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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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agreed but damn it looks good


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That's a good enough reason to buy it for many people.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can totally see the point of it...it's a completely different looking car to the rest of the 991 range. Especially with the roof down and that clamshell rear window harking back to the days of the 964 Targa and beyond. Few cars look like it on the road.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am smitten by it. Planning an end-of-year order in classic Targa orange.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still not getting it. Need to see in the metal. Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it, I like everything it stands for but I wouldn't buy one. I'd much rather a 997 Targa to be honest or a straight rag top.

For me, it's like buying a car in a colour you know looks good but it's not a safe colour and it stands out a bit.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am smitten by it.


Me too! Cloud 9

It looks so right and loving the roof mechanism…very cool! Could this one day replace my p&j?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The looks of the new Targa is unique harking back to the original Targa, although I will say I like the 996/997 over the old 964 but the looks of this new one are bang on and I would go for one at some point.
The thing I don't like is the internal space, I can get a full set of wheels in mine, I doubt this will be as good an all rounder.
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Just seen the video and am starting to get where it's coming from Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it! The 993 onwards targa with the panoramic glass roof was a great innovation and I do like them, but the return to the black roof panel, thick aluminium roll hoop and c-pillarless glass rear of old is just magic.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie wrote:


I can totally see the point of it...it's a completely different looking car to the rest of the 991 range. Especially with the roof down and that clamshell rear window harking back to the days of the 964 Targa and beyond. Few cars look like it on the road.





I suppose paying £8k extra (over the equivalent Coupe price) for those looks isn't too bad. Dont know

It must be all about the looks though as the list price of a full Cabriolet is only about £650 more.

Sadly I can't imagine the Targa being discounted for a while so I wonder how long it will be before it will seem 'very expensive' compared to the actual cost of a Coupe or Cab'.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I was expecting a 'modern' design of the classic Targa roll over hoop, keeping with the theme of a modern 911.

Even the 50th Anniversary car had retro touches but in a modern style

the size and design of the Targa hoop looks great but I'm not convinced the retro styling works....



wonder if they would do a 'Manual' Targa top option, would makes a perfect GT3 Targa as the Hoop would provide excellent structural rigidity Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this video.

No voice over, no annoying music: just the car. Car manufacturers take note - this is how to create desire - less is definitely more.......


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sublime. Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see Porsche shifting quite a few of these. It's a very pretty car, I can see it appealing to many, particularly those that didn't necessarily see themselves in a 911.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure I like the silver section down the middle of the car. They should have kept it a neutral color. Does it not look too feminine? It almost reminds me of a girl's hair band or (whatever you call those things) that they wear on their heads to keep their hair back.
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