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> 911 or 914, preference
930cabman
post May 25 2023, 06:37 PM
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I sense many of us on this board have both. Which one gets more seat time?
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post May 25 2023, 06:40 PM
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914 is track car, 930 is the GT car… wife prefers 930 comfort.
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post May 25 2023, 06:47 PM
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Rear engine cars are fundamentally flawed because the car's center of mass is typically behind the rear wheels.

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post May 25 2023, 07:05 PM
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Had a 911 for a bit, along with a 356….sold the 911 to help pay for 914 6 conversion.
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post May 25 2023, 07:40 PM
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993/911 was more comfortable and easier to get in and out of. Sold it and kept the 914. I did not like the lift throttle oversteer on the 993/911
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post May 25 2023, 08:28 PM
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997 is my latest preference….but that changes frequently.
I have spent less in my fleet of toys than my wife’s brand new car.
Sooooo, I call them mood cars
Depends upon my mood
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post May 25 2023, 09:18 PM
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Had a 911SC. Bought a 914 on a whim and loved the way it handled. Sold the 911SC to get a 914-6. Yes the 911 was more comfortable but the driving experience was more engaging in the 914.
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post May 25 2023, 09:53 PM
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In order of seat time: 955, 968 Cab, 914 (that's changing now that it moves under its own power)
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post May 25 2023, 10:32 PM
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I had a 914, sold it because I had to have a 911. Then got a 912 outlaw, ended up selling both of those for another 914. Just sold that for a 914-6. I now have the best of both worlds - great handling and good looks with that sweet sound of a 6 cylinder.
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post May 25 2023, 11:51 PM
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Mon thru Thursday - the 911

Fri sat sun the 914!
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post May 26 2023, 02:37 AM
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914 powered w/ a six & 911 suspension.
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post May 26 2023, 05:32 AM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ May 25 2023, 07:37 PM) *

I sense many of us on this board have both. Which one gets more seat time?



Yup correct both... '09 911 Carrera S, '73 914, '74 914


They are all fair weather cars to enjoy yet each one is totally different and depends on my mood.

The 911 is modern with all the creature comforts like A/C and is the Porsche flagship. The 73 2.0 FI is fun on cool dry days handles like a slot car. The 74 is bored out, camed and carbed. Hard to start, sputters, barks, backfires until warm and is loud. More of a street legal race car.

The 911 gets 45%, the 73 gets 45%, the 74 gets 5% if lucky.


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post May 26 2023, 08:38 AM
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I prefer the simplicity of the 914 for the most part, but the '75 911S and the '87 turbo cab both have their places.

914 - 70%
911 - 20%
930 - 10%

life isn't too bad

there is a reason why #40 finished in 6th place overall in 1970
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post May 26 2023, 08:47 AM
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Land Cruiser 10%
928 10%
996TT 15%
911S 15%
914’s 50%

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post May 26 2023, 10:09 AM
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I have a 911 motor in the 914. So (IMG:style_emoticons/default/crest.gif) 100% Porsche, all the time.

Daily life is 70% 987.2 Cayman R and 30% 914-6.
Vacation / Road Trips are 40% Cayman and 60% Elvira.
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post May 26 2023, 10:11 AM
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Don't currently own a 911, but have had a number of 911's over the years. Typically any 914 I would own at the same time would get more seat time. Bit more of a fun car to drive.
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post May 26 2023, 10:51 AM
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sold my 83 SC to fund a new race motor for the 914/6
no regrets.
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post May 26 2023, 12:04 PM
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QUOTE(VegasRacer @ May 26 2023, 09:09 AM) *

Daily life is 70% 987.2 Cayman R and 30% 914-6.
Vacation / Road Trips are 40% Cayman and 60% Elvira.

For the past several years it has been 100% Cayman for Track Events and D.E.'s. (Double the Horsepower is a huge advantage if I want to be competitive.)
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post May 26 2023, 12:19 PM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ May 25 2023, 04:37 PM) *

I sense many of us on this board have both. Which one gets more seat time?

This is comparing apples and oranges! I love driving my teener for special events, but my Cayman does the extended trips. I consider the Cayman to be the evolutionary model of the 914 had they remained in production. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post May 26 2023, 12:37 PM
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Hi,

911 1986 convertible - use it mainly for long cruises
914 1974 2.0 - little fun car.

Different cars and love them both .... a 914/6 is on the bucketlist... trade for the 911 ?

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