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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*updated*

well not 4 but now 5 !!!.. but for what I thought was a niche model...... 4 (semi-active!) forum users is a fair number...

the I initially knew of... myself, Steve, andyphilpott (still!) & Gate Keeper..

now the 5th is PMacro

up to 9 now ! with JonH, Pneumatic, Westyman & Magic2

any more ?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep - not that 'active' but here!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make that six!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6 and counting.....!

what I find surprising is that, knowing all the types of porsche 911...

912, 964 C2, 993 turbo, 996 C4S, etc etc which prob run into a fair few... wonder if anyone knows them all !!! Wink

is that specifically the 993 Targa seems to be a popular choice ! Smile

993 Targa meet is a must .. one day ! now I wonder what part of the country everyone in ?.. I'm in the smog centre of SW London

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm, that'll be me as well then. Although I'm oop north lad, along t'Wigan pier!

I'm planning to go to the PCGB Brands Hatch weekend - we could have a Targa chapter meet there?!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit that I do like the idea of a targa(a very good compromise), and would have been keen to get one, but the problem for me is that it is based upon the cabrio, and is heavier than the coupe without the same level of rigidity. I'm afraid this swung it for me, and a c2 manual was plumped for. You all know deep down that the coupe is the purists choice (he says, clamouring for the flakjacket).

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has to be the C2 manual Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Targa is Great.

Stiffer than the cabriolet, responds well to a strut brace, looks gorgeous with a better set of wheels and is just as quick as the coupe (sorry guys - it is!)
But all the little bits pale into insignificance when you drive throufht the Alps in mid summer (ouside temperature 95 degrees) and the roof is shut with the aircon on and you can still see the beautiful mountain views through the glass.

Then in the UK you drive along at ** on a motorway and the roof is open, it suddenly starts to pour with rain - so you press the switch and the roof closes - no slowing down or stopping required - as the manual says it can be opened or closed at any speed.

When you park on a hot day you close the blind over - now its like a coupe. When you get back and its hot in the car - a few seconds and the hot air is gone through the open top.

And in town you pose with the roof and side windows open!

And from most angles it still looks like the coupe!

Well done Porsche!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post, got a silver 993 targa.

Got to agree with Stevo's comments about the Targa.

John


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that makes 8 of us now! Any more?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

count me in as well... number 9

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2004 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at one to buy at the moment. Any foibles that I should be aware of ? Does the roof seal ok / rattle etc ?

Any advice greatly appreciated.




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My roof rattles a bit on the passenger side but only when closed - so I open up as often as possible.

All the other benefits are worth the odd rattle.

Oh and one benefit I missed of my list in the earlier post was - no soft top to be vandalised or used as a way in to the car....


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so 9 and counting.... ! I am very impressed...

cheers Stevo for the targa pointers.. didnt even realise you could open the roof safely at speed.. although my manual is in german !

so a Strut Brace will help ? prob' should get that done before I go to the ring then !

poon, when we all hook up, get your shades and we'll go for a cruise.. just hope it aint ringing that day ! Wink
although that could be your next upgrade ?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poon would look funny in shades :p

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by noony on 17 August 2004

Poon would look funny in shades :p

hey noony, so you not tempted to retro-fit a targa on top ? Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sold mine a three weeks ago or so and I do not like reading about your great cars I am still gutted. I sold it to a chap who had advertised for one in 911 world, the day he was meant to pick it up he called to say the bank would not give him the money. We were leaving for Oz two weeks later. I then took it to the independant porsche club and put a for sale sign in it.(any one who went it was the ocean blue with a red interior parked by the hall) You may remember I posted before for an idea on price. I could have sold it 10 times over, the chap who test drove it brought the money to me a couple of days later. I am now in Australia looking for another 993 but my wife wants tomake sure our relocation goes right first.

I hope the weathers good over there. Paul......

(can anyone tell me how I change my email address on my profile as I know have a different one and of course would like to have car details etc mailed to me? with out creating a new profile obviously I will not be able to get the replies so I will look at this string)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackie, I remember the car and I sopke to you about it! I was tempted, only it was a Tip. Glad you got a result. Best of luck in Oz.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well not 4 but now 5 !!!.. but for what I thought was a niche model...... 4 (semi-active!) forum users is a fair number...

the I initially knew of... myself, Steve, andyphilpott (still!) & Gate Keeper..

now the 5th is PMacro

up to 9 now ! with JonH, Pneumatic, Westyman & Magic2

any more ?



more targa's since this was last updated ! per 1st post


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, count me in...

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