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    Re: FS: 2017 Cayman 718 6SPD

    Ignore it!
  2. 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/
  3. 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
  20. 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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    Re: 718 Grill protection upgrade

    https://www.planet-9.com/718-chat/233771-718-recall-wj35-retrofitting-additional-protective-grilled-air-intake.html
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    I think that you may be on to something. If T4’s are the more desirable for most buyers, why on earth would they bring back the NA6?
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    Re: Wrecked Cayman

    Not necessarily. If you really hoon it from a standstill with the wheel turned, it's pretty easy to break the back end loose, even with the nannies full on. I know from experience.
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    987 Re: No Spare Tire...

    Many cars have dispensed with the spare nowadays. Annoying, but these cars have no room for one anyhow.

    1. Roadside assistance like AAA is pretty cheap insurance for any type of breakdown. ...
  30. Macan Re: Tire Patching - recommend a repair shop?

    It isn't just a tire patch. Sidewall damage is very different from tread damage, and you might have a hard time finding anyone that will even try it.

    I would be looking for new tires. At least...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    The article did not mention the upgraded seats, so fair enough. However, the issue for me is removing or downgrading functionality in a car that has it built in. It just seems somehow wrong to...
  32. Re: Cayman S with SPP & BT phone...will I be able play audio over BT?

    Sweet, except that it didn't work until I deleted the site: part of the string. Different browser?
  33. Re: Cayman S with SPP & BT phone...will I be able play audio over BT?

    Try Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=griffin+itrip&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
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    Re: 718 Grill protection upgrade

    You would think so, but experience tells me otherwise. I had a recall for faulty air bag passenger cutoff (certainly safety related) and the dealer professed no knowledge of it, even after I read...
  35. Re: Cayman S with SPP & BT phone...will I be able play audio over BT?

    SPP is not an option in Canada so I can't help you there (I presume that you are in the US). I strongly suspect that you won't be able to play directly from your phone.

    The device you are...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Awesome find.
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    I was in business when we used to write letters and wait two weeks for a response. No widespread use of computers., but we managed to get it done.

    Cell phones have made many tasks easier and...
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    Re: 2018 Leftover Inventory is huge.

    Being prepared for the future and disliking the prospect of it are not mutually exclusive. I have never been a fan of mobile phones, but I have one and use it. I still think that we were probably...
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    Re: Mission E - Can it compete with Tesla?

    Aside from control issues, this strikes me as a pretty poor approach to your customers. The pricing strategy make make sense from a development/manufacturing cost perspective, but someone that gets...
  40. Re: Chevy Blazer: Should You Lease or Buy?

    and why do we get this manure posted in the forum?
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    Re: 981 Wheel Storage at dealer

    How old are the summer tires? Tires have best-by dates. Not sure, but I think 6 years from manufacture is typical.
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    Thirty psi boost. When it blows it will be spectacular.
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    Re: 718 Grill protection upgrade

    I believe that it was a recall - 718 only. There is a thread about it on P9.
  44. Re: Do 20" Rims Have Many Flat Tires Due to Road Hazards-Pot Holes, Etc?

    I assume that the OP is concerned with potential effects due to the shorter sidewall in 20's. I have 20's for summer tires use 18's for winter, due to concerns with potholes. Most of the 53,000 km...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    It's a hazard of being well read. Inevitably movies (and news outlets) get wrong pretty much anything that you have some expertise in.
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    Yes, Gcurnew and his buddies have a lot of gas. That's not the problem. I pay reasonable fees for natgas. Quebec, across the river, has buckets of hydro power and are pushing hard to cut fossil...
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    Re: Whine for the Day

    My whine is not the results of this survey, but the disappointment expressed by the lead researcher with the results. Any reasonably observant lay person could have predicted this. Good thing he...
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    Re: Pouch or case for key fob

    The plain fact is that anything like a pouch added to the fob makes it bigger and potentially more annoying. I carry two sets of keys - door keys on a small swiss army knife, and my car key for...
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    Re: Is it buyer remorse or my OCD

    If you take a trip through the configurator you will realize that a car with "all the options available" will cost about double the base price, and nobody orders one of those. There are so many...
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    Re: Return of the six?????!!!!!!

    This is kind of funny. We have a group of people, all of who have a considerable amount of experience with high performance cars and the sounds they make, and we seem to have a pretty even split in...
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