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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 07:57:07 (permalink)
Dan - best to include side sills, the panels where he rear air intakes are and the rear valance in your PPF too.  In my experience they take as much punishment as the front of the car.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 08:20:13 (permalink)
Thanks David
 
is it still worth getting it done even if I’ve no intention to tract the car? I recently drove a high mileage S and the paintwork looked pretty healthy to me. 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 08:46:05 (permalink)
I would say so if you plan to keep the car for an extended period - mine had a lot of road rash on the side sills and behind the wheels when I bought it and now 3 years on post PPF has none.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 09:06:14 (permalink)
Well done on making the right decision for yourself Dan. Hope everything goes smoothly with the order and delivery.
 
I'd agree with David's recommendation regarding including PPF for the sills and the area behind the rear wheels, on a dark coloured car especially where gravel-rash is more obvious. From what I've seen, the area around those large intakes can take a bit of a hammering too as they're vulnerable to ingestion of road debris.
 
Unfortunately you're not in my area but if you put a post in the Region 5 section (North West) I'm sure that someone there would be able to give you a recommendation for a local PPF supplier. Why not get along to one of the Club meetings to have a chat with other members? I'm sure that there'll be some 718 owners there who'll be able to give you the benefit of their experience with the car.
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 11:48:38 (permalink)
I used Invisifilm in Cheadle Hulme (but that was 3 years ago now) - I had my new Mini ceramic coated by Craig at Staffordshire Car Care in Rugeley last September.  He does a lot of PPF work and I was very happy with the service and value received.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 13:33:32 (permalink)
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Thanks David
 
is it still worth getting it done even if I’ve no intention to tract the car? I recently drove a high mileage S and the paintwork looked pretty healthy to me. 




Dan,
 
Definitely worth having the PPF done, even if you are not tracking the car. I have PPF fitted on the front lid, bumper, side sills, rear wheel arches, and valance. The 718 has a wider track front and rear compared to the 981, If you do many miles on A and B roads as I do, road rash becomes an issue on the side sills and on the rear valance behind the wheel arches. 
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 19:18:32 (permalink)
 
Thanks all for your advice. Its very well received and may seem silly questions for a newbie (my experience is mainly BMW/Mini). I've done some ringing round and the best PPF quote for total front end, sills and rear wings is £1500. OPC Preston are sourcing a price from their fitter and if it comes out to be roughly the same, I may get them to do it before I collect.
 
Can I also ask for opinions on point of sale items such as GAP, scratch/dent cover, alloy wheel, tyre insurance? I usually get my gap from ALA but like for like, the Porsche cover seems better. The cosmetic/alloy wheel cover seems a little expensive. I know a great dent man that only charges me £50 irrespective as to how many dents there are (plus the obligatory brew of course) and there is a great alloy wheel repair centre in Trafford Park that charges £100 to repair diamond cut alloys however, it does cover stone chips as well but the PPF should remedy most of that.
 
Thoughts much appreciated as always.
 
Managed to find a pic of the 718 in night blue metallic.
 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 19:32:20 (permalink)
After reading all 36 pages of Brian's GTS experience, I think I'll also invest in a set of Zunsports intake grills. Also fancy the aluminium look fuel cap but at £100 its a bit steep. Theres a few sellers in China selling OEM ones for £55! I think its worth a punt.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/11 20:07:45 (permalink)
Dan,
 
The 718 looks very striking in that colour, but then I'm a great fan of blue. 
 
Insurance related ad-ons are very much a personal choice - and very much dependent upon how risk averse you are - so just go with what makes you comfortable. The salesman will try to get to to sign-up for all sorts of things probably you don't need. By the way, when I bought my 987.2 CS 10-years ago the salesman threw in GAP insurance for free for (I think) 3-years, so presumably it doesn't cost the Dealers much.
 
