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    Roof down observations...

    .. lovely sunny day today, 1C and flurries of snow so after my morning calls at home drove into work topdown. Heated seats and heater (setting 'Hi' on econ, full fan) seem much better at getting the cockpit warm than my 986, although that wasn't too shabby in itself.

    BUT, noticed a lot more wind around my barnet, ears were quite frozen by the time I reached the office. Almost felt as if the wind deflector wasn't there. OK, it was very windy too so that may have had some impact, but I don't remember it being like that in the old 'un - even at 85+mph.

    Great feeling though...

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    Yeah noticed the same today.. Managed a couple of topless rides myself, but each time I didnt keep it down for long the top of my head was getting cold. Notced that the wind seems to come from the front right so I end up with a bizarre parting on the right side of my hear!

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    No roof down at this moment ;-)

    http://www.rennteam.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=621&size=big&sort=1&cat=500

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    Out of interest, how tall are you guys?

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    wtsnet said:
    Out of interest, how tall are you guys?



    4'2"

    I'm from the Ngallaballawhallahallazallamajalla-bib tribe in the Northern part of Zangbogawa. They call me "lighthouse" because of my excessive height..

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    Dr P. - I'm so glad of your excellent humour. You crack me up! I need *something* to cheer me up when everyone's getting their cars and flaunting them about.

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    wtsnet said:
    Out of interest, how tall are you guys?



    5'10", so nothing excessive

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    6'4".. I blame my mum! Finding pants is killer, let alone finding sports cars that fit!!!!

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    RichJ - I assume that you fit in the 987 much better than the 986?

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    Never driven the 986 to be honest (First porsche this), did sit in one and whilst I did fit I dont think I would have been comfortable driving it for long periods let alone owning one.

    The 987 on the other hand is fine. 6 hours today no probs other than an aching knee, which I get with most cars.

    So all in all pretty cool

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    Excellent. Thanks!

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    I'm 193 cm tall (appr. 9'11") and I fit fine in the 986. Only trouble is the side of the seats. Seat is too narrow for my perfectly sculpted gluteus maximus.

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    6'2

    my boxster fits pretty well, but the seat is moved so far back there is no room for anything behind my seat.

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    Dr. Phil said:
    I'm 193 cm tall (appr. 9'11") and I fit fine in the 986. Only trouble is the side of the seats. Seat is too narrow for my perfectly sculpted gluteus maximus.



    Congratulations at 9ft 11 ins. tall you are by far the worlds tallest man. When you come over in May we will discuss me being your agent.

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    Can't comment on the 987 but had a 986S before the 996 and there were much more wind around the cockpit compared to the 911.
    That's probably due to the much more (bigger, wider) effective windstop on the 996, although much uglier I agree.
    The windstop on the Boxster is very nicely integrated but you can see that air can flow on either side of the roolover hoops, same for the 987.
    It's didn't bother me much really, more the missus with long hair, as long as you don't drive very fast with top down that is, up to 70 mph IMHO is fine.

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    RichJ said:
    6'4".. I blame my mum! Finding pants is killer, let alone finding sports cars that fit!!!!



    RichJ, do you mean English pants or American pants (aka trousers)? I wasn't aware that tall men needed extra big (English) pants!

     
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