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ArthurK

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    Melbourne
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    991.2 GTS ex 991 C2S/996/993

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  1. Managed to get a hefty discount when we bought the Macan S. It was fully loaded though, so getting a discount was easy since we paid through the nose for the options. From memory it was roughly 8% and during the release of the new model one of the first .2 cars in the country. Also had a boot load of goodies and a $250.00 voucher to Yering Station for a lunch/dinner.
  2. If only we did get the K Rudd plan for NBN we wouldnt be talking about it and would have world class broadband. Yep I indirectly blame Turnbull for not having a spine to stand up to Abbott on the changed plans for NBN. Between the two of them we have received the worse iteration of a network anyone could hope for. I live in an area where the NBN drops on a daily basis for their unplanned maintenance or general faults. Its absolutely crap and I am no better off than when I was on an ADSL connection. Unless the whole country is connected in NBN we will be a third world implementation of internet connectivity. I know its not the same but when we moved to Singapore, we landed on Monday, moved into our house on Wednesday, ordered a 2Gbps internet connection and had it connected in 5 days with a temporary 4G service up and running on the Wednesday. Yes its a small place and easier to wire up but hell we could have done better than what we have currently got. My opinion is simply go for a 5G service if you have it available in your area and be done with it. We dont have a phone line at home anymore but 5G is still yet to be available in our section of Brighton
  3. The noise is ridiculous and I totally agree, it does nothing for me too. The girls thought it was funny and related to Star Wars but thats where it ended.
  4. The spooling up is the "Electric Sport Sound" file that comes with the car. I took the Turbo out on Saturday and was impressed with the car. It certainly performed well and certainly drove nice and flat. Acceleration could only be on par with the 911 Turbo S I would say. The rolling acceleration is neck snapping but at the end of the day as a party trick you would only be doing that every so often to injure your passengers. I think the Audi etron GT will be the pick of the bunch and as Chris Harris said its a Taycan in nicer clothes
  5. We have a 2019 Macan S wife went nuts and ordered virtually all options on the configurator, 50K in options could have bought a Cayenne S with the final price. First time ordering a new car so she decided to have a party. Last 20 years were company cars for her. Options I would go for Sports Plus. air suspension (makes the ride a bit more cushy), entry drive, lane departure, roof rails (just in case you want roof racks in the future for a storage box to complement the small boot), you know the usual stuff most other car companies include in their base package. 20" wheels are fine and we have taken this thing everywhere when we are going anywhere as a family. Girls had a sailing regatta at Lake Boga over the long weekend comfortable and a pleasure to drive 4+ hours non stop.
  6. Well it just proves that world is totally insane and there is more money being splashed around than you can poke a stick at. It looks like we need more pandemics ..........
  7. There was a black 991.2 GT3 at Ferrari that had been traded and sold and returned with less than 100km on it so my assumption is its this car. There wouldnt be too many with 60km on the clock floating around. And yes Jake is great to deal with, bought 2 cars off him now and he was the service advisor which helped me out during serving of previous cars too.
  8. Is this the black one from Ferrari Richmond?
  9. Actually it's chalk but they interchange it with crayon, I love it, such a chameleon colour. Based on time of day the car looks total different from white through to a caramel brown.
  10. Drove out as far as Port Campbell today and returned to Wye River under the cover of night, what a blast!
  11. Weekend away to Wye River. Great drive out there on the Great Ocean Road. View from accommodation not bad either.
  12. Looks like this one has gone up in value over the last 3 weeks now asking $102K
  13. In floor scissor lift for detailing and minor works Air compressor line near the scissor lift Hot and cold water to run through plumbed wash bay pressure washer Ducted Vacuum point Properly graded wash bay area or at least have bunding to prevent water going everywhere Make sure materials being used can withstand water I already have a wash bay in the basement (needs bunding floor isnt level unfortunately) but would prefer overhead plumbing for hose rather than dragging out a 30M high pressure hose. I am missing all of the above Never thought I would get so heavily into the car maintenance stuff and now regret not having the scissor lift, air lines and ducted vacuum point. My pet hate is extension leads. hoses and vacuum hoses being dragged around. Even if you dont use it, its cheaper to run all the services during construction regardless of future use. If you really want over the top inspiration check out AMMO NYC and Obsessed Garage for ideas - both over the top characters
  14. Im sure Porsche had a plan in the 90s to set up a plant in Malaysia during their days of bankruptcy or am I thinking of some other automaker. Didnt they make the boxster in Finland at one point in time?
  15. Biggest issue we had was/is the 24x7 running of the dehumidifier in the indoor pool. Similarly with 50w downlights (close to 200 throughout the house) and other power hungry devices it didnt make for great usage costs. That and a very bad electricity plan at the time it just wasn't pleasant. When we returned from our stint in Singapore made sure I did our homework on everything electricity. Changed to LED, solar, introduced a better plan and dropped to a more palatable cost. No secrete here 31K. We are expecting roughly a 5-6 year payback. See my previous response 12K (2014) in 2017 dropped with some further changes to the house and electricity plan. AGL was ripping us a new one and I never did anything about it.

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