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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    beltar:

    We are thinking of selling the beauty...SmileySmiley Mss doesn't like it at all... She misses the comfort of an electrical roof and the car is far too noisy on long runs on the motorway.... When driving open, it's too windy in the cabin...

    I can't say she has no point.

    But to me , It's by far the most thrilling porsche i had. From a driver's point of view, i find it just stupifying, bloody gorgeous... I like it utmost... but my other half ...

    So when you know interested people, give a buzz.  It's not really decided yet, but i presume we will sell it in the end... and i will be wheaping... that's 100% sure SmileySmileySmileySmiley

     Very sorry to hear that beltar Smiley . Much like the situation we had with the Cayman back in 2010. I loved it but SWMBO hated everything about it - in particular the harder ride (no PASM unlike all our other Porsches) and no comfort seats. I looked longingly at the Spider when it was introduce, would have been my ultimate Boxster especially with carbon bucket seats but realised it would be a total no-no for The Boss, I didn't want another Cayman debacle! Smiley We achieved the compromise between sporty, comfort, sound and practicality absolutely spot on with the GTS thankfully. We had long debates about seat choices on this car, I was convinced she'd want the 18 way adaptive seats but when she tried them she found the seat backs too tight even with the sides on the widest setting. After we'd bought the car she sat in another car with adaptive and decided they were better...Smiley But she lives ok with the standard seats thankfully......Smiley SWMBO always has trouble finding a car seat she likes finds Volvo V40 has the most comfortable car seats she has ever experienced! Smiley

    My 7,000 post - just reached the count before so much got lost with the RT data issue, including my collection and post collection GTS threads....Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Volvo is very favorable car here on RT recently, lol

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    Boyko23:
    Volvo is very favorable car here on RT recently, lol

    There is an opinion in certain quarters that every car enthusiast should have an ambition to own a Ferrari at some stage. Nonsense! Volvo is the way to go! Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    My boy and I rode past a Volvo dealership today and there was a Polestar V60 displayed on the forecourt. I would be lying if I said it didn't grab my attention!


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Another option is to change the Miss...indecision


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Turbo:

    Another option is to change the Miss...indecision

    True - but a more expensive option! Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS Carrara white / Volvo V40 R Design daily drive

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    bluelines:  I am trying to understand when they specifically started with this "toning down" and I keep iterating down the model numbers 991, 997, 996, 993, ... Smiley

    Keep going backwards.  I would say it happened almost from day one, but in the 911 at least from Model Year 1969 when they lengthened the wheelbase to make the handling less intimidating.  Model Year 1974 was a big change adding the accordian bumpers and getting rid of the fantastic Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection system with 6 throttles and velocity stacks.  They also lost that fantastic intake sound and lowered the redline by around 1,000 rpm.  The result was more weight and less power but better performance in 5mph crashes and emissions.

    I one wants the pinnacle of 911 purity of purpose, it's probably the short wheelbase street-lagal racer, the 1967R or for something under a Million Euros, a 1967 911S 2.0


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    16 Cayman GT4, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


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    WAY:

    My boy and I rode past a Volvo dealership today and there was a Polestar V60 displayed on the forecourt. I would be lying if I said it didn't grab my attention!

    I cheated on my national car brand, skipped the Polestar, and got us an Audi S3 Sportback today. The new all season beater as they say. I am very impressed by the handling and performance.

    I am sorry I won't join the exclusive Volvo club on RT Smiley

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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Congrats!


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    bluelines:
    WAY:

    My boy and I rode past a Volvo dealership today and there was a Polestar V60 displayed on the forecourt. I would be lying if I said it didn't grab my attention!

    I cheated on my national car brand, skipped the Polestar, and got us an Audi S3 Sportback today. The new all season beater as they say. I am very impressed by the handling and performance.

    I am sorry I won't join the exclusive Volvo club on RT Smiley

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    Congratulations, you finally seem to act reasonable. Smiley Smiley

    Smiley

    P.S.: The S3 is really a fun car, especially for the city (and of course outside), good choice!


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    They forgot to paint that S3 too?  smiley


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    SciFrog:

    They forgot to paint that S3 too?  smiley

    No, it is the Powerkit. White Smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    "Powerkit White"; good name for a color.

