718 GTS waiting list/orders/ Chat

718 GTS waiting list/orders/ Chat

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Twinfan

3,112 posts

40 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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Cabnon sills are a wise choice to match the interior - I did it with my 981 and they hold up just fine.

Tim718

141 posts

17 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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Think I'm just about there with mine, this will be two firsts for me (first step into Porsche ownership and also first NEW car purchase) - any recommendations?

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diffstar

157 posts

129 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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alan718s said:
And full top half leather dash
Isn’t that an option now on top of GTS interior pack?

Twinfan

3,112 posts

40 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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diffstar said:
Isn’t that an option now on top of GTS interior pack?
Looks that way...

alan718s

Original Poster:

175 posts

35 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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Twinfan said:
Looks that way...
the guy was asking what you get for the £3k + GTS interior pack, i just point out that includes the leather dash too
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Mark07

36 posts

44 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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Now the big question for myself is PDK or Manual ?

Tim718

141 posts

17 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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Mark07 said:
Now the big question for myself is PDK or Manual ?
PDK gets my vote 👍

Twinfan

3,112 posts

40 months

Sunday 22nd October 2017
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alan718s said:
the guy was asking what you get for the £3k + GTS interior pack, i just point out that includes the leather dash too
Indeed it does smile

RMJ891

171 posts

30 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Anyone with any thoughts on the active steering option? Does it make the steering feel worse under normal conditions, and is the normal steering too heavy for manoeuvring?

It's a (relatively) inexpensive option, but not sure if I would want / need it?

bcr5784

3,506 posts

81 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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RMJ891 said:
Anyone with any thoughts on the active steering option? Does it make the steering feel worse under normal conditions, and is the normal steering too heavy for manoeuvring?

It's a (relatively) inexpensive option, but not sure if I would want / need it?
The 718 I drove had it. I didn't expect to like it - but I did, quite a lot. Makes manoevering easier and makes the car feel more agile round tight roundabouts. At higher speeds above (?) about 30 it seems to weight up to similar levels to my 981. My wife would prefer the steering to be lighter in any case, so well worth thinking about if your OH will drive. Personally I'd spec it, though don't regard it as a must have option.

WG

617 posts

62 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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I believe it can be disabled by OPC if you subsequently don't like it - might be worth checking this to be certain.

RMJ891

171 posts

30 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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That's all good to know, thanks both. I just wanted to check that it wasn't one of those things that makes the steering overly light/heavy or "slushy". Don't want to ruin one of the best attributes of the car!

Si-3PO

522 posts

20 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Are you talking about Power Steering Plus? That’s a completely unnecessary option IMO. Best thing you can do is ask to test a cars with and without it at your PEC day.

alan718s

Original Poster:

175 posts

35 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Has anyone actually got a buildslot and in lockdown? I think one guy mentioned this but all other OPC told me buildslot not released yet, dont expect to see the first lot of car aroubd march april time?

bcr5784

3,506 posts

81 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Si-3PO said:
Are you talking about Power Steering Plus? That’s a completely unnecessary option IMO. Best thing you can do is ask to test a cars with and without it at your PEC day.
I assume that is what he meant. Like I say I didn't expect to like it and did.

Si-3PO

522 posts

20 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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bcr5784 said:
I assume that is what he meant. Like I say I didn't expect to like it and did.
So you drove it back to back with a 718 without it?

RMJ891

171 posts

30 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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Yes, that is what I meant. And I don't think the PEC is the place to try it - my thought was that it may come in handy when manoeuvring and/or driving around London etc. Appreciate it's not really necessary on a track!

WG

617 posts

62 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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alan718s said:
Has anyone actually got a buildslot and in lockdown? I think one guy mentioned this but all other OPC told me buildslot not released yet, dont expect to see the first lot of car aroubd march april time?
You are correct, build slots not allocated yet but am told I could expect delivery (Boxster GTS) in January 2018. Production is starting in December for Europe , the rest of the world is phased in dring Q1 2018

Edited by WG on Tuesday 24th October 15:43

undred orse

614 posts

132 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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I've been told that there is a possibility of a mid December delivery or if not January.

My order is in and deposit paid and first on the OPC's list.

RMJ891

171 posts

30 months

Tuesday 24th October 2017
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I'm due to go down on Saturday to pay my deposit and select my spec. However, I don't want delivery until the end of July, so they say they'll get be a build slot and then just push it back.