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Porsche 911

Randomjim Oct 28, 2006

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Is the porsche 911 cool?

  1. Sub Zero

    66 vote(s)
    57.9%
  2. Cool

    38 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Uncool

    7 vote(s)
    6.1%
  4. Seriously Uncool

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. DavidR

    DavidR Active Member

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    Provenance alone does not make something cool. Sadly the 911 has fallen foul over the years of it's apparent coolness and attracted some exceptionally dodgy customers.

    Most 911s bought new are poseurs cars, driven at 15mph round docklands with the rear spoiler up... They are rich kids wine bar cruisers - those that cannot afford them buy TTs... :)

    Sadly, the 911s excellent heritage, motorsport domination, technological innovation and sheer entertainment and sublime looks cannot save it fully from the pinstriped bellends that most comonly buy them.

    A friendly flash at a new 997 will most often be met with a puzzled and whimsical look or even downright aggression... I've yet to drive up to another 911 on the road and find the helmsman can actually drive the thing...

    ... And don't even get me started on tips, cabs and targas! Yeugh...

    I bought mine (as did several others here) to experience the engineering excellence and unique drive of the cars - if all 911 owners did the same their coolness would increase accordingly...

    You've gotta see the big picture on this one...
     
  2. Randomjim

    Randomjim Active Member

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    I wouldn't call a 911 a footballers car :think:
     
  3. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Yup, a WAG's car surely. :moa:
     
  4. Mandala

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    I guess my view of them is biased as I don't live in the UK and the only time I ever see another is when I'm at a track day.

    993 Owner here so I guess I have to admit I'm biased.
     
  5. DavidR

    DavidR Active Member

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    Which model, spec, colour?
     
  6. Ess_Three

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    Does that mean that someone who fits bling, replica Porsche wheels to his S3...is a wanna-be WAG?

    Surely that's worse?...WAY worse...!
     
  7. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    Come and spend the day with me and see the difference between all the 911 owners out there!!

    I see them all everyday
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Time for a change methinks lol, I did actually choose my Cup3's as I was after a set of 19" 5 spokes, and saw a pic of a German registered S3 with the same wheels which made me have a double take! Not due to it's Porsche wannabe look, and they are still quite Original on this site! even after 4 years, c'mon, who else has 19" Porsche rims(albiet heavy ass replicas!) on their S3? :cool:

    I am however, looking for a decent set of light weight 18" wheels, but nothings caught my eye yet, BBS CH, Sportecs and MTM's seem common to me, and I'm a fussy git when it comes to wheels, just like you and your handling huh? :p
     
  9. Mandala

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    Carrera 4, black, non-varioram with a few tweaks.
     
  10. Randles

    Randles Member

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    Uber cool from me I love the looks of the Carrera :hubbahubba:
     
  11. Vron

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    Ive got a 911 996 TIP and I love it I saved for years to buy it. I also let the spoiler come up on its own at 75mph and dont drive at 15mph and pop it up with the switch.
     
  12. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    Ooh...
    Vron, it was going so well until the 'TIP' bit... :whistle2:

    How do you find it?

    What's the spec of yours?
    C2/C4? 3.4/3.6?
     
  13. Vron

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    I chose the Tip because it was what I wanted. It took a lot of searching for too and I had to travel up to Glasgow from Sheffield for it. I love automatics and the Porsche is a dream. I have a Basalt Black C2 3.4
     
  14. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    I'm not a fan of automatics, but I drove a C4S Tip, and it was certainly better than any other I'd driven.


    What is it with people and black 911s? :whistle2:
     
  15. marmite

    marmite Counting the Tesco Club points

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    Silver is the most common then Grey Black isn't really that common.
    Out of the 10 new turbos I have seen only 1 is black and 4 were Blue


    Black Cayenne now they are as common as Muck

    Tip box is ok in Turbo and C4S but abit sluggish in the rest....but still I wouldn't have it unless it was in the new Turbo

    Porsche use Merc boxs in there cars now and they are slightly better.
     
  16. Vron

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    I only ever buy metallic black cars, my A3 is metallic black too - gives me an excuse to wash it more often (the Porsche that is :anbet: )
     
  17. DavidR

    DavidR Active Member

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    I discovered this on the Porsche factory tour. The German tour guide changed the subject quickly... :)
     
  18. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    Right after he spotted you, I and Herr G-Pipe pointing at the MB logo and looking all puzzled...
     
  19. scib4

    scib4 Beep-Beep!

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    Sub Zero in my opinion :rockwoot:

    My old man has just sold his 996 C4S, how gutted was I

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    Notice the yellow calipers :hubbahubba:
     
  20. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    ^ Nice colour!!

    Were they PCCBs or the yellow calliper option?
     
  21. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    Vron,
    Do you use the same user name over on PCGBs forum?
     
  22. scib4

    scib4 Beep-Beep!

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    They are Ceramic Brakes, great once heated and to be honest not that bad when cold. The only problem with them was the squeaking! Not sure why they did?

    Cobalt blue, did look good.
     
  23. buckas

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    Sub Zero :cool:
     
  24. Vron

    Vron Member

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    Yes
     
  25. Tankman

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    Now then, missed this reply sooooo

    It's actually a 930 Turbo made to look like a 964 3.8 RSR. Originally a 3.3 with about 300BHP, I bought it after some mad people had spent a fortune on it making it look like it does. There was some considerable money spent in the engine bay and it is now 3.4 litres with a K27 and some mods to the intake and exhaust. Big torque output lowdown negates the turbo lag. Dyno Dynamics at Weltmeister had it showing 510HP and 563LbsFt. No traction control and no ABS either!

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    Ever the obliging chap that I am,

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  26. Ess_Three

    Ess_Three Active Member

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    That is seriously good looking...

    I'll wager not slow either!
     
  27. james0808

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    How gorgeous is that.:hubbahubba:
     

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