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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not against yellow per se as much as I rib Ant Blain (it's not an affliction, like my agoraphobia), just to my eyes, it only works on some colours.

Not meant to be exhaustive, but I saw a lovely Cobalt 997.1 GT3 with PCCBs and yellow belts (they go well with the dials), but it had silver wheels.

Then again Gibbo's wasp scheme looks lovely too (not that I could personally drive around in such a "loud" car).

All cars should have up-rated centre consoles: either exterior coloured or leather etc.

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chimp911 wrote:
White car, black wheels, black interior - works for me

I've also added one for GT4, though he may not like the ceramics or that the wheel is on the wrong side! Grin

Btw, apologies for the shocking picture quality... Embarassed


+1 also +1 for the 'phone prep.
Toying with going black for my wing mirrors when they're replaced.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thumbsup The gt3 I took a picture of had partially black mirrors - I should have used this link rather than post my shoddy effort:

http://www.porsche-mainz.de/portal/911_gebrauchtwagen_de_mai,411535,256202.html

They've got a very similar looking (and very nice) gt3rs - don't know how I missed it in the showroom Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link Chimp.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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chimp911 wrote:
I'm not sure exactly what level of prep you actually need, but I think I just have the basic phone prep which does everything I want it to.

I think it's great that my phone connects immediately to the car so I can make/receive calls on the move, and it accesses all my contacts and call history which I can navigate through on the universal audio. It also lets you have multiple phones (up to 10 I think?) registered with the car so if for example you are sharing the car with your significant other then you can easily connect either phone depending who is using it. It's very useful for me as I have a UK and German phone so I can quickly switch between the 2 depending on where I am...


I think it really depends on your needs, I'm retired and the only connection with business nowadays is a monthly board meeting at our holding company, so I don't need a phone in the car.

This thread has made me think about adding the phone prep in to my spec, although I wonder if it can be retro fitted?


Same here, it seems the phone prep is quite important Porsche owners so will affect the resale value so I'll add that back in.

Beige / tan leather I still like Smile
PSE - 1.9k extra just to intensify the sound of the car seems a little too steep for me.
Multi-function steering wheel seems a little useless so as I'm going to Porsche Stratford today, I'll enquire where exactly are the paddles/gear change located and if they really are where 'the thumbs are'.

Does anyone have any opinion on the sunroof?
More light in the car a good thing?
Is Burmester significantly better than Bose (i.e. is the +2k worth it)?

Also, am I better delaying the car till March for the 12 number plate as opposed to a 61 in December?

Thanks again guys...I greatly appreciate the feedback
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FXT wrote:

PSE - 1.9k extra just to intensify the sound of the car seems a little too steep for me.

Also, am I better delaying the car till March for the 12 number plate as opposed to a 61 in December?


PSE is £1772 and I would not spec a car without it.

For me March 1st delivery everytime, I would never buy a new car in December.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
FXT wrote:

PSE - 1.9k extra just to intensify the sound of the car seems a little too steep for me.

Also, am I better delaying the car till March for the 12 number plate as opposed to a 61 in December?


PSE is £1772 and I would not spec a car without it.

For me March 1st delivery everytime, I would never buy a new car in December.


It was a disappointing trip to the dealers, apparently my order is locked now, so the options cannot be changed. They were good enough to take down my additions/removals and will try on Monday to see if it can be altered, but gave the impression most likely it wouldn't be possible :-(

The multi-function steering wheel is definitely inferior to the sports one.

On the +ve side, I'll be getting the car on 20-Dec...am actually quite excited to have it soon.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure it will be fine Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm sure it will be fine Thumb

Hi Rimmer

been to the dealer last week with my wife
My order might change to Platinum silver just like yours bye
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pratas wrote:
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I'm sure it will be fine Thumb

Hi Rimmer

been to the dealer last week with my wife
My order might change to Platinum silver just like yours bye

Oh dear you have a wife, never mind the 991 will cheer you up Wink

Dance Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mines coming in late feb Grin

Whatever the spec its going to be a awsome car!
the "chris harris" teaser vid on evo mag looks FANTASTIC
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Completely locked out, cannot change at all :-(
Bit annoyed but nothing I can do now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FXT did they not tell you this?????
My dealer said i had two options one build date meant i had to spec on that day but couldn't change it other one meant i had to wait longer but could change spec
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CHUNKSTAR wrote:
FXT did they not tell you this?????
My dealer said i had two options one build date meant i had to spec on that day but couldn't change it other one meant i had to wait longer but could change spec


We did exchange mails a few times with several updated specs and then they just told me the car is coming at the end of December. A week went by and then I tried to change the spec and that's when I was told it was locked. I'm hoping it won't make much of a difference to my enjoyment but sports steering wheels and PSE would've been nice.

Oh well.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both will be retrofitable, but be prepared to spend at least double the factory figures for dealer fit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Both will be retrofitable, but be prepared to spend at least double the factory figures for dealer fit.


Thanks...I just want the damn car now Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what options did you Spec in the end Question
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
So what options did you Spec in the end Question


Pretty much the same to what I posted.
 
  
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