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  1. Sat in a 992 in the dealer last weekend, the 'standard' leather feels 'not great' to me - even compared to the leather in my Macan it seems like a step down. Playing on the configurator earlier this week (dreaming of a new Targa GTS) I notice the options mention 'smooth leather' so I'm keen to see this myself.
  2. My cover is a size small but they seem to have changed brands (or at least branding) since I got mine at SCA. I'd say measure the length of the car and choose the closest - even with the whale tail I think you'll find that the cover will stretch over.
  3. I know this won't be a popular contribution 🤭, but I ended up going with a ~$70 indoor 'showcar' cover from Supercheap Auto 😂. Surprisingly it fits relatively well, and seems to do the job of protecting the car from settling-dust & garage-contaminants - I'm not sure that a $300 cover would do any better, apart from in the looks category. I am quite meticulous about how I put it on, and take it off, etc. Full disclosure, this was my first ever car cover purchase, and my thinking was that if it was crap, I'd just throw it out. Knowing now that I use it, and it is in my car-care routine, when I next buy a cover I would consider the Porsche OEM one, or a custom fit one... but purely for looks over protection.
  4. There is a part of me that wants to do this just so I can clean behind there...I think I have an illness 😂 The Mahogany GTS 'SOLD" off Carsales yesterday... that leaves only the Carmine Red and the Sapphire Blue for sale.. Personally the Red looks like a better spec 😎
  5. Two Cayman GTS sold this week off Carsales, maybe buyers and sellers are reading this thread! 😆
  6. No worries - and you could be right about the pricing... advertised prices don't mean much if cars aren't actually selling. For all those wanting to get into the market (and for those like me who are looking at moving into different models) I do hope that it settles at some stage!
  7. I've been watching the 981 S and GTS models quite closely. When you say "I've been offered", do you mean "I made an offer of" ? 94K for a good Spec low km (Sub 20k?) 981-S would be a bargain (depending on condition of course) 981 GTS on Carsales look to be about 20k over-priced in my opinion, which is why they are sitting for a while. 981 S - I'd say about the same (perhaps 10-15k over) Both S and GTS models that pop up for the more realistic figures, particularly those at Porsche Centres, tend to sell within days. I'd suggest there are quite a few 'speculative' sellers out there who have put up a price, and happy to sell if they get it, but not really needing or wanting to sell. I must say I've thought about doing that myself... but I don't actually want to part with my GTS regardless of the price. Not so sure that prices are coming off the COVID peak - with short supply from factory, semi-conductor issues affecting available options, the ageing of the 718 models, and the desirability of the 981 (based on engine/exhaust theatrics, value for money and close-enough-to-718 performance)... I think the market is likely to hold for some time. Just my opinion 😉
  8. For 50 years or so we were quite happy with good ol' Canuba Wax... apply a couple times a year and your car will look better than the ceramic coated car that has not been touched for a few years. It is something I've been mulling-over in the past few months (as I have a new car arriving shortly). I was sold on the 'If you are going to keep this car for a long time you should definitely ceramic coat" however the truth is the coatings do not last forever - so that logic doesn't really work. On my current weekend driver it was about 2-years before it really needed some TLC, and now I'm on the 'wax-regularly' routine. Incidentally the car looks amazing when waxed (in my mind as good as it did when it was freshly coated... so perhaps the coating does have some residual effect?) Of course people will turn their noses up at you at Cars and Coffee events if you admit you haven't got a ceramic coat... so 🤷‍♂️😆
  9. I was able to get a full set off Ebay a few years back for about $250 (OEM) - do some research and you should be able to find ones that fit your model from the same place that supplies Porsche (Apologies I can't remember the brand name off the top of my head). FYI Porsche wanted about $350 per corner.
  10. Yikes... definitely lowered. Spacers... maybe. Each to their own but I’m not sure why somebody would fit the GTS badges to this, as opposed to just de-badging... 🤷🏻‍♂️
  11. 😯 didn’t realise you still hadn’t driven the 3.4L S/GTS - when I’m next at the regular coffee spot (7th March hopefully) we can go for a spin 👍
  12. $198k drive away seems cheap... is that without LCT? Using the configurator this morning I was able to option 20k pretty easily, but still it seems like good value 🤔 ...if only there was a PDK option...
  13. Just spotted a large batch of 981 Spyder parts on Ebay - http://www.ebaystores.com.au/gtautosparesptyltd - rare to see these type of parts come up (and a rare car) so perhaps the same one... The buckets listing mentions "Right side airbag unit will need to be replaced" 😞 https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Porsche-Boxster-Spyder-981-2016-Carbon-Bucket-Seats-Black-Red-Stitch-J119/362840618327?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D21f438ae0d5c4467b3acb12cbc4097f0%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D362840618327%26itm%3D362840618327%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A4146d259-1cb5-11ea-a450-74dbd18002e9|parentrq%3Af91e40b216e0a4d0e19e8ebdffc006fc|iid%3A1#viTabs_0
  14. Congrats! Welcome to the team
  15. Some of my photos from the recent 000 Magazine Rare Shades #4 event in LA. Thought you guys may like the colours 🙂 They have one heck of a Porsche scene over there!

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