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Hello, thank you for letting me join your forum.
I don't have my nine eleven yet, but when my dealer gets one in I will have one. I don't seem to have anyone locally to talk to, so I'm happy to have a forum here. To introduce myself, I'm a 77 year old male living near Reno Nevada. I finally decided that since I have the money to go all out on a car and I might as well enjoy it for the years I have left that I should buy a 911. I will try to post more when I can (and when I get my 911)
 

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I'm hoping to get just a plain Carrera with as few options as possible. I will probably drop in to the dealer in a few weeks and try to put in an order, but I think I'll be told that when they get anything at all in I'd better jump on it as quick as I can.
I'm afraid that if I order just what I want and have to give them a deposit it will give me less negotiation room on my trade-in.
 

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I'm hoping to get just a plain Carrera with as few options as possible. I will probably drop in to the dealer in a few weeks and try to put in an order, but I think I'll be told that when they get anything at all in I'd better jump on it as quick as I can.
I'm afraid that if I order just what I want and have to give them a deposit it will give me less negotiation room on my trade-in.
I'm 77, too, and I just took delivery of my C2S manual. If you can go "all out" as you say, order the S with sport PASM and Rear Axle Steering. If you are worried that this might be your last Porsche, don't hold back on options like a leather interior (you'll be spending most of your time inside the car rather than looking at it in your driveway). There is no point in getting a 911 that is 90 percent as good as it can be (if you can afford it). The whole purpose of the car is to enjoy its full potential as the best road car available today, and you don't want to have buyer's remorse six months after you take delivery. I am glad I leaned into the appearance and performance options, and I'm finding the car to be the best thing I have ever driven.
 

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Hello, thank you for letting me join your forum.
I don't have my nine eleven yet, but when my dealer gets one in I will have one. I don't seem to have anyone locally to talk to, so I'm happy to have a forum here. To introduce myself, I'm a 77 year old male living near Reno Nevada. I finally decided that since I have the money to go all out on a car and I might as well enjoy it for the years I have left that I should buy a 911. I will try to post more when I can (and when I get my 911)
I'm 76 and tracking my 992 Carrera S and a BMW E46 M3. I spent this weekend at Road Atlanta having as much fun as a man can have with his clothes on. Go for it! YOLO.
 

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I'm 77, too, and I just took delivery of my C2S manual. If you can go "all out" as you say, order the S with sport PASM and Rear Axle Steering. If you are worried that this might be your last Porsche, don't hold back on options like a leather interior (you'll be spending most of your time inside the car rather than looking at it in your driveway). There is no point in getting a 911 that is 90 percent as good as it can be (if you can afford it). The whole purpose of the car is to enjoy its full potential as the best road car available today, and you don't want to have buyer's remorse six months after you take delivery. I am glad I leaned into the appearance and performance options, and I'm finding the car to be the best thing I have ever driven.
Congrats ! I purchased the same configuration and love it. Enjoy yours for years to come!
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I'm 77, too, and I just took delivery of my C2S manual. If you can go "all out" as you say, order the S with sport PASM and Rear Axle Steering. If you are worried that this might be your last Porsche, don't hold back on options like a leather interior (you'll be spending most of your time inside the car rather than looking at it in your driveway). There is no point in getting a 911 that is 90 percent as good as it can be (if you can afford it). The whole purpose of the car is to enjoy its full potential as the best road car available today, and you don't want to have buyer's remorse six months after you take delivery. I am glad I leaned into the appearance and performance options, and I'm finding the car to be the best thing I have ever driven.
I’ve dreamed of owning a 911 since childhood and have finally ordered a new one at age 60. It’s a C2S with Premium Pkg, PDK, PASM, FAL and High Gloss Black Aerokit. I am second guessing myself and think I should’ve ordered the all wheel steering and PDCC. It’s so easy to go out of control with the options. Delivery due date is August!!! Cannot wait!!!
 

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Welcome to the forum. Been waiting many many years for a Carrera S ( just hit 62). Received my allocation with supposed delivery November. Sold my 3 year old CaymanS and 5 year old M4 to feed the need. I did have to keep the build under $135k, it can really get out of control money wise .
Anyone getting the car wrapped (was thinking of a front wrap, mirrors and forward to bumper)?
 

