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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
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Thanks Barney, that's a very re-assuring story, I doubt I'd be able to do 160mph anywhere in Australia though emoticon

Plenty of Porsche Clubs around and there is one in NSW as well. The membership fees are a killer at $150/year, so starting my own "budget" type of Porsche forum for the "poor" Porsche owners might be on the cards emoticon

I'm tossing between the Targa and the SC hard top models and at this stage am favoring the hard top 911 simply because I think the convertible is a bit too much of a headache to remove and put back all the time.

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Date Registered: 01-2009
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Ah you're taking me back to a job I had a few years back driving a 911RS around the city for a clothing store. Sounds like fun until I point out that driving down George Street in the city I counted over 200 gear changes between Town Hall & Hunter Street and usually had trouble walking at the end of an 8 hour day.

I did however convince the boss to let me take it to Eastern Creek one weekend to use it as a course car for Porsche HSV Volvo and WRX Clubs drive day. The first few laps were great then I remembered who'd be paying the bills if I stacked it......

And yes it was black!

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Date Registered: 11-2008
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On one of those Austrian trips I was heading back to Munich airport doing 240kph in an Audi and it felt like I was doing 60kph on the Southern Expressway. They sure know how to build roads over there.

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Alan,

I have never driven in the city and won't be doing it in a Porsche for sure LOL emoticon

How did the suspension handle Sydney roads?

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Whilst it would be nice driving one around for awhile (I'd have the targa top), I'm getting too old to be falling into a car and climbing out of it. Too low to the ground, I need something with seats at hip height emoticon emoticon emoticon

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(new) 2011 Series 4 T31 T1 (CVT Auto) Diamond Black
(2nd car) 92 Pajero (old but tuff) Red

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I'm the opposite Jamie, looks like am shrinking with age, so I need a car where I can roll myself into and stay there for as long as I can and be close to the ground as possible cause this is where we'll end-up anyway emoticon

Life is too short to not have fun in one of these toys and it is one of my dream cars for sure. If you guys remember, I hired one about 3 years ago for an overnight drive and spent the entire day driving between Sydney and Woollongong and back with my eldest. I fell in love with the 911 from that moment.

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jalalski wrote:

How did the suspension handle Sydney roads?



Better than the fillings in my teeth.....



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Porsche got test driven today (2 in fact), the kids loved it!!!! and all I could hear them screaming is "Daddy, this SO cooooool"

Offer for one of them was made on the spot, now waiting for an answer emoticon

P.S. I completely forgot about the double demerit points today emoticon

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Hi Guys,

The Porsche dream has been shattered yesterday when my offer was accepted and I decided to do a pre-purchase inspection with one of the known Porsche specialists in Sydney.

Although the 911 I had chosen is immaculate from the outside, I did notice that the air-con was blowing hot air, so this alone will cost $3,000 grand to fix as the evaporator is located behind the dash and everything needs to come out to get to it and fix the leak.

The list continues:

* Needs the major service done $2,000
* Needs Front control arm bushes $2,000
* Needs Engine mounts $1000 each!!!
* Needs Ignition Leads $1,800

The oil change is done every year and it cost $500.00 and the major service is done every 20,000kms and it cost 2 grand!!

While I had a dream of driving one of these power machines, I simply don't have the budget to maintain a car like this and spend so much money in keeping it alive emoticon

Oh well, I might still get it when I'm 90, so I don't have to worry about servicing it for long emoticon

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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quote:

cooch t31 wrote:

They run a dry sump Jalal, so watch where you put the oil.
I say this cause you will want to do the service yourself when you here what a mechanic will charge to do it.

Hope you get a good one, the early 80's 911's wern't the best for reliability.
make sure you check the service history carefully when you decide to buy.



Sorry to hear Jalal,
I'm glad you did your homework cause you could have brought yourself another car by the total of that bill.
I knew the services were costly but I didn't expect that.

If that is your dream car, then you will buy on one day.

After all, life is too short mate.

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HERE is my D22 Navara
HERE is my old 2008 T31, ST Series1

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