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    Re: Changes on 07 Boxster S

    dreamcar:
    Thanks for the picture of the Cobalt blue. Will try to find one and look at it in person. It looks nice & bright in the picture. I may stick with the black interior to tone down the 'brightness'. My dealer even suggested the black top to town down the blue-ness

    Re: Changes on 07 Boxster S

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    X-TURBO said:

    I also ordered PASM. I knew I forgot something. How bout you?



    Still debating between Cobalt Blue & Atlas Gray, will get Preferred Package (PPA), Bi-Xenon, Sports Seats (P77) and Sport wheel also (435).

    I'm also thinking of getting the 19" Carrera S wheels



    Just a tip - make sure both you and your partner try the sports seats before ordering. I love 'em, SWMBO hates 'em. She can drive the car with standard seats no problem, but finds it virtually impossible with the sports seats. She is "vertically challenged" and the sports seats are lower mounted than the standard seats, and the winged seatbacks she finds really uncomfortable. Out of interest, my dealer says that quite a lot of customers who specified sports seats on their first car, omit them on second and subsequent cars.

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    "I'm also thinking of getting the 19" Carrera S wheels"

    I have them on my 06 S, but will probably try to arrange a switch to the 18s when I need new tires. I'm sure many will disagree, but I don't recommend 19s on the Box for several reasons and the aesthetic improvement is debatable. IMHO there's better things to spend the 1500 on if you're speccing.

    "I may just go with Cobalt with Metropol top."

    My 05 had the Metropol top, and it doesn't wear well either. After a year, there was significant fade (and I drive top down mostly), and it really shows the compression crop-circles. I wish Porsche would use a darker blue, like BMW does, for example. Then again I think black tops on blue cars look as attractive as blue shirts with black pants, so I don't know what a good alternative would be.

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    SD987 said:

    "I may just go with Cobalt with Metropol top."

    My 05 had the Metropol top, and it doesn't wear well either. After a year, there was significant fade (and I drive top down mostly), and it really shows the compression crop-circles. I wish Porsche would use a darker blue, like BMW does, for example. Then again I think black tops on blue cars look as attractive as blue shirts with black pants, so I don't know what a good alternative would be.



    My 05 Boxster S had a metropole top, and had no fading whatsoever. I never treated it and only ever washed it occasionally with fresh water (no additives). I was in my dealer last weekend, there were three 05 Boxsters and one 03 996 all with metropole tops and they all looked like new.

    The only colour soft top which is notoriously bad is the grey.

    Oh and on a side issue, my dealer is expecting his first 07 Boxster S 3.4 in three weeks time.

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    "My 05 Boxster S had a metropole top, and had no fading whatsoever. I never treated it and only ever washed it occasionally with fresh water (no additives). I was in my dealer last weekend, there were three 05 Boxsters and one 03 996 all with metropole tops and they all looked like new.

    The only colour soft top which is notoriously bad is the grey."

    OK, you win. The grey top is the only colour soft top which is notoriously bad.

    However, you may also want to consider that Christophorous and I live in California, which gets about 364 more days of bright sunshine a year than Southampton, UK and I'd reckon that exposure to the sun is more responsible for fading than any other factor.

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    SD987 said:
    "My 05 Boxster S had a metropole top, and had no fading whatsoever. I never treated it and only ever washed it occasionally with fresh water (no additives). I was in my dealer last weekend, there were three 05 Boxsters and one 03 996 all with metropole tops and they all looked like new.

    The only colour soft top which is notoriously bad is the grey."

    OK, you win. The grey top is the only colour soft top which is notoriously bad.

    However, you may also want to consider that Christophorous and I live in California, which gets about 364 more days of bright sunshine a year than Southampton, UK and I'd reckon that exposure to the sun is more responsible for fading than any other factor.



    ok. I hadn't taken that into account but don't upset me by reminding me you live in a better part of the world than we do Some years ago I stayed with some relations in Santa Barbara for the summer, in a beautiful home right close to the Old Mission. What a beautiful place Mind you, this summer we've had a month of heatwave (for us) with temperatures every day up in the 90 deg. F range.

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    "...but don't upset me by reminding me you live in a better part of the world than we do"

    I suggest a trade, we'll give you half of our sunny days in the year, but in exchange you agree to take half of So Cals population of egotistical sociopaths and wack jobs.

    Alternatively, I'd do a straight-up trade of Tom Cruise for Jeremy Clarkson.

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    SD987 said:
    "...but don't upset me by reminding me you live in a better part of the world than we do"

    I suggest a trade, we'll give you half of our sunny days in the year, but in exchange you agree to take half of So Cals population of egotistical sociopaths and wack jobs.

    Alternatively, I'd do a straight-up trade of Tom Cruise for Jeremy Clarkson.



    Throw in Yosemite, and Route One and you've got a deal.

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    Christophorous said:
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    Scotty A said:
    ... my new 07 is ordered (and built) in Midnight for a change. ...




    What color interior are you getting with the Midnight Blue?



    Sand Beige interior, blue soft top, midnight blue hard top.

     
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