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Welcome to the forum. Been waiting many many years for a Carrera S ( just hit 62). Received my allocation with supposed delivery November. Sold my 3 year old CaymanS and 5 year old M4 to feed the need. I did have to keep the build under $135k, it can really get out of control money wise .
Anyone getting the car wrapped (was thinking of a front wrap, mirrors and forward to bumper)?
Congratulations on your purchase! The question I’ve been trying to answer, PPF or not? My thoughts…since I am a DIY polish/wax guy and find it somewhat therapeutic to polish and wax (ceramix). It will cost $2,770 to have Porsche apply PPF to front end, hood, mirrors, and front fenders. The PPF should be reapplied every 2-3 years and every time you remove the PPF, risk ruining the paint. If you get a blemish or stone chip in the PPF, you cannot correct it. You have to remove it and reapply. If you get stone chips in paint, can have expert paint guy correct by blending in or reshooting the panel. I am no PPF expert or paint guy, these are simply my findings from searching the forums. Good luck and curious what you decide.

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Congratulations on your purchase! The question I’ve been trying to answer, PPF or not? My thoughts…since I am a DIY polish/wax guy and find it somewhat therapeutic to polish and wax (ceramix). It will cost $2,770 to have Porsche apply PPF to front end, hood, mirrors, and front fenders. The PPF should be reapplied every 2-3 years and every time you remove the PPF, risk ruining the paint. If you get a blemish or stone chip in the PPF, you cannot correct it. You have to remove it and reapply. If you get stone chips in paint, can have expert paint guy correct by blending in or reshooting the panel. I am no PPF expert or paint guy, these are simply my findings from searching the forums. Good luck and curious what you decide.

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You make some valid points. I to am a detailing type guy. I have ceramic coated a dozen cars n thus will ceramic coat the rest of the car
 

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Welcome to the forum. Been waiting many many years for a Carrera S ( just hit 62). Received my allocation with supposed delivery November. Sold my 3 year old CaymanS and 5 year old M4 to feed the need. I did have to keep the build under $135k, it can really get out of control money wise .
Anyone getting the car wrapped (was thinking of a front wrap, mirrors and forward to bumper)?
Welcome to the forum @Mark, how did you spec your 992?
What first things are you planning to do to it after taking delivery? (paint protection film, etc.)
 

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Congratulations on your purchase! The question I’ve been trying to answer, PPF or not? My thoughts…since I am a DIY polish/wax guy and find it somewhat therapeutic to polish and wax (ceramix). It will cost $2,770 to have Porsche apply PPF to front end, hood, mirrors, and front fenders. The PPF should be reapplied every 2-3 years and every time you remove the PPF, risk ruining the paint. If you get a blemish or stone chip in the PPF, you cannot correct it. You have to remove it and reapply. If you get stone chips in paint, can have expert paint guy correct by blending in or reshooting the panel. I am no PPF expert or paint guy, these are simply my findings from searching the forums. Good luck and curious what you decide.

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You must be talking about ceramic coating as PPF should last up to 10 years not the 2/3 years you mentioned,in fact XPEL PPF has a 10 year manufacturing
warranty on it.
 

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You must be talking about ceramic coating as PPF should last up to 10 years not the 2/3 years you mentioned,in fact XPEL PPF has a 10 year manufacturing
warranty on it.
In fact my 911 991.2 4S is just 5 years old has FULL PPF FITTED from new and the PPF IS STILL as good now as is was when applied.
 

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Good to know the longevity of PPF as that is my plan for mirrors forward n the rest of car I will ceramic coat ( I have done a dozen vehicles regarding ceramic coating) which are going on 2 years .
 

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You must be talking about ceramic coating as PPF should last up to 10 years not the 2/3 years you mentioned,in fact XPEL PPF has a 10 year manufacturing
warranty on it.
Not sure now. I may’ve misunderstood. I will look into it more. Thanks.
 

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In fact my 911 991.2 4S is just 5 years old has FULL PPF FITTED from new and the PPF IS STILL as good now as is was when applied.
I would expect that polishing is now a waste of time if you have PPF, right? Adding ceramic wax would only further protect the PPF, right? Thanks.
 
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