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ScarletHarlot And Mr. Harlot Have A New Car  
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2806 times:

Yes, this is a total self-gloss, and please feel free to post cargo bays, etc.

Today Mr. Harlot and I brought home a new (to us) car. It is primarily Mr. Harlot's car and will be his daily driver but I look forward to driving it too.

It is a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo. It is seven months old and has about 2000 miles on it. It is GT Silver, six speed, ceramic brakes. We've been planning for this car for about three years now and have been looking seriously for one for about nine months.

It is definitely one heck of a car. I drove it today and it is surprisingly easy to drive. We haven't pushed it at all yet - we've only owned it for nine hours (!) and it's a rainy day today.  Smile

More pictures to come soon but I wanted to share this with the car guys (and girls) on here!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a211/ScarletHarlot126/IMAG0002.jpg


But that was when I ruled the world
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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7086 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2804 times:

WOW! What a great car! Great pick! WOW!!!! Great car. One of my favourites! Just awesome. Have fun with it!


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2798 times:



Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 1):
WOW! What a great car! Great pick!

Thanks! We both love cars - I used to put Porsches on my Christmas list and give it to my dad. For some reason that never worked.  Smile

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 1):
Have fun with it!

Thanks, we will!!



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2797 times:

Needless to say, a beautiful car having the sleek curves of Porsche that makes it one of the most graceful cars out there.


"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2793 times:

Whoa, very very nice Porsche! Glad that you were able to locate exactly the car you wanted after what seemed to be a long search  bigthumbsup 


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User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1370 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2787 times:

[Jealous]
Yeah.....well.... who cares' it's only a car!
[/Jealous]

But seriously... Nice!  bigthumbsup 

Cal  airplane 



*Insert Sound Of GE90 Spooling Up Here*
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2787 times:



Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):
It is a 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Despite the long running body style I have to say it is one of the most beautiful cars out there and has been for quite some time. I'm jealous....though I would want midnight blue with red calipers.

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Thread starter):
It is seven months old and has about 2000 miles on it.

I never understand these things when it comes to performance cars. Why is it so many of them are used and have low miles? 200 miles and under a year is barely time to break the damn thing in.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
I never understand these things when it comes to performance cars. Why is it so many of them are used and have low miles? 200 miles and under a year is barely time to break the damn thing in.

gas prices too high, you cant drive it too much one you use all your money for it  Big grin



"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2771 times:



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
I never understand these things when it comes to performance cars.

Yes, it worked well in our favour but it is really strange! Apparently the guy who owned it had 'too many toys' - geez!! This is a huge deal for us and we'll probably hang on to it for like ten years.

On the down side, we're going to sell my Integra, which is my first car, and which I love.  Sad



But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2769 times:

NICE!! Big grin



Cheers;
foppish bum



I'm a TAIWANESE-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2751 times:

Beautiful set of wheels! Congratulations!

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2749 times:

Now I'm going to be waiting for a youtube video of a Porsche outrunning Cops in Canada, cant wait  hyper   Cool


"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2749 times:

I'm not going to lie, I'm a little jealous. Then again in downtown Toronto I'd probably not get out of 2nd more than once a week.

YOWza



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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1981 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2734 times:

Hey ScarletHarlot,

Awesome Choice. I got to drive a 996 Turbo Ruff and let me tell you if that is any indication of how much fun you can have with it, you will have fun. For the record I also got to drive a 996 C4S and actually push it real hard a few times, let me just tell you that Porsche makes an amazing product, and you will have many instances where the car puts a smile onto your face.

One other question, did you happen to budget speeding tickets into your yearly budget? Or did you by the latest and greatest radar detector, let me tell you you will need it. Those cars are rock solid in their entire speed range, the difference between 100 kph and 200 kph is only noticeable by how quick things are going by you.

Enjoy,
Chris



Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

 drool  What a beautiful, beautiful ride Mrs. ScarletHarlot!!!! Goooodness me, I'm completely jealous. I hope you really enjoy it, be safe, and have fun Big grin  bigthumbsup !!!!

Dave



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39660 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

ScarletHarlot:
Congrats to you & Mr. Harlot.
I am sure that is a very fun car to drive.

I am surprised you didn't go for black instead of silver.
After all, black cars look better in the shade.  Wink



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineThreeFourThree From Australia, joined Nov 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Lol, when i first saw this topic, i thought it would be some really crap car like a Nissan Micra. But no! its a Porsche! I hope one day to own a 911.
Great choice of car  Smile


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

I envy you Big grin . Awesome car, and the silver paintjob works perfect on the 911's sleek lines. Bet you'll have lots of fun with it, even though you can't (legally) go full throttle with it on Canada's roads  Silly .

User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Nice car, and here is what Mr. Dog has to say.




