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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: New Owner Reply with quote

Well after dreaming for a good while and then debating over my entry point I have taken the plunge and picked up a 2001 C2 and I love it!

Took advantage of a pre purchase inspection given it was 450 miles away - its 95k but low owners and full service history - serviced every year and loads of jobs done in last 12 months.

Couple of picks below from the journey home from Cardiff to Edinburgh!

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Robertb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good! Barely run in at 95k...

Hope it brings much joy, sounds like you've been sensible with the PPI.

ps you can easily post pics to the site via something like this
http://tinypic.com/
rather than faffing with photobucket etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ace, who did the PPI out of interest?
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seacow
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Sounds good! Barely run in at 95k...

Hope it brings much joy, sounds like you've been sensible with the PPI.

ps you can easily post pics to the site via something like this
http://tinypic.com/
rather than faffing with photobucket etc.


I never got the hang of photobucket i was trying and failing to attach pictures! Will look at tinypic later and see if i can work it out
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the car from near Cardiff and used Barry at The Ramp Room in Newport, near Cardiff. He was recommended by a friend who until recently had a 993. Barry is superb, knows these cars well and drives a 996 himself.

He was incredibly thorough and I got a 9 page report. He spend nearly 3 hours going over the car, including test drive and running diagnostics with 2 different sets of kit.

Both myself and the seller were very impressed. If I wasn’t so far away I would be going back there for the servicing.

The report showed up a couple of things to watch and change in future services but all the usual work has been done and its recently had MO30 suspension fitted which is a little hard but on the Moffat to Edinburgh road home was fantastic - and I was taking it easy being day 1!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your purchase.

Re the pictures they need to be below a certain file size to be able to be uploaded as i found out myself having spent ages tryimg to upload and attach them. For everyone of mine i compressed it first then could upload.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:36 pm    Post subject: Re: New Owner Reply with quote

seacow wrote:
its 95k but low owners and full service history - serviced every year and loads of jobs done in last 12 months.


Welcome to the forum Thumb

Nothing at all wrong with that mileage.........I'd sooner have that than one with 30k on it.
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seacow
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kbald wrote:
Congratulations on your purchase.

Re the pictures they need to be below a certain file size to be able to be uploaded as i found out myself having spent ages tryimg to upload and attach them. For everyone of mine i compressed it first then could upload.


Brill thanks - pics now added - not the right way round but its a start!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the car, it’s a good one.

Barry
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a really nice car from the photos.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Love the wheels Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah - 996 turbo twists and hard back seats. Looked liked the original buyer knew what he was spec'ing. Thumb

No doubt many other little extra goodies you'll start to find.

Also the bomb proof 3.4 engine! Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Job no. 1 - get that internal bumper trim back to black. Best method is with a heat gun. Or you can spray it. Short term with mine - I coloured it in with a black magic marker Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Job no. 1 - get that internal bumper trim back to black. Best method is with a heat gun. Or you can spray it. Short term with mine - I coloured it in with a black magic marker Embarassed


Heat gun worked a charm - need a second go to get the nooks and crannies - thanks for the tip!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No problem - we're all in it together Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seacow wrote:
its recently had MO30 suspension fitted which is a little hard but on the Moffat to Edinburgh road home was fantastic - and I was taking it easy being day 1!


Nice MO30 and Turbo wheels, check your tyre pressures and I don't want to start a debate as I know some ^ subscribe to factory recommendations but I certainly run mine about 4 PSI under all round on brand new PS2's other wise the ride is rock hard Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wave He means me.

I don't think it's wise to soften your tyres below factory spec to compensate for stiff suspension. It just doesn't make sense.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Wave He means me.

I don't think it's wise to soften your tyres below factory spec to compensate for stiff suspension. It just doesn't make sense.


bye Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car. Sounds like it’ll be a cherished car from here on. Congratulations and welcome to Porsche world.
 
  
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