992 sooo many options, finer details and worthy upgrades!

992 sooo many options, finer details and worthy upgrades!

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RevHappy

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1,551 posts

126 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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Now that they’ve been around for a while are they options that you’d wished you’d ticked?
Cool little extras that just make it a bit more special?
Finally the upgrades worth spending the extra on or not?

TIA

Koln-RS

3,344 posts

176 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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Personally, I would go for the base model, with the minimal options.
Not sure what else it really needs.
Only thing I would like is pccbs, but you have to go for the bigger wheels, which I think are unnecessary.
I’m of the school that believes a 911 should only have the options it really needs.
Dynamic improvements, yes, but automated driver aids, as few as possible.

RevHappy

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1,551 posts

126 months

Sunday 9th August 2020
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Koln-RS said:
Personally, I would go for the base model, with the minimal options.
Not sure what else it really needs.
Only thing I would like is pccbs, but you have to go for the bigger wheels, which I think are unnecessary.
I’m of the school that believes a 911 should only have the options it really needs.
Dynamic improvements, yes, but automated driver aids, as few as possible.
Interesting. The last thing I was thinking of was the PCCB on the 911 Carrera’s, best thing about them On other cars was the lack of dust (no big deal now as everyone has grey or black alloys) and fade but you’d need to be heavy lapping to notice.

RevHappy

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1,551 posts

126 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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So there’s not much love for the 992 here then.

drgav2005

943 posts

183 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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I picked up my 992 C4S two weeks ago, and there is a lot of love for it!
1 year old, 3500 miles on the clock, Carmine red... Previous owner had added £31500 worth of options on it. eek
Some essentials for me; front axle lift - our access road is single track and really poorly surfaced, so this helps avoid the front spoiler being trashed, auto dimming mirrors (should really be standard on a £100k car!), 18 way sports seats are excellent (sit in the car rather than feeling like sitting 'on' the car like I did with my RS3 and RS6), PSE, Spyder alloys, etc.
Few options I probably wouldn't have specced but delighted previous owner did, like interior leather package PDCC, rear axle steer.
The car as standard is awesome, but given I drive this as a daily I'll take these additional options all day long biggrin

Nuttcase

254 posts

84 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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Some spec! Did you buy from an OPC?

drgav2005

943 posts

183 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Nuttcase said:
Some spec! Did you buy from an OPC?
Yep. Only went up for a look and ended up buying it hehe

dgswk

524 posts

58 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Things I specced and wouldnt bother with again? Reversing camera, its crap. PASM (-10mm) and Sport Chrono - maybe not, same with auto-wipers / mirrors (dont need dimming mirrors with tinted glass)

Things I wish I'd specced? Satin platinum rather than satin black wheels (OPC recommendation, why oh why did I listen) and the Aerokit, but would suspect I would not have got it up my drive. So maybe front lift and radar cruise in lieu of above.

Things I'm pleased I specced.... BOSE, PSE, Sportex / Sport Plus seats, auto-fold mirrors and tinted glass.

Things I definitely would not spec.... 4S, Rear Wheel Steer, PCCB's, in fact as mentioned above, 18 way seats, expensive leather interiors. You really dont need a lot on these, keep them simple.

Think someone on here suggested keeping the extras to 10% of list?

Rojibo

1,431 posts

41 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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drgav2005 said:
I picked up my 992 C4S two weeks ago, and there is a lot of love for it!
1 year old, 3500 miles on the clock, Carmine red... Previous owner had added £31500 worth of options on it. eek
Some essentials for me; front axle lift - our access road is single track and really poorly surfaced, so this helps avoid the front spoiler being trashed, auto dimming mirrors (should really be standard on a £100k car!), 18 way sports seats are excellent (sit in the car rather than feeling like sitting 'on' the car like I did with my RS3 and RS6), PSE, Spyder alloys, etc.
Few options I probably wouldn't have specced but delighted previous owner did, like interior leather package PDCC, rear axle steer.
The car as standard is awesome, but given I drive this as a daily I'll take these additional options all day long biggrin
£31,500 worth of options is some going, even on a 911. Kind of have to wonder about how he managed to do that?

EGTE

995 posts

146 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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What are the seats like?

I always lust after the 18-ways, which seem way better than standard on most Porsches.

gred

355 posts

133 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Had mine a year now.
Likes: PCCB's, 18 ways, sports exhausts for the look more than the sound, Bose, pdk, PDDC/RWS, Sports steering wheel, factory fit ppf
Neutral: Carbon bits and bobs, but don't like the standard dark silver, wheels, like most of the styles, lane change assist, seems a bit hit and miss.
Wouldn't bother again: seat ventilation, sunroof,
Wish I'd had: Nothing I can think of

drgav2005

943 posts

183 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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EGTE said:
What are the seats like?

