718 GT4 UK Allocations

718 GT4 UK Allocations

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kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Thursday 8th September
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tidfrance said:


Hi.
Picked up my GT4 last Friday.
This little thing is under the offside headlamp.
Nothing under the other one.
Sent to my salesperson,but day off today.
Anybody have any ideas.?
Cheers
Mine had that. The PPF installer removed it (it slides out) and gave it to me. It’s in my office drawer just in case it’s important but I’ve never heard/seen it before so it’s nice to see somebody else question it. At a guess, and it’s only a guess, I think it’s left over from the production process to align the light unit, but as it’s too tight to remove they think it’s easier to leave in.

tidfrance

86 posts

112 months

Thursday 8th September
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Hi.
Thanks for the information.

Wonder why they didn't remove it when they valeted the car?.
Thought it might be something to do with the car build.
Don't fancy trying to get it out myself through.

kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Thursday 8th September
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tidfrance said:
Hi.
Thanks for the information.

Wonder why they didn't remove it when they valeted the car?.
Thought it might be something to do with the car build.
Don't fancy trying to get it out myself through.
Just re-read your post and realised you were talking about yours being in/under the drivers side unit. Mine was actually in/under the passenger side lamp unit. So I think its safe to say it's a leftover from the production/transport process. smile

Edited by kmpowell on Thursday 8th September 16:17

rianos

43 posts

75 months

Sunday 11th September
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Any opinions on this?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204305...

Been up for sale for quite a while and been reduced from £106/105k. Slightly concerned that the wbac valuation is £23k lower than this is listed for. My
ideal spec in a factory order is only £94k but I can’t imagine I would be able to get an allocation and this is the closest to my spec. Can cruise control be retrofitted to the GT4?

dashobbit

125 posts

74 months

Sunday 11th September
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rianos said:
Any opinions on this?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204305...

Been up for sale for quite a while and been reduced from £106/105k. Slightly concerned that the wbac valuation is £23k lower than this is listed for. My
ideal spec in a factory order is only £94k but I can’t imagine I would be able to get an allocation and this is the closest to my spec. Can cruise control be retrofitted to the GT4?
If you want cruise control, sports seats and steel brakes then just order a GTS?

Cruise control is main regret for mine. It’s not adaptive so can be a pain when traffic isn’t flowing steadily, but main gripe is that the stick gets in the way a bit on track

Personally, I wouldn’t see a lot of resale value in the car you’ve linked to

kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Sunday 11th September
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Edited: I didn’t look at the pics closely enough.

Edited by kmpowell on Sunday 11th September 14:22

Redline88

242 posts

88 months

Sunday 11th September
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kmpowell said:
rianos said:
IMO the standard plastic dash cheapens the car so much. Extended leather/race-tex & stitch is an absolute must on this car if you want it to feel special each time you climb inside.
That one has the extended leather?

kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Sunday 11th September
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Redline88 said:
That one has the extended leather?
Ignore me. I didn’t scroll past the first interior pic and I wasn’t wearing my glasses. getmecoat

philj

83 posts

206 months

Sunday 11th September
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dashobbit said:
rianos said:
Any opinions on this?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204305...

Been up for sale for quite a while and been reduced from £106/105k. Slightly concerned that the wbac valuation is £23k lower than this is listed for. My
ideal spec in a factory order is only £94k but I can’t imagine I would be able to get an allocation and this is the closest to my spec. Can cruise control be retrofitted to the GT4?
If you want cruise control, sports seats and steel brakes then just order a GTS?

Cruise control is main regret for mine. It’s not adaptive so can be a pain when traffic isn’t flowing steadily, but main gripe is that the stick gets in the way a bit on track

Personally, I wouldn’t see a lot of resale value in the car you’ve linked to
Never noticed the cruise control getting in the way? Not being adaptive is a bit of extra hassle but useful none the less. I believe it is straightforward to retrofit cruise control and can be done by an OPC.

Seats and brakes a personal thing. No idea on values, but these are great cars and, at their price point, I can’t think of much else I’d rather have that works so well on road and track with a rock solid warranty. Happy hunting!

M11rph

64 posts

3 months

Sunday 11th September
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rianos said:
... Can cruise control be retrofitted to the GT4?
Currently £582 through OPC

rawenghey

11 posts

3 months

Monday 12th September
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dashobbit said:
rianos said:
Any opinions on this?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202204305...

Been up for sale for quite a while and been reduced from £106/105k. Slightly concerned that the wbac valuation is £23k lower than this is listed for. My
ideal spec in a factory order is only £94k but I can’t imagine I would be able to get an allocation and this is the closest to my spec. Can cruise control be retrofitted to the GT4?
If you want cruise control, sports seats and steel brakes then just order a GTS?

