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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm    Post subject: £100k and no steering wheel controls?!? Reply with quote

So im just about to buy my 1st Porsche which is looking like a 911.2 C2S. I’ve noticed the steering wheel doesn’t have any buttons but others do? Assume this is an upgrade? Anyone know the cost to retrofit this and what it’s called?

I’m looking to see how others answer a phone call without steering wheel controls. I don’t like touching the screen so is there a voice control option??

Just seems crazy a £100k car doesn’t come standard with it !

Ps I am a bit OCD..... slightly......
 
  
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991.2GTS
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the GT Multi-function Steering Wheel, presumably they can be retrofitted, as you can buy them here:

https://www.design911.co.uk/fu/prod132289/GT-Sport-Multi-function-steering-wheel-in-Black-Alcantara-Porsche-9912--911--2016/

I regret not optioning it for mine, as I foolishly thought it was standard in the GTS like it is in the Macan, and never noticed the option. However, the only thing I really miss is being able to adjust the volume for the radio. For answering calls etc. there's a stalk to the right of the steering wheel that allows you to cycle through all the options in the right hand side screen, so it's easy to accept incoming phone calls etc. However, it would be easier with the multi-function wheel.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...at least the passenger door mirror isn't a cost option !
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hand Its a downgrade to get the multi function wheel.......why would you want one on a sports car nooo

I hate the new mutli function wheels, give me the 981/991.1 sports sterring wheel in any car Wink

ps welcome to the world of Porsche "upgrade/downgrades", the classic being "dual aircon" which actually means climate control v just plain old air con. If I had a pound for every new Porsche the proud new owner was shocked to discover did not have climate control on delivery Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah

JTTT has hit it on the head..... less is more.....!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911TEL wrote:
Yeah

JTTT has hit it on the head..... less is more.....!


Couldn't agree more...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes the purists post here just to get their post count up I think......... Floor
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sometimes the purists post here just to get their post count up I think......... Floor


Maybe Smile but I had a MF steering wheel and removed it.

I do appreciate it is down to personal preference, but the GT3's and GT2 car's do not have buttons. nor do cars like McLarens, Bugatti and Koenigsegg's.
For me, the PCM is just an arms reach away but I also do not daily the car so I guess it also depends on how the car is used.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car was £100k when new and didn't have cruise control as standard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
991.2GTS wrote:
Sometimes the purists post here just to get their post count up I think......... Floor


Maybe Smile but I had a MF steering wheel and removed it.

I do appreciate it is down to personal preference, but the GT3's and GT2 car's do not have buttons. nor do cars like McLarens, Bugatti and Koenigsegg's.
For me, the PCM is just an arms reach away but I also do not daily the car so I guess it also depends on how the car is used.


Yet Ferrari’s and Lambos do. I can see why the purists think it’s a bad idea, from an aesthetic point of view it’s certainly not as clean. But for practical use, I don’t see an issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yet Ferrari’s and Lambos do.



Open Youtube Page


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991.2GTS wrote:
I can see why the purists think it’s a bad idea, from an aesthetic point of view it’s certainly not as clean. But for practical use, I don’t see an issue.


Like I said before, it is down to personal preference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really no other way to go, the holy grail..

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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JTTT has hit it on the head..... less is more.....!


Try telling Lewis that.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cup steering wheel with only a horn button. I can't hear any phone calls because the car is too loud inside DOH!

Stereo is pretty useless too and sat nav removed.....Just listen to the mechanical sounds !
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn’t the focus of the wheel swaps really related to gear change buttons on the multifunction wheels rather than paddles with the sportdesign ones? Multi with Buttons meant it looked like a Tip gearbox on the 997.2 which did not help.

The 991.1 was the same, but I think it changed on the 991.2 didn’t it?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

991.2GTS wrote:
Sometimes the purists post here just to get their post count up I think......... Floor


Could be … but mine is PDK , so not a real ' Purist' anymore ….

( for now !)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the clear look of the steering wheel of my 991.

It’s hardly a stretch to the PCM if you need it. The only button I really use is the volume, everything else can be operated from the right hand stalk.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

maldren wrote:
911TEL wrote:
Yeah

JTTT has hit it on the head..... less is more.....!


Try telling Lewis that.....


yeah , these guys are a totally different level …. worship
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..........my wife said if her new XF didn't come with voice control....she didn't want the car Surprised

Gadgets....love 'em or hate 'em.

To be honest, at the moment all I want is my ipod classic to work without cutting out every so often Dont know
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