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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Get the Craziest GT3 you can. it will equal resale.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Miami Blue crazy enough? Or do have to go PTS and get acid green?
     


  3. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Miami Blue is nice.
     


  4. Dino944

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    I wouldn't want Miami Blue on a basic Carrera, but I think it looks really good on the GT3. If you go PTS be careful about going crazy, and make sure that it's still looks attractive on the car. I've seen some really ugly PTS choices, and 1 of 1 in a really ugly color doesn't help with resale. Some brighter colors or pastels can transform a car from looking "Badass" into something that looks like it was purchased by a rich teenage girl who hasn't outgrown Hello Kitty. Good luck with whatever color you choose.
     


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I was kidding about PTS. As far as I know, it's not even available to me--you need a special allocation. Not sure what I'd pick if I had free reign. Probably something like Miami Blue, or some sort of green.

    Miami Blue has been accused of being a teenage girl color. But that just makes me like it even more.
     


  6. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Foo, i have some thoughts.

    PTS adds value to the car. It’s crazy, but it does. The problem with this is that so many people pick really stupid colors just to have car 1 of 1, and end up being the poster child for “just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should”. Porsche recently got wise to this phenomenon and jacked up the PTS option to 12 grand, but I think you would have a grand time analyzing the hundreds of option

    You appear to have seen Miami Blue in person. That’s good because it looks different than in pictures. to the point that I’d heard at least one person down here refused delivery when he saw it.

    Buckets - they’re comfortable enough. The bigger issue is adjustability. My 5’3” wife refuses to drive mine because she says she cannot move it forward enough so she can operate the clutch comfortably. Hopefully you’ve both sat in one and driven it a bit to sort out any possible issues there

    Options to consider:
    PCCB - not really worth it other than for bragging rights imo, and I recently had to pay 12 grand to replace two damaged discs. Painful.

    Deviated stitching to match the yellow seat belts. Another thing that you can go overboard on, but I think it looks great with just the console, seats, doors, dash and steering column.

    PTS as mentioned

    Get the smoking package so you get an extra charging port

    Touring package: i personally love this and would spec this if I get the GT3, but it basically comes down to whether you want your car to look like the traditional GT3, or like a 911R

    Good luck finding parking. You will love the car, i promise
     


  7. HRoi

    HRoi Stylish Dinosaur

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    Oh, i see Dino made some of my
    same points as I was typing my novel. See! That means I’m right
     


  8. mafoofan

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    Thanks for the advice! Which model do you have? 991.2 or 997?

    I don't think PTS is an option for me. Need a special allocation for that. Anyway, I think I would drive myself nuts picking a color--likely only to wind up with something similar to Miami Blue. I've seen Miami Blue in person. Love that greenish turquoise hue. Lot of people don't like that it isn't a more straight-up blue, but I prefer it with some green in it myself.

    Buckets are happening. They work for me. My wife will likely never drive this car--firstly, because she doesn't know how to drive, and secondly, because I think she'd be too terrified to try a manual transmission performance car even if she could.

    I want to do the PCCB because I'm not likely to take this car on track much, if ever. Sacrilege, I know. But that means I'm not worried about ever having to replace them. A stupider reason: I think yellow calipers with Miami Blue look better than red ones. I'd point out that PCCBs save unsprung weight, but I can't type that with a straight face.

    I think yellow deviated stitching would look fantastic with yellow belts, but I think it would look terrible with the Miami Blue exterior. So, I'm going to do the standard silver stitching, but add the yellow belts, to reference to the yellow brake calipers.

    I appreciate the elegance of the Touring package . . . but WING!!!!!
     


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