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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: I’ve just bought the cheapest 911 in the UK! Reply with quote

Hi All,

This is my first post so bear with me. 🤓

I decided to prove to a friend that I could buy the absolute cheapest 911 in the UK and run it for a year without breaking the bank. So I did a search on Autotrader (criteria was manual, C2, coupe with an MOT). Picked the first one and bought it without driving it and had it delivered to me. I even Amazon Primed a camera and filmed my first drive and just stuck it on YouTube (sorry, terrible video!).

So I am now the proud owner of a 1998 996 for the princely sum of, der der derrr...£6550!

So after a year I’ll either be saying don’t do it or...everyone go and buy a 911 now!!

Admittedly, I broke all the rules of car buying so I wouldn’t recommend that.

Anyway, enough of an introduction, I’ll be looking for lots of help I’m sure so I’m hoping I’ll be able to call upon your expertise and experience.

Wish me luck!
 
  
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Gray79
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brave Surprised

Good luck
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gray79 wrote:
Brave Surprised

Good luck


Ha, thanks. Most people in the know have said “are you mad!?”
 
  
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Gray79
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link to the YouTube clip?? Question
 
  
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Alex
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sillysally1 wrote:
Most people in the know have said “are you mad!?”


No......just silly!

Hi & welcome. Must admit, all I did was give mine a run round the block and said I'll have it Grin
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kas750
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You just beat me!
Great cars...if you view first! Surprised Thumb
 
  
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dt4
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
sillysally1 wrote:
Most people in the know have said “are you mad!?”


No......just silly!

Hi & welcome. Must admit, all I did was give mine a run round the block and said I'll have it Grin


Me too, no regrets but its MOT time on Friday (fingers crossed emoji)
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gray79 wrote:
Link to the YouTube clip?? Question


Apologies for the quality, I’ll improve subsequent ones. I didn’t have time to prepare for this one because o really wanted to drive it and capture the moment

https://youtu.be/YekBu-jt01E

Be gentle! 😊
 
  
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Alex
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thumbsup
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to 911uk, and congrats on your purchase.

Can't say I have never made an impulse buy when it comes to 911's thumbsup

Don't forget to post up a pic or two. Thumb

Have a trawl through here for a wealth of info on the 996;

http://www.911uk.com/viewforum.php?f=8
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Welcome to 911uk, and congrats on your purchase.

Can't say I have never made an impulse buy when it comes to 911's thumbsup

Don't forget to post up a pic or two. Thumb

Have a trawl through here for a wealth of info on the 996;

http://www.911uk.com/viewforum.php?f=8


Thank you 😊

Drink may have been involved when I was challenged to prove my argument but I decided to go through with it and, come on, it’s a 911 for under 7 grand! 👍🏼
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pzero wrote:
Welcome to 911uk, and congrats on your purchase.

Can't say I have never made an impulse buy when it comes to 911's thumbsup

Don't forget to post up a pic or two. Thumb

Have a trawl through here for a wealth of info on the 996;

http://www.911uk.com/viewforum.php?f=8


Thanks dude, will definitely be making use of this forum as it is quite rough around the edges but I’ve been using it every day to get to work and love it so far (despite some of its issues)
 
  
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Alex
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully the more robust 3.4 too?
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will post another video on YouTube with a walk around of the car and what I’ve learned so far
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Hopefully the more robust 3.4 too?


Yep, 3.4 👍🏼
 
  
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed the video, I like the fact it’s all new to you!

I look forward to further updates, hope you enjoy the 996 experience.

At the end of the day, your downside is limited to the purchase price, what could possibly go wrong!

If it’s any consolation I bought my 4S without viewing it...
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baldguy
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I say... the very best of luck with it... it'll need stuff done but that's all part of the challenge with these... I've had my 9k C4 with 141k miles on for 4 months and I've not spent a penny on it or added any oil or water... all I've done is personal bits to it...

I wish you well with your Fiesta money Porsche 911 and I truly hope you prove many wrong...
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
I enjoyed the video, I like the fact it’s all new to you!

I look forward to further updates, hope you enjoy the 996 experience.

At the end of the day, your downside is limited to the purchase price, what could possibly go wrong!

If it’s any consolation I bought my 4S without viewing it...


Thanks Robert, appreciate that. There’s lots of people wanting to know how I get on (which is why I did the YouTube channel) and at least 5 people have asked if they can get first refusal if I sell it.
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

baldguy wrote:
Well I say... the very best of luck with it... it'll need stuff done but that's all part of the challenge with these... I've had my 9k C4 with 141k miles on for 4 months and I've not spent a penny on it or added any oil or water... all I've done is personal bits to it...

I wish you well with your Fiesta money Porsche 911 and I truly hope you prove many wrong...


Thanks dude. Mine has some issues that need attention but I can’t decide if I should tackle them myself (not that I have time), go to a local garage or a specialist.
 
  
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sillysally1
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve been told I should post on the Piston Heads forum too...should I? 🤔
 
  
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