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alex yates
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Latest Pistonheads article Reply with quote

Just stumbled on this:

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/spotted/porsche-911-carrera-996--spotted/39088
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belongs to a friend of mine - decent car
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read the reader's comments? Hence why I don't bother with PH.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Have you read the reader's comments? Hence why I don't bother with PH.


I never really get why people feel the need to be complete ******* about a car they have never seen or the person that owns it has done nothing to them, why affect the sale of someone's car just to be a smart ar53.

It looks like quite a sorted car for the price to me especially with the full rebuild and suspension refresh, ok the front seats look like the miles but that's an easy sort.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article and PH comments are boringly predictable. Nothing to see, move along...

I'm surprised no one mentioned a Golf R, as this seems to be the stock response in any PH thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus points: Hartech rebuild with closed-deck conversion, MO30 refresh, LSD, cable throttle, GT3 console delete
Negatives: Cabin is shabby and ruffled leather makes it age badly, carpets should be swapped for a fresh set (not expensive and helps with interior 'feel'), No mention of gearbox or LSD works - at this age its unlikely to be at its best.

Reason PH doesnt like it? Its not under £10k, and that lot is pissed they missed the boat.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Euthanising 95% of the registered users on PH would do the world a huge favour, it's one of the densest concentrations of terrible human beings outside of The Daily Stormer.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dammit wrote:
Euthanising 95% of the registered users on PH would do the world a huge favour, it's one of the densest concentrations of terrible human beings outside of The Daily Stormer.



While this would be good for the population as a whole, there would then be a glut of really crappy cars up for sale driving prices down everywhere. On the plus side, I could get everyone in my family a decent Golf if that happened and still have change left over to refresh my gearbox Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be the perfect car if I decided to "change down" to a C2. Not sure why people are bagging on it so much - the issues left over are the easiest to rectify
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw the article, read it and the comments,

Then I remembered that PH is the collective wisdom of morons, and felt a sense of shame for looking at PH in the first place.

I'm sure it used to good at some point in the past.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am the owner and vendor - thanks for the kind words.

Gearbox seems to work as it should with no funny noises. As for the LSD - I have to be honest and say I didn't even know it had one until I checked the option codes recently! I drive with a degree of mechanical sympathy (on the road at least) and with the inherent traction I haven't 'felt' it. I appreciate that many need rebuilding by 120K miles though.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just read the PH comments....was slightly disappointed. Was expecting the 996 to get a proper trashing.....Have read far worse on PH PC

Whilst there was there was the odd moron (you get them everywhere), there were some reasonably balanced comments. I think most people could read that thread and make a reasonable judgement on the car.

Having said that, if it was my car for sale, I dont think I would appreciate the negatives. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a P'heads style "Haterz gonna hate". Grin

I gave up with P'heads years ago although I've just posted today. Surprised

I browse the Porsche forum maybe once a week and the readers cars section sometimes has some good content. Apart from that it's dead now. As is always the way with something good, it got too big and the decency and intellect all but vanished.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PH is the Daily Mail of car forums, PH has some genuinely nice and well informed people on it. Sadly it is also filled with *****. Saying that I was on PH for many years under various logins. So hey....

Just been reading that thread. Seems a decent car but the interior would need some money spending on it. Cant stand ruffled leather and especially if it is shagged

Personally, after spending a heap of money on mine this year my view is that we're at a tipping point. Not many around that will have the money spent that is needed to maintain fully. When I bought mine 3 years ago the majority of "great examples" we're in fact a pile of crap. Lots of high mileage stuff around today if you want a bargain like the car on PH. Another £5K on that and you would have a very sorted car. For me - I am glad why I bought when I did and I may break even if I sell before the next recession! (which I may if someone offered me a good price).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started on PH before here .. some Very knowledgeable people there but i found i was treading on tip toes half the time waiting for an arguement ..

I was glad to have found here Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:


I was glad to have found here Very Happy


So were we Sir. Salut
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, if you think the main "General Gassing" section of PH is bad, try looking at "News Politics & Economics" - that really is a nest a nest of vipers!
PH does, however, have some excellent posters if you look carefully. Some of the contributions on the "Cancer is an effing effer" thread will move you to tears, seriously, and in a good way.
Still, this forum is always the first one that I click on.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
Haha, if you think the main "General Gassing" section of PH is bad, try looking at "News Politics & Economics" - that really is a nest a nest of vipers!
PH does, however, have some excellent posters if you look carefully. Some of the contributions on the "Cancer is an effing effer" thread will move you to tears, seriously, and in a good way.
Still, this forum is always the first one that I click on.


Maybe, but this forum is 95% decent stuff and only 5% nonsense, I don't wanr to spend time sorting through the rubbish.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm less than 5% Hand
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
I never really get why people feel the need to be complete ******* about a car they have never seen or the person that owns it has done nothing to them, why affect the sale of someone's car just to be a smart ar53.


You tried eBay Floor






Counter Of Beans wrote:
Haha, if you think the main "General Gassing" section of PH is bad, try looking at "News Politics & Economics"


Is N997B on it Dont know







Grin BEFORE you crucify me with you political jibba jabba...that;s banned so there Very Happy
 
  
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