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lumpystew

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Just started this Topic to allow all Prospective New Porsche Boxster 981 owners a chance to share all links photos & videos in one place - Discussions feedback and comments - Please attach any specs and comments also.

DMC2

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Excellent, keeps all the women and hairdressers in one place wink

AndyBrew

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Porsche Boxster S in White
Black leather interior
Roll over bar in exterior colour
Mesh wind deflector
Bi-xenon lights
Park assist front and rear
Electric mirrors
Dimming mirror with rain sensor
Porsche torque vectoring with locking rear diff.
PASM
Sport chrono pack
Power steering plus
Sports tail pipe
20" carrera s alloys
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Black wheels
Heated seats
Heated steering wheel
Cruise control
Light design package
Adaptive sports seats plus
Multi function steering wheel
Bose sound system
PCM
Porsche crest embossed head restraints
PSE

July build now we have added the PSE

lumpystew

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DMC2 said:
Excellent, keeps all the women and hairdressers in one place wink
Only the good looking can drive a Porsche with the roof down...lol

Chins

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Sticking with the manual aircon ?
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535dBoy

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Planning on putting firm order in tomorrow - already have £2k holding deposit on.

current thought process is

Boxster S
Agate exterior
Black partial + leather pack (or maybe Agate/Pebble - any thoughts on this)
Roll over bar - Ali
Xenon Plus
F&R Parking
Folding/dimming mirrors
PDK
20" Carrera Classic incl Crest
TPM
Seat heating
Cruise
Light design pack
Electic memory seats - anybody know if this incl auto dipping mirror when in reverse?
Sport Design Wheel
PCM + Phone
BOSE
Ali Pedals
Ali centre consol

Unsure options (advice happily accepted)
PASM
Sport Chrono
PSE

nickfrog

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535dBoy said:
Unsure options (advice happily accepted)
PASM
Sport Chrono
PSE
Yes you need those. And I am not just saying it because they'll be worth very little in 3/4 years time when I buy a second hand 981 ! wink

gl20

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Unsure options (advice happily accepted)
PASM
Sport Chrono
PSE
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My 987.2 has all 3 of these (was an ex-demonstrator). Thoughts
PASM - Really grew on me as have started to appreciate just how well it damps the road although I never use the hard setting. That said I think non-PASM rides fine too but PASM does add an extra 10%.
SportsChrono - I use this the least by far. You get the Sport button as standard with the 981. If I was buying I would spec only if I was going with PDK too (which I personally wouldn't but I know many people see PDK as essential)
PSE - Potentially the most gimmicky but I leave it on all the time. Does sound great.

I don't think any are essential (other than SC with PDK) but all are good. If PDK then I would put SC first, otherwise last. If you asked me on day 1 of ownership I would have put PSE ahead of PASM but nowadays I think I would reverse those two in order of preference.

Chins

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CLIMATE

Another one without climate. Still struggling to get my head around a £50k car where you have to keep adjusting the fan speed and temp. Guess if the car always has the roof down then its not too much of an issue. Mine will be a daily driver and during the winter the roof will be up. In the cayman where I had the std manual air con it was a PITA. Most cars for sale at OPC's have climate.

PASM

Who knows how well the 20" wheels will ride on UK roads without PASM. Bit of a risk not to spec, but I'm not at the moment.

SC

If the car was a manual I wouldnt bother. Had it on my Spyder and didnt really use it. On my PDK Cayman without SC I wish I had it.

AGATE GREY

Couple of people have said it looks a little brown in certain light. Putting me off a little, but hope to see a 911 in that colour soon.


535dBoy

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Hadnt realised climate wasn't std!!!! Thanks for the heads up. I assumed option was just for dual not dual/climate. Will spec

Why is SC so important with PDK?

Saw 991 at dealer in agates he grey and like it

Was going to go gt silver but saw RS60 at dealer and it didn't look much different to normal silver

Chins

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I think the fact that it says dual had confused others, you're not alone. You can see in the photo below that the std aircon has no temp display and no auto button. Not a cheap option though


535dBoy

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Chins said:
I think the fact that it says dual had confused others, you're not alone. You can see in the photo below that the std aircon has no temp display and no auto button. Not a cheap option though

It is the photos that I studied to see what you were saying then read the text!

Can't believe not std

Dangerous not to spec I think

I did ask dealer if I was missin anything else-he didn't mention this!!!

lumpystew

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AGATE GREY - I WAS HUMMING AND ARRING on this colour as my choice but just been down to Sign off my spec and saw the colour against GT Silver and Standard Siver etc - It will look awesome - with Silver and black you tend to lose the line details - I was tending to lean towards the silver as it is shown a lot in literature videos etc but definitely opted now for Agate grey. It is a warm looking Grey but definetely does not look brown in natural light as the cars were all outside ready to go to customers.

gl20

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535dBoy said:
Why is SC so important with PDK?
Based on 987 experience PDK gearchange can feel quite sluggish without sports of sports+ button pressed. To be clear on the 987 neither button came as standard, you got both by speccing SC and each one added an incremenral level of speed to the change. With the 981 you get the sport button anyway so PERHAPS less critical to spec the SC just so you get the Sports+ button. Hard one to call that.

With PDK I would also strongly consider the Sport wheel that comes with the paddles as changing gears with the rocker switches isn't so great (try this for yourself on existing models at your OPC).

Decisions, decisions!

535dBoy

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gl20 said:
Based on 987 experience PDK gearchange can feel quite sluggish without sports of sports+ button pressed. To be clear on the 987 neither button came as standard, you got both by speccing SC and each one added an incremenral level of speed to the change. With the 981 you get the sport button anyway so PERHAPS less critical to spec the SC just so you get the Sports+ button. Hard one to call that.

With PDK I would also strongly consider the Sport wheel that comes with the paddles as changing gears with the rocker switches isn't so great (try this for yourself on existing models at your OPC).

Decisions, decisions!
Ok thanks. Really struggling to see the point in SC at minute (£1300!)

Will have sports wheel with paddles as that is what I am used to

lumpystew

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Gran Canaria Porsche Boxster 981 Launch video - Lots of colours and specs to see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQA1W-ojMJc

AndyBrew

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535dBoy said:
It is the photos that I studied to see what you were saying then read the text!

Can't believe not std

Dangerous not to spec I think

I did ask dealer if I was missin anything else-he didn't mention this!!!
Oh for crying out loud, me to!!

Chins

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535dBoy said:
Ok thanks. Really struggling to see the point in SC at minute (£1300!)

Will have sports wheel with paddles as that is what I am used to
From a resale point of view people will always look for SC with the PDK box. You will get even faster shifts, launch control, throttle blips, dynamic engine mounts and a G-Force meter on PCM smile

Keen drivers after a PDK Boxster S will want SC. I think if the car was a 2.7 you could live without it. I have it in my spec - finalising tomorrow.

nickfrog

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Chins said:
Keen drivers after a PDK
Eh ?

Oi U

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When speccing your pride and joy, consider opting for the smoking package, as I believe it will give you an extra 12v outlet, if that's important to you.
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