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  1. Thank you Chipster!
  2. Thank you! Did my first “mod”: new factory DME relay. Has new Michelin PS4S Very pleased with the tires Quiet and much improved grip over 7-8 year old tires
  3. Docta - it was nice saying a brief hello! Your purple machine looks awesome as usual! Great images, thanks for sharing. So far we are enjoying it as miles are added. Roughly 400 and counting...
  4. Thanks! Appreciate the kind words, and you are correct! It will be loved AND driven! Hoping the tires are in this week (current tires are 2012/2013). Doing lots of reading about the 993 and things we might consider for the “big” service.
  5. Thanks Jason! Hope all is well with your girls and everyone is healthy and finding things to celebrate during these crazy times. We’ve had the car since Monday and so far put on a little over 200 miles. Today the ODO eclipsed 30,000! We are both thoroughly enjoying it, and my husband went from saying this car was ALL about me and he had zero interest, to now fully embracing and enjoying it! (Which makes it even better for me). It is very different from anything we’ve owned, and it’s very comfortable and highly engaging, especially at typical street speeds. I’m still getting used to the weight distribution and how it handles. It will get new tires in the next week or so, and I’m compiling a list of service items to be addressed when it goes in the for the 30k maintenance. Overall it’s an excellent example and rock solid at all speeds, and we couldn’t be happier. I also think it’s a beautiful car and am enjoying having it in the garage (automotive “art”). Before owning it I could not have said for sure that I was going to enjoy it this much, but I had to find out, and it was too good an opportunity to pass up. I’m very glad I took the leap of faith because it’s better than expected.
  6. Thank you Docta. Hope to see you this season at some point. Thanks VCR! It's our second 911 and I think it could be with us for awhile. It's much more comfortable than the 991RS, especially for hubby's bad back. But even so we put 6000 miles on that one in 18 months before selling.
  7. 1995 993 with 30k miles. Original everything except 18” wheels (Porsche and period correct). A friend had a neighbor who wanted to downsize. I first saw the car last Tues and it was in our garage by Monday afternoon. Had an extensive PPI Monday morning which revealed an all original car (except wheels). Service records under the former owner to 1996. He was the third owner. The first two had it for 8000 miles combined and a very short time. It was sold 3 times by the same dealer (who I use for service) and they knew the entire history of the car. As they say, you buy the car and the seller who is mid-70’s and according to my friend, the type of guy who would always properly warm up the engine before going into upper revs which probably were not explored very much. He religiously changed oil annually, and brake fluid every other year, and whatever the car needed. And he was nice and very reasonable. I got a very fair deal. We have some expensive repair items ahead, but that was factored into the agreed upon price and I couldn’t be happier! Polar Silver over Chestnut. It has a rare option: rear seat delete with storage (which I love). Came with all keys, books, manual, sales brochure booklet, wheel lock, complete tool kit, jack, compressor, spare tire (never used), and even the plastic disposable gloves that comes with the spare. The outer bag is very yellow but everything is intact. Hubby was not into air cooled at all, but after one ride home from the deal, he changed his mind. It’s comfortable, beautiful (to us) and has a “cool” factor that I love. It needs new tires, it got a new battery, and needs the 30k service. The timing chain housing cover has a tiny leak - not enough to pool on the shroud beneath the engine, but enough that it was moist to the touch. And the upper cam cover housing has a haze of oil that indicates it will probably start leaking. Both of those gaskets will be replaced at the 30k service, along with all new rubber hose brake lines at all four corners. The steel lines are in excellent condition. I still can’t believe it is in our garage, and that hubby very quickly from zero interest to saying “it’s a keeper”. Obviously I bought it for me (because he wasn’t enthusiastic) but it’s so much better that he will enjoy it too! The only other car I bought, that he didn’t see until the deal was completed, was the Lambo. I’m excited to have a completely different driving experience and ownership experience. It’s rock solid at highway speeds and has a very comfortable ride. The seats are great. It’s easy to get in/out of. Hubby washed it Monday night and said it was a breeze to wash compared to the GT4. (He loves washing cars so I indulge him as much as possible It’s weird looking out the very vertical, very large windshield. So different from modern cars, and also timeless. Not the best pics but you get the idea...
  8. cake

    675LT

    Yes - VERY quiet around here...
  9. Thanks for posting. He definitely has excellent taste in cars! Lucky he didn’t hurt himself or anyone else.
  10. Congrats Placid - tell us more. Impressions? Enjoy in the best of health!
  11. cake

