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Old 11 April 2008, 15:24   #1
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Should I sell my RIB for a Porsche?

Wife says I can't have both, and I am a bit torn on what I should do. I could always buy a SIB to feel that need. The Porsche would be a project car and I have posted a link to one.

What do you think?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/car/637878506.html
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Old 11 April 2008, 15:44   #2
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Well you'll probably miss her at first, but you've got a Rib and a car to ease the pain.
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Old 11 April 2008, 16:11   #3
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a porsche will probally sink!
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Old 11 April 2008, 16:17   #4
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I have a 1974 911 that I'm working on and have entirely redone the engine and suspension on. Much like a RIB, they are fast, no frills type vehicles. It has the same motor as the car you're interested in and a lot of the same upgrades. It is fast (my lightened car can hit 160 mph), fun, and with the Triad muffler on the 2.7, it should sound sweet.

As to whether or not you should sell your RIB and buy this car, I can't tell you there, but you should know that owning a 911 is not a cheap proposition, by any stretch of the imagination. I think that car is a decent deal (with the exception of the oil leak and the sunroof issue, which could both be big problems in their own right). If you blow the motor, I doubt you'll be in the shop for any less than 10K if you want it rebuilt right.

Right now I have a 2.7 race motor in my car, but if I had loads of cash in the bank, I'd replace it with a Euro-spec 3.2 and be done with it.

If you have Porsche questions, let me know. I did some side work as a P-car mechanic, race crew, and have been working on my car for a long time.

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If I lived in Vancouver with all that water and coast line then my phone would be ringing with buyers interested in purchasing a german motor car.

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What do you think?
I think if you feel the need to actually ask, then you already know the answer.... Best of Luck with the Porsche!
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but a day will come when the wind pushes a cheeky little swell along the coast and you will look out from your busy section of highway....
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and eat your liver with a blunt spoon! Hope the SIB (Methadone) takes the edge off the pain.

Don't do it.
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Wife says I can't have both, and I am a bit torn on what I should do. I could always buy a SIB to feel that need. The Porsche would be a project car and I have posted a link to one.

What do you think?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/car/637878506.html
You could Porsche tow your future sib (thumbs up)

Happy Porsching..
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Simple choice.. which one costs more to 'service'
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Well you'll probably miss her at first, but you've got a Rib and a car to ease the pain.
Clearly, the wife. I'd follow Kernow's suggestion!
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If you buy the Porsche you'll have to buy a Crompton to move it around in
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