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    Goodbye 981S, hello ...

     

     
    Bought Boxster 4.5 months ago, and now with 4500 miles,  I have bought this to replace the Boxster 
     
     
     
     
     
    Delivery hopefully Sat 27 Oct.
     
    Perfect spec for me:
     
    Sport bucket seats
    Dynamic engine mounts
    Front axle lift
    Leather/alcantara interior
    PCCB
    PCM, incl Universal Audio Interface
    Telephone
    Sport Chrono
    Sound Package Plus
    Cruise
    Auto dimming mirrors
    Carbon door sills
     
    No rev range readings.
     
    6500 miles in 137 hours.
     
    Serviced on time!
     
    5mm thread tyres all round.
     
    OPC is painting the center console.
     

    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Nice! kiss Great spec!

    Curious as to why you change so quickly? I mean, a GT3 is a GT3... but your brand new Boxster is a very nice car too!


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    After all that's been said about the wonderful 981, this thread just put it all in perspective...!

    Congratulations sfo - it really looks AMAZING!

     


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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Truth  be told, I should never have bought a 981S ..

    The 981S is a really fantastic car in almost all respects. Compared to the 987.1 I had, the 981S is signicantly improved in all (in some, dramatically improved) areas. It's so easy to drive, it does everything so well and it also looks pretty good too. It asks virtually nothing of you.

    I have had a GT3 itch for about 16 months, ever since I drove one in June 11. I bought a 981S because I thought it would be enough of a Porsche for me, that my GT3 itch would subside and go away. Much of this thinking was to do with being "sensible" and "responsible", financially speaking.

    Deep down, I didn't fool myself. It's no good going to the same place for a holiday and staying in a much better hotel, when what you really want is to go somewhere else for a holiday. I have been too many times to the same place, and convinced myself that what I wanted was merely a better hotel. It wasn't.

    In future, I will listen more to my heart than my head when cars are concerned. It's an addiction which is deeply entrenched in the psyche, and which I will listen to very carefully in future.

    In essence, I want the rear engined experience, and of course the incredible GT3 engine. Once savoured, forever addicted.

    I look forward to driving challenges and experiences as I discover the GT3 ..

    I really can't wait.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Well said! kiss I fully understand your "addiction". I have had my looks at the GT3 too since I test drove it. The itch got even worse after I had a GT3 RS for a day and I was close at signing the dotted line. I know I will give in one day... a simple matter of time indecision

    Congrats again, I am sure you will love it! wink


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Very nice, congrats.  I fully understand why a GT3 itch is one which needs to be scratched.  Smiley


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    What a great upgrade! kiss

    I think you did it exactly right.


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    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    There's a lot of itching going on in R/T these days...

    Scratching them is also becoming commonplace... Make sure that a good scratch is the best solution ....Smiley

     


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    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    John H:

    There's a lot of itching going on in R/T these days...

    Scratching them is also becoming commonplace... Make sure that a good scratch is the best solution ....Smiley

    I was thinking the same thing John!


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    Porsche Carrera GTS (2012); Porsche Cayenne Diesel (2012)


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    What a replacement for the Boxster! The GT3 is amazing car, enjoy it in good health wink


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    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    sfo:

    OPC is painting the center console.

     

    Congratulations, magnificent car! Smiley Smiley

    Please can you advise how much your OPC is quoting to pant the centre console as I'm seriously contemplating having mine done Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    ....I' ve got the itch too blush


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    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Gnil:

    ....I' ve got the itch too blush

    I can't afford to have the itch - the last one I had and it still hasn't gone away is for a low mileage Ferrari California or 599 GTB.  Smiley  There's a California at my local Ferrari dealer's, right spec, right colour.....wrong price! Smiley


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    Accountants are like fire and water, good servants but bad masters.

