I read the thread with I wanted this Porsche since I was 9, and had to think very hard how old I was when this came out haha.
Car looks great. 997s are a brilliant entry into Porsche ownership. Destined to be classics in Manuel. Congrats.
98 m3, Technoviolet/anthrazit cloth, 106k and officially worthless.
2000 323i touring, Titanium silver/grey, 160k and officially boring
Wait, silver on black is a rare color combo? How...?
Either way, congrats! She's gorgeous. I'd love to own a 911 some day as well. That truly looks like the sweet spot. 997s are even attainable, and I like them more than the 991.. I missed my opportunity to buy a 993, I think!
I'm not sure I'd consider Victoria to be a cold climate, although the guy who had the scoring issue in Chicago said it was 28f overnight, so.. while I consider Chicago cold, I would have expected lower than 28!
Enjoy in good health.. hope you make that roadtrip down this way.
Update time. It’s still winter here in the garden city, it snowed AGAIN yesterday. So I’ve be been looking locally online for for stuff and info about the new car. I found this thread over on rennlist
Similar to an x-pipe, but cheap!
I then found a great guy locally who had sold his C4S not long ago and had his old centre muffler left over (after he put a fabspeed x-pipe on)
The plan is to open the muff up and mod it and see what happens! Definitely do the gundo mod after that too
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Update. I messed my ankle up real bad last week. so no driving the new car for a while. I spent this week working on the wifes car. all detailed up and ready to get dirty again.
P1040101 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040102 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040103 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040104 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040105 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040106 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040108 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
P1040111 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
I"ll add more when i can. I hope to get my GTI back home and cleaned up quick, especially since it turned 40 yesterday! Happy Birthday mk1!
So here is the license story. hold on it's not really that great, but....
so in BC license plates are assigned to different insurance agencies, and when you go to insure your vehicle for the first time, you are issued a plate for your vehicle. this is generally a random process where you don't get to decide what your plate will have on it. clearly i wasn't having any of that! when plated my 1979 GTi, i phoned every insurance place in Victoria until i had one with 079 in it for the year. ( I knew i would never find the letters GTI) well when it came time last weekend to put insurance on my GTI, i asked what numbers they had on their plates, explaining that i wanted either the numbers 911 or 997 in the combination. the very nice lady said "i'm pretty sure we have that" and it was literally that easy! here is what i ended up with
license plate 997 by Craig McAulay, on Flickr
couldn't really ask for any better without going full on custom plates which are a waste of money.
keep an eye out for the 997 out there this summer!
I have been waiting for the RS3 plates to show up, but probably going to still be a couple years. As you can see we’re only at HN. There are some special parks plates that started at P but I don’t know if they’re going to go into R or not. Good find for the OP.
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Just checked the icbc website
$100 to apply (must be approved). And $40 per year to keep. I know that that money is better spent going to tires and Porsche tax
Im thinking of one of these with the tag "987DOT2" but I'm rather skint after just buying a set of new Cayman SII wheels, TPMS sensors and some Conti ECS tires.
Total solution looking for a problem, I wish they used cable releases for the front at a minimum, would be fine with cable release for the Cayman's rear hatch as well.
Alright team! Yes battery is a frunk item. No it’s not so dead I can’t open the front lid ( just opened the lid before pushing into garage)
The dealer told me a battery was $500ish during the pre-purchase inspection. I doubt I will pay that. I’m a red seal auto technician 🍻