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    Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    This is my last poll, i promess, after
    I am still doing some arbitrage with my options, bi xenon is an expensive but useful option, alos, wonder if not risky not to take them having in mind resale..

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    Arbritrage with car options huh? Never heard of that one here on the street. Never going back to halogen ever again

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    Xenons are worth the money, I'd say. I like 'em on mine.

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    I have them on mine and they are the best lights I could imagine. On back counrty roads with the brights on its almost as if the same has come back up. I would never buy another Porsche without this option. For me Xenons were the number one option followed by Sprot Chrono and and PASM.

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    I got it coz it's standard here!

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    Wow, really? What's the base price for an S out there?

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    USD106,000- base.....

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    Holy. Crap.

    Man, those import taxes are harsh eh?

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    Yup and for all options 100% tax as well, so for example PASM is a hefty USD3,800-

    New GT3's base price is out HKD1.73mio so USD223,200-

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

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    ajcastaneda said:
    Arbritrage with car options huh?



    I'm feeling blind as a bat without the Xenons.
    Serious: depending on where you live and at what daytime/night-time you usually drive (maybe age plays a role also ) it's a must have option
    Luxemburg = dawn 8:30 am / sunset 5:00 pm during the winter season. Therefore Xenon is a no brainer IMO

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    Amzing results for the poll !
    As for the age, this should be the problem, under 35..

    For daylight, yes indeed

    I ll take them, mainly for resale ( i keep car 1 year 1/2) , also because I am used to !

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    Since I was a double major and finance was one of them - arbitrage of car options to me basically means not getting charged for any of the options

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    I guess you did not study at the Porsche School of Economics, right ?

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    I dropped out after Porsche 21st Century Economics 101

    First words from the instructor was...

    "1200% premium on options fitted onto Porsche vehicles translates into..."

    I left before he finished the sentence.

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    I didn't get them and I don't regret it. I chose sport chrono instead and a happy with my decision. The xenons are brighter and better than the standard lights but the standard ones are fine for me; couldn't justify the price.... 20/15 vision doesn't hurt either! I mean it comes standard on my wife's 3 series which is 1/2 the price of my 987S!!! Go figure; that's Porsche in a nutshell

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    Schemeloong said:
    Yup and for all options 100% tax as well, so for example PASM is a hefty USD3,800-

    New GT3's base price is out HKD1.73mio so USD223,200-



    So I guess people don't snicker at you for driving a "girl's car" over there, eh? At that price, sheeeeesh.

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    I think the 987 left the 986 girliness behind...although our 997 brethren may not agree

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    Oh, i still get it from people though...

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    Yeah I think I should remove that last bit of girliness with a set of Techart Formula rims!

    I think Bi-Xenons add more muscles to the car as well

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    I also get the "poor man's Porsche" saying a lot ... and to them, I say find a poor man that's willing to spend 70K on a car.

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    ajcastaneda said:
    I think the 987 left the 986 girliness behind...although our 997 brethren may not agree



    I agree for the front.. the nose is definitely muscular, sexy and agressive now and is the part that won me over when I was buying. But the back still looks a tad silly imho. Curse my colleague the other day for stating: "Nice car, and so versatile. You can park it any way you want since the back and front look exactly alike." Why he's still alive I can't say... probably because I secretly have to agree.

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    Your friend should be shot! And because you are a Rennteam member, we'll let you live.

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    ajcastaneda said:
    I also get the "poor man's Porsche" saying a lot ... and to them, I say find a poor man that's willing to spend 70K on a car.




    Perfect response! I'm going to start using that!

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    I didnt get them on my Boxster, but I did add them to my 997 and wouldnt go w/o them on any future Porsche...makes night driving safer, and clearer!! I will freak if I ever hit an animal...This xenons help me see things way ahead with clarity...

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    ajcastaneda said:
    And because you are a Rennteam member, we'll let you live.



    Phew...

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    I agree, the xenons on my 987s are superb, on main beam they are considerably better than the lights on our V70 T5, which are brilliant in their own right.

    If you drive at night much they are more useful than many of the other options.

    I love night time, top down driving, it just makes the whole experience so much more intense.

    Re: Do you have bi xenon on your 987 ?

    I opted for it finally.. my list of options looks like a chinese restaurant menu.

    It is a must have at least for resale, even thgouh I dont drive at night so often, if you are used too, difficult to drive without.. it is like women

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    I just had tehm installed on my car - cost me $700 to put the xenon bulbs and extra power unit to power them - well worth the money and cheaper aftermarket than if you had put them on - plus i never use that light washing systems anyways - i would hit it by accident sometimes and be ticked off after it sprays mist all over the hood

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    Unfortunaly, the washing system is compulsory with xenon here in Europe..

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    Just as a side topic on this issue, I have noticed that the Bi-Xenons on my car sometimes get 'jolted' out of position, and drift up a bit before settling again. Part of the self-leveling system I guess. Does anyone else get this?

    I seem to be getting a lot more flashes from other drivers at the moment - I don't think the lights are out of alighnment... perhaps I'm just being paranoid. This is the downside of having such bright lights - they annoy others, provoking a little road-rage aggressive driving sometimes.

     
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