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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Gnil:

    Congratulations Dreamcar ! What a path it was to get to this car . From abandoning completely the idea of ever owning another Porsche, to ordering the BMW , and now to getting what you REALY want !!!! Great choice . This car is at the top ( with one or two others ) of what Porsche offers at the moment in the line up 

    Thank you Gnil. I think you're right. Smiley I've driven 991's quite a bit now, most recently a few months ago from Swindon over exactly the same test route of mixed roads as we went with the demo GTS on Saturday, and heresy it might be to say it the 991 doesn't set me on fire at all. Smiley I actually preferred the more raw, mechanical character of the 997/2. I'm certain the 991 GT3 would be a totally different animal, but sadly that's well outside my price bracket. Smiley

    If the Boxster / Cayman GTS is anything to go by I'm sure the 991 GTS when it appears will be terrific if Porsche wave their magic wand in the same way they have with the 981. SmileyCertainly the GTS badge is a lot more than just badge engineering.


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Welcome back to the fold Tim... great car and combo.... and just in time for Spring....

    Funny how my current combo is Octavia & White Boxster (still the Spyder though, can't see me ever getting rid of that)


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Congrats! The GTS looks miles better than the regular Boxster - good decision!

    Great specs - hell of a car!

     


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Rich C (UK):

    Welcome back to the fold Tim... great car and combo.... and just in time for Spring....

    Funny how my current combo is Octavia & White Boxster (still the Spyder though, can't see me ever getting rid of that)

    Thanks Rich - good to hear from you! Smiley Great minds think alike, and pleased that we've been able to go away from blue for a change, even if the Skoda and SWMBO's Jazz are blue!

    Yes the 987 Spyder was a very special car indeed, I wonder if Porsche will do one based on the 981? Smiley

    You and I must be the last survivors on Rennteam from the original 2004-5 Boxster crowd, be good to meet up for a beer and chat soon....Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Glad it met your expectations and you're returning to the fold. Looks to be a keeper for sure.


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Lars997:

    Congrats! The GTS looks miles better than the regular Boxster - good decision!

    Great specs - hell of a car!

     

    Thanks Lars and bridggar Smiley - it's strange, you look at what Porsche in theory have added to this car and it doesn't seem much, but the reality is amazing, the regular Boxster S is a great car but the GTS a step change ahead, maybe it's the sound affecting my judgement, I don't know, but they've certainly sprinkled some magic dust on this car. Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Not that I'm counting but - 181 days to go.......smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Andrew Frankel's review in Autocar: http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/porsche/boxster/first-drives/porsche-boxster-gts-uk-first-drive-review


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    dreamcar:

    Not that I'm counting but - 181 days to go.......smiley

    SmileySmileySmiley

     


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Hi Dreamcar

    Good choice on the white - it was my second choice after Aqua when I was ordering at the beginning of 2012, however the whites were changing so I went with Aqua. I also find the Sapphire a little underwhelming.

    I also have folding mirrors and once the box had been ticked in the PCM settings the mirrors fold when I lock the car (no memory seats) - Courtesy cars I have been lent this year - June and Jul also did the same once the box was ticked.

     

    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Jonathanbr:

    Hi Dreamcar

    Good choice on the white - it was my second choice after Aqua when I was ordering at the beginning of 2012, however the whites were changing so I went with Aqua. I also find the Sapphire a little underwhelming.

    I also have folding mirrors and once the box had been ticked in the PCM settings the mirrors fold when I lock the car (no memory seats) - Courtesy cars I have been lent this year - June and Jul also did the same once the box was ticked.

     

    ThanksJonathanbr - so much for salesmen's knowledge. He couldn't confirm whether or not GTS exterior pack came with the gloss black roll bars either - in fairness it's not mentioned in  the product description but on the 3D configurator you can see the roll bars change when you tick or untick the option, and in addition with the exterior pack ticked if you then  click on "roll bars painted in  exterior colour" to accept that option you have to delete the exterior pack. I had to show the salesman that.... should have been a Porsche salesman, not repairing ships....Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Many congrats DC.. so glad it turned out so well for both of you... PM sent..wink

     

     


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    John H:

    Many congrats DC.. so glad it turned out so well for both of you... PM sent..wink

     

     

    Thanks John - PM received and replied to Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    dreamcar:
    easy_rider911:

    dc: were you tempted to go for a white and red combo? I really love that :)

    If you mean the interior easy, yes it looks great, but ISUK and others are quite right, it's a good idea  to keep the GTS "theme" throughout. Seing the Cayman GTS in the showroom with "standard " bi-colour leather made our mind up. I actually think the all-red leather is too in your face, it really should be a bi-colour with agate grey or black on the door cappings and fascia top, like the platinum / agate bi-colour.

