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Rob H

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  1. Price drop to $15,500. Serviced items over the last two years include new battery, starter motor, cardan shaft, brake pads. Ph 0419 419 42 fore
  2. Suitable words escape me, however I'll try. I have never before used the term "fully sick" but that seems the most appropriate. Truly amazing, driver, nav, car and road.
  3. Looking good, enjoy the ride!! I too just joined the Boxster brigade and am very happy. They are a bargain for such a beautifully balanced sports car. At this stage I haven't had the need to change anything, but like what you have done. Hope to see you around!
  4. Know what you are talking about Lee. Picked up my sight unseen 986S from CEVA car carriers rather nervously, drove it to car rego office. Phew, all legal- its mine now, bolting the new SA number plates on(the man behind the counter asks what model my Porsche is. He rummages around for a while and presents me with 986 plates) A public servant who enjoys his work!!! I go to drive off and notice a puddle under where the car was parked!!! Open up the "boot"- check coolant level- nothing visible between high and low mark. @#$%&!!! What was I expecting without a PPI, idiot!!, Drive to nearest servo carefully while monitoring temp. Pull up at servo, check coolant level, still nothing visible. After a while, remove lid gingerly and happy to see it full of coolant to the top. It hasn't used a drop since, so all in my head. Emotional roller coasters, I'm over them.
  5. Congratulations on finding an excellent 996. I have seen the car many times at Porsche club functions and you would be going to find a better example. I think it may have won a prize at the recent show and shine event, it was at least a finalist. A few years ago, I did a similar thing, flew and trained to Newcastle and drove a '89 3.2 Carrera back to Adelaide for my first Porsche experience. What a buzz it was, still remember the exhilaration. All the best!!
  6. Offers anyone? Can assist with Interstate transport. Great for towing your track car or just feeling safe in your daily commute.
  7. Lee, I'm near the coast, in the ghetto half way between Semaphore and Port Adelaide.
  8. Thanks for the invitation. I may take you up on that. 45 minute drive to get there, but bonus is part of the commute is Greenhill Road!!
  9. My first drive through the hills today in my "new" 986S. Montacute, Norton Summit, Lobethal, Hahndorf and back to home again the same way. Patchy wet roads and occasional drizzle didn't dampen the enthusiasm and pleasure of the drive over those superb roads. Love my new Boxster, with the sports exhaust making nice flat 6 turbine like sounds. Happy days!
  10. I'll be there "on the grass" with Cayenne for sale and "new" 3 days old 986S hoping to get hints from fellow owners. Hope to meet some new faces too and not get too excited about cars I will never afford. My favorites as always will be air cooled.
  11. Rob H

    Cheap Cayennes

    I have a vested interest in this topic as I am putting my '04 Cayenne S on the market. I must qualify by saying I have owned a standard '89 3.2 Carrera, a 1975 or therabouts bitza track car with a 3.8 motor and all the other trick bits and a standard '86 944. All were great cars, that did their jobs incredibly well, including the Cayenne. The Cayenne is comfortable, safe, solid, luxurious (by my standards), practical, and reliable. It has never let me down. The paintwork is high quality and the interior durable and comfortable. The whole car is built STRONG. Everything on it works properly! Since owning, the gas struts for the tailgate needed replacing. Not too bad, but I did swear a few times. The steering pump was replaced and the cardan shaft, and the rear brakes. And yesterday the battery. I would say all these are just routine maintenance. Buik Motorworks did the hard stuff at very reasonable prices with no fuss. Regular servicing was straightforward. I cant vouch for other Cayenne's but my ownership journey was relatively pain free. (Fuel "economy"excepted) I even did some spirited club runs through the hills and some follow the leader laps at Tailem Bend and had no trouble keeping up, the chassis, steering, brakes and power are quite impressive for a heavy car and AWD helps. I hope I can be just as happy with the 986S I have just bought. Any other positive Cayenne stories out there?
  12. New Battery fitted yesterday, see thread in 4 door section, not wishing to hijack my own thread.
  13. Problem solved, In preparing my car to sell, I knew I had to fix this. By chance, I was looking through the myriad of option codes a Cayenne comes with and discovered J0Z was the original 110 AH battery optioned. When I bought it, it had an 85 AH fitted and when the reluctant starting happened, I bought the same one as there was not much room for anything else. It still struggled to crank quite often. Yesterday I purchased the highest spec one I could find at IBD, 95AH and 900CCA compared to 85AH and 740 CCA. Starts straight away, first time every time. Happy man!!!
  14. I have purchased a sporty 986 Boxster S and now have my Silver 2004 Cayenne S for sale. 172,000 Km, full log book service history. No accidents. 20" wheels, with new tyres. Pioneer music, GPS, Camera. no tears or rips in leather etc. Roof racks. Tow bar was unused till I bought it, just used for 6 x 4 trailer occasionally and has been set up for LED lights. Unused space saver and Porsche first aid kit. Two keys. A pleasure to drive, both in the city and in the country. I will put it on car sales in a few days if no interest from here. I am asking $17,000 and will be sad to see it go, but looking forward to the Boxster arriving in two weeks. More details phone - Oh for won niner for won niner for too for
  15. I'm all for modifications in the $10 price bracket. I'll show my age here, Shooter, but a while ago a friend similarly modified his FE Holden's exhaust with a crowbar. Not quite the same finesse that you used. Needless to say the mod increased the noise factor considerably. Some years later the same chap started up a custom exhaust shop. Surprisingly it didn't succeed!
  16. Thanks Shooter, glad that it is genuine. Do you have the same system? Should there be a switch on the dash? I wont know anything more till the slow(covered) train arrives from Perth in 16 days.
  17. I agree about the improved ride with the smaller wheels and deeper sidewalls. My '89 3.2 Carrera with 16" Fuchs was harsh commuting compared to a friend's '88 with 15". The exhaust was "upgraded" by the original owner, at the Canberra Speed Shop, two days after he bought the car, for $2,412! Strange looking tailpipe though. Anyone have any clues on what the exhaust may really be? Receipt reads Porsche Boxster S Sports System. I hope the neighbors don't mind it. 16 days before the train arrives with said car on it.
  18. Thanks guys, Assuming they are original, the option code reads: XRL 18" SportDesign wheels, front 7" ET55 with 205/50 tyres, rear 8.5" ET50 with 255/40
  19. Deal done, I have to wait for three weeks for CEVA to send my "new" manual 986 S from Perth on the train. Hope it's as good as it looks. Looking forward to driving a flat 6 again!
  20. Rob H

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    Me too! Has just made me feel better about buying a silver Boxster.
  21. MotoGP is the only thing on TV that gets me to set an alarm, no matter what time it's on. Kills every other form of motor sport. For four wheels the tracks need to be wider and / or the cars smaller, I love watching Aussie cars because of the overtaking. I can't get excited about someone winning a race with their pit strategy or trying their one overtaking maneuver only to have it fail in an explosion of carbon. However the finish to the Bathurst 12 hour was something special. Precision overtaking at its best!! Supercars have gone off my radar a long time ago. Whats the answer? Dunno. Hats off to the person that finds it.
  22. Thanks Lee. He was my first port of call, and told me about the one that I had just missed.
  23. Thanks for your input. It's all about the money! I would much prefer a 987S - refinement, style, quality build etc. I am trying to keep below $25K which may be a big ask for a good example. I certainly spent a lot of time looking at your 987S, very nice. Let me know if the sale falls through!!

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