User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Does it have the Chrono Sport pack, with the overboost button? That is standard on NZ ordered cars, but an option elsewhere

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 6):
I never understand these things when it comes to performance cars. Why is it so many of them are used and have low miles? 200 miles and under a year is barely time to break the damn thing in.

basically as far as performance cars go, they depreciate even faster with medium to high mileage, and the reason people sell is so they don't lose as much money on their car purchase.. Also fashion changes very quickly in the performance car world, and if a Porsche 997 Turbo might be the car to have one week, it might be a Lamborghini gallardo the next, and a Ferrari 430 the week after..This can affect second hand prices. A lot of performance cars need major servicing that are really expensive, so it is common to find lots of 10,000 mile cars that require 12,000 check ups etc etc.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2531 times:
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I was wondering how you'd top that last car I saw......I guess this is it!

April, that's a beautiful car and I'm JEALOUS!.


Oh, and as far as all the technical and resale mumbo-jumbo.....forget all that crap. If someone doesn't drive it because they can't afford the maintenance then they can't afford the car. I'm fairly certain Scarlot and Mr. don't have that issue.



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User currently offlineCerretaman From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Awesome pick!!! And you got in the 6 speed!!


u mad cause i'm stylin' on you?
User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 51
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Love that car, actually it's my dream car!
And my colour of choice.
Congratulations and have fun!!



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

Hey, very nice!

Enjoy the toy!



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

So you're volunteering to provide personalized door-to-door transfer service for the next SEA meet?  duck 

Seriously, nice set of wheels. And its supposed to be sunny on Thursday - so get out and enjoy!



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
25 ANCFlyer : Very nice car April . . . At least you have some place to drive it down in the Lower 48 . . . . couldn't find a place up here to let it 'run'.
26 767Lover : It could be one of two reasons: We have a good friend who recently purchased a Porsche (I don't recall the model) and was completely excited because
27 AndesSMF : I would LOVE to welcome that 'baby' into our family, too! Congratulations!
28 Post contains images Gemuser : Hah! I have a now twenty year old daughter who has been doing the same thing since she was 10, except she wants a Ferrari! I suspect she'll have abou
29 Post contains images AerorobNZ : hmmmm a 20 year old Ferrari loving girl....I've been looking for one of those for quite a while...
30 Post contains images JetMech : Nice set of wheels Scarlet! Is your particular car four wheel drive? Can I come to Canada and take if for a spin? I promise I will not do any burnout
31 FXramper : Best reply in this thread. I'm a beamer man, fyi.
32 Emirates773ER : Usually I don't reply to self gloss threads, but Scarelot you stunned me wit that picture you put on. Can we know the price?
33 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Hey guys (and girls), thanks for all the nice responses (and one pooping dog!). That probably won't be us. We are Canadians but we live in Seattle. We
34 ZBBYLW : You will be surprised, while the Boxster and the 911 feel similar, while pushing it, to me it feels the Boxster almost handles around corners a bit b
35 Post contains images Jafa39 : I'm not a major Porsche fan but it is always good to see one of my mates getting themselves the toys they love and deserve. Good on yer Harlots!!! XXX
36 Post contains images LAXspotter : Look it up on Wikipedia, it cant be too far off, whatever the price is the Harlots are doing well
37 Falstaff : I know what you mean. I see older hot cars with few miles on them even when they are 20 years old. If I had a hot ride like that I would cruise all o
38 Kay : Fabulous car you got there, it's very quick and on rails. Enjoy it! 1- The standard turbo is not really brutal, neither the 996 nor the 997, they're
39 Post contains links Aerobalance : In this case, the automatic is faster in acceleration - the engine is always on boost through the shifts. Yet it doesn't give you ideal control over
40 Post contains links Kay : Totally agree. The most overrated excuse (and a rather recent one, since the 996) for stuffing an auto box in a friggin' Porsche. If you long so much
41 Post contains images Bok269 : Simply gorgeous! Congrats and enjoy!
42 ZBBYLW : Oh really good to know, I knew having 550 bhp in it would make a difference, but I have always assumed that the Regular Turbo models where a bit of a
43 Post contains images Kay : It does Not since the 993. Two things happened, it got an all wheel drive system and received two smaller Turbos for a smoother power delivery. Becau
44 SBBRTech : Way to go Scarlet, this is an amazing machine! Just a curiosity: for how much does a toy like that go in WA. ?[Edited 2007-11-22 04:41:27]
45 Post contains images HAWK21M : Fantastic. Congrats. Ever conside letting an Anetter take it for a spin regds MEL
46 DeltaGator : Yep. High performance engines with super tight tolerances need work a lot. I'd still take a Porsche or Ferrari in a second despite the work they requ
47 Post contains links and images ScarletHarlot : Here are more pics!! Mr. Harlot did not take any interior photos yet because he forgot the keys when he took these shots.
48 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Thanks Andy dear! My Mercedes is an automatic. That's not what I wanted, but that's all it came with. It is nice to have an automatic when we go into
49 Post contains images HAWK21M : Is there a List regds MEL
50 Post contains images JetMech : C'mon Scarlet, engine and turbocharger pictures please !!!! How about some shots of the brake calipers? Shotgun! Regards, JetMech
51 Post contains images Scooter01 : -and don't forget to get some toothbrushes to clean those nice yellow calipers after every run! Scooter01
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