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      05-28-2008, 06:39 PM   #23
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Porsche's are soooooo last year and the year before that and the year before that...........
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      05-28-2008, 06:41 PM   #24
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Helen,

Not surprised that the the Cayman S IYO is a better car than the 911 Carerra S4 (brakes aside) as many of the car pundits seem to like the Cayman better than the 911 in terms of value for money.

I think that the tuned 335D has realy spoilt you and you need to consider getting the Cyman S tuned up to put a bigger smile back on your face!!!!

Very interesting that you were given a 911 S4 as a "courtesy car". I would imagine that BMW would loan you a 1 Series (subject to a charge) instead of a 645i??? Maybe they see you as a potential 911 girl?

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It's a Carrera 4S, not an S4, sorry to be so pedantic but those of you who went to UK5 know how I get about Porsche not being quite "right"

Now thats over and done with

Porsche lend out all types of cars, I always used my local OPC for most things and no matter what car you have you are not treated any different to anyone else, whether it be an early 911, a Boxster, a Cayenne, a Cayman, a 944 or a 140K 911 (997) GT2, for which goes for the loan car you get as well, so long as you have your insurance faxed over for it they don't care

I got my best loan car with the "cheapest" Porsche I owned and the "worse" loan car with the most expensive Porsche I owned! It's just pot luck.

Totally off topic and useless fact I was actually the youngest person my OPC had sold a car to directly
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      05-28-2008, 06:45 PM   #25
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Also this explains why a Porsche oil service is 350 a pop as you are paying the depn on the 997 you are driving for the day.
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      05-28-2008, 06:52 PM   #26
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Willhollin - n'owt you can say about the Renault really (sure you could).

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In that, if you leave at 6.00 you should be with us by 8.00 latest.
Hell, that would mean breaking the speed limit. Make it 1 hour 59 mins then

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Helen,

Not surprised that the the Cayman S IYO is a better car than the 911 Carerra S4 (brakes aside) as many of the car pundits seem to like the Cayman better than the 911 in terms of value for money.

I think that the tuned 335D has realy spoilt you and you need to consider getting the Cyman S tuned up to put a bigger smile back on your face!!!!

Very interesting that you were given a 911 S4 as a "courtesy car". I would imagine that BMW would loan you a 1 Series (subject to a charge) instead of a 645i??? Maybe they see you as a potential 911 girl?

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Hi Phil, it had crossed my mind about tuning the Cayman - plenty guys out there do it, hmmmm. I'm sure they would love to sell a 911 but the Cayman does handle oh sooo well.

You're right about BMW - I've had a 118d before today, n'owt wrong with those but hardly the same as a 335d.

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Porsche's are soooooo last year and the year before that and the year before that...........
And next year and the year after eh Steve. You'll set Calvin off on the banter.
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      05-28-2008, 06:57 PM   #27
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And next year and the year after eh Steve. You'll set Calvin off on the banter.
thats where i was going
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[quote=Porscha!;2740143]It's a Carrera 4S, not an S4, sorry to be so pedantic but those of you who went to UK5 know how I get about Porsche not being quite "right"

Porsche - I've had few too many of Belgium's finest (company exes I might add) so for the record the S4 was meant to be a 4S. I knew what I meat anyway. lol

PS Cannot type and cannot spell so I am fcuked really! But know my Audi's from my Porsce's

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Porsche did make an s4 though, the 928 s4 it was a mega car
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Eeeeeeeeeeeeee by gum, it's grrrim up t'North.


Don't Revo Technik do software for the Cayman?
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Surely Helen your bum cant still look big in that one thanks for the info gibbo,i think that has just helped my current thought process
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      05-29-2008, 01:23 PM   #32
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Blimey that's a car and a half My last loaner was a Mini D
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      05-29-2008, 01:40 PM   #33
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Cheers Calvin and no ones posterior does not look big in this one although not sure if me arse would fit in the 'rear seats' ahem

DervFan, it is rather nice to drive I must say, and the latest update is that I will have it tomorrow as well. Dealer has located resonance and is in the process of fixing the same. It's coming from around the PCM unit apparently. They've also noticed that the suspension struts need adjusting. I asked if this was usual and apparently they are designed to be adjusted, it just depends how hard the car has been driven, especially around corners. I kept quiet at this point. I have been 'chucking' it about TBH. That's what it's built for isn't it .
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Helen good write up, was it a ''courtesy'' car though or lent for a test drive. DO they really give out cars like this when ladies Hymens are getting a service?

