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    WGA got a reaction from Russ in My new GT3.2 RS   
    While you guys are waiting for your RS in OZ, I have taken delivery of my European based LG WP RS. In the last two weeks of ownership I have done a round trip to Goodwood FoS and a track day at Spa. 2,000kms already on the car.

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    WGA got a reaction from Troubleshooter in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I have learnt never to trust dealers descriptions of cars. I have lost count of how many times I have been told point blank that the car is first paint and never been crashed only to discover after a detailed PPI that the exact opposite is true.
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    WGA got a reaction from clutch-monkey in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I inspected this car and it is not as good a restoration as it purports to be. The interior is nice but the whole right rear fender is full of body filler and there are paint bubbles on various other panels. To rectify these properly will cost many thousands of dollars on top o the purchase price. Was originally for sale at 310K+ so has dropped already..but in IMHO...needs to drop a whole lot more.
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    WGA got a reaction from JulianG in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I inspected this car and it is not as good a restoration as it purports to be. The interior is nice but the whole right rear fender is full of body filler and there are paint bubbles on various other panels. To rectify these properly will cost many thousands of dollars on top o the purchase price. Was originally for sale at 310K+ so has dropped already..but in IMHO...needs to drop a whole lot more.
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    WGA got a reaction from 901er in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I inspected this car and it is not as good a restoration as it purports to be. The interior is nice but the whole right rear fender is full of body filler and there are paint bubbles on various other panels. To rectify these properly will cost many thousands of dollars on top o the purchase price. Was originally for sale at 310K+ so has dropped already..but in IMHO...needs to drop a whole lot more.
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    WGA got a reaction from Troubleshooter in What to bring back to OZ - 996 GT3 RS or 1988 Clubsport   
    Good question. I plan to to keep my 964 RS, GT3 Touring, 997.2 GT3 RS and new GT3.2 RS WP in Europe (all LHD) and come back each year for the track season. Will sell what’s left.
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    WGA got a reaction from 901er in What to bring back to OZ - 996 GT3 RS or 1988 Clubsport   
    Good question. I plan to to keep my 964 RS, GT3 Touring, 997.2 GT3 RS and new GT3.2 RS WP in Europe (all LHD) and come back each year for the track season. Will sell what’s left.
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    WGA got a reaction from symsy in What to bring back to OZ - 996 GT3 RS or 1988 Clubsport   
    I really want to bring back the Clubsport. IMHO, it is such an under rated car. It is an RS in all but name. I love all the little things that Porsche did with this car including removing the passenger sun visor to save weigth. As a result, for its HP, it is a surprisingly lively car. In the UK they sell for around 150K GBP.
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    WGA got a reaction from Windsor289 in What to bring back to OZ - 996 GT3 RS or 1988 Clubsport   
    Thats what I thought too so got excited about bringing back a couple of my cars with zero tax...but.....all this does is give you the right to import a car. All the taxes still apply so there is no financial benefit.
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    WGA got a reaction from Redracn in My New GT3.2..still waiting   
    Hmmm...you must be driving a different car to me. I am an expat living in Europe and I am lucky enough to have both a GT3.2 PDK and a GT3 Touring. 
    A few comments.
    i don’t quite get your remarks about the ride of the car. Seems like you want the car to ride harder as if somehow this is better. IMHO, it’s quite the opposite. Porsche have done a wonderful job with the ride . It still mystifies me how they can get the level of compliant ride while still being a monster on the track.
    With regards to torque, not sure what you were expecting from a NA 4.0l engine.  Porsches have never been torque monsters but for a 4.0 NA engine, it’s very, very good. Indeed, compared to my 991.1 GT3, the 991.2 it a big improvement.
    For gearing, I actually think that all the gears are quite short compared to 98% of cars on the road. In most cars, top gear is effectively an overdrive and not the top speed gear. In the GT3, in top gear, at 4000rpm you are only doing 130-140 kph whereas in most other cars, you would be only pulling 2500-3000 rpm for the same speed. Indeed in any gear in the GT3, you are always pulling at least 1,000 more rpm  at any speed. That’s not tall gearing. The gearing in a TTS is positively lazy compared to a GT3...and you could never use the full range of a TTS on the street either.
    My strong suggestion is if you only ever drive it on the street you will never, never ever discover what this car is truly about. Take to a track, and if you don’t comeback in awe, then you are in the wrong car.
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    WGA got a reaction from DJM in Germany & Belgium Motorsport adventures   
    Hey, for a Spa newbie, you did well. It’s not any easy track. You can get into a lot trouble even if you are only 1 metre off the right turn in point on some corners. I saw a brand new GT3.2 get totalled at Pouhon only a few minutes Beth’s ago...and it was a Porsche rental. So it’s wise to be conservative first time out..and it doesn’t detract from the experience.
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    WGA got a reaction from MFX in Germany & Belgium Motorsport adventures   
    Living in Belgium, I have been to Spa many times both to drive the track and to attend the F1 GP. It’s an awesome track and nothing prepares you for your first time up Eau Rouge.
    My most recent visit was to attend the Porsche Masters Driving course with a bunch of other PCars fanatics. Took my GT3.1. It’s a bucket list track so if you ever get the chance to go...just do it.







