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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    Got back on Monday night - everything went well - I'll post a report and some photos soon


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    glad to hear, mayor servicing is well worth the money


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    Atzporsche:

    glad to hear, mayor servicing is well worth the money

    Or even Mayoress....Smiley  Smiley

     


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    My car had a 111 point check done today at my local OPC. It passed so I got a 2 year Porsche Extended Warranty with 2 year's Porsche Assistance included. All for £2095 + £180 + VAT = £2306.50  It's a lot of money but it buys me peace of mind knowing that if something goes faulty, it's covered (hopefully)

    I also got my annual Road Tax disc - it's now £435  Can't believe how little benefit we get as motorists from the Government

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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    My extended warranty ran out yesterday.  As I'm expecting delivery of the GTS within the next couple of months or so, I decided not to renew the warranty on my current car.

    As I've had no warranty work done over the past 24 months, I just hope my luck doesn't run out for the next two....!

     


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    Hopefully, you won't need it - it's a lot to spend for just 2 months peace of mind - unless it's something major, IMO it would probably be cheaper to repair smaller faults than buying a 1 year warranty.


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    John H:

    My extended warranty ran out yesterday.  As I'm expecting delivery of the GTS within the next couple of months or so, I decided not to renew the warranty on my current car.

    As I've had no warranty work done over the past 24 months, I just hope my luck doesn't run out for the next two....!

     

    Are you PX'g it John.  If you are no point getting the Extended Warranty at all.  Time Easy got a new one I think.  Can't be a GT2 RS as I believe the 500 have sold out.  Perhaps you could go for one of these 4.0 ltr GT3 RS there is rumoured to be coming out.


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    ResB:

    Time Easy got a new one I think ... Perhaps you could go for one of these 4.0 ltr GT3 RS there is rumoured to be coming out.


    Rich - I'm happy with my current one Smiley I'm not finished with it yet Smiley

    My plan is to track it some more over the next few years - plus my wife wants to attend some PSDS courses at some point - so I would prefer it if she did that in this car Smiley

    As for future models, the RS is really a track car and not a daily driver. I already have a nice blend of performance, handling and luxury in my -20mm sports suspension car but, for me, my current thinking is that my next car should be a 991.2 GT3 Smiley That would do very nicely Smiley I want the next one to be a facelifted model rather than the new model launch range.


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    Sounds like a GTS would be better suited to you...but I'll let you get a Gen II GT3 if you really want one.


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    Not quite - I don't want my next car to be a 997 - I want it to be from a new model range 


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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    easy_rider911:

    My car had a 111 point check done today at my local OPC. It passed so I got a 2 year Porsche Extended Warranty with 2 year's Porsche Assistance included. All for £2095 + £180 + VAT = £2306.50  It's a lot of money but it buys me peace of mind knowing that if something goes faulty, it's covered (hopefully)

    I also got my annual Road Tax disc - it's now £435  Can't believe how little benefit we get as motorists from the Government
     


     

    That´s not that bad, round here we pay 600eur annual, and cars are way more expensive than rest of Europe, get this, Carrera S Cab can easily cost you 145.000eur  Smiley  Why do I had to end up living in one of the worst place in the world to buy sports cars Smiley maybe because it has the nicest beach and women in Europe  Smiley ...ok Carlos, I have to agree Spain is a tuff competition on this regard Smiley

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    Re: 4 years since I got my 997.1 C2S

    The cost breakdown in the UK is as follows:

    2 years Porsche Extended Warranty is £1820 (i.e. £910 per year if both years are bought together)
    2 years Porsche Assistance is £275 (i.e. £137.50 per year if both years are bought together)
    Plus £211.50 for the 111 point check in order to issue the Porsche Extended Warranty.
     


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    Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Easy Rider’s Visit to Bruges & Knokke

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    Departure from London, ferry from Dover to Calais & driving across France & Belgium.html
    Sightseeing & chocolate shops in Bruges.html
    Our overnight stay in Sint-Andries.html
    More sightseeing in Bruges, patisseries & pizza in Bruges.html
    Oostkerkebrug & our overnight stay in Ramskapelle.html
    OPC Knokke, sightseeing & chocolate/patisserie shops in Knokke.html
    Driving across Belgium & France, ferry from Calais to Dover, arrival in London, trip data.html
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    The end & Rennteamers' comments.html

    Guys, I wanted to share a photo diary with you of the visit to Bruges and Knokke in Belgium that my wife and I enjoyed last weekend. We had a really great time!

    Although temperatures were quite cool at around 12C, we were lucky to have dry and mostly sunny weather throughout our trip.

    Fortunately, the industrial action at the Port of Calais (by French workers protesting at the increase in the retirement age in France) caused us only an hour’s delay. Apart from that, everything else went very smoothly throughout our trip.

    As for our journey, in total, we covered 349 miles (561 km) with an average fuel consumption of 25.4 UK mpg. The total mileage of the car has increased from 20260 miles (32607 km) to 20609 miles (33168 km). The car never missed a beat and made the journey a real pleasure!

    Costs
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    Return P&O ferry ticket (including priority boarding) £77
    Fuel £26 (plus around half a tank of fuel already in the car)
    Meals and drinks £63.92
    Shopping (chocolate, macarons & pâtisseries) £102.11
    Car parking (2 days) £12.69
    Accommodation (2 nights including breakfasts) £156.16
    4 year major service, change: brake fluid, spark plugs & wiper blades, check: airbags, TPMS/RDK batteries, drive belt, rubber mounts £695.22 (€794.91)

    Total £1133.70

    The total figure is about the same as the amount I was quoted by various Porsche dealers in the UK just for carrying out the work on the car. So our weekend trip to Bruges and Knokke (including all shopping) basically cost us nothing extra!

    Before leaving Porsche Centre Knokke, I spoke to Philip, the technician who did the work on my car, and he confirmed to me that there were no recalls, service campaigns or software updates for my car. He also told me that the battery and the suspension are both in good condition, that the front & rear brake pads all have around 75% wear remaining and that the front & rear brake discs are like new. So, hopefully, it’s good for another 2 years :) All in all, I’m very satisfied with the work that Porsche Centre Knokke did for me.

    As for the car itself, after the work was completed, it felt really rejuvenated and its performance seemed livelier to me. Others here on Rennteam have attributed this improvement to the new spark plugs. All I can say is that, whatever the underlying reason for it, the work carried out made a noticeable improvement.

    There are 124 photos in total which were taken with my Nikon D90 DSLR camera. The photos are all in high resolution so if you click (and/or double-click) on them, larger versions should be viewable. Hope you enjoy them!

    Cheers,
    Easy Smiley


    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    Day 1: Saturday 16 October 2010

    1) We woke up very early and got ready for our trip. Our bags were all packed and we were ready to go!

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    2) It was still dark outside as we drove off from the car park at home. The Blackwall Tunnel (under the River Thames) was closed all weekend for maintenance work so we crossed the river by the scenic Tower Bridge which was beautifully illuminated at night.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    3) We had a very smooth journey to Dover where we filled up with fuel and waited for the ferry as the sun began to rise. Due to the industrial action in the Port of Calais (by French workers protesting at the increase in the retirement age in France) we had to wait for an extra hour before we could board the ferry. Other than that, I am pleased to say we experienced no other problems during the entire trip.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    4) Parked safely aboard the ferry. This photo nicely illustrates the lower ride height of the -20mm sports suspension.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    5) Another photo of our car parked aboard the ferry.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    6) It was nice to have some breakfast and get some rest in the passenger lounge on the ferry.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    7) I went up on deck briefly to get some fresh air. Here are the famous White Cliffs of Dover lit up by the rising sun.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    8) It was a smooth ferry crossing and the clouds began to disperse revealing blue skies for the day ahead.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    9) Arriving in Calais, the weather was gorgeous; there were crisp blue skies and plenty of warm sunshine.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    10) Crossing from France into Belgium, there was some cloud but thankfully no rain.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    11) Arriving in Bruges, we parked in the t’Zand underground car park and began our visit. This is Sint-Salvatorskoor (St. Saviour’s Cathedral) in Steenstraat.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    12) A pretty square near Mariastraat called Guido Gezelleplein.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    13) This is Sint-Janshospitaal (Old St. John’s Hospital) near Mariastraat. This was our first sight of the Bruges Canal.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    14) A chocolate dragon sculpture in Depla Pol Chocolatier in Mariastraat.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    15) The interior of Depla Pol Chocolatier in Mariastraat.

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    Re: Easy Rider in Bruges & Knokke: my car's 4th birthday (*with photos*)

    16) A leafy square named Simon Stevinplein.

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