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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: OPC Reading great purchase experience Reply with quote

Hi all, I just wanted to introduce myself and also log a positive experience with OPC Reading. I've just bought an '09 997 3.6 gen2 from them and can honestly say it was one of the best car purchase experiences I have had. I have owned a few of the marque in the past, including a 996 which I had to sell a few years ago due to a job change, this time I wanted to get into a 997 and started looking a few weeks ago. I went through the various opinions on gen1 v gen2, private v dealer and the various dealers against each other, and confess to getting quite dispirited during my search. I missed a few cars that I maybe should have bought by not being decisive enough and then decided to stretch the budget a little to get to a gen2 and the right car came up at Reading. They made me feel like I was buying one of the most expensive cars on offer not one of the "cheapest" and after a decent amount of haggling gave me what I think was a very fair deal. I collected the car yesterday and the car was prepared superbly and the team there couldn't do enough for me. I think we have all had our share of difficult experiences with OPC's so it seems only fair to acknowledge when they get it spot on. As for the car I'm loving it, the noise, the feel, the way that everything just falls to hand is pure 911 but it has a host of things which bring it very much up to date. Fingers crossed that she continues to delight and thank you to all on here who helped me with their knowledge and experiences whilst I was looking.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Phil, sounds like you got a great car and great service from Reading OPC, and as you know you will get some stick for posting with no pics so let me be the first Useless and I look forward to seeing some pics of your P&J Thumb Grin and hearing more on here from you in the future thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear of a good experience.

Although I've never bought a car off them, I've visited OPC Reading to buy bits and bobs and they've always been very good.

Even when I turned up in a rusty BMW on a rainy day, with some time to kill waiting for a friends bus to arrive up the road- I went in, made it clear I was just loitering but was offered drinks, had a good chat with a salesman who was a genuine enthusiast and made to feel generally welcome.

Enjoy the car, can you tell us more about it?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the car Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on purchase get those pics up of it thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apologies just the one picture for now, will take some more tomorrow!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

914Phil wrote:
Apologies just the one picture for now, will take some more tomorrow!

Lovely colour 👍
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
914Phil wrote:
Apologies just the one picture for now, will take some more tomorrow!

Lovely colour 👍


I agree! Wink

Enjoy Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect! Thumb

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Like the wheels Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

914Phil wrote:
GT4 wrote:
Welcome
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Apologies just the one picture for now, will take some more tomorrow!


Meteor? Stunning in the sun!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
Welcome

Like the wheels Thumb



Std on the 3.8S and cost optional on the 3.6
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Roro wrote:
Welcome

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Std on the 3.8S and cost optional on the 3.6


Aren't they also the lightest wheels in the 997.2 range?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

In fact they are they are also almost the lightest 19" wheel Porsche fit to any road vehicle, only pipped by the ultralight Boxster Spyder wheels (which are about 100g lighter per corner)
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only knew that because I overheard you telling someone else that a couple years back Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
Yes.

In fact they are they are also almost the lightest 19" wheel Porsche fit to any road vehicle, only pipped by the ultralight Boxster Spyder wheels (which are about 100g lighter per corner)


Where do the 996 Sport Techno wheels fit on the scale (of 18"wheels)?

Lovely looking car. Should be a lot of fun


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 3 genuine hollow spokes (not "Look"):

Turbo Technology 18" - 993, 996
Turbo Technology II 18" - 996
Sport Technology 18" - 996


They are as follows:

T1 (8", 10") @ 8.9kg FR/10.6 RR
T2 (8", 11") @ 9.7kg FR/11.9 RR
ST (8", 11") @ 9.4kg FR/11.9 RR


For comparison, the spindly, solid Carrera (5-spoke) 18" (8", 10") @ 9.3kg FR/10.3kg RR
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bags be on GT4's team on the 911uk pub quiz. worship
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