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    WGA got a reaction from Oldmxnut in My New GT3.2..still waiting   
    I am an expat living in Europe who recently joined this forum. 
    I have been enjoying my GT3.2 since I took delivery three months ago. I have already put 8,000 kms on the clock including 4 track days. It's an awesome car that will be well worth the wait for those of you in the queue. It was supposed to replace my GT3.1 but right now, I cannot sell for love or money. I have dropped my price to the equivalent of $AUD170K and it's still not moving. Market is flooded with owners of GT3.1 taking delivery of their new .2 just like me. So fo rthe time being I have two GT3s in the garage.
    I am moving back home later next year and would love to bring them with me but sadly being LHD,.......  So I have been talking to Porsche over here about ordering an OZ spec GT3.2 RS for delivery in June next year. I am first on my dealers list for a GT3.2 RS so want to swap my to a RHD.
    I would love to post some photos of my GT3s, but it seems the photo posting policy of this forum in archaic. Am used to forums like Rennlist where you can post photos to your hearts content if you have the right membership.
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    WGA got a reaction from dragon02 in My New GT3.2..still waiting   
    I am an expat living in Europe who recently joined this forum. 
    I have been enjoying my GT3.2 since I took delivery three months ago. I have already put 8,000 kms on the clock including 4 track days. It's an awesome car that will be well worth the wait for those of you in the queue. It was supposed to replace my GT3.1 but right now, I cannot sell for love or money. I have dropped my price to the equivalent of $AUD170K and it's still not moving. Market is flooded with owners of GT3.1 taking delivery of their new .2 just like me. So fo rthe time being I have two GT3s in the garage.
    I am moving back home later next year and would love to bring them with me but sadly being LHD,.......  So I have been talking to Porsche over here about ordering an OZ spec GT3.2 RS for delivery in June next year. I am first on my dealers list for a GT3.2 RS so want to swap my to a RHD.
    I would love to post some photos of my GT3s, but it seems the photo posting policy of this forum in archaic. Am used to forums like Rennlist where you can post photos to your hearts content if you have the right membership.
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    WGA got a reaction from SimonN in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Thanks for pointing me towards this forum.
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    WGA got a reaction from Ozvino in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Under the current rules, I understand I can bring back two cars without incurring any taxes. One in my wife's name and one in my name.  I am still trying to work out the finer detail. Sadly all my cars are LHD which obviously restricts my options so I will leave a couple in Europe to drive when I come back each summer and sell the rest.
    I have my name down for a RHD 991.2 GT3 RS for delivery in March/April next year so I plan to bring that back. I am also trying to find a RHD 964 Turbo 3.6 to bring back too.
    Here are some random photo of my cars at home.
     


     
     

     


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    WGA got a reaction from DJM in Germany & Belgium Motorsport adventures   
    Living in Belgium, I have been to Spa many times both to drive the track and to attend the F1 GP. It’s an awesome track and nothing prepares you for your first time up Eau Rouge.
    My most recent visit was to attend the Porsche Masters Driving course with a bunch of other PCars fanatics. Took my GT3.1. It’s a bucket list track so if you ever get the chance to go...just do it.







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    WGA got a reaction from 901er in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Under the current rules, I understand I can bring back two cars without incurring any taxes. One in my wife's name and one in my name.  I am still trying to work out the finer detail. Sadly all my cars are LHD which obviously restricts my options so I will leave a couple in Europe to drive when I come back each summer and sell the rest.
    I have my name down for a RHD 991.2 GT3 RS for delivery in March/April next year so I plan to bring that back. I am also trying to find a RHD 964 Turbo 3.6 to bring back too.
    Here are some random photo of my cars at home.
     


