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Old 08-17-2011, 03:03 PM   #26
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:11 PM   #27
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Interior looks better.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #28
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I like the interior and new rear. The front seems a little in-congruent with the rear though. It needed a little more streamlining I think.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:46 PM   #29
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Take a look at the photos and tell us if it's a STUD or a DUD?















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Old 08-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #30
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I'm not sure about the rear. Seems too large...
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:58 PM   #31
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^^ I agree and the side shot looks big too
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:04 PM   #32
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^^ I agree and the side shot looks big too
Yeah, I agree. I am typically a P-car fan but I'm on the fence about this re-design. I mean its not terrible but definitely a few steps back in form, I'm sure function will be improved though.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #33
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Looks like an Aston a bit from the back -- those taillights give it away . . .
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:16 AM   #34
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I'm not sure about the rear. Seems too large...

Not really, it only needs a big a$$ spoiler...
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:39 AM   #35
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #36
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I like it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #37
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Not bad.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:50 AM   #38
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I like it a lot, especially thinking from a DD/Grand Touring perspective - I do have a feeling though - that the 991 GT2/3's while better on paper, won't be as pointy/focused as the 997's.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:05 PM   #39
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love it.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:40 PM   #40
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Yeah that is a big pooper. Must be for the 2016 hybrid mention. Tails look Audish. They put separate turn signals in front of the wheels, I like the inside wheel well design. Keeps the fender clean.

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Old 08-18-2011, 10:33 PM   #41
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Please post pic, my brother is always looking for another Porsche.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:46 PM   #42
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #43
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Love it, can't wait until the GT3 RSR version comes.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:09 AM   #44
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Last night I was able to test a 991, hard. Zero complaints about the chassis, interior, power delivery, electronic steering, and PDK shift engagement/engine control.

The PDK controls on the other hand. . . annoying. I often found myself playing the mental game of which button to push, which way vs. grabbing for the left or right to do a function.

Start/Stop was engaged when I was driving the car. This is the fist car I've driven with it. A very annoying system.




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Old 04-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #45
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I have no idea why this steering wheel isn't STOCK with every PDK porsche sold.

They tried the forward and aft thumb buttons... and paddles work better.

Has anyone ever really preferred that their engine start and stop all the time? What does that do for mechanical and electrical wear? What about coolant flow?

I'll let my engine run, thanks.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:18 AM   #46
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The 911 is slowly turning into a traditionally styled coupe, don't like it.

It kinda looks like all the extra length is between the doors and rear wheels, which doesn't help any remaining "traditional 911-ness."

Does it now have usable rear seats? What did they do with the extra length?
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #47
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Starting to turn my head a little bit more every time I see one. I'm loving the new interior styling.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:38 AM   #48
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Bloated. Bigger and bigger.

A mid 70's 911 is going to look compact next to this thing.
Although the performance is most likely mind-boggling.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:42 AM   #49
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Last night I was able to test a 991, hard. Zero complaints about the chassis, interior, power delivery, electronic steering, and PDK shift engagement/engine control.

The PDK controls on the other hand. . . annoying. I often found myself playing the mental game of which button to push, which way vs. grabbing for the left or right to do a function.

Start/Stop was engaged when I was driving the car. This is the fist car I've driven with it. A very annoying system.


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I too drove one the other day and my sentiments mirror yours. The cars is fantastic to drive, but I do not like the paddle setup. I'm used to flappy paddle setups where the left paddle downshifts and right paddle upshifts. I bounced the limiter multiple times "pulling" on the right paddle. It would take a few days of driving to get used to the setup. I didn't try the stop\start feature, but have tried it out in my friends M3 and I don't like it, but can appreciate the tech.

I'm still gunning for a used 997 Carrera S in a few years. Hopefully the 991 will drive prices down on the 997.2 and I can get an 09.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:56 AM   #50
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I can tell they used the same side glass and not much with the top of the roof skin changed.

When viewed in profile, the more massive lower body, due to it's increased length and possibly higher window sill, makes the same upper body look disproportionately small.

The 996/997 is the original proportion for that window graphic and roof arch. The 991 rear glass is raked back at a shallower angle, making the C-pillar thicker, and keeping the arch continuous to the tail, but the side quarter glass looks so similar that it could be the same part number.

The upper half of the car looks smaller, because the bottom half of the car actually IS bigger.



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