Aluminium fuel cap? It's under cover for 99.99%+ of the time, and even then only on the petrol station forecourt! If you must, Chinese copies may look OK but there's no guaranteeing the quality, so I'd stick with an original part since proper sealing is essential for emissions. Better to spend your pennies elsewhere I reckon, and the intake grilles could save you a major expense in the long-term on a daily car because the a/c condensers aren't covered under warranty as far as I can recall. Just watch out that some Dealerships aren't happy with their fitment because they aren't an official Porsche part and you could fall foul of the warranty conditions. There's plenty of forum chat out there on the subject and it would be worth speaking to your supplying Dealer to gauge their position before you purchase the grilles.
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/13 08:46:28 (permalink)
Late to the discussion here, as I no longer have my Cayman 981, but if it's not too late I'd seriously consider adding Climate Control to the spec.
 
My 981 was a daily driver for 4 years, covering just under 60k miles, and it was an ever recurring regret that I didn't add the CC. 
 
As you say, it probably shouldn't be needed in a small car, but the configuration of the Porsche means there is a lot of temperature variation in the course of a drive- the mid engine causes quite a lot of cabin heat build up, especially in traffic. The rocker type temperature and fan controls are more fiddly than traditional rotary dials, which adds to the frustration. 
 
Great looking car though! 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/14 19:43:56 (permalink)
Small update today.
 
Car is now at V200 with a lockdown date of 9th March. Delivery has been brought forward from June to April.
 
I really can't think of anything I'd like to change apart from the possibility of adding climate but I'll discuss that with 'The Fun Police' and get her thoughts.
 
If anyone plans to attend the Taycan launch at PC Preston next month, maybe I'll see you there!
 
Finally, thoughts on the Porsche tracker system. Is it worth the £200 a year?
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/15 07:36:33 (permalink)
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 Finally, thoughts on the Porsche tracker system. Is it worth the £200 a year?




A tracker will open up more options with specialist insurers as many insist on one in my experience - though any savings won’t pay back the cost. I’m a bit sceptical of trackers these days even if you regularly leave the car on the street or at the airport - I imagine anyone stealing a high end car these days would assume it has a tracker and can work around it.  As with most add ons Porsche likely to be a premium price.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/15 09:09:00 (permalink)
My insurer (Manning) doesn't require a tracker for insured values below £100k.
 
If not insurance mandated and if you want some general security, there are several that do not require non-standard permanent wiring for power (warranty no-no) and operate on battery power so if you want comfort, I'd suggest you look at those.

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. NOW ON ORDER!! 2020/01/15 09:12:11 (permalink)
When I bought mine (used), I was tempted until the salesman asked if I really wanted it back after being stolen! I didn't bother 😀
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/15 09:31:07 (permalink)
Dan,
 
It sounds as though you've still got plenty of time to finalise your spec. You know my opinion regarding climate control and also you have Neil's valid input as someone who used his car daily for 4-years. As he says, it's quite a small cabin and heat can build-up quite rapidly so a "set-and-forget" temperature control can be a bonus. Plus, the driver and passenger have individual temperature controls which can be useful to avoid any arguments.! Since you've got a couple of months in hand, why don't you ask the supplying Centre (Preston?) if you can borrow a car (or two?) for an extended test to help you decide?
 
I never considered having a tracker on my Cayman, mainly because it's not left in public places. Some people complain about getting a lot of false notifications, etc., and I suppose that there's always a need to carry a fob when you're in the car. I'm sure that there are cheaper GPS-based offerings on the market, and you've also mentioned GAP insurance which would be an alternative.
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/15 11:04:19 (permalink)
I agree that CC is a good item to have and we have it on my wife's BMW.
 
I don't have it on my Cayman and I find I can live with it quite easily with not a probelm at all.  During my travels across europe last May in quite hot conditions, and sometime cold and wet on the mountains, did not prove a problem at all. 
 
IMHO CC is desirable but not essential.
 


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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/23 13:10:25 (permalink)
Small update. Even though the car hasn't even been built yet, I've booked it in with Staffordshire Car Care for PPF, ceramic paint , wheel and plastic protection plus interior protection.
 
All I need now is the car!
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/23 13:23:58 (permalink)
Don't forget to put PCGB Membership on the list too Dan. 
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/23 13:25:15 (permalink)
Don't worry Jeff. It's on the list once the car arrives.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/01/23 15:23:55 (permalink)
If it's not too late, ask your dealer about factory fitted PPF, I had it fitted to my 992 and it's excellent. There was a tiny mark under the bonnet PPF which was rectified by Reading. Good value compared with your quote btw.
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