    I've also gone with the alcantara rimmed steering wheel, a little bit concerned how that will hold up looking nice. I'm thinking over time that sweat / oil of hands may flatten it down if I don't wear driving gloves all the time. Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive

    We have alcantara rimmed steering wheel in our boxster PSE2 since 5 years now (it came as standard) and are happy with it - Great feel and no staines or  sweaty fingers on it - hope, this makes your choice even more complicated Smiley


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Jeez dreamcar! I was away for the weekend, and I come back to find you've done the deal. Well done! Very nice indeed!


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Dreamcar, I have been following your car choices all along way back when you owned the blue 987 Boxster S.  I am very glad to see you going with the Boxster GTS, one of the most desirable car in the current Porsche lineup.  I always felt that you and your wife are Boxster persons at heart. Smiley


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    alcantara s/wheel is lovely .. just clean it ocassionally (use lemon and water, like a finger bowl) and let it dry properly

    white, red roof and red interior is awesome ..

    with black exterior package, black model deisgnation and the black headlights, it would look amazing.


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    dreamcar:

    He couldn't confirm whether or not GTS exterior pack came with the gloss black roll bars either - in fairness it's not mentioned in  the product description but on the 3D configurator you can see the roll bars change when you tick or untick the option, and in addition with the exterior pack ticked if you then  click on "roll bars painted in  exterior colour" to accept that option you have to delete the exterior pack. I had to show the salesman that.... should have been a Porsche salesman, not repairing ships....Smiley

    fellow rennteamer's Boxster GTS with exterior black package had black painted roll bars: http://www.rennteam.com/forum/page1.html?vs=0#post0


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    sfo:

    That's stunning!


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    sfo:

    alcantara s/wheel is lovely .. just clean it ocassionally (use lemon and water, like a finger bowl) and let it dry properly

    white, red roof and red interior is awesome ..

    with black exterior package, black model deisgnation and the black headlights, it would look amazing.

    Thanks for posting, it is indeed a lovely combination. Smiley However I wouldn't abandon the GTS "theme" of alcantara and leather. On that at least decision is made - and what's more important SWMBO is also unanimous Smiley


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Thank you Spyderidol and Ziggy Smiley


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    sfo:

    fellow rennteamer's Boxster GTS with exterior black package had black painted roll bars: http://www.rennteam.com/forum/page1.html?vs=0#post0

    Thanks sfo Smiley  - I now recall asking the same question on mcdelaug's GTS thread and him confirming the roll bars are gloss black.

    in summary, don't ask any questions of a dopey Porsche salesman, ask on Rennteam Smiley Or the driver consultants at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone which I did over PTV.


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Congratulations Dreamcar, that will be a lovely Boxster. kiss


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    But the wait......Oh the wait! I had to wait a month or so for my 991 and it was agony! smiley


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    bridggar:

    But the wait......Oh the wait! I had to wait a month or so for my 991 and it was agony! smiley

    Tell me about it....Smiley At least most of the waiting time will be winter, my very busy time of year at work when I wouldn't have used the car that much anyway. As I mentioned earlier there was a build slot for January delivery which I declined.


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    OK - next thought guys, with the gloss black GTS exterior pack - standard finish Carrera S wheels or black painted? Smiley

    Photos from Rennteam's Carreraaddict's thread of his 991/S in Carrara white metallic

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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    dreamcar:

    OK - next thought guys, with the gloss black GTS exterior pack - standard finish Carrera S wheels or black painted? Smiley

    My vote for gloss black (given the gloss black exterior pack).


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    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    bluelines:
    dreamcar:

    OK - next thought guys, with the gloss black GTS exterior pack - standard finish Carrera S wheels or black painted? Smiley

    My vote for gloss black (given the gloss black exterior pack).

    Thanks bluelines Smiley Both SWMBO and my thoughts as there is no other aluminium finish on the car. Also the 997 GTS came with black finished wheels as standard  (albeit centre-locks) - part of the GTS tradition?


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    Porsche Boxster GTS on order / Skoda Octavia Mk.3 daily drive


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    As a general rule, I will always take standard finished wheels over black. There are, however,  many exceptions to this "rule". This is one of them.


    Re: Drove it, loved it and ordered it!!!!!

    Spyderidol:

    As a general rule, I will always take standard finished wheels over black. There are, however,  many exceptions to this "rule". This is one of them.

    Same here, it would colour co-ordinate beautifully, but I don't want the car to look "bling".  Smiley


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