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2019/09/05 22:53:13 (permalink)

new car coming

hi all
after some soul searching decided to get out of the 991 GT3🧐 and just put a deposit on a pre registered Boxster  T !!
 
Pick up in a week or so .............
 
Tony 
post edited by waxman - 2019/09/05 23:03:29

Tony:
718 Boxster T , Black Metallic PDK.
(Previous)
991.1 GT3 White / PDK .
997 Carrera GTS Basalt Black/PDK
Sharkwerks.
997.1 Carrera C2S manual _Artic Silver.

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    Gazoak
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/06 09:28:32 (permalink)
    That's a brave choice coming from a GT3. I think the T's are great looking cars. Enjoy! 

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    geoff lane
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/06 19:32:48 (permalink)
     
    You cannot just make that statement without giving us an explanation 
     
    Did you not get on with the GT3 or are you using the money elsewhere ?
     
     

    Current:
    2018 Boxster GTS Grey
    Gone.
    2015 Cayman GT4 Yellow.
    2017 Boxster S Graphite.
    2014 B GTS. Carmine.
    2014 991 GT3 White.
    2010 997 GT3RS Grey/Gold.
    2011 997 Turbo S Cab Ice Blue.
    2009 997 Turbo Guards Aerokit.
    2007 997 C2S Cab.
    2006 987, 2004 986.
    waxman
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/06 20:41:29 (permalink)
    Hi Geoff
    love the GT3 -amazing intoxicating car ... decided I would work towards one when I saw first white 991.1GT3. At Goodwood  festival in 2013! 
    Have done a couple of track days in it and it’s superb.
    BUT for me I use the car for weekend diving and like to use the cars performance - you will know what I mean - it’s about involvement with these wonderful cars and using the GT3 on the road you are just going so damm fast ( careful through villages and towns )but on open roads  it only takes one camera/ trap..
    so I got thinking , could I horror of horrors get out of a 911 and enjoy the experience in another car ( Porsche of course) so borrowed a boxster 718 and drove for a few hours - and yes loved the open top and had a fantastic engaging 3 hour drive - and that is the basis for my decision 
    and for me the cost was not the decider here as I’d paid off the previous 997 GTS and it held good value so I had a healthy deposit -  it was about the realistic driving experience on UK roads and using more of the cars capacity 
    some will think I’m bonkers ...but that’s nothing new ...............

    Tony:
    718 Boxster T , Black Metallic PDK.
    (Previous)
    991.1 GT3 White / PDK .
    997 Carrera GTS Basalt Black/PDK
    Sharkwerks.
    997.1 Carrera C2S manual _Artic Silver.
    Griff500
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/09 23:59:26 (permalink)
    I was having a similar discussion recently. I think a lot of people are finding that it's almost impossible to get the car to the point where you are truly engaged and enjoying driving on the road because the cars are so accomplished that you need to be at silly speeds to get that feeling. The older cars with less performance seem to be more fun, albeit less technically capable. With my old TVRs I could get them moving around and have a lot of fun at (probably) fairly legal speeds.
     
    I tried launch control recently and I was very impressed. Would I enjoy a manual more? Almost certainly...
     
    None of that means that I'd trade my GTS for anything other than a 991.2 GT3 or RS (an itch waiting to be scratched) but... I understand where you're coming from!
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/16 14:05:41 (permalink)
    geoff lane
     
    You cannot just make that statement without giving us an explanation 
     
    Did you not get on with the GT3 or are you using the money elsewhere ?
     
     


    So Geoff, now that you've had a couple of Boxster's and a Cayman, what do you think?
    Would you go back to a 911?

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    geoff lane
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    Re: new car coming 2019/09/16 17:36:25 (permalink)
    RussellFunnell
    geoff lane
     
    You cannot just make that statement without giving us an explanation 
     
    Did you not get on with the GT3 or are you using the money elsewhere ?
     
     


    So Geoff, now that you've had a couple of Boxster's and a Cayman, what do you think?
    Would you go back to a 911?




     
    Well firstly I know exactly where Tony is coming from regarding the GT3 and that is exactly why I sold my 991.1 GT3, to get the car to come alive you are in licence losing territory.
     
     
    The Boxster's are great cars and while the overall performance of the 718GTS is just fantastic, it is so well balanced I have to admit I do struggle with the sound of the 4cyl engine. The GT4 was as near to my 997RS as anything I've owned but it had its faults, overall it was nicely balanced and was fun at reasonable speeds. On balance my 981GTS Boxster engine in the 718 chassis would make a lovely car so lets hope they do bring out a 6cyl Boxster below the Spyder.
     
    Would I go back to a 911 probably not at the moment unless it was a 991.2 GT3 manual or a 992 GT3 manual, when I want a more sensible car and I've stopped wanting to do a few track days each year then maybe a targa or similar. But for now I am happy with a smaller car as I think the new 911's are getting quite large for blasting around B roads, the GT3's are really out of my price range now I'm retired and living within a budget, hopefully my new GT4 will fit the bill when it arrives later this year as Porsche seem to have moved the game on, new engine, better balanced, aero, and clutch / gearbox to make it a more suitable everyday road car as well as a great track car looking at the Knockhill videos. Looking forward to end of November and actually getting my first NEW Porsche GT car.  

    Current:
    2018 Boxster GTS Grey
    Gone.
    2015 Cayman GT4 Yellow.
    2017 Boxster S Graphite.
    2014 B GTS. Carmine.
    2014 991 GT3 White.
    2010 997 GT3RS Grey/Gold.
    2011 997 Turbo S Cab Ice Blue.
    2009 997 Turbo Guards Aerokit.
    2007 997 C2S Cab.
    2006 987, 2004 986.
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