Porsche sweet spot?

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by PSB1 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 pm

535dboy wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:27 am
I quite like the bright silver wheels to be honest but black hides the brake dust better so maybe anthracite is the good compromise!

Enjoy
I'm at least going to have the wheels coated by the detailer to make cleaning easier.
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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by chunky79 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm

PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:12 am
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:45 am


Lava, Schmava!

Collected her today. 2nd owner added decals and painted the wheels black. I was going to reverse this, not so sure now.


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I'd read you were going to get the wheels painted silver and thought don't do it, but seeing the 2 pictures together here, you could be right. I'd remove the decals. Looks really good in Carmine, congrats on the purchase :thumbs:

How about the wheels in anthracite?
Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by 535dboy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am

PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:31 pm
535dboy wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:27 am
I quite like the bright silver wheels to be honest but black hides the brake dust better so maybe anthracite is the good compromise!

Enjoy
I'm at least going to have the wheels coated by the detailer to make cleaning easier.
Definitely- makes massive difference
Currently :
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2019 Porsche Macan S (£18k of extra toys)
2015 Lotus Exige V6 ( c430bhp)
2019 Seat Ibiza excellence Lux! (115bhp, 3 cyl, dsg)
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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by 535dboy » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am

chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:12 am


I'd read you were going to get the wheels painted silver and thought don't do it, but seeing the 2 pictures together here, you could be right. I'd remove the decals. Looks really good in Carmine, congrats on the purchase :thumbs:

How about the wheels in anthracite?
Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
I was going to say I thought it looked more guards
Currently :
2019 Porsche 992S (£21k of extra toys)
2019 Porsche Macan S (£18k of extra toys)
2015 Lotus Exige V6 ( c430bhp)
2019 Seat Ibiza excellence Lux! (115bhp, 3 cyl, dsg)
1967 Jaaag Mk2 3.4

Ex
2017 AMG E class wagon
2012 Audi RS4 (B8)
2012 Porsche Boxster S (981)

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by chunky79 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:22 am

535dboy wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm


Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
I was going to say I thought it looked more guards
Is your new one guards red?
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by PSB1 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:17 pm

chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:12 am


I'd read you were going to get the wheels painted silver and thought don't do it, but seeing the 2 pictures together here, you could be right. I'd remove the decals. Looks really good in Carmine, congrats on the purchase :thumbs:

How about the wheels in anthracite?
Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
The colours are massively light sensitive. The collection day was overcast which gave it an unusual depth, otherwise guards is obviously more of a 'straightforward' red colour. When I collected my Carmine GTS after being detailed, I had to take a moment to compose myself. A stunningly deep colour, but for me it's a GTS colour only.

In terms of comparison, the GT3 and GTS are hard to split. The GTS is too capable, it is such a great all-rounder that the temptation to use it is too strong. I drove it a huge amount. It never lost the excitement at all but having another car for the grunt work during the week just suits me better.

If specced right (interior pack, comfort seats, pdk, centre locks) it's stunning. The engine note never, ever got old. It's not the quickest, but it's more than fast enough for the road (it's substantially sub-4 to 60). Also, the chassis, steering, ride, poise, balance, feel - all of the elements which add up to a well resolved sports car were there at any speed, in any context.

The GT3 is pretty brutal in comparison. 918 buckets, cage clanking behind your head, stereo completely off, the mechanical sounds of the gearbox as you shift and the savagery of the engine. I was exhausted when I got out of it after collection, blissfully exhaust and battered.

In the GTS, the quality was really high, but there were rattles and squeaks which irritated a bit. Nothing which can't be resolved, pan roof flexed, loose a-pillar trim, but my expensive daily driver expectations kicked in. With the GT3, the noise is all welcome.

The GTS garnered 100% positive attention, some really genuine and fun chats with other enthusiasts. My favourite was when parked at a supermarket. A young bloke, 18 as it turned out, stopped for a chat. He had a pristine 987 Cayman S, lived with his parents and his car was his absolute pride and joy - spotless, gleaming exhaust tips etc. That kind of interaction makes it all worthwhile!
Current 2017 991.2 GT3 - Manual, 918 Buckets / CS pack, Guards, the dog's.
Gone 2016 991.1 GTS PTS Voodoo Blue - best car to date, 2015 911.1 GTS, Carmine, PDK, interior pack, stunning, 2016 Carmine Cayman GTS, PDK + toys, 2015 RS5 Cab, 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon, 2014 Golf R, 2015 Cayman GTS, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4, S5, A5, A6.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by PSB1 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:19 pm

535dboy wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm


Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
I was going to say I thought it looked more guards
Stunning when clean, it's going to have to be a car that's washed every weekend.
Current 2017 991.2 GT3 - Manual, 918 Buckets / CS pack, Guards, the dog's.
Gone 2016 991.1 GTS PTS Voodoo Blue - best car to date, 2015 911.1 GTS, Carmine, PDK, interior pack, stunning, 2016 Carmine Cayman GTS, PDK + toys, 2015 RS5 Cab, 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon, 2014 Golf R, 2015 Cayman GTS, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4, S5, A5, A6.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by chunky79 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:44 pm

PSB1 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:17 pm
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm
PSB1 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:30 pm


Cheers mate, I agree it looks like Carmine too. Apparently it's Guards (and according to the documentation too). My old 911 was carmine, what a colour. Guards is cool too.

