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

sideways wrote:
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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