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987 impressions

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So just got back from the dealer.

1) the car looks pretty good in the flesh

2) One car I looked at had bridgestone RE050 tires on it. It will be interesting to see peoples feedback on this tire as it is new (at least to me). It is listed as a max performance summer tire on tirerack and it only has a treadwear rating of 140.

3) The rear panel in front of the rear wheel now has clear plastic film on it.

4) The stock 17" wheels have gotten tiny, 6.5 and 8 with 205/235 tires

5) The rear rotor has increased in size. It is actually larger than the front rotor (298 front, 299 rear). Seems bizarre to me

6) There are no handholds on the doors anymore. Just little pull slots to close the door with.

7) The ignition key hole is at a weird angle, angles in towards the steering column

8) The window switches are on the doors

9) The new cupholders are pretty gimmicky. I think that if you bust one the whole dash may have to come apart.

10) There is a 12volt outlet in the passenger foot well

11) The rear bumperettes are body colored

12) The adjustment levers on the seats are painted

13) All kinds of plastic covers in the front trunk

14) The console between the seats just has the ashtray, cigarette lighter and now the top opening switch (at least I think that is what it was).

I have pics if anyone wants to see anything in particular.

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I knew the base rear rotor was 7 mm larger in diameter, but it did not dawn on me that it is now a bit larger than the front. The top switch is next to the brake lever. On a 997 there is a dummy cover.

There is now a 'home' position on the headlight switch.

A 'black box.' :rolleyes:

And for novelty purposes only - the cupholders.

The old colored crested caps with the crest that falls off is now larger and recessed thanks to the Cayenne.

Peter will be putting on a tech session for the new Boxster. ETA April. I also asked him to have a 997 on the lift.




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