Last edited by XiaoNio; 09-03-2019 at 07:43 PM.
Interesting build! Touring/LWBs is a bold combo, but as you say I think that should do really well as a collectible and so should the 6MT.
Someone took delivery of a touring at our local dealer a few months ago, and I totally get what you're saying about the type of attention it gets. I saw it in the service bay and immediately knew it was special but couldn't put my finger on it until I got close enough to see the wheels.
Fantastic write up!
Shame you had to go through the silly games but worth it in the end.
I'm wondering if the shifter cable has no plastic sockets like the aftermarket ones from Numeric Racing. The shifting feel you described is how mine is after the cable update, so I guess you could say we have pretty similar cars.
BRB, checking out prices on 996 GT3s.
I definitely thought the same coming from a Golf -> Cayman... but I basically never needed to even clean the rear window. Even in winter, I just turn on the defrost and the snow/ice falls off.
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Aside from budgeting, with all the options and some of them competing, you end up with a sort of push-pull between luxury/design/sport. Even though I knew exactly where I stood there (1. sport 2. design 3. luxury), I still ended up with lots of "what if I did this..." type questions.
Last edited by ghost03; 09-06-2019 at 02:45 PM.
Beautiful touring congrats! Interested to hear a bit more of your thoughts on the comparison between this and your blue .1? Huge difference? I’ve heard many people say they actually prefer the higher tone of the .1 engine but I haven’t driven a .2 in anger yet.
Sorry guys, busy couple of weeks without time to sit down and write much.
Last edited by Toaster29; 09-14-2019 at 10:52 AM.
‘18 GT3 touring
‘18 RS3: APR stage 2, BBS CI-R: 10.72 @ 130.5
‘18 Raptor crew cab
‘09 997TT 6MT: 65mm VTGs, 730 whp E85
Past: Evo 8, R35 GT-R, F80 M3s, C6 Z06, 991TT-S/GT3, etc