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alex yates
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobyone wrote:

Come on all stop knocking the gen1 cars


Grin Makes a change from 20 years of knocking the 996.
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Tobyone
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Tobyone wrote:

Come on all stop knocking the gen1 cars


Grin Makes a change from 20 years of knocking the 996.



Yeah thats true.
Had one of those and that gave not the slightest problem either. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - thanks for all the replies. Some very useful advice there.

I've had a mix of autos and manuals. My preference would be a manual, and I do prefer the wider look of the C4s.

I guess my main concern would be buying a gen 1 at say £25k, and then being met with the prospect of a £10k engine rebuild (although it does seem pretty rare), v shelling out the additional money now and buying a gen 2.

Difficult one to call - ideally I'd spend the £25k (not too worried about the looks v the gen 2) but with peace of mind of a previous engine rebuild or the option to purchase an OPC warranty.

Does the PSE really make a difference? Agree that the hardback seats look much better. However, if I opt for a gen 1 with engine rebuild (quite difficult to find), it then makes it more difficult to be choosy about spec
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dom_gg wrote:
Wow - thanks for all the replies. Some very useful advice there.

I've had a mix of autos and manuals. My preference would be a manual, and I do prefer the wider look of the C4s.

I guess my main concern would be buying a gen 1 at say £25k, and then being met with the prospect of a £10k engine rebuild (although it does seem pretty rare), v shelling out the additional money now and buying a gen 2.

Difficult one to call - ideally I'd spend the £25k (not too worried about the looks v the gen 2) but with peace of mind of a previous engine rebuild or the option to purchase an OPC warranty.

Does the PSE really make a difference? Agree that the hardback seats look much better. However, if I opt for a gen 1 with engine rebuild (quite difficult to find), it then makes it more difficult to be choosy about spec



Just take your time and don't buy the first thing you see.
Easy to get carried away with he first nice looking car.
I brought a Gen1 c4s GT silver, factory aerokit, sport chrono, etc etc. low milage. brought it 2 years ago for 40k and was offered 38 for it by my OPC.
So worth getting a good one, and get it checked out
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dom_gg wrote:

Does the PSE really make a difference? Agree that the hardback seats look much better. However, if I opt for a gen 1 with engine rebuild (quite difficult to find), it then makes it more difficult to be choosy about spec


The gen 1 is easier/cheaper to make the exhaust sportier with the Gundo hack, so not a disaster if PSE isn’t on the spec sheet. It does sound good though, so would be a deciding factor between two otherwise equal cars.

You can get an OPC warranty on a gen 1 still and this is transfereable between private individuals (so no dealer sales). This might give peace of mind and broaden your search to include warrantied cars as well as rebuilt ones. It depends on how you want to play it. No modifications allowed at all (my Bluetooth kit would invalidate the warranty!).

Heated sports seats would be high on the list for me! They’re lovey and they make a top down drive on a cold day really great. Expensive to retro fit.

The point being that it’s worth holding out for a car with the right spec as retrofitting certain options is not very economical.

Take your time and enjoy the hunt!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looooove the PSE on the Gen 1, much more of a satisfying howl and you will LOVE it with the top down going through tunnels!
 
  
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a few Gen 1 cars I've had my eye on at the moment that tick most the option boxes I want. This is top of my list and has all the goodies I want:

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201901164009307

I just keep asking myself - is it worth double mine? Dont know
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am on my second 997.1 4s cab with no issues to report on either car. I waited for about 9 months for the right car to come up the second time around but it will so just wait it out when it feels right.

Heated seats as said are a must for me in a cab, there's nothing like a cold crisp sunny winter morning drive with the top down and the seats on. If you are planning to mod your car then don't get too hung up on PSE as the exhaust will end up on the mod list anyway but it does sound great if you get a car with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pm sent.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don’t get too hung up on the seats. That picture of normal seats shows them in awful colour and jacked up in the air. My wife is 5’ 7 and doesn’t have hers that high - and they are dark and look fine. We have had both and she much prefers normal seats for comfort - but we are all different
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at a similar stage so wondered how the OP got on? Have you bought anything yet?
 
  
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