    Porsche 997 Carrera S PDK Aqua Blue / Black - Toyota Yaris D4D  "Clockwork Rat"


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    dreamcar:
    I can't afford to have the itch - the last one I had and it still hasn't gone away is for a low mileage Ferrari California or 599 GTB.  Smiley  There's a California at my local Ferrari dealer's, right spec, right colour.....wrong price! Smiley

    Prices for the 599 have dropped so much here . A friend was offered CHF 100 k   ( about 75 K £ ) for his by the garage .


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Congrats to the best addiction there is ! Trust me in saying you will be grinning a lot in the very near future. Everytime I enter mine it feels so special and it's so rewarding with it's shifting,sound and go-kart handling !  I am glad you have front axle lift too - u will need it as the front lip is very low ! Enjoy and let us know yr initial impressions ! wink


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    dreamcar: no idea how much painting center console costs, included as part of the deal

    BjoernB: front axle lift is essential as I live in central London with steep ramp into underground garage

    make sure you scratch the most persistent and most intense itch, and not something masquerading as that indecision


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    Budster:
    John H:

    There's a lot of itching going on in R/T these days...

    Scratching them is also becoming commonplace... Make sure that a good scratch is the best solution ....Smiley

    I was thinking the same thing John!

    LOL....hmmm, wonder if it's contagious? Smiley


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    John H:

    There's a lot of itching going on in R/T these days...

    Smiley Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Congratulations. Wow Smiley ...a move from a Boxster S to a GT3 is epic, I really hope you can (and will) enjoy the GT3.

    I understand your itching very well, I almost gave in to a similar itching and almost bought a GT3 RS 4.0. Now I am glad I didn't because it would have been a garage queen like all the other 911 in the past but I truly hope that you can enjoy your car, it is simply an amazing Porsche. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Great choice the 997.2 GT3 in white kiss

    On the downside you are losing a very enjoyable daily driver like the 981S.


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    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    RC:

    I almost gave in to a similar itching and almost bought a GT3 RS 4.0.

     in the UK, the 4.0 has not depreciated, and some have appreciated.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    reginos:

    On the downside you are losing a very enjoyable daily driver like the 981S.

     that's what the CLS55 is for .. plus I walk to work


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    sfo:
    reginos:

    On the downside you are losing a very enjoyable daily driver like the 981S.

     that's what the CLS55 is for .. plus I walk to work

    Very worthy the CLS55 and a daily walk is healthy Smiley


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    sfo:
    RC:

    I almost gave in to a similar itching and almost bought a GT3 RS 4.0.

     in the UK, the 4.0 has not depreciated, and some have appreciated.

    I know, same in Germany and other regions too but it was a lot of money and I wouldn't have been able to go for the Panamera Turbo S. No more garage queens for me...unless I win the lottery and/or the stock markets make a 50% jump up. Smiley


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    sfo:
    reginos:

    On the downside you are losing a very enjoyable daily driver like the 981S.

     that's what the CLS55 is for .. plus I walk to work


    That´s a great combination. The two cars, that is... Wishing you lots of joyful miles in it. Guess a visit to the Nordschleife is due next year?

    Smiley


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    Ferdie:

    Guess a visit to the Nordschleife is due next year?

     yes, just got to get on a non tourist day ...


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    sfo:
    Ferdie:

    Guess a visit to the Nordschleife is due next year?

     yes, just got to get on a non tourist day ...

    Join us for the Scuderia Hanseat course in spring or fall 2013 Smiley


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


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    bluelines:
    sfo:

     yes, just got to get on a non tourist day ...

    Join us for the Scuderia Hanseat course in spring or fall 2013 Smiley

     details please ..


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    Write up and pics from this year are here

    The official webpage is here

     


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    Porsche 997 Carrera S in Carrara White with black leather interior. PASM-Sport Suspension (-20 mm), PSE.

    Audi S5 cabrio in Ibis White with black leather interior.


    Re: Goodbye 981S, hello ...

    bluelines:

    Write up and pics from this year are here

    The official webpage is here

     

    thanks very much.

    wow!!

    can't see dates for Spring 13, but am definitely interested

    looks like an incredible experience.


     
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