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    Thoughts on 4 days o 987 owenership

    So, have had the new 987 for 4 days.

    I have 3 words to describe it.

    Sublime, precise, devestating.

    It is everything I have hoped for and more. I couldn't be happier with it (well it could be more economical, but on the drive from Belfast back to London I have averaged 29.2 mpg, and I haven't exactly been hanging about.

    On the motorway is is supreme and the straight line stability at 100+ is exceptional. The sports seats and steering wheel are superb and the BOSE is very, very loud, but I am still tweaking the settings.


    I more detailed write up to follow, but for now, some photos.

    Cheers,

    JZ

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    Didn't you say you'd been attacked by vandals? What happened there?

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    will answer that one will I attempt to resize my photos to something sensible.

    The car was less than 24 hrs old when somebody ripped the number plate and mounting bracket from the front of the car before holding a lighter to the number plate.

    All within 5 mins while I was in the carpark at Halfords in Belfast.

    The screw holding the black mounting plate had been ripped out of the bodywork, and the plaste was destroyed.

    Most fortunate though was that the vandal/s didn't damage any of the paint work. This nasty incident could have been so much worse. If this is all that happens to the Boxster, then I'll be fairly relieved.

    Cheers and photos to follow when I can get them resized.

    Cheers,

    JZ

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    At the dealership.

    Isaac Agnew Porsche, Belfast

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    JZ said:
    At the dealership.

    Isaac Agnew Porsche, Belfast




    Don't you just love those Carrera Classics? It seems like us Black 987 with Classics are a minority on here - let's hear more about your experiences!


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    Beautiful car, JZ, just a shame we won't see it on Sunday Sorry to hear your car was slightly vandalised by a cupid stunt.

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    Agree with Dreamcar. Beautiful car and would have loved to drool on it this Sunday.

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    More dealer photos on pickup day.

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    And again. Took my folks with me for pick up. The staff at Agnews were really excellent. Free mats, Porsche umbrella (fits in slot on pax side) 2 bottles of champange, flowers, model Boxster and a Porsche design wallet. Plus all the frothy cappuccinos and carrot cake you could eat!!

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    Couldn't get the really stupid grin off my face!!

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    Some more angles

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    Next day at home in Belfast. After all the family joyrides. Washed and Meguiars Carnauba wax. The rain the next day rolled of the basalt as if it wasn't there. Absolutley beautiful.

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    You could jump in for a swim in that paint. It is so deep and wet looking.

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    The classics are stunning. By far and away my favourite.

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    Can't find a bad angle to look at!!

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    SOme more

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    The sports seats are really really grippy and offer superb comfort and support.

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    Makes me want to wax my dirty girl... I must be sick. That's a nice shine JZ.. thumbs up!

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    Sprts wheel is not only great to look at, but really nice to hold in the twisties. Straight line stability is so good, you can cruise at 90+ with just a finger on the wheel. (not that I would ever do that!!)

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    Have waited a long time to get a hold of these.

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    The car is really pretty. Enjoy it! Now if you're going to put a plate on your car advertising that you're "JZ", world famous rennteamer, how can you not expect some fan to steal a souvenir?

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    I really couldn't get enough of the 19's against the black. especiallt when clean.

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    Is that the standard color roll bar or is it aluminum look?

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    At Dublin port yesterday morning. She really stands out amongst the crowd...but in a classy way!!

    I was really worried about getting some damage on the boat as they really pack you in, but it was totally fine. The drive from Holyhead through the North Welsh coast and tunnels was superb with the roof down and the sunshine. I was changing gear in the tunnel just for the hell of it. It was a real pleasure to blat past everybody as well, although have noticed that reps driving Golfs like to sit 3 feet of the ass of the car.

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    Parked outside my pad in London tonight. Sorry I can't make it son Sunday, but I will definitley be at the next meet in the South of England.

    The car is simply stunning. And, despite my concerns, she even looks good when she is dirty.

    I'll post more thoughts when I have them, but for now, the wait was worth it.

    Cheers,

    JZ

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    Standard colour roll bar. Matches nicely with the Volcanis grey trim in the cabin on the 2.7

    JZ

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    Before I head out, some other things that have come to mind.

    1)Really REALLY glad (and a little relieved) that I got Michelin PS2 N1's. They are lovely

    2)Park assist is invaluable (already). I can't even see the sensors on the Basalt

    3)Can't agree with the complaints so far about the radio reception. So far for me it has been excellent. The surround sound does get a little confused by it when the signal is weak though

    4)Not convinced by Audio Pilot

    5)Got offered (and purchased) tyre insurance though the dealership. Pounds399 gives me cover for 3 years. Up to 4 punctures/damage per year over three years (threfore 12 tyres in all) and only Pounds10 excess. Guaranteed to be replaced with Michelin PS2 N1's, so only really need 1 puncture for it to be worthwhile. But mostly major, MAJOR piece of mind for the next 3 years reagarding the tyres.

    4)Still can't stop smiling everytime I start her up.

    5)Roof down buffeting is minimal even at 80+ on m'way. Heated setas are superb with roof down and Stage 1 (high) is reaoasting but never uncomfortable, Stage2 (low) is a nice simmer.

    7)Can't see the A/C making much differnce to the consumption so far (using Optimax).

    Cheers all and enjoy Sunday. If I could be there, I would.

    JZ

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    JZ said:
    And again. Took my folks with me for pick up. The staff at Agnews were really excellent. Free mats, Porsche umbrella (fits in slot on pax side) 2 bottles of champange, flowers, model Boxster and a Porsche design wallet. Plus all the frothy cappuccinos and carrot cake you could eat!!


    Free stuff? Sure you were at a Porsche dealership??
    Other OPC's this is how you're supposed to do it! Customer service!

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    I can't fault Belfast OPC. My local is Gulidford or Mid sussex, both of which would never speak to me when I walked in (might be cos I am fairly young, but thats no excuse). I would HIGHLY recommend Belfast, and the Pounds70 ferry from Dublin and the Belfast-Dublin, Holyhead-wherever drive is really superb.

    Cheers,

    JZ

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    Oh, and when I went in with the damage the next day, they replaced everything in 30 mins, free of charge. You wouldn't get that over at Guildford. The sales guy there wouldn't take me out for a drive last March, and even then when he finally did, the route didn't go above 30. Tosser

    JZ

     
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