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johne
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Finally got the 993 where I wanted Reply with quote

After 3 years finally got everything done how I wanted on the 993. Had a big service at the beginning of the month. Took the boxes off to hayward and Scott for bypass pipes. So the car now sounds like it should of from the factory. Not to intrusive but nice. And finally the air conditioning thanks so much Tore as it proved to be a unconnected vacuum pipe. Can't wait to get out for an early morning blast
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s such a nice feeling to have your car “sorted”. you can spend endlessly on a 993 but 90% of it is not actually necessary so its so nice when you get it where YOU want it and can enjoy it for what it is Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So true. I've had cars where your so worried about using them because of value. Mileage, stone chips, ceramic brake discs, this I don't really care about miles or stone chips I just use it when I want. OK its not mega fast but it loves being ragged. I believe this is a keeper Smile
 
  
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Luddite
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johne, great to read that you seem to have adopted the mind-set to enable you to really enjoy your 993 Thumb Been there and done that and greatly enjoyed the experience, I hope you do too.. Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good post johne; I am very seriously thinking of a 993 and one of the attractions, oddly enough, is its mileage which is slightly over 100k. A couple of mates (who each spend £400+ per month on leased new cars) say "are you mad? All that money and it's done over 100k miles? You crazy fool! Don't you know it's about to explode?"

My answers are that firstly it's a 993 where the engine, if looked after, goes on a long time; secondly that because it has high mileage (relative to the average sports car) I'll actually be able to drive it without cringing at the loss of value.

The Porsche low-mileage paradox: you buy a low mileage car but never drive it because if you do it won't be low mileage any more..............
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
Good post johne; I am very seriously thinking of a 993 and one of the attractions, oddly enough, is its mileage which is slightly over 100k. A couple of mates (who each spend £400+ per month on leased new cars) say "are you mad? All that money and it's done over 100k miles? You crazy fool! Don't you know it's about to explode?"

My answers are that firstly it's a 993 where the engine, if looked after, goes on a long time; secondly that because it has high mileage (relative to the average sports car) I'll actually be able to drive it without cringing at the loss of value.

The Porsche low-mileage paradox: you buy a low mileage car but never drive it because if you do it won't be low mileage any more..............


So true, thats a big part of why I recently went from a low mileage 981GTS to a relatively high mileage 987.2 ie I can now tinker and drive without fear of value or warranty Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:

So true, thats a big part of why I recently went from a low mileage 981GTS to a relatively high mileage 987.2 ie I can now tinker and drive without fear of value or warranty Thumb


Why don't you just drive the 993 more? Or is there a risk of scatching the onyx plinth it rests on Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend was porsche young mechenic of the year in 1992. He said he can count on one hand how many 993 engines he has had to rebuild surely that's a testament to the engine obviously anyone can be unlucky
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

johne wrote:
My friend was porsche young mechenic of the year in 1992. He said he can count on one hand how many 993 engines he has had to rebuild surely that's a testament to the engine obviously anyone can be unlucky


The Indie I bought my 993 from said he couldn’t remember the last time a 993 was delivered to his garage on a breakdown truck.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
jonttt wrote:

So true, thats a big part of why I recently went from a low mileage 981GTS to a relatively high mileage 987.2 ie I can now tinker and drive without fear of value or warranty Thumb


Why don't you just drive the 993 more? Or is there a risk of scatching the onyx plinth it rests on Floor


I just can’t bring myself to sell it, it is there when I want it, one day Bandit

The point I was making is that mine is also “where I want it” in terms of tinkering, which is such a nice feeling Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work on getting it to where you want it to, I have don ethe same with mine at last !!

Using it every day now, did 250 miles in it yesterday and it was a joy !!

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