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    MY 2006

    I'm in the process of ordering a Boxster S for my wife and the dealer told me it would be built as a model year 2006. Anyone know what might change from MY 2005?

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    The PCM will play MP3 files on CDs...

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    I am going to get seriously upset if wherever I look on this forum I am told thet PCM will play MP3's because mine won't.

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    dreamcar said:
    I am going to get seriously upset if wherever I look on this forum I am told thet PCM will play MP3's because mine won't.



    I'm with you. And even more if the mid/end April cars with PCM will already have MP3 support since mine was build 2 weeks ago.

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    dreamcar said:
    I am going to get seriously upset if wherever I look on this forum I am told thet PCM will play MP3's because mine won't.



    I thought you never had the stereo on because of that lovely engine note.

    I have mine on all the time to drown out the rattles - yep, I got the Friday afternoon car - booked in to the OPC soon to have someone work round it with a spanner tightening everything.

    Back onto topic though - MY2006, haven't heard anything apart from the MPPounds thingy - perhaps more of the options will actually be available though!

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    Andrew D. said:
    I'm in the process of ordering a Boxster S for my wife and the dealer told me it would be built as a model year 2006. Anyone know what might change from MY 2005?



    Nothing visible will change, power stays the same.
    And yes, that MP3 thing...

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    Rich C (UK) said:
    I thought you never had the stereo on because of that lovely engine note.




    I put the stereo on to slow me down. I wind the spring up in my clockwork PCM and listen to Chris Rea. Took mine for a blast yesterday evening (roof UP) and the sound of that engine up to 6,500 rpm It DOES sound much much better with the roof up.

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    Won't it simply be a firmware upgrade??? I can't beleive they would need to change the whole PCM to play MP3s.

    I haven't even got PCM......roll on "ipodmycar for 987s" 4500 tracks at the touch of a button!!!!

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    To be honest, as reminded by Rich C, I don't listen to the stereo very much. It's the principle that bugs me. The car is less than 2 months old and Pounds1,850 worth of added kit is already out of date.

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    I have the sales managers car(mine is being upgraded to my oirdered spec vs what it arrived with) at the moment with the Porsche Upgrade stereo and it is crap. I don't use my Bose that much but when I do boy is it loud and clear compared to what I have to listen to now!!!!

    Went for a blast yesterday (managed to put 800 miles on the loan boxster S in a week!!!) and that engine sound gets better!!!

    As they say at my favourite restaurant...."I'm Lovin' It!!!"

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    dreamcar said:The car is less than 2 months old and Pounds1,850 worth of added kit is already out of date.


    You have my complete sympathy. This is a pet niggle of mine, however there's probably no technical reason (physically) why it shouldn't be firmware upgradeable... but it depends on how the PCM has been designed. So fingers crossed!

    Electronics and computer kit moves way too fast. I keep having to completely re-train every 2 years - it drives me potty!

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    I think there may be a low tire pressure warning system in '06. I know my 2 week old 987s has an indicator light on the tach for this system - but was told it's a 2006 item.

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    New colours may be available too. I think a post went up on the 997 board a month or so ago, indicating that polar silver will be a standard metallic colour and not a custom colour, as it is now. This would seem reasonable due to the fact that there are two silvers in the line-up, arctic and GT, anyone who's seen polar will agree that it is very distinct from these two, which are quite similar.

    I'm hoping the same interior colour options that are rumoured for the 911 will make it onto the boxster. Namely 2-tone black/beige and black/teracotta. At present i believe only black/grey is available. Am very keen on the black/teracotta, as it should tone down the harshness of the full teracotta interior.....

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    Meant to say that i expect arctic to be abandoned in favour of polar. As Gt and arctic are too similar.

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    What colour would the steering wheel and dashboard top be for the two-tone options?

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    Probably black, with the centre of the seat being beige / teracotta, and part of the door panel also.

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    http://www.rennteam.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=533&sort=1&cat=all&page=1

    follow link for black/grey two tone in the the gallery...

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    My BoxS is being built in May ... anyone know when the MY'06 options (eg MP3 compatibility) will be automatically included??
    No-one mentioned tyre pressure bits etc. when I ordered ... is there a list of the new options anywhere?

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    I do think that the level of communication between Porsche and their customers sucks. If they were introducing a new feature, it must have been planned long in advance. Even if they didn't know exactly if your car would or would not have the option at spec-submission time, they could phone you up a couple of weeks * before production saying 'we're phasing in these changes from the 2006 model year, which means that you could have MP3 playing if you up-specced your stereo, but not otherwise'...

    I know I may be being idealistic, but....

    * or just before their just-in-time production supply system kicks in.

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    Stupid question here, but is there any negotiating room for ordering a Boxster S? I am going to order one in a August.

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    My BoxS is being built in May ... anyone know when the MY'06 options (eg MP3 compatibility) will be automatically included??


    Typically with German cars, the next year's options get included automatically after the factory holiday in summer (e.g. August). I would thus think it's the same for Porsche but am sure RC or others will be able to correct me if that's inaccurate.

     
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