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Ian718

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    Sydney
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    718 Boxster

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  1. Ian718

    VENT!

    I was thinking along those lines, and then adding I'm a Porsche owning wanker = it's my fault x 10. Thanks for the insider cop knowledge Niko Much appreciated After she left and I was talking to everyone else while waiting for my wife, I begun to think along similar lines to what you said above. She was dropping her mother off at the hospital. She probably is under some stress with her mother's health. So maybe I should just give her a break. Even though it doesn't excuse her behaviour, it could partially explain it. --- Thanks for the thoughts/comments everyone. Who would have thought venting on a public forum would be such effective catharsis!
  2. Ian718

    VENT!

    So today I had to pick up my wife from the hospital where she works. I was waiting for her outside the entrance, sitting in my Boxster parked in a line of cars. A middle aged lady who is dropping her mother off at the hospital pulls up beside me and bangs her drivers side door against my passenger side while getting out in a hurry. She see me, but as she is helping her elderly mother out of the car, I don't bother her while she is assisting her. However after helping her mother she hurriedly gets back in to drive off. I now have to make a snap decision about whether or not to take her license plate details down. I see that there is at least one bit of visible damage, so decide to take a photo of her rear license plate. At this point she opens her door and becomes verbally aggressive. "How dare you take a picture of my car?" "It serves you right for parking in a (completely legal) place where you can get hit by a car door" "Maybe you should think twice before parking there again (never mind the entire line of cars who are correctly parked in a similar position" I'm half attempting to reason with her, and half attempting to block her door from hitting my car again as she swings it open again to get out. She then decides to get physically aggressive, and tries to repeatedly shove me. Keep in mind, she is about foot shorter than me and 15 years older at a guess. So the shoving is somewhat comical and definitely ineffectual. The shoving and yelling is enough to attract the attention of the hospital employee who stands at the front entrance. He is telling her to calm down and to at least pull her car over to an empty space in front of me to stop blocking the entire flow of traffic through the hospital entrance. But nope, she is busy blocking traffic and taking photos of me and my car, like I have somehow terribly wronged her. By this time I have had a bit more time to inspect the car. Her door has luckily only hit the plastic side air intake, and I have already managed to buff most of it out. I'm sure I can get it looking perfect at home. Even though the lady is acting like a complete loonie, I'm quite happy to let everything go. Anyway one last serve at me before she drives off. The people outside the hospital and the driver behind are sympathetic to my situation, and give a couple of kind words. I'm mostly just happy that the door has hit the plastic rather than the paintwork. *sigh* Crazy crazy lady.
  3. Congratulations on the car Don. I presume you are looking at an April 2019 delivery? I live a 5 minute drive from PCW, so I'm pretty sure I'll see you in your shiny new GT silver 718 CGTS driving around the neighbourhood very soon
  4. Are they trying to suggest that they only had a single 718 GTS build slot available to them, which is now gone? I haven't been in the Porsche world very long but that sounds kinda strange... When I was ordering last year in October, everyone in Sydney (PCW, PCSS, PCP) was offering me Jan build slots similar to you. But if I was slow and the slot got taken it just meant a later build date, not a breakdown in the entire deal...
  5. Did you put down a deposit today? If so, please share the build!
  6. Hi donR, and welcome to the forums! I've seen your name a few times whilst lurking around the P9, Rennlist and 718 forums. I was in your situation October last year, and took delivery of my 718 Boxster in April this year. From your posts in the other forums, you appear to have done your research / due diligence. It seems a 718 is definitely the right car for you, since you don't mind the sound/4 cylinders, and you prefer the power delivery/torque of the turbo. If I understand right, you are asking about the final wiggle room at the end of negotiation when the price has been settled upon? I don't claim to be an expert on the matter, having only one new Porsche purchase under my belt (from PCSS). But I asked for and received some Porsche aviator sunglasses for the wife ($4-500ish in the online store), and then the sales guy threw in 2 motorsport bear plush toys for our 2 kids ($160ea in the online store). This was on top of all the standard stuff - free track day and I forget what else now... So i think you can definitely ask for more than just a cap on Monday
  7. Thanks for the recommendation edgy! LSR were really prompt and professional with getting everything organised. Lots of phone calls and an email keeping me up to date as well. Exclusive Body Werks was the other well recommended Porsche approved repairer option... but LSR is 10 minutes from my house. So that along with your recommendation made a big difference!
  8. The first thing the other guy did was accuse me of hitting him...
  9. Fark.... The new boxster just got T boned by a BMW into my passenger side just in front of the rear wheel. Which is now pointing 15 degrees the wrong way. Currently waiting for a tow truck... So... who are the good Porsche repairers in Sydney?
  10. Ian718

    VENT!

    Someone is sleeping in the dog house tonight!
  11. Ian718

    Buying a 986

    The force is strong with this one!
  12. The Cahill expressway circle on the northbound approach to the Sydney Harbour Bridge was completely free of traffic after returning from a nice Sunday lunch. The G forces put a smile on my dial
  13. Pricks. I'm really sorry to hear about this total scumbag move which got pulled on your car Which car park was this? (I'm a Sydneysider too)
  14. Ian718

    Buying a 986

    Yeah. That is my guess
  15. Ian718

    Buying a 986

    I can only answer your xenon headlights and washer headlight question. Apparently in europe, the need for headlight washers is dependent on the wattage of the headlights. So using the latest boxster model as an example it has these 3 headlight options: Base headlight fitment (not offered in Australia, but is available in Europe/US): D8S 25W Xenon dipped/high beam H9 65W Halogen additional high beam 2 LED Daytime running Bi Xenon AFS/PDLS (is the base in Australia): D3S 35W Xenon dipped/high beam 2 LED reflectors additional high beam 4 LED Daytime running LED AFS/PDLS auto range control: LED dipped/high beam LED additional high beam 4 LED daytime running ---- The 25W Xenons are not required to have headlight washers. The 35W Xenons are required to have headlight washers. The 25W Xenons are also supposedly pretty crap, and people complain about them a lot. Although possibly easily swapped though.
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