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Weekends, and Cars and Coffee, that's about it.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:19 AM
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here there and everywhere, often and whenever

no salt or snow, but otherwise it's a car and I drive it - dirt and gravel roads included

I've taken it to turboPALOOZA in NC/SC/TN including the Tail of the Dragon & a DE @ CMP, climbed the Mt. Washington Auto Road with it during the Climb to the Clouds event, way out to Watkins Glen Vintage Fest, etc. Roadtrips with it rule, it gobbles up the miles nicelike. Another 'palooza coming up in July to PA / NY and hopefully run Monticello. Schwing!

I commute to work w/ it pretty often 25mi each way nearly all highway, but getting stuck in stop/go sometimes isn't ideal nor is the 12mpg.

Use it to shuttle my 3 monsters about, games and practices and school events and such - installed 3pt rear belts FTW.

All the talk about garage queens and sunny weekend only drives and benching it due to rising values is unfortunate and makes my stomach curl. Sorry guys. Whatever works for you. Definitely not for me.

The cubic tons of gravel I've dumped out of the rear bumper and washer bottle areas and the remote mud splash finds deep within the netherbits would make the Concourse show 'n shiner folk have a coronary - perfect.
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All the talk about garage queens and sunny weekend only drives and benching it due to rising values is unfortunate and makes my stomach curl. Sorry guys. Whatever works for you. Definitely not for me.
I just KNEW you were a man(? ) after my own heart - I also drive mine for errands, commuting, and all of the other "day-to-day" stuff, and mileage,devaluation etc. isn't a factor for me at all. And hell, my only other transport gets even worse fuel economy than the turbo!
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Driving my 930

I drive my 930 almost every day in every kind of weather except snow that sticks and black ice days. The car is great and does whatever is asked of it as long as you pay attention.
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I drive the narrow body turbo as my daily driver unless I go to the airport. The slant gets driven about 50 miles every two months. Too hard to maneuver it in and out of the garage
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I've put 20k miles on my '79 since I acquired it in November 2007. I'd estimate that 5k of those miles are lapping the racetrack. Its made two round trips down to Carolina, plus I drove it home from there when I bought it. I park it for most of the winter. Usually I can get out for a winter blast or two if the temperature moderates and we have some rain to wash the salt off the roads...not this year of course. Only been out once so far in 2014.

I generally don't drive it if I know 100% it's going to pour rain, but other than that I use it whenever I feel like it. I've been caught in torrential downpours, and I was caught in a snowstorm once...less than ideal, but no problem.
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I wish I could drive it as much as possible, during the last 11 years I have probably driven my 930 not more-than 2,500 miles...maybe to a cars and coffee twice a year...yes, very sad.... It just sits with its cover in the garage for months, I do start it every month or so for around 10 minutes..

Same thing with my 993 TT... the last 8 years... probably 1,500 miles...
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It's a daily driver, when the weather is good!
I dont have much fun driving it in the rain, forget snow (because of the stupid salt in Germany), and not if its just for beer and less than needed for operating temperature - but other than that any day all day...!
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Every chance I have while weather permits. Always more than 20 ~ 30 miles to bring it up to temp and at least one WOT/red line to keep the turbo blades clean.
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I drive my car every single day unless some other car needs some attention.
I'm about to put her up on jack stands to do some things including installing A/C Gasp!
I figure my car hauls ass with stock boost and with a little more weight it'll still haul ass.
I live in Vegas which allows this to be a year round car but ac is sorta needed.
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Lucky guys who can use your 930 every day:-)
Season is starting in south of Norway now.
In the season I try to use it every day, and take it to track events 4-8 times

In Miami now and enjoying the weather :-)
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I was driving it every other day at least... To and from work and during weekend. And the best drives were those to the track, at the track (Pacific Raceways or the Ridge Motorsports park around Seattle) and back... But I must admit that we got caught a couple times having a bit too much fun driving many P cars together.
That was when I was in Victoria, BC... Now that I am in London, UK, the car is stored in Canada until Spring 2015... Then back at it again! I can't wait for that!
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First time in 8 days, was killing mg me. had to hit it hard to get out into traffic, and almost spun it. holly (F) god i love driving this thing. Think I might just drive it to work tomorrow.
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