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    Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    It's been three months since I finally got the go-ahead to order a new car to replace the 987 I bought in April.

    I got a chance to pick the options again - Bose and the cool little Sports Steering Wheel were the ones to add on to the car!

    Anyway got the car today and it is amazing. Not kidding but this car feels different to the last one in terms of driving and responsiveness. It also feels quicker? It's an MY06 and the only thing I miss is the passenger footwell 12v socket - why did they have to take that!!

    Love the car - especially the new black interior (my old one was Stone) - a nice change but it does make the car feel smaller!

    The Bose is great - took ages to set it up though!

    Anyway here are some pics!

    Here you go!!!






















    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    Looks great Steve, I love the color --- like the shot in the parking lot, like something evil lurking in the corner...

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    That was just how it came out - very strange! It was a very orange kind of light!!

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    Some great shots Steve.
    Does handling feel the same? Daft question, but...

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    Same tires?

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    Handlong feels different!!!! Very shocked! It's much "tighter" than the last one but maybe that's just the new steering wheel. It also feels faster!!! I'm sure it feels like it has more torque!

    The tyres a Michelins - very different to look at from the Contis! They seem good so far, the Conti's were excellent!

    Maybe it's the combo of the different tyres and new wheel making the car feel different!

    I love the black interior and Bose though!!!

    Now I got my perfect car!!

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    Steve,

    why did u buy a new car again?? sorry, might've missed ur previous post.

    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    Derder - it was a replacement from Porsche due to a number of faults with the old one - luckily not existing on the new one!!

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    Glad you're pleased with the new one.
    Looks great.

    Good luck

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    The light looks orange because of Sodium Vapour lighting. The ugliest lighting known to man! The problem is, it's not a full spectrum light, so you cannot correct it with filters or Photoshop.

    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    Steve,

    care to share with us what exactly were the problems u had and how did u go about asking for a replacement from P??

    I had the same problem with my old Mini, first batch released... plagued with problems.... I sold it and got a new one.

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    Derder - strangely had issues with my Mini falling to bits too! I did post a long winded thing on it but I cant seem to find it. Consisted of rattles, loose bits, scratches and dirty mats by dealer, paint flaw..... Just glad the new one is perfect!!!! I got Porsche involved who were useless and finally after 2 months got agreement for a replacement car. What a drama! It was also a month late!!

    I finally feel I have the car I wanted!

    Amfibius - Sodium Vapour lighting is a right pane. Tried everything in photoshop to get rid of it but it is through the spectrum as you say. Only thing I could do was apply a blue filter - didnt look great though!!

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    I know that road. Is it round the back of Arthurs seat and the Crags??

    Looks good. Do you still have map pockets on the back of the MY 06 seats?

    Cheers,

    JZ

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    Steve R said:
    That was just how it came out - very strange! It was a very orange kind of light!!



    Steve,
    the low pressure sodium street lights are monochromatic, so the only colour you can get is orange.
    Nice pics though.
    Try to find some of the newer high pressure street lighting, which looks white. You will still get some colour cast, depending on your camera settings.

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    Arthurs Seat it is JZ!!!

    I'm learning the new 350D Boothy - it's pretty good! I'll try that alternative lighting!

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    Nice one Steve R! I have to say that's well done by Porsche to grant you a brandnew car with option choice. Glad to hear it drives well too. Now don't break it.

    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    Quote:
    Ente said:
    Nice one Steve R! I have to say that's well done by Porsche to grant you a brandnew car with option choice. Glad to hear it drives well too. Now don't break it.



    They made me pay the difference for options - hoped they'd comp me given all the hassle! That said I've got a 0 mileage car, 6 months younger and didnt lose on the last one! Got a lovely bottle of Drambuie though

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    Yah but charging for the options difference when offering a brandnew car exchange is still more than fair imho... considering that your car had no breakdown or major mechanical/engine issues.

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    Happy enough! Found out that there is a new issue with mats wearing out under low miles like my last ones did!!

    Now a happy boy!

    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    The sports wheel looks great, is it much better than the normal one?

    Re: Finally got the replacement Boxster!!

    seems to be! Had the big one and found it a bit too big for me! Love the new one!

     
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