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    1. 08-22-2007 08:29 AM #1
      i haven't been diagnosed yet,
      but i think i have contracted
      P O R S C H E M A D N E S S!
      anybody else here got it yet?
      feels good [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    2. 08-22-2007 08:32 AM #2
      we can use this thread to let our feelings be known and shared
      with fellow addicts who suffer from this terminal condition.

    3. 08-22-2007 08:34 AM #3

      FTW [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 08:36 AM #4
      Haha our Porsche talk is usually all over various thread. Good idea to create this. Afterall, it isn't that OT. Porsche own a large part of VAG!
      Anyway, you know my feelings about Porsches. So, what are you gonna do about your addiction? I think anyone coming on this thread should begin with the sentence, "Hi, I am xxx, and I am a Porsche-holic".
      I will start. Hi, I am Wayne, and I am a Porsche-holic.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-22-2007 08:40 AM #5
      James,
      Just think about a 70's 911 targa with a sportsmatic transmission, a 964 'upgrade', dodge paint job, reupholstered in 'white leather' with a leaking main seal. That should dampen the most virulent case of porschitis...

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      08-22-2007 08:42 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      I will start. Hi, I am Wayne, and I am a Porsche-holic.

      I call bullshiit. You traded a 997 911 Carerra for a British Racing Green Ford Mondeo.

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      08-22-2007 08:43 AM #7
      R'chitect, still sounds appealing to me, cos it still looks like a 911! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    8. 08-22-2007 08:43 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by R’chitect »
      Just think about a 70's 911 targa with a sportsmatic transmission, a 964 'upgrade', dodge paint job, reupholstered in 'white leather' with a leaking main seal. That should dampen the most virulent case of porschitis...


      lets not go there
      just think RUF or Farnbacherloles on 996 ->

    9. 08-22-2007 08:45 AM #9
      even though i'm still on dial-up at home, i can sense
      the severity of eddie's submitted image which no doubt
      speaks many thousands of praiseful words......
      wayne, i feel your pain.
      this sickness is debilitating.
      my kitchen bench top has been taken over
      by an array of gt3's seldom seen this side of the
      nurburgring! my bathroom is home to scores of
      virtuous titles like "excellence", "christophorus"
      and "gt porsche".....
      i'm sure it has been spreading around these forums
      as the symptoms have been plainly evident amongst
      some of the inner circle...

    10. 08-22-2007 08:47 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      I call bullshiit. You traded a 997 911 Carerra for a British Racing Green Ford Mondeo.


      there, someone's finally stated the obvious. lets now all move on

    11. 08-22-2007 08:50 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by R’chitect »
      James,
      Just think about a 70's 911 targa with a sportsmatic transmission, a 964 'upgrade', dodge paint job, reupholstered in 'white leather' with a leaking main seal. That should dampen the most virulent case of porschitis...

      mmmmmmmm love it.
      even a dog like the 928 got me
      thinking of some risky bizness..
      as long as i don't own it, i can still fantasize!

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      08-22-2007 08:50 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      I call bullshiit. You traded a 997 911 Carerra for a British Racing Green Ford Mondeo.

      Ok confession time...everytime I drive past Porsche Centre Melbourne I wished that I had gone for the GT3 or RS! But then when I see the AMV8 I forget about that. It's just such a beautiful car to look at.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    13. 08-22-2007 08:53 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by IML337 »
      I call bullshiit. You traded a 997 911 Carerra for a British Racing Green Ford Mondeo.

      and timmeh wins post of the day!
      excellence was unexpected!

    14. 08-22-2007 08:58 AM #14
      Quote, originally posted by aussie jimmy »
      even a dog like the 928 got me
      Dog? I've been looking at 928's, but every single one has been an auto... Did they come out here with a manual box?
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_928




      Modified by jerrah at 6:07 AM 8-22-2007

    15. 08-22-2007 08:58 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Ok confession time...everytime I drive past Porsche Centre Melbourne I wished that I had gone for the GT3 or RS! But then when I see the AMV8 I forget about that. It's just such a beautiful car to look at.

      yeah, but do you look at it, or drive it?

    16. 08-22-2007 09:00 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by jerrah »
      Dog? I've been looking at 928's, but every single one has been an auto... Did they come out with a manual box?

      yes, there were manuals.
      buy one and you'll experience a-grade maintainence bills...

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      08-22-2007 09:01 AM #17
      Quote, originally posted by aussie jimmy »
      excellence was unexpected!

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    18. 08-22-2007 09:02 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by jerrah »
      Dog? I've been looking at 928's, but every single one has been an auto... Did they come out with a manual box?

      928s are a great car. My old man had a 928S4, auto.
      As for manuals, the 928GT was a manual, with a silghtly tuned engine. The newer 928GTS could also be had as a manual, but good luck finding either. They're rare as! Finding one in good condition is also going to be difficult
      I'm not sure about the earlier 928, 928S or 928S2- whether they came with stick-shift here in Australia.

    19. 08-22-2007 09:04 AM #19
      i know its not a porsche - but after "mylesing" an 07 exige the other day, i think it would be a great alternative [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 09:04 AM #20
      928 may be a dog to maintain, but they are brilliant cars! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] The only Porsche I probably wouldn't buy is a 924. Make that VW 924. Oh unless it is a 924 GT, then that is a completely different story. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Dream garage poll again - What 5 Porsche would you get? I have to think about this and get back to you guys.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    21. 08-22-2007 09:07 AM #21
      the current excellence issue has a neat write-up on the virtues of the 944. apparently a well balanced and affordable entry point [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 09:10 AM #22
      944 is a different beast to the 924. I would recommend a 944 no problem. By the time Porsche released the 944, it was a true Porsche.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-22-2007 09:12 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Gumbi »
      i know its not a porsche - but after "mylesing" an 07 exige the other day, i think it would be a great alternative [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      Can't agree with that. I love the Exige, very vey much. And I would love to own one as a track car one day. But I will never see it as an alternative to a Porsche. Porsches are the only marque that you can really drive to work during the week, and track it on the weekend without the car falling apart. Try that on Lotus (or Ferrari or Lambo) and you will see what I mean.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    24. 08-22-2007 09:16 AM #24
      there was a time when porsche as a company
      was in dire straits. the 928 was supposed to be
      the 911's successor! history has taken a very different
      course though....
      the purists were stubborn and bought more 911's,
      and the fuel crisis killed off the 928...and wendelin
      weideking made the assembly lines more efficient...

    25. 08-22-2007 09:19 AM #25
      yes, i should have qualified my initial statement as "an alternative track car".

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