General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Kadafi39
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1775 posts since 30/10/09

23 Nov 2020 10:20
Lovely mate, manual too! Cool
MrW
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2786 posts since 1/8/11

23 Nov 2020 10:32
Ubercool
blackham
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1817 posts since 17/7/13

23 Nov 2020 10:33
MrW wrote: Ubercool
swede
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9070 posts since 21/3/09

23 Nov 2020 10:40
very very nice. congrats Ubercool
Trent
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1996 posts since 18/1/09

23 Nov 2020 10:54
Lovely that.

PS anyone that says a Boxster isn’t really a Porsche is a knob. That new Spyder is an absolute beast too.
youngkamio
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22 posts since 27/6/14

posted 23 Nov 2020 10:56, edited 23 Nov 2020 10:56
A future classic. And that red roof is splendid

p.s. the Heathrow airport carpark looks better than I remember Smiling
Kadafi39
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1775 posts since 30/10/09

23 Nov 2020 11:07
Trent wrote: Lovely that.

PS anyone that says a Boxster isn’t really a Porsche is a knob. That new Spyder is an absolute beast too.

Prior to the 718 I would have to say the boxster wasn't a real porsche, much in the same way the cayenne is not a real porsche.

Yeah the new spyder is also £80k, hardly the mid range affordable sportscar the boxster was supposed to be.
toocan
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838 posts since 7/11/07

posted 23 Nov 2020 14:14, edited 23 Nov 2020 14:14
I do love the Boxster/Cayman

The 981 feels marginally better/rawer than the 718 imo (6 pot over a 4 pot all day)… Id even say there isn't a huge difference between a 981 than the feel of the 911 certainly not to justify the extra 50 or 60k… I definitely prefer the 6-speed box in the 981 over the 7 speed in the 911… It's not as quick of course and the 911 has the iconic look but in terms of smiles there ain't much between em…

A Boxster is great value and no one would have any regrets getting one cracking mid-engined fun for very little money (what 20kish for a 2nd hand one?) both ones ive had I sold for more than I paid and cost nothing to run other than fuel and a few services
quest
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3570 posts since 11/7/11

23 Nov 2020 14:43
Nice targa!
stoney
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17607 posts since 22/1/05

23 Nov 2020 14:46
Nice ! Not sure about the red interior though.
swede
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9070 posts since 21/3/09

23 Nov 2020 17:29
matches the rennies kept in the door though Ubercool
stoney
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17607 posts since 22/1/05

23 Nov 2020 18:18
I bought a VW Eos and choose red leather myself, so it something I have done before. Couldn’t do it now. Always gine black leather. Went white this time for a change. Seems like a bad ideas already with toddlers.
Kadafi39
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1775 posts since 30/10/09

24 Nov 2020 12:51
Porsche's shade of red is a little bright imo, I prefer a slightly darker more brick/terracotta shade of red.

I had black leather in every car before my current 2 cars which now have fox red in the beemer, which is a lovely dark red shade and tan/cognac 2 tone in the cayenne and I would never go back to black leather now, just makes the interior feel so dull and boring. Having anything other than black does really lift the interior and make it feel more special.
Mr.X.
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3026 posts since 23/6/13

posted 24 Nov 2020 14:37, edited 24 Nov 2020 14:37
Edit: Googled it, see what you mean - dark tan, looks alright.
Kadafi39
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1775 posts since 30/10/09

24 Nov 2020 15:19
Mr.X. wrote: Edit: Googled it, see what you mean - dark tan, looks alright.

Yeah its not two tone as in the seats are half and half, the seats are all quite neutral tan sort of colour and the armrest, door cards, dashboard steering are all cognac leather with contrasting tan stitching. Looks very classy and quite simple irl.
It was actually the interior that sold the car to me after years of having plain black leather.
toocan
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838 posts since 7/11/07

24 Nov 2020 15:47
Kadafi39 wrote: Porsche's shade of red is a little bright imo, I prefer a slightly darker more brick/terracotta shade of red.

I had black leather in every car before my current 2 cars which now have fox red in the beemer, which is a lovely dark red shade and tan/cognac 2 tone in the cayenne and I would never go back to black leather now, just makes the interior feel so dull and boring. Having anything other than black does really lift the interior and make it feel more special.

Ace combo that… Agreed on black interior, some photos online tend to make it look garish (like mine looks proper dog cock red) but when your sat behind the wheel/in person it just feels more premium not as vivid.

If I could spec from scratch id go Iceland green