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    Newbie saying Hello

    Hi folks
    New to the board so a few words about me.
    UK ex-pat living in Switzerland for last nine years and currently VERY VERY excited at the prospect of picking up our 2004 Cayenne Turbo next Thursday.
    Heart hasn't slowed since shaking on the deal yesterday afternoon and wife and I are losing sleep at the prospect of owning such a beautiful, beautiful car. We will be first time Porsche owners and are riding on a wave of euphoria currently
    Will compliment our 1998 BMW M Roadster which we have lovingly cared for since new..
    I have been fairly active on the BMW boards over the years and have met some great friends through annual meets in Switzerland. Are there any Cayenne or Porsche events organized on these boards?? Would be great to meet similarly enthused owners and admire their machinery or 'KNs' I think they're called aren't they
    Anyway nice to see a healthy mix of international contributors to the site and it would be great if there's any tips you can advise me on ownership and perhaps for this coming Thursday when we pick up the car (last minute questions to ask/ checks to make e.t.c)
    Cheers!
    2chavs

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    Welcome to the board.

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    Welcome from another ex-pat in Switzerland!

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    Thanks guys!
    Where abouts are you 993Targa?
    We live near Thun in the Bernese Oberland..

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    welcome!!

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    Welcome, hope you enjoy your new car as much as I have mine!

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    Thanks again everyone..
    I have a few more questions, too many to list and probably many more after we collect it on Thursday, but springing to mind for now:
    The car will be on our unsheltered driveway most of the time (no room in garage ) and I want to use a good wax to protect against the fickle Swiss weather (extremes of minus 30 celsius winters and + 38 Summers with lots of Alpine precipitation). Any recommendations?

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    Welcome to the board.
    We are planning a late spring Rennteam meeting somewhere on top of an alpine pass.
    A few Swiss have met in octobre already ( in the lake Léman area).
    More info will come later. Hope to see you !

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    Gnil said:
    Welcome to the board.
    We are planning a late spring Rennteam meeting somewhere on top of an alpine pass.
    A few Swiss have met in octobre already ( in the lake Léman area).
    More info will come later. Hope to see you !


    Sounds great - I look forward to receiving the details so I can put it in the diary.

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    Welcome!

    Be aware, it's an addictive and hostile (to your wallet) environment.

    Have fun with your Cayenne and drive safely.

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    thanks Matt
    can I ask where the picture in your avatar was taken? Seems a familiar mountain range

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    Sure - it's the Churfristen. The pic was taken near Sargans.
    Here's a larger version of it (click on attachement above to get it displayed better):

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    Beautiful pic Matt C. It wasn't the range I was thinking of. Graubunden is a region which I've yet to explore in Switzerland, only part of the country which is difficult to get to from Bern (four-five hours) - been here nine years and still haven't finished touring the other parts.. Have you tried the Stelvio pass? I've heard it's awesome..

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    2chavs said:
    Thanks guys!
    Where abouts are you 993Targa?
    We live near Thun in the Bernese Oberland..



    Live in Zürich, here a picture of my Targa taken near Zug

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    I think your 993 Targa is arguably the most beautiful 911 of all.

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    Here are some pictures from the pick up today. Unfortunately the weather was stormy and wet so they are rather dull. Also a bit of a parlava with the wheels, the seller (owns a small performance car/ tuning specialist business) had lost the 19" and has put 18" ones on until he can find them or maybe we can strike a deal on 20" which he has - I'll further this quandry on my 'winter tyre' thread.
    Also there a few problems I noticed for the first time today which I need him to fix:
    - telephone module does not work - press the button and it reads 'telephone not available' even after reinserting my sim card many times. Any clues?
    - 'check the cornering-lights' error message on key insert/ ignition - he'll look at this next week
    - drivers side floor mat has a broken fixing stud-screw - he said he'd order one for me
    - a slight but noticeable shuddering of the steering wheel at approx 120km/h / 2200revs - maybe this is due to the wheels having just been changed and/ or traction not set properly?- I hope it's not a sign of serious damage??

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    Not sure about the headlight surrounds, but they are growing on me

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    Would love to know what the name of the font is which Porsche use for the lettering - 'iconic' would be appropriate me thinks

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    Wanted the Olive matt wooden interior and a sunroof ideally, but was persuaded to compromise on these with no sunroof and the darker walnut finish. Both are growing on me

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    Safely parked up on the drive and one last picture before it got dark. Next batch of pictures will be on a sunny day I promise

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    easy_rider911 said:
    I think your 993 Targa is arguably the most beautiful 911 of all.



    Well, I won't argue with that.

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    993Targa said:
    Quote:
    2chavs said:
    Thanks guys!
    Where abouts are you 993Targa?
    We live near Thun in the Bernese Oberland..



    Live in Zürich, here a picture of my Targa taken near Zug


    BTW - great pic 993 Targa, it looks the business

     
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