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    1. Poll: OP: Not sure about other car makes, but for 997...

      OP: Not sure about other car makes, but for 997 Carreras, the OEM rotors all come with min thickness specs stamped on the hat of the rotor. I'd completely expect that to be the same for your 991. ...
    2. OP: I attempted to do the same thing w/ a 2004...

      OP: I attempted to do the same thing w/ a 2004 B5.5 GLX (V6 + 5MT!) sedan earlier this year. One owner, 100k miles, 95% mint on the inside and out. Bought it for $3,900, put in a new tie rod & CV...
    3. Thread: W211 e55

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      OP: I'm in the same boat as you, and am...

      OP: I'm in the same boat as you, and am constantly going back and forth as to whether or not I wanna go "full retard"* (*"never go full retard!") and double down on my current stable's maintenance...
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      The car looks fantastic, but nobody is buying...

      The car looks fantastic, but nobody is buying them!



      I've seen them advertised online at DC-area dealerships at almost $10k off MSRP.
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      Good job OP, I think you made the right call. ...

      Good job OP, I think you made the right call. Just be careful of the Z's blind spots, and enjoy them twisties!
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      x2. Great job OP!

      x2. Great job OP!
    7. It is amazing how well that blog captures the...

      It is amazing how well that blog captures the (oftentimes) hilarious lifecycle of all of the vwvortex car build threads I've read over the years. Great read!
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      OP: Ever consider an e46 M3 or 2006-2008 335i...

      OP: Ever consider an e46 M3 or 2006-2008 335i hardtop convertible? At $25k, you can have both of these as well....

      From your original choices, my emotional vote goes for Carrera* (*<--I'm...
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      Sorry, that was internet sarcasm, not to be taken...

      Sorry, that was internet sarcasm, not to be taken literally. The Gen I T-regs do have a lot of problems occurring to them that require a lot of man-hours, which is why if you ever notice the early...
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      This is a damn good synopsis of the T-reg model...

      This is a damn good synopsis of the T-reg model history. I have been lusting after the idea of a cheapish one (~$20k), and have been literally begged by my good buddy, a master tech at a local VW...
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      My vote goes to a used Toyota Sequoia. Good ones...

      My vote goes to a used Toyota Sequoia. Good ones can be had for $10-$15k; with the $10k budget savings you can go buck wild on the gas....
    12. OP: My cousin has one. Bought a 2011 MY 2 months...

      OP: My cousin has one. Bought a 2011 MY 2 months after release, and has since put 40k on the ODO. Zero problems. It does eat tires, and because they are asymmetrical, they are expensive. Suggest...
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      Great to see so many droolworthy cars here! My...

      Great to see so many droolworthy cars here! My 2007 C2S:

      http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2833/10938519413_8f2370bee0_b.jpg
    14. OP: If you got popped in Fairfax County, you will...

      OP: If you got popped in Fairfax County, you will DEFINITELY need to lawyer up. I've lived in NoVa most of my life, have a pretty good driving record (no tix in over 6 years), and got popped with a...
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      But the average mileage on most 7 year-old 997s...

      But the average mileage on most 7 year-old 997s is a lot less than most cars, especially ones that perform daily driving duty. I have been daily driving my 997 (~15k/yr), and it has been...
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      I was in this position 1.5 years ago. I chose...

      I was in this position 1.5 years ago. I chose with my wallet. No regrets whatsoever.
    17. This. I got one in December 2011. Best purchase...

      This. I got one in December 2011. Best purchase ever. Ask away. Happy to help.
    18. Words to live by here. I feel like an...

      Words to live by here. I feel like an engineering god just by changing the oil on my car* (*I am by no means remotely capable of turning wrenches on this thing w/o professional supervision). I...
    19. OP: We're the same age. I had the same decision...

      OP: We're the same age. I had the same decision a year ago (albeit sans wife). I got a 997.1 C2S. It is the best balance between liveable DD and fantasy car. I considered going turbo for a while,...
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      First thing I thought of when I saw the profile...

      First thing I thought of when I saw the profile of the trunk was Iron Man's face.

      Overall, surprisingly decent. Yes, there are a few unnecessary extra lines on the interior, but it could've...
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