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Old 09-14-2017, 06:34 AM   #1
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Thanks to all for your help! Traded up to a 981.

I wanted to thank everyone here for all the fantastic guidance and assistance over the past couple of years in my adventure with my 2000 986 base. She was a fantastic little car, and, as it turned out, a gateway drug for additional P-car ownership.

With my wife semi-retired, and with me now working mostly from home, we decided it was pointless for us to continue to have three cars in our stable. The 986 was mostly for fun, as my wife drives a Macan S (trip car and winter car), and I had a Corolla (grocery getter). To be honest, we didn't really drive the 986 all that much, as the traffic congestion where we live is just miserable, and with the 986 being a 5 speed, it was just really hard on both the car and driver.

So, last weekend we paid a visit to our local stealership and, lo and behold, they had just taken in a 2013 981 with PDK on trade (4,700 miles!) and we instantly fell in love. The Toyota went to the auction block and one of the P-car techs bought our 986 on the spot. We picked up the car yesterday, and boy is she a hoot.

That said, this is no 986 -- it is a completely different animal. Where the 986 is raw and visceral, this car is luxurious. It is loaded with creature comforts -- heated and ventilated 14-way adjustable seats, navigation, full leather, sport chrono package, etc. You are well insulated from the road, but when your right foot gets heavy, there's no doubt you have a wailing monster behind your seat. I thought I would miss rowing the gears, but not with PDK. There is no way on earth that I could possibly match the performance of that transmission with a clutch and shifter. It's that good.

Anyway, thanks again for all the help! This is truly a fantastic group of people, and I'll make sure to check in from time to time to say hello.

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:38 AM   #2
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Congratulations, love the color combo! You don't have to leave this place though!
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:37 AM   #3
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Nice car Kevin . . . and keep checking in!
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:38 AM   #4
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First, Congrats to you and the wife. Second, love that interior color. Lastly, I think I would like a 2013 981 as I just love the look.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:26 AM   #5
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What a great color combo.
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Very good. Enjoy the new ride!
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Agreed, great color combo and looks like a lot of fun!
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:34 AM   #8
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Great color combo. The 981 is one of the best looking roadsters around with their top up.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #9
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Congrats! Beautiful car; enjoy!!
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Congratulations on the new car, its great looking and I'm sure that its also fun to drive.
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Congrats! Nice color combo too!
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:23 AM   #12
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Congrats on a beautiful color combination!
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:35 AM   #13
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Very nice . i saw one with this color combo in Newport RI last night ...gorgeos.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:22 AM   #14
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Very nice . i saw one with this color combo in Newport RI last night ...gorgeos.
That was probably me!!!
We were coming back home from dinner last night, after a nice run through Little Compton.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:00 AM   #15
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Congratulations and Welcome to the club.

It looks fantastic and looks like it was well equipped.

I just upgraded 4 weeks ago after falling in love with the platform and my 2004 BSSE. I do miss folks on this board, however. Very helpful and grounded. Some of the other 981 specific boards are not as friendly as this one.

Here are some photos of my new baby:

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Old 09-18-2017, 04:48 AM   #16
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Great looking car -- classy, like it's wearing a tux. My wife and I were commenting on how we probably would not have appreciated the 981 nearly as much without the experience of driving a 986.
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:56 AM   #17
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986 raw and visceral??

did you have a track car???

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