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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. brianja

    brianja Senior member

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    I DD this in NYC so I sit in a fair amount of traffic with it and don't hate it yet after a few months. lol. I guess that's good.

    As a whole the transmission isn't as comfortable as I was used to in the Audi, but it shouldn't be. This is supposed to be a more edgy, sports car, not a powerful, sport sedan. The 7MT is really well suited to it's role here.

    Clutch is much stiffer than my previous car, but livable. Engagement is pretty abrupt, but not jarring once you get accustomed to it.

    The shifter is great. Perfectly located and really precise feeling. I'm still getting used to 7 forward gears. I forget I have 7th a lot of times.
     
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    Thanks! The new 991 model uses a leather called "espresso" vs the 997's "cocoa". I wasn't a big fan of the old color, but when I saw espresso for the first time I knew it was what I wanted. I based the rest of the choices in the car around that interior.

    Bronze is making a bit of a surge right now, but it's still pretty rare IMO. Looking at the stuff that ADV and HRE are pushing out I'd guess it's like 1/10th of what they do in black. I think it ties in well with my interior. My factory wheels are titanium and they look good with it too, but it's a bit cold looking. They are being kept for winter duty and have snow tires on them at the moment.

    I'm not a big fan of black wheels... no contrast between the wheel and tire. They tend to make the wheels disappear and the wheel wells look like black holes.
     
  4. brianja

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    I was my dealer's first Carrera 4S allocation (had a deposit down for a year +). I have a good relationship with them, so I was able to work a decent discount on this one. I hear that people are typically seeing some decent discounts on 991s (4-7%) depending on the dealership.

    And thanks for the kind word on the photos... I love taking them.
     
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  5. Blackhood

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    Cracking photographs on a very nice car.

    Not a condemnation but I never understand the American fascination with changing the wheels on a car. In the UK if you're older than 21 and putting new wheels on your car you get some very odd looks. I would conservatively estimate that only 1 in 3,000 cars gets new wheels in the UK.
     
  6. brianja

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    Easy answer in this case (as crazy as it sounds)... $$$

    I run winter and summer tires here in NYC since this is a daily driver. When the car was delivered it was January and I had them put winter tires onto the OEM wheels.

    I then asked the dealer for a quote on a second set of OEM wheels to put my summer tires on. $9k+. WOAH! I bargained them down to $7200, which is still comical for a cast wheel. For significantly less than that I could get a lighter, stronger, forged custom wheel with better (more aggressive) offsets in a finish of my choosing.

    I went with a monoblock wheel in a design that's actually pretty close to what came from the factory. I'm saving weight and money!
     
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    I also looked into getting another set of OEM wheels for mine (not a Porsche) and was quoted around $9-10k. :eek:
     
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    Brianja

    C4S is my favorite 991 flavor. Love the color choices including the wheels. Enjoy!
     
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    Brianja, fantastic choice for the interior color. I think it looks sublime. I was the one who posted the stuff about ADV1 and have no experience with them but just wanted to air out what I'd heard for GreenFrog's research sake. Glad they've worked out for you, they do indeed make some beautiful wheels.
     
  10. impolyt_one

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    Nice photos on the C4S, not feeling the ducktail though. Not so hot on the wheels, I think those particular wheels look better on an F430. I like the interior color.
     
  11. brianja

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    Thanks! I waited quite a while for the C4S to be announced and I'm really happy with what they did on it (rear light strip, etc.).



    Thanks. Love the interior myself. I even spec'd silver seat belts to match the silver interior trim.

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    No problem on the ADV history lesson for GreenFrog. It's important that everyone go into a purchase with their eyes open! I've read through it all before myself and it was a tough choice to go with them vs. HRE.



    This is why cars are so great... everyone has their own tastes and can make theirs their own! Porsche takes it to an extreme right from the factory.

    The ducktail grows on you. When i first saw it on the C2S i wasn't in love with it and I HATED the revised front bumper that it comes with. After a few months I really warmed up to it and wound up ordering with it.

    I think that the ducktail is particularly suited to the C4 because it works with the C4/C4S horizontal rear light strip and emphasizes the width of the car even more.

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    It also differentiates the car a bit from the crowd and adds some interest.

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    I'd love to see these on an f430, but I think it needs something with spokes that are closer together to go with it's sleeker lines. Maybe the ADV5.2.1SL or the ADV05.1SL. I think the wider, more even spoke spacing on these ADV5.01SL makes them seem a bit sturdier and makes them more suited to sit under that fat P-car rear end.
     
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    We can be the WPM (white porsche mafia) :fistbump:
     
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    I love the ducktail. A friend just got a 991 C4S as well but with PDK. Apparently the 7MT will blip the engine for you on downshifts in Sport Plus mode.

    I saw a 2002 Tii on the street just now:

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  14. JuyLe

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    This is pretty but needs 15" Alpina wheels. Fast.
     
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    A Y Senior member

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    You don't like it, the small wheels?
     
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    There is a nice green one in a lot 10mins away from my place. New Jersey tags
     
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    These are the same wheels in a different finish, right?

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  18. GreenFrog

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    I got coke splattered all over my car and I had to wipe it all off with a damp paper towel.

    Something tells me that that was a noob detailing mistake (was in a huge rush and didn't want to address it tomorrow when it'd be all dried up).
     
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    enormous mistake, you'll see tomorrow
     
  20. GreenFrog

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    how should i have cleaned it off? maybe spray water all over it and just let the residual water dry off naturally?
     
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