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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Carrera 4s Cabriolet / Convertible Reply with quote

Really must stop browsing the classifieds ! frustrated Laughing

Like many of us, always browse AT , Ebay etc, thinking there is an unmissable bargain just waiting to be snapped up, but then budget creep happens, and you see an advert that catches your attention....


Always had a soft spot for a 996 C4s, and as a nice contrast to my others, the idea of a cabriolet appealed.

Selling points of Advert were: Manual thumbsup 72k miles, previous owner for 10 years, FULL OPC history. Hardtop. Lots of recent spend including brakes, aircon rads, tyre, new Dansk stainless silencers...
The fact it has single din CD/Radio was a plus, as PCM dates it IMO.

Car IS very nice condition, so I bought it. Man Maths gone a little mad, seems a decent car for the money, and I hope I don't come to regret it !

Its not too precious, and not something I need to keep the miles down, quite the opposite tbh, hoping to use most days as I can fit the 3 kids in it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Addition Guy - look forward to seeing this soon.

Pleased with the exhaust note? One of the best sounding 911’s in my view Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look rather lovely, but I am somewhat biased!,
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the time that you've now been around in Porsche World you deserve a wack for your thread title.

'Porsche speak' for a 911 soft-top is Cabriolet. Hand

Big thumbsup for your choice of a daily driver though. Look forward to seeing it soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex's Porsche speak is Convertible.

Cabriolet sounds like some Italian Ballroom hustle.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Alex's Porsche speak is Convertible.


EFA = Convertible fans speak for a 911 soft-top is convertible. Wink

Seriously, 'hands up' if I'm wrong. Friends
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the majority of convertible owners on this page prefer convertible Wink Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Alex's Porsche speak is Convertible.

Cabriolet sounds like some Italian Ballroom hustle.


Described as Convertible on the V5 puh

I hadn’t actually considered what it should be ... Floor
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....and the word Cabriolet is French.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broadly speaking a convertible is a vehicle whose roof can be removed, a cabriolet is a vehicle which can erect a roof when required.

i.e. the convertible is assumed to normally have a roof, and that the occupants can put it down when they want too, a cabriolet is assumed to usually not have a roof, but one can be put up if it rains.

My car (when the builders are not putting a new roof on the garage) normally has the roof stowed, and I put it up if it is raining, so I'd call it a cab.

But this is splitting hairs, I admit.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

askgeez wrote:


Described as Convertible on the V5 puh

I hadn’t actually considered what it should be ... Floor



Nice thread title edit. Wink

BTW every countries configurator shows 'Cabriolet'. Mind you they also show turbocharged 911s as Carreras and the non-turbocharged Taycan as a Turbo. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car manufacturers like to label them cabriolets, magazines, websites, etc. convertibles. Most likely that a badge with cabriolet on a car looks more exotic than one saying convertible. Dont know

Funny old world.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely lovely!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My MGB was a ROADSTER
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely! Dare I ask how much one of these goes for these days? Who doesn't have a soft spot for the 996 C4S?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are only five Manual cabriolets on auto trader. Significantly more coupes.

Lowest is £18.440 with 96k miles
£24k with 95k miles

Dearest , is a possibly optimistic £32k, but only 28.5k miles

I paid less that the one with 95k miles, with 23k less miles Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to admit .. i do love the look of these cars from the rear .. it needs the Red S badge on the rear though .

3rd in my list of top Porsches i would like to own i would say .

Also i do love the fact you saw it , thought it was great and so bought it .

Cab or coupe and it's still a good car.

What will it need .. rear silencers , probably diag arms and maybe the odd coffin arm .. brake discs .. well it's the inside face that corrodes so check that out .

Brake pipes under the L shaped panel n/s/r will need inspecting .. comon for them to corrode in that place .

I think that's enough of the usual problems for now .

Car looks excellent though Envy




Soft top .
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
I have to admit .. i do love the look of these cars from the rear .. it needs the Red S badge on the rear though .

3rd in my list of top Porsches i would like to own i would say .

Also i do love the fact you saw it , thought it was great and so bought it .

Cab or coupe and it's still a good car.

What will it need .. rear silencers , probably diag arms and maybe the odd coffin arm .. brake discs .. well it's the inside face that corrodes so check that out .

Brake pipes under the L shaped panel n/s/r will need inspecting .. comon for them to corrode in that place .

I think that's enough of the usual problems for now .

Car looks excellent though Envy

Soft top .


Coming from you mate , that’s made me feel Dance

Thanks for the tips!
1 You’re the 2nd person to suggest the red S... ok i will look for one
2 Rear silencers are almost new , Dansk stainless steel
3 Front discs and pads were new, I got rears fitted last week(insides corroded!)
4 Kev at DW performance renewed brake lines at same time

Suspension and bushes in reasonable working condition with no obvious issues driving , front shocks are corroded , so on the list for spring (no pun intended !) Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It gets a 10 from me. Truly stunning car. Thumb
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