Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
991 : 2011- 15
997 : 2004- 76
996 : 1997-2005 30
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 3
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 1
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 0
Early 911 : 1964-1977 3
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 16
Cayman : 2005- 18
Cayenne : 2003- 5
Macan : 2014- 4
Panamera : 2009- 1
912-914-924-928-944-968 2
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [991] 2011-Current
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-Current
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 15738
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ps. I'm surprised your insurance didn't have something to say about the rear seatbacks removed with passengers in. I bet it's deffo an MOT failure.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what Erp. Well I'm glad that wasn't added to long discussions that were going on.
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Pip1968
Suzuka


Joined: 26 Oct 2009
Posts: 1162
Location: Blighty


PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very soory to hear the trip finished like that although at least it was at the very end and nobody was hurt.

Please enlighten us on the ADAC as I used them once and they were fine. Where did the figure start and then finsih with the insurance company? Who are you insured with?

All useful stuff to hear (when you get time of course).

Pip
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robertb
Long Beach


Joined: 01 Sep 2003
Posts: 6887
Location: South Oxfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad end for what sounds like an epic trip, though of course a blessing that the family were not hurt.

Hope you get back in a Porsche again soon... not sure that the majority of 4Ss have risen in value, only the low miles ones, so hopefully not too far out of reach.
_________________
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Pretzel
Hockenheim


Joined: 20 Apr 2014
Posts: 691
Location: Bedfordshire


PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow..... its like watching a film with a final unexpected twist.
_________________
993 C2 Aventura
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: The denouement... Reply with quote

Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

I did a recent stint at Autocar's office in a bid to explore the possibilities of getting into motoring journalism. An editor was interested in the tale of my 996 crash and he asked me to do a short write up and that has been posted on Autocar's website. I'd initially written a travelogue version and have split the whole thing into two parts and posted it to my own website.

So, to finally wrap up this tale of delight and woe, feel free to have a read here: http://www.robgordon.net/motoring/porsche-911-ownership-part-one/

Hopefully, it can stand as a salutory lesson for anyone who drives on the continent. Comments welcome - I think! Smile

Cheers, Rob
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
New997buyer
Fuji


Joined: 17 Oct 2010
Posts: 9151



PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: The denouement... Reply with quote

jinjaninja wrote:
Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

I did a recent stint at Autocar's office in a bid to explore the possibilities of getting into motoring journalism. An editor was interested in the tale of my 996 crash and he asked me to do a short write up and that has been posted on Autocar's website. I'd initially written a travelogue version and have split the whole thing into two parts and posted it to my own website.

So, to finally wrap up this tale of delight and woe, feel free to have a read here: http://www.robgordon.net/motoring/porsche-911-ownership-part-one/

Hopefully, it can stand as a salutory lesson for anyone who drives on the continent. Comments welcome - I think! Smile

Cheers, Rob


Missed the way this ended up the first time around. Good luck with the writing career - this is a great start! thumbsup
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
MJA911
Sepang


Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 2784
Location: Royal Borough

2012 Porsche 991 Carrera

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent writing, best of luck with it and also with getting back into a 911 Thumb
_________________
991.1 C2, 986 Boxster S
Past pleasures: 997.1 GT3, 997.2 C4S Cab, 993 C2, 997.1 C2S, 996.1 C4
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you gents! It’s a new diversion for me but quite enjoying the process. I think getting any serious traction with it is going to be a different matter!

One challenge is going to be getting cars to review etc but we’ll see.
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 15738
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was posted twice a couple of weeks ago and lots of discussion about your incident (do a search). You were lucky you didn't get agro about rear passengers with no seats. I've been stung in France on a couple of occasions, one ending up with a night in the cells, all for a tv program, but fortunately didn't cost me money. It's a sad world where people pick on the lingual vulnerable.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heads up, Alex. I’ve found one thread so far. As I mentioned there, I left the seat bases in tact, and only removed the backs. They were uncomfortable for the boys. Maybe I was lucky on that bit. Who knows?!? Dont know
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
wasz
Sepang


Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 2902


1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I've been stung in France on a couple of occasions, one ending up with a night in the cells, all for a tv program, but fortunately didn't cost me money.


I think we need to hear this story....
_________________
My special order MY99 Vesuvious Charcoal 996 | Clutch, Fly RMS IMS AOS Job |
Steering Rack Hard Lines | Air Con Compressor / System
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Alex
Le Mans
Le Mans


Joined: 06 Mar 2014
Posts: 15738
Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire

2000 Porsche 996 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed

I still have all the court case letters.
_________________
2000 Manual 996 C4 Arctic Silver Convertible


 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robertb
Long Beach


Joined: 01 Sep 2003
Posts: 6887
Location: South Oxfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: The denouement... Reply with quote

jinjaninja wrote:
Holy thread resurrection, Batman!

I did a recent stint at Autocar's office in a bid to explore the possibilities of getting into motoring journalism. An editor was interested in the tale of my 996 crash and he asked me to do a short write up and that has been posted on Autocar's website. I'd initially written a travelogue version and have split the whole thing into two parts and posted it to my own website.

So, to finally wrap up this tale of delight and woe, feel free to have a read here: http://www.robgordon.net/motoring/porsche-911-ownership-part-one/

Hopefully, it can stand as a salutory lesson for anyone who drives on the continent. Comments welcome - I think! Smile

Cheers, Rob


Nice article, I like your writing style, hopefully you'll post up more.
_________________
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Robertb makes his way to the top of my Xmas card list* Very Happy

Thanks. I certainly intend to do more. Thumb
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robertb
Long Beach


Joined: 01 Sep 2003
Posts: 6887
Location: South Oxfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to my virtual xmas card!

Before its untimely demise, how did you get on with the 4S? Sounds similar to mine, which has done 111k miles, running well.
_________________
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was great. I bought right at the bottom of the market and kept some funds for work - just in case. It proved that it needed some suspension work as it had a load of billiard balls rattling around the front of the car. The exhaust rusted out and so was replaced by the Dansk Supersound version which sounded epic. It also developed some issues with they keys failing etc. but I still loved it.

It was by no means a mint car and so it got used a lot and I didn't worry about dirt or dings too much. I loved the look of the rear end, but I'm not sure I'd necessarily worry about the 4S again. I'd definitely consider a 2 next time.

I miss having a 911 on the drive. Sad
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robertb
Long Beach


Joined: 01 Sep 2003
Posts: 6887
Location: South Oxfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very similar to mine... bought for £17k in Jan 15, needed some spends on the suspension and annoyingly an AOS, and a few bits are pending now.

Can't you persuade the Mrs that its important you have a 911 for something to write about? Many motoring writers seem to have them...
_________________
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
jinjaninja
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 343
Location: SW London


PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought mine for £15k!

I'm slowly working on the Mrs but have to tread carefully on this one. Let's face it, owning a 911 means you're never short of drama and it would be good fodder for writing.
_________________
2002 Arctic Silver 996 C4S Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Robertb
Long Beach


Joined: 01 Sep 2003
Posts: 6887
Location: South Oxfordshire

2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey, not many £15k 4Ss about these days.

Keep at it... I know the drill... The Wife Flowers
_________________
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Page 4 of 4

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum