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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Let's see if Cary Grant gets his Audi fixed before GF gets his M3 back lol8[1].gif

Sorry GF, that was kind of mean but I couldn't resist. Still luv u 😘

 

Your lease will be up before he gets his car back.

post #23702 of 26337
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Can I ask what her insurance company is (I might have earlier in the thread, apologies if I'm asking again).

Also, @Thrift Vader is absolutely right in what he's been posting. In the last plunking I had, both front quarter panels had to be repaired and resprayed along with a brand new hood and bumper. I also requested the front reflectors be painted as my previous ones were. This also involved the ultrasonic sensors, etc. - more complicated than yours by a country mile. Billed painting hours - 4; outcome, as close to perfect as possible.

Again, I feel like you're the one getting hosed. I don't care if her insurance company is paying for it. You've been without your car for weeks beyond what any reasonable shop would take to fix it.

If I had a nice car like yours and was forced to drive a mushy ass rental beyond a semi-reasonable time frame, I'd be livid.
lulz

She's with esurance.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Let's see if Cary Grant gets his Audi fixed before GF gets his M3 back lol8[1].gif

Sorry GF, that was kind of mean but I couldn't resist. Still luv u 😘

😭😭😭
post #23703 of 26337
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

How reliable/unreliable are wranglers?

Also, this just popped up.

http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/5702467521.html

 

Also, where are celica's on the learning scheme of things? They're not fast but they're available in convertible trim. Just found out the all trac exists. Interesting.

 

How were the rsx's? I remember wanting one in high school because a kid used to have one and it looked amazing.

 

I learned how to wrench on an RSX.  They are easy to work on.  There are some basic signs to tell if the car has been modded and reverted to stock so you should be able to find a clean example.  

post #23704 of 26337

Here's my daily driver, a Miata ND, and another work in progress among others, a 94 348 Challenge TB.

 

 

 

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Here's my daily driver, a Miata ND, and another work in progress among others, a 94 348 Challenge TB.

 

 

a friend's 348 Spyder was just totaled.  With values of them having gone up quite a bit, he was able to pick up a 360 Spyder with just reasonable amount of $$$ added to the insurance check.  Cheers!

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What's great and not really obvious to many about these kinds of cars, they can appreciate in value in age and as you put more work into them.  You negotiate a value within reason with the insurance company and set the parameters on what you want to pay.  You decide value, deductible, and a few options.

 

360s are great cars, and cheaper on the pocketbook, especially with the access panel for the belts.

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How annoying would a 997.2 GT3 be to daily vs. how pedestrian would a 997.2 S be? What's the "sweet spot" when it comes to these cars? GTS?
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Originally Posted by whoapower View Post
 

What's great and not really obvious to many about these kinds of cars, they can appreciate in value in age and as you put more work into them.  You negotiate a value within reason with the insurance company and set the parameters on what you want to pay.  You decide value, deductible, and a few options.

 

360s are great cars, and cheaper on the pocketbook, especially with the access panel for the belts.

 

Yes, easier to service...and people not wanting to deal with the expense of F1 paddle transmission repairs prices of those have dropped drastically and there is a substantial premium for the manual cars. 

 

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How annoying would a 997.2 GT3 be to daily vs. how pedestrian would a 997.2 S be? What's the "sweet spot" when it comes to these cars? GTS?

You really should drive the cars to judge for yourself.  A friend has a 997.2 GT3, a 997.2 S Cabrio and a few other nice cars.  He really likes the GT3, but says its a great Sunday driver/track car but too stiff/punishing for everyday (at least for his taste).  We all have different tolerance levels.

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^ Impossible where I live (Vancouver) because of limited supply. Heck, you can't even go to the Porsche dealer with the intention of buying a 911 off the showroom floor and expect to be able to test drive it (or a comparable demo). Speaking from first-hand experience as well, not hearsay.
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bawlinbrah didn't you place an order for an M2?

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April delivery though. And even with that car I have no idea what to do because I want a traditional manual but apparently that transmission is garbage due to intrusive electronics (auto-blipping or rev-matching or whatever).

Long story short I want to pay cash for a sports car with a manual transmission and not have to worry about taking a complete bath when it comes to resale. I work from home and drive rather infrequently which is why something like the GT3 could work. Other options would be something like the 6-speed Vantage or R8 but there's literally none for sale.
post #23712 of 26337
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

^ Impossible where I live (Vancouver) because of limited supply. Heck, you can't even go to the Porsche dealer with the intention of buying a 911 off the showroom floor and expect to be able to test drive it (or a comparable demo). Speaking from first-hand experience as well, not hearsay.

Wow, pretty crazy.  I've brought a Porsche in for service, with no plans to buy anything new and been offered the keys to a new model to take it for a spin, run some errands and see what I think of it, while they do a basic oil change.

 

I know several guys that drive 997s and 991s as daily drivers.  The few GT3 owners I've met don't us them as daily drivers...as mentioned track cars or weekend driving.  However, maybe you have a higher tolerance for what some might consider a very stiff/ to punishing ride.  It also may depend on your weather and how good your roads are.  I've driven a 997.2S and I found it felt sort of ponderous and heavy, compared to some other model.  Don't get me wrong, its a nice car but not as light/agile as I would have liked.  I'm not sure a GTS would feel drastically different, yes its a bit more power but not a tremendous amount more, and its still the same size and weight.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide. 

post #23713 of 26337
I've been a lurker on here, this topic caught my eye. My daily driver is a 2013 Acura TSX Sportwagon, my fun car is a 1989 Merkur xr4ti (SIerra in the rest of the world).

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I've owned this one for 20 years now, never tire of the fun I have driving it!

Phil D
TheBocX.com
post #23714 of 26337
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Originally Posted by bawlin View Post

How annoying would a 997.2 GT3 be to daily vs. how pedestrian would a 997.2 S be? What's the "sweet spot" when it comes to these cars? GTS?
The sweet spot, in all seriousness, is the GT4. The 997 GT3 can be a bit punishing as a DD (even though I DD'd mine for 18 months), and while the other 911's are great cars, they're not as special. The GT4 shoots the gap quite nicely
post #23715 of 26337
Well, did greenfrog get arrested or what?
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