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911 T For Everyday?

What do you guys think about a 911 T for everyday use? I am thinking about it just wanted to get feedback from people. I live 5 miles from work but do like to take trips here and there.

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I'm planning on using mine as a "sunny daily driver" and since you're in SoCal you've got plenty of sunny days. Why not go for it?
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I live 6 miles from work and the car finaly gets warmed up about 1 block from work. So driving to work is not that fun, since I never get the chance to get much over 4000 RPM's until I am there.
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Mines 911T has never left me stranded, has been a really reliable car.

One thing you might need to consider is lack of air conditioning, as over in Australia is can get very hot inside the car without one.
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My 2 cents --

I've owned two 911T's. My first, a 1971, was my daily driver for 3 or 4 years; my second "T", a recently acquired '72, is currently my daily (everyday!) driver. Between the two, I think that the simple carbed '69-'71 T's are the best. The '72 is nice, but more tempramental -- it will soon be getting a Euro 2.7S engine, fender flares, ducktail, etc. If I were looking for a "T" to keep stock and drive daily, I'd personally take the '71.

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P.S. I've ALWAYS believed that all Porsches are to be driven, and driven much!
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I wouldn't want to drive it such a short distance every day. It won't have time to fully warm up and acids and water in the oil won't fully cook out.
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If it doesn't warm up in six miles, take the long way to work . I drive a 70T as my daily driver, and I live in KS, so you don't have any excuses living in Cali. I love it, it puts a smile on my face coming to and from work, no matter what kind of day I had. Do it, we have winters, and I did it anyway, much to the disdain of the garage queen crowd. These cars were made to be driven, and mine already has a little rust, so I'm not worried about that too much right now. Maybe when I restore it I'll be more hesitant, but now I'm just enjoying it.
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ditto what Matt just said!

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Also ditto what Mat just said. I've driven my 70 911T every day to and from work (Houston) any where from 40 -70 miles round trip, mostly feeway. 10 years and about 130K miles later, still running and me with a big grin.
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I drive a 1973.5T as a daily driver and have been the last four years. Of the E,S, and T models the T provides the best overall driveability in daily traffic situations throughout the torque range.
I do find myself changin oil filter, oil and fuel filters more frequently, but that the cost of lovin it each day to work and back.

Porches are not magical, mystical machines meant to be stored away, but workhorses with a great pedigree, meant to be driven.

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