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wilpert
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: new 981 s collected and driven today. Reply with quote

Ok,

So Im a happy bunny - just picked up my new ride tonight and the car feels sound and drives like goodun.

This is a 15 plate 981s and pretty similar to my previous Boxster S but with a few less toys:

No PASM - I thought it might be problem but definitely no biggie for me, i tried her on twist lanes, knobbly bits and in sport and sport plus and apart from the knobbly pot holes it was more than acceptable.

No PSE - whilst I realise this could be a crime for many here, i just didnt miss it at all, the note on the 981s is so sweet anyway that i will only miss it when Im in show off mode in a tunnel.

NO PDLS - havent tested this yet becsue its too light - I do like the PDLS but again the normal lights seem pretty adequate.

The wheels - 20" Turbos - last ones were classics - on this solid black car I love them they look the goods.

All the rest is there and the car is mint for a 3 year old model. mileage so low at under 3k but that will double in around 6 weeks.

Now my query - WTF do I do with the little square immobiliser that they gave me with the car x 2 number.
Any advice on this please - do I just leave em in the glove box??


I don't remember having these on the other car which was a 2016 plate?

i cant look in the handbook because it wasnt in the car when i got home - I will ask the dealer in the morning what happened to that. Hope its not lost but i reckon they would replace it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......... as has been said many times before ........ this thread is useless without pictures ....... Smile

........ enjoy ...... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

......... as has been said many times before ........ this thread is useless without pictures ....... Smile

will upload tomorrow promise.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say (motoring press) base model is the best one in the range, all round sports car with the most useable power, bang for you buck

With regard to the vodaphone tracker fob, not supposed to leave it in the car but I suppose you could hide one not on view somewhere to save it ringing them etc when you forget, or move your car & forget.
Alternatively put it on your keys so you cant get it wrong.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They say (motoring press) base model is the best one in the range, all round sports car with the most useable power, bang for you buck



Jonttt reckons only the GTS Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not 100% sure what base model would comprise but I tend to agree that it would be good bang for buck and yes, they do always seem to recommend base models as the ones to buy but Im thinking when you buy used you tend to want a few goodies to make it seem like a decent deal.

With regard to the vodaphone tracker fob, not supposed to leave it in the car but I suppose you could hide one not on view somewhere to save it ringing them etc when you forget, or move your car & forget.
Alternatively put it on your keys so you cant get it wrong.


so does this mean there is something fitted to the car that the dealer hasnt told me - probably because he didnt know - is thsi good news or bad - or neither ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tracker fob is not supposed to be left in the vehicle or it wont activate if any unauthorized movement of your vehicle, potentially void your insurance, that's what my Vodaphone version, told me. not sure if its the same with newer Porsche tracker systems.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the car:
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUt its got this fingy attached to my key - as per my comments and the replies above but what do I do with it and what will it do?
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Do I look young is this pictue?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: new 981 s collected and driven today - now with few pics Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:
BUt its got this fingy attached to my key - as per my comments and the replies above but what do I do with it and what will it do?


There is a unit hidden in the car and that piece with your keys. They work together. The unit in the car does the location service and senses things like if it’s lifted or moved without ignition etc. The bit with your keys is an anti hijack measure. don’t keep it with the keys when not using the car...so if they are nicked and used to move the car it will set off an alert.

More details on this site (Vodafone bought the old company that provided the Porsche systems - was called cobratrack).

https://automotive.vodafone.co.uk

I’m guessing you might not have had this registered in your name? If you bought from an OPC get them to sort the transfer. If not you can phone Vodaphone and have it transferred but you will need the password from the previous owner.....they will want to give it to you as all the alerts will be going to them until the unit is registered to you......

Top tip. Be with the car when you phone Vodaphone as they can test the doofer part batteries etc and the button on the doofer is only to turn off the anti hijack sensor in the car....

Edit. And most insurance companies that ask for a tracker won’t cover theft until you prove this unit is working. Which usually means seeing the invoice for subscription. Don’t panic though. The police can ask for it to be activated if stolen.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:
BUt its got this fingy attached to my key - as per my comments and the replies above but what do I do with it and what will it do?



That is for the Flux Capacitor Grin



wilpert wrote:
Do I look young is this pictue?


You do...but that old git in the reflection doesn't Old

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

The car didnt come from an OPC but I will ask the seller (4 x 4 delaership that took in px) if they know owt about it.


You do...but that old git in the reflection doesn't Old

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I felt that coming as soon as I posted the pic - you lot are too predicable Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

I called Vodfone and the fingymajig is still registered in previous owners name and they are going to cal hin and ask confirmation of transfer of vehicle. Then they will get back to me to see if want to pay the subs for it to be used by me.

Its a bit of an onion peeler on the eyes @ -£585-00 for 3 years but Im guessing peeps know this, is it worth it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilpert wrote:
is it worth it?


If it saves you over £585 over the 3 years on your insurance cost then go for it...if not, then don't bother Judge

I found that insurance without the tracker to be cheaper...plus, if my car got nicked, then I wouldn't want it to be found Cop

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it saves you over £585 over the 3 years on your insurance cost then go for it...if not, then don't bother

I found that insurance without the tracker to be cheaper...plus, if my car got nicked, then I wouldn't want it to be found Cop

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Good points - I will take this up with my insurers - Im doubtful that I will get discounted that sort of money but if they did then I might take it up.

I dont live in a big car theft area and my drive is locked at night but I travel around London Village quite a bit and end up in some unsavoury areas at times, plus I have been the victim of a carjacking a few years back in my old Mercedes Sports Coupe. I would have loved for them to get caught by being tracked. Sadly i got the car back damaged and insurers fixed it up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have been the victim of a carjacking a few years back in my old Mercedes Sports Coupe. I would have loved for them to get caught by being tracked


I'd pay £585 just for that

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wilpert wrote:
is it worth it?


If it saves you over £585 over the 3 years on your insurance cost then go for it...if not, then don't bother Judge

I found that insurance without the tracker to be cheaper...plus, if my car got nicked, then I wouldn't want it to be found Cop

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If I'd activated mine, my insurance would have gone up Out
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'd activated mine, my insurance would have gone up


Thats barmy.

So what Im struggling with now is, why didnt I get one of these with my new 2016 981, (the one i sold a year ago)

and is this something that comes as standard on a new or new ish porsche?
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