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nigel99
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first thought was no. But its growing on me the more I look at it. I like the fact it's a bit different. The important thing is that you're happy with it. The price is good, probably due to the high milage rather than the colour as mentioned previously. Let us know how the viewing goes, good luck.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macadamia can look good in the bright sun when the car is immaculately clean. However, on an overcast day, it can look a bit crap.

A Porsche is known for its sporty nature and I would question whether one should steer too far from traditionally accepted sporty colours.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. The night before l was due to veiw the car, l rang and cancelled, l just was not sure about the colour. However, the next day l couldn't help thinking that l had made a mistake so l decided to view it anyway. Everything else ticket all the right boxes. I went to view it with my son in law Martin who is also a Porsche owner. Incidentally he was very anti the colour and urged me to look at other more popular colours. Anyway l decided that it would play on my mind if l didn't at least have a look. I said to Martin that l would know if the colour was right for me in the first 5 minutes. Well what can l say, within a second l absolutely loved the colour it looks fantastic. The car is also in great order. New Brakes and discs all round, new suspension, dampers and springs all round plus various other components. Tyres nearly new. Test drive great. Deposit put down and depending on the results of the PPI l hope to realise a life long dream. One very happy old geezer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumb It did look good in the pictures so good to hear it really was a cared for motor. Good luck for the PPI but no reason to think it isn't going to go well and every chance that's going to be your next car Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sensible approach! Sometimes you have to look at a few and sometimes you need 5 seconds and you know! Fingers crossed but all looks good!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a 997 Targa this colour with a light tan trim in the queue for the ferry in Plymouth recently.
I thought it looked fantastic and told the guy so.
I have always loved the cocoa interior too.
And my car is silver... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macadamia is a fantastic colour.

Why the "new suspension" though?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
OK. The night before l was due to veiw the car, l rang and cancelled, l just was not sure about the colour. However, the next day l couldn't help thinking that l had made a mistake so l decided to view it anyway. Everything else ticket all the right boxes. I went to view it with my son in law Martin who is also a Porsche owner. Incidentally he was very anti the colour and urged me to look at other more popular colours. Anyway l decided that it would play on my mind if l didn't at least have a look. I said to Martin that l would know if the colour was right for me in the first 5 minutes. Well what can l say, within a second l absolutely loved the colour it looks fantastic. The car is also in great order. New Brakes and discs all round, new suspension, dampers and springs all round plus various other components. Tyres nearly new. Test drive great. Deposit put down and depending on the results of the PPI l hope to realise a life long dream. One very happy old geezer.


HUGE congrats Smile If you love it then its Right Thumb
One thing we ALL know here - you will LOVE owning a 911 !!!!!

Pls share some pics when you get her and enjoy in good health....

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one. I think that's a really good decision.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one OP. Fingers crossed for a clean bill of health from the PPI. The colour is definitely a grower. Regardless, its a 911 so what's not to love!! Look forward to seeing some more pictures.

Did you drive it btw? Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations!

Now all you need to do is get oodles of pictures posted here.

Cheers, Keith.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to pics mate, i really like the colour! i have boring silver...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for your comments (What a great Forum).
Just to answer a couple of questions raised.
Why the new suspension? good question. l don't know l will have to ask.
Did l get a test drive? No l didn't. The owner did offer but l have Vertigo at the moment so driving is out of the question. The owner did take me out for a good blast and everything seemed OK. As mentioned earlier l am getting the car PPI by Porsche lnspections and they are highly regarded so they should pickup any problems before buying the car. They will test drive the car as part of the inspection. I feel like a little boy waiting for Christmas.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Porsche brown. The Austin Allegro in brown Uncle Albert had was another matter.

Macadamia looks good in the sun, would prefer it with a cream interior for contrast but Porsche have a habit of putting in Cocoa even in black cars what
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK chaps a quick update. PPI went very well with only a few small issue that are easily rectified. Tomorrow l will take ownership. Happy days ahead.
Luvvlyjubbly.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
OK chaps a quick update. PPI went very well with only a few small issue that are easily rectified. Tomorrow l will take ownership. Happy days ahead.
Luvvlyjubbly.


Happy Days! Drive
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, I like it Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats!! Hope for many happy days Smile
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Useless Useless Useless
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