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Porschekid 02-28-2005 07:50 AM

Careful with where you park your Porsche in the Winter
 
This could happen... :(
http://img189.exs.cx/img189/8229/200...orsche18qc.jpg
http://img189.exs.cx/img189/2236/200...orsche24tt.jpg
http://img181.exs.cx/img181/1760/200...orsche36jj.jpg
http://img181.exs.cx/img181/2252/200...orsche46yg.jpg
http://img181.exs.cx/img181/9627/200...orsche53js.jpg
BTW: I found these, thankfully it's not my car or anything.

Brucelee 02-28-2005 08:30 AM

That is SO SAD!

Who would have thought?

:barf:

wetstuff 02-28-2005 08:38 AM

Holy s___t. I'd bet he could feel it before he saw it...

Add: "Red Pine" trees to the list. Their limbs shoot out laterally and in freezing rain/wet snow will drop limbs of 3" caliper. I got one that grazed a horse trailer last week.

Jim

BuffaloBoxster 02-28-2005 10:56 AM

Rochester, NY car. I can sympathize, being from Buffalo. Honestly, anyone who would drive such a fine car in the winters here should have their heads examined.

YellowJacket 02-28-2005 11:05 AM

Haha, I wish my problems were that I owned that car and had to deal with the reapairs. :)

Joking, of course. That is awful that happened to a fellow P-car owner!!

Pilot2519j 02-28-2005 11:14 AM

You have to pretty lame
 
Either the owner of the car is a new homeowner in Rochester and was not aware of the sliding ice from the roof or he suffered a total mental meltdown to take the chance to park there. All of us are aware of the environmental impacts of the places where we park our cars. Under trees in the summer sap, under bridge overpass bird crap etc.
He should have parked like I do inside my garage. I do use my car daily in the winter too. We only go around this earth once and my simple principle is " I buy it, I use it." Surely I am not taking my Porsche when I die. Therefore I use it everyday, every weather, every season after all that was the reason I bought which is to use it. :)

Perfectlap 02-28-2005 11:18 AM

this is why insurance exists. Nothing $15,000 claim can't fix :)

jwocky 02-28-2005 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pilot2519j
Either the owner of the car is a new homeowner in Rochester and was not aware of the sliding ice from the roof or he suffered a total mental meltdown to take the chance to park there. All of us are aware of the environmental impacts of the places where we park our cars. Under trees in the summer sap, under bridge overpass bird crap etc.
He should have parked like I do inside my garage. I do use my car daily in the winter too. We only go around this earth once and my simple principle is " I buy it, I use it." Surely I am not taking my Porsche when I die. Therefore I use it everyday, every weather, every season after all that was the reason I bought which is to use it. :)


That's the motto with which I drive my car too. Too many garage queens around IMO. These cars are some of the finest sports cars money can buy so get out there and drive it!

YellowJacket 02-28-2005 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwocky
That's the motto with which I drive my car too. Too many garage queens around IMO. These cars are some of the finest sports cars money can buy so get out there and drive it!

I agree with both of you. Mine is covered in snow and road-salt as we speak :)

wpwalsh 02-28-2005 07:15 PM

Ouch!
 
It makes me want to cry!

BTW, I'm not embarrassed to say that mine is currently covered and in the garage. However, I take it out every chance I get in the winter, provided the roads are dry. I'll even drive it with the top down when it's below 45. She's just too precious to expose her to rain and snow, though.

P Walsh
01 Boxster
Meridian & Black

BuffaloBoxster 03-01-2005 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowJacket
I agree with both of you. Mine is covered in snow and road-salt as we speak :)

A garage queen is one thing... A rust bucket is quite another. I plan to enjoy my car for many, many years. Snow, salt, and slush don't figure into that plan.

Neither does ice damage.

Adam 03-01-2005 08:40 AM

Word :) I want my grandson to be able to enjoy my car.

Pilot2519j 03-01-2005 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuffaloBoxster
A garage queen is one thing... A rust bucket is quite another. I plan to enjoy my car for many, many years. Snow, salt, and slush don't figure into that plan.

Neither does ice damage.

I learned the term garage queen from my service manager at Silver Star, Lana. She told me" Bob I see you use your car its not a garage queen like so many cars here" Thats were I learned the term.

YellowJacket 03-01-2005 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuffaloBoxster
A garage queen is one thing... A rust bucket is quite another. I plan to enjoy my car for many, many years. Snow, salt, and slush don't figure into that plan.

Neither does ice damage.

Although it may be different up north, the snow that sees the underside of my car is equivalent to the water you'd get from a rainstorm -- not much. As far as the salt and rust, modern cars don't rust like cars did years ago.

I understand why some people choose to drive their Boxster only on sunny 75 degree days, and so i'm not arguing with their logic. My logic is simply that I bought this car to be driven. When I've driven it into the ground (which I'm guessing won't be for many years), I'll buy another car to drive.

If we were talking CGT, 360, or something like that, it'd be a different story, but a Boxster is not exactly an exotic or a collector's car or something.

Adam 03-01-2005 10:16 AM

It's the poor mans exotic :) You never know they could become collectables in 50 years or so.

Porschekid 03-01-2005 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowJacket
As far as the salt and rust, modern cars don't rust like cars did years ago.

I have already seen an EVO VIII and countless other modern cars that were starting to rust. Until our cars are all made from carbon fiber... they will rust. Granted some manufacturers are making them with better materials than they used to but salt makes cars rust very quickly. Plus most metals used to make a car lighter also make it much easier to rust.

PasadenaBoxster 03-01-2005 10:39 AM

Those pictures make me sad. :(

BuffaloBoxster 03-01-2005 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YellowJacket
Although it may be different up north, the snow that sees the underside of my car is equivalent to the water you'd get from a rainstorm -- not much. As far as the salt and rust, modern cars don't rust like cars did years ago.

It is very different in Buffalo than it is in Richmond. We probably got more snow yesterday than you've logged in a year, and the roads are salted and sanded almost every day. I tell you, the stuff eats cars alive. All it takes is a stone chip to get through the paint to the metal and by the time the winter's over you've already started to get corrosion. Especially with the Boxster being so low to the ground, a lot of crap gets kicked up under there.

I can appreciate that people drive them year round, that's OK with me (especially in a warmer climate). If you're going to trade the car every few years for a newer one, what's the sense in not driving it? Mine's here for keeps, so I'm doing what I can to preserve it. Besides, it's not much fun driving a high performance car in six inches of snow anyways, that's what my Jetta's for.

But for this guy, hey if you've got the cash to buy a 996 and let it sit out in a snowstorm and drive it through western New York's salty slush and not care, more power to ya.

scotia_steve74 03-01-2005 12:42 PM

Ouch!!!!!!

Lux 03-01-2005 03:21 PM

Figures...911 owner. :D

I kid, I kid!!!

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