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GT4P

4,269 posts

164 months

Friday 29th April
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Caymans including 981gt4 were built in Austria whereas the 981 Spyder was built in Stuttgart along with the 911. Now if this is still the case hence Caymans coming through quicker than Boxster Gts/Spyder

JeffC

1,553 posts

191 months

Saturday 30th April
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Greedydog said:
I thought long and hard before cancelling my order and buying a pre-owned Boxster GTS, but with my experience waiting and tales like these I'm glad I did, and it sounds like it's only getting worse.
I did this as well but actually went for an older car getting a decent spec 2015 981 GTS PDK, my purchase isn't my main car and wanted a car to occasionally use to go touring so waiting for my order a couple of years to maybe get one wasn't really an option, after placing my order of my dream spec to then paying overs for a used 718 4.0 that was not the exact spec or colour I wanted didn't sit well with me either.
I am actually pleased I went this way, ended up costing me half as much to buy the car, road tax is cheaper and in all honesty for me it does the same job, I actually prefer the peaky nature of the 3.4 lump to my previous 3.8 Spyder and the roof is a joy to use in comparison!. I am not convinced I would use the extra power of the 4.0 for road use and I may be in the minority but I prefer the look of the 981 front end to the 718 Gts it looks a little plain and less aggressive, only niggle I have with the older model is the dated display for the radio hopefully retro fitting applecarplay will update that.
saying this I do still look daily at 718 GTS and Spyders in the classifieds but nothing in my chosen colour of yellow has come up or not with a pdk anyway and if one did come up not convinced for what I do I could bring myself to spend the extra for what I would get.

Greedydog

740 posts

174 months

Saturday 30th April
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JeffC said:
Greedydog said:
I thought long and hard before cancelling my order and buying a pre-owned Boxster GTS, but with my experience waiting and tales like these I'm glad I did, and it sounds like it's only getting worse.
I did this as well but actually went for an older car getting a decent spec 2015 981 GTS PDK, my purchase isn't my main car and wanted a car to occasionally use to go touring so waiting for my order a couple of years to maybe get one wasn't really an option, after placing my order of my dream spec to then paying overs for a used 718 4.0 that was not the exact spec or colour I wanted didn't sit well with me either.
I am actually pleased I went this way, ended up costing me half as much to buy the car, road tax is cheaper and in all honesty for me it does the same job, I actually prefer the peaky nature of the 3.4 lump to my previous 3.8 Spyder and the roof is a joy to use in comparison!. I am not convinced I would use the extra power of the 4.0 for road use and I may be in the minority but I prefer the look of the 981 front end to the 718 Gts it looks a little plain and less aggressive, only niggle I have with the older model is the dated display for the radio hopefully retro fitting applecarplay will update that.
saying this I do still look daily at 718 GTS and Spyders in the classifieds but nothing in my chosen colour of yellow has come up or not with a pdk anyway and if one did come up not convinced for what I do I could bring myself to spend the extra for what I would get.
I was lucky in that one was available in the colour I wanted with most of my desired options... it also came with a lot of other kit `i wouldn't have spec'd but is a nice to have (including buckets and ceramics), although was obviously more expensive because of that. I rationalised it to myself as it's going to be a weekend / high days and holidays keeper, and potentially the last new(ish) ICE powered toy I'll buy.

Jefferson Steelflex

1,151 posts

78 months

Saturday 30th April
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Is it not the case that allocations are based on demand? i.e. If the OPC has sufficient orders then they’re likely to get an allocation first? I ask this because sometimes the advice was to try and find an OPC with less people in the queue, but from my conversation when placing my order, the more demand the OPC get the more likely they are to get the allocations.

Possibly (probably) i was getting a load of nonsense just to place the order, but i was going to place it with them anyway as they’re my local dealer and i’m trying to establish a relationship.

I guess it doesn’t matter to whoever is at the back of the queue, whether you’re next in line of tenth, if the allocations aren’t coming through. But i can’t believe that Porsche UK are getting so few cars. Some OPCs must be getting more than a couple a year.

T1berious

1,854 posts

134 months

Wednesday 4th May
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Its been interesting watching the GTS 4.0 prices softening at my local OPC.

The 90k(!) one has dropped 2K. I wish there was a more transparent way of dealing with allocations and what number of slots an OPC is going to actually see.

I know the supply chain issues have an impact but every time I speak to my OPC, I'm getting polite shrugs. I'm still hopeful of a Q1 /Q2 2023 delivery date.

Ever the optimist and all that! smile

J_Mitch84

36 posts

55 months

Thursday 5th May
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After 5 months of incredibly enjoyable motoring I've somewhat unexpectedly sold my Cayman GTS.

I sold it for a good chunk over list price so have effectively been driving it for free for 5 months, and have also walked away with a tidy sum. It was very easy to sell and it ended up going to my local dealer.

I absolutely loved driving the car but found I was more or less using it solely for my commute - any weekend driving inevitably involved my wife's car so we could haul the dog around, so I wasn't really taking the weekend drives I thought I might when I bought it. It was hard to justify such an amazing car when it was just hauling me to and from the office.

I've been incredibly lucky to pick up a cancelled order last year and jump the queue, then to drive such a great car for 5 months, and to then walk away having turned a profit. Hopefully whoever buys it gets as much enjoyment as I did.

