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dalwood

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  1. That be it - thanks. Yeah, I know it doesn't show as an independent accessory. Fortunately, that doesn't look like too many parts. Hopefully the dealer's parts department can order the parts, and the service department can install it. However, the rear section might be a huge PITA to remove with the top in place. It would be easier if A) It was just a standard feature, or B ) it was available as a standalone factory option without being wrapped-up in a silly package. Pretty much every other option is available a-la-carte. Why, or why isn't this one? Thanks again for the info.
  2. That looks like the one for a 991. The one for a 981 is a simple mesh in a frame that slides between the roll-over bars. In fact, it looks so simple, it's an insult that it isn't just standard.
  3. The wind stop is only available with the option packages. What are our options of retrofitting one if we do not order one of those packages?
  4. Opinions on this combination? I am especially concerned the guards red belts might be just enough different from the somewhat burgundy top to "clash".
  5. I saw and sat in a used 2006 Cayman S at a local Nissan dealer. The carfax shows it spent its first two years leased. The dealer was elusive about whether it was traded on a new Nissan; I get the impression they bought the car just to draw visitors. I've told myself I would never by a prior leased vehicle - especially a Porsche - because I don't trust a short-term user to take care of the car like it's their own. Are there any horror stories from buyers of leased Porsches? Do dealers regularly stock "foreign" (to them) performance cars on their used lot to attract visitors? They wouldn't allow a test drive or agree to an independent mechanical evaluation unless we could agree on a price - ostensibly because doing either would add a few precious miles to the 6600 mile odometer reading. For now I've agreed to nothing and walked away only with the salesman's business card. Auto dealers: <_<
  6. Porsche isn't telling my dealer. I'm ready to order, but since I know an improved version is "around the corner", I'm not going to until I see Porsche's published specs and pricing for the new 2009/2010's so I can make a features-for-dollar comparison between the "old" and the new.
  7. If you were expecting DFI etc in the 987 for 2009 you maybe disappointed. These specials will hit the dealers in November 2008. Strictly speaking this makes the 2009 models but Porsche are cleverly branding these as 2008 specials. If I were Porsche I would push the new 997.2 with DFI hard for the first half of the year then launch the new 987 models so that these hit the dealers July/August 2009, just before the 2009 model year cut off. I think you're right. My sales-dude in San Antonio says the 2008 987's will be built "until after the new year" (i.e. 2009). My intrepretation of events is the rumored newly bodied and engined 2010 Boxster, released in 2009, will be the next new one, and there won't be any "2009" Boxsters.
  8. I assume these latest special 2008 models mean the 2009 987's are still many months away. Otherwise, Porsche wouldn't have bothered with any special editions to stretch out the 2008 model year. :unsure:
  9. In the past they have come out in late June early July. Cool -Thanks! B)
  10. When should we expect MY 2009 Order Guides to be available?
  11. The Boxster sales brochure also has this info in the back few pages. To be precise, the brochure shows 6 speed ratio data only for the S. It merely states the !S has an "optional six-speed manual". That implies the !S may have the same exact tranny. But I'm half German by blood, so I have a genetic need for precision darnit. ;) The 6 speed data in the brochure also differs from that found in the (2007) owner's manual, leaving one to wonder which one to believe.
  12. Thanks a lot, Loren. Dealers are indeed astounding. I assume those specs are from the 2007 MY owner's manual(?). According to them, the S and !S 6 speed trannies are the same. However, the ratios for the S posted in the latest Sales Brochure show: 3.31 1.95 1.41 1.13 0.97 0.82 Those ratios at least give a more sane spread between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, than the ones from the owner's manual. Maybe Porsche changed the S's ratios for 2008? Seems unlikely, however. So I guess I'll assume the owner's manual is right for the !S, but there appears to be conflicting data for the S. Thanks again.
  13. Thanks for the recommendation, White987S. Here in South Texas, *all* car seats come with solar powered heaters. :lol: .
  14. I would love to study the 6 speed's ratios. Unfortunately, I can't find them posted anywhere. Even the dealer does not know what they are(!). Are we to assume the optional 6 speed is the same found standard in the S? This seems suspect because first gear is taller in the S's gearbox. Also, S's ratios do not jibe with all of your gear spacing observations; the S's 1st and 2nd are *closer* together, not farther, and the S's top gear is *shorter* than the 5 speed's, suggesting that the 5 speed is more suited to high speeds than the 6. Does anyone have the definitive ratios specs for the 987's optional 6 speed? Thanks.
  15. Thanks for everyone's advice for the windstop. I have yet to see a dealer anywhere in the US stock a 6 speed Boxster, so it is so far impossible to try one at a dealer. Thanks again.
  16. EDIT: Did not mean to post in DIY. I'd delete it if I could figure out how. :o When buying a new 987 (non-S), are the following options worth while: Wind blocker Sport Exhaust (factory) 6 speed Thanks.
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