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    It arrives today...

    Its only a matter of hours now to go until I get my 987 2.7 Boxster. I'm vvvvvvv excited... The last 6 weeks have been a very tough time to wait!

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    Grats! Pictures? Specs?

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    I will post pics tomorrow or maybe this eve depending on the weather - is it sad to take a camera to the dealership?

    It's a Seal Grey, 18" alloys, Stone Grey Int, Leather Seats, Htd Seats, Wind deflector, Auto Air Con and soon to be installed Custom Audio system (exc. headunit).

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    wow - it was bad enough waiting all the months, don't think I could have then waited until teh afternoon on 'THE DAY'. I was banging on my dealers door at opening time when I picked mine up.

    Try not to explode..

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    Rich C (UK) said:

    Try not to explode..



    Steve R will be alright - as long as he doesn't take his mother along Those of us that are calm, cool and collected don't mind waiting until the afternoon for The Moment. And no, it is not sad to take a camera along. Trouble was I collected my car and drove 30 miles before I remembered I had the camera in my pocket. Then had to stop in a muddy car park to take pictures. Such is life. Enjoy the experience And don't forget your Rennteam obligation to post some pictures.

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    Ente said:
    Grats! Pictures? Specs?



    I think you picked up yours yesterday !?
    Pictures - Specs... !?

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    Congrats Steve R !! We are waiting for your pics, Enjoy !!

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    Steve,
    I'd be interested to know what you're doing with regards to the audio install. I've decided to go the aftermarket route too when I get my new Boxster in a few weeks time, but I'm not really sure what is possible and what the cost would be.

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    Ok, got the car...

    It is amazing!!! Took my sister along (mothers on holiday!!) and then went out for a blast along some amazing country roads - keeping the revs lowish!!

    What a car, you can feel every part of the road, it's fast and even before its run-in it drives very well off-the-mark.

    Was sad and took loads of pics and will try to post a few this eve or in the am.

    Re the audio install I've got two companies who I have to talk to that have access to lots of new 987 stuff. Even door trim replacement for extra speakers... Bog standard stereo aint that bad though but needs a bit of oomph!! But the engine sounds - kept on turning the radio off!!

    Will post back soon with many pics!

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    Congratulations, sounds great
    Pics asap please

    Mine delayed by 2 weeks due to shortage of S/S tailpipes

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    Steve R said:
    Ok, got the car...

    It is amazing!!! Took my sister along (mothers on holiday!!) and then went out for a blast along some amazing country roads - keeping the revs lowish!!

    What a car, you can feel every part of the road, it's fast and even before its run-in it drives very well off-the-mark.

    Was sad and took loads of pics and will try to post a few this eve or in the am.

    Re the audio install I've got two companies who I have to talk to that have access to lots of new 987 stuff. Even door trim replacement for extra speakers... Bog standard stereo aint that bad though but needs a bit of oomph!! But the engine sounds - kept on turning the radio off!!

    Will post back soon with many pics!



    Congratulations - if you are half as thrilled with your car as I am with mine you will be highly chuffed. I am even happy now to go and see my mother in law as we go the scenic route from Winchester across the A272 through Petworth - the sound of the engine bouncing off the narrow walled streets is simply bliss - and on to Burgess Hill. Re audio system - I spent all that money on the Bose system for it to remain turned off so I can listen to that engine. No doubt you will be the same. Learn by my expensive lesson and live with the car for a bit because if you are like me you won't want the hifi. It's a sports car, probably the best you can buy and the best music comes from the engine. The "other" music is merely a distraction.

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    Mmm stone grey interior. Would have been my choice had I the patience to wait out the delivery time. It just looks so sophisticated and classy. Curious how the new soundsystem works out. I have the Bose surround and find it ok.. not mindblowing. But then.. the engine noise is indeed more interesting anyway. ;-)

    Enjoy your babe! I'm right behind you.

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    I think you picked up yours yesterday !?
    Pictures - Specs... !?



