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TDK
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

goodethernet wrote:
GenI will start to look dated soon......

Don't be silly - a different front bumper, rear lights and bigger wing mirrors means that most people can't even spot the difference between GenI and GenII cars, let alone consider the GenI to look dated!
 
  
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goodethernet
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TDK wrote:
goodethernet wrote:
GenI will start to look dated soon......

Don't be silly - a different front bumper, rear lights and bigger wing mirrors means that most people can't even spot the difference between GenI and GenII cars, let alone consider the GenI to look dated!


Lighten up, I was being a bit tongue in cheek with my whole post to be honest. Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For what its worth, I don't like the LED's on the Audi's; don't mind the design on the 911 but agree with others that they are too bright whatever the manufacturer; like the suggestion that one might as well opt for dipped main beam; agree wholeheartedly that the BMW's angel lights were a good solution and ...

finally, think that the lights on the latest BMW 5 series are the result of a designer indulging in too many drugs and reruns of Transformers ! Razz

For someone who is quite sensitive to glare, these LED lights are a real distraction. Mad

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate the LED running lights on both the Audi and the Porsche
Makes a fabulous car look like a council house at Christmas. What a waste of time.
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Jamie
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ResB wrote:
TDK wrote:
Agree totally about the giant wing mirrors on the gen2, god knows why they changed the design?! I certainly don't have a problem weeing what's behind me in my gen1.

Simon.


Simon, I believe these mirrors are the required standard for the US market in terms of size. Porsche I also believe left them as standard for the EU countries also!


There you have it, 997 Gen1, the last of the legendary 911's with normal size ears! A future classic appreciating car thumbsup

We are soon going to get back into the debate of Gen1 over Gen2 again. In fact - I am going to start it as I'm having a quiet afternoon. I own a Gen1 and I have driven a Gen2 which I thought was fantastic! The Gen2 is a much better car in every way (small cosmetics aside) however to drive and own there is little difference. The interior is identical save for the PCM. The exterior is hardly noticeable to someone not in the know and whilst everything under the bonnet is much better - Gen1 is perfectly adequate. So, Gen2 a better car! But and here is my only point, is it worth £30K cost to change an '07' Gen1 to a '58' Gen2 - not for my money!
 
  
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goodethernet
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is very true that the cosmetic differences (apart from the blinding LEDs) are barely noticeable.

I didn't even realise the mirrors were different until after I had bought my GenII car and somebody on here pointed it out.

Now they look, well,.....bigger.
 
  
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Greg P
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in 2 minds about the front LEDs (love the rear LED's though), but after 2 months ownership I'm starting to like em. Was surprised at how much brighther they operate as daytime running lights than side lights though.
 
  
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