Some people want the C4S looks but the RWD handling characteristics. I'm with you though, bought a C2 for half the price!Who would even do that? Just but a carrera 2 they are half the price.
I think the C4s is the sweet spot, for a lot of manufacturers the model just below the top is usually the better day to day car.
Thats really good going! Anything above the base tombstones are a nigthmare too find. I want the sports plus seats, but finding them in Boxster red is a nigthmare and as you say VERY expensive. Design 911 do GT3 style rep seats that seem alright! And since you're going black, they do that colour in Leather.oh ok, atm £1500 but I spent a lot on the uprated steering wheel etc mentioned above. Also I’ll have a return for the old interior so might even break even, who knows??
Note I still want to upgrade to wingback seats but there’s no decent ones for the correct £££ atm
Cheers for the comments. The tyres are all recently. Weirdly for a car like this one it has done more miles in the last few years than it did in its early life. The owner before me was a pilot working at Gatwick and this was his daily driver Good man!Some people want the C4S looks but the RWD handling characteristics. I'm with you though, bought a C2 for half the price!
Thats really good going! Anything above the base tombstones are a nigthmare too find. I want the sports plus seats, but finding them in Boxster red is a nigthmare and as you say VERY expensive. Design 911 do GT3 style rep seats that seem alright! And since you're going black, they do that colour in Leather.
Good work so far anyway! One thing I forgot to say is check the date stamp on your tyres... nearly every Porsche I see has ancient tyres on. So dodgy.
Very true! Even better is behind it on the dials it has a volt meter and oil pressure gauge. It’s all very analogue. I love this era of cars.Was trying to figure out why the steering wheel looks so unusual, then remembered it’s because all cars these days have millions of buttons all over them! Looks perfect
Cheers! Everything was sourced from eBay. Most came from one car. I contacted people breaking cars (the ones listings wheel but for £1etc) and seamed to get better prices than buying piece by piece.Car looks amazing. Interior change looks very well done.
The seats you’ve managed to find are in superb condition! They look great! Hard to source?
No problem at all, glad I could help! Really unlucky with the issues since though but glad they’re sorted too, it really is a lovely exampleFast forward a couple of months and the old girls still putting a smile on my face but there’s been a couple of issues along the way. First up was a result of the oil change. A few days after the last post I was using the car. After leaving it for an hour or so I started it and when I looked in the mirror it looked like the red arrows had just flown behind me. I’m not going to lie I s&@t myself as any engine work on this is going to be expensive. After a few seconds the smoke went and the engine ran perfectly (oil pressure/temp etc). I drove it home and tried it a couple more times over the following days and it was the same on start up. Luckily for me when I sold the Clio on one of the last people to pick a part up was @colesy who is a Porsche guru. After a few messages between us he was confident it was was an over fill with the oil so at the next opportunity I drop the oil filter off and then re fitted it without the oil it contained. Que an instant fix and zero smoke again! I can’t say thanks enough to @colesy . I owe you big time. He also helped out with a set of dealer plates to help make the car look a little smarter.
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With the car working perfectly I was using it as much as possible but then came disaster. I took my boy to play cricket one Sunday morning. During the match it started to rain so I went back to the car to pick up my jacket and found the front drivers side bumper had taken a hit. WTF! Being a bit protective with the car I remembered a silver 4x4 was parked next to it at drop off but was not next to it now. Low and behold at the end of the game the same car came back so I confronted them (in a nice way) when she denied all knowledge despite her alloy showing marks on it as well.
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Long story short - I stayed calm, dealt with facts and the out come was they paid for the the damage at my chosen paint shop. Only problem is I’ve been flat out at work and haven’t had the chance to get the car over until last week but it’s all done now………. Que next (self inflicted ???) disaster
When I got the car back it was dirty so I wanted to get it back up to scratch as in Feb it had a full 3 day clean and ceramic coating. Step in Meguiars hybrid ceramic wax to help boost the coating. I used the product as intended following the instructions and videos. If absolutely ruined the car. The car ended up with water marks all over the car that wouldn’t even polish out.
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I’ve been in contact with Meguiars who have been rubbish so far. The only way I could remove it was to use a light compound and run over the whole car over 2 nights of solid work. It back looking spot on so I’m happy now but it should have got to this.
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Whilst there’s been a few hiccups along the way ultimately I’m still over the moon with how it drives and also how it looks. This is my dream car in my perfect spec and I’m loving every minute of owning it (apart from the ones above )
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Yeah it’s the blue hybrid ceramic wax spray. I think it reacted with the carbon collective ceramic coating. They said it was to hot and it was left on to long but that’s BS as I did exactly what they said. TBF they sent out some stuff but that didn’t replace my time. I might try it again at some point on the daily car or the Mrs car and see what happens.What was the issue with the Meguiars? I’ve got some but haven’t opened it yet. Assuming you’re talking about the blue trigger bottle?