When I spoke to my detailer yesterday, he said removing the decals is likely to be very tricky without marking the ppf underneath. It's actually quite a decent job, the previous owner has gone for a cohesive look, not just a "Barry stuck on some decals" job. We'll see, will have a firmer idea after the summer.

Anthracite is a good call.
Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
The colours are massively light sensitive. The collection day was overcast which gave it an unusual depth, otherwise guards is obviously more of a 'straightforward' red colour. When I collected my Carmine GTS after being detailed, I had to take a moment to compose myself. A stunningly deep colour, but for me it's a GTS colour only.

In terms of comparison, the GT3 and GTS are hard to split. The GTS is too capable, it is such a great all-rounder that the temptation to use it is too strong. I drove it a huge amount. It never lost the excitement at all but having another car for the grunt work during the week just suits me better.

If specced right (interior pack, comfort seats, pdk, centre locks) it's stunning. The engine note never, ever got old. It's not the quickest, but it's more than fast enough for the road (it's substantially sub-4 to 60). Also, the chassis, steering, ride, poise, balance, feel - all of the elements which add up to a well resolved sports car were there at any speed, in any context.

The GT3 is pretty brutal in comparison. 918 buckets, cage clanking behind your head, stereo completely off, the mechanical sounds of the gearbox as you shift and the savagery of the engine. I was exhausted when I got out of it after collection, blissfully exhaust and battered.

In the GTS, the quality was really high, but there were rattles and squeaks which irritated a bit. Nothing which can't be resolved, pan roof flexed, loose a-pillar trim, but my expensive daily driver expectations kicked in. With the GT3, the noise is all welcome.

The GTS garnered 100% positive attention, some really genuine and fun chats with other enthusiasts. My favourite was when parked at a supermarket. A young bloke, 18 as it turned out, stopped for a chat. He had a pristine 987 Cayman S, lived with his parents and his car was his absolute pride and joy - spotless, gleaming exhaust tips etc. That kind of interaction makes it all worthwhile!
Great summary.
Again, congrats on the purchase! :bowdown:
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by 535dboy » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:35 am

chunky79 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:22 am
535dboy wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am
chunky79 wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 10:02 pm


Ah, it's guards. Guards is a little bit lighter isn't it? Funny how the colour red changes depending on the weather. Either way, looks really smart.
How much better is it than the GTS?
I was going to say I thought it looked more guards
Is your new one guards red?
Yes but it’s not actually mine yet - I’m dithering!!!

I haven’t got room so it would have to go in storage with the Jag which means I can see me not using it enough

Still want it though and she chased me the other day
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2019 Porsche Macan S (£18k of extra toys)
2015 Lotus Exige V6 ( c430bhp)
2019 Seat Ibiza excellence Lux! (115bhp, 3 cyl, dsg)
1967 Jaaag Mk2 3.4

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by don0301 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:40 am

Well, the last 12 months has been frustrating..

My home has been for sale for about 5 months now, decided to move before buying as it's likely I'll keep the RS and want minimum double garage before splurging.

Erring towards 2016 911 turbo S but hopefully get some test drives this year to help make my mind up.
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Post by chunky79 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:20 am

I'm surprised your house has been up for sale that long, houses have been flying around by me, if they stay on the market over 3 weeks it's surprising.

Went in to Porsche yesterday to pick mine up, they say they've been crazy busy and are selling cars they've previously sold for more money than they did 2 years ago.
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by chunky79 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:22 am

535dboy wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:35 am
chunky79 wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:22 am
535dboy wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 am


I was going to say I thought it looked more guards
Is your new one guards red?
Yes but it’s not actually mine yet - I’m dithering!!!

I haven’t got room so it would have to go in storage with the Jag which means I can see me not using it enough

Still want it though and she chased me the other day

8D807F74-BD89-48E7-B1C6-23CA3E437B88.jpeg
AB92A11F-9631-4DD5-A855-944786BB1E43.jpeg
Next time she chases you, stop running and get your Feckin wallet out.
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there!

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Re: Porsche sweet spot?

Post by don0301 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:16 am

chunky79 wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:20 am
I'm surprised your house has been up for sale that long, houses have been flying around by me, if they stay on the market over 3 weeks it's surprising.

Went in to Porsche yesterday to pick mine up, they say they've been crazy busy and are selling cars they've previously sold for more money than they did 2 years ago.
Yeah, I have no idea why hung around really.

It's not over-priced, actually dropped the price 3 weeks ago.

Sacked the first agent.

Had 1 viewing at the beginning, and 1 viewing later today. In about 5 months!

Only thing with Colchester, it's about the fastest growing town in the UK, has been for years so lots of competition.

Had loads done to the house, with a 5 year fight with Taylor Wimpey, also has 16 years left on solar panels which at 1% inflation gives something like £56k tax free to the next owner....

I'm just lucky Eddy I guess :/

Glad you got yours anyway :boots:
C6 RS6
E46 M3 convertible
Nissan 200sx mk 2
Vauxhall Senator
Ford Sierra 1.8LX
Peugeot 205 1.9 GTi
Vauxhall Belmont SRi
Vauxhall Astra 1.3
Vauxhall Astra 1.3
1st car Datsun 120 FII Lime green....yeah :shock:

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