There have been several questions posted on Pistonheads and 911 forums recently querying what their first Porsche 911 should be with a < £30k budget. Continue reading 997 Carrera S or 996 Turbo – Fight
A newly appointed member of FastGerman has purchased this fine example of a late 3.0 911 SC. Having spent some considerable time searching for service history, Porsche UK seem unable to help in our search due the car being registered prior to 1984 and that is how far their systems go back, so I’m told. Continue reading Porsche 911 SC Acquired
Having experienced driving 3 x Panamera’s over the past couple of years; I thought it time to reflect on my initial thoughts about this car on UK roads.
The Panamera is 100% too big for the UK on country roads, villages and town centers. The only time I have found the Panamera experience enjoyable is driving long distances on motorways, here is the Panamera’s habitat.
Porsche – you need to do a ‘Macan’ on the Panamera – that would be near the top of my list. Continue reading Porsche Panamera Over Time
Two years of ownership is a long time for me on any car, especially one that I have purchased from a dealership and kept watch on the depreciation curve.
As many enthusiasts who frequent the online forums are aware, the 996 and generation 1 997 engines have had issues, which is a reason I opted for purchasing an approved used with the 2 year warranty. In the first year alone this covered over £10k worth of parts and labour including a new gear box, new front suspension and some minor interior cosmetics. Along with the service intervals being every 2 years, I have had zero spend to date other than an MOT. So, major service (40k mileage now) booked for July + warranty top up should see at least another years ownership.
Well that’s the man maths and boring stuff covered, we’ve enjoyed a road trip to St Emilion, Sunday breakfast convoys to Goodwood, open top tour of London, many country road hoons and an August road trip planned to Denmark. Only one use of Porsche Assistance required which was when showing a friend the roof mechanism while standing next to the car with the keys in the ignition…
Another great evening at Guildford Porsche, having previously attended the new Boxster launch. More details on the 981 Boxster here.
Drinks, snacks, DJ Minx and a variety of classic, racing and current Porsche models were on display, of which the 1965 911 racer was my favourite.
Porsche is celebrating 50 years of the 911 this year, which should bring some great events in the UK such as Silverstone and Goodwood Festival of Speed.