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mikem7709
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Turbo cab owners Reply with quote

Anyone on here? Advice on good/bad points and what to look for?

I sold my 6.1 GT3 a few months back and now starting to really miss having some Pork in the garage.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Turbo cab owners Reply with quote

mikem7709 wrote:
Advice on good/bad points and what to look for?



Very Happy

Good point: It's a 6t!!
Bad point: It has no roof.
What to look for: A coupe.
 
  
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cheshire911
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the usual suspect areas for a 996 Turbo should be checked by a Specialst who really knows the model inside out.
In addition for a Cabrio - water leaks behind both front seats, check the drsin channels for the hood. Check the hood meticulously for opening and closing and the rear window in the hood.

Versus a coupe they can be really leaky and suffer damaged electronics under the passenger seat.
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mikem7709
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. Not much love for the cab then Laughing
 
  
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Boba fett
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a coupe for a long time, I kept it for a long time because when I bought it, it was expensive and then the back side fell out of the 996 Turbo's it was an X50 manual as well. I enjoyed the car. When I did come to sell it, It was a lot of car for the money 2.5 years ago.

Now though, you would have to mad.

Nowhere near as nice as to look at over the coupe (and the coupe can be an acquired taste to some) and cost just as much at the massive price increases Grin

It is a flexi old thing as well, quite bad in fact, and they have not aged well now. I parked up next to a black one some weeks ago, what used to turn my head, turned my stomach. bye puh
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had a CAB for a long time, I kept it for a long time because when I bought it, it was expensive and then the back side fell out of the 996 Turbo's it was an X50 manual as well. I enjoyed the car. When I did come to sell it, It was a lot of car for the money 2.5 years ago.

Now though, you would have to mad.

Nowhere near as nice as to look at over the coupe (and the coupe can be an acquired taste to some) and cost just as much at the massive price increases Grin

It is a flexi old thing as well, quite bad in fact, and they have not aged well now. I parked up next to a black one some weeks ago, what used to turn my head, turned my stomach. bye puh
 
  
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grbspeedster
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting different points of view. I have a turbo cab and love it. Always had cabs for the fun car😎
I don't track it, use it for pleasure only, doesn't have the concerns of the na engine. Much prefer cabs to tin tops for touring 🌞
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a question of taste. Just the same as the Tiptronic debate. I have a Cab and I love it. It doesn't leak and it doesn't flex. Don't knock them.
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mikem7709
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I'm. It looking for the stiffest, most track focussed car - if I was it would be another GT3 no contest.

I want something for summer fun and Euro trips, I figured the extra omph of the Turbo would make up for the extra weight.

I did about 1K miles across Europe driving a friends E93 M3 last month and it was a real disappointment, hence I've now got the Porsche bug again.
 
  
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Boba fett
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikem7709 wrote:
Yeah, I'm. It looking for the stiffest, most track focussed car - if I was it would be another GT3 no contest.

I want something for summer fun and Euro trips, I figured the extra omph of the Turbo would make up for the extra weight.

I did about 1K miles across Europe driving a friends E93 M3 last month and it was a real disappointment, hence I've now got the Porsche bug again.


If you found the E93 disappointing, what are you expecting from the 996 exactly?
 
  
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Delanor
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats wrong with the looks of a Cabriolet there is no leaks if the car is properly maintained and it looks even better with the top down in our lovely summer weather.

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jotaking
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Life is always better with your top down!!

The "scuttle shake" debate makes me yawn!!

Yes, it will have a bit, however, in the real world of "public highways" the "wind in your hair" or the "air on your slap" (depends on age) will always outweigh a bit of scuttle shake when you hit a pothole!!

IMHO most amateur drivers wouldn't be able to put in any significant time difference between coupe/cab on a track. It's all just hot air!!

Good luck with your search Thumb
 
  
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DaleD53
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For summer fun... blast or relax it's the cab for me every time thumbsup

Personal choice though - just have the confidence to choose and enjoy what you want, don't worry about anything else - after all it's a Porsche Grin

Respect to everyone else and how they roll worship
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Sen
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had my Turbo Cab for 3 years now. Love it.

Excellent European GT car.
Comfortable - Turbos come with lots of goodies ticked
Still Fast in the twisties- ok you're going to wish you had your GT3 here.
Top down drive to sunday lunch.

Very versatile & satisfying car.

Like Daled53 says 'Blast or relax'

Buy one - obs with usual car checks.
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david_a
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't just want a turbo cab.
You want a turbo S cab
And you want it with a switchable exhaust
I speak from experience.
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S4ch
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my 2003 Turbo cab tip. I modded mine earlier this year, now making around 650bhp. I've not owned a cab before but I'm really happy with mine, so nice when the weather allows to be able to take the roof down and really hear the engine roar. Only issue I've had was a broken tension cable, no leaks at all.
 
  
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