Deposit down on a 981 Boxster S today

Deposit down on a 981 Boxster S today

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rockin

5,943 posts

181 months

Friday 16th February
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DeuceDeuce said:
my current 2 seater convertible is a 2009 SLK 350. I haven’t driven many cars and don’t really push it on the roads so given the Boxster’s great reputation, what will be the most noticeable difference when driving this compared to the SLK.
The big difference will IMO be the way it turns in response to steering inputs. There's nothing quite like the feel of a proper mid-engined chassis. It's this factor above any other which makes these cars one of the great sports car bargains of all time.

Many mid-engine cars are severely compromised in the cockpit space and luggage departments. 981 is simply brilliant in those respects.

garyhun

25,639 posts

164 months

Friday 16th February
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rockin said:
Many mid-engine cars are severely compromised in the cockpit space and luggage departments. 981 is simply brilliant in those respects.
I did a fair number of two-week trips to the South of France. Spain and Italy in mine and there was always room for all the stuff for me and the Mrs.

Timbo_Mint

610 posts

157 months

Friday 16th February
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garyhun said:
I did a fair number of two-week trips to the South of France. Spain and Italy in mine and there was always room for all the stuff for me and the Mrs.
Ditto. I've toured in mine.

They do some may things so well.

It's been interesting reading about the tyres I'll keep that in mind when I come to replace mine. To be fair to Pirelli, even they said their F`1 tyres were bad but that was what they had been told to make.

DeuceDeuce

Original Poster:

87 posts

28 months

Friday 16th February
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Update.
HRO didn’t manage to book the car in with Porsche this week so it’s going in on Monday. They said they will likely leave it to Porsche to replace the tyres. What will Porsche choose as their default option? I asked that they request Michelins but, disappointingly, the level of service from HRO has dropped off somewhat since taking my deposit, and I’m pretty sure I he won’t even mention the Michelins.

DJMC

2,186 posts

39 months

Friday 16th February
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DeuceDeuce said:
Update.
HRO didn’t manage to book the car in with Porsche this week so it’s going in on Monday. They said they will likely leave it to Porsche to replace the tyres. What will Porsche choose as their default option? I asked that they request Michelins but, disappointingly, the level of service from HRO has dropped off somewhat since taking my deposit, and I’m pretty sure I he won’t even mention the Michelins.
They'll put Pirellis on no doubt.

Phone the dealer principal at HRO and the OPC first thing Monday morning and make your voice heard. As a new owner, both will be pleased to please you. HRO to get the rest of your cash, OPC to get your future servicing business. I get the feeling some owners feel "inferior" to the Porsche staff. Don't do that - you're the boss, the customer. Tell the DPs that Michelins were the only tyre mentioned by you as acceptable, none other will do. Don't waver.
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bompey

314 posts

171 months

Sunday 25th February
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OP, so hopefully you got yhe car. How is it?

DeuceDeuce

Original Poster:

87 posts

28 months

Wednesday 21st March
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Forgive my recent absence, there have been many delays but today, at last, I finally took delivery of my car. And I am over the moon!





bompey

314 posts

171 months

Wednesday 21st March
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Looks fabulous.

DJMC

2,186 posts

39 months

Wednesday 21st March
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GT Silver, or Platinum?

...and the tyres? What did they give you?


hixster

219 posts

153 months

Thursday 22nd March
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Looks great! enjoy! biggrin

PixelpeepS3

5,431 posts

78 months

Thursday 22nd March
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That looks lovely & making me doubt the 'ill just get an MX5, it'll be almost as good' decision i had made...


DeuceDeuce

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87 posts

28 months

Friday 23rd March
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DJMC said:
GT Silver, or Platinum?

...and the tyres? What did they give you?
GT Silver and Pirelli

DeuceDeuce

Original Poster:

87 posts

28 months

Friday 23rd March
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woollyjoe said:
Lovely colour combination.

What seats and spec etc
Spec:

Sport Chrono Package (in comb. with PCM)
Porsche Communication Management (PCM) including Navigation
Porsche Doppelkupplung (dual clutch transmission PDK) incl. auto Start/Stop function
Sports exhaust system
20'' Carrera S wheels
Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
BOSE Surround Sound-System
Wheel center painted in black
Park Assist Front and Rear
Metallic Paint
Telephone Module for PCM
2 Zone Climate Control
Bi-Xenon headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
Sport Design Steering Wheel
Rear apron painted
Heated Front Seats
Cruise Control
Wind Deflector
Top Tint Windscreen
Floor mats in colour matching interior trim
GT Silver metallic