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hedgehogsdad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hedgehogsdad wrote:
James M-S wrote:
HAve you ever tried a Merc Auto?

I just can’t get on with them.

I also find that the AMG engine sounds great and is fun in straight line, v fast, torquey, tail happy etc, but that’s it. No satisfaction in the corners, feedback through steering etc.


Not yet, I'm trying one this weekend. That's how I imagined it would be and so am looking forward to experiencing one myself.


Well I tried a C63 earlier today and was impressed by it, and think as per the OP's title that it might be time to move on. The 997 has always been a weekend car, and although it's in great condition, I'm becoming increasingly conscious that it is almost 13 years old, and things are going to start to wear out.

The Merc will become my daily, replacing the BMW, and while I will be sad to see the Turbo go, the C63 feels special enough (almost) to take its place.

One thing which I do miss when I use the 997 is the modern equipment which you get in a modern car, and the Merc is full of toys, oh, and it sounds like the gates of hell have just been opened.

I'm going to ponder over the weekend, but I suspect I know where this is going....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It`s good to see a few people getting out of their 997 turbos, gives more choice for those of us sitting on the fence waiting to see how the market goes this year Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcosman wrote:
It`s good to see a few people getting out of their 997 turbos, gives more choice for those of us sitting on the fence waiting to see how the market goes this year Smile


Snap them up as soon as you get the chance, I took mine out today for the first time this year and still love it. For the money, it is such excellent value. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit, there are many available at the moment and prices have eased quite a bit from what they were. If you want a black one you are spoilt for choice, but I don`t nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcosman wrote:


I must admit, there are many available at the moment and prices have eased quite a bit from what they were. If you want a black one you are spoilt for choice, but I don`t nooo



I know where there's a pretty red one for sale. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an age old problem by looks of it. This time last year I found out we were having our first born... our household has one driver and at the time one car.

The Cayman S being our only car but not used every day. I love it to pieces, at my price bracket I could have gone for a 996 or a 987 but didn't want the car to be that old.

I put the Cayman on the market, almost sold it within 48 hours for what I had paid for it after adding 10k miles. I just couldn't let it go, thinking an S4 or E92 M3 would be the best all round replacement. The Audi is so heavy but looks a lot nicer than the BMW, test drove some M3s, they just left me cold. Felt like I was sitting in a Transit the seating position was so high and the carpets are of the same quality as that of a Nissan Micra, not like the deep plush in the Pork. Beamer interiors are a real weak point IMO.

So picked up a mk6 Golf GT for her indoors (who is learning to drive), in doing so bought myself more time with the Cayman. It is a great cat to be honest, does 40mpg on the motorway and has just enough pep to overtake.

But I've gone from driving the Cayman regularly and worrying about whacking too many miles on. To physically having to make an effort to get out in her. It's a real tight rope, have the Cayman there for high days and holidays and spend most of my life in the Golf... or lose the Cayman and get myself something that fits a bub and his accessories but miss the Pork.

Testimony to Pork I guess that so many in this thread have all this soul searching. Have wondered about getting a tired 986 for peanuts and having that as the Pork fix. Or maybe chopping the Cayman in for a 996 but the prices seem to be going up now.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, been away from the forum for a few days, and loads of posts to think about

on balance, I'm still in the 'keep it' camp...the Mini is fine for commute, and the 911, I suspect, is worth more to me than to anyone else

it's been 'scoped a couple of years ago (clean), has the larger IMS (based on engine number), and a LTT/3rd Rad....tempting fate, I know, but I've done all I can

maybe it's a winter thing...I guess most of us use our 911s less at this time of year and naturally fall out of love/forget...

the answer, inevitably, is to use it more often...
 
  
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