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  • Sad to say bye to the DS3 but I canít say no to a 911

    About a week or 2 after my last post about doing mods to my DS3 a Porsche 911 came in to be traded in at work and once I released I could afford it I just had to have it.
    Its a 2006 Porsche Carrera 2 with 19 inch minilite style wheels which are the ones I wanted, factory short shifter, bi-tone leather (black on top half of dash, headliner and grey bottom half of dash, seats and carpets)
    I thought I wouldíve owned the DS3 for another couple of years at least but I canít say no to a dream of owning a 911.
    My DS3 is for sale at JC Halliday and Sons DS Store Eglinton with 11,200 miles if you are interested in it.

    Check out the DS 3 PRESTIGE THP S/S I found on UsedCarsNI!
    http://www.usedcarsni.com/226980921

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    Yes, certainly live the dream, and it sounds fab
    Not so sure I would want the maintenance costs though, but have fun
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    • #3
      Shame you are getting rid of your DS3, but if you have a chance to own a 911 at a cost you can afford, you just have to go for it!! I know I could never afford to run one, or the cost of any maintenance or repairs.

      Post some pics up in the "New Car that's not a DS3" thread, so we can all take a look and be jealous.

      DS3 DSport eHDi 145 - Stage 1 with K&N - Shark Grey & Infinite Blue​​​​​​

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      • #4
        Yes, good to see some piccies of the 911
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        • #5
          Iím not sure Iíll be able to afford to keep either, Iíve been getting 20+mpg bit of change from the 35mpg I was getting in the DS3. Iíll be doing the work myself and because itís a Carrera not a Carrera S the parts arenít that expensive for example a shock absorber is £250 but the S with adjustable dampers is over £400. I did a full service the oil and all the filters are easy to change, not so much the spark plugs. The rear tyre 305 tyres are expensive and a pain to fit and my dad says they last about 6,000 miles

          I cant upload any photos from my phone but here is my instagram.

          https://instagram.com/p/BpKhnvMnW7y/

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          • #6
            Whats the Porsche forum like ;-)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Chris_Blue View Post
              Whats the Porsche forum like ;-)
              Fast, looks good and costs alot to run!!
              DS3 DSport eHDi 145 - Stage 1 with K&N - Shark Grey & Infinite Blue​​​​​​

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              • #8
                The 911 looks great, can't blame you for swapping! A 911 is my dream car so I'm a little jealous hope you're enjoying it
                Current: DS 3 Performance, Perla Nera Black with Sparkly Purple roof
                Previous: DS3 DStyle 120 VTi, Perla Nera Black with Fuchsia roof

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                • #9
                  Whats the insurance like in comparison to the DS3?
                  Have some money coming my way in a couple years, and fancy an Audi R8, but worried bout all the maintenance and insurance/ taxk etc etc

                  Bloke down the road from me has a Lamborghini Gallardo, and he was telling me a problem in the suspension recently cost him £6k...!!!!
                  So its the maintenance that's the problem methinks
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                  • #10
                    Iím insured under the fleet insurance at work so itís not a problem for me but the tax is £555 which is just over 5 times that of my DS3 (£110)
                    I would definitely get a pre purchase inspection done at a dealer or a specialist before buying.
                    Put money aside for replacing the clutch, flywheel and any common problems that the car may have.
                    My 911 is 12 years old, doesnít have Bluetooth, aux port or DAB so I expect it to wear thin and Iíll probably sell it before I have to tax it again.
                    I was looking at the Hyuandai i30 N but Iíll wait until for a used later model car.

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                    • #11
                      we ought to have a supercar thread
                      old ones that people may actually buy

                      And post up common faults for each
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                      • #12
                        Car looks great mate. Nice one!

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