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solaris
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:42 am    Post subject: Finally found my car :-) Reply with quote

I’ve been lurking around a while and so thought I’d share my recent dilemma faced trying to secure my first Porsche.

We all share the same passion for the brand and I always wanted a Porsche ..yada yada yada, we all have our desired model but unfortunately as time has gone by mine is now out of reach. I set out looking for a decent 997.1 C2s and as I visited dealerships and read more and more about the cars I found myself preferring the gen 2 specifically the 997.2 C2s pdk. Thinking this is what I wanted, again I starting looking for potential examples eventually narrowing down to the one I wanted to buy. I then find myself standing @Cridfords gawping at the back side of a 4s realising that they are wider! and oh did it look gorjus! Selection changed Smile - 997.2 4s pdk is now the target so the whole rigmarole of sourcing the right spec, colour etc starts again. Bearing in mind the budget has gone from 997.1 money to 997.2 money I start comparing other models in the range and reading owner opionions from forum members up until the point where one learns about Hans Mezger! and then …997.1 Turbo deposit paid Laughing

I've yet to pick up the car as i've negotiated some work to be completed as part of the sale. I'm looking forward to living with 997.1 Turbo
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Great post ... you certainly won't be disappointed with a 997.1t!

P.S. Manual or Tip?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I'll take some proper pics once I've taken delivery
 
  
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solaris
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeathStar wrote:
Laughing Great post ... you certainly won't be disappointed with a 997.1t!

P.S. Manual or Tip?


I chose the tip, I prefer the auto
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice! Have to say the 997.1 turbo is an awesome car, although I found the handling of the standard car to be quite shockingly bad and therefore the first thing i did was to improve that.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rabbitstew wrote:
Good choice! Have to say the 997.1 turbo is an awesome car, although I found the handling of the standard car to be quite shockingly bad and therefore the first thing i did was to improve that.


The only modifications I'm planning on are a Kline ehaust and remap. I've built an 84 MK2 golf gti with an interesting engine and i'd be heart broken if the turbo isn't as fast.


 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

solaris wrote:
rabbitstew wrote:
Good choice! Have to say the 997.1 turbo is an awesome car, although I found the handling of the standard car to be quite shockingly bad and therefore the first thing i did was to improve that.


The only modifications I'm planning on are a Kline ehaust and remap. I've built an 84 MK2 golf gti with an interesting engine and i'd be heart broken if the turbo isn't as fast.




Hubba hubba, I think we need some more details on that beauty.....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big Welcome to 911 ownership and to the Turbo-club. That's one hell of a first Porsche. worship

Other than the Golf what's your previous car history? It would be interesting to hear how your new beast compares to it and others.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with the Turbo that's some first Porsche Grin

That's a really neat engine install in the Golf I'll bet it's lively Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha.. Budget creep at its finest!! Floor

Congratulations on the new car. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the performance.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, the GTI looks gorgeous. Nice work my man! worship
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shewie wrote:
Haha.. Budget creep at its finest!! Floor

Congratulations on the new car. I don't think you'll be disappointed with the performance.


Yeah tell me about it, but in the end I had to consider where my money is best vested, 997.2 c4 pdk or 997.1 Turbo. Time will tell if I made the correct decision.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Pics already thumbsup

Not new to forum's then Very Happy

Cool Golf and even Cool 'er Pork

Can't wait to see your plans for her Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome golf! Been a few in my family although none with that motor in it. My brother had a vr6 a long time ago, I remember borrowing it for a week, incredible engine in it although it couldnt handle for love nor money.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, nice turbo thumbsup Enjoy!
Love the MK2 GTI, had one exactly the same (minus the 5v audi T engine though Surprised). I bet the torque steer is epic on boost Grin Brings back some good memories Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
A big Welcome to 911 ownership and to the Turbo-club. That's one hell of a first Porsche. worship

Other than the Golf what's your previous car history? It would be interesting to hear how your new beast compares to it and others.


Another interesting car i've owned not so much for the car per se but the amount of power that was available following a remap. This was my daily car prior to moving to the Turbo.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solaris, lovely Turbo, and the exhaust and remap will be perfect for power but I will be waiting for the post that says , right chaps going to lower her slightly add some spacers and engine mounts and/or struts to keep it flat and focused when fast road driving. Thumb Grin
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solaris
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha lowering and spacers are indeed on the hit list

I used Peter Morgan to select the correct car for me and I have to admit in my case it really paid off. He highlighted a few "wear and tear" items that would eventually need addressing. I bought these items to the attention of the dealer who kindly agreed to fix anything that was highlighted as part of the deal. They sent the car off to Porsche OPC to have the work carried out including a major service.
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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grats on a lovely looker indeed!!!!! I am still on the lookout for mine and having a similar journey in my search. Enjoy the miles and smiles Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

solaris wrote:


Another interesting car i've owned not so much for the car per se but the amount of power that was available following a remap. This was my daily car prior to moving to the Turbo.




I thought I recognised that dyno from the picture ... you must know Doug and Mihnea at MRC then? Thumb
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