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Magic919
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gen 1 or Gen 2?
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Lordturpin
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 997.1 list was, outside History, Condition, Mileage

Musts

Manual
PSE


Nice

Wide
Bose
Sensors
Xenon
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jaychief
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gen 1, like the wide body of the C4S. As for the spec in my mind was thinking C4S, manual, with sports exhaust black leather.....
Anything else would be a bonus
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaychief wrote:
Gen 1, like the wide body of the C4S. As for the spec in my mind was thinking C4S, manual, with sports exhaust black leather.....
Anything else would be a bonus


Have you driven them? What sort of driving do you do?

They are very different drives because of the 4 wheel drive, not only for driven wheels, but for additional weight........

If you are a purist driver, then C2S is better, C4S is also great, but not as pure. I drove 6 cars, only one C4S and dismissed it!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If am totally honest I do about 2k miles a year, mostly bike to work. Used to go LE MAN every year so might put that in for next yr.....
 
  
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Ishay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Options I looked for on my first 997 Carrera: It must be Gen 2

Options I looked for on my first 997 Turbo: It must be manual (coz Gen1)

The rest was just that it was a good price for a good history and not too many miles (oh, and no silly internal colours).

Other than that, I think you can get hung up too much on specifics
 
  
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Ishay
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS - I can't understood how 'wide' can be seen as an minor option

Given that is shorthand for whether you'll get 2WD or 4WD (Carrera speaking) it should be a fundamental starting point given they drive/feel very different.

It shouldn't be in the same ballpark as to whether you want BOSE or not
 
  
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Roger Barker
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First I would advise get a gen 2 car if you can.

Spec wise, the options to have both for your own pleasure and valued by the market:

-adaptive sports seats (18 way)
-heated seats (vital in the UK, would not be without them!!)
-sports chrono
-sunroof
RS Spyder center lock alloys (if gen 2, look far better than the other wheels)
-aero kit (for me was a must, transforms the car and makes it stand out, in a good way IMO just gives it that bit of extra aggression and presence on the road)
-carbon pack (seems like a small thing but if you can find a car that has it it makes a big difference to the interior)

That's what I had on my list- the first 4 are the big ones for sure, the others are personal preference, depends how high spec and distinctive a car you want?

The colour seat belts are also great IMO- red/yellow, I love that little touch. I have yellow, this is colour dependent would not work with all exterior colours I guess. Works great in a black/white car.

If it's a keeper I would strongly advise to not compromise on spec and get the most you can for your money, I did and am very happy I waited a bit longer to get exactly the spec I wanted.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am quite worried about the bore score on 997.1 but would I be better getting a gen 2 carrera non S version. Got about £35k to spend
 
  
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