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griffgrog

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452 posts

131 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
I got in the CSL tonight to move it in preparation for selling it and instantly regretted my decision to sell.

It's such a special car. And I've had some brilliant motors in my time. It really is in many ways better than the GT3RS I had last year. It's certainly far more of an occasion than my current 997 Turbo.

I don't know if it's the noise, the trick CSL bits, the sheer rawness of the car, but it really is special.

It's certainly worthy of its own forum!!!

Now how can I tell the Mrs that I'm not going to sell after all?????


waxaholic

295 posts

84 months

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Friday 27th April 2012 quote quote all
What is there to explain ? it's your car is it not..

ruebdo

190 posts

51 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
I just bought a 997 turbo and have put my CSL up for sale.

I have just been chatting to the misses saying I don't think I can sell it .

I am the same as you having had loads of cars. But the CSL is just brilliant biggrin

Jamesp24

270 posts

55 months

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Saturday 28th April 2012 quote quote all
Yess,absolutely loving mine,shame about the weather mind.

Leins

2,647 posts

33 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Just been in the US, and driven from San Francisco to LA, most of it on the coastal road. Hired a Camaro convertible for the trip, my thinking being it was better to do the drive in something suitably American. And while it was nice to have the roof down in the sun, all I could keep thinking was that I wished I had the CSL out there for the drive instead

Have been seriously tempted to go the 911 route myself (964 Turbo, 993 C2S or 996 GT3), but I would really worry about regretting the decision. Think the CSL will be a keeper. Unless I get the funds for a 964 RS maybe wink
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cslgirl

2,177 posts

105 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
I nearly sold mine earlier this year - as soon as it was up for sale I regretted it and took it off the market. Will of owned it for 8 years next month and can honestly say it never fails to put a massive smile on my face whenever I drive it. Keep it.

VinceFox

19,036 posts

57 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
E46?

griffgrog

Original Poster:

452 posts

131 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
It's Mrs GG that is insisting I prune my collection. She has a point, we can hardly get in an out of the garage.

The CSL is an M3 CSL so yes, E46.

It's just it has that 'sense of occasion' so often refereed to that my 997 turbo doesn't. Its not the interior, its the little nuances, carbon fibre bits, engine noise etc that make it special before you've driven off. Then it's the out and out racer feel that makes you grin. Zinnnggggg, Zinnngggg!!!

VinceFox

19,036 posts

57 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
griffgrog said:
It's Mrs GG that is insisting I prune my collection. She has a point, we can hardly get in an out of the garage.

The CSL is an M3 CSL so yes, E46.

It's just it has that 'sense of occasion' so often refereed to that my 997 turbo doesn't. Its not the interior, its the little nuances, carbon fibre bits, engine noise etc that make it special before you've driven off. Then it's the out and out racer feel that makes you grin. Zinnnggggg, Zinnngggg!!!
I absolutely love these, everything about the look, sound, feel of exclusivity, the lot. Except that gearbox. It's the one thing that's stopped me having one. I admit, ive never driven one but i just love my normal manual involvement too much. Ive often thought it odd they didnt do a normal 6 speed version.

griffgrog

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452 posts

131 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Vince, have a go with the Gearbox. To drive SMG II well takes skill. DCT is practically an Auto in comparison.

Personally if you have experience of driving other powerful and / or racing cars or motorbikes I can't see why you can't master the SMG.

Well worth a go!

ruebdo

190 posts

51 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
The smg was my main worry when buying the car as I only like manuals.

But, I have grown to really like it. It is no way as competent as dct, it's clunky, not that smooth, but that's the appeal. Couple that with the noise, firm ride, it's part of it. You should try one :-)

Yanto

477 posts

93 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
Never experienced a car that delivers so many ex-owners who regretted selling...

Rare to hear from someone who believes they did the right thing in selling.

shim

1,805 posts

93 months

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Sunday 29th April 2012 quote quote all
I miss Mine big time





And it's only in the garage.smile

Sailorbaz

28 posts

92 months

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Sunday 13th May 2012 quote quote all
I miss mine, defo! Can't wait to dig her out on Saturday after my 6 week detox.

Thinking of getting an E90 M3 but not selling the CSL. Friends and Neighbours will think I'm mental having both but I don't care. CSL for fun, E90 for Mrs SB to collect me from the boozer in a bit of style.

I like.

azrael

27 posts

85 months

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Tuesday 15th May 2012 quote quote all
I've also decided to keep mine... for now smile

Bounce 1

5 posts

48 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
azrael said:
I've also decided to keep mine... for now smile
Well done mate,you know it makes sense;)

Mermaid

17,535 posts

56 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
The car is legend, but what are the natural alternatives at circa £30k.

gaz1234

4,242 posts

104 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
gtr

EVLXGE

1,617 posts

94 months

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Thursday 17th May 2012 quote quote all
Mermaid said:
The car is legend, but what are the natural alternatives at circa £30k.
Well certainly not a GT3.....too slow wink

http://www.m3csl.de/misc_csl_supertest.php

Mermaid

17,535 posts

56 months

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Friday 18th May 2012 quote quote all
EVLXGE said:
Mermaid said:
The car is legend, but what are the natural alternatives at circa £30k.
Well certainly not a GT3.....too slow wink

http://www.m3csl.de/misc_csl_supertest.php
Both very fine cars wink
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