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    hugh got a reaction from YellowDieselGolf in One out, one in   
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    hugh reacted to 9er in 996 Turbo six speed manual.   
    If there is one criticism that could be levelled at this car it could be that they are just so good at driving rapidly, and do it with such ease that to get the 'thrill' that some of us get from driving our shitty old cars fast, you find yourself going seriously fast ( which may or may not be a problem).
    That said, it is just so much car for the money, I think any Porsche enthusiast  owes it to themselves to own a genuine 911 Turbo supercar, even if only for a year or two.
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    hugh reacted to KG in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    I don't know if your allowed to send in pics of yourself 😜
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    hugh reacted to turboT in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    Event at Benton mentioned above should draw a number of the LA Porsche community. I know Bart Kuykens will be there (search on Insta - model/photographer who does a range of black and white photos of Porsche owners - from Belgium I think - now has a deal with Porsche). Will be a chance to see a cool Porsche old school 912 hot rod shop. Emory will be too busy polishing his cars ready for Saturday but will be at the event with his cars for sure. 
    Luft will be full of the who's who. Had to reach out to Patrick Long to get my 912 in the event - got back straight away so will hopefully get a chance to meet him at some point and say thanks.
    MW is a maybe - spends most of his time in NewYork now.
    organising a mid century architectural tour and drive in the 912 out to Palm Springs with Damon from Singer. 
     
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    hugh got a reaction from 901er in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    100 points for anyone to be photographed with a Hangar Banger 2 tee, bonus points if its with a notable car and/or personality. I can also bake you a cake with sprinkles on top. 
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    hugh got a reaction from turboT in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    100 points for anyone to be photographed with a Hangar Banger 2 tee, bonus points if its with a notable car and/or personality. I can also bake you a cake with sprinkles on top. 
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    hugh reacted to Coastr in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    I can spend the points on....more hangar banger tees?
    Does anyone from PFA count as a notable car or personality?
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    100 points for anyone to be photographed with a Hangar Banger 2 tee, bonus points if its with a notable car and/or personality. I can also bake you a cake with sprinkles on top. 
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    hugh reacted to Skidmarks in One out, one in   
    So, the next bit.
    The 991 RS is with the new owner and I’ve got the 997.2 RS.
    Picked it up, drove back to work.  Those straight through pipes!! No muffler after the cats.  Just like my race car.  The thing sounds like a Cup Car.  Then smile fades as I contemplate the drive down the coast ...
    Anyway, then went to grab my 9 yo and take him to tennis.  As I turned the corner there he was with mum waiting outside because I was late ... so I did what any self respecting Dad would do.  Dropped it into first and took it to 7000!  He starts jumping and yelping and when I pull up there’s Mum shaking her head at me and the boy ... “awesome Dad!” 
    Peak hour traffic down the Nepean Highway.  Nice test.  Was OK actually.  Wouldn’t do it each day if I had a choice but I could.  But that’s me.
    Then down Pen Link and jump off to head to the destination.  No drone or buzzing so whoever made the pipes knew what they were about.  Could hold a conversation no problem but that wasn’t happening as the boy was listening to music.  He’s got a bit of an eclectic play list on Spotify.  Ranges from the Eagles, Led Zeppelin and ... well ... Rammstein (lucky the lyrics are in German!  I do agree with him that they sound good when the car stereo is at 11).  Maybe him listening to Rammstein means that the pipes aren’t so good and I’m suffering from progressive hearing loss! 
    The backroads showed what the car is about.  Smooth roads!  Man, was it moving around.  Bumps in the road?  “Dad, I think I just lifted out of my seat!” (Laughing).  And the sound?  Did I mention the sound??  It was 28 degrees so down came the windows and listened to the snarl, scream, pop and crackle for the last 10 minutes of the drive.  
    Better than Rammstein!
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    hugh reacted to Nick S in Where did you drive your Porsche today?   
    Just returned today from a week of driving around Tasmania with some great folks and great cars.
    It was my first time driving around Tas in the 911, but it certainly won't be the last!
    Great organisation from Michael Bailey from PCV.
    A couple of photos I managed to snap along the way.

    All waiting at the Spirit of Tas in Melbourne for boarding.


    Parked up at our first rest stop.

    Fueling up after leaving Launceston, before hitting some Targa stages.

    Lunch stop at Hellyers Road Distillery.

    Lining up, for an early morning run from Smithton.

    The old and the new.

    A quick run through Cradle Mountain on the way back to the Spirit of Tas on the last day.
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    hugh reacted to Uncle in 996 Turbo six speed manual.   
    *Morgan Freeman voice over*
     Martin did already have too many cars. 
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    hugh got a reaction from Peter M in Advice needed: Wife needs a new (used) car that won't depreciate much   
    After selling my DD a few months ago I've been looking at options for a replacement. I'm now at a point where I find nothing new excites me (regardless of budget) and nothing euro is worth the premium over a Jap equivalent car + the servicing premiums make them even less appealing. 
    I can justify it for my "hobby" cars/passion, but I'm not in a position where I can justify paying a premium for a car to sit in traffic and occasionally drive to the shops. I'm equally not wanting (or needing) an expensive car to do such tasks as that as well seems excessive....................Just go and buy a Mazda 3 and take a fancy holiday with the change. 
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    hugh reacted to Andy73 in 996 Turbo six speed manual.   
    my biggest fear is that I'll die and she'll sell it for what I told her I paid for it.
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    hugh reacted to edgy in Advice needed: Wife needs a new (used) car that won't depreciate much   
    I am with you Hugh, I have approached all play things with a different mind set to the daily drivers.
    For us, as long as we're getting the value out of the big spend on a daily drive, we can justify taking a bath on depreciation for one car... and whilst we keep looking to replace our 2003 Corolla which is the shopping cart, frankly I can't see any new cars worth buying to replace it (its guilt free, low cost motoring)...that is, until I saw that new 2019 Mazda 3, I'm glad you mentioned it too... That looks like a great daily drive with all the mod-cons and driver aids you could ask for, with what seems to be a pretty high level of finish for a white goods car. 
    OP,  I'm of the mindset, if you are going to buy new or late model daily, that has got to be a long term play i.e. 10 years... amortise the capital and running cost over the "lifecycle" and ask yourself if its worth the $$ spent... for all intents and purposes, I would be of the mindset that the asset is worth nil at the end of life,  if you can stomach that, then proceed by all means... but I really don't think its a reasonable expectation to buy volume cars and expect strong resale! All cars mentioned so far are volume cars relatively speaking. 
    Sure you can buy late models at the bottom of their depreciation curve, the capital outlay is lower, but the ongoing cost is usually greater than that of a car inside a warranty period and fixed maintenance schedule too... it's almost reasonable to say that you give up your debt/equity position for cash flow, the same goes inverse. 
     
     
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    hugh reacted to Simonk in Porsche Lease costs   
    No, they're actual terms offered by lenders that are typically taken up by their customers for hire purchase or chattel mortgage finance.
    The terms can be adjusted also. For example, my 997 is financed over 4 years with nil residual. I could probably buy a 991 with the monthly payment but I will own the car outright in 4 years time, a car that doesn't depreciate.
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    hugh reacted to turboT in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    yep - bought from a nice buy in Miami i was following on insta (estevezbreton) - he now has a beautiful looking white 912. 
    Two serious buyers looking at the car this week 

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