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Old 24 March 2006, 10:45   #81
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obviously never ventured into Bognor then!
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Old 24 March 2006, 10:51   #82
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obviously never ventured into Bognor then!
Only at night with a bag over my head!


Hey Cruser, How do you spell Hyumpi?! :razz:
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Old 24 March 2006, 11:01   #83
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I had two 911s, when i had money a 911 (964) and 911(993). I liked the older one best, whilst the 911s are not the fastest card on the road, when it comes to service bills and general running they not too bad at all

Its not just about speed, i got a 911 not becuase i am a flash git, i got one becuase when i was about 6 i went to the Lincolnshire show, and my dad asked me what i was looking at, my reply "that car dad is just great"..............i still think they are..................but i dont have any money now

forget this 240 miles an hr bollox, 911s can be a real dream
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Old 24 March 2006, 11:12   #84
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agree jimbob, 911's are IMHO the best sports cars your hard earned pennies can buy, with each incarnation being memorable for different reasons. As for servicing and running, agree again - running an audi is proving more expensive in insurance, fuel (by a big margin) and servicing than the 911 -which is painful.

Whatever anyone says about the image of a 911, in an era of bling, bling and more bling, I think 911's are pretty understated next to comparable cars and most people who knock them havent driven one, let alone owned one. Even better, prices took a hammering in 05 and modern driving 911's are now obtainable for the price of a top spec mondeo - not a hard choice me thinks.
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Old 24 March 2006, 11:34   #85
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Yeh my ML cost more that my 911 to run

I was lucky i had the chance to have one

now i have a rid - even more fun and you meet in some new people
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Old 24 March 2006, 12:35   #86
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Was thinking in must be a 9-3 Aero or an Abbot racing tuned one although im not sure either of them would actually be quicker than a 911......
It's the 95 version. Standard not tuned - don't need it. Through the gears it is actually quicker than a 911. Wouldn't want to chase it round a country lane though - 2 ton & front wheel drive - scary on the bends. Not a sports car so doesn't handle as well. But a bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing - no 'bling' and gives most things a run for the money. Very quick if you can handle the torque steer.
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Old 24 March 2006, 12:59   #87
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I would bet my mortgage that a 9-5 is not quicker thru the gears than a 911 of the same era. Saab quote 7.3 sec from 50mph to 70mph for the all singing all dancing 2.3 HOT, a bog standard 996 will get from 50mph to 75mph nearly a second quicker. That said, Top Gear once did a test of the 9-5 and clarkson claimed it was quicker than a 911, so may be about to lose my mortgage...
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Old 24 March 2006, 13:29   #88
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I've seen some chaved up scrap in the Sowlint area also! Here in West Sussex we prefer the more executive models.
You can't talk about my old Cheeryokay like that
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Old 24 March 2006, 13:39   #89
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I would bet my mortgage that a 9-5 is not quicker thru the gears than a 911 of the same era. Saab quote 7.3 sec from 50mph to 70mph for the all singing all dancing 2.3 HOT, a bog standard 996 will get from 50mph to 75mph nearly a second quicker. That said, Top Gear once did a test of the 9-5 and clarkson claimed it was quicker than a 911, so may be about to lose my mortgage...
From 2nd gear onwards through the gears I think you will find the Saab will do it faster - just need to get the turbo spinning. Certainly in the 40 - 60 overtaking range it is spectacularly quick and yes Clarkson did test it - hated the torque steer and confirmed it to be quicker through the gears. I know the 911 is the faster car overall. There you go - yours is bigger than mine.

Don't want to dwell on this - at the end of the day all I started off by saying was that mpg all depends on how you drive. Any car can break the speed limit. Blair put the cameras in to prove it.
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You can't talk about my old Cheeryokay like that
Is that the one that's had the 100k "haircut" and moody history?!!
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