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    been cleaning and sealing my 981.
     
    the doors really are a sculpture, the way it curves into the side vents, the way there's a hump, like a belly, and the door handles and recess is also wonderfully organic.
     
    it just flows.
     
    so complex, yet so elegant, and not like current trend of having lots of proud and aggressive lines.
     
    truly lovely. 
     
    I hope you can see what I mean in this pic:
     

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    Great picture of a beautiful car blush


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    Best looking Porsche at the moment! kiss


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    993Targa:

    Best looking Porsche at the moment! kiss

    Not difficult though indecision


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    dreamcar:
    993Targa:

    Best looking Porsche at the moment! kiss

    Not difficult though indecision

    +1 Smiley


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    This car needs an engine to gain the respectability it deserves. Something like the 3.8 L Powerkit.


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    Like a 981 Spyder, lighter, lower, track-oriented suspension and a 3.8l 430hp engine free-party-smileys-773.gif


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    bluelines:
    dreamcar:
    993Targa:

    Best looking Porsche at the moment! kiss

    Not difficult though indecision

    +1 Smiley

    Smiley

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    there's more than enough power for driving on public roads .. 


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    Great shot sfo, that angle really captures the sexy lines of the door.  Mine ended up missing completion before the factory holiday so I need pics like this to survive the next 2 months.  kiss ... Shift+R improves the quality of this image. Shift+A improves the quality of all images on this page.


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    Stunning! - the new Boxster could well be Porsche's best selling sports-car model in 2012/13...

     


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    From our all too brief drive of the whole Porsche range at Silverstone I'd say that not only is the latest Boxster the best looking car that Porsche makes it is currently their best car as well blush


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    Dammm, with all these super positif comments about the new Boxster, I really have to go and try one out !


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    stolen from rennlist:


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    Come on guys let's  be realistic. It's only a Boxster, the poor man's (or girl's) Porsche angry


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    reginos:

    Come on guys let's  be realistic. It's only a Boxster, the poor man's (or girl's) Porsche angry


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    One dealer offered to double my discount % and order a man's 3.4 991 for me for around 2K more than my 981, I wouldn't bite and went for the girl's Porsche. Smiley  What really surprised me though was when he said how disappointed he was when the 991 arrived and looked like a 2 door Panamera. This coming from someone whose job it is to sell them! Smiley

    sfo, I still haven't seen a White/Carrera Red 981 in the metal, only photos, but I saw a base 981 last week that was Platinum Silver/Carrera Red and it was killer and looked like a 100K car. Bet you get many compliments. Smiley


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    dr.j and the rest enjoy your 981s in good health kiss

    All joking aside, the Boxster is a top car and a worthy Porsche.


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    dr.j:
    sfo, I still haven't seen a White/Carrera Red 981 in the metal, only photos, but I saw a base 981 last week that was Platinum Silver/Carrera Red and it was killer and looked like a 100K car. Bet you get many compliments. Smiley

    yes, some complete stranger offered to swap his Renault Scenic the other day .. I politely declined.


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    sfo:

    stolen from rennlist:

    LOL, since it's my car, I approve the usage of the pic!   Smiley


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    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. The feel of the 981, which I've now had for about a week, is EXACTLY how I want a sports car to handle. None of my 911's including my 997S came close, sorry to say. Could be that the 991 is equal or better, but who cares when for so much less you can get a car that drives like this.


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    SmileySmiley


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    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. The feel of the 981, which I've now had for about a week, is EXACTLY how I want a sports car to handle. None of my 911's including my 997S came close, sorry to say. Could be that the 991 is equal or better, but who cares when for so much less you can get a car that drives like this.

    Congratulations! Smiley You are not the first one saying this.

    Porsche nailed it with the new 981.


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    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. The feel of the 981, which I've now had for about a week, is EXACTLY how I want a sports car to handle. None of my 911's including my 997S came close, sorry to say. Could be that the 991 is equal or better, but who cares when for so much less you can get a car that drives like this.

