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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

strange how a perfectly genuine question, which , gentlemen, you answered for me, thank you, turns into a sniping competition Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Alex is spot on, Cabrio prices in the UK are higher than coupes.....

It can be your opinion, but that doesn't mean it's correct. Opinions are not facts.....

It's a perplexing fact considering the cabs are pug ugly no matter how far back you go. In my opinion of course.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty simple, cabs cost slightly more, and there are 214 coupes for sale on Pistonheads, and 93 cabrios.

I have a cabrio, I've had soft tops since 1999. For me, the roof down on a nice day, is the most important thing. Tunnel blasting roof down PSE on is pretty awesome as well Smile Wife has a an M240 Cabrio. We like soft tops Smile Can't see me ever having a hardtop, of anything, even a daily driver if I stop using my 997 as a daily......

Oh and back on the subject, £19k I think is a great price for a Hartech rebuilt car and someone should snap it up assuming it checks out. Looks good in the pics though! Please buy it Alex, I live for the day I can tell you you're driving a ticking timebomb!!!! Smile



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resigner wrote:
It's pretty simple, cabs cost slightly more, and there are 214 coupes for sale on Pistonheads, and 93 cabrios.



Does that not tell you that when bought new the coupes were far more popular than convertibles hence pro rata its understandable there will be more for sale at any given time Dont know

All i do know is ive just spent 7 years in the Z4 world , bought - owned -enjoyed -sold 14 different cars in total , a mix of engine+gearbox & also a mix of convertible & coupe .
The convertibles always worth 10-20% less than the equivalent engine/spec coupe .
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe its the fact 911 coupes were cheaper new Scratch Chin
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There will always be a minority of people who despite the compromises want open topped sports car motoring.

I prefer the coupe version of most convertibles that were made available as both. Even the venerable E-type I prefer as a coupe, although not the 2+2 version!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What compromises are their? With other manufacturers I can see it with scuttle shake, etc. but there isn't any with these. The cab is more versatile in some ways than the coupe, eg: space.

I can fit a set of these in mine no problem.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
What compromises are their? With other manufacturers I can see it with scuttle shake, etc. but there isn't any with these. The cab is more versatile in some ways than the coupe, eg: space.

I can fit a set of these in mine no problem.



And I can fit a set on mine.

Compromises? An extra 60kg (give or take) in weight, added complexity, security (you can't get in a coupe with a stanley knife), initial cost and of course the biggest one, the way it looks. The 911 cab can hardly be called aesthetically pleasing, that rear 3/4 view is particularly awful.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get in any car with a Stanley knife. Although where I live you wouldn't need to as I either leave the roof down or doors unlocked.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not silently you can’t!

I take it any destination you drive to is also inhabited by responsible law abiding citizens, you lucky chap.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Although there's never anything in it worth nicking........and lets be honest - who wants to steal a pig ugly cab Dont know

You can't break in a cab silently either though - the alarm goes off.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got a coupe and a cab #smugtwat
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Yes. Although there's never anything in it worth nicking........and lets be honest - who wants to steal a pig ugly cab Dont know


Fair point, well made!
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