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2012/03/23 10:56:00 (permalink)

Base 991

Has anyone got or ordered a base 991 coupe manual, with no toys or as few toys as possible?
 
There is something quite alluring with having a 'simple' and 'pure' car.
 
 

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    daro911
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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/23 12:03:01 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: lamboman

    Has anyone got or ordered a base 991 coupe manual, with no toys or as few toys as possible?

    There is something quite alluring with having a 'simple' and 'pure' car.




    OPC Hatfield have just such a car but it's a Cabrio

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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/23 16:47:13 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: lamboman

    Has anyone got or ordered a base 991 coupe manual, with no toys or as few toys as possible?

    There is something quite alluring with having a 'simple' and 'pure' car.




    OPC Hatfield have just such a car but it's a Cabrio


     
    saw that car last Sat .. I really like the 19" wheels, simple, yet elegant.
     
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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/23 21:28:20 (permalink)
    As few toys as possible depends on your viewpoint.

    Has to be an S, need the power. Pdk, must have, the car was designed around it. Sports exhaust, ditto. Sport chrono, rude not to. Sports seats, can't bear the standard ones. Phone, can't be illegal. Bose, standard is rubbish. Cruise, mustn't get caught on the average speed checks. TPS, don't want a blow out. Suddenly it's fully loaded, not unloaded.

    So started with the best of intentions and £93k later

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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/24 08:56:21 (permalink)
    It's all down to personal choice in the end. You can get into 991 ownership far less with a base 991 and still get the full enjoyment of ownership and pride.

    I doubt the the extra power would be missed on UK roads anyhow! Lets not forget that all those desireable 'extras' cost a substantial amount and when you sell up they count for very little in a trade in. Saying that though - it makes the car more desireable to the next buyer!

    I guess you pays your money and takes your chance. Whether its a base model or fully loaded S each will give tremendous enjoyment to the owner.


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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/24 12:41:48 (permalink)
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    I doubt the the extra power would be missed on UK roads anyhow!

    Oh! I don't know....

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    RE: Base 991 2012/03/24 21:35:28 (permalink)
    Drove a C2 Cab Manual today for about 150 miles .. no PASM, 19" wheels. Standard car apart from heated seats, telephone module and rear park assist.

    Amazing car. 3.4 engine is very eager and willing, and more than powerful enough for UK roads.

    Gearbox is much closer than usual as it's higher up. Shift quality is good, if a little detached. Shifting from 7 to 3 is not easy to get right. Apart from that, I think you will get used to it.

    Pressing the SPORT button increases exhaust noise and rortiness .. I tested this many times, and yes, the exhaust note (non PSE car) becomes rortier and louder in SPORT mode. In SPORT mode, exhaust is similar in volume to 997 Gen II PSE on.

    Chassis and ride was beautifully compliant. Handling was much more 'alive' than the C2S PDK with PDCC that I drove last year. You feel the car moving around much more, and for me, it is more involving, more interesting and more effort to go fast round corners. Ride on our nasty roads is really beautifully controlled. On really horribly worn sections of the M4, it jittered around a bit and felt slightly unhinged, but that's it.

    Interior noise with roof up is low, really low, and about the same as the coupe. Incredible. Really incredible.

    With the wind deflector in place (very neat electric deployment and retraction) and windows up at brisk motorway speeds, there's very little turbulence or wind hitting you anywhere.

    Great car, even if it list at around £81k as specced!

    post edited by lamboman - 2012/03/24 21:37:38
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