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About sleazius

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  1. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2019-Porsche-911-GT3-RS-991-Auto-MY19/SSE-AD-6221374?pageSource=details&id=SSE-AD-6221374 Nice.
  2. Please send all yellow cars in my direction. I very nearly speced a yellow one myself. If they had Speed Yellow I probably would have.
  3. Sorry - thinking like a 40 year old, and not a 60 year old. 4 years means very different things depending on what stage of life you're at. Wasn't aware they are a limited run. No idea why they wouldn't just continue to offer it given the amount of money they must have spent developing it.
  4. It was probably more like - <engineers> "race it if you want, but they're going to blow up, sounds like a marketing disaster to me" .... <marketing> *sulks in the corner*
  5. Why the hell would you buy this when you could just put your name down for a new one, and get the hypo Williams engine for slightly more money? What is the wait these days? 4 years?
  6. I believe I read the PDK actually shifts at 8500 in the RS (this is from memory and its been a while since I was researching it), so it may be as much as 500 rpm lower for most cars being auto shifted. There are two problems with this car that are going to dent values long term - the lack of a direct link to a motor sport engine, and the risk of an engine blow up. That said your average punter isn't going to know either of these things, and running to the shops for coffee on Sunday morning is not going to cause an issue in the next 10 years. Its the enthusiasts 5-10 years from now who are well informed that are going to tank these things. For the moment value will stay buoyant I should think. The interesting thing to watch in all this is the 997.2 - how long before they're worth more than a 991.1?
  7. G series motors have blown up repeatedly. It's the track pigs that are affected. That is why Porsche offered the 10 years. Everyone has gone quiet on Rennlist because of the service they are getting but once these cars go out of warranty it'll be on for young and old again. They're still blowing motors to this day. RS is affected but at a much lower rate (probably 1% of the GT3) because of the 200 less rpm, and the change of a few parts. The architecture is identical though. Given what I know I still plan on rolling the dice with an RS cause to me the small chance is worth the risk. For others it won't be. GT3.1, get out at 8-9 years. RS roll the dice. Thats my opinion anyway.
  8. I’m still on the CSL train. Wish i’d Bought more than 500 shares at the time but hindsight is 20/20.
  9. I wouldn't say they've 'sorted it' in the 992. It is definitely better than a 991, but it is still dull. 991.1 is the worst, then 991.2, then 992. None of them are as good from a 'feel' perspective as a 997. They are all precise though. The feel I'm talking about is the way the wheel feels alive in your hands. Objectively the new steering makes them easier to drive, just not as engaging.
  10. https://www.caradvice.com.au/783684/fuel-excise-in-the-spotlight-as-calls-for-road-tax-grow/ *We only spend 33% of the excise on the roads on average, but we need more tax because how else are we going to get money to piss up the wall?*
  11. RS is what people are waiting for. The housing market has turned though which stops all the flippers in their tracks too.
  12. Exactly, they didn't fix the oil starvation issue, hence the 10 year warranty ... should be enough time for all of the new car buyers to cycle out of them, which to any car business are the only people who really matter. It's the track use cars that keep blowing up. Shouldn't be as much of an issue for garage queens short-mid term anyway. If worried, jump out at 9 years, thats what the warranty is for.
  13. Given the current climate I think you'll be able to get one. Just ring around. In Sydney for example there is a tendency for people to only talk to PCSS about GT cars. With my GT3 calling two years before it was due to PCSS they wouldn't even take my deposit as 1. I wasn't a previous customer, and 2. They had that many deposits they didn't think they could fill them. Called PCP and I was about 8th on the list (memory is sketcy). By the time the cars rolled around, someone dropped out and I was able to jump up the list to get one of the early ones into the country, 2nd delivery to PCP. I'll be honest, I've had to sit on my hands in order to stop myself calling about a Spyder after seeing the new one at Goodwood. Looks so nice.
  14. The GT3? No. Still got the 997 too. I may jump out of that though to part finance any shenanigans. I’ve been sniffing around for a few different manual cars circa 8-10 years old for a while now. Rare as rocking horse. Or held very tightly. Not quite the right time for me, i’m probably 6 months out .... but .... what colour?

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