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Porsche Owners Thread - If you own one or just like or hate them! :)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Gibbo, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. AndrewP

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 27, 2002

    Posts: 2,576

    Location: Livingston

    Mine is a 987.2 S with PDK and PASM, if you're happy with the standard suspension then I don't think it's worth changing just for that. Sport mode is a bit firm for poor road surfaces - there's a nice wee diagram here. PDK is a much bigger change obviously and mostly down to personal preference, mine is my only car too and with the switchable options it's pretty comfortable and practical in urban traffic but quite transformed with the Sport stuff selected :). Xenons are pretty good, but I don't know what the standard headlights are like - I believe there is even an LED aftermarket option now though!
     
  2. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    I have just been informed that PTS is now available and they have a April build slot should I want it.

    They have gone to find out about the buckets for me.
     
  3. [ui]ICEMAN

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,535

    Location: Florida/UK

    Excellent. Are you 100% convinced you want to move to the 911? Life’s about experiences and trying new things, but personally having had all of them, I prefer the size and balance of the Cayman.
     
  4. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    It is a itch I want to scratch but at the same time every time I drive the GTS and due to the NA nature of car I get out like a exited little kid.
     
  5. [ui]ICEMAN

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,535

    Location: Florida/UK

    Awesome! Nothing wrong with that. I really hope you enjoy the new car. There really isn’t a bad car in the range.
     
  6. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    I'll see what he comes back with in the morning but PTS and Buckets are a deal breaker for me, as I find the folding buckets very comfy.

    I guess it also confirms my 991.2 GTS order is no more, I'll find out if there is any paper work to sign for that as well tomorrow.
     
  7. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    So no bucket seats for the moment. :(

    However, unleash the Harris!

     
  8. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    It must be review day:

     
  9. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    This is the review I was waiting on:



    A Few other reviews:



     
  10. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,235

    Location: Plymouth

    992 order went in today!! Comfort spec...sports seats "plus", seat ventilation, all the leather and reversing cameras and adaptive cruise, but also rear wheel steer just for those tight supermarket moments :D

    One late change, I took off keyless entry because of the reports of thefts from jammed/copied keys recently which includes my bro in law.

    Didn't add PDCC or sport suspension as seemed super expensive given I'm never going to track it.

    Also couldn't bring myself to do the interior wood eventhough many people seem to be raving about it....
     
  11. pioneer2000

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 5,252

    Location: Essex

    Not sure of the point of rear wheel steer if it’s going to be purely road based.
     
  12. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,235

    Location: Plymouth

    Supposed to make life a bit easier at all speeds. Should be handy in the local Waitrose car park at peak tw*t hour....
     
  13. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,137

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Having driven 911's with rear steer on road and track, you notice it, makes the car feel sharper, more nimble and smaller/lighter than it is, works on GT3 very well, can only see it been further improved on 992.
     
  14. Simon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 22,274

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    Every time you turn a corner the rear wheel steer benefits.
    Normal cars just twist the rear tyre rather than turn the wheel.
     
  15. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,343

    Location: England

    Wise move on the keys.
     
  16. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

     
  17. RSR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 17, 2006

    Posts: 8,377

    Holey Cow this is indepth. :eek:

     
  18. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

    Posts: 18,838

    Location: Northern England

    First day of the year with the top down.
    PSE active and sports mode on. :cool:
     
  19. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,724

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I think I am having a mid life crisis because all of the sudden I want a Cayman.
     
  20. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 12,959

    Location: London / Prague

    Every meddle class person should own a Porsche at some point in their life.