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    1. Member kiznarsh's Avatar
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      02-21-2020 01:30 AM #76
      Removed the spoiler and painted it white?

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      02-21-2020 01:50 AM #77
      Nice steering wheel.

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      02-21-2020 02:25 AM #78
      I guess this explains the Pelican Parts ad .

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      02-21-2020 03:11 AM #79
      wow.. almost seems like a different car. Aside from the color, the other car had Carrera S badging on the rear, it also had the quad exhaust tips and the "clear" rear tail lights. The last pics in white have the base model Carrera exhaust tips, and red/clear tail lights. Not sure why anyone would go from Carrera S exhaust tips to base Carrera ones. Oh yeah, no more clear corners in the front either. Definitely seems like a different car.

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      02-21-2020 11:40 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I guess this explains the Pelican Parts ad .

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      I haven't fully decided what I'm going to go with - but I suppose it's a good problem to have. The white car is definitely the "komfy karrera" - the way it rolls through turns is actually kinda a lot of fun. I don't know that there's any way anyone could reasonably notice the 40hp difference.

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      02-21-2020 12:35 PM #81
      I did a very similar trip 5 years ago when I moved from Ohio to LA. I absolutely could not wait to do that drive and I still reminisce about it all the time.
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    8. Senior Member chucchinchilla's Avatar
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      02-21-2020 12:44 PM #82
      If I didn't have a dog or near term family ambitions that's the car I'd have. Glad you're enjoying it out here. Speaking of here, your location still says Chicago and your plates say AZ? I can't imagine it's really worth the bother to title a car you already own in another state?
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      02-21-2020 04:45 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      If I didn't have a dog or near term family ambitions that's the car I'd have. Glad you're enjoying it out here. Speaking of here, your location still says Chicago and your plates say AZ? I can't imagine it's really worth the bother to title a car you already own in another state?
      Even though everything else is expensive, it's got to be cheaper to register it in CA than it is in AZ. My last SQ5 in AZ was $980 to register and you pay that every year.

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      02-21-2020 04:52 PM #84
      Curious how you're liking SF? I hail from slightly south of Santa Barbara and the bay is like another state to me, but I've spent a lot of time up there traveling for work. Mountain View, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City are all tolerable, but I cannot stand the city.

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      02-21-2020 05:08 PM #85
      So you traded the black S for a white base??

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      02-21-2020 05:16 PM #86
      Those chrome wheels on the Black car were heinous by the way

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      02-21-2020 05:20 PM #87
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      Those polished BBS E88s on the Black car were perfect by the way
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      02-21-2020 05:22 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Veedubya View Post
      Even though everything else is expensive, it's got to be cheaper to register it in CA than it is in AZ. My last SQ5 in AZ was $980 to register and you pay that every year.
      Registration on a $60k SQ5 would be $699

      My Stelvio was something like $530

    15. 02-21-2020 05:57 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Veedubya View Post
      Even though everything else is expensive, it's got to be cheaper to register it in CA than it is in AZ. My last SQ5 in AZ was $980 to register and you pay that every year.
      It does drop 16.25% every year, but still people tend to be surprised at vehicle registration costs in AZ.

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      02-21-2020 06:31 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Veedubya View Post
      Even though everything else is expensive, it's got to be cheaper to register it in CA than it is in AZ. My last SQ5 in AZ was $980 to register and you pay that every year.
      I'll tell you what isn't cheap, getting pulled over by the CHP, getting a fix it ticket, and having to pay the DMV a hefty penalty for not registering the car within the 20 day limit. Not saying I've never done such a thing in the past while living elsewhere, it's just worth knowing the risks.

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      02-21-2020 06:52 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      I'll tell you what isn't cheap, getting pulled over by the CHP, getting a fix it ticket, and having to pay the DMV a hefty penalty for not registering the car within the 20 day limit. Not saying I've never done such a thing in the past while living elsewhere, it's just worth knowing the risks.
      Had a friend who ran no plates for 2 years on his new 07 Tacoma, got it towed eventually.

      Then he moved to Oregon, left his CA plates on, got a hefty fine.

      Moved back to CA, left his Oregon place on, got a hefty fine.

      We're no longer friends.

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      02-21-2020 06:53 PM #92
      How much is OP's rent/mortgage

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      02-21-2020 07:31 PM #93
      The AZ plates are from the PO and likely to be replaced with IL ones where registration is dirt cheap (comparatively). I've got family there and a home so it's easy to get that registration done.

      I'm in the southern most point of the actual city, so I avoid most of the riff raff up north and the experience has been overall nice.

      In regards to the car... I haven't actually decided what I'll do. I've exhausted literally all things that could be done with the black car and as a result probably made it too much of a racecar to live with every day (i've done 31k so far). The base carrera is actually a different kind of fun because it's comfortable, almost exactly as fast (hard to feel the 40hp difference) and has a stock suspension that makes the body roll kinda fun.

      Overall however - my C2S has pretty much every single option that one would ever want in a 997, and that will be hard to replicate.

      Right now I'm going to probably put either car up for sale and see where the numbers work out better.

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      02-21-2020 08:04 PM #94
      Nice!!
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      02-21-2020 08:13 PM #95
      I'd take the base carrera to be honest. But I'm more of a white car guy anyways.
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      02-26-2020 12:30 PM #96
      Congrats, thanks for sharing. Having lived in Chicagoland my entire life, I can definitely appreciate getting the hell out of here.

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      02-26-2020 01:04 PM #97
      Black one is gorgeous but I'd probably stick with the white.
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