Also really not a fan of 911 verts.... no way.. a normal coupe is the bollox though.



Do you think it does not feel as tight as yours just because its hoodless ?


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I have been 'chucking' it about TBH. That's what it's built for isn't it .
Good for you Helen. Glad you're having some fun, thats what it's all about
Hope you take them up on their word and give back the 997 Covertible empty and filthy
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Helen good write up, was it a ''courtesy'' car though or lent for a test drive. DO they really give out cars like this when ladies Hymens are getting a service?

Do you think it does not feel as tight as yours just because its hoodless ?

thanks

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Carlos yes it is a courtesy car to me, think it's normally a demo tbh. BTW, you have been reading too much fiction mate (fiction meaning not factual) and besides haven't yet found a 'man' that can keep up or last the distance!!

Yes I do believe because it's a cabriolet, the rigidity is compromised. Next time, may ask if they've got a coupe.

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Good for you Helen. Glad you're having some fun, thats what it's all about
Hope you take them up on their word and give back the 997 Covertible empty and filthy
Oh yes Simon, car is what I would class as dirty (especially being black) and I am going to have put some petrol in tomorrow as I have used the full tank they gave me. Hey ho.
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I am going to have put some petrol in tomorrow as I have used the full tank they gave me. Hey ho.

Helen, quite impressive it had fuel in! The last loaner that BMW gave me had 11 miles worth if fuel left in it! totally disgusted that the first thing I had to do was drive through the traffic to a petrol station before I jumped on the m'way!

Enjoy that motor tho! It looks awesome and I am NOT jealous at all no NOT at all, NOT one little bit

ha ha! the thing is awesome - you gotta get some roof down cruising in tomorrow if the sun pops out for a few mins
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Hi Paul, how you doin' ok. I couldn't agree more about the full tank of fuel. Any previous loan car I've had was either low on fuel as you said or the 'deal' was return it with the same amount of fuel you started with (Volvo typically).

Actually, the way the roof folds down and folds back up is pretty impressive. If you haven't allowed the roof to fully open or close via the switch, the info. area of the rev. counter tells you. Does the BMW vert do the same? Think it's pretty cool the way the little rear side windows come back up etc.

I've just finished 'playing' on the Porsche website and priced up the car based on the spec. I know it has.....came to 83,612 Think I'll just look at the photos and live on memories when I return the car!
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Hi Paul, how you doin' ok. I couldn't agree more about the full tank of fuel. Any previous loan car I've had was either low on fuel as you said or the 'deal' was return it with the same amount of fuel you started with (Volvo typically).

Actually, the way the roof folds down and folds back up is pretty impressive. If you haven't allowed the roof to fully open or close via the switch, the info. area of the rev. counter tells you. Does the BMW vert do the same? Think it's pretty cool the way the little rear side windows come back up etc.

I've just finished 'playing' on the Porsche website and priced up the car based on the spec. I know it has.....came to 83,612 Think I'll just look at the photos and live on memories when I return the car!
Doing great thanks Helen. 83k!! wow, thats more than two of my verts!! (It is twice the car though)

The E93 is very clever also with the windows rolling up and down etc. It also has the indicator in the dash if it is not fully up or down. A roof type symbol comes on and that infamois BMW 'bing' noise (you know, the one you get with the handbrake, seatbelt, fuel, roof, boot, door, etc....). The one that says 'hey your a crap driver, now sort yourself out!!

As for memories, they may lend it to you again, or something even better! Here's hopin eh!

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Thought I'd take a picture of the 'heart of the beast' as I can't actually see the engine in mine unless you scramble underneath the car!

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      05-29-2008, 04:09 PM   #41
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Didn't realise the new 911 engines looked like that! Nothing like the old ones, have been loaned a new one fomr Porsche but never bothered to look!!
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something like my new ford transit that has 6 gears now as well
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you have been reading too much fiction mate (fiction meaning not factual)

Are you taking the piss
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Are you taking the piss
Of course I am. Fiction is easy. Actions speak louder than words, or not as the case may be.
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