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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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P992GAM wrote:
Thanks for the replies and welcome
I notice that LED lights are standard, what are the benefits of the optional LED's at £699, are they worth getting?(I know the more expensive ones are the matrix ones)

From what I understand it’s the below bit that is the addition to normal LED:
Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) with high beam assistent, dynamic cornering lights, speed-sensitive headlight range control

All seem useful to me in the wilds of Surrey....


Adaptive lights are a good option to have.

It also depends on the rest of your choice of options and others you are considering.

IMHO the following are strong contenders

PDLS - Porsche Dynamic Light System
Sports Seats Plus
Sports Exhaust System
Park Assist - Front & Rear
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for the reply. Spoke to dealer who said they go for training on the new 911 at the end of January and March will be first deliveries but still nothing confirmed. Seems like you will have one of the first ones in the UK, when do you have to lock your spec?


Not sure when the final cut off is. Probably end of year. I'm set on my spec anyway so not worried about changing but i am very impatient!

The dealer says i should be good for early-mid March at present but will know for sure by mid Jan. These things have a habit of becoming elastic.... The Mrs sideways XC40 turned up 4 weeks early, so you never know!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone had any further details from their dealer/salesman?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has anyone had any further details from their dealer/salesman?

No update yet. Expecting some news later this month. Apparently I’m top of the list at my opc do it will be interesting to hear other people’s experience.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been offered a March build and delivery in April if i want to lock spec.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sideways, am intrigued, why the front axle lift? I've never driven one with that.

Also, the glass roof, i've been thinking about that, wondered what it was like for squeaks etc?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sideways, am intrigued, why the front axle lift? I've never driven one with that.

Also, the glass roof, i've been thinking about that, wondered what it was like for squeaks etc?


The front axle lift for me is a must as my driveway entrance has a dip on the road as i go into it and i scrape the nose trim almost everyday in and out. I can sometimes get in from a specific obtuse angle but i look like a mental trying to do it! I also decided to not go for the 10mm drop in height for this reason.

Ive got a glass roof on the 991.2 and never had any issue with squeaks. I almost never open it ( other than my eldest opening it no matter the weather ), but i like the way it makes the cabin feel light and roomy. With the blind closed it still feels quite cosy. For me it's a definite spec option. Also i like seeing my bike on the seasucker's. Always an event that freaks out other drivers!

I'm sure these options add weight but i don't track my car and with 444bhp I think i'll manage thumbsup

If money was no object i probably would have gone with adaptive cruise and night vision assist, but i had to stop ticking at some point...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant! Love your description of managing the dip. Have done that a couple of times previously if I’ve thought a risk. I definitely wouldn’t do the 10mm drop either with mine as a daily driver, speed bumps would obliterate the car undertray. Lol.

Yes, likewise for me on the sweet shop box tick temptation.

(Am tempted by the glass roof, as have it on another car at home. But will try my hardest to resist)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone heard anything from their dealer after the training? Curious if any news on deliveries or when demo cars will start appearing in the OPC’s.
I’m trying to be patient....
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve heard uk launch pushed back to end March

Waiting for Brexit! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup I’ve heard the same, dealer launch pushed back to end March. I’m guessing deliveries have been pushed back too? Mine still advising mid April. Sideways are you still on for March or has yours been pushed back ? I think I read you are meant to be one of the first to receive the new 992?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sideways wrote:
Has anyone heard anything from their dealer after the training? Curious if any news on deliveries or when demo cars will start appearing in the OPC’s.
I’m trying to be patient....
I've been talking to a guy at Porsche East London about a Cayenne (which I'll now not be buying, at least in the short term, based upon what they're offering on PCH terms as the repurchase value frustrated )

Anyway, he said yesterday that he's off from today for 10 days for 992 training.

Not sure if they're all trained at the same time or if it's staggered?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P992GAM wrote:
Yup I’ve heard the same, dealer launch pushed back to end March. I’m guessing deliveries have been pushed back too? Mine still advising mid April. Sideways are you still on for March or has yours been pushed back ? I think I read you are meant to be one of the first to receive the new 992?

My dealer has been quiet. I understand the sales guy was there last week, but no contact from him yet....
I was told I'm the first in line at Guildford and his last call said build by 14th March, so I would expect delivery end March ( But i may need to put in a back stop to cover it. Very Happy )

I put a deposit down early September. I guess it depends if a 4S comes off the line before a 2S.
I'm kinda ok with April, but as i'm trading in end February on the current 911 I want a fairly definite idea of delivery before then.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When’s your lock-down date? Mine is 22nd Feb.

Still can’t decide which badge. Lol. I’m thinking the simple “911”.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When’s your expected delivery 6appeal?
I know there is a dealer lockdown and then there is a Porsche factory lockdown and it’s usually 2 to 4 weeks between them!

I was going to go for just the 911 badge but in the end went for the standard 911 Carrera S badge
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lock down is technically 13 Feb.
I am not going change anything... i mean it this time... PC
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines lockdown 22nd Feb, build mid March, delivery mid April.... hopefully put 20,000 miles on it by Christmas Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.......... I guess it depends if a 4S comes off the line before a 2S.



None of the cars made in Stuttgart are produced in batches.

Every car is assembled individually. I've witnessed a production line where a Carrera, a Boxster, a 911R and then a Cayman were being assembled one after the other.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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None of the cars made in Stuttgart are produced in batches.

Every car is assembled individually. I've witnessed a production line where a Carrera, a Boxster, a 911R and then a Cayman were being assembled one after the other.


Cheers for that I didn't realise. Cue a youtube lost afternoon looking at Porsche assembly vids!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My lock down date is the 15th so same as Sideways and it’s only a week difference between yourself 6appeal, guess we should be looking at early April then hopefully...just over 2 months to go!

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