    My 987S specs: stick, basalt/black/black, heated sports seats, NAVI, auto AC, windshield /w Bose, PASM, sports chrono, Xenon, 19" carerra w, 3sp st.wheel

    Been driving pretty nice cabrios for 13 years and was NEVER so interested in the weather before nor so willing to undertake all sorts of silly errands just providing an excuse to take her out on the road.

    There are so many small quirks I believe Porsche should have done better (door handles, anyone?) but they matter little in the big picture. This car fits me.. the sports seats, the steering wheel, everything feels 100% made for me. For the first time it feels like I have control over my car since moving to the UK 6 months ago and struggling with left-handed shifting. Somehow I don't think I'll use the cup holders overly much.

    I haven't tried the sports and PASM buttons yet but will this weekend. My first moment of embarrassment came and passed as I drove to get her handwashed and had to leave without the wash because I could not find out how to close the windows all the way up. Guess my impatience caught me again.. all it would have taken, as a very amused Porsche sales guy graciously conveyed to me when I stood at the dealership 5 minutes later, was to hold down the top button for a few seconds longer until the display goes off.

    *cries* And today my husband took her out to work because I'm working from home.. need parking clamps!

    Here's a first impression of my dirty girl:




    /edit... It's a steering Wheel, not a steering Heel, after all

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    Ente said:
    Here's a first impression of my dirty girl:








    Love it, beautiful combo! Boxster looks best in black!

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    I do like the look of the Boxster S in Black - one was in the showroom when I picked up the car!

    As promised the pics!!!!

    Thanks for all your comments - I think I'll never turn the Hi-Fi on!!! Had the top down this morning. All I can say is what an amazing car!!!!
















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    Nice motor Steve! Enjoy!

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    Looking good. Was my car once that clean? Seems such a long time ago.. may have to break out the car cleaning kit this weekend!

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    Very nice car Steve R! Love the grey interior. And so spotless.. sweet. I need to try that wash thing again today.

    Thanks also for the comments on my black baby.. she appreciates it

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    Ente said:
    Mmm stone grey interior. Would have been my choice had I the patience to wait out the delivery time. It just looks so sophisticated and classy. Curious how the new soundsystem works out. I have the Bose surround and find it ok.. not mindblowing. But then.. the engine noise is indeed more interesting anyway. ;-)

    Enjoy your babe! I'm right behind you.

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    I think you picked up yours yesterday !?
    Pictures - Specs... !?



    My 987S specs: stick, basalt/black/black, heated sports seats, NAVI, auto AC, windshield /w Bose, PASM, sports chrono, Xenon, 19" carerra w, 3sp st.wheel

    Been driving pretty nice cabrios for 13 years and was NEVER so interested in the weather before nor so willing to undertake all sorts of silly errands just providing an excuse to take her out on the road.

    There are so many small quirks I believe Porsche should have done better (door handles, anyone?) but they matter little in the big picture. This car fits me.. the sports seats, the steering wheel, everything feels 100% made for me. For the first time it feels like I have control over my car since moving to the UK 6 months ago and struggling with left-handed shifting. Somehow I don't think I'll use the cup holders overly much.

    I haven't tried the sports and PASM buttons yet but will this weekend. My first moment of embarrassment came and passed as I drove to get her handwashed and had to leave without the wash because I could not find out how to close the windows all the way up. Guess my impatience caught me again.. all it would have taken, as a very amused Porsche sales guy graciously conveyed to me when I stood at the dealership 5 minutes later, was to hold down the top button for a few seconds longer until the display goes off.

    *cries* And today my husband took her out to work because I'm working from home.. need parking clamps!



    GREAT Looking Car Ente !! Thanks for the pics, Enjoy

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    VERY VERY VERY...NICE !! Thanks for the pics Steve, and once again, CONGRATS

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    Steve R said:
    Its only a matter of hours now to go until I get my 987 2.7 Boxster. I'm vvvvvvv excited... The last 6 weeks have been a very tough time to wait!



    Awesome! Congratulations!!! Excellent color choices!

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    Hi Steve R.... Good color, I like the 18" design by the way, looks more elegant than the 19" Carrera S wheels

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    Thanks for all the comments!!

    The cool thing is it drives even better than it looks!!!

     
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