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Old 11-12-2012, 10:36 PM   #2191
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Wow, can't believe I have missed this thread! My 1986 Carrera with a few mods:

Nice looking car man!
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:29 AM   #2192
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nice looking car man!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:02 PM   #2193
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Leno's Garage | Leno and Magnus Walker (911T)

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #2194
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I have two.. I've wanted a 911 since I rode in a new 912 as a kid in 1963. Between the end of April 2010 and the end of May 2010 I lost 5 good friends to various maladies, cancer being number one on the hit parade. Since I'd lusted after 911s for over 40 years, I decided that I wasn't going to my grave without owning at least one. So I bought a new base Carrera in June 2010. No regrets.. it's more than I ever expected in a car.

For those who've never driven a 911, do it at least once in your lifetime.



Then, this past summer I sold my big trailer that I used when I owned nine bikes (I'm down to two), which meant I no longer needed my big truck (Chevy HD 2500 Duramax diesel crew cab 4x4). Since I wanted a SUV that would haul my now-smaller trailer, I went to trade the truck in on a VW Touareg with the 3.0 TDI motor. The problem was, there were no cars to be found, and those that could be found were priced above MSRP (supply & demand).

So I stopped by the Porsche dealer in Raleigh to chat with my 911 sales guy (who's become a friend), and he mentioned that Porsche was going to begin importing the diesel Cayennes in August. They've been selling them around the world since '09, so I knew it wasn't a totally 'new' car. I told him to call me when they got a car in that I could drive, which he did. I drove it home that day. The diesel Cayenne was about $10K more than the Exec version of the Touareg, but in the long run I believe the Porsche will hold its value better than the vee-dub.

The diesel Cayenne is a tremendous daily driver. It has plenty of power (406 lb ft TQ), and it's rated to haul 7,700 lbs. It's simply a great car.

So now I own two.. my friends think I'm nuts, but they all want me to drive when we go somewhere (when we're not on two wheels). I'm always happy to oblige.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #2195
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #2196
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The diesel Cayenne is a tremendous daily driver. It has plenty of power (406 lb ft TQ), and it's rated to haul 7,700 lbs. It's simply a great car.

So now I own two.. my friends think I'm nuts, but they all want me to drive when we go somewhere (when we're not on two wheels). I'm always happy to oblige.

What type of mpgs are you seeing with that? I have read great reviews of this motor for the Panamera. The Cayenne Diesel sounds intriguing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #2197
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For those who've never driven a 911, do it at least once in your lifetime.



I really dig those wheels!
The 911's have always been my dream car, but as a lowly public servant, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be able to afford one
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:08 PM   #2198
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The 911's have always been my dream car, but as a lowly public servant, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be able to afford one
being a public servant shouldn't keep you from owning one. Just prioritize differently.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 PM   #2199
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What type of mpgs are you seeing with that? I have read great reviews of this motor for the Panamera. The Cayenne Diesel sounds intriguing.
I've seen as much as 31 mpg on an extended trip (w/ the c/c set at a steady 72 mph). Around town I'm seeing an honest 23 mpg, and my overall average so far is about 25 or 26 mpg. There are certainly cars/small SUVs that get better mileage, but I needed a car to tow my trailer with w/o killing the car.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:42 PM   #2200
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I really dig those wheels!
The 911's have always been my dream car, but as a lowly public servant, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be able to afford one
Don't think that.. I'm a lowly civil servant myself (total of 43 years). I'm single, my house is paid for, my kids are grown and gone, I'm still investing in the Govt's TSP program and two IRAs, and other than my internal combustion addiction, I live within my means.

The way I look at it, if I piss the rest of it away on cars and bikes, fast women (I wish) and liquor (been there, done that), then there's no harm done.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:25 AM   #2201
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Don't think that.. I'm a lowly civil servant myself (total of 43 years). I'm single, my house is paid for, my kids are grown and gone, I'm still investing in the Govt's TSP program and two IRAs, and other than my internal combustion addiction, I live within my means.

The way I look at it, if I piss the rest of it away on cars and bikes, fast women (I wish) and liquor (been there, done that), then there's no harm done.
I suppose after more time on the job (only 4 years so far) and some ladder-climbing, it might be possible for me too. Right now I consider myself fortunate to be working and able to afford the toys I have now.

Enjoy your addiction, it sounds like you've earned it!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #2202
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The 911's have always been my dream car, but as a lowly public servant, it's highly unlikely I'll ever be able to afford one
Check out the prices on 996's before you conclude that. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #2203
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And if the soon to be released LN Engineering / Jake Raby "Final Solution" kit is all that it's cracked up to be, that would seal the deal.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #2204
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I've been on the hunt for the right 996 for a while...

Thought I found the perfect one today, but ended up missing it. Literally 5 minutes away from meeting the seller when it was snatched out from under me. Took a look anyway, which only made things worse, as it was, unusually, much MORE than what was described, instead of much less.

It would have been the perfect car for me. A very clean but not pristine daily driver that would also more than hold it's own on track days. Performance options in combination that I will likely never see again, especially at the price this one went for.

I'm kicking myself hard for not jumping on it an hour earlier.

There's another one I'm looking at as well, but it's about $2K more than what I'm willing to pay and they don't seem to want to budge. A year newer, a bit cleaner, but none of the factory performance options the other car had.
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