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Porsche 911, Porsche Carrera GT, Coupe, Convertible
#1123 of 2170 Re: Your options - my opinion [amerikanisch] - DSG [habitat1] [amerikanisch] [redsoxgirl] [amerikanisch] [spiritinthesky]
Nov 02, 2006 (2:28 pm)
From your response to redsoxgirl, you sound like the twin brother of the guy who was trying to swap his Tip for my 6-speed: Initially considered an SL55. Wife preferred 911 but refuses to consider leaning how to drive a manual. Fifties and ready to splurge on a sports car... >>
You don't suppose that was me, do you ? No, it wasn't.
In any event, regardless of your transmission choice, I'll strongly "second" the suggestion of redsoxgirl to take your wife to a performance driving school. If she has never learned how to drive a stick and is "very stubborn" about learning and/or getting one, is it fair to guess that she has little or no experience or skill in driving a high performance sports car? Unless you are going to set the governor at 55 and limit her to trips to the beauty salon, I think a Porsche or Skip Barber weekend course wouldn't just be fun, but prudent.
I think it would be a BLAST to go to Porsche driving school. In fact, I think I WILL.
As fas as my wife goes, I showed her RedSoxGirl's response and she said "I just won't drive it then." You see what I am up against, folks. STUBBORN, STUBBORN, STUBBORN.
Anyway, you guys convinced me about that new DSG tranny and I E mailed my salesman and he agreed to put me on the tentative list for the DSG Turbo. I just hope I don't have to wait too long. BUT I plan on getting the SL in the meantime so I won't be too, too misearble.
Do not make the mistake of thinking that the PSM and AWD of the 480 hp Turbo will make up for a lack of driver skill. I could put my wife in a 1970's Honda Civic and she would avoid accidents that would send her friends to the hospital or morgue in their 2005 BMW's. But as a young adult, she had an Alfa Romeo and an uncle who was a semi-pro driver for Jaguar teach her how to handle a sports car. It literally sends chills up my spine when I hear of someone about to go from 30-40 years of driving family sedans, minivans and SUV's to a Porsche Turbo or Ferrari 430. Not as much as the rich idiot parent giving their 16 or 17 year old a BMW for their birthday, but not far behind. >>
I gave my daughter a Beemer when she turned 16. She has done okay so far and she's almost 18. It is a little 325i -not too powerful- and she is a girl and doesn't drive crazy.
#1124 of 2170 Re: Option 666 Phone module performance [hotrod88]
Nov 02, 2006 (3:20 pm)
Thanks the installation looks a little hardcore on the web page. Do you have pictures of your installation?
#1126 of 2170 Re: Option 666 Phone module performance [w210]
Nov 02, 2006 (4:10 pm)
I haven't done a proper installation, like you see on their website. The Porsche dealer printed out instructions for removing the side and rear panelling, but I have not had the nerve to actually do that - afraid I might damage something... The dealer actually said they would install the stuff for me, properly, but I had just got the car and did not want it messed with, so I did the following. Hope you can picture this. I covered from the bottom of the rear seat-backs up to the rear window. It takes a bit more than one 4x2 sheet. The large area behind the rear seats upto the rear window was done with one piece, trimed to fit. Behind the rear seat-backs was done with an additional piece. Velcro, glued to the material, can be used to hold it in place if necessary (although I have not done that yet). The visible part is black, and my interior is black, so it is not too visible, nevertheless, I may cover it in velcro someday.
B-quiet makes several types of material - I chose their heavy stuff ( I think it is called LComp ). So if you were to get 1 sheet of it, cutting it to fit behind the seat would not be a lot of effort - but it may not make enough difference for you either. BTW, it seems that folks who install car stereos know something about these things...
#1127 of 2170 Re: Option 666 Phone module performance [w210]
Nov 02, 2006 (4:13 pm)
Re: Thanks the installation looks a little hardcore on the web page. Do you have pictures of your installation?
Oops, I should have just said, I do not have a picture, instead of rambling on...
#1128 of 2170 Re: I picked out ny 911 options 
Nov 02, 2006 (8:51 pm)
Reality check: Either you are putting us on or I am in the wrong business.
Like you, sign me, WOW!
#1129 of 2170 Re: Option 666 Phone module performance [hotrod88]
Nov 02, 2006 (11:31 pm)
Thank you for the detailed notes hotrod88!
#1130 of 2170 Re: Your options - my opinion [amerikanisch] - DSG [habitat1] [amerikanisch] [redsoxgirl]
Nov 04, 2006 (2:29 pm)
I have owned six 911's over the last thriry years, all having 6 speed transmissions. I am currently driving a 2004 Carrera 4S Coupe, which I love, but spend a lot of time in rush hour traffic and was looking for an "easier way". I test drove a 2007 S with Tiptronic Shift last week, and was somewhat bothered by the "lag" when accelerating both on the highway and into and out of curves. I have held an SCCA racing License and also attended many driving schools, so I have more than casual experience driving these cars. I'm not saying that I won't purchase the Tiptronic, but I would definitely advise anyone considering the purchase of this vehicle to test drive both the standard and Tiptronic shift prior to purchase.
#1131 of 2170 Re: Your options - my opinion [amerikanisch] - DSG [habitat1] [amerikanisch] [redsoxgirl] [marinedoc]
Nov 04, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Thank you. I think I will hold out of the DSG tranny. I doubt if that will have much of a lag. By the way, what is anyone's opinion on the luxury supple seats? Do they wear well? I have heard conflicting comments. Also, is it sacrilege to put supple (puffed luxury) seats in a turbo?
#1132 of 2170 supple leather seats not my cup of tea
Nov 04, 2006 (4:16 pm)
I have seen the supple seats and don't like them, a little out of place like wood steering wheel in a sports car.