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michelin
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I viewed mine the other week I couldn't believe that the car was under two Porsche covers, had the painted key and also liners front and rear.
The car and owner are exactly what I have been looking for Laughing
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you have the original supplying dealer make the plates.
Mine is Porsche Leicester so once I do my plate transfer I'll do a trip down to get them.
Nothing worse than a super car with a plate made and typo' with 'Halfrauds'



jonttt wrote:
browsing the DVLA to source a totally random plate for the car, did not expect to find much but.......



will be on the car Thumb

controversial I know to some but its a bit of cheap fun

ps I can't believe that plate was available, imagine the fun when I try to sell it on here Floor
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madge
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
browsing the DVLA to source a totally random plate for the car, did not expect to find much but.......



will be on the car Thumb

controversial I know to some but its a bit of cheap fun

ps I can't believe that plate was available, imagine the fun when I try to sell it on here Floor


Is that "AHOY", as in "Hello Sailor"? Wink

Nice car BTW.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that, its whatever you make of it Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being completely unbiased Wink good choice Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clarkey wrote:
Being completely unbiased Wink good choice Thumb


Sorry, Steve my old fruit I fail to see how anyone could ever think that you
might be biased, in any way, shape or form ?

..ps, you still honing around in that Cayman GTS ?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised

Words fail me, I need to wipe the stupid grin off my face before it sticks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...........what a great day.........

So I had just over a 3 hour train journey to Porsche Leicester to pick up the GTS today.

The car was prepped very well, the SE David was very professional, we completed the paperwork which had all been nicely prepared and organised ready for me. I needed the Tracker activating for my insurance and he had all that ready as well. I did not realise that the tracker was not standard on the 981 and had been specified by the first owner at a cost of c£1,000 so that was a nice saving on me having to get one fitted, pays for the annual subscription for a few years Wink

We did a very quick handover at my request as I'd rather setup the car in my own time. Once he was happy we had covered the "health and safety" aspects it was a shake of the hands and I was off. I had a trip down to Sussex staying in a spa hotel until Friday before returning home to Liverpool with the car.

Firstly, what a gorgeous looking car once on the road. It got the same looks that something "nice" and just a special gets. Its very much a porsche thing compared to other luxury marks in my experience. By comparison my black FFRR feels very incognito. Pulling up at the hotel at the end of the trip, the concierge talked about my car for the first time (he has never bothered talking about cars to me before and I stay at the hotel a lot), it was not overshadowed by the bentley, R8 V10 and Aston Martin also parked up. I even managed to park next to another boxster Wink ......... Of course I had to look back as we walked toward the hotel entrance and it was great to see other guests looking at the car and ignoring the more expensive cars on the other side of the car park Wink maybe it was because it was so clean but the white just looked stunning.

The trip over, well where do I start with first impressions.

The MPG, 150 miles mainly motorway and 32 MPG !!!!! The first part of my trip was 100 miles of motorway and that was showing 34MPG, the average dropping when I took B roads on purpose. Much higher than I was expecting and better than I get in my Range Rover by quite a bit. I can't believe I'm starting by talking about MPG but I was shocked by the reading.

The noise, well I had high expectations and it did not dispappoint even though I did not have chance to get the roof down. I had the sports exhaust on for the whole trip, what a blast. Its is definitely on a par with my 993 for grin factor on noise alone and better than anything I've driven this side of a 430/488 in Race mode which is saying quite a bit. The reviewers rave about the exhaust note and its pretty obvious why, its simply gorgeous and brutal at the same time on full overrun.

I managed the last 50 miles on mixed A / B roads which where unknown to me, I kept this in sport mode as traffic was relatively heavy (did not try sport plus) but managed a few overtakes. THe best part, slowing down for sharp bends / turns, the overrun, burbles and snarled just make you want to laugh out loud. I'm literally sat here typing with my cheeks aching, soooooooo much fun. I driven most super cars and the thing I always say is that they are simply too big / too fast for the UK roads. That's why I love my 993. The size, weight of the boxster compared to faster cars and even 911's (I've been in a 991 Turbo S this week) really is much more useable on A and B roads. I know there where sections today I drove faster than I could have in a 488 or huracan. The roads where a little greasy and busy for me to push too hard, I can't wait for quite roads I know with sport plus and traction off.

