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    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Yes...black in black...timeless. kiss


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche Panamera Turbo S (June 2012 delivery), Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe PP/DP, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Thanks Jon and RC, :) I did a google search to try and find them, any ideas where the best place is to get the clear side markers?  

    I'm open to any other aesthetic recommendations?  :) 


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    I think you can get them from your dealer.  I'm pretty sure that I asked my dealer to replace them before I took delivery...


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    2005 997S Blk/Blk


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    any ideas where the best place is to get the clear side markers?  

     

    One of the best places to get accessories is Suncoast Porsche in Florida, extremely helpful, they mailed stuff to me in  the United Kingdom and their prices even with shipping and tax were far cheaper than the dealers here could match. Here's a link to their website, for inspiration!

    http://www.suncoastparts.com/

    They've got clear side markers for the 991 $46.90.

    http://www.suncoastparts.com/category/991S_Exterior_Lights.html


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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    SoCal Alan, thanks.  dreamcar, i am going to order them now from the website you provided :)  thanks..


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    BlackSparrow:

    Major OCD cases here on the forum :)

    (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - look it up)

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    2012 Cayenne TT (on order for june 2012), 997.1 Targa 4s, 2009 Q5 3.2

    I prefer to call it CDO.  It's the same condition but with the letters arranged alphabetically, as they should be.


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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Budster:

    I prefer to call it CDO.  It's the same condition but with the letters arranged alphabetically, as they should be.

    Great one.

    Nice 991 BeauCarreraS. Keep it charged...


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Thanks DuckieRS.  It is sooo pretty, every time I see it--in my garage :(  i am amazed!  


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    What about if I change the front emblem (crest) to a black and silver one (for more "black on black" look :)?

    http://www.suncoastparts.com/product//SHC9X8.html


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    BeauCarreraS:

    What about if I change the front emblem (crest) to a black and silver one (for more "black on black" look :)?

    http://www.suncoastparts.com/product//SHC9X8.html

    Your choice entirely - personally I wouldn't........

    i did warn you that the Suncoast site would give you ideas, didn't I  Smiley


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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    dreamcar:
    RC:

    I had a couple of garage queens, mostly 911 and I decided to stop it. It doesn't make sense driving such a car for 30 minutes per week only. I always got very melancholic when I had to put the car key back into the drawer.

    I stopped kidding myself...and ordered a Panamera Turbo S. At least I can drive this car with my family together.

     

    The issue we have is two extremes - I drive 80 miles (130km) per day commute from home to where I work, which would be a killer financially using a Porsche. My wife's place of work is only 2 miles (3km) from home and short trips like that would also be no good mechanically. So she has her shopping trolley (Honda Jazz) and I have my Clockwork Rat. Can't think of any way we can come down to two cars if one of them is a Porsche, much as we'd like to. Smiley Hence the Garage Queen.

    80 miles - that is not bad news.  I would drive home for lunch each day too (actually I do drive home for lunch each day :-))!  A financial killer is not driving the car and selling it in 3 years and taking the same hit as if you had driven it.  Then again you know I don't care about miles...

    My suggestion-, drive the car to work each day for a week and let me know if that was not a ton of fun.  Makes work seem less like work if you can jump into the 991 and enjoy a little 40 mile drive home.  It will get you out of bed in morning really well too!

    Enjoy, be happy. Smile into the rear view mirror for 80 miles each day!

     


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    @ leawood911

    Thanks for your tips - I actually do drive the P car to work on most Fridays (traffic is lighter as a fair proportion of people where I work are on a four day week and take Friday off. For the rest of us not so fortunate to be on that contract we finish at 12:30hrs on Fridays, so traffic is lighter than than normal "rush hour" and I can safely do a slightly faster 70 mph Smiley than I normally would.


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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Hi dreamcar,

    I just received my clear side-markers, do you think think that it could be changed at home with a little help from my friends or wait to get to the dealer service?


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Beau - side markers are easily exchanged - get some friends to help you.  I would do it for you if we lived a little closer..

     

     


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    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Thank you John--so nice.


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    BeauCarreraS:

    I just received my clear side-markers, do you think think that it could be changed at home with a little help from my friends or wait to get to the dealer service?

    Here's a link to a short video that shows you how to do it. It's dead simple. Smiley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN2NjE8FYvA&feature=player_embedded

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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Dreamcar, thank you very much for that video, you're right that was verrrry simple.


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    And how do you like it , Beau ?


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

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    Gnil:  Like night and day--much better.  

    Dreamcar:  Thanks for all the help.


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    No worries BeauCarreraS, my pleasure kiss The clear side markers look great. blush Are you taking her out this weekend?


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


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Looking good Beau - makes all the difference..kiss

     


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    "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Yep... like night and day , your car looks now much more harmonious kiss

    BTW , what is the thinking behind  imposing orange side markers ? 


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


    Re: Car basically in my living room--how often should a new 991 be driven?

    Lovely upgrade, well done! Looks 100x better, especially on black on black kiss


    What Is The Point of the Orange Sidemarkers

    Gnil, I saw a discussion about "What Is The Point of the Orange Sidemarkers" on MBW world thought it was interesting and a little funny here:  http://mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/324479-what-point-orange-sidemarkers.html  

    I'm wondering now if it is legal in the State where I have my car registered!!!  I think if the actual bulb is orange it's ok (which mine is).

    Dreamcar, I dont think I will drive it this weekend, maybe during the week next week. Thanks again for all the links.

    Thanks John.

    Atzporsche:  Thanks, I'm open to any other aesthetic or other modification recommendations.  My car is pretty much "basic", the only extra thing it came with was the sunroof.  I tinted the windows and powder coated the wheels black.

     


     
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