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Old 08-24-2018, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ThomasCarreraGTS View Post


Gee, thanks for mentioning the outside temp readings. I had never noticed that, but now I can’t I unsee it. Curses.

I agree, thanks for mentioning this *eyeroll*. Now I have to put it in out-dated map mode so I am not staring at the inconsistency.


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I do feel that in LA,...

Last, is the Mustang a natural enemy of the 911? I have never had more of one model harass me until I got my 911 in February. I have had my car almost 8 months now, and very regularly ONE type of car harasses me on the streets and on the freeway when I am just cruising minding my own business. If I had to pick one car that continually does asshat stuff around me, trying to race me, or just trying to get me to simply recognize their lame sad existence before they skid off into a crowd of people, it has to be Crustangs. ...just a question.
Here in Alberta it is the jacked Dodge truck coal-rollers & most Mopar cars that have hate on for the Porsche!
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Freakhead View Post
Here in Alberta it is the jacked Dodge truck coal-rollers & most Mopar cars that have hate on for the Porsche!
Yes, but you can down-shift and be gone before their over-sized turbos spool up
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by NuttyProfessor View Post
Found the clip, it's classic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6nTQOoPjWs
- "It's a Porsche!"
- "It's a Boxster..."

I smiled
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kimchee411
When I'm out and putting stuff in my frunk, I always wonder if people who see me think I'm having car trouble, reinforcing the notion that European (sports) cars are unreliable pieces of crap.
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Around here, it's mostly large, super-charged pickup trucks with dual back wheels that try to get a race started. Apparently they have invested a lot of their manhood in their truck. I never take the bait, but if I have an opportunity, I simply, quietly *don't* slow down for the curves, mostly to amuse myself at how far back they have to drop, what with the high center of gravity.
Exactly! Lots of cars can keep up on the straightaways, but corners are another story.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:22 PM
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Back up manual pull cable for the rear lid is behind the driver side taillight.
Problem is you have to open the rear lid (eye roll) in order to remove the taillight to get to the pull cable that opens the rear lid.
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Old 08-29-2018, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
Back up manual pull cable for the rear lid is behind the driver side taillight.
Problem is you have to open the rear lid (eye roll) in order to remove the taillight to get to the pull cable that opens the rear lid.
That makes no sense indeed...
Although this seems to be the solution:
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wc11 View Post
Back up manual pull cable for the rear lid is behind the driver side taillight.
Problem is you have to open the rear lid (eye roll) in order to remove the taillight to get to the pull cable that opens the rear lid.
No need to remove the taillight. On a 997 you can thread the steel cable pulling loop through a body hole under the left rear taillight. I hold it there with a piece of duct tape near the entering hole. Then in an emergency just fish the cable pulling loop with a bent paper clip through the gap between the taillight bottom and bumper.
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Old 09-20-2018, 04:50 AM
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Just remembered another one: anyone ever noticed how an i3 looks like it is giving birth to a 996?

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Old 09-20-2018, 05:48 PM
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Turn your turn signal on, then turn off the car before it cancels. You will get a warning chime and "lights are on" message" on the dash that won't stop until you manually cancel the turn signal.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:50 PM
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Another one: If you change the voice of the Nav system to the lady with the English accent, she refuses to say "street", but instead substitutes the word "alley", even if the map clearly says "street".
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Old 09-20-2018, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Zoefhaus
Just remembered another one: anyone ever noticed how an i3 looks like it is giving birth to a 996?

Hahahah...i3 has bloodshot eyes too!
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Originally Posted by SToronto View Post
Hahahah...i3 has bloodshot eyes too!
And a breach delivery.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:51 PM
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And a breach delivery.
The i8 is the same and now I can never unsee!
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Originally Posted by Iceter
Turn your turn signal on, then turn off the car before it cancels. You will get a warning chime and "lights are on" message" on the dash that won't stop until you manually cancel the turn signal.
Yes! Happened to me on my first drive after buying car. Fortunately, I did a search on RL & it saved me from having a coronary...T
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My son saw an I8 Spyder yesterday, and loved the scissor doors (as every 8-year old would ).
He asked my why the 997 doesn't have those doors
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