    Quail 2020

    I think “normal” will look different after we emerge. Hoping everyone stays healthy and safe!
  12. I usually vote for keeping a classic car original but it looks so sleek without the wing. That wingless profile is gorgeous.
  13. Gorgeous! Enjoy in the best of health!!!
  14. Spectacular in white on white! Lovely. Congrats!
  15. On the edge of my bucket seat.... congrats!
  16. Sweet!! Enjoy in good health!
  17. Congrats on the Pantera. I have always liked them. Don’t see them very often. How bout a couple pics of your latest American muscle? Color? How do you like it so far?
  18. The track precision app was a joke. Poorly executed and very complex once you figured it out. Not nearly as user friendly as it should be for the price tag. I skipped it on the GT4 but hubby ordered it on the RS. He figured it out and helped a friend get his running but it took WAY too much time. No HID? My C6 Z06 had it. My BMW wagon has it. I imagine you find it on far less expensive cars than Porsche’s. Maybe the Taycan has it (I haven’t paid close attn cause I don’t care). But Porsche is late to market with tech and doesn’t do it nearly as well as others. The electronics on the Panameras are cumbersome at best. Basic finctions buried deep in menus. Not intuitive. The Taycan may be a great vehicle but there’s no way I’d be first in line for a first gen new platform Porsche. I’d wait and see how it develops. I hope it’s a success because I’d like them to succeed - just like I want Lambo to succeed. I am excited to drive it and will share impressions.
  19. A close friend ordered the Taycan 4. I haven’t seen one yet in person. The dealer has a couple (already sold a turbo S demo car). But we are away and haven’t bothered to see if there is one locally to look at. Friend already had the charger installed in their garage. I’m very curious to see it. April delivery. In my experience Porsche does not execute technology very well. I hear it’s a fantastic handling car and blows away Tesla. It’s smaller than the Panamera. But tested range is 200 miles? That wouldn’t work for me. it’ll be interesting to see how it stacks up against competition.
  20. No offense to those who like it: I love the IDEA of this car but the looks fall short for me - entirely because it’s too busy. The profile isn’t bad but I don’t like the rear and the nose. If it were “lower key” I’d be very interested. Too “boy racer” for my taste kinda like a Honda Civic Type R. Tries too hard to look the part. I prefer understated, more of a sleeper. For wagons in the US, I’ll stay with my ‘18 BMW ix drive I love the look and elegant lines. It’s versatile. Gas mileage is excellent (not overly important but a nice bonus). Comfortable. Our 2012 BMW wagon was bulletproof. The ‘18 has had electrical issues. Stupid annoying things that don’t work consistently as they should. It’s our last BMW. The dealer doesn’t seem to have the ability to fix it. Don’t know what we’ll get next. I hear very mixed reviews on Audi reliability. If they offer a less “fancy” Avant AND they aren’t plagued with issues, I will be tempted. The ‘18 Panamera4 doesn’t get much use these days and is a big car but fantastic driver and versatile with the hatchback. That one might become the default wagon when the BMW goes away. I just wish we had a decent car wash that could accommodate the rear tires. They are too wide for the tracks and it’s a big job to hand wash.
  21. off topic: No demos or drives. Would have taken one in the C8 if I had the chance. Didn’t like the interior but the exterior is okay. Doesn’t look like a vette (to me) but I think it’s reasonably attractive. Wouldn’t kick it out of my garage. Looks like Lambo mated with Fcar and that’s the result. It had a very non-vette-like high pitched sound on track. Very different. Didn’t care for the exhaust note. Weather was spectacular for a change and I had a great time seeing friends. Hubby joined this year which was nice. We were supposed to go to the Roar but I was very sick with a bad cold that turned to bronchitis (a first for me) so had to skip it. Stayed at very nice AirBnB (but arranged direct with owner as I won’t do AirBnB anymore). It’s the fly-in/out community. Very cool to see aircraft going past our room. The owner lent us bikes and took us on a tour riding the taxiways. Lots of fun. Saw a house with double hangars. Planes in one. Porsches in the other. 911R. GT2RS. 918. 73RS.... I didn’t catch them all but it was very impressive. Lots of Lambos in a corrals at the track but never got a chance to stop or take pics. A great weekend. For me it’s more social although I enjoy the racing too. But it’s about spending time with friends.
  22. Very cool and creative ! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to updates.
  23. Watched the Kominsky Method on Netflix. Well done. A bit depressing at first but rallies and drew us in although the theme is aging and all the sh!t that happens as one gets older. It’s all real life and very relatable (if you are in your 5th+ decade). Humor intersperses the drama and poignant moments. Michael Douglas (not a huge fan but he does a good job with his character), Alan Arkin, Jane Seymour, Paul Rudd (annoying and perfect for his character), Nancy Travis, Danny Devito, and a brief appearance by Kathleen Turner (barely recognizable) and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad). Two seasons. Will watch if they make more...
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