I always lust after the 18-ways, which seem way better than standard on most Porsches.
Superbly comfortable. Really supportive, but also allow you to get pretty low in the car which I like. I always felt like I was sitting 'on' the seats in the Audis and my head always felt close to the roof. To be honest I've probably still to play with all 18 of the settings in order to get my absolutely perfect driving position but I'm 99% of the way there and happy to be learning a bit more about the car. The inflatable side and seat bolsters are pretty cool, you definitely feel held in position.

julian987R

900 posts

23 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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RevHappy said:
Now that they’ve been around for a while are they options that you’d wished you’d ticked?
Cool little extras that just make it a bit more special?
Finally the upgrades worth spending the extra on or not?

TIA
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drgav2005

943 posts

183 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Rojibo said:
£31,500 worth of options is some going, even on a 911. Kind of have to wonder about how he managed to do that?
Pretty easily by the looks of it - and they didn't even tick the PCCB option! hehe
http://www.porsche-code.com/PMYB4941


RevHappy

Original Poster:

1,551 posts

126 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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dgswk said:
Things I specced and wouldnt bother with again? Reversing camera, its crap. PASM (-10mm) and Sport Chrono - maybe not, same with auto-wipers / mirrors (dont need dimming mirrors with tinted glass)

Things I wish I'd specced? Satin platinum rather than satin black wheels (OPC recommendation, why oh why did I listen) and the Aerokit, but would suspect I would not have got it up my drive. So maybe front lift and radar cruise in lieu of above.

Things I'm pleased I specced.... BOSE, PSE, Sportex / Sport Plus seats, auto-fold mirrors and tinted glass.

Things I definitely would not spec.... 4S, Rear Wheel Steer, PCCB's, in fact as mentioned above, 18 way seats, expensive leather interiors. You really dont need a lot on these, keep them simple.

Think someone on here suggested keeping the extras to 10% of list?
Thanks for the suggestions.
I think the 10% idea is hard to do in reality, around 15% is probably more like it in true man maths.
Going RS alloys, for the style and not being black. 4-way sports plus seats are the rear ones will be used a lot. I think sports Chrono is now a must have residual wise.

RevHappy

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1,551 posts

126 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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drgav2005 said:
Nuttcase said:
Some spec! Did you buy from an OPC?
Yep. Only went up for a look and ended up buying it hehe
If only I found one of the shelf, would have been cheaper and a lot quicker.

RevHappy

Original Poster:

1,551 posts

126 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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gred said:
Had mine a year now.
Likes: PCCB's, 18 ways, sports exhausts for the look more than the sound, Bose, pdk, PDDC/RWS, Sports steering wheel, factory fit ppf
Neutral: Carbon bits and bobs, but don't like the standard dark silver, wheels, like most of the styles, lane change assist, seems a bit hit and miss.
Wouldn't bother again: seat ventilation, sunroof,
Wish I'd had: Nothing I can think of
Get the sent vents, tried one and wasn’t that impressed, sunroof, solid or glass?

Rojibo

1,431 posts

41 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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drgav2005 said:
Pretty easily by the looks of it - and they didn't even tick the PCCB option! hehe
http://www.porsche-code.com/PMYB4941
I gave it a good go and managed 28k with the PCCBs. Not sure I’d ever spec it up like that. Far too excessive laugh

5050

271 posts

110 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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Less is more I think.. If I specced my 4S again I would delete the following

Sports exhaust (although it looks better it was hard to tell noise wise from standard)
Burmester - mine sounded awful but there were some quality control problems on early cars. The Bose in my 992TS is far better.
PDCC & RAS
Vented seats

Wish I had specced the following

2S
-10mm PASM
Bose
Keyless entry.



David W.

1,662 posts

173 months

Monday 24th August 2020
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drgav2005 said:
Superbly comfortable. Really supportive, but also allow you to get pretty low in the car which I like. I always felt like I was sitting 'on' the seats in the Audis and my head always felt close to the roof. To be honest I've probably still to play with all 18 of the settings in order to get my absolutely perfect driving position but I'm 99% of the way there and happy to be learning a bit more about the car. The inflatable side and seat bolsters are pretty cool, you definitely feel held in position.
Agree with this, anything other than 14 or 18 way would be a deal breaker for me.