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The whole thing about the Rover AND the Porsche 928 GTS is that they are supposed to be expensive to maintain. However, I find the maintenance and repairs on both put together doesn't come anywhere near a new car payment/cost for just one car anywhere near the capabilities of either.

I like my 928GTS a bit more than my Range Rover Classic.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:27 AM
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The whole thing about the Rover AND the Porsche 928 GTS is that they are supposed to be expensive to maintain. However, I find the maintenance and repairs on both put together doesn't come anywhere near a new car payment/cost for just one car anywhere near the capabilities of either.

I like my 928GTS a bit more than my Range Rover Classic.
My Rover has actually been relatively cheap to maintain, but the weirdest **** happens to it. The top door half on the drivers side just fell off one day, that was 'interesting' I'm still not entirely sure they didn't design this thing to leak oil either.

As for liking the 928 more, get a REAL Rover. RRC's are nice, but they are not Series or Defender trucks. If you ever want to scare the crap out of someone, take a corner hard in one. They'll freak out, but it won't flip. CoG is ridiculously low.
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I just got the classic for something cheap but nice to haul junk around town and handle inclement weather instead of the 928. So far I am a whole $1900 into it including transport halfway across the country and having a good Rover mechanic go thru it to make sure there wasn't going to be any surprises in the near future.

It hasn't left any drips on the driveway in two months and all the fluids are topped up so it has earned a space in the garage.
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Yea, that 928 with summer tires sucks in the snow and ice.
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Actually the super sticky Dunlop Direzzas did fairly well, it's that supercar ground clearance that keeps me from being able to get out of my garage. Does not make a very good now plow.

When I pulled the spare out of the rover, it is a used stud-able Michilen.
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FWIW, we love our rover. it corners amazingly well. i love to lead cars into corners 'hot' when driving in the canyons to snowboard. i watch the followers fade into the rear-view mirror.
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Good Evening guys.

Welp, I got our big 'ol printer fired up today. We managed to get it on the stand with just the three manly employees of the company. The old 44 inch wide printer looks pretty small now. The new one will print on 64 inch media. It is a HOSS.
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It print reel to reel or on hard media? Or both? :drool:
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Sid I just got your voice mail....................................I think I need a new phone.
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I think so Rick... Obviously it's all sorted now.
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Guess what gents! I have a driveable Porsche again! Just needs a good wash!
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Woooohooooooo, we need proof Sid! post pics!
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I'll take some tomorrow. Not walking back to the shop
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alright gents..... Here is sids schedule for tomorrow.... Get up.... Move stuff in the shop so I can get the Porsche out.... Clean Porsche.... Come home and load SCUBA gear in corolla and go back to the college to help with an elementary discovering SCUBA 2hr program.... Come home... Shower and get all fancied up... Go to prom.....

So my only net access will be my phone.... G PM your email and I'll beam you a few pics via iPhone if I get the chance.... Otherwise you fukcers will have to wait till saturday....
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Good Morning from the plains.
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It print reel to reel or on hard media? Or both? :drool:

It will print right to boards I think. Our old one could as well, but we never did anything but photogloss. We made some test prints that are amazing at the default resolution of 720 x 720. It will print at 1440 x 720, 1440 x 1440 and even 2880 x 1440. I can't imagine why we would ever print at that high of a resolution.
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Great Glen, Now I need to find a nice picture of my 928 to replace the cool boxster shot I have hanging above my desk now.



That stupid photographer that came to our autocross took this one, but she won't sell me the rights to it all she will do is sell prints.



Besides, it is on the shady side of the car, AND doesn't show nearly as much motion as the boxster one.
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Yea, I hate her website. It starts playing lame music before the photos even load. I tried to get a image and she would not sell. It is like she thinks it will be on the cover of Road & Track and she will not get paid.

Richard, we owe you big time for setting up our Outlook Exchange. How about a 5 ft x 10 foot print of your car ???

And send us a bill as well.
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