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Marky911
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To an extent yes of course you hope for the best. What does everyone in the world buyng secondhand goods do? You research the risks, decide whether you're happy with them and to a degree, hope for the best, dealing with any problems IF they arise.

And yes depending on how major, minor or at what stage a failure is caught, it can be repaired for well under the standard £10k figure bandied around here.
Obviously it won't be all singing, all dancing with new liners but the engine wasn't that spec before it broke.
If the repair puts you back to where you were before the failure then that's fine by me. I do 3-5k per year so I just need a fully working car.

Anyway I'm not feeding you anymore.
You are the type of Porsche buyer/owner I cringe at. I've dealt with a few over the years. Scared middle aged men who want all the good that comes from owning a Porsche, but are sh*t scared of it costing them anything, because they've got clearance from their wife by telling her "They only go up in value love, honestly".
Then when the bills roll in you get the rolling pin over the head treatment off her indoors, then spend the rest of your days whinging on every single thread. Grin

Stick to brand new Golfs and get over your Porsche experience. Leave it to those happy with the risks.

I'm not going to respond to your posts again. It's getting really boring.
 
  
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GMG
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 07 Jan 2018
Posts: 346
Location: Devon


PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...boring? Au contraire! I have found our daily conversation exchange entertaining and will miss them but all good things must come to an end I suppose...

Your insight into my marital arrangements are remarkable much like your insights into Porsche ownership and while I appreciate your advice vis a vis buying a Golf tbh I find them a tough bland thus might you suggest an alternative?

Looking forward to your next message.
 
  
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crash7
Montreal


Joined: 28 May 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG you come across as bitter and all you want to do is hate on the brand. - Your car broke, It's mechanical, get over it, move on!

How about not posting until you get £23.5k for the Tiptronic you have for sale!!
 
  
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budflicker
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Joined: 15 Apr 2009
Posts: 318
Location: kent


PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...you are right Mary911; Porsche 996s are the most reliable cars you can buy,they never break down or suffer catastrophic engine failure...ever.

If you buy one and it ,by some miracle,should explode without warning then worry not as the fixing fairies will appear and mend it for nothing.

If the fixing fairies don't appear then altruistic fixing companies like,for example, hartech will offer to mend it for nothing more than a few sycophantic thread lines as all they do every day of the week is generously repair engines that ,for no reason that anyone can fathom, have broken...

So the moral of Mary911s story is just buy one because they never,ever break,and if they do it's because they are old so what did you expect;and please don't try to offer any advice because this will be gratuitously perceived as whinging by someone whom despite having shelled out many thousands of pounds isn't a true enthusiastic because this person lacks the capacity to ignore or rose tint any of these cars failings...

Better?



You're not well mate frustrated frustrated frustrated frustrated
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HSC911
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Joined: 23 Jul 2014
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Location: Bedford


PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

budflicker wrote:
You're not well mate frustrated frustrated frustrated frustrated


Maybe he needs the Flu jab Grin
 
  
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GMG
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Joined: 07 Jan 2018
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...had the flu jab and my contributions are the side affect!
 
  
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