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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, just picked up on this thread. Good call on the C2S. Atlas Grey fab colour. But with black leather (nice choice), I'd get an ally pack to break up the blackness on the inside. Either that or go for the full carbon pack as I think that gives a nice high tech look... black leather + carbon + atlas grey Laughing
And no to the Turbo wheels! I think the simple 5 spoke Carrera designs are easy to keep clean and very classy. Sports exhaust a must.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been trying to keep the overall spend less than 75K but will consider the ally or carbon on final spec. I had already decided to cut out some of the cosmetic choices for the PSE though so don't want it to start creeping up.

Torn on the wheels, there is only one other c2s for sale in the country with Turbo wheels so will make it stand out.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by JamieG on 27 January 2007

I can't justify factory collection for another grand. I have been trying to keep this under the 75K mark.

Don't know how Porsche deliver their cars to the UK and then on to the dealers, but at least you would know that the only caning the car had received was whatever you gave it on the way back!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Ghost on 29 January 2007

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by JamieG on 27 January 2007

I can't justify factory collection for another grand. I have been trying to keep this under the 75K mark.


Don't know how Porsche deliver their cars to the UK and then on to the dealers, but at least you would know that the only caning the car had received was whatever you gave it on the way back!


shame about the factory collection ! think of the road trip and the running in across the autobahn

after all you have to make sure it does 182 mph

btw, good choice in dropping the fluffy extras




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if you buy new, have you considered an actual factory collection ? Very Happy

I'll meet you out there and show you the short cut home around the Nurburgring Wink



Don't, don't, don't get me started. This thing is spiralling out of control. Yes I did consider the factory collection but didn't want to go it alone. Round the ring in yours or mine?


Great idea collecting the car from Stuttgart but far cheaper (and entertaining) to go on on of the PCGB factory visits. Really good value for money and nice people as well.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ever colour suits you.

Full leather

Manual (but tip is great on 997)

Nav and telephone module

Think Turbo two tone wheels look great (but wish they'd kept them unique to Turbo). 19" sport design look good as well

Sport seats > with electric adjustment preferably but would accept that this is probably a waste of money if the car is not the only one in the household.

Sport shortshift if manual

Bose but wouldn't bother with CD changer > add an ipod

Rear park assist

Floor mats

Sports exhaust (absolutely)

Top tint windscreen

Tracking system

Sun roof

(I'd add an aerokit for me but it is the best part of 3,200).


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PSE and Sports Chrono are excellent, as are heated sports seats if you're going to use it in the winter. Factory collection is a waste of money - call your OPC and they will arrange a free factory tour. Okay, you don't then collect your car and drive it home, but given how cheap flights are ... The factory tour is well worth doing (I went in 2006 having picked up my car in the UK in March 2006).

Phone module - don't bother unless you can get a spare SIM card for your phone, otherwise you have to keep taking the card out of your phone and putting it in the slot. A Bluetooth connection would be much better, though suspect they don't offer that yet.

Turbo wheels - not for me, car looks like it's pretending to be a Turbo when it's not. The original 19"alloys are still to be bettered in my opinion. BOSE - no, standard system is good enough, plus if you go for the PSE you'll not be listening for the stereo anyhow. Sat Nav worth the money, not least from a resale position.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I Carrera III wheels are really nice - although possibly a bit similar to the Carrera II wheels. But given the popularity of the turbo wheels ont he 996 range, it might make them a good choice for the 997 too.

Not surprised they don't offer bluetooth when the Telephone module costs 523.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the PCM with telephone on the Cayenne and have a spare sim in it although rarely put my phone on divert to it. I was doing that more for re-sale value.

Sports shift - what is it and do i need it?

We should try and get a factory visit arranged for a few of us, I would love that.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Previous poster wrote:
Quote: Originally posted by JamieG on 29 January 2007

We should try and get a factory visit arranged for a few of us, I would love that.


The Porsche club arrange factory visits...

Next one 19th - 22nd April


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought on the wheels - have you looked at the ones that are option CRR or something similar. Quite a few of the cars on Renntean in the States have them and IMHO they look superb on the 997

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breaking news!

Jamie has ordered his car!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with the sports shifter as well Jamie - bit stiff when you first get the car but becomes silky smooth after a few hundred miles.

Meanwhile, its probably too late by the sounds of it but have you considered Meteor Grey? My mate bought an Atlas car (this was after I said I wanted one - copycat!!) but when compared with the Meteor (this is in particular when you see the car in front of you) the meteor looked really rich. The Atlas was a bit lost - didn't know if it wanted to be black, grey or blue even.....It is very nice however, either meteor or atlas I would go with a beige interior personally - just makes the car that much more roomy. The black is a bit claustrophobic (sp) for my liking.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Sports Shifter was very nice, far better than on the 996. The improvements made by using that Japanese gearbox in the 997 pays dividends with the SSK.


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