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    Re: Tire Rack Order - Should I Complain?

    My understanding as well, and in addition to minimum tread depth MUST be N rated. I bought a set of PS2s from Costco a couple of years back and didn't really care if the were N rated or not; two came...
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    Re: Dragon Eye Laser - Kryptonite for my Car?

    They know exactly what devices we have, and most are completely ineffective against their tech. With instant-on laser (this discussion was a while ago when this was relatively new) the good gear...
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    Re: Tire Rack Order - Should I Complain?

    Rather than complain I'd first ask TireRack the obvious question "is the reason they were a Special/Closeout because they are 3 years old?" I bet the answer is "yes."
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    Re: Dragon Eye Laser - Kryptonite for my Car?

    I used detectors of all sorts for probably 20 years, and kept the tickets to a maximum of one or two a year. Then stopped using them about a decade ago (did Solo 1 with a cop who gave me the inside...
  5. Re: C6 Corvette has far superior handling than any Porsche

    lol...good line about the FRS/BRZ. I've seen a couple of turbo cars with suspension work that take the performance up into Cayman S territory, and look good to boot. The Civic Type R did the 'Ring at...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Porsche however made cars available for testing to enable separation of fact from hyperbole. Toyota/BMW also made Supras/Z4s available. A curious marketing strategy on Chevy's part. If a comparo test...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    The only sound from the C8 world these days is crickets. Why the rush to "launch" in July then nothing?
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    Re: Options t avoid on '09-'12?

    All 09-12 Caymans (987.2s) are mechanically the same. As with all Porsches there were loads of options but the majority are cosmetic. The primary functional options were PDK, PASM, Sport Chrono,...
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    Re: 2013 BS - Good buy?

    Lots of reasons why a car isn't CPO...something as simple as non-N spec tires will disqualify it, brakes less than 50%, aftermarket parts of all sorts (exhaust, intake etc.). Yes, CPO is a value add,...
  10. Re: C6 Corvette has far superior handling than any Porsche

    I give people a 'free pass" on dumb car comments. I was in the Porsche dealer a few days ago picking up some parts, and was poking about cars in the showroom. An elderly fellow came up and we started...
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    Question Re: introduction and buying questions ..

    50K is a good number...about 5k miles a year is a Porsche that's being used and isn't a garage queen (my 2012 CS has about 32k miles). Ventilated seats weren't an option on 987.2s, although 2-stage...
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    Re: I need an advice

    You sure you want to spend that kind of money on a 991.2 when the 992s are out and the Turbo S version is probably a year or so out? Yes, the Turbos are brilliant cars, but the 992 4S will give you...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    True. Although the roads where Westcoaster lives are some of the best in the world. A Spyder would be in its ideal element there.
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Interesting perspective....
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Point taken that unless you are known to the Porsche dealership it's unlikely you'll be getting test drives in GT cars, but they'll let pretty much anyone drive Pannys, 911s (up to S/GTS), and any...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Yes, people are talking...kudos to the GM marketing team. But so far it's just claims. If it's really a mid 3-second car for $70k+ GM is gonna have egg on its face. If it turns out to be poorly built...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I arrived at a Chevy dealer in a Carrera GTS to arrange to try a C7 and they told me they never allow Corvette test drives. That was with a car that wasn't "sold out" before one has been built, so C8...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Same category being mid-engine, normally aspirated 2-seaters. 911S is in a "category" of one: rear-engine, turbocharged 2+2
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I went to Ford and Chevy dealerships a couple of years back to look at 1/2 tons. What a joke. I'm sure the door to their sales floors are actually time portals back to the 1970s. Even if the C8 is...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    Online "reservations" and "sold out" are two different things. Once reviewers get their hands on cars the reservations could firm up...or not. I'm watching this with great interest; not because I...
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    Re: Finalising GT4 Spec

    There is a downside to PCCBs that is rarely mentioned: the potential negative impact on resale value. Once a PCCB-equipped vehicle accumulates a few years of use and starts to rack up some miles, a...
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    Yes, buyers will need to pony up extra dollars for the Z51, and even more dollars for higher-performance iterations. Trouble is those options will added to a base car built to a price point; if the...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    I wonder how much the enthusiasm for the C8 will be tempered if it turns out it’s actually a $75k car that does mid to high threes 0-60? The market is giving GM a lot of rope; there are numerous ways...
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    Re: Porsche phonedial wheel table