     
     

     


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    WGA got a reaction from 901er in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Hello there. Just joined this forum. Expat Aussie living Belgium for last 8 years. Now looking at moving back home in the next 12-18moths. Am an active contributor to Rennlist so thought I would start dialling into the Aussie scene prior to heading home.
    I have a small garage of PCars including:
    991.2 GT3 991.1 GT3 997 GT3 RS 964 RS ( my favourite) 991.1 GTS 4 cab Macan Turbo plus a GT3 Touring incoming in January  Other cars include an M2, a Mini Cooper S and a new AMG GTR (just took delivery). 
    I like tracking my GT3s and have driven Spa, Portimao, Zolder, Paul Ricard, Leipzig, Hockenheim, etc. I will this aspect of living in Europe when I return. and I am not looking forward to the speed limits. Will probably loose my license in the first week!
    I look forward to participating in this forum.
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    WGA got a reaction from SimonN in 1992 Porsche 911 / 964 Carrera RS 1 of 20 Racing Package Examples   
    Just joined this forum and catching up on various posts that catch my eye. 
    I actually inspected that car and wasn't impressed with its condition which was not as good as mine. Besides, its red, so it must be better.




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    WGA got a reaction from Troubleshooter in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Hello there. Just joined this forum. Expat Aussie living Belgium for last 8 years. Now looking at moving back home in the next 12-18moths. Am an active contributor to Rennlist so thought I would start dialling into the Aussie scene prior to heading home.
    I have a small garage of PCars including:
    991.2 GT3 991.1 GT3 997 GT3 RS 964 RS ( my favourite) 991.1 GTS 4 cab Macan Turbo plus a GT3 Touring incoming in January  Other cars include an M2, a Mini Cooper S and a new AMG GTR (just took delivery). 
    I like tracking my GT3s and have driven Spa, Portimao, Zolder, Paul Ricard, Leipzig, Hockenheim, etc. I will this aspect of living in Europe when I return. and I am not looking forward to the speed limits. Will probably loose my license in the first week!
    I look forward to participating in this forum.
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    WGA got a reaction from Fraz in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Under the current rules, I understand I can bring back two cars without incurring any taxes. One in my wife's name and one in my name.  I am still trying to work out the finer detail. Sadly all my cars are LHD which obviously restricts my options so I will leave a couple in Europe to drive when I come back each summer and sell the rest.
    I have my name down for a RHD 991.2 GT3 RS for delivery in March/April next year so I plan to bring that back. I am also trying to find a RHD 964 Turbo 3.6 to bring back too.
    Here are some random photo of my cars at home.
     


     
     

     


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    WGA got a reaction from WOKA in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Under the current rules, I understand I can bring back two cars without incurring any taxes. One in my wife's name and one in my name.  I am still trying to work out the finer detail. Sadly all my cars are LHD which obviously restricts my options so I will leave a couple in Europe to drive when I come back each summer and sell the rest.
    I have my name down for a RHD 991.2 GT3 RS for delivery in March/April next year so I plan to bring that back. I am also trying to find a RHD 964 Turbo 3.6 to bring back too.
    Here are some random photo of my cars at home.
     


     
     

     


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    WGA got a reaction from James P in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Under the current rules, I understand I can bring back two cars without incurring any taxes. One in my wife's name and one in my name.  I am still trying to work out the finer detail. Sadly all my cars are LHD which obviously restricts my options so I will leave a couple in Europe to drive when I come back each summer and sell the rest.
    I have my name down for a RHD 991.2 GT3 RS for delivery in March/April next year so I plan to bring that back. I am also trying to find a RHD 964 Turbo 3.6 to bring back too.
    Here are some random photo of my cars at home.
     


     
     

     


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    WGA got a reaction from James P in INTRODUCTION THREAD   
    Hello there. Just joined this forum. Expat Aussie living Belgium for last 8 years. Now looking at moving back home in the next 12-18moths. Am an active contributor to Rennlist so thought I would start dialling into the Aussie scene prior to heading home.
    I have a small garage of PCars including:
    991.2 GT3 991.1 GT3 997 GT3 RS 964 RS ( my favourite) 991.1 GTS 4 cab Macan Turbo plus a GT3 Touring incoming in January  Other cars include an M2, a Mini Cooper S and a new AMG GTR (just took delivery). 
    I like tracking my GT3s and have driven Spa, Portimao, Zolder, Paul Ricard, Leipzig, Hockenheim, etc. I will this aspect of living in Europe when I return. and I am not looking forward to the speed limits. Will probably loose my license in the first week!
    I look forward to participating in this forum.

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