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I owned Porsche 914s for years and the last turned into a project car for a loooong time and wasn't driven. So I drove auto for several years until I bought the GT3. Very heavy clutch, but I didn't have a recent comparison - until I went to Sweden for a month and drove a rental with a manual. I still remember the first time I stepped on the clutch - it seemed feather light and I almost pushed it through the floor. lol!

Yea, its often a bit of a surprise seeing how a clutch in another car feels or how sloppy the shifter is in some cars.  My friend who owned the Mazda Speed owned a 1990 928GT then a Boxster Spyder, and he thought the Mazda clutch was heavy and tough to modulate in comparison.  I haven't driven a  914 or 996GT3.  However, I did try teaching my wife to drive stick on our old Boxster RS60, and although the clutch wasn't particularly heavy, it was really tough to continually find the right balance of clutch and gas to get the car to go smoothly from a stop.  My wife used to call that car a moody bitch.  I've driven 944s, 944 Turbos, and old Ferraris where it was much easier easier to continually find the right balance of gas and clutch to take off smoothly.  Thankfully, the 981s don't seem to have that issue.  Cheers! 

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Do you have much experience with the Legacy GT? An 05 with 50K miles just popped up locally for 11k. It's an automatic though, but...

Carfax checks out, looks like it has a few recalls that need to be addressed. I've read things about the exhaust valves in these cars going bad if they're not properly warmed up, so I'd have to have someone look it over and perform a compression test, but other than that?

 

The 05, was basically a re-body of the previous model.  I thought it looked better than the previous 04 models.  We had an 04 and that car seemed to have more issues than our current 2010 Legacy.  We got 202,000 miles out of our 04, but it blew a head gasket on one side at 108,000 miles and on the other at 116,000.  Luckily our service manager is a good guy and although we were 8,000 and then 16,000 over the extended warranty, he went to bat for us with Subie, and got them to pay for the repairs and all I had to pay was a $100 deductible on both of those instances.    

 

I don't have experience with the Legacy GT.  My current DD is a 2010 non-turbo model we as I didn't want to deal with additional expenses for maintenance that go with the turbo cars.  We try to keep our DD's for a long time and keep our expenses low so that we can spend more money on our weekend fun cars.  Our 2010 currently has about 145,000 miles on it.  

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RTC, no experience with either, I'm afraid
post #23059 of 27577
rtc, an automatic should be an automatic disqualifier.
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...However, I did try teaching my wife to drive stick on our old Boxster RS60, and although the clutch wasn't particularly heavy, it was really tough to continually find the right balance of clutch and gas to get the car to go smoothly from a stop.  My wife used to call that car a moody bitch. 

 

lol! She'd hate my car with the lightweight flywheel. Way less momentum so it's easier to stall if you don't have the feel. First time I tried it after installation, I stalled it. I developed a feel for it fairly quickly and now I don't even notice it's there.
 

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rtc, an automatic should be an automatic disqualifier.


+1!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by Al9146 View Post
 

 

lol! She'd hate my car with the lightweight flywheel. Way less momentum so it's easier to stall if you don't have the feel. First time I tried it after installation, I stalled it. I developed a feel for it fairly quickly and now I don't even notice it's there.
 


+1!!!!!!!

lol!!!  Yes, I think she would hate your car and kill me if I had a lightweight flywheel installed in one of our cars!  

 

She would really like us to get a G body 911 ( accordion impact bumper equipped car), but I don't have the heart to tell her I think she would hate the floor hinged pedals and what it takes getting used to them.  Oh well, maybe I'll keep that a secret if we ever get close to purchasing one.  

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Just wanted to drop this - way sexier than the previous Turbo's split spoiler:

https://youtu.be/-QfRAwg3gkM?t=116
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Found an 04 wagon in black with 80k miles for 10k. It's at a dealership and I just called. If things check out, I might go and take a look tomorrow.

It's a manual.

 

Wait. How the eff does someone that hasn't driven stick navigate something like this? Guess I should have given that place that gives lessons a call, huh?

 

In other news, I just realized that selling my bike would likely fetch me far more money than selling my car lol. 


Edited by ridethecliche - 6/29/16 at 12:16pm
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

rtc, an automatic should be an automatic disqualifier.

jet,  is that you?

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

jet,  is that you?

Slushboxes suck. I know jet is adamantly m/t only, but I can get behind dual clutch transmissions.
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If you like performance in cars, then having an A/T is a pretty silly thing to have since the drivetrain losses are higher. 

post #23067 of 27577
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Slushboxes suck. I know jet is adamantly m/t only, but I can get behind dual clutch transmissions.
No need for this post. We all know that you like to get behind someone who dual clutches
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No need for this post. We all know that you like to get behind someone who dual clutches

Is this a sexual innuendo joak? Cause I don't see it.

I am disappoint.
post #23069 of 27577

How go your car adventures mr. frog?

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Oh you know, just ghost riding my 2014 Toyota Camry on the mean streets of Providence.

Two more weeks till I'm reunited with my car. They got $4k+ worth of damages apparently. Jesus.
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