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Goodbye, not so old friend

Discussion in 'Motors Archive' started by Spie, 5 Mar 2004.

  1. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    As I prepare for tomorrow's arrival, I want to take a moment to say goodbye to my beautiful 911 Carrera 4. Yes I know I'm talking like it's a person, but that's what cars are to enthusiasts like us, no matter how expensive or cheap they were to buy.

    The best handling car I have ever owned with levels of grip - wet or dry - that defy the laws of physics.

    My first true sports car, I shall never forget you. I hope your new owner looks after you, as I did. Goodbye, not so old friend ....

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  2. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,269

    Nice photo - I was going to ask if you was keeping the C4.
    Breaking the mould of German manufacturers with your new car
     
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  3. Rippthrough

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 160

    Location: Rotherham

    You could always give it away..............ahem. I'll swap you.
     
  4. burns

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,709

    Have you still got the radical? I've not heard much about it of late.
     
  5. Slackworth

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,025

    Location: Stoke

    It was at OcUK last time I looked.

    Got to say Mark, the Porsche still looks a damn fine car and sure the owner will like it as much as you have! Was that the standard number plate or did you never have a custom on the Porsche?

    Your driveway looks better everyday!
     
  6. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    I bought that plate for the 911 Ad. Still own the Radical, it's having some upgrades done at the moment ;)
     
  7. Slackworth

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,025

    Location: Stoke

    When you starting to race it again?:)
     
  8. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    Aiming for end of March, but could run into April.
     
  9. Sam

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Jan 2003

    Posts: 14,490

    Location: Surrey

    :( , must say the 911 is a lovley car , will you be parking the 575 In the garage spie ?

    I see the Wifes TT there , how does that compare to the porker :)
     
  10. Yas786

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 48,624

    Location: All over the world...

    No comparison mate, trust me the porsche would blow it away out of the water lol :p
     
  11. Slackworth

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,025

    Location: Stoke

    The two aren't really comparable. They're a completely different league of car.
     
  12. Spie

    Godfather

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,055

    True. The TT is a very stylish and nippy car. But the 911 is in a different league performance wise.
     
  13. Dangerous

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,519

    Location: Nordschleife

    Awww she was your little baby. Cant wait to see the pictures Mark :cool:
     
  14. Yas786

    Caporegime

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    Location: All over the world...

    Yes could vouch for the TT, as my brother owns one, very nice it is and quite nippy. Saying that hes getting a chip put in it, should take the 225bhp up to something alot more, dunno how much tho but it should seriously go some :D
     
  15. Rippthrough

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 160

    Location: Rotherham

    Not very good handling wise though are they. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Yas786

    Caporegime

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    Location: All over the world...

    What arent???, the TT or Porsche??, the TT is 4wd drive mate, handles extremely well, as for the Porsche i dont know if that is 4wd but if it then it will handle extremely well.

    Whats with the rolleyes smiley anyways???
     
  17. Moeks

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2003

    Posts: 8,392

    It's always sad to see a loved one leave, but I'm sure you'll be (for what of a better phrase) 'abusing' your new mistress just like the old one when she turns up :D
     
  18. Rippthrough

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 160

    Location: Rotherham

    the TT might be 4wd, but it understeers like barmy, its not exactly a chassis you can play with, like the porker, now that IS a good 4wd car. Although I think the Ferrari might be even more fun........
     
  19. Pepz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Sep 2003

    Posts: 1,052

    Location: Croydon, London

    Whats a "radical" sorry for my ignorance!
    any pics / stats for timings, bhp etc for the radical that is!
     
  20. Rippthrough

    Gangster

    Joined: 23 Feb 2004

    Posts: 160

    Location: Rotherham

    It's a road legal track car :)
    I'm assuming SR3?