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Old 07-12-2012, 01:46 PM
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PM on it's way, and also I had a bad experience letting somone I never saw drive a stick drive mine
However I'd be happy to take you for a ride
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Originally Posted by ThetaTau87 View Post
Hi Everyone. I'm a prospective 928 S4/GT owner in SE MI. I'm currently on the hunt for a good clean 87-91 5-speed car. Does anyone who's attending have a manual trans that would be willing to allow a test drive? I've been looking for a while, but have not found any manual cars for sale locally. I've driven a couple autos and loved the handling and the rest of the car, but I'd really like to have the opportunity to drive a manual 928 before I make the commitment to travel to buy one.

Also, anyone have a line on any cars for sale? The pickings are pretty slim on here, Craigs List, Autotrader & ebay.
I wont be at Hell this year, but I might be selling my 1987 white with mahogany interior S4. It has 5-speed, LSD, heated seats with lumbar and 50k miles. Really nice stock example. PM me if you're interested.

Sorry for the thread hijack.
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Sadly, the dispute with the dragon lady has left me passportless.
So won't be making the trip down.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by davek9 View Post
PM on it's way, and also I had a bad experience letting somone I never saw drive a stick drive mine
However I'd be happy to take you for a ride
Thanks. I'll take you up on that ride. I know it's a hard sell letting someone you've never met drive your car. I figured that would probably be an issue with most people. I've been driving a manual since my first car in high school 20 years ago and I'd never abuse someone else's car or clutch. I also wouldn't expect someone to just toss me the keys having never met me before either.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ThetaTau87 View Post
Thanks. I'll take you up on that ride. I know it's a hard sell letting someone you've never met drive your car. I figured that would probably be an issue with most people. I've been driving a manual since my first car in high school 20 years ago and I'd never abuse someone else's car or clutch. I also wouldn't expect someone to just toss me the keys having never met me before either.
Hi Brad!

Is that S6 a manual? If I recall correctly that was the only transmission available with that engine.

I've been known to let other people drive my 928. The only problem is I'm experiencing a bit of clutch slip if you get heavy on the throttle, so I'm not sure it would be a good example for comparison. It's the original clutch (26 years/100k+ miles) and really needs replacing, but I've been procrastinating for longer than I care to admit.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:52 AM
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Ok I'm in, the wife gave me the green light. But I just can't see myself driving the boring 401 on the way down. I'm thinking of doing a long route like this, at least the upstate NY and PA portion would be nice. 401 on the way back though.

If there is still floor room let me know, if not I will bring a tent.

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Old 07-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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Despite its boring nature, I'd take the 401. If you do decide to take the above route, watch your speed on the Ohio Turnpike. They are brutal! Looking forward to seeing you!
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Originally Posted by Adamant1971 View Post
Ok I'm in, the wife gave me the green light. But I just can't see myself driving the boring 401 on the way down. I'm thinking of doing a long route like this, at least the upstate NY and PA portion would be nice. 401 on the way back though.

If there is still floor room let me know, if not I will bring a tent.

Adam
You might consider driving route 5 along the lake erie shore - typically very little traffic, nice twisties here and there, and beautiful scenerey all the way past Erie PA. There is also rt 20, which runs parallel to rt 5. also very pretty.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by linderpat View Post
You might consider driving route 5 along the lake erie shore - typically very little traffic, nice twisties here and there, and beautiful scenerey all the way past Erie PA. There is also rt 20, which runs parallel to rt 5. also very pretty.
That's an idea, I will look into those. But I just found out I may have a meeting Friday morning with one of our big clients, if so I won't be leaving until noon and then the 401.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.
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Originally Posted by Adamant1971 View Post
I'm thinking of doing a long route like this, at least the upstate NY and PA portion would be nice. 401 on the way back though.
The Ohio Turnpike between Cleveland and Toledo is almost as boring as the 401. If you do decide to take the southern route I'd recommend jumping onto Rt 2 starting around Elyria. It takes you along Lake Erie most of the way and across Sandusky Bay, meeting back up with I-75 in Oregon, OH. The last 30 miles or so is 2 lane, but its 55mph most of the way. And there are no tolls!
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sorry gang but i will be unable to attend the hellish gathering in hell. will be on a fancy cruise ship with the smokin hot girlfriend aug 4-11. may the hounds of hell greet you with unabashed love and trouble free shark driving.
ps i take delivery of a new batmobile.... 2013 panamera gts

here b the linky. http://www.globalautosports.com/car/...ack-52787.html

mmmmmm... red deviated stitching. carbon fiber. PDCC with dynamic torque vectoring.
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Originally Posted by Bill Coleman View Post
Hi Brad!

Is that S6 a manual? If I recall correctly that was the only transmission available with that engine.

I've been known to let other people drive my 928. The only problem is I'm experiencing a bit of clutch slip if you get heavy on the throttle, so I'm not sure it would be a good example for comparison. It's the original clutch (26 years/100k+ miles) and really needs replacing, but I've been procrastinating for longer than I care to admit.
Yes, all C4 S6s (and earlier S4s) are manual. Mine has had the original 5-speed swapped out for a 6-speed. I wouldn't mind taking your car for a spin (no pun intended RE the clutch.) I'd just like to get a sense of how a manual car drives so I wouldn't be hammering on it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:13 AM
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I built a new route, if anyone want to tag along feel free to shoot me a pm.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=
206575395378786040892.0004c57e082f030a6dac3

Just under 1000k
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:39 PM
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That's quite the detour, but in looking at your route, I would turn right at route "666" in the Allegheny forest since you're already going to Hell. Looks twistier, better, "funner!"
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:46 PM
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Noted and adjusted
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