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Ed T

409 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th September
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Ok thank you, I see the point now on getting something similar for cheaper. Only downside for me is the silver rather than the carbon, I can probably live with that. Ideally I don’t want white or red seal belts, bit much for me.

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Sunday 18th September
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Ed T said:
Ok thank you, I see the point now on getting something similar for cheaper. Only downside for me is the silver rather than the carbon, I can probably live with that. Ideally I don’t want white or red seal belts, bit much for me.
You can always spec carbon separately

Ed T

409 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th September
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cowboyengineer said:
You can always spec carbon separately
Found it in the configurator (eventually). This is what I’m going for, race-tex and extensive extended leather and carbon trim! Perfect spec for me, but more stealth than the white or red. Thank you all very much, didn’t realise it was possible

And it’s cheaper than the GTS pack, bonus!

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Sunday 18th September
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I went for the black/crayon full leather. With carbon trim

Johnrosk

104 posts

107 months

Sunday 18th September
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cowboyengineer said:
I went for the black/crayon full leather. With carbon trim
Same as mine, it does look nice with Gentian Blue.

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Sunday 18th September
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Johnrosk said:
cowboyengineer said:
I went for the black/crayon full leather. With carbon trim
Same as mine, it does look nice with Gentian Blue.
Jet green metallic for me

Ed T

409 posts

121 months

Sunday 18th September
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Had one more play and landed on the final answer I’ve sent to the dealership (for now)

Instead of the carbon dash I’ve gone for black leather. Half the price and makes it match the extended leather I added. Appreciate that might be too dark for some.

Only boggle is it won’t let me change the gear shift unless I opt for the GT steering wheel which I don’t think I want to do. That and the door handles will be the only remaining silver bits I think

Mick Dastardly

36 posts

6 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Hi all, as a first time buyer of a new car from an OPC (BGTS OTR c.85k), I realise there’s no movement on price, but my saleswomen has said if I email her with a wish list of Porsche merch, she’ll do her best to get me some goodies, but as it’s mostly horrendously overpriced tat (over 4 grand for a few bits of luggagerolleyes) the only thing I can come up with is an outdoor car cover.

So my question is this: given you accepted paying list for your new Porsche, what sweeteners were you able to negotiate?

Thanks in advance.

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Wednesday 21st September
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I wish I only paid list for my last few Porsches. frown

The brolly is always nice.

julian987R

4,530 posts

41 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Outdoor car cover is a bad move. It'll damage your car and do more harm than good. Search for other threads on this subject.


How about the windstop seeing as its a Boxster you are getting.

https://shop.porsche.com/gb/en/windstop---718-(987...


GT4P

4,310 posts

167 months

Wednesday 21st September
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The 4 new Porsches I have bought I have asked for and received the motorsport teddy for the wife, not much but better than say an umbrella or cup and saucer.
But 2 of those cars I bought at discount, oh those happy days when you could even get discount on list ( not factory ordered though)

LBT123456

21 posts

47 months

Wednesday 21st September
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Ed T said:
Had one more play and landed on the final answer I’ve sent to the dealership (for now)

Instead of the carbon dash I’ve gone for black leather. Half the price and makes it match the extended leather I added. Appreciate that might be too dark for some.

Only boggle is it won’t let me change the gear shift unless I opt for the GT steering wheel which I don’t think I want to do. That and the door handles will be the only remaining silver bits I think
I went for the black leather trim with the black extended leather and it's turned out really well, not dark at all, classic sports car look - i'm really happy with it. Also, opted for the brushed gear knob and GT wheel which i really like and they complement the leather. However, in hindsight the MF wheel might have been more practical as i can't skip music tracks with the stick - 1st world probs etc but worth bearing in mind.

matt21

4,125 posts

186 months

Thursday 22nd September
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After 13 months I’ve just heard that my car has finally been built!

How long does it typically take until delivery?

I can’t see a picture on myporsche of my car, even though it is at build phase 4. Do you know where can I find it?

First Sea Lord

898 posts

161 months

Thursday 22nd September
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matt21 said:
After 13 months I’ve just heard that my car has finally been built!

How long does it typically take until delivery?

I can’t see a picture on myporsche of my car, even though it is at build phase 4. Do you know where can I find it?
Normally 4-5 weeks, but given how disrupted the supply chain is it could be shorter / longer. More likely the latter I suspect.

