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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:51 am    Post subject: 997 Turbo Reply with quote

After much deliberation, saving, selling of body parts, salvaging of my current relationship, I’ve taken the plunge and placed a deposit on a 08 997 Turbo.

It’s with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my 996 C4S but have been hankering after a 911 Turbo for the last 35 years.

Be interested to hear from anybody that has made this particular switch and any advice for a new Turbo owner?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done - 997 turbo is on my bucket list too..! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Enjoy the new car and post up some pics when you get it!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you getting it from an OPC? Are you trading in your old one?

Are we allowed to know how much they are giving you for it?

When I enquired they said they would just trade it out as it was too old for them. (12 months ago)

Peter

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Is 911SPS your reg plate.

If I get a 911S, thatll do me nicely.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid that's not my plate - wouldn't that be nice if it was though?!

Discussions still underway re the price - not sure what they will do with car though, retail themselves/auction.

Hmmmmm....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where you after a Turbo too Pete?

peters wrote:
Are you getting it from an OPC? Are you trading in your old one?

Are we allowed to know how much they are giving you for it?

When I enquired they said they would just trade it out as it was too old for them. (12 months ago)

Peter

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Is 911SPS your reg plate.

If I get a 911S, thatll do me nicely.
 
  
   
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the time, I was after a ex-demo 997 Cabrio, about 3 months old, loaded with goodies.

I must've been early autumn, because when it came to them having mine, they told me the demand for cabs was dropping. It didn't appear to apply to theirs though!!

We couldnt agree on a price, and as I had parked them side by side, I couldn't justify the (£45K to £60K depending on whether you were me or them) price differential.

Kept mine, and happy I did.

I do keep hankering after a turbo though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had 2 Renault 5 GT Turbo's in my younger days!

I'm hoping the 997 will be alot different!

Hear what you are saying about the hankering though - I turned 40 this year and I think the hankering has lasted around 35 years!
 
  
   
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With prices now down in the mid £40k mark they are looking like a bargain
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apw2007 wrote:
With prices now down in the mid £40k mark they are looking like a bargain

For an '08 997 Turbo? Where from? Certainly not from an OPC - that's more like £60k. Cheapest I can find on Pistonheads is £50k.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't have the cahuna's to buy from a private punter - felt I needed some, ahem, back up should the unthinkable occur.
 
  
   
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spyderman wrote:
apw2007 wrote:
With prices now down in the mid £40k mark they are looking like a bargain

For an '08 997 Turbo? Where from? Certainly not from an OPC - that's more like £60k. Cheapest I can find on Pistonheads is £50k.



I think you need to pay 55k+ for a decent car from an OPC. I've driven and looked at a few at OPCs, looked at a £50k tip example and the leather was well worn and it had loads of rattles in the cabin, only 25k miles! It's worth paying a bit more for a nice one IMO.


They're very tempting at the current prices.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anotherGT2 wrote:
spyderman wrote:
apw2007 wrote:
With prices now down in the mid £40k mark they are looking like a bargain

For an '08 997 Turbo? Where from? Certainly not from an OPC - that's more like £60k. Cheapest I can find on Pistonheads is £50k.



I think you need to pay 55k+ for a decent car from an OPC. I've driven and looked at a few at OPCs, looked at a £50k tip example and the leather was well worn and it had loads of rattles in the cabin, only 25k miles! It's worth paying a bit more for a nice one IMO.


They're very tempting at the current prices.



Agreed - 55K was the base figure I set - amazing how blaise you become about increments of £1K though, cold hard slap around the face was required when the salesman tried the 'only another 20K and we can have you in a Turbo S'

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No regrets from moving from C4S to Turbo! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slayer wrote:
No regrets from moving from C4S to Turbo! Thumb


Ah good stuff - the car has just had 4 new tyres/major service so am hoping that will last.

How are you finding the running costs compared to the C4S?
 
  
   
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slayer wrote:
No regrets from moving from C4S to Turbo! Thumb


Loving your car history BTW, awesome.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.

I get 29 mpg on motorway, which is good.

Major service is expensive £1500/- which comes only every 2 years/ 20k

Take care of the car (things like opening the throttle before the car is warm etc), you should not have much probems.

It is an every day supercar !!

Good luck
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - do you have to let the car idle before you turn it off too?




Slayer wrote:
Thanks.

I get 29 mpg on motorway, which is good.

Major service is expensive £1500/- which comes only every 2 years/ 20k

Take care of the car (things like opening the throttle before the car is warm etc), you should not have much probems.

It is an every day supercar !!

Good luck
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do it. It was recommended by the OPC.

Pictures please. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slayer wrote:
I do it. It was recommended by the OPC.

Pictures please. Thumb


Excellent thanks - any other tips you think of, I'd appreciate letting me know. I'm hoping to have the car by the end of next week so I'll get some pictures on here soon.

Do you mind me asking what colour you've got? and what sort of wheel cleaner/wax do you use on the forged alloys?

Thanks alot.
 
  
   
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