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3point6
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a long and lonely search, I think I have found a worthy replacement car. There may be a good few cars on the market, but when you actually scrutinise them one by one they all fall short in some respect or another (history, number of owners, miles, spec, condition, colour, story, seller)..there really isn't many to choose from!

Maybe didn't get the colour I wanted but I think I found the right one. thumbsup Exciting times!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3point6 wrote:
After a long and lonely search, I think I have found a worthy replacement car. Exciting times!


So what did you go for in the end, 997 or 996? Spill the beans Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DynoMike wrote:
apollokre1d wrote:
adamw wrote:
As ragpicker has said it would be interesting to see response in 997 forum!!


Sadly we are all too busy arguing amongst ourselves about which is better out of the 997.2 DFI PDK and the 997.1 mezger manual Smile


Floor

Meanwhile us sixers are just driving our cars and admiring the ever so pretty headlights when washing the mullered flies off Grin


MY '11 997.2 VVTG S DFI PDK .........

I would venture my humble opinion that the 997.2 is the best looking Iteration from ALL angles , it is just cohesive and no flaws to pick at , weakest point is the cabin .... where just so much more could have been done .... I like it but it could have been developed better.....
Headlight revision on the 997 was perfect...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jibaro wrote:
3point6 wrote:
After a long and lonely search, I think I have found a worthy replacement car. Exciting times!


So what did you go for in the end, 997 or 996? Spill the beans Very Happy


Well, seeing as I want to drive it and not look at it, I am buying a 6T Cool

A really clean low mileage car (under 40k) with full OPC records.. for the same money I could buy very reasonable 7T. Astonishing how the prices have moved on.. a really nice 6T is the same money as a decent 7T.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:

I recently drove my friends absolutely lovely, very low mile, standard 997 turbo in my favourite colour.


Eh! eh! I thought you were away a suspiciously long time for someone who'd asked to 'see what it was like to sit in'...... wack

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I completely get where you're coming from OP. I only changed from a '6 to a '7.1 as mine is my daily and was nearing 90k miles. A few more miles and the value might have plummeted. Another '6 wasn't really an option, as I'd be paying out a hefty premium and hunting for a car as well maintained as what I had for the same experience. Spending on tuning was money I'd not get back. So a added a bit extra to my budget and swapped my '6 for a '7.1.

The first few miles made me worry I'd made a bad move. The difference just wasn't that great to justify the extra spend and I suffered pretty bad buyers remorse. That was 11,000 miles ago (or 6 months) and that remorse has gone. 3,000 of those miles have been done in France, Germany and Belgium and I've really grown to love the '7.1.

But.........

The sight of Ragpicker and LoFi's '6 on the road and their pace (especially Pearl) during these Eurotrips reminds me that the differences are remarkably slim. In other words if I hadn't had to change then I don't think I would have done.

That's how monumentally good the '6 platform was, right out of the box worship
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