Originally Posted by Find Finn
While on the subject. Why are so many luxury cars so poorly spec'd, it seems like most people who buy them from new are colorblind.
Bentayga's currently for sale in Germany.
Wow that is really ugly. Then again, I have to say regardless of color schemes there isn't a modern Bentley I'd want to own anyway.
Originally Posted by HRoi
Most luxury cars I see are usually very neutrally specced, especially with color schemes. The dealers play the odds on what colors are nice yet as inoffensive/unremarkable as possible. Which is fine, but they also usually spec a lot of options I don't like, and leave out the more sport oriented options that I do want.
Yup, the dealers pick what they think will sell. Mrs. Dino and I really didn't care for any of the color combinations available so we spec'd the car ourselves. We had a lot of fun doing it too!
Hence we got no-resale Dark Metallic Blue (which we love) with the 2 tone Agate gray and pebble gray with deviating stitching, and ordered brushed aluminum to get rid of the cheapo looking plastic trim across the dash and we love how the car looks and we had fun creating it!
Originally Posted by bawlin
I went to check out that 997.2s. I'm in love.
This was my first time driving a 6-speed 997 and after having driven both transmissions, I have no idea why people are going on about PDK being so excellent. I cannot remember being more disappointed in anything than I was after I drove a PDK-equipped 997 a few weeks back. By contrast, this 6-speed was truly magnificent. The throws could be shorter but this is easily rectifiable. With regards to the interior, it's stunning in person, The combination of full leather, sport buckets w/ hardbacks, and black alcantara headliner somehow works in person in a way that it doesn't in photos. Something you would have to see in person to understand. In terms of the exterior, it has the Turbo-II wheels which are hands down the nicest stock wheel for the Carrera S.
The downside? No Sports Chrono. Not as important an option for a 6-speed car as it is for PDK, however this is still something I would want (and I suspect most do as well, which is why the car has been sitting for a while).
I'm really torn.
I don't mind the red interior, but I'd get dark colored floor mats to tone things down a bit.
Well, if someone has to go with an automatic, PDK is brilliant! I've yet to drive an automatic I liked more. However, we went with a six speed manual and love it !!! While sport chrono, doesn't make the car quicker, it remaps the throttle response, gives a harder redline (So it doesn't cut out as early) and just feels far more responsive. When buying used, you have to go with what is available, but I love Sport chrono even on their manual cars...I don't think I'd buy one without it. Good luck with whatever you decide.