Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 - Turbo Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Oh Baby

    I am getting the delivery next week. Should be able to send much better pictures later.

    Questions: The dealer offers VentureShield, Door Ding Protection, Tire/Wheel Road Hazard Protection, Simoniz System 5 protection and other plans. I know I will get the VentureShield, but what are your opinions on the other plans (about $600 to $800 each)?

    BTW, the dealer will also install the two pieces of CF door finishers (Thanks to Jason's source)

    I have been reading this forum for more than a year and your guys have been great help!!! Starting next week, maybe I can also add a comment or two.

    Re: Oh Baby

    more pic

    Re: Oh Baby

    Read the fine print. The Tire/Wheel pkg on some is very good with wide coverage and little out of pocket, often worth it. The others...well, fluffy. I'm not a film guy, so that's your call. Simoniz? Are you kidding. Stay away, far away from dealer prep/wax stuff.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Oh man, Eric is so right.. Other than an invisable bra, and Tire pkg with spelled out no money protection, all that other stuff are just profit centers for the dealer and worthless..simoniz, dent protection, window etching all a big nono.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Love the painted seat backs.

    I personally dont really like Venturasheild, etc. Wax build up on the edges of the film and the paint really bugs me and is a pain IMO.

    Re: Oh Baby

    I would reco the clear bra but do the full hood and fenders. Tire insurance is mandatory if you live in a bad road area in which the north east has many of. Used mine three times already.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Love the white with the black top.....great look!

    Re: Oh Baby

    I am hearing alot of responses that the Venture Shield, 3M, etc. ALL yellow on white. I also have a white one coming in a few months and have been researching this. I am not putting it on mine after all the comments I have seen from WHITE 997tt owners. Your car is BEAUTIFUL - VERY HOT! Congratulations

    Re: Oh Baby

    Beautiful car! Tan (natural leather brown?) interior: you're a man of great taste. I REALLY like the white seat backs too. Congrats!

    BTW, if (*if*) the interior's yellowish monotone seems too much for you, getting mats in something like a Starbuck cappuccino color would help IMO. That's what I did in my car, and for so little $, it has turned out to be one of my most favorite "options."

    ....Never mind, looks like you might have carpet in cocoa already?

    Re: Oh Baby

    Thanks, guys! The car has COCOA top, natural brown, deviating carpet (black) and a few CF options. I thought ONLY the 3M films would yellow. The dealer told me if I put on different wheels, as long as the specs are the same standards as the factory ones, the Tire/Wheel plan should cover them too. I couldn't get hold of the provider today. I am still shopping for wheels and may change them later

    Re: Oh Baby

    Agree with guys above: check fine print of wheel/tire protection. Mine had _incredibly_ ridiculous requirement that the [tire?] [wheel?] had "to hold air" _and_ go back to the original dealer in order to be repaired _OR_ replaced. (sorry, forgot details).

    Clear bra? What kinds of driving do you do? Alot of bizzy interstate driving on my Bimmer messes up the bumber and grille. My TT is mostly on secondary highways with fewer cars and more space between them and so clear bras are unnecessary. You could get away with a regular strap-on bra for non-routine long interstate trips.

    Wheels? My dealer (owner of dealership not sales guy) said changing wheels would nullify suspension-related warrenty claims. Better double check what yours said.

    All this serious stuff aside: Congrats on the car!!!

    Re: Oh Baby

    I've got a white GT-2 on order, tentatively with film protection from the dealer. My current car is a silver 996 X-50 without film, prior one a red C-4S with film. Both on Michelin Pilot Sport Cups, and both tracked 5 or so times a year. With comparable mileage, the silver non-film car picked up a lot more paint dings, and the black smears (from hitting flying rubber debris at speed) were tougher to get off....especially where concentrated in the wheel wells behind the tires.
    So...I think I'll stay with the film, and replace it when/if it yellows. I've yet to check into the warranty, but will get mine Porsche dealer installed in hopes of better back up if yellowing is a problem. On white car, it will be painfully obvious if this happens...never noticed it on the red one

    Re: Oh Baby

    A guy I know has the venture shield on a white c2, yellowed after one year. I think they all do on a white/light car, I've seen it with both 3m and vs now.
    Nice car BTW.

    Re: Oh Baby

    what a beauty

    Re: Oh Baby

    congrats...

    Re: Oh Baby

    Luke-

    Your baby is on it's way! Helped load it myself.

    -Chris
    PNOlmsted

    Re: Oh Baby

    Chris,you guys've been great

    Re: Oh Baby

    It's here

    Re: Oh Baby

    2

    Re: Oh Baby

    3

    Re: Oh Baby

    4

    Re: Oh Baby

    5

    Re: Oh Baby

    very nice! i love white! i cant beieve that appearently white and black are trends right now. so you'll see more and more white cars. but theres no substitude to a white porsche!
    enjoy.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Quote:
    vig168 said:
    4



    Hey Vig, Natural Brown is niiiiice. Reminds me of the buckskin interior in an XKE I once knew (not mine).


    Re: Oh Baby

    Very nice car! Enjoy!

    Re: Oh Baby

    Your car is stunning - I love the color combinations - just beautiful! I am partial to white, but your entire package looks just great. Regarding the film - I have done quite alot of research and read alot about this on all the forums. On the white, it appears they all yellow. It is very expensive to keep replacing this and it yellows fairly quickly it seems (in several thousand miles). I have a white 997TT coming too and I may just leave it off like I did on my 04 C4S in white, and my previous Boxster S which was white. I just used some touch up on the few tiny rock chips and you cannot even tell. Keep us posted what you decide and what kind of luck you have with the film if you get it.

    Re: Oh Baby

    How much did you get on your trade-in?

    Beautiful Cab


    Re: Oh Baby

    Very nice! I hope that crappy looking license plate is going to be replaced soon though.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Hi,

    nice car. Looks great in white. Steering wheel maybe a little busy for me tho with 4 different colours, but i like the light coloured leather.

    Enjoy...

    Rgds.

    Re: Oh Baby

    Quote:
    JoeRockhead said:
    Very nice! I hope that crappy looking license plate is going to be replaced soon though.


    I bought that "crappy license plate" in Aruba: it's a lucky number for me

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 11/18/18 10:43 PM
    EnglishManInNY
    403978 5190
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 11/21/18 2:02 PM
    RCA
    321082 1979
    Porsche Sticky 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) 11/21/18 11:06 AM
    RCA
    273441 2973
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 11/7/18 2:43 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    211370 1077
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 11/15/18 6:23 PM
    BONES
    192223 2674
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 11/21/18 2:03 PM
    RCA
    123469 2425
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 11/15/18 12:15 PM
    RCA
    32340 316
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    throt
    14061 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 6/18/18 8:51 PM
    Monkey
    13337 31
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    Kimi
    523666 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    KresoF1
    483380 4254
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    RCA
    279103 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/16/18 11:30 AM
    RCA
    264203 2611
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    RCA
    191576 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/21/18 11:21 AM
    Carlos from SpainM
    190322 1761
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 11/20/18 9:10 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    179223 3224
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 11/21/18 10:51 AM
    RCA
    142772 2250
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    142759 757
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    Wonderbar
    128348 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    111662 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106526 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 11/20/18 9:25 PM
    Enzo II
    85192 1138
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 10/13/18 9:50 PM
    RCA
    66677 672
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    RCA
    57216 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    46699 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 11/14/18 12:48 PM
    lukestern
    43304 1395
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    42826 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/20/18 9:13 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    41383 598
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    39361 472
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 11/14/18 11:25 AM
    RCA
    39067 637
    281 items found, displaying 1 to 30.