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spongebob squarepants
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911TEL wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:
Mrs sponge summed it up last month looking at one in OPC Leeds "is this a Porsche?" Enough said....


1st Time I heard one in ABZ OPC the head salesman clocked my disbelieving contorted face and asked me if I didn't like the new 718 ??

It sounded like a Subaru in a Porsche body........ I also couldn't buy one .... looks good , sounds terrible but the beat and the proper burble isn't there .... so why would anyone ?
Only a New buyer would consider one I think ......

but not for me ...


The salesman fetched the keys and started it to show us how bad it sounded. I agreed fully with him it sounded sort of broken? Defo not for me, each to their own though Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that the sound is being seriously questioned is enough. IMO we are way past what I consider to be the best balance of tech/feedback/performance. All downhill from here. It started with piped exhaust sounds and turbo chargers for 'normal' cars. It will end with us all driving milkfloats.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the info jonttt, most helpful... However it seems they are selling s/h once they are around £200k or less (the dealer marked one down by £10k while I was there!). The dealer told me to factor in at least £40K depreciation for the first year/2K miles, and tbh £20/mile depreciation is crazy imo... Would love to know how you can do it cheaper, perhaps finance is the answer??
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911TEL wrote:

Funny you should jump in , because as I was writing ‘New buyer ‘ I had to consciously put the space in ...I knew you would be in on it ....


Grin

911TEL wrote:

That 718 looks great , bet it sounds better than the new 718 ....

I’m just not getting the 4cylinders ...
They will be back to 6 ....


Saw the original 718 at the museum last year before heading up to Dinslaken. Lovely looking thing.

I’ve genuinely no preference on flat four or six. Agree flat sixes sound better. But power trains and the tech behind them are changing rapidly. I’ve no idea what’ll they’ll be like in ten years time Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

718 Boxster now 'Reserved'. Told you it was a bargain and underpriced Grin
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tim993
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Surprised So, if I buy one of these I'll get tarred and feathered what

I heard a 718S in the wild a few months back, wide awake colour, but sounded very nice - either the PSE or some other exhaust Dont know


If you are tarred and feather it will most likely be for another reason Grin Grin

They are lovely cars to drive, though I'm not sure the PDK is as good a match for a small block turbo as it is for the older flat-6.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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718 Boxster now 'Reserved'. Told you it was a bargain and underpriced Grin


When are you collecting it?

I need to start the tar warming.
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PeterS wrote:
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718 Boxster now 'Reserved'. Told you it was a bargain and underpriced Grin


When are you collecting it?

I need to start the tar warming.


The Illuminati have already held a meeting and started nooo





PS: I didn't buy it. 3 months back and I would have..............
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