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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:54 pm

Neil1911 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:44 am
An interesting question, my guess is that after owning three REAL minis he wants to return to that joy if driving and the Macan is close with the added benefit of being easier to live with when the joints have started to creak!

Anywhere close Bluesnose? Welcome aboard (NB OP = Original Poster) some of the jargon is a bit obscure.
Cheers Neil. Spot on with your analysis. The minis were good fun but believe it or not it was the Reliant that taught me how to drive at the extreme edge of the envelope. With a 17 hp Austin 750cc side valve and a maximum speed of 50mph I threw it at everything. When you're 16 you do some really stoopid stunts. If I drive the same way with 375 horses on board my joints will do more than creak.

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Post by Tracky » Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:01 pm

Bluesnose1812 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:41 pm
PorscheMack wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:32 am
PorscheMack wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:28 am
Hi,
I would have thought at your young age you would have gone for the GTS 😂 Maybe next time 👍
Incidentally, I have owned over 40 cars, rarely having two at the same time, and even more rarely keeping for more than 3 years. It's an addiction that's hard to explain.. Why did you choose the Macan out of interest?
I did a fair amount of research and the overriding opinion is that its simply the best SportsUV. My Dad had a 928 so I've always had a soft spot for the marque. When I read the spec of the 22 model I just knew I would enjoy it. I decided to sod the cost and go for it.
And I’ve awaits hated the marques growing up and now have 3!
Current

2019 992 S with £20k of various options (his)
2019 Macan S with £18k worth of various options ! (Her)
2014 Modified Lotus Exige V6 (his)
2019 Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG (dog’s!)
1987 928S4
1967 Jag Mk2 3.4

Ex

2012 Boxster S (her)

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Neil1911
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Post by Neil1911 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:22 pm

Bluesnose1812 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:54 pm
Neil1911 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:44 am
An interesting question, my guess is that after owning three REAL minis he wants to return to that joy if driving and the Macan is close with the added benefit of being easier to live with when the joints have started to creak!

Anywhere close Bluesnose? Welcome aboard (NB OP = Original Poster) some of the jargon is a bit obscure.
Cheers Neil. Spot on with your analysis. The minis were good fun but believe it or not it was the Reliant that taught me how to drive at the extreme edge of the envelope. With a 17 hp Austin 750cc side valve and a maximum speed of 50mph I threw it at everything. When you're 16 you do some really stoopid stunts. If I drive the same way with 375 horses on board my joints will do more than creak.
The first car I owned was Mini 1000 auto, great fun. Hard to believe I once drove it from Dornoch home to Birkenhead with just a 30 min stop in Glasgow and could walk afterwards! Oh to be 19 again :lol:

Never been in a Reliant but a friend wrote his off first time out. I think it was a present from his parents to keep him off a motorbike :roll:
2020 S: another Volcano Grey, 18" Macan Wheels +Spare, 14 way seats, ACC, Air Susp, PASM, Roof rails, Heated Screen & Front Seats, 75l tank, Comfort Lighting, PS+, ParkAssist with rev camera and smokers pack!

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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:01 am

Neil1911 wrote:
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:22 pm

The first car I owned was Mini 1000 auto, great fun. Hard to believe I once drove it from Dornoch home to Birkenhead with just a 30 min stop in Glasgow and could walk afterwards! Oh to be 19 again :lol:

Never been in a Reliant but a friend wrote his off first time out. I think it was a present from his parents to keep him off a motorbike :roll:
I'm 6'3" so wrapping myself into the Reliant was a skill in itself. I too only had one because my Mum had a friend who died on a bike. Your mate probably did the big no no of accelerating into a bend rather than out of it - impossible to stop it rolling. The way to take any bend was to twitch the wheel to throw the back end and opposite lock out of it :)

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Post by PorscheMack » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:27 am

Do you have any idea when your mobility buggy will arrive? 😂

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Post by Neil1911 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:34 am

Soon, just needs the 4 carbs of the V8 balancing properly! :lol: We won't see him for dust.....
2020 S: another Volcano Grey, 18" Macan Wheels +Spare, 14 way seats, ACC, Air Susp, PASM, Roof rails, Heated Screen & Front Seats, 75l tank, Comfort Lighting, PS+, ParkAssist with rev camera and smokers pack!

Bluesnose1812
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Post by Bluesnose1812 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:01 pm

PorscheMack wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:27 am
Do you have any idea when your mobility buggy will arrive? 😂
Yes. In 2023. I think they call it the MacanEV :D

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Post by PorscheMack » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:38 am

Bluesnose1812 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 11:01 pm
PorscheMack wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:27 am
Do you have any idea when your mobility buggy will arrive? 😂
Yes. In 2023. I think they call it the MacanEV :D
👍

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Post by MikeM » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:56 am

Welcome,
Sensible options and as already stated by Nick would drop the running boards and add the 14 way. Personally would lose the aluminium window surrounds, against the black looks like the last car we all will ride in 😉.
Previous Porsche’s
2008. Boxster S Sport
2012. 991 S
2016. Macan Turbo http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
Current
2020. Macan GTS http://www.porsche-code.com/PM5815A9

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Post by PorscheMack » Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:25 am

MikeM wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:56 am
Welcome,
Sensible options and as already stated by Nick would drop the running boards and add the 14 way. Personally would lose the aluminium window surrounds, against the black looks like the last car we all will ride in 😉.
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