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Old 01-10-2019, 01:18 PM
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I did not care for the *** on the 991 Cab either, which is why I got a Targa and it has much better visibility out of the rear window.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Peadsw View Post
Come on now, all you haters just look at the configurator and you will see that the bumb difference is minimal.
see thatís the problem... it was already borderline styling wise so even slightly worse hurts... I also think itís not just the height of the bump... look how the 992 rounds off steeper and drops straighter down. Itís just slightly more awkward than an already (necessarily) akward design.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:29 PM
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see thatís the problem... it was already borderline styling wise so even slightly worse hurts... I also think itís not just the height of the bump... look how the 992 rounds off steeper and drops straighter down. Itís just slightly more awkward than an already (necessarily) akward design.
reminds me of a Chrysler crossfire...
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:19 PM
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I did not care for the *** on the 991 Cab either, which is why I got a Targa and it has much better visibility out of the rear window.
This. Although the targa is on the heavier side, it's simply stunning. I'd be lying if I told you I don't have targa envy when I see one.

Either way, the 991 cab flows better and is more sleek than the 992.. The 992 looks like it gained a few pounds and it all went to that bloaty over hanging butt.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:13 PM
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I'm a 992 fanboy but have to say that the cab is the hunchback of Notre Dame compared to the 991
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:10 PM
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911 cabs have always been ugly. No news here.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:48 PM
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911 cabs have always been ugly. No news here.
Pretty with the top up, really f'n awkward looking with it down... IMO
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:04 PM
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Is it odd that I find this view appealing? Reminds me a bit of my old 993 C2S.

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Old 01-11-2019, 12:10 PM
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Yeah, but how often would you see your car that way?!
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Z. View Post
Yeah, but how often would you see your car that way?!
Agreed. It's the only view angle (including inside) that appeals to me, unfortunately.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by johnsopa
Is it odd that I find this view appealing? Reminds me a bit of my old 993 C2S.

Still very 911 from that perspective. These cars were always pretty from that view.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:19 PM
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911 cabs have always been ugly. No news here.
Yep. Boxster is the open top Porsche to get -- designed as such from the get go, and it shows.
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Old 01-11-2019, 05:26 PM
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Coupes or Targas have no wrinkled canvas tops which make the car age better.......or look younger......
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:09 PM
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From side view, the 992 looks better. The 997 still looks better than either car. A 991 looks awkward and bloated when side by side to a 997 in real life.

I still think we all should reserve judgment on the 992 until we see it in the flesh. I dunno, I am just a Porsche guy through and through and have been since I started driving and racing them in the 80s. Seems like a lot of the negativity comes from newer guys that perhaps does not truly appreciate the heritage of the 911 and what the 911 is all about. Candidly, the 911 has always been an awkward looking acr.

All of this bashing nonsense, especially from new guys whose first 911 was a 991.X, is a little bit bizarre to me. I hope they sell well and the 911 remains in production for many years to come.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:13 PM
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My first 911 was an '87 930 and I now have a 991.2, which I think is beautiful in its Targa form. I cannot see how anyone would think a 997 looks better, and the 992 will be uglier in person when I see one up close; "a picture is worth a thousand words."
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