First time buyer advice on options

First time buyer advice on options

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julian718

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15 posts

Wednesday 15th May
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Hi
Imagining a metallic black Cayman GTS, may I ask of peoples opinion of having these options:

SportDesign package painted in black (high-gloss). This gives me the front apron and rear apron painted in exterior colour and high-gloss black. My question is, if this is in the Black, and the rest of the car is in Black Metallic, will it look odd? Anyone done this and have experience/photos/thoughts to share?

Rear side air intake grilles painted - these it seems I can get in Metallic black, and my query here is, does it all just blend into 'blah' with no differentiation in the shape?.Ditto query for the

and finally, does anyone bother with the Dashboard trim package in leather, which gets me 'Smooth-finish leather in interior colour and partly with decorative stitching: dashboard upper end trims, dashboard lower end trims, defroster panel and dashboard centre speaker trims' I can have that with the GTS Red stitch Altantera interior, so I guess it just gives me more leather coverage, and my query here is, will it include the red stitch as I don't see an option to ensure any stitching on this option is the same colour. And the reason I ask this as I have seen an image of the GTS Red stitch Altantera interior yet there was an extra section with white stitching, which looked like a build error.

One final thing, not a query, just that I never see any pics with the Steering column casing in leather option ticked. of the one or two images I have seen, it does look nice for a relatively small fee.

Many thanks in advance for any comments/advice.
Best regards
Julian






Twinfan

3,607 posts

45 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Painted exterior plastics in gloss black next to metallic black sounds like a bad idea. They work better as a contrast and should match with your choice of wheels i.e. shiny gloss ones not those that are matt finished.

Leather dash with contrast stitching is a must on a GTS. The standard plastic dash looks cheap and nasty.

Steering column in leather is personal preference. There's plastic around that area anyway (e.g. instrument binnacles) so adding leather around the column is neither here nor there. It also makes the stalk holes a bit too obvious.

All in my opinion of course smile

jakesmith

3,849 posts

112 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I would get as much leather as possible, considering how expensive the 718 cars are, the leather makes them feel more special inside. When they lose a load of value over the next few years, the leather still makes them feel premium inside, that's my experience with Boxsters, always get as much leather as possible

DJMC

2,329 posts

44 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Don't get a black car?

I had one, never again. Looks clean for a day then awful whether it's just dust or rain residue.

Crispystork

182 posts

23 months

Thursday 16th May
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Get the GTS interior package no matter what. Ones without have lower sale residual as you can only get this interior on the GTS
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Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Thursday 16th May
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I am a glutton for box ticking but...

Wouldn’t get the painted exterior bits with a black car but it does look good on other cars where there is a contrast. I do think brighter colours look great on the Boxster...Mrs Cheib’s is Ruby Star so very bright and kind of wish I’d ticked these boxes on her car.

The leather trim you are talking about is a bit of a waste of money, it’s in addition to the GTS package ? You have to look for it to know it’s there.

I ticked the leather steering column in my GT3, think it looks great. Didn’t bother with the leather bits above and I went a bit mad on options....

stebbo

87 posts

40 months

Thursday 16th May
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DJMC said:
Don't get a black car?

I had one, never again. Looks clean for a day then awful whether it's just dust or rain residue.
I have a Black Boxster. DJMC is correct. I clean, caress and fettle my care at every opportunity. Get a Red or blue one.

rockin

6,443 posts

186 months

Thursday 16th May
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Rule 1: Options depreciate more quickly than the car to which they're attached! smile

jimbo761

152 posts

23 months

stebbo said:
DJMC said:
Don't get a black car?

I had one, never again. Looks clean for a day then awful whether it's just dust or rain residue.
I have a Black Boxster. DJMC is correct. I clean, caress and fettle my care at every opportunity. Get a Red or blue one.
Ah but when clean & waxed black does shine up really well, quite satisfying if you do it yourself.

The rest of the time get used to the mud & dirt look, at least the car looks like it’s used.

You never get your money back on options. The biggest losses I’ve seen are where someone has traded a fully loaded one a few months after buying it.



julian718

Original Poster:

15 posts

Yesterday (17:03)
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Thank you all for your advice. One query remains unanswerd, being:

and finally, does anyone bother with the Dashboard trim package in leather, which gets me 'Smooth-finish leather in interior colour and partly with decorative stitching: dashboard upper end trims, dashboard lower end trims, defroster panel and dashboard centre speaker trims' I can have that with the GTS Red stitch Altantera interior, so I guess it just gives me more leather coverage, and my query here is, will it include the red stitch as I don't see an option to ensure any stitching on this option is the same colour. And the reason I ask this as I have seen an image of the GTS Red stitch Altantera interior yet there was an extra section with white stitching, which looked like a build error.

For example, see stich colour is digfferent here
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Designer Slave

94 posts

13 months

Yesterday (18:11)
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I would just go for the GTS trim package and add the steering column leather. I have the steering column leather and you do notice it more than you'd think.