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gunner
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Itchy feet Reply with quote

I do this every few months. My eye gets caught by something and I deliberate over whether to move on the 993 in favour of something different.

996 turbo, 987 spyder, R8, RS4 have all been considered over the last couple of years.

This week it's a 964 targa. I know it's a step backwards in terms of 911 evolution but I really like the look of that targa hoop and the thought of some semi-open air motoring this summer.

Tell me I'm wrong...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Itchy feet Reply with quote

gunner wrote:
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You're wrong.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: Itchy feet Reply with quote

gunner wrote:
I do this every few months. My eye gets caught by something and I deliberate over whether to move on the 993 in favour of something different.

996 turbo, 987 spyder, R8, RS4 have all been considered over the last couple of years.

This week it's a 964 targa. I know it's a step backwards in terms of 911 evolution but I really like the look of that targa hoop and the thought of some semi-open air motoring this summer.

Tell me I'm wrong...


Your wrong with the 964 targa, but would be right with a 997 turbo Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Because wife.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Itchy feet Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
gunner wrote:
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You're wrong.

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Can't argue with that kind of logic.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Because wife.

That can be taken care of Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you've nailed it chum with the 964 Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better off buying some foot powder.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are nearing sandal season...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Itchy feet Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
gunner wrote:
I do this every few months. My eye gets caught by something and I deliberate over whether to move on the 993 in favour of something different.

996 turbo, 987 spyder, R8, RS4 have all been considered over the last couple of years.

This week it's a 964 targa. I know it's a step backwards in terms of 911 evolution but I really like the look of that targa hoop and the thought of some semi-open air motoring this summer.

Tell me I'm wrong...


Your wrong with the 964 targa, but would be right with a 996 turbo Grin


Couldn’t agree more SB Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turbo is a very different car though, and not neccesarilly better
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or...a 993 with a sun roof?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or...a 993 with a sun roof?


A quick fix for ya... shouldn't take you more than a sunny afternoon to cut and fit... Grin

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or...a 993 with a sun roof?


A quick fix for ya... shouldn't take you more than a sunny afternoon to cut and fit... Grin

C.


Thumb Mine has a factory sunroof. There goes my illuminati application...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Turbo is a very different car though, and not neccesarilly better


Actually absolutely agree there
Different beasts Thumb
Neither better or worse.. but very different and down to personal preference
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before the 993, I owned a 964 C2 Targa for about 5 years.

There were a number of reasons I sold it.

Wobbly chassis. With the roof off there was a lot of scuttle shake that wasn't becoming of a sports car. Put me right off. It was better with the roof on.

Water leaks from the front seal of the roof in heavy prolonged rain. I'm sure this was fixable with new seals though.

Creaky noises from the roof. Once again, probably fixable but I never did it. It was a minor annoyance.

However there was a lot to love about the car.

The power delivery was superb, I preferred it to the 993, it seemed more natural compared to the varioram.

I preferred the sound of the engine. More traditional air cooled sound.

The handling was more fun at lower speed, very adjustable on the throttle.

But ultimately, it's a lot slower than the 993 both in a straight line and around the bends. My 993 has shorter gear ratios which helps.

The 993 has a lot less understeer, although that my have been knackered suspension on the 964.

I wouldn't be sorry to get in a 964 again, but it would have to be a coupe. In fact I was looking for one when I stumbled across the 993 that I own now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking of a roving eye, I go through the same every few months as well, usually in V8 form.

A few months back it was an XK, more recently its the recent V8 twin turbo SL500 and then there are dreams of a V12V or an R8 V10. It never stops.

But I couldn't bear to part from the 993.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Itchy feet Reply with quote

This week it's a 964 targa. I know it's a step backwards in terms of 911 evolution but I really like the look of that targa hoop and the thought of some semi-open air motoring this summer.

Tell me I'm wrong...[/quote]
I would be very careful. This time last year I had a deposit down on a nice 964 Targa with one of the better Indy’s. this lasted 6 months while the car was fettled, mostly I suspect them trying to fix the roof.

When I took it for the long awaited test drive I was deafened by the noise from the roof at speeds over 50mph. The problem was previous repairs left the leading edge of the Targa roof sit above the windscreen

Deposit returned I bought my 993 C2 coupe (with sunroof).
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of the targa on the 964. It just looks like it belongs on a 911 from the 70s. 964 manual coupes are lovely but the targa is gash.
 
  
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