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Old 02-11-2018, 03:37 PM   #7
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'05 is kind of a weird year as far as IMS is concerned. Some cars had single row, some had double row. Some are easy to service, some aren't. For these reasons, I'd avoid that year unless this has been documented. Any other year, you will either know it should be replaced (IMO all single row cars), can be replaced easily (all 986, 97-04), or isn't worth worrying about (97-99, 06+).

As far as the car being a daily, I basically drive mine whenever it's over 40 degrees out. It's fine if its colder than that, the cabin warms up really quickly. But tires are going to be the key - my Boxster definitely doesn't have the most winter-friendly ones currently, plus I have a 924S with Blizzaks which is ridiculously fun in the snow.
'99 986 Ocean Blue Metallic
'87 924S, winter beater
'17 VW Golf Sportwagen, for when I need extra seats
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