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Rhodris-dad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
Rhodris-dad wrote:
The biggest issue I have is all models look the same at first glance......even the fixed spoiler on the SVR is optional.


Most people would say that about a 911.


Agreed.....but I was looking at it from the perspective of an "enthusiast".......I can tell the difference between a base Carrera and a Turbo at first glance.

A lot of people can't tell the difference between a 997 and a 991.....but if you park them side by side........

Line up a few F-Types and hide the small badge on the grill Question I would struggle.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, some people can't all the difference between a £15k 996 and a 2.7RS at what they're worth now, it I get your point.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the turbo has gone. I waved goodbye last weekend. Now for the hard bit......


Gen2 turbos are out of reach as I’ve settled my budget as no more than £50k. I’ve floors and all that sort of stuff to buy over then next 12mths.

So what do I go for next? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on the sale Paul.

I think in your position I would be looking at a Cayman, either the last of the 981 in GTS spec or the 718 S and a trip to Ken at 9e.

Nice position to be in and a good time of year to get a great deal on something.

Best of luck with the search.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wide field of choices Paul - provided you adopt the mindset that after a Turbo nothing at that price point will match the speed and velocity and power of a Turbo and is likely to be more GT than Sports car.

You know my thoughts on what to consider - the sound of an operatic aria of an Italian V8 is intoxicating - and don't believe all the words expressed by non-owners and the last orders at the pub conversation of "my mates dad's son-in-law had one and had to remortgage his house in the first year of ownership for the repair bills and poor reliability"

I'd always suggest that whatever you go for next - buy a good 'un. Buying a car that needs extra work rarely works out more cost-effective than buying one that doesn't need those works.

Its down to each person how and what they choose as their their next purchase.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nissan GTR?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks chaps. In many ways enjoying the process so let’s see where it takes me Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yum!

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201809260871993
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way of anything but Porsche lies madness! Porsche! Chum just bought a lovely 991 manual S for 50k, failing that a 981 Cayman GTS Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So the turbo has gone. I waved goodbye last weekend. Now for the hard bit......

Gen2 turbos are out of reach as I’ve settled my budget as no more than £50k. I’ve floors and all that sort of stuff to buy over then next 12mths.

So what do I go for next? Question




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So the turbo has gone. I waved goodbye last weekend. Now for the hard bit......

Gen2 turbos are out of reach as I’ve settled my budget as no more than £50k. I’ve floors and all that sort of stuff to buy over then next 12mths.

So what do I go for next? Question




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve booked a test drive with these guys...... Scratch Chin

https://ghalpine.uk
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They get a really good write up just make sure you've got flame proof gear on!

https://www.motor1.com/news/238433/alpine-top-gear-fire-video/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this thread need updating Paul after what I've just read on Ady's thread? Scratch Chin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Does this thread need updating Paul after what I've just read on Ady's thread? Scratch Chin


It does Alex

After much deliberation I decided there was nothing else in the £45-55k bracket that ticked all the boxes a 911 does.


Special enough for the ‘look back’ test? Check.
Autobahn storming? Check.
Twisties? Check.
Reliability? Check.
Trundling about? Check.
Heritage? Check.
Practicality? Check.

And so on. The closest to that list was Audi R8 V10 but that was just out of budget.

I considered a 981 Boxster. But I knew I’d still hanker after a 911. An aircooled or a 997.2 turbo also appealed, but the latter was also out if budget and the former meant buying a 986 Boxster as well. More scope creep.

So in the end I settled on what I knew and still loved. A 997.1 turbo thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worship Thumb

Nice one!!

Will be good to see what you have to say about the manual shift on a Turbo compared to both the 996 & 997 Turbos you previously owned.

Does that mean you need to change your username: Newer997buyer Dont know Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice one!!

Will be good to see what you have to say about the manual shift on a Turbo compared to both the 996 & 997 Turbos you previously owned.

Does that mean you need to change your username: Newer997buyer Dont know Grin


Early days yet. I’ve always been a bit Dont know on the tip v manual debate and nothing has changed that for me yet. There’s pros and cons to each. But I’ll indeed share more in due time Thumb

A new forum name is an interesting idea but probably not needed, as I’m sure a few on here already use alternative names when describing me Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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After much deliberation I decided there was nothing else in the £45-55k bracket that ticked all the boxes a 911 does.



Agree especially when the 911 has a Mezger engine and 2 turbos. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it turns out that nothing quite does what a Porsche does at that price point?

Who knew!?

Dont know

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
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After much deliberation I decided there was nothing else in the £45-55k bracket that ticked all the boxes a 911 does.



Agree especially when the 911 has a Mezger engine and 2 turbos. thumbsup


Plus I’d a garage full of bits ready to put straight onto one plus a nearly new Kline Grin


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So it turns out that nothing quite does what a Porsche does at that price point?

Who knew!?

Dont know

wack


Now then young Dr, it is healthy to ask critical questions regularly and manage over assumptions Very Happy

Plus as you well know I’d good reason to be pissed at Porsche puh
 
  
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