All's not well with Porsche

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  1. Scott L

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    You'd think spending about $200 grand on a brand spanking new GT2 would carry outstanding performance AND service. Seems this guy is having problems with both:

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    I like to think I'm a less "gaudy" person and prefer the styling of the 911turbo to the GT2 supercoupe. Of course with my current job I'll be lucky to be able to RENT either car. [​IMG]
     
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    Since when would any brakes be expected to last the life of the car or are they saying the brakes will last an ungodly amount of miles that nobody is likely to go. Seriously, how would they beat the basic law of friction? Brakes made out of ceramic, chocolate pudding, or silica will wear out sooner or later.. Perhaps ceramic has better heat distribution than say silica but it will wear out.

    Do they really advertise the brakes as lasting forever???

    Jay
     
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    They initially did Jay.

    Porsche is simply doing what every other car maker does. Trying to increase profitability by reducing warranty expenses. I've got some great storied about Nissan of my own. My favorite is probably when they denied that my car even had the item I was complaining about being defective.
     
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    Well, if he can afford to buy a $200K dollar car then he can afford the maintainance. Of course on my budget that price seems outrageous. But I have a good friend that is literally a multimillionaire and those things are a drop in the bucket to him.

    For me, I buy DVDs all the time, don't even think twice. But I have a couple friends that when they see how many DVDs I have and my TV they go crazy because they can't imagine how much I've actually spent.

    It's all relative. If I were to win the $50M dollar lottery I would be driving this car. I would have to spend around $3500 a day for the next 40 years to spend it all. After you buy a multimillion dollar house a few other things you would find that you have a lot left over.
     
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    Danny, [​IMG]

    Ya know, taking a vehicle to a track AFAIK normally voids ANY warranty. There's a reason just about every car ad we see on TV has a disclaimer...

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    Ehhhh, I'd rather have a Lotus Exige or the new Elise anyway, bet you'd get more eye raisers in the Lotus than in a GT2, plus I love lightweight rockets anyway...[​IMG]

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    "Perhaps ceramic has better heat distribution than say silica"

    I wonder!

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    I recently changed the front rotors and pads on my 1989 Buick, and total cost, $41.25.

    lol.

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    I drive a Lotus Elise with MMC brakes (aluminum and Silicon carbide matrix), similar idea to the Porsche system very light weight and very hard wearing. However I've melted two discs on the track because they can't take the punishment they get on the track. They are fine for 'spirited' driving on the road.

    Jay H, the disc's can last a very very long time if the brakes use adherent friction rather than abrasive. The difference being that adherent friction is when a layer of the pad material is laid down on the disc surface the material on both surfaces is now the same and continually rejoins and breaks apart as the brakes are applied (MMC's work this way). Read all about it here clicky

    If you're going to track a car like the GT-2 (or any car) then it pays to speak to the dealer to find out what needs upgrading for track use. Brakes that work well on the street and on track don't exist only compromises i.e. good track pads tend to work well at high temps which you'll never see on the street and visa-versa.
     
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    18 grand for a routine brake job, and just the front ones at that? Even if I was a multimillionaire I would still think the price for a brake job was ridiculous. Pay a few of those and before long you are just a lousy millionaire.
     

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