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    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    Damian said:
    Mish, not to further torment you, but tomorrow I will post pics of a seal grey w/stone grey top 987 which looks fantastic.
    Granted, it's a brand new car; but the convertible top woven material on these cars is marinated in every flavor of super-Scotch-guard imaginable. My dad has a 15 year old RR Corniche that has a beige soft top, still looks 98% as good as new, everything bounces right off of it, it is outdoors quite often, treated only once a year.




    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    MMD said:
    WOW! Even the advertising photos show wrinkles.

    I rest my pro-black top case.



    That's the pic, MMD- not the top/car.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    Would the sports car below look better with a black top?




    Definitely. Grey is one discussion item, and "real" colors like red or blue another. I have yet to see a red/green/blue top which really fits a same-colored car. The hues are always slightly off, imho.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Sidney2....amazing! Thanks for those pics. My gosh, I'm so tempted to change back again...my dealer already thinks I am nuts as this is the 3rd change already.

    Only thing I am worried about now is those crease lines as MMD pointed out.

    Hmmmm......

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Yesterday I saw a blue 996 with the blue top. I must say it looked VERY nice. It just made the car look more complete and I looked for dirt marks...couldn't see any.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    @mish

    I had to make the same decision 3 years ago on my BMW Z4. I chose the grey body colour and after a long consideration I've decided to order a grey top also. I've never regret it. The top looks like on the first day. The points MMD coloured out are a little bit exaggerated.

    Don't forget : Porsche is a world company and they never would sell a top which looks bad after a few weeks or months - believe me.

    Seeing a black top on a silver or light grey car looks like a foreign body for me now


    Carpe diem
    Gregor

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Again, if you look closely, the "creases" are a part of the picture, not the actual top! Check the background- same lines/ inconsistent color.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    "Would the sports car below look better with a black top?"

    IMO - yes.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    I think getting the color top that you like best is more important then the potential problems that may or may not arise from a lighter color top but I just dont think this looks good

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    SVNSVN said:
    Again, if you look closely, the "creases" are a part of the picture, not the actual top! Check the background- same lines/ inconsistent color.



    I'm pretty sure that is the top. My black top gets creases in the exact same place but they are not as noticeable.

    Anyone that's considering the grey should just get the grey if you think it looks better. Don't change your mind because of the opinions of others.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    69bossnine said:
    I'm not saying that black does not, or cannot look good. Would the sports car below look better with a black top?



    ...... absolutely!

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    STRADALE said:

    I'm pretty sure that is the top. My black top gets creases in the exact same place but they are not as noticeable.

    Anyone that's considering the grey should just get the grey if you think it looks better. Don't change your mind because of the opinions of others.



    Geez, huccum you make such good sense?

    It's the top gents, they all crease in those areas. You'll see the creases (and dirt) more with a light-colored top: case closed.

    The opinions of others are valid (if the people are sane and informed) inputs to YOUR OWN pro-and-con list of considerations that everybody creates in order to reason-thru and make the decision that's right for them.

    Mish is gonna do what mish is gonna do (unless of course he's married ).


    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    Mish is gonna do what mish is gonna do (unless of course he's married ).




    *collapses in helpless laughter*

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    Ente said:
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    Mish is gonna do what mish is gonna do (unless of course he's married ).




    *collapses in helpless laughter*


    Well, here's hoping his bride will find these an aphrodisiac.....

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    pics are pretty accurate depiction of Stone grey softtop--
    most pics I've seen appear more pale
    than in reality.
    ....would look absolutely brilliant on a 997.
    Be a little unique! (this is the only Boxster on the
    entire lot that caught my wife's eye ).

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Looks great, Damian! Thanks for the pictures!

    Sweet!

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Looks great if you like seeing the slats of the frame show thru.

    Do you know why cyclists stretch pants are black? Because if you saw them in lighter colors, like grey, most people would be freaked out by the serious, well-defined bulges.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Lol...Ok folks...I woke up this morning and decided I have got to play it safe and go with the black. There just seem to many variables with the grey top - and I don't want to regret the decison down the line especially if I am spending all this money.


    Here are the final specs:

    C4s
    GT silver
    BLACK top
    Sport Chrono
    Sports Exhaust
    Bi-Color interior - Black / Grey


    Thanks for all the help/ advice and pictures from everyone. I'll be posting the pics upon her arrival.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Looks good in that picture but the picture is very dark don't you think ?
    If you didn't say it was a grey top I would have thought it was black.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    MMD said:
    Looks great if you like seeing the slats of the frame show thru.

    Do you know why cyclists stretch pants are black? Because if you saw them in lighter colors, like grey, most people would be freaked out by the serious, well-defined bulges.



    Ughhhhhhhhhhh! MMD - STOP THAT ! LOL !

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    Way to go !
    GT-Silver and Black top is gorgeous.
    Good move imo.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    STRADALE said:
    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Looks great if you like seeing the slats of the frame show thru.

    Do you know why cyclists stretch pants are black? Because if you saw them in lighter colors, like grey, most people would be freaked out by the serious, well-defined bulges.



    Ughhhhhhhhhhh! MMD - STOP THAT ! LOL !



    hehe I know, I know, gross. But we're fighting the battle of grey vs. black tops.

    Anyway, seriously, I don't understand how you can have a gorgeous sleek brilliant paint job on a beautiful voluptuous car and then "top"it off with a rag stretched over a steel frame and not be drawn to the conclusion that something must be done to downplay that contrast. Since black hides that "uglification" more than any other color... .

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

    I don't see that black hides anything. If it's wrinkled, it shows up just as much, unless you've got really poor eyesight. Black only hides dirt. Anyhow, case closed. He's getting black. On with life.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    STRADALE said:
    Way to go !
    GT-Silver and Black top is gorgeous.
    Good move imo.



    I concur.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    STRADALE said:
    Looks good in that picture but the picture is very dark don't you think ?
    If you didn't say it was a grey top I would have thought it was black.


    The pic is straight out of my old Canon Rebel SLR, 400 speed film (stuck in the early 90's here ).
    The colors ring true-- car to the left of Seal Boxster is Arctic Silver 997C2.

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    MMD said:
    Do you know why cyclists stretch pants are black? Because if you saw them in lighter colors, like grey, most people would be freaked out by the serious, well-defined bulges.


    Good Lord, hopefully none of the ladies will judge my endowments by the size of my cabrio top!!

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    STRADALE said:
    Way to go !
    GT-Silver and Black top is gorgeous.
    Good move imo.



    Agree- beautiful combo!
    Can't wait to see pics(interior too).

    Re: You guys scared me - so I changed my order again!!

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    Damian said:
    Quote:
    MMD said:
    Do you know why cyclists stretch pants are black? Because if you saw them in lighter colors, like grey, most people would be freaked out by the serious, well-defined bulges.


    Good Lord, hopefully none of the ladies will judge my endowments by the size of my cabrio top!!



    No problem because they both look wrinkled most of the time.

     
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