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I just took my 964 out - and I think it's saved me lots of money!

 
Old 02-27-2007, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Wachuko
JI think that, for me at least, adding a 993 (just to get something slightly different than what you have today) and getting rid of the Supra will do nicely.
That's an idea I will have to consider. I like 993s and soon after I bought the 964 I fancied one but couldn't justify the extra cost. Even now, I wouldn't want to trade the 964 in for one. But a 993 as a daily run around has possibilities. Probably cost about £10K more than a 964 I guess but a distinct possibility!
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:49 PM
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DaveK, If I had the room, I would have a 964 Coupe and a Cab. Each has it's strong points and driving a Cab with the top down is a very different ride than the Coupe. You could choose which daily driver to take depending on the weather or just how you feel. You could enjoy both for less money than a 993TT. One could be a Tip, one a 5 speed just for fun. Damn, now I have to try to find room.......Look what you've done....
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Fred's 964
DaveK, If I had the room, I would have a 964 Coupe and a Cab. Each has it's strong points and driving a Cab with the top down is a very different ride than the Coupe. You could choose which daily driver to take depending on the weather or just how you feel. You could enjoy both for less money than a 993TT. One could be a Tip, one a 5 speed just for fun. Damn, now I have to try to find room.......Look what you've done....
If I lived where you do, I'd have a cab. If you lived where I do, you probably wouldn't!
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:21 PM
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I live in Seattle WA and I have a cab. It rains a lot here if you did not know that. Pretty cold in winter as well.

I don't drive in the rain with the top down, but summer or winter dry weather and I drive it like I stole it with the top down. Nice leather gloves and big oversized coat with hood for winter. Usually have my 3 year old with his stocking cap on. Get lots of smiles. Would like to find some nice heated seats....hint hint.

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Old 02-28-2007, 05:14 AM
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Well my long term plan is at some point to buy a 993 from the UAE. Works out significantly cheaper than the UK and high spec too. Just been too lazy to date to find out the details of how this is done.

More thoughts about it here http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...&f=48&t=332528
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:24 AM
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Dropped the car at Bodyworks this morning. Should hear towards the end of next week - once I get it back I'll post up whether I'm a happy customer!
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Old 03-04-2007, 09:47 AM
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Dave, you are making me miss my car. It's in the garage, and all I have to do is make sure the battery is charged- AND WAIT FOR THE DARN SALT TO GO BYE-BYE.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:10 AM
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Just thought I would through my two pence in here being an ex 964 C2 Targa driver which was perfect as a daily driver and became a little more temperamental when I went for limited mileage (5k/yr).

Anyway I purchased a LHD 993TT for £28k which made it a no brainer and the car is no comparison to the 964.
In answer to various comments
- interior is way ahead with leather everywhere.
- I prefer the wide bodied curvaceous shape,sorry.
- country roads no problem you just do everything 50% faster, car is safer with 4 wheel drive, no wheel slip in dry conditions.
- Sound problem I agree with, but cured with cat bypasses or RSR's.
- and the speed/accelaration was initially scary compared to the 964.
- upgrades added 50bhp and 25% more torque with a £600 RS ECU

Downsides some
- 964 sounds so nice with cat bypass, problem solved
- price £10k more than the equivalent 964, though upside within £2k of 3.3T and £7k cheaper than a 3.6T
- annual maintenance 50% cheaper, downside individual parts about 50% more expensive.
- upside bulletproof engine will last longer than the std leaky 964, yeas they can have weapy cams cost £90 to fix.
- downside when wet and cold if you put your foot flat down it can start squirming.

For the 964 I lost £250 in depn cost me average £800/year to run so anyone with £14-16k its the Porsche to have as long as you have a £3k emergency fund if you need the engine doing.
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