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So I've won a Porsche 911 for August...

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Rick_Barnes, 19 Jul 2008.

  1. Rick_Barnes


    Joined: 19 May 2006

    Posts: 449

    Location: London

    Hey folks,

    I'm 22 and in my first job and thanks to great customer satisfaction I've ended up winning a Porsche 911 for a month! I'm waiting to get more details about engine size etc but I know it's done around 30,000 miles and is the older style 2004 model (before they seperated the indicators from the headlights).

    My car history to date is a 1.9 Diesel Citroen ZX (180k miles!!) and a 1.2 Petrol Fiat Puno (60k miles!). It's getting serviced and I'll be driving it from early August. (So i'm almost terrified!!)

    Anyone got any ideas on fun stuff to do in it other than visit all my mates and try and kid them it's my new motor?

    Anyone know anywhere I can get onto a disused runway or something and really lash it a bit?


  2. TomO


    Joined: 28 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,308

    sorry to sound boring, but take it careful and dont get to carried away.

    going from those cars to porsche is going to be a major change. Its also rwd and rear engined, if you dont know how the handling charcteristics differ from fwd cars then really dont push it too hard!

    well done though and have good fun with it!
  3. Janesy B


    Joined: 19 Apr 2008

    Posts: 25,590

    Location: Essex

    take it easy for gods sake, the change will be like going from a push bike to a eurofighter typhoon!
  4. Killa_ken


    Joined: 18 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,703

    Location: Geneva

    Rag it sense less and pick up chicks in it. :cool:

    Drive aimlessly and enjoy getting stuck in traffic jams :D
  5. Rick_Barnes


    Joined: 19 May 2006

    Posts: 449

    Location: London

    They've got me doing a days advanced driving course the day I pick it up, hour or so of theory and then most of the day with an instructor!

    The other folks who've won it before said the training day is great (on a sat though!) (The company owns the car and gives it out every month)

    Havn't driven since I sold the puno for 500 quid two months ago!!
  6. Killa_ken


    Joined: 18 Jul 2006

    Posts: 5,703

    Location: Geneva

    tbh take the month off work too :D
  7. excaliborg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 30 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,232

    Location: Northwich, Cheshire

    Wow sounds like a great prize! :D Get yourself to the nurburgring tbh!
  8. ZG002


    Joined: 22 Jul 2004

    Posts: 10,802

    Location: Up north in Sunderland

    Who do you work for? :o

    Sounds like good incentive for you guys to work hard. Enjoy it mate you seemed to have earned it :)
  9. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 21 Feb 2006

    Posts: 27,462

    It's not quite a Punto 1.2 but its not bad. As has been said don't try and drive it like a 1.2 Punto or else you will die................glouriously mind. :D

    Enjoy it, they are great cars!
  10. Memphis


    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,204

    Location: Inverness

  11. LizardKing


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,813

    Location: The Land of Roundabouts

    Our work does a similar incentive but with a Mustang, only it works more of a disincentive (is that even a word?!) due to the cost of running it!

    Have fun and be safe!!
  12. Meridian

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Vvardenfell



  13. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218

    wrap it round a tree
  14. [email protected]


    Joined: 7 Dec 2005

    Posts: 7,711

    Location: Wiltshire

    He will, i have no doubt in my mind about it.
  15. SoliD


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 15,743

    Location: Portsmouth

    Cor that is a fantastic prize, just respect it though, it could certainly kill you if you dont. Just lot of nights out on the pull or maybe try to blag some test drives in similar marques if I were you :p might as well maximise the experience.

    P.S what company do you work for?
  16. Muncher


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 7,169

    Location: Ipswich

    Are you covered for trackdays?
  17. Stephen B

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,200

    Location: Central Scot

    pull the Porker up to a Ferrari garage and tell them you won the lottery a few months ago and now looking for a Scuderia,

    Let us know how that test drive goes :)
  18. zetec452


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

    A damn good idea. :D
  19. flat-6


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,635

    Location: Lancaster

    Ring trip obv
  20. G-MAN2004


    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

    Posts: 30,254

    That made me laugh.

    Enjoy it mate. :)