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DanoS4

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389 posts

81 months

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Well, I realised a dream a couple of weeks ago. I bought my first Porsche.

I've had a few nice cars in my life, whilst balancing houses, a wife and 2 kids. Going from Subaru Imprezas, to an Audi S4 Avant, a 306 GTi6 somewhere in the mix, to my last car - a Golf GTI mk5. All great cars in their own right, but nothing really prepared me for my latest acquisition -

A Porsche 996 Carrera 4.

Bought from a fastidious owner based in Guildford (180 miles away!), I had the car PPI'd at GT-One, and in the grand scheme of things, a clean bill of health was awarded.

Wifey managed to get this shot on the drive back home!





Gotta have an ar$e shot





Couldn't help modding almost the same day biggrin



Thanks to Lee @ Spectral Design for the stickers, and pointing out that the line under the car sticker was just a "lining-up" tool biggrin

Presented in a graphite black, the car's got new boots, recent service and new suspension.
Litronic lights are included too.
The interior is black leather, with a grey/black alcantara roof lining. Comfort seats and PCM1 (with cr@ppy audio pack) was specified.
- forgot all about the cassette!!

That's now in the process of being upgraded with my old Pioneer F900BT setup. Also got an Ipod Video that has had the hard-drive substituted in favour of a rather nice Compact Flash option.
Can't forget the cubby hole option too biggrin



Next will be to go through the speakers and upgrade them, along with an 8 or 10" sub.

Then throughout the Winter, despite the car being a daily driver, I'm going to attack the OCD-like list of chores highlighted in the PPI.

Then a new exhaust system in the Spring, along with its next service in the Summer smile

Hope you like.


DanoC4 biggrin

Dalto123

2,691 posts

50 months

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Very, very nice biggrin no doubt you'll have a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Meoricin

2,654 posts

56 months

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Awesome head unit - only the coolest people own them! tongue out

Nice car, too. I think the stickers look better with the line underneath, personally.

M3333

1,701 posts

101 months

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Very nice mate, i did exactly the same earlier this year and no regrets as yet, love mine.

Jimmy No Hands

2,573 posts

43 months

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Lovely! I drove one of these at work today in that colour and was surprised at how noisy the exhaust was. I don't think it was standard but if it was very impressive!
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Ordinary_Chap

7,520 posts

130 months

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Lovely there is one near me with some exhaust modifications and it sounds sublime!

Lee

Mastodon2

9,541 posts

52 months

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I'm not a fan of the wheels, but that might just be because the wheels the Turbo and Turbo S 996s came with are my favourite wheels of all time, but other than that I love it. Getting an exhaust upgrade is great, especially since it's an NA car, let that engine sing!

Merp

1,932 posts

139 months

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These are becoming cheap enough to fit into my price bracket now! Just need to ensure that insurance doesn't dent me too much. Once the wedding is paid for I will be out on the hunt for one. This is my perfect example! Enjoy it!

Codswallop

4,412 posts

81 months

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Nice new purchase OP. The Carrera classic wheels are the best design to have too imo thumbup

DanoS4

Original Poster:

389 posts

81 months

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Thanks for the comments. Yeh, Very happy so far.

I actually prefer the wheels. After years of multi-spokes etc, to have something this easy to clean is a revelation!

Dan smile

Altrezia

7,530 posts

98 months

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Gorgeous. I really want one of these.

cossers

782 posts

27 months

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nice car, health to enjoy it, had a 996 c4s until i read about the ims failures frown didnt fancy the thought of forking out for a new engine so sold her frown

LaurasOtherHalf

8,517 posts

83 months

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Lovely thumbup
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