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Called into local AD yesterday, talked a few figures, then took a 718 Kamen out today for a few hours. Found it to be very quick indeed.

Looked at what they had in and nothing jumped out, then spotted a Crayon Grey with lots of bits, but was too expensive. So we were taken into the compound to have a look at a Crayon Grey Boxster... I don't know why, it was the same price! So we had a can of coke, a long talk and another can of coke, still too expensive... taking delivery on Saturday!

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Now is this one yours or hers this time? :) 

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it's her's.... ish!

I didn't want to like it! But it was very swift, the current one is due a major service and a tyre or two, so it makes financial sense, that's how I justified it!

Spec is rather eye watering.

Crayon was expensive in my eyes, painted logo, Bi-Xenon Porsche Dynamic, tinted tail lights, park assist f/r, Sports Design Package high gloss, side intake grills painted, roll bars painted black, rear wing painted, door handles painted, PDK, sports chronology, sports tail pipes, 20" Carrera S wheels... painted black! Cruise control, dipping mirror and rain sensors, heated steering wheel, sports seats plus, heated seats....

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10 minutes ago, Menoporsche said:

Now is this one yours or hers this time? :) 

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Are they taking yours in P/ex or will you be generously offering it for sale here?

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2 minutes ago, Menoporsche said:

Are they taking yours in P/ex or will you be generously offering it for sale here?

No, just traded it, the price was reasonable and got a little off the new one so I was happy with the deal... actually, never thought of selling it on here. Would have had to service it also. It is actually booked in! £600 odd for service, £90 for brake fluid and £260 for plugs. A couple of tyres very soon, £550 ish.

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The reason we bought it?

It is rapid, very rapid. It makes a noise, a different noise, but it makes a noise. My daughter's F Type makes a noise, but this is... I am going to say it again.... rapid, almost brutally rapid. Do you need an "S", I question the reason. The steering is an improvement on our current 981, the interior is all but identical.

I have read so much about the engine note and did not want to like it. I loved it. Mrs. Kevan took it out by herself, she said it was so much more responsive than her's.

Looking forward to Saturday.

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Great choice and stunning colour, gotta love a bit of “man maths”

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3 minutes ago, Jonny A said:

Great choice and stunning colour, gotta love a bit of “man maths”

I had everyone confused, including myself as I found every excuse in my head to buy it.

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That is how we ended up with our 718.

Went in for a look loved the car, thought it was expensive but bought it anyway.

Have fun with it. The 718 is a hell of a car.

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Very nice! - I called in just to have a look too & ended up getting a 718 S  2 months before I intended...

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I shall be posting photographs on Saturday...

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However, took the 981 into work today, pulled onto the motorway this evening and a HGV hit the car in front of me. The car did 180 degrees across the carriageway and all I could think about was... "how is this going to impact on my trade in?"

I did slow down for the rest of the journey.

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Getting excited now... 2:00 pm tomorrow.

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19 minutes ago, Malcolm E Box said:

like a kid on Christmas Eve ?

just need the rain to stay away... lots of photos.

 

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2 minutes ago, Malcolm E Box said:

Make sure you film the reveal.

You will never get bored of watching it back.

They asked if we wanted the full reveal! As if you wouldn't! 

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The full reveal is half the fun of it.

I never get bored of the Porsche reveal and I would be insulted if they didn't do so on my next Porsche.

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when i drove 5001 miles to get my 981 . from a respected  Porsche dealer . i found the reveal a pain in the ar*e  . i just said get the cover off and my huge name tag in the bin . its the car i want not into the panto side of it .:shutup:

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2 minutes ago, fat haggis said:

when i drove 5001 miles to get my 981 . from a respected  Porsche dealer . i found the reveal a pain in the ar*e  . i just said get the cover off and my huge name tag in the bin . its the car i want not into the panto side of it .:shutup:

Each to their own, but I buy a special car and I want a special handover experience.

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4 minutes ago, Malcolm E Box said:

Each to their own, but I buy a special car and I want a special handover experience.

sorry mate . if thats your thing i hope its a great one for you ......... cant wait to see pics of the car .  its stunning  

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9 minutes ago, fat haggis said:

sorry mate . if thats your thing i hope its a great one for you ......... cant wait to see pics of the car .  its stunning  

Not me this time but I am sure the OP appreciates your comments ??

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