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Millsy71
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Newbie saying Alreet!! Reply with quote

Just joined the forum so though id at least say hello.....


"hello"!!

Not an owner yet but hoping to be maybe just before/just after xmas( am i allowed to say that word in November Surprised )

Looking to treat myself to a Carrera 2 maybe 4. Think ill avoid the"S" as i certainly dont need the extra power and like most new owners im scared enough of potential problems with them before ive even bought one.

Oh.....and to upset X% of you already.......... im getting a Vert Cool Cool

im up in the Toon so looks like im going to have to travel for one,there rarer than hens teeth this far up North.

Learned so much looking on this forum ive ran out of all the Q's i was going to ask but im sure ill think of something Thumb

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silvermilnec
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, no better place than on here for the 997 Thumb

A few guys from up your way on here do runs out I think.

What spec colour you looking for?
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Thumb If your looking DAN SAF for a vert and you need a ppi borescope before you travel/buy etc. let me know I will give you the number of a very good mobile Porsche tech who will give you a full report on the car .
Good luck in your search keep us posted Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early welcome and happy hunting. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Good luck with the search Thumb
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Millsy71
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Chaps!

Silver,,,,

ideal would be....
C4
PSE
Triple Black
Heated Seats
Parking Sensors
Crab Claw wheels

Seal Grey would be a close second

Bose would be nice but i plan on upgrading to a double Din unit so not to fussed either way.

Any extended leather or interior options would be nice but they all seem pretty much the same,well to a novice like me they do!

If there's no PSE ill get the Exhaust modded(something else i learned on here

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy )


And Phil.....

Theres every chance ill PM you as DARN SARF is where they all seem to be Sad
 
  
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alex yates
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi & Welcome,

C4 997 is rare enough without even considering a cab. Good luck finding one. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Good time to buy I'd say, especially for a hair dresser's car Floor

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Wife
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floor

Don't tell anyone AY but I do like a cabbie myself...loved my old S2000 Very Happy

Millsy71 what have you got/had in the past Dont know

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resigner
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also loved my S2000, really regret selling it, but £8150 was to much to keep in and don't think the wife would appreciate a 911 cab and an S2000 Smile Will buy it back if I ever get the chance!

All sports cars should be cabrios. Nothing quite like a summer day with the roof down, or tunnel blasting roof down PSE on Smile

Don't discount an S, problems are far less prevalent than the internet will have you think. It's about a car in good condition which has been looked after. Including S' will vastly increase the number of cars available.

Bose is pointless, heated seats essential in a cab, PSE or Gundo essential. Manual is everything.
 
  
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Millsy71
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know it’s a proper hairdresser’s car but what the hell....and it’s sort of part of the plan of getting one so the wife will drive it and I won’t get a billowing when she finds out how much I’ve spent !!

Is the “S” the same tax and insurance group?

Got a it of a sticking point with the Auto/Manuel.

I’d prefer a manual but she wants an Auto....and you know who always wins these things....
 
  
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve never owned a car with a roof!

I do worry that I’ll regret selling my S2000, but the 997 is one hell of an upgrade!

I see absolutely no point in a fixed roof sports car for recreational road use. Track, racing or commuting in all weathers are the only justification. To be honest the S2000 was used for track and commuting so I guess they’re not mutually exclusive!

I bought on condition rather than getting hung up on options (I wanted a C2S manual convertible). If I were buying another the essential options would be heated sports seats, PSE and parking sensors.

Sports exhaust - roof = happiness!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Millsy71 wrote:
Yes I know it’s a proper hairdresser’s car but what the hell...




I was only taking the pee out of Alex Floor

'Cos of his new mate Albert

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: Newbie saying Alreet!! Reply with quote

Millsy71 wrote:


Oh.....and to upset X% of you already.......... im getting a Vert Cool Cool



Using the word 'vert' is enough to upset me. nooo

I've heard several 'rag-top' fans use the term over the years but it's very rarely used in Porsche circles.

Start saying Cab' and you'll make a lot more friends on here. Thumb

ps. Welcome to 911uk and 'Happy Hunting'.
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Millsy71
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie saying Alreet!! Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Millsy71 wrote:


Oh.....and to upset X% of you already.......... im getting a Vert Cool Cool



Using the word 'vert' is enough to upset me. nooo

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I’d never spoken/typed or even heard of that would till I looked on hear.

I shall quite happily reVERT to my previous calling of “Cabby” thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie saying Alreet!! Reply with quote

Millsy71 wrote:


I’d never spoken/typed or even heard of that would till I looked on hear.



That statement had me worried for a moment but I've just had a quick search myself and am very pleased to report that on the rare occasion it's appeared it's nearly always been used by newbies and/or with reference to BMWs.

'Phew' Smile
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911DG
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Millsy71 wrote:
Yes I know it’s a proper hairdresser’s car but what the hell....and it’s sort of part of the plan of getting one so the wife will drive it and I won’t get a billowing when she finds out how much I’ve spent !!

Is the “S” the same tax and insurance group?

Got a it of a sticking point with the Auto/Manuel.

I’d prefer a manual but she wants an Auto....and you know who always wins these things....


LOL mate don't listen to em, Cab is the ONLY way to go. They are magic cars - definitely try and get and S. About 4 months ago I got my 997 Cab - black on black on black - it's magic. It drives and handles like a Dream and yep on a nice day, drop the hood and it's as good again!
I've had 4 x 911s, all been Cabs (2s and 4s) - just to much fun, why change to something more boring ???? !!! Grin Thumb Floor

That said I don't let the wife anywhere near mine - it's an absolute beast when you floor it !!! Plus she'd scuff the fkkk out of the rims !!!! nooo
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Phil 997
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2009 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Newbie saying Alreet!! Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
Millsy71 wrote:


I’d never spoken/typed or even heard of that would till I looked on hear.



That statement had me worried for a moment but I've just had a quick search myself and am very pleased to report that on the rare occasion it's appeared it's nearly always been used by newbies and/or with reference to BMWs.

'Phew' Smile


Floor Floor well there was the couple of references to perVERT used in the Brexit threads Floor Hand
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi !!!
I got a 997 C4S last week great car makes you feel special....
 
  
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