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    What I would like to see improved on the 987


    • lockable fuel cap or improved security on the available lid (why make it so easy to ruin my engine?)
    • sports chrono optionally with stop watch or without (hate the wart but love the throttle response)
    • sports chrono and pasm choices to be preserved when turning car off and on again (why do I always have to press the same buttons in the morning?)
    • PCM settings/volume to be preserved too (e.g. radio on mute) when turning the car off and on
    • SatNav to support 7 digit post code search in the UK
    • PCM 2.0 to be software-upgradeable with MP3 capability
    • foldable key (Audi style)
    • improved audio quality (e.g. of the Bose system, which exhibits a brutal bass increase everytime I open the top)
    • climate automatic to be included in the standard option set

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    Ente said:

    • lockable fuel cap or improved security on the available lid (why make it so easy to ruin my engine?)
    • sports chrono optionally with stop watch or without (hate the wart but love the throttle response)
    • sports chrono and pasm choices to be preserved when turning car off and on again (why do I always have to press the same buttons in the morning?)
    • PCM settings/volume to be preserved too (e.g. radio on mute) when turning the car off and on
    • SatNav to support 7 digit post code search in the UK
    • PCM 2.0 to be software-upgradeable with MP3 capability
    • foldable key (Audi style)
    • improved audio quality (e.g. of the Bose system, which exhibits a brutal bass increase everytime I open the top)
    • climate automatic to be included in the standard option set




    * plug in I=Pod capability - BMW do it!
    * whatever happened to decent horns - that unsurpassable screech of pukka Fiamm air horns!
    * Proper aluminium trim - someone show them an Audi - instead of that revolting cheap feeling plastic imitation cr@p.
    * Availability of Audi / VW style double clutch automated manual transmission with flappy paddles (although I'd probably stay with a manual) instead of that ghastly tiptronic.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    I agree with all your points and would like to add two items:

    As the price gap Boxster/Boxster S is very similar compared to 997 /997 S it would be nice if PASM and Xenons would be stock (like in the 997 S) - I know, just wishful thinking...

    What I am defintely missing is an oiltemp gauge

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    Porsche-Jeck said:
    I agree with all your points and would like to add two items:

    As the price gap Boxster/Boxster S is very similar compared to 997 /997 S it would be nice if PASM and Xenons would be stock (like in the 997 S) - I know, just wishful thinking...

    What I am defintely missing is an oiltemp gauge



    Oh yes - and an exhaust that doesn't look like it came off a Vauxhall Astra / Vectra. And a sports exhaust option.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Dreamcar, the old style horns are no longer legal as per EU
    bureaucrats. You can still get them. Its a easy bit of work to swap them out for the horns from a 993.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Dreamcar, the old style horns are no longer legal as per EU
    bureaucrats. You can still get them. Its a easy bit of work to swap them out for the horns from a 993.



    Don't Ferrari still fit them? The last Ferrari I drove was a 355 and that definitely had the "GET OUT OF MY WAY" air horns!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Frankly I'm glad PASM isn't standard on the S, unles they were to offer a conventional suspension (+LSD?) as a no cost option.

    mcdelaug

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Yes, of course - that's what I've meant. Suspension choice is a very individual thing.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    A NEW key that shows the value of the car we're driving!

    Can we get a sound system from a higher end maker -- maybe a little Lexicon, McIntosh, or Classe? Not Blose!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Better, Folding key
    better info on the computer - I miss the journey timer from my Golf for instance.
    MP3+DAB head unit on CD-24
    Proper storage slot for the manual in the glove box

    Not a great deal, I have to say.

    Faster refresh time on the digital speed readout?
    Single point of entry? (So you unlock the car and it only opens the driver's door on the first click, then the rest of the car on the second click)
    The accent lighting is a little *too* subtle. (The light that shines down on the dash, and in the door handles)
    Ability to set the time-out on the 'home' lights without visiting the dealer.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    - Non-rattling windstop
    - Cayman S engine (why not, eh?)
    - More of the options as standard equipment (in other words, less pricey options I guess)
    - A non-crappy stereo
    - Lumbar support in standard seats
    - oil pressure/oil temp gauges
    - Sport button without Stupid Chrono

    I also wish we had a better info display. Why can't it briefly show me the CD track/radio station I've just selected and then return to whatever standard display items I've chosen? Silly.

