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    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    @PureBlue: Congratulations to you too!  And yes, it was me (and I suspected it might have been you!)

    @Gilmour: Sadly our 3 year service plans (3 years of free servicing, including all parts and labour) are voided if they are tracked.  It's a bit of a sore point here...

    Thanks to everyone else who have expressed their congratulations!  Pictures to follow soon, but right now the weather's iffy again - we're thrashing out all the back weather before Easy arrives in 4 days, but La Nina seems to be playing havoc this year in a big way...


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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    PureBlue:

    (By the way, any chance that you drove past the entrance to Cape Point this afternoon and flashed your lights at a white Carrera GTS going in the opposite direction?  If so, that was me).  Smiley

    I was also reflecting on your manual transmission as you passed me.  The problem with the first 1000 kms run-in is that you really can't get to know the car at all - and the PDK gearbox, I think, in particular...  Keeping the revs below about 4000rpm in a 911 is almost impossible - perhaps even criminal!  And I seemed to have got caught behind every tour bus in the Cape yesterday, which didn't help either!

    BTW - isn't it a pity that flashing your lights at another enthusiast seems to have disappeared?  Or was it ever only a British MG Club thing..?


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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    Great seeing a GTS in white! kiss

    Don't forget to post pictures of the Cayenne too indecision

    wink


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    993Targa:

    Don't forget to post pictures of the Cayenne too indecision

    My wife tells me it's parked in the garage next to the 911 but every time I go in there I get tunnel vision syndrome.  

    Here's some good news: the strat fits perfectly...  Or as my wife puts it: "one mid life crisis fits perfectly into the other..."yes  Off to a gig now - playing the blues in front of a huge charity 'bike rally audience where just about every biker in Cape Town delivers a cuddly toy on their bike to a central park where they're collected for under-privileged kids... 

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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    Many congrats, Budster and Pureblue!
    It's always one of the great moments when the new beast arrive. Wish you always a safe ride and much fun with the beauties.
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    Kind regards, Conny 

    Porsche 997.2 Turbo S  *  BMW X5 M
     

    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    Budster:

    My wife tells me it's parked in the garage next to the 911 but every time I go in there I get tunnel vision syndrome.


    At least you are still talking to your wife! Smiley

    Congratulations on the car, can totally relate to that feeling. Always have a good and safe time with it!


    Re: Top Trumps, 1976

    Budster:

    The problem with the first 1000 kms run-in is that you really can't get to know the car at all - and the PDK gearbox, I think, in particular... 

    I found that keeping PDK in auto but regularly using the paddles to vary revs is a good way to familiarise yourself with the gearbox and also assists the break-in process...Smiley

     

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


     
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