F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby Visigoth » 07 Aug 2018, 16:40:27

Thought there might be a game starting soon. Or was DastardlyOldMan being a dastardly old man?

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby DastardlyOldMan » 08 Aug 2018, 09:13:16

Yeah - I'm slacking (partially - building up the table of elements and powers ahead of time for this game), but I can at least get a signup thread going.

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby 7-zark-7 » 08 Aug 2018, 10:36:20

Stealth edit:
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Now, onto what I was writing before the “Post Review” interrupted the train of thought:

I probably shouldn’t be, but I am researching Porsche Boxsters. I have a 2 hour plus each way daily commute from Helms Deep to New York City, & when I signed on for that, I had a fun convertible mustang and a Prius.

I still have the Prius. What’s missing is the fun.

I put about 35-40k a year on my daily driver. Taking one season a year & 10k on a fun ride extends the life of my 3 season car, so it’s a responsible decision... right?

Older Boxsters are priced similarly to newer/used Miatas, but aren’t for the faint of heart or budget unless you do your own upkeep, which I am comfortable doing in my garage. They both have a robust community behind them, but i know where my preference would be.

I’d feel like I was cheating on you guys if I started hanging out over there without at least discussing it first.

So, oh den of wolves. How irresponsible should Zark be?

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby DastardlyOldMan » 08 Aug 2018, 10:37:41

Tony Stark should have his toys.

e: or is that Ztark?

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby 7-zark-7 » 08 Aug 2018, 11:59:13

See I agree with that concept. Thank you DOM. If my wife sees me coming in from the garage with a smile and grease covered hands, that’s not a good thing if I don’t have some kind of project going on out there.

Boxster has the edge over Miata for the same price. But... every once in a while a 911 drifts into my play funds range.

2000 Porsche 911 for $13,995 on Autotrader

They made a ~lot~ more of the boxsters than the 911’s for any given model year, which means larger shade tree mechanic ownership, more parts in the secondary chain (used and supporting vendor new parts). They Boxster is also mid engine vs 911 rear and lighter weight.

Last, there were a couple of model years where the 911 used exactly the same engine as the Boxster so engine parts (not transmission) are pretty interchangeable.

Those specific 911’s are considered less valuable: almost as if they are a heavier Boxster. On the other side. They’re a friggin 911 priced like a Boxster.

I kind of rank my play car by 7 year old Zark standards. I’d have fun in either one.

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby Omega » 08 Aug 2018, 13:54:33

A gearhead I am not.

That said, I do place considerable value on the intangible happiness. I would hope Mrs. Zark would understand how happy you'd be coming in from the garage with that smile on your face and grease covered hands.

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby dferrantino » 09 Aug 2018, 08:47:07

Potential defect in that line (IMS bearing), be careful: http://www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/buy ... yers-guide

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby 7-zark-7 » 09 Aug 2018, 12:31:35

Yep. I’m debating IMS carefully - specifically get a car where the swap has already been done or buy with the intent of that being a winter project Porsche didn’t design that out until ~2008. My budget skews 97-2004 era.

Good write up @ http://www.thedrive.com/new-cars/4557/t ... lly-afford

There are very robust guides for 911 and the Boxster/Cayman twins, but this is a decent good bad ugly summary across various models.

Long story short: unless you turn the wrench you are paying the guy to turn the wrench. She’s an expensive mistress either way.

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby Omega » 10 Aug 2018, 12:17:16

Next time I look for a car, I know who I'm going to ask.

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby stdio » 12 Aug 2018, 19:43:17

7-zark-7 wrote:I’d feel like I was cheating on you guys if I started hanging out over there without at least discussing it first.

So, oh den of wolves. How irresponsible should Zark be?

More in a bit?

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Get a Cayenne, then no one can have fun

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Re: F5 - The Refresh Strikes Back

Postby 7-zark-7 » 15 Aug 2018, 18:48:10

stdio wrote:
7-zark-7 wrote:I’d feel like I was cheating on you guys if I started hanging out over there without at least discussing it first.

So, oh den of wolves. How irresponsible should Zark be?

More in a bit?

7z7


Get a Cayenne, then no one can have fun


You misspelled Cayman. I specifically want a convertible, but am willing to compromise for a mid or rear engined Porsche.

An SUV is not a Porsche.

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