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Old 05-12-2019, 08:46 AM
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Looks great! Nothing like a sunny weekend, top down, driving the twisty roads in a 911 Enjoy it
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Brads16 View Post
After a long search and lots of help from fellow rennlisters I have completed my purchase of a 2009 Cabriolet S. 6-speed with ~31,000 miles on it.

A HUGE thank you to boxtaboy and rwsteelers for their advice during my search.
Looks awesome, and the best color choice if I do say so myself. Enjoy it in good health!

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Old 05-12-2019, 11:39 AM
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Congrats! Gorgeous.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:25 PM
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I have an 06 4S coupe Tiptronic - same color, same options minus Sports Chrono and exhaust.
That color is a delight and I love how deep the blue changes to at night under fluorescent lights.


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BTW folks, please don't knock the Tiptronic! It is by a long winding country mile far better than any transmission I have ever driven (yes I have not driven a PDK). It has so many modes that it seamlessly flows between and it quickly gets your drift when you want to give it the beans. On track it is at home instantly and if a higher gear is needed at entry or apex to exit, just a flick of the thumb gets you perfectly set. It is in no way shy about holding full and complete throttle through max redline switching rapidly to the next gear.
It can be easily told to stick at a higher throttle in a given gear just by a light feather of the digital acceleration pedal.
It certainly isn't perfect as there are a few lags in awareness outside of manual mode, but knowing those weak instances the driver can do subtle things to wake it up prior the critical need moment.
Overall, it is the finest manifestation and marriage of Porches engineering excellence mated to the demanding lofty high performance bar the 911 4S commands.
It's a 12k option, and in my estimation and daily driver role, worth every penny.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by fredke View Post
I have an 06 4S coupe Tiptronic - same color, same options minus Sports Chrono and exhaust.
That color is a delight and I love how deep the blue changes to at night under fluorescent lights.


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BTW folks, please don't knock the Tiptronic! It is by a long winding country mile far better than any transmission I have ever driven (yes I have not driven a PDK). It has so many modes that it seamlessly flows between and it quickly gets your drift when you want to give it the beans. On track it is at home instantly and if a higher gear is needed at entry or apex to exit, just a flick of the thumb gets you perfectly set. It is in no way shy about holding full and complete throttle through max redline switching rapidly to the next gear.
It can be easily told to stick at a higher throttle in a given gear just by a light feather of the digital acceleration pedal.
It certainly isn't perfect as there are a few lags in awareness outside of manual mode, but knowing those weak instances the driver can do subtle things to wake it up prior the critical need moment.
Overall, it is the finest manifestation and marriage of Porches engineering excellence mated to the demanding lofty high performance bar the 911 4S commands.
It's a 12k option, and in my estimation and daily driver role, worth every penny.
When I bought mine the dealer had a blue 2009 with grey interior very similar to the one I bought. It was a tough choice but the one I bought had a couple more options and less miles. That blue is very nice.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:45 AM
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Beautiful Car Brads16. I'm a big fan of the Natural Brown leather.
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
Add Full leather to your must have list as it means the dash and door tops are leather instead of plastic and make the cabin much better and high quality feeling. I wouldn't own a Porsche without the full leather option - have it in both my 997s and the Cayenne, and had the dash, console, visors, A-pillars glovebox, and pod all redone in leather in my 928. In my 997 I have CF dash vents so it's all leather and CF in there.If you can find one with PCCB (ceramic) brakes, you'll be even happier.

Good luck on the hunt.
Pete's right about everything - leather door spears are also a nice
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:40 PM
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Had that exact car in a 2001 996....Awesome color combo! Good Luck!

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Old 05-15-2019, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TommyV44 View Post
Had that exact car in a 2001 996....Awesome color combo! Good Luck!

Tom
Thanks Tom! Really happy with it!
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