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Got those pics from my SA earlier today. Right off the truck this morning. If all goes well with PDI, PPF, ceramic, etc. I should take possession this Friday! Soooo excited! :giggle:

Will post better and bigger pics soon...
CH, that’s awesome, congratulations! Enjoy every moment of the delivery and every mile!
 

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Thanks @Als992, fellow Canadian and MT lover! Not a sports car unless it's manual (sorry Larry! :p)!

I haven't seen the car yet but those 2 tiny pics give a nice idea of the famous or should I say "infamous" Gentian Blue color. I love it! Will post more pics...with the slate grey/chalk interior. Another "gamble"! 😅 Yup! I like to live dangerously. The only thing I was sure about was the manual shifter (I know Larry, the GTS stick is better!).
The short shift is awesome, I love it!
 

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I love the manual. You only get to pick one though and I already have one car that’s a manual. There have been times where all of my cars were manuals. At one time I had three manuals. I enjoyed watching the video on smoking tire where he reviewed the Gentian Cab in a manual. It looks like you’re going to have a blast driving the car. I’m still in shock that you finally got it. I remember the long period of time where you didn’t even know you were going to get a slot. Once you got it this was fast . Soon enough you’ll be driving and you’ll see this car really is fantastic.
It really is a fun tight, fast car. I gave a neighbor a ride over the weekend and I think she soiled her pants!
 

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I just like to tease you Larry because I know you appreciate both type of transmissions. And what a dilemma when a constructor literally offers the best of both worlds.

My wait was long and agonizing because of all the reasons we know. If I was told from the beginning what to expect, the experience would’ve been better. But you’re absolutely right, things went extremely fast once I got my slot. And I must admit that sharing my journey with you, Bobby, LK and all the members on this Forum was a blast…even if it made my wife sometime jealous. LOL! Thanks guys!

Now, the real fun begins…
Awesome…..its all like life. It’s a journey not a destination. I’m getting all philosophical at 6:12 in the morning!
 

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i hear you. MY SA told me that they're now offering artic grey as a colour option for MY23 and if it's true that sounds enticing to me with a red interior but yes i agree there are not many bad options. Anxious to see what you think of the drive, and suspension...enjoy every minute.
Sounds cool, I’m going to look into that color.
 

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I looked at the pics again as my iPhone shows them smaller . I love the plate too !! I can't get yrralis1 (too many digits) . I also think its really cool how they have a celebratory car cover unveiling . I have seen pictures of some elaborate deliveries . Here its pretty straight forward . When I took my car they let me know things are though. I know these guys for years and see how tense they are .
They have to make their money on used cars so your trade in can become desirable . Thats what had surprised me with your Boxster . They kept you in ,limbo so long after you gave it to them. I think they key is early deposits . I have seriously considered a 992.2 GTS deposit . Its just so far out and I am not so young anymore . Plus its expensive and getting any cheaper . Also note that I end up buying two at a time. My wife's Macan is adding miles . I have been driving it more too . It was a lifesaver in the storm . WE had 9 inches of rain in 24 hrs .. People are stalling out everywhere . You guys have the snow and we have the tropical stuff . My new car is right back in there garage and my 997 is at the highest point of my driveway . I am not in flood zone luckily bur I take no chances plus its postponed where a roof tile cant hit it easily if the wind kicks up.

Congrats again .
That’s tough weather Larry, stay safe. Seeing CH’s Gentian Blue makes me think about the next one! Maybe that killer red or shark Blue…..all stunning!
 

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Thanks Bobby! Oh man, that is gorgeous too!! Yeah there is no bad choice (minus yellow haha). Only diff is mine is (will be) a hardtop and i chose Carrera classic wheels, but liking yours too. Loving that black/bordeaux and nice touch with the red top too. Very classy. So we have urban chic vs classy. Decisions, decisions.
You’re absolutely correct about the yellow, could never do that! Choices choices,. I love contrast in things that’s why I did the red convertible top with the GT silver. Make your choices carefully! I’m already thinking about the next one, no time soon but I really like that shark blue and that other deeper red color Porsche has.
 

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If you're seriously considering changing model in 2-3 years, you should definitely put your name on that waiting list. No obligations. You can skip your turn if not ready when the time comes. In Montreal, they only asked for a 1K deposit. But IMO, you won't get a call before 2 years!
That’s a good point thanks for the advice! How do you like the manual transmission?
 

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I just Love it! But I’m biased because I think it just LOOKS GREAT! :love: Drove only 75 miles since I left the dealer yesterday but I can say

1. Lovely well-weighted short shifter
2. Crisp solid shifts
3. Clear engagement point (midway)
4. Gearing seems fairly long but I don’t mind
5. Clutch pedal is ideally suited

LOVE IT!
Yes, very happy with it also!
 

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Its hard to commit to a big ticket purchase so far out . I dont know about you guys but this entire order/ wait/ plus the idea that the lack of ADM was even stressful for the dealership was totally emotionally draining . Buying a car used to not have so much drama . Thus 911 exhausted me and the thought of singing up for more hits a hard pause in me. Even buying a Macan which may have to be replaced before my 911 has me pausing .
It does make things interesting for sure!
 

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I have been busy with the storm clean up at the lake. Lost 15 trees. It helps not to think about my delivery date. Heading to Miami next Saturday and will enjoy my cab there for couple of weeks! Hopefully no more storms there….
Larry shared a few pics of the storms….horrible!
 
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