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    New 997 Owner

    Just purchased a 05 997 off the showroom floor. Artic Silver metallic, 19s with colored crests, heated seats with the NAV system(two options I wouldn't have ordered)Bose with CD changer, black interior, and xenons. I'm going to replace the center console with carbon fiber and change to a sport shifter after market at my dealership.

    First impressions after 4 years of driving a Boxster S....the car is fast, prodiguous braking power, tenacious grip and flat out beautiful to look at. Porsche has nearly reached the point of diminshing returns with the 997. What I mean is the car is so good, except for the absolute speed and power freaks out there, a 997 S or turbo(considering the premium one pays for these models) seems like a bit of overkill.

    Road and Track did a number of timed runs on the new 997 S and clocked a few sub 4 second 0-60 times on a test car with 4k on the odometer. That is very fast. MA.

    Re: New 997 Owner

    I'm an S owner, and it's not even CLOSE to overkill. Overkill is when the car won't hold rear wheel traction under full-throttle at 70 mph, and basically makes your hands shake after a full row through the gears!!! But I'll cut you a break, because you're used to driving a Boxster.... My pickup truck is a full second faster in the 1/4 mile than a Boxster S Sorry I'm being so hard on ya!! , CONGRATULATIONS on your new car, the colors and equipment are super, and you'll learn to love the heated seats after a stressful day at work. I don't use them to get warm, I use them for relaxation therapy, and you get addicted.... Have fun!!

    Re: New 997 Owner

    BTW, I'm the resident power junkie around here, so now you know my context...

    Re: New 997 Owner

    God 69, you just sceared the shi* out of him! Go easy!!

    Not everyone needs 1000 HP potential under the hood to feel happy

    Welcome on the board and have a nice stay you bought the S or non-S because the non-S certainly doesnt reach 60 in under 4 secs

    Re: New 997 Owner

    No worries, the overkill statement was more in regards to the 10K higher base price, and what you actually "get" for the money. I'm on my second Porsche(and loving it) and am used to their asking a "premium" for xtras. A buddy of mine has a 1997 speed yellow twin turbo, highly modified, somwhere in the 565 HP range, so I can appreciate your HP "fetish" ( : MA.

    Re: New 997 Owner

    so is your car the base?

    cuz if you read some posts and thread you will soon realize that the S is not an overkill but more of a bargain!

    considering xenon,19" ,PASM , Sports steering,Aluminium trim,White gauges,twin exhaust and that god damn 30 more HP!!!

    a base 997 with your extras brand new will cost eXactly as the 997S BUT WITH 30 HP LESS!!

    Re: New 997 Owner

    As a "hardware" afficianado, I feel that you get quite alot for the $9K extra, 19" wheels, PASM, bi-xenon, sport wheel, self-adjusting clutch, exhaust, 3.8L mill. It's not a hollow badge for nothing more than a slightly stronger motor, the aggregate of options it includes makes it cheaper than the options by themselves. It's just a matter of what you want on the car.

    Re: New 997 Owner

    Welcome aboard MEA and congratulations on the new Porsche. You'll enjoy this board. It's full with diverse individuals from all walks of life and there probably isn't a question or concern that can't be addressed. Wait and See

    Re: New 997 Owner

    Thanks to everyone on their greetings. It is amazing the joy we get from driving, especially high performance luxury cars. I was glad to see that luxury tax go away a few years back. I paid a little bit of that on the Boxster S I ordered back in 2000. Looking forward to the conversation on here. MA

    nicholas j said:
    Welcome aboard MEA and congratulations on the new Porsche. You'll enjoy this board. It's full with diverse individuals from all walks of life and there probably isn't a question or concern that can't be addressed. Wait and See

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    Re: New 997 Owner

    I answered this in the thread where you originally, I don't have a digital camera. MA

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