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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 18:12:07 (permalink)
Time to make you own mind up for a change, I think 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 18:14:06 (permalink)
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 18:20:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/05/17 15:54:00
On the 987.2 PASM is in comfort mode as the default, pressing the button puts it into sport mode and firms it up, but, I believe that the car monitors how you’re driving and will automatically firm up the ride if it needs to. 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 20:45:32 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/05/17 15:53:48
Dan,
 
What Andrew says is correct. In fact, I believe that the default PASM damper set-up is slightly softer than standard but reacts to your driving style on the day.
 
The ride height is only 10mm lower than standard and I’ve never encountered any clearance problems on my PASM-equipped 987.2 CS. However mine’s not a daily drive so I’m not encountering the usual town furniture regularly.
 
The Sport setting on my car is very firm and only suitable for very smooth road surfaces such as those found on tracks, but I believe that it’s much more useable on the 981 and 718-series cars.
 
Early on in the car’s life I got a PASM fault (it defaulted to Sport mode!) which turned out to be a pinched cable caused presumably during assembly, but there have been no other incidents since, although like all electro-mechanical devices there’s always going to be a possibility of failure. I always switch on Sport mode briefly whenever I’m out for a drive just to ‘exercise’ the system.
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 21:37:14 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/05/17 15:53:50
PASM on my 981CS with 20`s is superb … have driven a few similar 718`s and are likewise. 
 

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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/14 22:03:23 (permalink)
Hi,
 
I drove a PASM 718 cayman on 20's outside Silverstone when I had the experience day, i wanted to see how was the PASM, and in sport mode in that bumpy roads was very very uncomfortable. In normal mode was fine. 
I can compare a non PASM 987 with non PASM and the 718 is stiffer (I read it is also stiffer than 981, but i haven't driven one).
 
Mine is a daily and my spec is very similar in the confort options, they all useful except maybe folding mirrors, I use it to double check from the distance I've locked the car. I didn't spec the climate and sometimes in winter i think its my only regret cause it takes ages for the air to be warm, but that may be an issue in the climate as well. 
 
Sport plus seats are more confortable than the normal ones (Nick Murray was always saying they even have more padding )
 
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/15 11:45:22 (permalink)
Hi everyone.
my 981 GTS is finished in Dark Blue Metallic. You would think in this day and age that Porsche could have come up with a more ‘interesting’ description!! It is very similar to the Night Blue Metallic shown in the images earlier in this thread. Anyway, I love it! It replaced my previous 987.2 which was Carrera White. Classic really and always looked good. However, one of the reasons for buying this particular GTS (used from Ashgood Porsche) was the very high specification and rare colour for the model. I look at ads regularly through interest/boredom and am yet to find another in this colour.
The car looks great on 20” wheels with PASM. I have no issues with speed bumps. Interestingly during my test drive we came across an accident on a dual carriageway. The road was blocked and the police were in attendance. The only option to pass by was to bump up onto the central kerb. (no Armco). I can’t remember the salesman’s name (apologies Ashgood) but he guided me up onto the kerb and I was able to crawl along and get by. I was amazed this was possible and had I been on my own would never have attempted it. Just kept slow and steady.
in conclusion, colour is very personal. PASM is definitely worth having. PSP? To be honest I have not done enough varied driving to give a definitive opinion. No track days yet. For sure though at slow speeds, parking etc. the feel is very good.
Sorry for the long response. These are my particular experiences and opinion. There is a motto.
Drive and enjoy it.
Stay safe everyone 
Regards, Brian R17
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/16 18:27:56 (permalink)
Hi Brian
I'm also a DBM 981 GTS owner - but mine has had the can opener treatment!  It's highly recommended, love the two characters of the car, roof up quiet (well fairly) cosy, and of course the open air with roof down.  I bought mine used in 2018 with very low 3.8k miles, also a high spec, hardly any options unticked it was £73k new.  Like you love the colour, almost black in poor light but lovely blue sparkle in bright sun.  Sorry to the OP for drifting off topic!
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/17 06:58:24 (permalink)
Thanks all for your comments. Jeff, you've been most helpful and I thank you.
 
Car goes into lockdown tomorrow so I've changed to solid white and added PASM which only means an increase of £378 so not a bank buster.
 
Now is just a waiting game.
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Re: About to put an order in but would like some advice. 2020/05/17 09:40:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scrounger 2020/05/17 15:53:29
Excellent! Well done Dan, and I'm sure that you'll be delighted with the car ... when finally it arrives!
 
I'm sure I speak for everyone else when I say that we're all pleased to have been able to provide you with the benefit of our Cayman experience.
 
Jeff

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