    Kinda funky...good luck with the sale. Someone will see this and think "yeah, I need that."
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    How is it obvious?
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    My beef with the C8 and all Teslas are similar...really, really ugly (Teslas) and really ugly (C8). The C8 rear end specifically is a nightmare...apparently designed by people who know nothing...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    A quick poll would determine what percentage of P9 members would consider buying a C8. Poll shouldn’t be restricted to just US members; let anyone who lives somewhere the C8 is available cast a vote.
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    I truly hope that the C8 causes Porsche to lose market share, resulting in a significant downward correction on used 911 and Cayman/Boxster prices. Then I can have my pick of GT4s/GT3s, and all...
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    Re: The C8 from American Cars hater

    The styling of the C8 is just as much love-it-or-hate-it as the C7. Certainly a few folks that wouldn't give a second glance to the C7 will be interested in the C8; I'm in the camp that also wasn't...
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    Re: The C8 from American Cars hater

    I highly doubt Porsche is worried. Have they taken note of the C8? Sure. Although some people have a foot in the Corvette and Porsche camps, they are generally completely different buyer profiles....
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    All that’s changed is the Corvette is mid-engined. It still looks cheap and plasticky, the exterior design is a mish-mash of ill-conceived and poorly integrated elements, and the interior is a...
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    Re: Mid-Engine Debate 981/982 or C8

    The C8 will sell well based on performance value for the dollar to those who can get past that mess of an interior and a rear end that looks like a design ransom note. The GM tradition continues.
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    Re: Random thoughts on GT4

    It's not just scraping that makes the GT and other be-spoilered cars challenging to live with as DDs...in winter those low spoilers act like snow plows. While I always have at least one other car...
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    Re: Spyder branding fail

    Hahaha. Badges? We ain't got no Badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ

    Take 'em off, leave 'em on. Nobody...
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    Re: Attempting the DIY Life!

    While not an issue for people living in the U.S., (OP looks to be in California), cross-border shipping can be a major hassle. I've ordered numerous times from pelican and the parts arrive in just a...
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    Question Re: introduction and buying questions ..

    The 987.2s (2009 to 2012) have proven to be very reliable. A 2010 base car with PDK would make a fine driving machine, and with only scheduled maintenance could provide years of driving pleasure....
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    Re: 718 Spyder- worried about exhaust note

    I have also noticed the early videos are devoid of the crackles, burbles and backfires. As one who HATES those noises I see it as (potentially) a positive, however there is a large camp out there...
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    Re: 718 GT4... Will PDK be Offered?

    Yep. I would consider a Spyder with a manual as it suits the character of the car, but it's really not suitable for track work (i.e. Time Attack and other timed events). While I never have been much...
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    Re: 718 GT4... Will PDK be Offered?

    In a reverse of the 991.x GT3 scenario - where PDK came first and manual followed after howls from enthusiasts - with the 718 GT4/Spyder it appears the PDK camp has been heard. With a few thousand...
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    Re: 718 GT4 Engine & Exhaust Sounds (Video)

    Ah...sweet relief! No farting and popping. With luck, the trend has finally died.
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    Re: 981 seats for a tall person

    Seats are a HUGELY personal thing. The only way to know if they work for you is to try them all out, preferably on a longish test drive. Personally, the only Porsche seats that work for me are the...
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    Re: Torn between two lovers

    Cayenne Coupe wins hands down in the looks department. The X6 is one of the least elegant designs in all of autodom, IMO.
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    Re: Lucky 911

    What the heck was the GT3 (and all the other left-lane bandits) doing in that lane anyway?
  44. Re: Carrera Classic how to make black like these?

    You could easily Plastidip those wheels in an afternoon...and the color would be similar to the wheels you are showing. FWIW, I got tired of painting the front lip on my 2011 Carrera GTS with Aerokit...
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    Re: Why I'm ordering a 718 Spyder

    I think the 718 Spyder is the second-best-looking car Porsche has EVER made. In my book nothing beats the 904 Carrera GTS, then comes Spyder then Carrera GT.
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    That one's easy. ;) I live in a lovely penthouse with river and mountain views in a downtown condo tower. Although I have underground parking for 3 cars and two motorcycles there's not even a power...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    Most of the the GT4s in dealer inventories in Canada have been sitting for months. If they start getting more 981 GT4s as trades on the 718, there's only one way used prices can go.
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    >>> they are not meant to be Daily Drivers <<<

    Disagree. While a manual gearbox version with a lip that's always scraping makes for a challenging DD, a Spyder or GT4 with PDK and axle lift would...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    I'm waiting for reports from people who have actually driven the 718 GT4/Spyder (not just automotive "journalists") before I jump to any conclusions. Pretty hard to make a reasoned evaluation based...
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    Re: Why I'm not ordering a 718 GT4

    @Westcoaster...where did you find those engine images? They are reasonably high-res at 2500 by 1768, but would like even more pixels if they are available at the source.
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