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James M-S
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the 997 and leave the wife at home.

My kids are 9 & 10 so I view mine as a 3 seater car.

I’m 6’4 and when my lad turned 7 he couldn’t fit comfortably behind me without me having to compromise.

I can still drop the kids at school on the way to work, so it ticks the practicality box.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need a 3/4 seater as part of your daily driving duties I'd swap the 997 for a Panamera or Macan.

Otherwise I'd keep the 997 ,get rid of the T5 and buy a nice 4 door, 4 seater car. There's some real bargains around. Stick a £5,000 (or less) max price into PH and/or AT and have fun choosing. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so keep the 997 seems to be the main reply

The t5 is a fully bespoke lwb campervan, so selling it is about as probable as selling the kids or a divorce!


think i'll remap the t5 and run around in that for a bit


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeping it seems to be the consensus, i'd expect so though....

A decent spec and colour will always sell relatively easy at sensible money so you shouldn't come unstuck.

As others have said I think an Rs4 is a great family car unless you have the means for a panamera granturismo and then that wins but the only only supercar performance is the RS6, the RS4 doesn't come close.

I'd go Tesla if was concerned about kids.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
Alternative approach. Buy a 996 engine and take the T5 to these guys...job done...https://www.motor1.com/news/14707/volkswagen-t5-van-with-558ps-porsche-996-engine-by-th-auto/




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Do that and then join here...http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123096

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bund wrote:
Keeping it seems to be the consensus, i'd expect so though....

A decent spec and colour will always sell relatively easy at sensible money so you shouldn't come unstuck.

As others have said I think an Rs4 is a great family car unless you have the means for a panamera granturismo and then that wins but the only only supercar performance is the RS6, the RS4 doesn't come close.

I'd go Tesla if was concerned about kids.


Tesla doesn't quite have the range i need

cheers
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No keep it for summer & see if you still enjoy
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ash005 wrote:
Bund wrote:
Keeping it seems to be the consensus, i'd expect so though....

A decent spec and colour will always sell relatively easy at sensible money so you shouldn't come unstuck.

As others have said I think an Rs4 is a great family car unless you have the means for a panamera granturismo and then that wins but the only only supercar performance is the RS6, the RS4 doesn't come close.

I'd go Tesla if was concerned about kids.


Tesla doesn't quite have the range i need

cheers


I have new RS4, just sold RS6, and wife has 997.
RS4 if you want 997 (or more) pace and decent handling.
RS6 if you want supercar pace and not so fussed on handling
Panny Turbo if you have the money
Tesla too poorly screwed together for me.
 
  
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