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Thursday 22nd September
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Just had a look at my configuration and realised I went a bit mental.

http://www.porsche-code.com/PPIYMX62

The interior should look nice, I went with the carbon trim, carbon gear lever and carbon sills eek

I kinda did a dream spec and then was going to cut some out. Then it got locked 8 weeks early.

It was due to be finished building on the 12th of October but has been delayed now to the 26th.

And LED lights were removed but they have fitted the black PDLS lights. All the gt4 rs led's were removed and fitted with the base lights......

Ordered April 2021.





Edited by cowboyengineer on Thursday 22 September 16:06

kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Thursday 22nd September
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cowboyengineer said:
Just had a look at my configuration and realised I went a bit mental.

http://www.porsche-code.com/PPIYMX62

The interior should look nice, I went with the carbon trim, carbon gear lever and carbon sills eek

I kinda did a dream spec and then was going to cut some out. Then it got locked 8 weeks early.

It was due to be finished building on the 12th of October but has been delayed now to the 26th.

And LED lights were removed but they have fitted the black PDLS lights. All the gt4 rs led's were removed and fitted with the base lights......

Ordered April 2021.

Edited by cowboyengineer on Thursday 22 September 16:06
Don't forget you've got OTR costs to go on top of that price also! That's one expensive Boxster!


Edited by kmpowell on Friday 23 September 08:32

cowboyengineer

1,214 posts

96 months

Thursday 22nd September
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kmpowell said:
cowboyengineer said:
Don't forget you've got OTR costs to go on top of that price also! That's one expensive Boxster!

Edited by cowboyengineer on Thursday 22 September 16:06
Well, I only live once. I won't be subject to the latest price increase so it will be slightly cheaper. Still less expensive then my 718 Spyder was, so that's a win. Got to think PTS paint is 7k.

Mick Dastardly

36 posts

6 months

Thursday 22nd September
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http://www.porsche-code.com/PP64M8G1


Finally, build slot 16/10, delivery early December.

Not really arsed if we get it pre Christmas, if we don’t it’ll give us something to do in the new year.

barchetta_boy

2,080 posts

214 months

Friday 23rd September
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Having put 4,000 miles on mine now, the car is crying out for an exhaust solution. Bear with me on this, there's a few bits to understand.

It's not that it isn't loud enough (although it isn't). I could live with that. It's the constant chirping, buzzing and weird electrical 'zirrp' noises caused by flaps opening and closing. Once you've noticed it, it really jars.

I have the Cargraphic valve solenoid kit which was about £400. I now run with valves closed (yes really) all the time, so I'm getting zero value from that, and should probably take it off and sell it. Valves open (which as stock, is the state with exhaust button pressed from 0-2k rpm and 4,500rpm+) the sound is louder but boomy and droney. Not nice.

So now I have manual control of the main exhaust flaps, I can keep them closed all the time. Under load, you get a nice collection of induction and engine noise, especially with the roof down - that's assuming you can find a road long and empty enough to rev the car out (82 mph in 2nd gear but that's another story and another problem).

But even with valves set to closed with the controller, there are evidently MORE valves which I can hear doing something. Put the car in 4th, just drive from 1,800rpm to above 2,000rpm gently, go up and down the rev range you'll hear an electric buzz/hum/zirp noise. Doing my head in now.

Anyone else got this?

coffeekid

57 posts

103 months

Friday 23rd September
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barchetta_boy said:
Having put 4,000 miles on mine now, the car is crying out for an exhaust solution. Bear with me on this, there's a few bits to understand.

It's not that it isn't loud enough (although it isn't). I could live with that. It's the constant chirping, buzzing and weird electrical 'zirrp' noises caused by flaps opening and closing. Once you've noticed it, it really jars.

I have the Cargraphic valve solenoid kit which was about £400. I now run with valves closed (yes really) all the time, so I'm getting zero value from that, and should probably take it off and sell it. Valves open (which as stock, is the state with exhaust button pressed from 0-2k rpm and 4,500rpm+) the sound is louder but boomy and droney. Not nice.

So now I have manual control of the main exhaust flaps, I can keep them closed all the time. Under load, you get a nice collection of induction and engine noise, especially with the roof down - that's assuming you can find a road long and empty enough to rev the car out (82 mph in 2nd gear but that's another story and another problem).

But even with valves set to closed with the controller, there are evidently MORE valves which I can hear doing something. Put the car in 4th, just drive from 1,800rpm to above 2,000rpm gently, go up and down the rev range you'll hear an electric buzz/hum/zirp noise. Doing my head in now.

Anyone else got this?
Is that not the noises from the engine switching off/on half the cylinders?