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    991.2 GTS ex 991 C2S/996/993

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  1. My first 911 was a 993 Tip. I had my heart set on a 6 speed but couldnt find one second hand, this is back in 1998. Found a guards red 6 speed placed the deposit went to pick it up and decided to drive an arctic silver tip. Flipped over to buying the tip. Why? Mainly because my heart was never into the guards red. I loved driving the 6 speed but in heavy traffic it was a bit of a pain. The 993 Tip is an older style 4 speed automatic with a torque converter, totally different to a PDF. I found it would have a very aggressive change from second to first in certain conditions otherwise the driving was just as exciting for me at the time. I upgraded to a 996 6 speed 3 years later and to a 991 PDK after that and now to a 991.2 PDK. Yes people talk about being one with the car rowing gears etc but on the track I love the PDF. That said I do want a G series manual If you like the 993s I would take a tip. My only concern is pricing is just stupid everywhere ATM.
  2. I always wanted a speed yellow 993 - love it
  3. Good to see one of us kept the hobby up! I pretty much have all the old heli kit sitting in storage. Donated my controller to a local student that is building his own drone. Barely enough time to go driving let alone get down to the heli club. From memory we exchanged a number of emails back then too. I think we even chatted about cars. Time does fly (no pun intended!) Nice selection of toys you have, keep it up! The girls have expressed a desire to ressurect the helis and to learn to fly them.
  4. Insurance companies have lost the plot. I for one dont believe they use anything other than a finger up their arse to determine policy pricing. Had both the '19 Macan S and ''18 911 GTS with MB Insurance. The 911 at twice the value was $1000 cheaper than the Macan. Main difference was 10k km restriction (or whatever it is with them) on the 911 vs unlimited on the Macan. Moved it to Allianz for more than $1000 less over the MB policy. Both of us have fairly clean records. Wife is a lead foot that gets caught more than me speeding. Both had not at fault accidents too. On the flip side had a heavily modified Commodore with over 420rwkw and 700NM of torque for $1295.00 not in the same ball park but I dont get their mentality. I even told them I have a car in storage and will not be driven on the road and they wanted to charge me more than the car i had on the road (same car)! Suffice to say I have not insured the car on blocks. I now shop all my policies especially the daily driven cars and use anything that is the cheapest provided they give like for like coverage. Proof is always when needed, to date have not needed to use them. This shouldnt even come into play. When someone discovers the magic 8 ball they use to derive policy pricing we could try to reverse engineer it and try to make sense of their stupidity.
  5. Hey @Costas, you werent on archeli back in 2004-2008 by any chance? I had/have 2 Raptor 50s and and electric T-Rex450.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ..........
  12. 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.
  13. Is this the black one from Ferrari Richmond?
  14. 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.
  15. Drove out as far as Port Campbell today and returned to Wye River under the cover of night, what a blast!

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