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    987 S PICS and brief review

    I had the opportunity to again test drive the 987 S yesterday.

    I liked it more than 1st time, the car had 10Km and the engine was alive compared to the 1st was I tested. My biggest surprise was the sound! Holy Sh.. this think was loud, pretty incredible sound big difference from the 1st one I tested. I wonder if anyone can comment on the sound compared to 997 and 997S.

    For those choosing colors, I think it looks great in basalt black. The metallic coating that someone described before as a permanent dirt coating actually makes the color look great and bright compared to normal black which looks dirty and old as time goes by, just IMO.

    Again, I would say the drive was fun, car was fully configured, PASM, 19", sportt crhono, Bose, etc. The quality of the leather is great, it actually feels like leather as opossed to my 986 S 03. I am not sure if the car is so much faster than my 986 S 03 or it just felt that way because of the sound.

    One thing I found annoying was the way the top opens, yes you can open up to 50km and hour but you must keep pressing the button which is not in the easiest to reach place, and also, I think the car has to be either slowing down or way below 50km, otherwise it stops opening, maybe someone can comment on that. Defenetly the way a 911 cabrio opens makes a lot more sense to me.

    I took some pics, by the way, the car was very dirty, in spite of that it looks great, again in my opinion this is the quality of basalt black compared to black.

    In 2 weeks I will test the 997 S, will post some pics then as well.

    enjoy

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    Lovely car! Buy it and head for Wales. Or Spain!

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    Strange we only have to push the topdownbutton once when driving under 50km/h

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    glad you are telling me that, maybe I was doing something wrong, I thought it was odd

    by the way, since you have both, how do you compare the sound 997s vs 987s?

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    senra said:
    glad you are telling me that, maybe I was doing something wrong, I thought it was odd

    by the way, since you have both, how do you compare the sound 997s vs 987s?


    I hate to say
    The sound off the Boxster S is much!!!!!much!!! better then the 997!!!

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    dedam said:
    by the way, since you have both, how do you compare the sound 997s vs 987s?


    I hate to say
    The sound off the Boxster S is much!!!!!much!!! better then the 997!!!



    Harry, he asked about a comparison with the Carrera S, not the Carrera. I testdrove the Boxster S too and liked it a lot. However, I didn't find the sound to be too impressive, maybe because the car was brandnew and the exhaust wasn't "free" yet. I also missed that typical 911 "shouting chainsaw noise" at higher rev figures but of course the Boxster S sounds different because it is no 911.

    I can't help the feeling that we're gonna see a sport exhaust for the Boxster too sooner or later. And of course the Boxster S sounds louder with the top down than a 997 Carrera S Coupe. I'm curious to "hear" a 997 Carrera S Cab vs. Boxster S exhaust sound comparison. Especially when the sport exhaust will be available.

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    Nice pics!!!

    Just for curiosity!!...Did you testdrove that 987S in Spain???(Plate numbers).....

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    Senra,
    I believe the hood works as follows:

    1. At speeds of up to 6mph/10kmph you need to keep the hood button pressed down in order for it to open
    2. At speeds in excess of this, you only need to touch the button once and the hood opens automatically.

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    Alex18_996CC said:
    Nice pics!!!

    Just for curiosity!!...Did you testdrove that 987S in Spain???(Plate numbers).....



    Yes I did, in Madrid. I live in between London and Madrid. The weather was great this weekend!

    Regarding RC's comments, I found a huge difference in between the 1st 987 S that I test drove and this last one. When I wrote about my 1st drive in the 987 S a couple of months ago, I was not impressed with the sound either. Is it normal to notice such difference RC? I know it is different to drive a brand new car than one with 10K, but this was a huge difference.

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    senra said:
    Regarding RC's comments, I found a huge difference in between the 1st 987 S that I test drove and this last one. When I wrote about my 1st drive in the 987 S a couple of months ago, I was not impressed with the sound either. Is it normal to notice such difference RC? I know it is different to drive a brand new car than one with 10K, but this was a huge difference.



    I'm also interested on this since I placed an order for an S without even driving one (test drove the base).

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    Is this really basalt black? And if the car really is dirty, then it is a terrific color choice. And most important.....then I have made upp my mind about the color. The car is ordered today in silver. But i will change to basalt black with black full leather interior! Thank you for the help, now I can sleep at night!

    By the way, the car in Rennteams first short review, is that regular black or basalt black?

     
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