very reasonable 13k miles and will have completed 16k by the anniversary as we're taking it abroad for Christmas.

This on a GTS that had a reasonably low 25k on the clock when we purchased it has probably cost us a small fortune in depreciation, but I couldn't think of a better motoring year ever, hope the 911 will serve us well into 100k+ miles in the not so distant future!

PS: contrary to what my post may lead you to believe I (unfortunately) don't have more money than sense and it has taken a titanic financial effort to own this car, but if you can afford the dream, then live the dream!




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...for me owning and driving the Porsche is a first world luxury and treat thus it will live in the garage over the winter, leaving it only on dry days...I would get no pleasure from driving it on wet,salty,traffic strewn roads...

My pleasure comes from removing my immaculately clean 996 and fault free (i cannot live with a car that has any issues;hell I change the mats as soon as they show even the tiniest amount of wear) from the car hole on a dry bright sunny day and enjoying a drive to a country pub or similar...high days and holidays outings...

I doubt very much that my annual mileage will exceed 2000 miles?

For me the mileage v value metric is unimportant; the important metric is how I derive pleasure from owing my Porsche ...

Each to their own...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG, I think you make a good point. Namely that you can enjoy a car by driving it, but in other ways too. For example, I enjoy looking at a car that is pristine and clean, which it wouldn't be if driven at this time of year.
Enjoyment isn't purely related to number of miles driven, for me anyway.

People say "they are built to be driven"; of course but they're also built to be looked at, or tinkered with, or detailed. For some people, they enjoy the "nice car, mate" comments or, dare I say it, what the neighbours think (not me I should add).
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never have I come across such a mileage obsessed bunch, either with doing lots of miles or not enough! Floor

I'm the same a gmg I don't really drive it in the wet because I don't enjoy it.

Who cares about the miles just enjoy it however you please either doing lots of miles or very little...
 
  
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MaxA
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG makes a fair point about enjoyment: we also run a couple of boats and if we didn't enjoy fiddling and fettling them, there wouldn't be much enjoyment at all.

That being said, I'm happy driving in the summer, in the winter, on dry days and even wet track days. Even if I have to wash the thing all the time. After all I don't live in California...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...for me owning and driving the Porsche is a first world luxury and treat thus it will live in the garage over the winter, leaving it only on dry days...I would get no pleasure from driving it on wet,salty,traffic strewn roads...

My pleasure comes from removing my immaculately clean 996 and fault free (i cannot live with a car that has any issues;hell I change the mats as soon as they show even the tiniest amount of wear) from the car hole on a dry bright sunny day and enjoying a drive to a country pub or similar...high days and holidays outings...

I doubt very much that my annual mileage will exceed 2000 miles?

For me the mileage v value metric is unimportant; the important metric is how I derive pleasure from owing my Porsche ...

Each to their own...



Where’s the ‘like’ button.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJD wrote:
GMG wrote:
...for me owning and driving the Porsche is a first world luxury and treat thus it will live in the garage over the winter, leaving it only on dry days...I would get no pleasure from driving it on wet,salty,traffic strewn roads...

My pleasure comes from removing my immaculately clean 996 and fault free (i cannot live with a car that has any issues;hell I change the mats as soon as they show even the tiniest amount of wear) from the car hole on a dry bright sunny day and enjoying a drive to a country pub or similar...high days and holidays outings...

I doubt very much that my annual mileage will exceed 2000 miles?

For me the mileage v value metric is unimportant; the important metric is how I derive pleasure from owing my Porsche ...

Each to their own...



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