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Maxthedane
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:15 pm    Post subject: My new 997.1 turbo Reply with quote

I always enjoy reading people's 'car' stories so here goes with the background to my new 997.1 turbo.

Over the last few years I've been driving old low mileage BMWs on which someone else has paid all the depreciation (2001 330Ci cab followed by a 2004 Z4 3.0) I had a hankering for a Porsche. I started looking at Boxsters but then thought I'd go 'all in' and see if I couldn't push it to a 911. Last year I found a 2003 996.2 manual cab. I absolutely loved it. You may have seen some details of it on questions contributors to this forum kindly answered.

I had a PPI on that car and it got a very good report. However, in 7 months of ownership I had 6 warranty jobs done on it (Portiacraft were absolutely brilliant in sorting all of the issues) - all age related wear & tear which were to be expected at some point but they all came in a short period of time.

In December I got shunted from behind which required a new bumper & engine lid. No fault of mine and the other guy's insurer admitted fault. When I took the car to Portiacraft for repair I just happened to spot this 2008 turbo and wondered. 'Man-think' kicked into over-drive.

My thought process was helped along by the fact that last October I'd followed 'easternjets' across the Pennines - he had to wait in lay-bys for me to catch up!! The idea of a turbo was already germinating in my mind.

So a couple of weeks ago Portiacraft offered me a good trade-in on my 996 against this turbo.

It's 2008, 45k miles, 4 previous owners, tiptronic, basalt black, sunroof, rear wiper delete, multifunction steering wheel, park assist, Bose, sports chrono, auto-dim mirrors/rain sensor... think that's it.

It's like nothing else I've ever driven! I need to be careful I don't lose my licence!!

I'm a photographer and went out this afternoon and took one or two quick photos which I'll post on this thread. (can someone tell me how to post multiple pictures - I've searched but can't find out).

If you like my car shots - I'm based 10 miles from Warwick.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh... and it has yellow callipers but not ceramics, plus 19" BBS sport wheels in satin black
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and welcome to the turbo club Thumb

Great cars and no doubt you’ll love it. Keep the updates (and photos) coming, love the look of the wheels. Is the exhaust standard? And what’s your view on sound of the turbo coming from a n/a??

With regards to photos - I find it easiest to use postimage, this then provides a hotlink for forum photos
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking thing Thumb Wheels look great. Enjoy!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiiice! Cool

Looks like a brute.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flippin' heck, iPhone pic quality has really improved Surprised Camera

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats and Welcome to the turbo club. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. Looks lurvley. Cracking pictures to.
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IMI A
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool in triple black Cool
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome to the turbo club (as a new member myself)-lovely car

Then what do you think of the performance -how are you managing the "2 seconds away from losing your license" phenomena that comes with these cars.... Judge
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know I always say these cars are expensive used but when you think what a rugged and robust platform you're buying and actually look at the le mans proven hardware you're buying which is basically exactly the same engine as a 997 GT2 RS they do not seem so expensive. I think about selling but every time I take for a drive forget about it in a flash. You're basically a couple of GT2 RS VTG turbos and 9e tune away from 0-300kph in 23 secs which is ridiculous.

OP congrats. Don't ask Harry's son what he thought of the 9e 28 power kit equipped car when he took for a drive last year or you'll be getting your wallet emptied lol. Bought a car from those guys for a friend. Very nice to deal with both father and son.


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Maxthedane
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments.

To answer some questions...

Yes - standard exhaust. It’s not quite got the sound of my 996 cab which I used to drop a gear or two and rev thro underpasses! That said I’m not inclined to want to change the exhaust - I’m still (only 2nd week in!) enjoying it as it is.

Yes - it’s a brute. I need to learn how to drive it and not lose my licence. I got a bit of a shock when I put it in sports mode and the turbo boost kicked in (as did my 16 year old daughter)!!

Yes - a step up from my 996. Not planned & the biggest most impulsive spend I’ve ever made. I’m now financed to the hilt but driving with a bigger smile on my face. My wife wasn’t ‘on board’ with the decision but let me get on with it. She then drove it last weekend and I could tell she was enjoying it when I couldn’t keep up with her! I think she’s now beginning to understand why I went for it.

Colours - if you’d asked me beforehand I wouldn’t have gone for triple black. All a bit drug dealer-ish but I immediately liked the look of it when I saw it - still do thankfully!

Coupe - my last 3 cars have been cabs and I only have the roof up when it’s raining so this is a big change for me. I’m trusting the sunroof open & windows down will give me a little of what I used to have along with the benefits of a coupe.

Tip - need to get used to it. I floor it to overtake ease back in & take my foot off & it’s still revving high in 3rd wanting to race when I’m wanting to ease back. Perhaps I put it in ‘manual’ or learn the tips characteristics.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As others have said, looks great and has a good stance. Not mad keen on black on black rims but they have a nice style and the yellow calipers break it up.

When your wanting to overtake, don't floor it just click it down a gear with the buttons and it'll pass most things! I'ts one of the few cars where the Tip box is easier to live with as the car just picks up and goes when it's on boost. Remember you get a 10 sec overboost in Sport mode which really does make the heart beat faster!
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