Sorry, I have defected !!

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markrnorton
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Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by markrnorton » Thu 16 May, 2013 19:37

Guys

after a bit of deliberation, and a few test drives (Z3 2.8 and 3.0 included) , I ended up buying this

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Its mint, one owner and has lots of factory extra's, plus masses of paperwork

Its quiet interesting when driving this compared with a Z3. Many many differences in handling, brakes and general operation.
Still modifying

Batchem1
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by Batchem1 » Thu 16 May, 2013 19:46

It's a great looking car.
I went through the same thought process before I bought my M Roadster.
It was a close call, but for me - after just a couple of weeks -I know I've made the right choice.

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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by Del » Thu 16 May, 2013 20:15

I’ve always liked them, some say they handle better than their big brother. What’s not to like about something bearing the Porsche badge. :P

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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Thu 16 May, 2013 20:29

Looks a bit dirty!

:lol:
we expres: " He did hear the bells ringing, but doesnt know where where the clapper hangs".

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markrnorton
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by markrnorton » Thu 16 May, 2013 20:37

Handling is definitely more neutral, its very well balanced with masses of grip. grip round corners and grip from a standing start.
Steering is very accurate.

However, there is more scuttle shake, so it will be getting a front and rear strut brace. this may help reduce it a bit
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Brian H
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by Brian H » Thu 16 May, 2013 21:07

Looks great Mark, des this mean the kit car is on hold?

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markrnorton
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by markrnorton » Thu 16 May, 2013 21:27

Brian
I got a fantastic offer from somebody to sell the part built kit, so I took it

At least now I have a car for the summer, when it comes !
Still modifying

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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by stu » Fri 17 May, 2013 13:52

Welcome to the world of the 'front bottom' Mark.
someone in a minority once wrote:I know I'm in a minority
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by Badman gee » Fri 17 May, 2013 14:08

Nice car sir!
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The 'BEAST' 666

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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by Boysie » Fri 17 May, 2013 14:39

i have a friend who just just bought a new one
I feel far better styling than his old one
Not sure whether i would have one though
Ray

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markrnorton
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by markrnorton » Fri 17 May, 2013 17:27

stu wrote:Welcome to the world of the 'front bottom' Mark.
Front and rear bottom Stu !
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Re: Sorry, I have defected !!

Post by kruisn » Sun 09 Jun, 2013 08:06

Is the red lolipop stick an optional extra, or is that the wind-up key. Luvly car though, hope you enjoy.
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Take the Zd and fly home -

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