     Congratulations and welcome to Rennteam!!  Smiley


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    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. The feel of the 981, which I've now had for about a week, is EXACTLY how I want a sports car to handle. None of my 911's including my 997S came close, sorry to say. Could be that the 991 is equal or better, but who cares when for so much less you can get a car that drives like this.

    kiss Welcome to Rennteam.

    Exactly my impression when I first drove the latest Boxster. And I drive a 997. Even compared to the latest 991, which  i drove back to back, it is a revelation. Porsche have got some real hard work to do if the 991 is to excel in the same way the 981 Boxster does.


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    Exactly my impression when I first drove the latest Boxster. And I drive a 997. Even compared to the latest 991, which  i drove back to back, it is a revelation. Porsche have got some real hard work to do if the 991 is to excel in the same way the 981 Boxster does.

    Wait until you get one on a mountain road without the salesman in the car. WOW!


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    dreamcar:
    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. The feel of the 981, which I've now had for about a week, is EXACTLY how I want a sports car to handle. None of my 911's including my 997S came close, sorry to say. Could be that the 991 is equal or better, but who cares when for so much less you can get a car that drives like this.

    kiss Welcome to Rennteam.

    Exactly my impression when I first drove the latest Boxster. And I drive a 997. Even compared to the latest 991, which  i drove back to back, it is a revelation. Porsche have got some real hard work to do if the 991 is to excel in the same way the 981 Boxster does.

    The allure of the 911 is exactly that it is different to mid engined sportscars in terms of handling, traction, noise, internal space etc. This is what makes it unique. People, are generally more confident to go fast in a mid engined car due its easier corner entry and more balanced handling, until they have a spin that is due to the rotational inertia of this configuration especially in the rain.

    Which one is better? Although I cannot dismiss the Boxster, I can say that those happy with what the 911 has to offer will not look elsewhere.  If I were a mid engined car fan, I think that I would go straight to a new generation R8 S-tronic instead of bothering with the suppressed Boxster models.


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    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. 

    That's an endorsement Smiley  Welcome to Rennteam, Clutchplate - enjoy your new Porsche Smiley All these enthusiastic reports from new 981 owners drive me crazy - still 3 weeks to go....Smiley @ Reginos: the "supressed" Boxster still has no problem to scare R8 drivers at the Nordschleife - ask me how I know Smiley

     

     


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    Porsche-Jeck:
    Clutchplate:

    Happy girl Porsche owner here. After owning 11 other Porsches with six of them being 911's, I doubt I'll go back to another 911. 

    That's an endorsement Smiley  Welcome to Rennteam, Clutchplate - enjoy your new Porsche Smiley All these enthusiastic reports from new 981 owners drive me crazy - still 3 weeks to go....Smiley @ Reginos: the "supressed" Boxster still has no problem to scare R8 drivers at the Nordschleife - ask me how I know Smiley

     

     

    No doubt about that after seeing this video. Manly Boxster vs girlie R8 SmileySmiley


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    bluelines:

    No doubt about that after seeing this video. Manly Boxster vs girlie R8 SmileySmiley

     

    SmileySmileySmiley


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    Clutchplate:

    Exactly my impression when I first drove the latest Boxster. And I drive a 997. Even compared to the latest 991, which  i drove back to back, it is a revelation. Porsche have got some real hard work to do if the 991 is to excel in the same way the 981 Boxster does.

    Wait until you get one on a mountain road without the salesman in the car. WOW!

    In the 997's defence though it is much more relaxed on a long drive than a Boxster (a 987 anyway, I've only had the briefest experience in 991 or 981). This week is the first chance we've had to take our 997 on a really long trip, from our home to Dover, ferry to Calais then through France, Belgium and the Netherlands to Elmpt in Germany, close to Roermond on the German - Netherlands border Much easier to pack with more room and more versatile storage with the folding rear seats. The rear engined car feels more mature somehow than the Boxster / Cayman of the same generation.

    Our brief drive in 991 left the impression that it had strayed too far from sports car towards luxury GT, more in character to a Panamera coupe than replacement to the 997, which is why 981 left us so amazed in comparison.


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