I have a few bits left over - the Zunsport front grille set in black, the official Porsche all weather mats, and two cartons of oil - if anyone is interested feel free to send me a message.

I hope everyone waiting gets theirs soon, and I hope those that already have their cars continue to enjoy them in good health.

Pivo

186 posts

14 months

Thursday 5th May
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J_Mitch84 said:
After 5 months of incredibly enjoyable motoring I've somewhat unexpectedly sold my Cayman GTS.

I sold it for a good chunk over list price so have effectively been driving it for free for 5 months, and have also walked away with a tidy sum. It was very easy to sell and it ended up going to my local dealer.

I absolutely loved driving the car but found I was more or less using it solely for my commute - any weekend driving inevitably involved my wife's car so we could haul the dog around, so I wasn't really taking the weekend drives I thought I might when I bought it. It was hard to justify such an amazing car when it was just hauling me to and from the office.

I've been incredibly lucky to pick up a cancelled order last year and jump the queue, then to drive such a great car for 5 months, and to then walk away having turned a profit. Hopefully whoever buys it gets as much enjoyment as I did.

I have a few bits left over - the Zunsport front grille set in black, the official Porsche all weather mats, and two cartons of oil - if anyone is interested feel free to send me a message.

I hope everyone waiting gets theirs soon, and I hope those that already have their cars continue to enjoy them in good health.
Well done, you have enjoyed the car and exploited the market opportunity. Awesome story.

I personally would keep it for much longer, but I have diff set of circumstances. Out of interest , what did you replace it with?


J_Mitch84

36 posts

55 months

Friday 6th May
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Pivo said:
Well done, you have enjoyed the car and exploited the market opportunity. Awesome story.

I personally would keep it for much longer, but I have diff set of circumstances. Out of interest , what did you replace it with?
Thank you, I have certainly been fortunate.

I originally intended to drive my wife's car for a while but a week in and I've realised its not practical for her to be without it. So I've just ordered a Mercedes A35, collection next week. Quite a change but I got a great deal from a local dealer I know, and it was a cancelled order so no lengthy wait for production. Just about fun enough to still get some enjoyment, but more practical day to day and certainly less expensive!


Edited by J_Mitch84 on Friday 6th May 11:24

cowboyengineer

1,137 posts

93 months

Friday 6th May
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So after 13 months of waiting. I’ve had my allocation confirmed for a October delivery.

Luckily though I can have PTS.

So now to chose the colour

cowboyengineer

1,137 posts

93 months

Friday 6th May
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T1berious said:
Its been interesting watching the GTS 4.0 prices softening at my local OPC.

The 90k(!) one has dropped 2K. I wish there was a more transparent way of dealing with allocations and what number of slots an OPC is going to actually see.

I know the supply chain issues have an impact but every time I speak to my OPC, I'm getting polite shrugs. I'm still hopeful of a Q1 /Q2 2023 delivery date.

Ever the optimist and all that! smile
My dealer had one this year for a may build. And the second allocation of the year is mine and it’s october

barchetta_boy

2,062 posts

211 months

Friday 6th May
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cowboyengineer said:
So after 13 months of waiting. I’ve had my allocation confirmed for a October delivery.

Luckily though I can have PTS.

So now to chose the colour
Can’t beat a PTS 4 litre!

What are your initial thoughts?

cowboyengineer

1,137 posts

93 months

Friday 6th May
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Oak green

Or purple

barchetta_boy

2,062 posts

211 months

Friday 6th May
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Well who doesn’t love oak green! I love that colour since my mk2 golf GTI days

I felt a 2 seater sports car should be a bright / fun colour. Purple I think royal purple or ultra violet would look amazing! Both flat colours. Or viola if you want metallic

T1berious

1,854 posts

134 months

Monday 9th May
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cowboyengineer said:
So after 13 months of waiting. I’ve had my allocation confirmed for a October delivery.

Luckily though I can have PTS.

So now to chose the colour
I'm going to embarrass myself, what's PTS?

Sorry if that's a dumb question?

Pix882

5 posts

44 months

Monday 9th May
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T1berious said:
I'm going to embarrass myself, what's PTS?

Sorry if that's a dumb question?
Paint to sample smile

T1berious

1,854 posts

134 months

Monday 9th May
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Pix882 said:
Paint to sample smile
Ahh, thank you

cowboyengineer

1,137 posts

93 months

Monday 9th May
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This is my current thought

http://www.porsche-code.com/PPSU4SU3

Yidwann

1,856 posts

189 months

Monday 9th May
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I have the horn for Fjord Green, its been a while

julian987R

3,597 posts

38 months

Monday 9th May
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cowboyengineer said:
This is my current thought

http://www.porsche-code.com/PPSU4SU3
very nice. With PTS and you option the hoop bars to be painted I assume they'd be in PTS.....i'd do that if I were you.
White dials and chrono dial i would find distracting.

cowboyengineer

1,137 posts

93 months

Monday 9th May
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julian987R said:
very nice. With PTS and you option the hoop bars to be painted I assume they'd be in PTS.....i'd do that if I were you.
White dials and chrono dial i would find distracting.
It wouldn’t let me option body coloured roll over hoops otherwise I would probably go for them. I have had white tiles in other Porsche‘s I’ve owned and found them okay