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930 daily drive?

Ok guys, I am closer to picking up that 89 930 that I mentioned earlier in posts, but want to pick your brains for one thing. I spoke to the owners mechanic, who has known the car for the last 10 years give or take, and he said the car is harder to drive than a non turbo in that the clutch is stiff, and the car demands more work. I understand cars without power steering, power brakes etc might require more effort, as I have a 88 3.2, but is a turbo that much more demanding to drive for a daily driver type.
I don't plan on pushing the car at the track, so I am not asking if it is a harder car to drive at its limits...just daily driving versus a non turbo car.

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How long of drive do you have? If it is stop and go that clutch is annoying. There are to many oil temp cond issues if you don't get it up to temp.
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I find it's easy to turtle or rocket with the turbo. It doesn't seem to have an in-between. Low to mid revs (2500-3500 rpm) it cruises nicely. Above 3500 it wants to go fast; real fast.
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If that is an 89' wouldn't it have the hydraulic clutch pedal?
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My 89 is my daily driver and the clutch is no problem
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Mine is ok but I don't drive it in stop and go traffic unless I get caught in it. I did notice a huge improvement in low rpm throttle response when I added one of Brians mufflers and pipes (rarelyL8) IT made a huge difference for my car. My first and second gear are starting to go and it is dificult to downshift to first unless almost stopped, after the pipe creeping along @1500 rpm in second and then acelerating was no problem. Regardless of that it just takes a bit of time to get used to it, clutch, tranny etc..., don't think you will have a problem with it after a week or so. I did notice that the car rolled backwards on slight hills were my other manual tranny cars wouldn't. probably cause of the lighter weight.
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No problem. It can be a daily driver, a socker mom car and a track car all in one.
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No problem with mine either.
I don't know where all this concern about "daily drivers" comes from and have never understood it. I mean like - come on - if people are concerned about driving in traffic, stop and to stuff, and are so spoiled with power steering and mushy suspension and spongy hydraulic clutches...in short, with cars that take no thought, effort, or finness to drive, then drive something else. If weighing this against whether or not to own a 930, then....well, I'll get off my soap box now.
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930s can be daily drivers, but it just gets frustrating when stuck in traffic. I drove my 1st 930 in traffic and it would drive me nuts as I just wanted to open her up!
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930 should be no more difficult to daily drive than a normally-aspirated 911. Not significantly, at least. Maybe the mechanic should turn in his man card.
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I drive my 1988 in DC rush hour every nice day over the summer and it works fine. Sitting raises engine temp, but if I keep moving at all I am fine. The morning commute is earlier, less traffic, and much more fun. I have no second thoughts about using mine daily.
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