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So the test driving begins - TT RS!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, 31 Dec 2010.

  1. Housey

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    I had a Gen 2 GT3 on order but bailed when the climate went south, I too had a 996 GT3 and I couldn't see myself in a Boxster as I don't like roofless cars really, not as my daily form of transport. Did you have a Mk1 or Mk2 GT3?
     
  2. Gibbo

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    If I could afford I'd love to own a gen 997 GT3 in black with bright orange wheels, think they look amazing and they are practically as quick with as the turbo but with an N/A engine. :D
     
  3. hurfdurf

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    Interesting, would you still rate the handling of the Boxster better than the 911? How close is the Boxster to the Cayman?
     
  4. DM

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    I dont rate the cayman or boxsters handling above a 997 but then i never get near the edge, and i suggest nor do most sane people.

    My contention is this, you drive a car 95% of the time slow-ish, and what you lose in that miniscule bit of performance and steering feel by having a C4S is well compensated on rubbish weather days of which we have many and varied.

    But **** all that, the bit the 2 seater drivers always ignore is this, sometimes you got an extra mate, sometimes you got 12 bags of Tesco finest on board, so sod that 0.000004 % of the time when a Cayman handles better, il take my chances and burn him off on the straights. With all my shopping!

    Sorry iv had a few missed that, the difference between a boxster and a cayman, i dont know not a lot but then im the wrong person to ask, cos several smashed to **** cars ago i realised driving wasnt my strong point :)

    Im not doing very well at getting my point over, what needs to be remembered is we aint comparing a 1.8lx mondeo with a st220 here, these are all ****ing epic cars EPIC, the so called lead belly will still kill 99% of cars stone bonker dead, it is no loss having 4WD on a 911.
     
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  5. Smokey26

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    Out of interest how much would a RHD conversion of a Z06 be?:D

    No chance of a test drive in a GTR then? I know there expensive to run, but you gotta pay for fun man, don't be a cheapskate.:D Surely specialists would be a fair bit cheaper than the nissan stealers, as there the ones that the price quotes are from.
     
  6. Gibbo

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    I driven about a 100 miles in one before, so know how they drive and spent about 500+ miles in the passenger seat in one. :)
     
  7. Smokey26

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    If you get a beetle or a hairdressers car ill never forgive you.
     
  8. Gibbo

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    Haha well the beetle option is a favourite, the test drive will basically confirm things. :D
     
  9. Smokey26

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    Gutted. I was looking forward to hearing about your shiny Z06. Ill ignore another 911 owner like everyone else does.:D
     
  10. hurfdurf

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    LOL smokey 13 thinks being ignored by him is a bad thing.... if only!
     
  11. hurfdurf

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    But yea, why is a Z06 not in more contention?
     
  12. Fr0dders

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    size apparently.

    It is a wide old heffa.
     
  13. Gibbo

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    Wide, LHD, low driving position, basically unsuitable for twisty narrow backroads. It might sound stupid but I like my route to work, buying such a car means going through built up areas, which is a boring drive. Buying a car with good sitting position, RHD and not such a wide heffa means going down twisty backroads fun. :D

    The Mustang was not as bad as Vette, it was LHD but you sat high up, it was very easy to judge and see everything.

    Let see how a 911 leaves me feeling before the Z06 is ruled out. :)
     
  14. Besty

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    You also missed the main selling point, you can also squeeze two birds in the back :D
     
  15. Besty

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    great back-end, too wide and low for uk country lane twisties though :D

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  16. DM

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    See agreement at last :D

    Now its funny i hate the look of those GT3's, i hate the halfords spoiler, the stupid stickers, the odd colour wing mirrors, they should bring out the boring version of those cars ;)
     
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  17. Housey

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    Try getting 2 birds in the back of GT3 RS, they'll need a bad case of rickets to fit between the cage gaps.
     
  18. Fr0dders

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    Nah

    Just need two fit birds who can do this !

    http://www.flixxy.com/athletic-girl-lunga-musical-africa.htm

    And with you owning a porsche, the "fit" part will come naturally of course :D
     
  19. Housey

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    Every 911 comes with a ****y stick to fight them off with!
     
  20. Smokey26

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    Gibbo you need a Noble M400.