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Boxster (981) Picture Thread

Boxster (981) Picture Thread

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_Leg_

1,743 posts

126 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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melvster said:
Has anyone in the UK ordered their Boxster with a manual ? PDK maybe a great gearbox but i would want the manual every time.
Me. 3.4s. I like manuals, not keen on autos.

melvster

6,810 posts

100 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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craigjm said:
Have you driven a PDK?
No but i just assume that with an auto you are missing out on the experience of what driving a sports car is all about. I will have to presume i am wrong. I have read about the PDK and it is a fantastic achievement, no doubt about that.

TryHarder

899 posts

101 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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I think they still look great with the roof up.


SFO

4,374 posts

98 months

Saturday 8th September 2012
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_Leg_ said:
melvster said:
Has anyone in the UK ordered their Boxster with a manual ? PDK maybe a great gearbox but i would want the manual every time.
Me. 3.4s. I like manuals, not keen on autos.
+1

monamimate

838 posts

57 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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melvster said:
Has anyone in the UK ordered their Boxster with a manual ? PDK maybe a great gearbox but i would want the manual every time.
I'm not based in UK (not sure if/why that is important), but I have ordered an 981S with manual. Test-drove both PDK and manual. Had a Golf V GTI with DSG, which was fantastic, but after a while the novelty wore off. Opted for manual purely for more involvement, even though I know I will be slower (than PDK). But hell, I'm buying it for driving enjoyment, not to set fastest laps at the 'Ring.
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Gouldian

88 posts

60 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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I did have an "S" PDK test drive for an afternoon, and although it probably makes sense if you drive mainly in an urban area, the lack of real involvement was not for me, and I have to say the manual box is quite superb. Also, the partial leather is perfectly satisfactory and I saw no point in the extra cost of full leather.

Blair66

19 posts

122 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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North of Plockton just before a run over the Bealach na Ba....

adamb

88 posts

128 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Doesn't get much better than that does it..

LaurasOtherHalf

11,460 posts

111 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Spotted this one at the ring the other month & forgot to upload them to this thread:



Go careful with those options lads!

melvster

6,810 posts

100 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Love yellow Porsche's but the yellow interior options are too OTT for me.

Ozzie Osmond

21,189 posts

161 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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melvster said:
Has anyone in the UK ordered their Boxster with a manual ?
I was wondering the same thing looking at the pics in this thread!

OlberJ

14,098 posts

148 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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No offence to anyone boxedin but seeing all these 981's together has confirmed just how much like a Mk3 Mr2 these things are!


Gouldian

88 posts

60 months

Monday 10th September 2012
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Should have gone to Spec Savers!!!

Oi U

203 posts

61 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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FrankCayman said:
Oi U said:
Alcantara, which is always my comfort preference.
So, are they the standard sets? I am tired of full leather seats and fancy saving myself £700 odd quid on leather seats too!
Yes, standard seats which I find a lot more comfortable to those on my previous Mk2 TT.

FrankCayman

1,783 posts

128 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Oi U said:
Yes, standard seats which I find a lot more comfortable to those on my previous Mk2 TT.
Is the material surrounding the alcantara real leather or leatherette? It isn't clear on the Porsche website...???

Cheers

London GT3

730 posts

156 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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LaurasOtherHalf ADDED A PHOTO said:
What's Laura got in her pockets. Or maybe that's not Laura!

Oi U

203 posts

61 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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FrankCayman said:
Oi U said:
Yes, standard seats which I find a lot more comfortable to those on my previous Mk2 TT.
Is the material surrounding the alcantara real leather or leatherette? It isn't clear on the Porsche website...???

Cheers
My spec sheet from Porsche says 'Leatherette'.

anniesdad

11,604 posts

153 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Here's an image of a 981 I wasn't expecting to see quite so soon. smile

Looks like a gremlin as it sorted itself out with a reboot. Anybody else seen this?

Oi U

203 posts

61 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Thanks for the warning. My 981 has done a similar mileage, but not seen your brake problem, yet.

535dBoy

458 posts

113 months

Wednesday 12th September 2012
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Had that on 991 cab I had on loan before our 981 turned up

Why is rev counter black