     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Here is my Spyder which finally arrived after almost a 6 months wait. Was built in the last week of April.

    Agate Grey with Spyder Classic interior and LWB. Drove just few kms so far therefore cannot comment much but the sound is among the best I have ever heard in a Porsche (modern and vintage). The car feels very special not as special as Bluelines GT4 but it will do indecision. Will post more impressions after the first longer trip.

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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Congrats!!!


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    m4ever:

    Here is my Spyder which finally arrived after almost a 6 months wait. Was built in the last week of April.

    Agate Grey with Spyder Classic interior and LWB. Drove just few kms so far therefore cannot comment much but the sound is among the best I have ever heard in a Porsche (modern and vintage). The car feels very special not as special as Bluelines GT4 but it will do indecision. Will post more impressions after the first longer trip.

    Congratulations! Welcome to a club that is far more exclusive than the GT4 one Smiley .


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    crayphile:
    m4ever:

    Here is my Spyder which finally arrived after almost a 6 months wait. Was built in the last week of April.

    Agate Grey with Spyder Classic interior and LWB. Drove just few kms so far therefore cannot comment much but the sound is among the best I have ever heard in a Porsche (modern and vintage). The car feels very special not as special as Bluelines GT4 but it will do indecision. Will post more impressions after the first longer trip.

    Congratulations! Welcome to a club that is far more exclusive than the GT4 one Smiley .

    Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Congratulations! wink Great looking Spyder! kiss


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Looks great, congrats!


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    Congratulations!!!! Beautiful spec! wink


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Thank you All for the kind words wink     


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    m4ever:

    Thank you All for the kind words wink     

    ...and missed to add, after having read all comments above, welcome to far more special 981 3.8l flat-six rugged Marlboro manliness than McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, etc. and whatever else these wannabe-sportscars in 1980s nail polish colors are called wink Smiley


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    2014 991 Carrera 4S | Dark Blue Metallic | PDK | Sport Chrono | SPASM


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Thank you Bluelines ,  it does indeed feel very special.  I can`t comment much as I have driven it only for few kms, so far the only aspect of the car that did not impress me is the steering that as someone already underlined in this thread feels a bit light and detached but this is compensated by a sound and a mechanical feel that makes every short trip an event. Love how the Spyder feels light and nimble  . It reminds me of my air cooled Porsches. Will post a small review after a first proper drive in the Alps.


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    Congratulations m4ever . just in time to profit for the summer blush


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Looking great m4ever, love these Sypders!


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    Thank you Gnil and Porker . Yes hopefully sooner or later the warm weather will come, so far haven't seen much of it.

    Here is an interior picture (sorry for the quality)

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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    m4ever:

    Here is my Spyder which finally arrived after almost a 6 months wait. Was built in the last week of April.

    Agate Grey with Spyder Classic interior and LWB. Drove just few kms so far therefore cannot comment much but the sound is among the best I have ever heard in a Porsche (modern and vintage). The car feels very special not as special as Bluelines GT4 but it will do indecision. Will post more impressions after the first longer trip.

    IMG_3744.JPG

    IMG_3214.JPG

    Congrats, looks exactly like the Boxster S I owned...minus the Spyder roof and power of course. Smiley


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    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    1463497960726image.jpegNice PTS Irish Green:


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    The picture of that  'green' Spyder has been haunting me since I first saw it this morning.

    Reflects what I wished for on a GT4. Exquisite in my opinion.

    @m4ever: your build is very tasteful too, congratulations...


    Re: Boxster Spyder News?

    RC:
    m4ever:

    Here is my Spyder which finally arrived after almost a 6 months wait. Was built in the last week of April.

    Agate Grey with Spyder Classic interior and LWB. Drove just few kms so far therefore cannot comment much but the sound is among the best I have ever heard in a Porsche (modern and vintage). The car feels very special not as special as Bluelines GT4 but it will do indecision. Will post more impressions after the first longer trip.

    Congrats, looks exactly like the Boxster S I owned...minus the Spyder roof and power of course. Smiley

         Thank you RC , I remember your Boxster , did not last long !


     
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