The seating position and sports plus seats are perfect for me and I'm a big guy. 150 miles and I loved every second of it. Its so nice / such a contrast to the Range Rover to be sat low and elongated. I really do have the best of both worlds, the RR is sooo comfortable, on a par with the phantom (almost) but sit up and beg in comparison. I travelled alongside an L405 similar to mine at one point and it really did seem massive in comparison and soooo high up. Will get some pics of them side by side.

Anyway enough drivel, time for a few very quick pics. I did not take any at the OPC but after I had been shown to my room I nipped back out to get the Porsche goodies out of the boot and took a few quick snaps as it was getting dark........






and the goodies from Porsche, original handbooks, service book, wallet, x2 keys, x2 new Porsche keyfobs, x2 tracker fobs (one not in pic as in my wallet) and a nice presentation box with a pic of the car...






Si I'm very happy with my purchase, off now to get a nice meal, no doubt nipping outside with another excuse to see the car Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out and about in ours today - 200 miles or so - and it is still just as grin inducing after 18m of ownership. I'll never tire of the PSE Cool Have you toyed with the two PASM settings yet? I'd be interested to know your views.
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't they come on far since the first iteration, lovely car!
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michelin
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You do such good write ups Jon!
I'm reading your post and thinking sh*t that will be me on Mon 20 Feb albeit in a non GTS Wink
Congratulations on the car buddy enjoy it! Thumb
P.s. Keep the descriptive posts coming Wink
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2006 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Haven't they come on far since the first iteration, lovely car!


I was never a fan of the earlier ones but after owing a 997 for 5 years, selling it and then seeing the front of the 981 it was a done deal.
Seems a bit bizarre to me really going from a 911 to Boxster but I know deep down it's the correct choice. Strange..........
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely GTS that.
Should get an Evo triangle day set up if a few of us are local.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm up for that once spring arrives.
Mine is going into storage for a bit so I can detail her/him Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I;m defo up for more hobby car fun this year than I have managed in the last 2.

I've just picked up some filming goodies to play around with on runs:

- Hero 5 with Karma grip
- several professional standard car mounting grips
- Mavic drone camera

I've had them a week and not even taken them out of the box (the Mavics where on back order, I ordered a while ago)
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will the spinners from the RR wheels fit Dont know

I've said it before 981S is the dog's gonads. A perfect set up Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning car and great write up! Could really get a sense of your excitement which even put a smile on my face as I read it! Smile Love it!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Will the spinners from the RR wheels fit Dont know

I've said it before 981S is the dog's gonads. A perfect set up Thumb


the wheel badge would not stay pointed to the valve cap Hand
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the car has returned home for the first time tonight.....



Sussex to Liverpool in mixed weather (including light snow) gave me plenty of time to sort out the software. One thing for sure its much faster than Range Rover, nice that maps are instantly available when you get in the car etc.....

The heated seats are as hot as any I've had before.......

I had the sport exhaust setting on all the way Grin

and took a detour for the last 20 miles to try some of my favourite back roads. The roads where slippery so I did not want to push too hard but...... sport mode with sports exhaust.......... just sooooooo much fun. I just love the downshift blips and overrun....... then sports plus with PASM Surprised ..... BRUTAL, just BRUTAL....... I absolutely loved it. I managed to get the traction going on exits to bends, did I say how brutal that is......... but felt so confident in the car. I hit the motorway again for the last bit of my trip and left it in sports plus with with PASM off........ the noise, the gearchange, the noise and then ....... oh Sh!t Embarassed erm better get sensible with the speed Grin

I am so pleased with the car. The useable power, the noise, the size / weight / balance is better than any car I've ever driven on those roads today. I have driven the same A/B roads I detoured to in all sorts of exotica from Ferraris, to lambos but in none did I have as much fun.

Thats me set for the summer then Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I went out for a test spin a few weeks ago that is exactly how I described the car 'brutal', it really really is! It's unbelievable and I never thought I'd say that Thumb
A week Monday....roll on 👍
Enjoy Jon! 👍
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