    BTW, AJ, I've booked with Reus Audio. They'll be doing audio enhancements on my car soon--it'll be the first 987 they've done and from what I heard in the 997 Cabrio they were working on at the shop, it's going to be amazing.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    ajcastaneda said:
    Can we get a sound system from a higher end maker -- maybe a little Lexicon, McIntosh, or Classe? Not Blose!



    Yeah even the new Passat's Dynaudio system is superior in terms of clarity. They should employ a more prestigious firm like Linn for Aston Martin.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    The key is very annoying - you have to be very careful not to accidently open the front or rear trunk or unlock the doors - the buttons should be flush and not protrude out which I think is part of the problem. By the way, when I press the lock/unlock key once BOTH driver and passenger doors are unlocked - maybe this is something that can be reprogrammed at your dealer.

    I like the sound of the engine but a little more volume wouldn't hurt but I don't want to pay a premium for it sport exhaust as no charge option yeah right

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    performance options should be standard in a performance car.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    Louis said:By the way, when I press the lock/unlock key once BOTH driver and passenger doors are unlocked - maybe this is something that can be reprogrammed at your dealer.


    I know! That's how mine works. Often cars open only the drivers door on first click to prevent some unknown jumping in beside you - security feature I think. It's often referred to as 'Single point of entry'.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Pretty happy with mine only a few minor changes for me...

    Change the anoying inernal door handles... Feel very cheap and I hate having to pull it twice to open!!!

    Key is rubbish!

    Better stereo options

    IPODIPODIPODIPODIPODIPOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    RichJ said:

    IPODIPODIPODIPODIPODIPOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Yup I 2nd that!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Agree on the accent lighting being too subtle and the missing lumbar support (esp. in the sports seats). Another one:

    I'd like to get an audible lock confirmation since I'm not patient enough to stand and wait to count the light flashes, and/or a separate lock and unlock button. I usually walk away and press the button at the same time, and never know whether the car is now locked or not.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    Ente said:a separate lock and unlock button. I usually walk away and press the button at the same time, and never know whether the car is now locked or not.


    Good call!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    RichJ said:and I hate having to pull it twice to open!!!


    Does your car auto-lock over 5mph? You can get the dealer to de-activate this if you like. Then you wouldn't have to pull the handle twice.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    It does auto lock.. but I quite like that, especially for when girly takes my car.

    But having to pull the handle, and then pull it again sucks!!! I know you can just press the unlock button on the dash and I normally do this... But when you get someone new in the car and they try and get out they just pull and pull on the handle!!!! Arrrghhhh... suprised my door handles havnt been ripped off yet!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Better key - even revert back to the 986 one that wasn't brilliant, but better

    Power socket in the centre console - where its actually of use

    3 settings for PASM - sport too hard for my local roads

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    Be able to watch DVD or TV with PCM

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    - Bring back the non-smoking package for the center console
    - iPod integration w/PCM display
    - Sport Chrono w/Chrono "Wart" delete

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    derder said:
    Be able to watch DVD or TV with PCM



    I think that is illegal in most of the US, at least while the vehicle is moving. Don't know about Australia. The concept is to keep the driver from having an inviting distraction available when he/she should be attending to the task ahead of them.

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    derder said:
    Be able to watch DVD or TV with PCM



    No, sorry, can't agree with that one. Would you sit in your car in the garage / car park long enough to watch a DVD? I am sure you are not suggesting that you watch TV / DVD whilst driving!

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

    iPod integration definitely
    seat belt alarm "custumizable"
    less bulky key - it sometimes opens my trunks if in my jeans pocket whilst running around the house

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    percymon said:Power socket in the centre console - where its actually of use

    3 settings for PASM - sport too hard for my local roads


    Agree with the PASM - would be good to have a display option so you could see what setting the computer had set it to (within the sport/normal range envelopes)

    I have 2x 12v sockets in centre console (one in the cubby box, and one that flips out with cigarette lighter in) and one in the passenger fool well.... don't you have all these?

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    wtsnet said:

    I have 2x 12v sockets in centre console (one in the cubby box, and one that flips out with cigarette lighter in) and one in the passenger fool well.... don't you have all these?



    No footwell socket on 06 Models - the one in the rear cubby is fine for charging the mobile, which leaves the ashtray one for the radar detector - not exactly close to the windscreen is it

    Re: What I would like to see improved on the 987

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    GM Austin said:
    The concept is to keep the driver from having an inviting distraction available when he/she should be attending to the task ahead of them.



    Well, aren't we lucky that legislators have not yet come up with the idea of banning potentially-distracting passengers.

     
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