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Upon reflection... I don't know what it is. Probs a 911?! I've no idea tbf. But yours reminded me of it. + They both look sexual.
+1 to all of this.I’ve never been a fan of the fast 4wd auto box crowd of hatches myself, but it’s something that concerned me also. I didn’t want “the dream” to be a let down.
I think the swap from a M2 Comp to a 2005 Clio 182 was a bit of an eye opener. I’d spent a few years in faster, newer stuff an it made me remember what I enjoy most about cars. I was having as much fun for a fraction of the cost, and 10-10ths wasn’t into death speeds.
Having said that, it still feels bloody quick. Way way quicker than the Boxster S I had before. Probably a lot to do with the added torque, that and revving it’s tits off is addictive.
You were right. 911, 996 with aero kit and some sort of turbo Style rear bumper. Also has RUF wheels I think? Maybe Techart.
Yup, couldn’t agree more. No pops and bangs remapz bros here.+1 to all of this.
Unless you live in the wilds of Wales or North Yorkshire or Scotland, how often do we get to spend more than a few minutes really driving quickly? In which case, why not get something that gives you, the driver, a lot of feedback and 'feel' and is an 'event' at all speeds, instead of some 4WD, flappy-paddle, latest-plate badge on wheels that does 0-60 in under 5 seconds but is so easy to drive that your nan could do launch control starts off the lights every single time?
I'm also not really interesting in 'winning' on the road - that sort of thing leads to ending up in situations where you and the other person end up taking (or being forced into) risks at the expense of random other drivers' safety, which is not really cool.
It’s got the wheels but everything else isn’t quite righ.That my boy is a RUF RGT I'm sure someone will correct me.
Difficult to have a full opinion so early on. But so far I’m pleased. As I say it feels quite raw, the steering is very direct as well. Always loved the way Porsche weights it’s controls as well (pedals, wheel, shifter).How do you find it to drive? I haven’t really pushed it in the C4S, but it’s not hugely amazing like some Porsche boys rave about. Lovely cars, and do look quite special in their own way.
Just be careful in the wet, mine is 4wd and mega planted in the dry, but lairy in the wet if I give it the beans, the ESP is quite permissive tooDoesn’t scare me actually. Which is probably not a good thing... hasn’t tried to kill me but then I’m not pushing on too hard yet haha
Whilst this post mostly slags off my taste in cars... I did enjoy it .Getting your dream is always worth it and I love Porsches.
That said - 996 headlights are like casting a vision over a lingerie-clad supermodel - only to then notice she's finished the look with a pair of Crocs. They literally make the front end the part that you don't want to look at.
Secondly, interiors are waaay down my list of priorities - but even I would be stretching my limits, cocooned it what appears to be after-birth from a humpback whale.
Still, it's a 911 and they are a bucket-list car for many, including myself. I love the fact that you went for the simplest, most straight-forward variant they did and stuck to it. The Porsches I've driven in the past are sublime and massively appealing, so again, nice work on getting what you wanted!
Dude it shocks me how many Porsche owners run with ancient tyres. There are a few sets of the wheels I like advertised with “great” tyres on them. Zoom in, all the dates are like 2008. Brilliant!Or tyres from this century.
Lovely bus - love the reasoning behind it.
Hope it behaves !
LOTS OF TREADDude it shocks me how many Porsche owners run with ancient tyres. There are a few sets of the wheels I like advertised with “great” tyres on them. Zoom in, all the dates are like 2008. Brilliant!
the rears on mine when I got it were nine years old MPS4's, and they still had loads of tread on them (I swapped all four in June).Dude it shocks me how many Porsche owners run with ancient tyres. There are a few sets of the wheels I like advertised with “great” tyres on them. Zoom in, all the dates are like 2008. Brilliant!
Same. I do love these old ones.I would be aiming for something similar to what Jethro Bovingdon has myself, with the aero kit and some nice suspension fettling.
The aerokit is something I would've liked, but alas I couldnt have it all! Some days I do prefer the simpler shape but the Aerokit is undoubtably the more interesting car to look at. As per a previous post, the CSR looks mega but I'd probaby go for no wing at all!Love it. I really want a Porsche and this is exactly the sort of thing I would go for. Yes a 997 GT3 RS would be lovely, but the simplicity and value of these makes them deeply appealing.
I would be aiming for something similar to what Jethro Bovingdon has myself, with the aero kit and some nice suspension fettling. The 'lack' of power wouldn't bother me at all. It's more than fast enough for the road. More than 300bhp is basically pointless most of the time, despite what people say.
The prices have crept up in the last few years, not massively, but enough to make me feel sad I didnt buy one back when they were sub £10k! They were even nudging £20k when the porsche bubble was at its peak.Surely as the price has fallen someone's figured out a cheap turbo/supercharger conversion using scrap parts?
Cheaper cars get the more they get messed around with.
I looked at that one on Pistonheads that has bore score. Strange car really, its a 98 which didnt have bore score issues. But because Porsche replaced the engine in 02, it had updated liners and therefore... got bore score. The guy has it up for £8500, wouldnt take a penny less. Hartech were quoting prices nudging £10k to rebuild and replace liners.
A lot of later cars had much more "Same colour" trim, mine has the black bits to break it up a bit at least.That interior is proper lairy
I think I'd have to switch a few bits out for black personally, just to tone it down a bit.
The aero kit is lovely, but not a cheap thing to add I guess. A friend of mine has a 987 Boxster and he was looking at bits, but even replica stuff can be silly money unfortunately. It's a shame, as I really like it. It just adds some aggression that's missing from the standard car in my view.The aerokit is something I would've liked, but alas I couldnt have it all! Some days I do prefer the simpler shape but the Aerokit is undoubtably the more interesting car to look at. As per a previous post, the CSR looks mega but I'd probaby go for no wing at all!
Agreed. I think it would just make it a bit more subtle. I love the red seats, but think the carpet is probably a bit extreme for my tastes.Agreed, blackcarpets would quieten it down nicely
I think it’d be a bit more acceptable if it was a Momo as a lot of 911’s have them. A good wheel to hold onto totally changes a car.Great purchase, I still really want one. I actually found a lovely one down south with a hartech rebuild, perfect spec, phoned up on a Tuesday morning and he’d sold it Monday.
I don’t like the wheel though, it’s a Porsche not a 172.