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Offline sifty

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Babysitting
« on: November 26, 2013, 08:17:38 pm »
Through good luck and really good friends, I'm babysitting this big German for a while.  8)


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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 08:38:35 pm »
Nice, auto or manual?
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 10:17:05 pm »
I LOVE 928's, the S2 I had years ago was awesome.
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 11:56:13 pm »
babysitting is fun, I looked after a friend's MK4 V5 manual for a couple of months
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2013, 12:03:10 am »
I love 928's too! I'd love to come check it out sifty!
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2013, 08:06:43 am »
Nice, auto or manual?

Manual  :D and one of the first S4s.

It's been mostly parked up for a while so I'm sorting out a few little bits and pieces, like a window switch, some bits of trim that need to be reattached or straightened up.

I took it for a WOF on Monday so it's all street legal too.

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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2013, 08:25:32 am »
I love 928's too! I'd love to come check it out sifty!

I was going to bring it to the meet on Sunday, but it worked out that was the day I picked it up and it didn't have a WOF.  I'll probably bring it to the next meet though, I'll be taking the opportunity to fix up a few things on my Golf while I have this to drive.

Oh, and I got to drive his 356 B for a little spin too. 

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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 03:04:02 am »
Manual S4, don't get much better than that  8)
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 12:37:26 pm »
Manual S4, don't get much better than that  8)

x2. Nice color to
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 01:17:30 pm »
x2. Nice color to

Isn't it though, probably one of my favourites after white. My brother used to have a white S2 Manual.

So far today I've used it for the kindy run in the rain up Old North Road :-)
And now I'm going to use it to take old clothes to the hospice shop and then go the supermarket.

I probably wouldn't use it for these things I we lived in the city though.  ;)

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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2013, 10:51:40 pm »
Manuals are damn hard to find these days, especially S4s.

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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 08:59:17 am »
rare indeed for good reason.
the autos were nicer to drive.
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 09:38:57 am »
I was going to bring it to the meet on Sunday, but it worked out that was the day I picked it up and it didn't have a WOF.  I'll probably bring it to the next meet though, I'll be taking the opportunity to fix up a few things on my Golf while I have this to drive.

Oh, and I got to drive his 356 B for a little spin too.

Tell us the truth, what is a 356 really like to drive.
I know in their day there were pretty glowing reports and DSJ in particular waxed lyrical over his and the continental jaunts he undertook  to cover GP's of the era, but that was a very different world from today
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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 10:39:18 am »
Tell us the truth, what is a 356 really like to drive.
I know in their day there were pretty glowing reports and DSJ in particular waxed lyrical over his and the continental jaunts he undertook  to cover GP's of the era, but that was a very different world from today

It was like driving a sportier, more beautiful and better spec'd 1965 Beetle. I drove it long enough to see the attraction and the potential for fun, but not enough to get good at it. With the lack of power and odd feeling weight balance you really need to manage the inertia well to drive it quickly.
Brakes are good, but you have to work at it. Steering is precise but suspension is a bit wallowy. Engine is no powerhouse.

I loved driving it.  :D Big smiles.

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Re: Babysitting
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 10:41:07 am »
rare indeed for good reason.
the autos were nicer to drive.
>:D


Nicer? When I'm looking for a big brutal '80s German V8 sports car I'm not at all interested in "nicer". Nicer sounds boringer.  :P