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Jplu2
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:21 am    Post subject: 991 Order locked! Reply with quote

Hi there, first time poster and long time lurker. Ordered my 991 in September and finally the order is locked. Was told by the principal dealer that we are looking at a December build and Feburary delivery. I cannot wait, not sure you guys are interested but thought I would post my order anyway.

991 Carrera S

20 inch Carrera S III Wheels
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Will be trading in my Cayman S Sport with a little sadness, but have always wanted to drive and own a 911, so now is the time Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the colour a secret or pot luck at the paintshop on the day they build yours?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops a daisy, I completely forgot! I went for Standard Black, have it on the Cayman and although very difficult to keep clean, looks stunning when it is. Sorry about that Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! bye

Although I quite like the idea of 'pot luck paint', black sounds cool also! When you say 'standard black' is that a non-metallic option? I only ask because I had a non-metallic black car many years ago (mk2 Astra GTE!!) and when polished it came up better than any other (metallic) black car I've owned since, it really looked the business...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look's good OP, another member of the 991 club Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yip, it is the non-metallic paint. It does lookmthe part! Looked at Basalt Black, and it is not quite as dark as I would like. I call it 'Batman Black' and it does look good polished up Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jplu2 wrote:
Yip, it is the non-metallic paint. It does lookmthe part! Looked at Basalt Black, and it is not quite as dark as I would like. I call it 'Batman Black' and it does look good polished up Smile


Hope you're handy with a wash mitt, if not don't worry because you'll get plenty of practice. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might upset a few people here but I personally love the standard, solid black. Metallic black, whilst having depth to it, always to me look a bit clean, and closer to super dark grey than black.

As you say, only issue is keeping it clean!

Anyway, nice spec, you must be excited. Welcome!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ant Blain wrote:
Although I quite like the idea of 'pot luck paint'




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tmilligan wrote:
I might upset a few people here but I personally love the standard, solid black. Metallic black, whilst having depth to it, always to me look a bit clean, and closer to super dark grey than black.

As you say, only issue is keeping it clean!

Anyway, nice spec, you must be excited. Welcome!


I would tend to agree with you and that is the reason I went for the solid black, don't fancy the metallic black at all!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ant Blain wrote:
Although I quite like the idea of 'pot luck paint'




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I would actually drive around in that. Embarassed

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it but I wouldn't kick it out of bed - in my experience other people see you as a bit less of a ***** if you have a 911 in a bright colour, strangely. Which is nice...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DIY:

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nurse, pass my chequebook...

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rimmer wrote:
Look's good OP, another member of the 991 club Thumb


Welcome to the 9-ELEVEN club Very Happy

As for colour... I wish I hadn't bought a black GT3... Pain in the arse to keep clean. Next time guards red Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the welcomes Smile

I realise what I am letting myself in for with the colour, but I do know that if I got another colour I would always be thinking ... Damn I wish I'd got black!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think anyone is having a go at your colour choice (if anything we are probably ignoring you Embarassed).

I guess you have the general Porsche buying public on your side.

After silver, blacks and greys must vye for second place followed by the blues.

Personally, 25% of all the cars I have owned have been black (two gloss black), 25% were silver or white and about 40% were blue.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, I'm kinda used to being ignored Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was wondering whether I could get some opinions on whether I should have got full leather. I was told by the dealer here in South Africa not too, as he felt it wouldn't add to the eventual resale value of the car. But I am kinda thinking that maybe I should have ordered it, I don't have it on my Cayman and it has never really bothered me. What do you guys think?
 
  
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