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Post by Mr Tidy » Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:42 am

That looks fantastic OP! :thumbsup:
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Post by Angelus666 » Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:02 pm

That's a lovely looking car. Must ask though, why didn't you go for the GT4....very similar money and also only manual.

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Post by Boyo » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:32 am

Angelus666 wrote: Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:02 pm That's a lovely looking car. Must ask though, why didn't you go for the GT4....very similar money and also only manual.
I guess for me that is like comparing apples with pears as it really depends what you are going to use the car for. Mine is to be used for touring and I am not interested in track days.
Back in January when I placed the order the world was a very different place and the possibility of securing a GT4 build slot was nil. Also, there is a financial consideration as the base price of the two models are £11K apart. Finally, for me I have the best of both worlds with a very slightly detuned GT4 engine and none of the harsh ride and resale fears of not speccing very expensive PCCB's and buckets which would add another £8/£9K before you option anything else.
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Post by tomscott » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:54 am

The GTS is pretty much best of both worlds.

The GT4 is a very hard ride and as is focused more toward track, now way I would want to tour for a few ks. The GTS has all the best bits of the 718 same engine 20hp less, more discrete on the road and as Henry Catchpole said in his review on the same twisty a/b road the GTS is 9/10s but is the better car.

The interesting thing is pricing atm there is a 718 Cayman GTS for sale for £77,500 the 718 GT4 is a very slight evolution on the 981 GT4 but they are available from about £62k and the 718 GT4 £84k 718 Spyder 85k.

The Spyder is gorgeous but that roof is just a faf, with experience touring Europe when you get a rain storm rolling through you want that roof up asap, the spyder is inconvenient. For me the Boxster GTS would be the one I would pick.

Tough choice, GT4 would be end game for me but the GTS is the car to have to enjoy everywhere and on the road many reviewers have said its 9/10s the car but the better car for actual road use where it will spend well for me 100% of its time.

These 70+k cars I wouldn't want to ruin it on a track, you can have far more fun with a much cheaper car without the worry of binning it.

Plus maintenance... the GT3 ceramics rotors are like £9k to replace on the front... absolute madness not sure if they use the same on the GT4 and from reading up on the forum people are getting like 30k and needing to swap. Porsche say they should last forever but.... evidently not.

Porsche then came out and said ceramic brakes shouldn't be used for track use :headbang: :headbang: because people were wearing them out in no time.

https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/warni ... track-use/

The cup tyres also come with 4.8mm and need replacing at 3mm... literally a weekend track session.

Those GTS you can order from the dealer too... not the bullshit if you have bought 10 other Porsches this year we will give you allocation.
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Post by beanie » Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:19 am

I’d be forever worrying about the ceramics so there’s no chance I’d spec them.

It’s a shame they seem to have dropped the intermediate bucket seat option. The full carbon buckets are lovely but for a road car the others made a lot more sense and seemed to be the best of both worlds.
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Post by Boyo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:11 am

Just back from having a ceramic coating on the paint work as well as coatings on the exterior glass, wheels and calipers. Off on a 500 mile road trip next week and can't wait.
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:47 pm

Are you going to PPF the front end at some point Boyo...?
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Post by buzyg » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Boyo wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:11 am Just back from having a ceramic coating on the paint work as well as coatings on the exterior glass, wheels and calipers. Off on a 500 mile road trip next week and can't wait.
So where are you off to? or do we need to wait for the pictures. :)
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Post by Boyo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:31 pm

john-e89 wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:47 pm Are you going to PPF the front end at some point Boyo...?
I probably won't John. I didn't on my previous GTS and only picked up one small stone chip in 4000 odd miles. Also, I am not interested in track days.
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Post by Boyo » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:34 pm

buzyg wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Boyo wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:11 am Just back from having a ceramic coating on the paint work as well as coatings on the exterior glass, wheels and calipers. Off on a 500 mile road trip next week and can't wait.
So where are you off to? or do we need to wait for the pictures. :)
We are staying in North Cornwall and there will be day trips to the likes of St Mawes and Falmouth.
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Post by john-e89 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:56 pm

Boyo wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:31 pm
john-e89 wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:47 pm Are you going to PPF the front end at some point Boyo...?
I probably won't John. I didn't on my previous GTS and only picked up one small stone chip in 4000 odd miles. Also, I am not interested in track days.
I did 480 miles in a G29 yesterday and not one chip anywhere. Pleasantly surprised.

Have a great trip to Cornwall, love it down there. We stay in St Kew 6 miles from Port Issac. :thumbsup: :driving:
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Post by buzyg » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:58 pm

Boyo wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:34 pm
buzyg wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Boyo wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:11 am Just back from having a ceramic coating on the paint work as well as coatings on the exterior glass, wheels and calipers. Off on a 500 mile road trip next week and can't wait.
So where are you off to? or do we need to wait for the pictures. :)
We are staying in North Cornwall and there will be day trips to the likes of St Mawes and Falmouth.
Excellent choice. :thumbsup: Give aa wave on the left a mile after the bridge if you go that way. :)
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Post by LeeZ4MR » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:52 pm

That is very nice indeed. :wub:

Love the colour too. Enjoy it. :thumbsup:

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Post by Scirl » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:50 pm

Amazing car. Might be a silly question but would it be at all comparable to your e89 2.0?

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Post by Boyo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:44 pm

I guess it's not however I have very much enjoyed the zed which has been my daily for the last year and a half. As I contemplate retirement I am thinking of selling the zed, however, I have a feeling I may well regret it.
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