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    Bought a Porsche...

    So yea Iíve recently bought a new daily driver as an upgrade from my Vauxhall Adam.

    Itís a 997.1 Carrera 4S - manual in Slate grey metallic and itís absolute awesome.

    Honestly wow, hard to believe how well put together it is and how it drives. The sound from the flat six is epic too.

    Iíve already done quite a lot of tidying up and a full LED interior conversion. Had it detailed by George at High Caliber Detailing (highly recommended)

    Done a few bits of servicing too- new drive belt, air filter and cabin filter so far.





    At High Caliber detailing following itís spruce up




    Pic of the fleet together



    Very clean under here



    And in here
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    Very, very nice
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    Thats awesome

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    They're not really my thing, but that does look nice

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    Yikes they are breeding...

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    Love it, would love one myself to be fair

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    Cheers guys. It really is amazing almost seems silly to say but the way it handles and stops is just amazing. Driving position is wonderful controls are lovely to use just perfect to drive.

    I guess itís the difference between tuning an average car up to be something awesome and a car purpose built to be this fast

    Still love my S14a though!

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    Superb driveway*, requisite number of useable seats in each

    Tell us about the E24, that looks lovely

    * Definitely space for another mind you
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    Porkers are the new M3 now then?!

    Nice collection there Sean

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-B View Post
    I guess it’s the difference between tuning an average car up to be something awesome and a car purpose built to be this fast
    Absolutely. I said exactly the same when I got my 996 - it's the whole package that just balances so perfectly. It also means it's got the ability to lick along at speed without being all noisy and brash about it, but can be raw when you want to give it an absolute kicking.
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    Bought a Porsche...

    Quote Originally Posted by docwra View Post
    Superb driveway*, requisite number of useable seats in each

    Tell us about the E24, that looks lovely

    * Definitely space for another mind you
    Very true canít get burdened with lifts / kids if you havenít got the seats.

    1987 635CSi Auto. Retrimmed interior, mechanically very good condition however rust is creeping in to the arches and needs addressing ASAP! Itís a dream to drive and turns more heads than the other two cars put together




    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    Porkers are the new M3 now then?!

    Nice collection there Sean
    I think prices have bottomed out near enough for the 997 now so itís not to much a risk to invest. And theyíre at a price where you can service them yourself now.


    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    Absolutely. I said exactly the same when I got my 996 - it's the whole package that just balances so perfectly. It also means it's got the ability to lick along at speed without being all noisy and brash about it, but can be raw when you want to give it an absolute kicking.
    Couldnít agree more. Such a classy car but with the ability to be seriously fast. I mean do they ever run out of grip?? Even in the pouring rain the PSM was barely coming on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-B View Post
    Couldn’t agree more. Such a classy car but with the ability to be seriously fast. I mean do they ever run out of grip?? Even in the pouring rain the PSM was barely coming on.
    They do eventually - I know from experience; pirouetted about 5 times around a runway and ended up in field Car Limits day at North Weald - guy there has lots of experience with 911's and can teach you to get the best out of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    They do eventually - I know from experience; pirouetted about 5 times around a runway and ended up in field Car Limits day at North Weald - guy there has lots of experience with 911's and can teach you to get the best out of it
    Ah yea....I have felt the weight of the engine a couple of times. Amazing how the 4wd just pulls it straight again though. Feels a bit like cheating! I do think Iíd enjoy finding its limit on track

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