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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Swaying towards Turbo!😚 Reply with quote

I have only had my 996 for a fairly short time and I have the bug already.....I have never been one to keep a car long, but I keep looking at Turbos originally just browsing, but the more I look the more I am tempted to part with cash.
This one at 911 Virgin has caught my eye.....anyone know the car or previous owner? Forum member maybe?

http://www.911virgin.com/porscheforsale/1226/996TurboCoupeManual/
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks very nice really depends though on what you want the car to do for you. At worst go and take a look and then decide. Tom at 911 Virgin you will not meet a better individual to walk your through what you want to do and perhaps take in your car. Good luck buddy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's any help, I looked around that car and its stunning, you won't find better. Also you have the added bonus of unrivalled after sales care from Tom and the team, get it bought!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ditchvisitor wrote:
If it's any help, I looked around that car and its stunning, you won't find better. Also you have the added bonus of unrivalled after sales care from Tom and the team, get it bought!


Think il give them a call tomorrow and plan to view Friday....it ticks all the boxes!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice spec and fair price! If you drive it you will buy it 😂
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some say they sound crap compared to the NA 911? Is this true?.....are they really that bad?
Did Porsche do a PSE option for the turbo?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BChivs wrote:
Some say they sound crap compared to the NA 911? Is this true?.....are they really that bad?
Did Porsche do a PSE option for the turbo?


They sound great on full boost but still far quieter than a NA car.

On full boost however 'stealth mode' is safest for your licence anyway. Grin

Porsche didn't do a sports exhaust for the Turbo. You need to go after-market. None come cheap.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BChivs wrote:
Some say they sound crap compared to the NA 911? Is this true?.....are they really that bad?
Did Porsche do a PSE option for the turbo?


They might sound ‘different,quieter’ but ‘crap’ isn’t ever really a word I would use to describe a Turbo .....

And the N/ A cars cannot do what the ‘Turbo’ does...........

Drive it and you will be addicted ....
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They might sound ‘different,quieter’ but ‘crap’ isn’t ever really a word I would use to describe a Turbo .....

And the N/ A cars cannot do what the ‘Turbo’ does...........

Drive it and you will be addicted ....


Agreed thumbsup drive it and be prepared to part with that cash.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be warned, once you test drive the turbo you’re current car might not be enough anymore...

I test drove a turbo, my 996 C2 was never the same again.. it was sold and eventually I purchased a 996 Turbo from 911VIRGIN..

Tom and the rest of the team were great to deal with and even though I had a few issues with the car everything was sorted out without any fuss. I would definitely purchase another car from them..
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BChivs wrote:
Some say they sound crap compared to the NA 911? Is this true?.....are they really that bad?
Did Porsche do a PSE option for the turbo?


I had a mate follow me on his sportsbike, which wasn`t exactly quiet, and he commented how great my car sounded. I can`t say it sounds good from the cabin however. The 996tt will be different again from a 997.2 though I imagine.

Edit : I too like the stealth mode Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BChivs wrote:
Some say they sound crap compared to the NA 911? Is this true?.....are they really that bad?
Did Porsche do a PSE option for the turbo?


Dont be put off it because of the way the turbo sounds , some like the stealth of just a whoosh and the turbos spooling up , but if thats not enough for you they can be made to sound more NA growly by playing with some aftermarket exhaust options , some are reasonably priced and some mad money but there are options. Thumb good luck with the viewing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drive one and see if it's the exhaust note that leaves an impression on you!

I guarantee you tho - if you do test drive one the next thing you'll be doing is some man maths to work out how you are going to buy it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its very easy to make a 996/7 turbo sound much better.

Mine has no cats and a kline system. It sounds truly wonderful.

N997B has craftily managed to de-cat his OE exhaust and that sounds like the dogs danglies too Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you've gone Turbo there's no going back!

I was told my Gen 1 997 sounded like a souped up hair drier, the cheek of it! So when I got my 997.2 I took off the silencer and stuck a Sharkwerks pipe on! Now it's just plain bad ass!

As for the car, the weathers getting better, the nights are getting lighter so buy it, you will not regret it one bit. By the way the turbos' are pretty bomb proof.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where would anybody get to use the power of a turbo in this country apart from a track?

i have never known so many speed traps and ways for you to get points or banned, the roads are totally saturated with cameras and vans,


i poodle about in my old 911 and you cant go more than a mile before there is a cyclist, an idiot doing 40 in a 60, a horse, a tractor and that's without the police traps, you get a little bit of pleasure doing 60 and then you are into another village and its 30 again, and now 20 in some places, then its roadworks,


its killing driving pleasure, motorways are just places where the thought of doing a ton is history nowadays, i just wouldn't dare,

so whats the point of all this power on cars nowadays?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Palladium wrote:
Where would anybody get to use the power of a turbo in this country apart from a track?

i have never known so many speed traps and ways for you to get points or banned, the roads are totally saturated with cameras and vans,


i poodle about in my old 911 and you cant go more than a mile before there is a cyclist, an idiot doing 40 in a 60, a horse, a tractor and that's without the police traps, you get a little bit of pleasure doing 60 and then you are into another village and its 30 again, and now 20 in some places, then its roadworks,


its killing driving pleasure, motorways are just places where the thought of doing a ton is history nowadays, i just wouldn't dare,

so whats the point of all this power on cars nowadays?


Ask a biker Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

true, every time i see a racing bike it's taking the mickey, i don't know how they pull it off and keep their licence.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Move to the North East, or better still, Scotland.

Lots of open roads with no ***** on them, let along police. My cars get regularly exercised properly, no worries there Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Palladium wrote:

so whats the point of all this power on cars nowadays?


Said no petrol head ever! 😂😂😂
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