Cruise control is main regret for mine. It’s not adaptive so can be a pain when traffic isn’t flowing steadily, but main gripe is that the stick gets in the way a bit on track

Personally, I wouldn’t see a lot of resale value in the car you’ve linked to
Spot on. Also make sure the GTS has the Race-Tex interior, otherwise that'll be worthless too.

tedblog

1,352 posts

62 months

Monday 12th September
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dashobbit said:
If you want cruise control, sports seats and steel brakes then just order a GTS?

Cruise control is main regret for mine. It’s not adaptive so can be a pain when traffic isn’t flowing steadily, but main gripe is that the stick gets in the way a bit on track

Personally, I wouldn’t see a lot of resale value in the car you’ve linked to
Adaptive is awful , your better off without it.

Tony B2

387 posts

157 months

Tuesday 13th September
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I am struggling to find the right spec Spyder, out of the limited numbers available used.

One must-have for me, given the extremely limited view rearwards, is the parking assist camera.

Is it possible to retrofit this, via a dealer?

Zee Germanz

39 posts

76 months

Friday 23rd September
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Has anyone had their rear plate attached with sticky pads instead of having the dealer screw it in - any issues where PPF is on the rear bumper and any recommendations on sticky pads to use?

I’ve always used basic foam double sided sticky strips for rear plates, but it’s been on a flat surface and not stuck to PPF. Just conscious the GT4 has a raised section where the rear plate is mounted so may need a thicker sticky pad.

Edited by Zee Germanz on Friday 23 September 23:05

julian987R

4,530 posts

41 months

Friday 23rd September
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The Aston Martin PTS one is back

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202209179...

I think down by £6K from where it was before

donutskidmark

1,016 posts

135 months

Saturday 24th September
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Zee Germanz said:
Has anyone had their rear plate attached with sticky pads instead of having the dealer screw it in - any issues where PPF is on the rear bumper and any recommendations on sticky pads to use?

I’ve always used basic foam double sided sticky strips for rear plates, but it’s been on a flat surface and not stuck to PPF. Just conscious the GT4 has a raised section where the rear plate is mounted so may need a thicker sticky pad.

Edited by Zee Germanz on Friday 23 September 23:05
Normally you can just double up or triple up the standard sticky pads and the plate will sit flush over the raised section -

donutskidmark

1,016 posts

135 months

Saturday 24th September
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julian987R said:
The Aston Martin PTS one is back

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202209179...

I think down by £6K from where it was before
Not sure about the asking price- I thought it was initially about 119k first time round?
Looks like they’ve taken some new photos …… car looks great imho
But compared to other pts cars it still seems about 6 grand over priced


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202209219...

kmpowell

2,411 posts

210 months

Saturday 24th September
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Zee Germanz said:
Has anyone had their rear plate attached with sticky pads instead of having the dealer screw it in - any issues where PPF is on the rear bumper and any recommendations on sticky pads to use?

I’ve always used basic foam double sided sticky strips for rear plates, but it’s been on a flat surface and not stuck to PPF. Just conscious the GT4 has a raised section where the rear plate is mounted so may need a thicker sticky pad.

Edited by Zee Germanz on Friday 23 September 23:05
When I picked my car up I specified no drilling, no front plate, and sticky pads only to fix the rear plate, because I hate drilled holes and it was also going for PPF and ceramic coating. The rear plate was removed by the PPF installer and then refitted with pads. The raised section in the recess is quite wide (designed for a US size plate and fixing drill hole guides) and I can see mine's been stuck back on with pads either side of the raised section, because it does sit very flush at the edges with a slight curve over the raised section. You can only see it though if you are looking very close up.

I don't know what pads he used, but I can ask in a week or so when I take it back for it's post-installation PPF health-check.

Zee Germanz

39 posts

76 months

Saturday 24th September
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donutskidmark said:
Normally you can just double up or triple up the standard sticky pads and the plate will sit flush over the raised section -
Thanks - I was thinking this too; hopefully it'd be sturdy enough.



kmpowell said:
When I picked my car up I specified no drilling, no front plate, and sticky pads only to fix the rear plate, because I hate drilled holes and it was also going for PPF and ceramic coating. The rear plate was removed by the PPF installer and then refitted with pads. The raised section in the recess is quite wide (designed for a US size plate and fixing drill hole guides) and I can see mine's been stuck back on with pads either side of the raised section, because it does sit very flush at the edges with a slight curve over the raised section. You can only see it though if you are looking very close up.

I don't know what pads he used, but I can ask in a week or so when I take it back for it's post-installation PPF health-check.
Thanks, that would be great - though I'll likely need to know by Tuesday. biggrin

MogUk

54 posts

20 months

Saturday 24th September
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Self adhesive Velcro, have used this on my cars for years, stupidly strong and also means I can quickly remove the plates for cleaning.

Amazon Heavy Duty Velcro