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Old 06-13-2019, 06:42 PM
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Another newbie saying hello

Longtime BMW enthusiast (9 Ms), I finally decided to cross over and just purchased an 04 C2 six speed after months of searching. 50k miles, clean carfax, clean ppi, new tires, really love driving. I am in PCA (wife has Cayenne so we joined in 2014). Hope to do some autorcrosses.


 
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Old 06-14-2019, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by mjposner View Post
Longtime BMW enthusiast (9 Ms), I finally decided to cross over and just purchased an 04 C2 six speed after months of searching. 50k miles, clean carfax, clean ppi, new tires, really love driving. I am in PCA (wife has Cayenne so we joined in 2014). Hope to do some autorcrosses.

Iíve recently dipped into Porsche ownership too but in completely the opposite way to what youíve done. A friend and I had a bet (no money involved) that I could buy the cheapest Porsche 911 in the UK (with a basic criteria of manual, coupe, 2 wheel drive) and run to for a year without breaking the bank.

Did a search and picked the cheapest one, bought without test driving and had it delivered 6,550 pounds. A 1998 996 with 147,000 and a full service history. Using it as my daily car so itís covered in muck because of the recent rain.

I even started a Youtube channel to document it. So after one year Iíll either be saying ďeveryone go buy a 911 nowĒ or ďweíll that was a dumb ideaĒ. You can search Anca Guya or ďIíve just bought THE cheapest Porsche 911 in the UK!Ē, itís actually quite boring so far but maybe Iíll get some interesting contributors in the future

 
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Old 06-14-2019, 05:49 PM
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Still looks good (just a little curb rash. How are the plastics holding up?
 
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Still looks good (just a little curb rash. How are the plastics holding up?
Believe it or not, pretty good! Got some minor broken bits (down in front of the back wheel, it mustíve hit something).
Not enough sun over here to make the plastic brittle I guess 😊 And itís actually filthy because itís really muddy around where I live at the moment and I am lazy so havenít washed it apart from the day I got it (it had moss growing on it)
 

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Brittle isn't my problem, its gummy. The top coating (sort of like plasti-dip) has become soft and sticky. I intend to remove the top coating and as for the center console to have it repainted to match the exterior
 
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Brittle isn't my problem, its gummy. The top coating (sort of like plasti-dip) has become soft and sticky. I intend to remove the top coating and as for the center console to have it repainted to match the exterior

Im trying to do absolutely everything on a budget...kind of ďif it ainít brokeĒ
 
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I have not done much yet. Replaced the ashtray with the non-smokers bin. I removed the death warnings from the sunvisors and installed new wipers and a new a/c microfilter
 
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Welcome mate. I am in PCA RM region.
 
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Thanks, PCA Gold Coast.
 
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Live and work in West Palm Beach. I also own a red 1965 Corvair. I guess rear engines are in my blood
 
 
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