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infrasilver
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2001 Porsche 996 Targa

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 996 or 911 in general take a little time to bond with, once you have it's a great bit of kit that takes some beating by even newer performance cars. Get it sorted and drive it.
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

captain caveman wrote:


I expect l have to spend up to 2k to get it perfect.




captain caveman wrote:


They are out there you just got to be in the right place at the right time and like cars with knackered gearboxes.




You were warned about how much decent cars cost, but wouldn't have it, despite most of us on here having gone through similar searches ourselves.

When every other similar car is £15k and one pops on for £9k surely you wonder why. But then to come on and say it's fine and just needs the bumper painting....

You can take a horse to water an' all that.

Good luck with the sale.

During the test drive did you not think "Hang on a minute, this thing doesn't excite me like my old plastic pig did" ??
 
  
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MisterCorn
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Joined: 08 Jan 2011
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought for 'under £10k'. Now advertised for £10 750. Trying to add an extra grand to the budget to get a good one? At £9k I'd probably have it to sort it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:

There is a lovely c2 facelift manual in midnight blue, ims done and clutch and looked after for under 15k with sports seats. That is where my money would be going.


Ive been speaking to the guy, doesn't have TC which will appeal to some but Im not sure on that othersie a very nice car.
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captain caveman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
captain caveman wrote:


I expect l have to spend up to 2k to get it perfect.




captain caveman wrote:


They are out there you just got to be in the right place at the right time and like cars with knackered gearboxes.




You were warned about how much decent cars cost, but wouldn't have it, despite most of us on here having gone through similar searches ourselves.

When every other similar car is £15k and one pops on for £9k surely you wonder why. But then to come on and say it's fine and just needs the bumper painting....

You can take a horse to water an' all that.

Good luck with the sale.

During the test drive did you not think "Hang on a minute, this thing doesn't excite me like my old plastic pig did" ??


Who said i paid 9k for it? I said under 10k.
I said i expected to pay up to 2k getting it right before i found out about the gearbox.
After the test drive the price i paid was reflected in this.
Yes i did think it was a bit plain Jane on the test drive but its hard to get a feel for a car on a test drive.
Unless you have driven a old plastic pig witch i know by your comment you haven't then you will have no idea how they compare.
You,d swear i,d used your money to by my car Laughing
 
  
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captain caveman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
Bought for 'under £10k'. Now advertised for £10 750. Trying to add an extra grand to the budget to get a good one? At £9k I'd probably have it to sort it out.

MC


Always ask more than you want as people will always try and knock you down.
 
  
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MisterCorn
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

captain caveman wrote:
MisterCorn wrote:
Bought for 'under £10k'. Now advertised for £10 750. Trying to add an extra grand to the budget to get a good one? At £9k I'd probably have it to sort it out.

MC


Always ask more than you want as people will always try and knock you down.


I know Smile If I can knock you down to £9k I'll have it.

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captain caveman
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

infrasilver wrote:
The 996 or 911 in general take a little time to bond with, once you have it's a great bit of kit that takes some beating by even newer performance cars. Get it sorted and drive it.


I may well end up doing that ive only put it up for sale at the moment to see how much interest there is.
I,l be out in it all day tomorrow so see how it goes.
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick with it a while.

I came from another brute of a rwd car - 350z and was slightly disappointed that the 996 had no drama.

However after a few weeks the 996 really gets under your skin.

You don't go sideways, you don't go loud. You go precisely and efficiently...

Its really a challenge to drive, and the more you master it the more you will be blown away. You drive them differently to front engined rwd cars.

Just get a gearbox from a scrapper or rebuilt at sports classic.

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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and if you want a GT kit car, there must be a UK supplier of these:
http://www.duraflexbodykits.com/1999-2001-porsche-996-duraflex-look-body-kit-piece-duraflex-103949-p-277816.html
 
  
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