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MJA911
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2006 Porsche 997 GT3

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: 981 Spyder insights? Reply with quote

I'm a diehard 911 fan and have owned a little selection across 3 generations, with the 997 being my sweet spot, currently happy with my GT3, but always thinking (dreaming) ahead about a next move (like many on here I suspect).

Logically it would be a 991, but I'm not sure they're for me, I find that as lovely as they are, perhaps they're a little too grown up and they do feel bigger. Not being that big myself, I feel more at home in a 981/718 cabin, which feels similar to a 997 in cosiness/compactness.

981 Spyder is my current object of desire, especially after seeing a couple at the JZM event today and sitting in the white one they have for sale, it doesn’t have nav or bluetooth, which seems harsh on a car costing that much even if it is a specialist car, even my 12 year old GT3 has nav.

Would be great to hear from owners willing to share how they're finding their Spyder, what spec items are a must etc. I really like the folding carbon backed buckets and felt really comfortable in the one I sat in, but if it had height adjustment I would have raised it a little, maybe 10cm. Is there a way out of this, like raising the seat rails with spacers or something? I should have asked at JZM but didn't want to start a conversation that might have turned me into a buyer.

Anyway, any Spyder owners insight would be great. Thanks.
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2011 Porsche 997 Turbo S

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:54 am    Post subject: Re: 981 Spyder insights? Reply with quote

MJA911 wrote:
I'm a diehard 911 fan and have owned a little selection across 3 generations, with the 997 being my sweet spot, currently happy with my GT3, but always thinking (dreaming) ahead about a next move (like many on here I suspect).

Logically it would be a 991, but I'm not sure they're for me, I find that as lovely as they are, perhaps they're a little too grown up and they do feel bigger. Not being that big myself, I feel more at home in a 981/718 cabin, which feels similar to a 997 in cosiness/compactness.

981 Spyder is my current object of desire, especially after seeing a couple at the JZM event today and sitting in the white one they have for sale, it doesn’t have nav or bluetooth, which seems harsh on a car costing that much even if it is a specialist car, even my 12 year old GT3 has nav.

Would be great to hear from owners willing to share how they're finding their Spyder, what spec items are a must etc. I really like the folding carbon backed buckets and felt really comfortable in the one I sat in, but if it had height adjustment I would have raised it a little, maybe 10cm. Is there a way out of this, like raising the seat rails with spacers or something? I should have asked at JZM but didn't want to start a conversation that might have turned me into a buyer.

Anyway, any Spyder owners insight would be great. Thanks.



I don't have any input re the Spyder , but I can comment and reiterate your views on the 981 cockpit .... it is a great place to be and I also feel 'At Home' in there....

I also looked at the 991 GTS before buying my GT4 ( I was pi55ed at not buying one when they came out but I was out of UK for a long time and wasn't keeping my eye on the ball , had a 997.2 GT3 that I was happy with at the time too )
I eventually realized that the 981 was more Porsche like that the 991 had become ....

I loved this comment

'I should have asked at JZM but didn't want to start a conversation that might have turned me into a buyer. '

I have done this so many times , I should know better ...... but don't ... !!the next step after that conversation is getting the man maths together ....!
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