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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    The red is perfect!
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    Re: 2020 Cayman T

    Backup cameras became mandatory for new light vehicles in Canada in May 2018.
  3. Re: Dragon Eye Laser - Kryptonite for my Car?

    This. It's called using your head. I have never seen a police car on the twisty back roads that I drive for fun. On the multilane highways and the busy two lane roads I see them regularly. The...
  4. Re: Dragon Eye Laser - Kryptonite for my Car?

    Do what those of us in jurisdictions where radar detectors are illegal do. Use Waze, your eyes and most importantly your brain.
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Well, we have had four good ones in a row and the Ferraris should be competitive at Spa, so lets hope...for rain!

    I wonder if Helmut and Christian have decided to throw Albon in the deep end just...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    LOL, on our street the City had planted trees about 8 feet from the road on each lawn. Instead of the curbs, we used the treeline as the boundary of the playing surface. A favourite tactic was a...
  7. Re: Porsche 70 Years - What does it mean to drive a Porsche?

    LOL, drive it! Don't let someone else have your fun for you.
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    This isn't really a whine, just a comment on one of the big mysteries of the universe. How on earth does my washing machine manage to consistently turn my shirts inside out? I even leave the buttons...
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    Re: I need an advice

    No idea what Incacar is, but the car is for sale at Salt Lake City Porsche. The original MSRP was $252,940, so they are asking $7K more than retail for a used car. If you have a quarter million to...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    As far as I can tell they never said it would. That time is for the Z51 package.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Exactly. Sub three second, sub two second whatever, it isn't why I buy a car. Obviously there are many people to whom it is important and that's fine. I do not race cars and I am not interested in...
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    Re: Macan to Cayman

    I dislike SUV's, including the Cayenne loaners provided by the dealer, but I liked the Macan. Far better than the typical soccer mom SUV, and even the lowly 4 banger base version was far from slow. ...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Should they allow you to test drive. I understand that many dealerships do not allow test drives on Corvettes, to keep the joyriders away. I would certainly never consider buying a car that I...
  14. Re: Question re passenger mirror reverse function on 2014 Boxster

    Yes, it is, as is like the lack of a USB port or bluetooth streaming if you don't have PCM and/or upgraded audio. But I forget all about it when I take the car for a spin on the twisties.
  15. Re: Question re passenger mirror reverse function on 2014 Boxster

    I think that is for the cars with the memory package, in the event that the auto feature isn't working. I believe that the memory package comes when you get the 14 or 18 ways seats. If you have the...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    And while we are on this topic, the new printers at work continually default to double sided black and white. If I send a colour print job I want it printed in colour, damn it. Double sided is fine...
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Lol, agreed. Perhaps a rain dance before each race would also help. Even if it only hits Quali and jumbles the start order, rain is the best thing that can happen to F1.
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    I don’t disagree, but lots of people did. It's all moot anyhow, Porsche will be electric by 2015. Different ballgame.
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    If they were wildly overcharging, people wouldn’t buy their products and they wouldn't be profitable. But they are.
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Good point, the price is misleading. The 495 HP sub three second car has the Z51 option, which has typically been $4,000 to $5,000. I suspect most people will want that, plus an upgraded trim...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I don't think it will have anywhere near the effect on the sports car market as you, but such is life. Enjoy your Chevy.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I am a bit bemused by all of the hype. The engine has moved, but it is still a Corvette with a big V8 and lots of weight - apparently 400 pounds more than a Cayman. It's also bigger than a Cayman -...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Not buying it. Wouldn't trade my 2016 Cayman for a brand new chevvy, not even a C8. I don't think that I am alone.
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    Re: 2020 Kia Seltos Reviews

    What on earth does this have to do with Porsche? What's next, ads for furniture?
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    Re: Stuck on Opening Frunk

    Buy a jack? Probably cheaper than the dealer option and you get a jack to keep.
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    Re: FS: 2017 Cayman 718 6SPD

    Ignore it!
  27. Cayman S Re: Thinking of a Cayman S - question about music via bluetooth

    If you have the VIN number of a car, you can get the entire build sheet here:

    https://vinanalytics.com/
  28. Cayman S Re: Thinking of a Cayman S - question about music via bluetooth

    I am not sure about the 987 generation, but the 981, including the 2016 which I own, does not have bluetooth streaming without PCM or CDR+. I use an ITrip adapter plugged into the AUX port. It...
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    Re: Storage for wheels and tires, Boxster

    You don't list your location, but since you are discussing winter tires, I assume that you get real winter. Not sure if there is any difference between upright and stacked, but you shouldn't leave...
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    Re: 718 GT4 Timelines (Media Cars)

    I am not familiar with Autoexpress, but I would take any information produced by an on-line reviewer with a large dose of salt. Some are OK but many are rubbish. Many just parrot other reviewers or...
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    Re: Poor Judgment ???

    That one ain't gonna buff out. Looks like the driver probably got what he/she deserved.
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    As the past two posts have pointed out, electrics have a serious drawback for many people when it comes to long distance travel and I am not convinced that the problem will be solved any time soon. ...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Judging by the number for sale with very low mileage by dealers in Canada, I suspect that in some cases the dealers are the flippers. Sell them to a friend, buy them back and then mark them up by...
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    Re: Console switches

    I wonder what the OP thinks of the cup holders.
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    Re: Console switches

    Read the manual.
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Here, here. Don't know if you have read Mark Hughes, but he is several levels above any other motorsport writer that I have found. His post race analyses are particularly interesting. The Austrian...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Unless you live near a section of Autobahn without limits, you cannot use even an appreciable fraction of the capability of any Porsche sportscar legally unless you are on the track. A track focused...
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    Re: Value decreased

    Major service usually includes a brake flush, but that is still ridiculous. The dealer here lists the major service for about $1,800 CDN or around $1,375 US. I had front pads and rotors changed for...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    These are somewhat track focused cars and there is absolutely no argument that a PDK is faster than a manual. I agree that a manual is more engaging, but manuals are becoming fossils. More than 80%...
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Well, that was fun. Excellent racing, including for the win and Mercedes were also-ran. Plus the stewards didn’t change the result two hours later. There seems to be hope for F1 yet.
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Or Ferrari screws up his pitstop
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    Re: 2019 F1 season

    Vettel's issue today wasn't bad luck, it was a reliability problem. The Mercs don't seem to break down. Good luck or better performers?

    Lewis may or may not have beaten Vettel, but he didn't...
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    Re: Wine from a racing driver?

    Apparently the wine is pretty insipid.
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    Re: Wine from a racing driver?

    And, for the NASCAR fans, we have:

    208247
  45. Re: Advice about buying my next car, 981 Boxster or Maserati granturismo?

    Utterly different cars. The Maserati is a big slug compared to the Boxster, being about 500 kg heavier. I haven't driven the Maserati, but at 1800+ kg it will be like an axe compared to a scalpel. ...
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    Re: 718 GT4 Order

    Not an option on a GT car. Maybe you are looking the wrong way?
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    Re: 718 GT4 Order

    Re ceramics, I remember a thread on P9 about the cost of replacements. It was a staggering number, into 5 figures US.

    Confirmed here:
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    Re: Sounds are normal?

    Welcome to P9 and to the world of Porsche. If you can record a clip of the sound, post it. Your murr may be someone else's vroom.
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    Re: Cayman 981 Service Intervals

    It would be really helpful if people would either include their location in their profile or mention it in a post. Service intervals vary geographically. As Jim points out, the USA (PCNA) interval...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Probably not. One possibility is to sit down with a sales rep at a dealership and see what they can find.

    The cars on dealers lots are generally (not always) equipped with fairly conventional...
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