Porsche 911 Carrera S (992)

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Pivot
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Post by Pivot » Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:45 am

Calling 911 veterans to comment on the specs: PNI7GMP8

Some context… for the last 20 years I have been buying cars, selecting one, as if it was my last one. That is except for my current 718 Boxster, which I took off the floor, while waiting for my terminal vehicle 😜

So, my current view on a terminal car for me is a Porsche 911 Carrera S. Why?
1. 911 - it’s the best GT car for my purpose - daily commute and regular travels across the moat to Europe
2. S - when I spec 911 to my req’s, it naturally brings me to the next model-up
3. Iconic design that stood the test of time for decades, one of these days will be obsolete
4. If I, or the plant, goes legs-up, there is no other car I would want to be in with my wife and my hounds 😜

So, what do you think of my spec?
Expecting: 911 Carrera S - PNHZDZN2
Current: 718 Boxster, Ducati TK01-RR
Ex: Macan S gen II, BMW R nineT

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Post by MH82 » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:19 am

Just putting it out there before looking in detail…..
Have you considered the GTS? You were going to get the GTS spec cayman after all.
We had a 991 C2S and I often wished (despite it having every option ticked - ex Mayfair demo car) that we had the GTS. If we had I may well have kept it.
2022 GTS order cancelled
2023 718 Spyder order cancelled
Gone rogue and bought an Aston Martin V12 Vantage S :shock:

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Post by MikeM » Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:53 am

That’s a classy look that your going for, really like the colour and wheel combination. I would be tempted to go with the Iceland green two tone interior and seat belts to match, add folding wing mirrors, for me add heated GT steering wheel, PS Plus. Would also prefer the glass roof but as you have a need for the transportation system probably leave as is. BOSE? Used to be standard with the S, probably wouldn’t choose it as an extra. See you’ve also chosen a outdoor cover, have you had one before? Is the car going to sit for weeks or is it to be more frequently used?
Previous Porsche’s
2008. Boxster S Sport
2012. 991 S
2016. Macan Turbo http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4
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2020. Macan GTS http://www.porsche-code.com/PM5815A9

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Post by ScotMac » Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:11 pm

Great looking spec.

Love the wheels :D :D

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Post by Pivot » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:14 pm

MH82 wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:19 am
Just putting it out there before looking in detail…..
Have you considered the GTS? You were going to get the GTS spec cayman after all.
We had a 991 C2S and I often wished (despite it having every option ticked - ex Mayfair demo car) that we had the GTS. If we had I may well have kept it.

Very interesting observations @MH, talks to my point #2, I will check again 🤓
Expecting: 911 Carrera S - PNHZDZN2
Current: 718 Boxster, Ducati TK01-RR
Ex: Macan S gen II, BMW R nineT

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Post by Pivot » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:30 pm

MikeM wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 11:53 am
That’s a classy look that your going for, really like the colour and wheel combination. I would be tempted to go with the Iceland green two tone interior and seat belts to match, add folding wing mirrors, for me add heated GT steering wheel, PS Plus. Would also prefer the glass roof but as you have a need for the transportation system probably leave as is. BOSE? Used to be standard with the S, probably wouldn’t choose it as an extra. See you’ve also chosen a outdoor cover, have you had one before? Is the car going to sit for weeks or is it to be more frequently used?

Thanks Mike, great challenging questions. The Iceland green sounds intriguing, just need to be practical with my dogs often entering my vehicle without wiping-off their feet 🤪

Re folding mirrors, I have space and fewer things to go wrong if I keep it for long.

I had a heated GT steering in my Macan S and I didn’t like it that much. I live on south coast with mild climate, so no issue here.

Yes, I like glass roof… I need to think it through if I will really bother with a bicycle mount, as it adds wind noise and looks rubbish, unless with a bike on it. Also it is so easy to stick the bike on the back of my wife’s SUV.

Bose is a minimum viable sound for me, the standard stereo is rather underwhelming.

Outdoor cover is for future reference, if I keep it as an exhibit from a fossil-era. I know it’s not practical for frequent use, as if the car is not perfectly clean, the dirt will actually scratch the car. I will probably drop it 🤦‍♂️
Expecting: 911 Carrera S - PNHZDZN2
Current: 718 Boxster, Ducati TK01-RR
Ex: Macan S gen II, BMW R nineT

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Post by Pivot » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:33 pm

ScotMac wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:11 pm
Great looking spec.

Love the wheels :D :D

Oh yes! I always regretted that I didn’t spec these wheels for my Macan S.
I must grab it while still available 😎
Expecting: 911 Carrera S - PNHZDZN2
Current: 718 Boxster, Ducati TK01-RR
Ex: Macan S gen II, BMW R nineT

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Post by Tracky » Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:51 pm

You like the green don’t you … 😉😂

There are loads of bits missing , you really aren’t trying!!
Current

2019 992 S with £20k of options (his)
2019 Macan S with £18k options (Her)
2014 Modified Lotus Exige V6 (his)
2022 Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG Excellence Lux(dog’s!)
1987 928S4
1967 Jag Mk2 3.4

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2012 Boxster S (her)

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Post by Tracky » Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:00 pm

Here is mine out of interest

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Current

2019 992 S with £20k of options (his)
2019 Macan S with £18k options (Her)
2014 Modified Lotus Exige V6 (his)
2022 Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG Excellence Lux(dog’s!)
1987 928S4
1967 Jag Mk2 3.4

Ex

2012 Boxster S (her)

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Post by Pivot » Sat Jan 01, 2022 8:01 pm

Tracky wrote:
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:51 pm
You like the green don’t you … 😉😂

There are loads of bits missing , you really aren’t trying!!

No I don’t like green… I looove green and 911 looks stunning in green 😎

Hey Tracky, looks like you have over-indexed on your options, shouldn’t you rather select a GTS with fewer options?

I am trying to keep it light, but I don’t have an allocation yet and we know what happens during long winter evenings 🤓
Expecting: 911 Carrera S - PNHZDZN2
Current: 718 Boxster, Ducati TK01-RR
Ex: Macan S gen II, BMW R nineT

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