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      03-12-2014 12:59 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      We've grown up! I can't believe I've been on this site 12 years!!!
      Madness. Same here! Looking forward to see you hAwk the new car when it arrives
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      03-12-2014 01:01 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      We've grown up! I can't believe I've been on this site 12 years!!!
      Congrats on the car man. Be sure to swing out to mississauga and take me for a spin

    4. 03-12-2014 01:01 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
      I'm almost more curious about which dealer he went to (we have 3 in the GTA, all with varying reputations) than the car itself.
      Great question. I checked out all 3 - Pfaff Porsche (Woodbridge), Oakville Porsche (Oakville) and Downtown Porsche (Downtown Toronto). I bought my previous Boxster and Cayman at Pfaff Porsche from the same salesman. I live 5 minutes away from Downtown Porsche and was curious about Oakville Porsche which is brand new.

      Oakville Porsche: Brand new HUGE dealership. Gorgeous inside with lots of stock on the floor. Pleasant salespeople. About 50km drive from my home. Liked them a lot and almost bought from them. They were friendly and very responsive to all my questions.

      Downtown Porsche: Georgraphically it should have been where I bought it. The dealership is only 5 minute drive from my house. I could walk home if I had my car in for service. But, they're a real mixed bag. I used to use them for minor service stuff with the Cayman and sometimes you got good people and sometimes you left mad. Stuff like, they won't plug a tire and insists you buy a new one (Official Porsche policy, yet Pfaff and Oakville have zero problem safely plugging.) Or they couldn't fix a problem in 3 tries that Pfaff would fix on the first. And when I went in to test drive a 981 and 991 I was told there were no 991s available for test drive (bullsh*t!) and to come back to test the 981 when I was really serious.

      Pfaff Porsche: Where I ended up buying from. Really friendly atmosphere. Great sales guy. He facilitated the flow-through nicely and didn't make me do any running around at all with paper work. He even dropped off documents and plates at my house. My 3rd Porsche I bought from him and it felt good. He gave me a very good price (won't say because TCL will always say you got ripped off no matter what you paid) and was just a pleasure to work with. They are also 50km away but have a free valet service and loaner for any time the car needs to be serviced. Also test driving - he would just hand me the key to Porsche after Porsche and just say yeah, take 'em out see what you think. In total I test drove a 981 manual, 981S PDK, 991 manual, 991 C4S manual, and two different 991 PDKs. Each time just by myself or with my girlfriend out for 30 minutes at a time. Very cool of them.

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      03-12-2014 01:02 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Haha, yeah Ducati sold back in 2008. Wish I still had it, but also happy to have ridden 12 years without crashing.
      Pretty hard to crash it when it's constantly parked so you can take pictures of it.

      On a serious note, are you going to come out to any track days with the new Pour-sha?

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      03-12-2014 01:05 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      We've grown up! I can't believe I've been on this site 12 years!!!


      12 Years sounds about right - came here for advice on a new 02 Jetta Nev4r lose.

    7. 03-12-2014 01:06 PM #56
      Alright here are the options I got (all available on 981 and 991.) I kept it pretty base, because I'm a base kinda guy.

      - PDK
      - 20" Wheels
      - Coloured Center Caps
      - Heated Seats
      - Sport (Paddle) Steering Wheel


      That's it.

      The manual/PDK decision was the hardest of all. I orginally ordered it manual and then changed to PDK at the last minute just before it locked in. Honestly, both are great, but I think with where I live and how I drive, the car will be better suited to me in PDK. But I still love manual!

    8. 03-12-2014 01:09 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Are you going to come out to any track days with the new Pour-sha?
      Honestly, nope. I can't take the risk of crashing (my insurance won't cover track or 'driver experience' days.) Plus don't want to wear out brakes and tires that I can't afford to replace often as I'm trying to pay the car off. Happy to drive someone else's Porsche around the track though.

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      03-12-2014 01:12 PM #58
      I'm looking forward to the fully documented (with pictures) DIY of the delivery procedure. Hopefully you have that floor fixed by then, after all you have 75 days to do so.
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      03-12-2014 01:28 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Honestly, nope. I can't take the risk of crashing (my insurance won't cover track or 'driver experience' days.) Plus don't want to wear out brakes and tires that I can't afford to replace often as I'm trying to pay the car off. Happy to drive someone else's Porsche around the track though.
      Laaaammmmeee. I'm sure the Galas are fun though.

      I would have thought you caught the bug at that demo day on the Driver Development course?

    11. 03-12-2014 01:31 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir UNBANNED_GERBIL M.B. View Post
      Congrats on the car man. Be sure to swing out to mississauga and take me for a spin
      Will do, but I want a ride in a front end loader in a snowstorm sometime! Those look fun.

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      03-12-2014 01:33 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Will do, but I want a ride in a front end loader in a snowstorm sometime! Those look fun.
      Gonna get you boys some cowboy hats.


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      03-12-2014 01:35 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Alright here are the options I got (all available on 981 and 991.) I kept it pretty base, because I'm a base kinda guy.

      - PDK
      - 20" Wheels
      - Coloured Center Caps
      - Heated Seats
      - Sport (Paddle) Steering Wheel


      That's it.

      The manual/PDK decision was the hardest of all. I orginally ordered it manual and then changed to PDK at the last minute just before it locked in. Honestly, both are great, but I think with where I live and how I drive, the car will be better suited to me in PDK. But I still love manual!
      And black, of course.

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      03-12-2014 01:37 PM #63
      BTW... If you're that close to Downtown Porsche there's no way you're 50 km from Pfaff. Oakville is almost 50 km though, I'll give you that.

    15. 03-12-2014 01:38 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      Laaaammmmeee. I'm sure the Galas are fun though.
      Haha, I'm too risk adverse.

      One of the partners at the ad agency I work in caught the bug BIG TIME though. He had a modified Cayman R he drove all last year that he sold in the fall to buy a Lotus race car. Not sure what the model is exactly but it was about $90K and can't be driven on the streets, plus slick tires. Traded the Cayman for it. He loves the track so much he won't even talk street cars with me any more and said I might as well just buy a Macan if I'm not tracking it.

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      03-12-2014 01:42 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Haha, I'm too risk adverse.

      One of the partners at the ad agency I work in caught the bug BIG TIME though. He had a modified Cayman R he drove all last year that he sold in the fall to buy a Lotus race car. Not sure what the model is exactly but it was about $90K and can't be driven on the streets, plus slick tires. Traded the Cayman for it. He loves the track so much he won't even talk street cars with me any more and said I might as well just buy a Macan if I'm not tracking it.
      I'm not sure if i've met that guy or not, but I like the cut of his jib.

      Get a 944 or something that you can put into the wall. Do it. Do it.

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      03-12-2014 01:42 PM #66
      I'm guessing you got a 981 Cayman S?

    18. 03-12-2014 01:42 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Great question. I checked out all 3 - Pfaff Porsche (Woodbridge), Oakville Porsche (Oakville) and Downtown Porsche (Downtown Toronto). I bought my previous Boxster and Cayman at Pfaff Porsche from the same salesman. I live 5 minutes away from Downtown Porsche and was curious about Oakville Porsche which is brand new.

      Oakville Porsche: Brand new HUGE dealership. Gorgeous inside with lots of stock on the floor. Pleasant salespeople. About 50km drive from my home. Liked them a lot and almost bought from them. They were friendly and very responsive to all my questions.

      Downtown Porsche: Georgraphically it should have been where I bought it. The dealership is only 5 minute drive from my house. I could walk home if I had my car in for service. But, they're a real mixed bag. I used to use them for minor service stuff with the Cayman and sometimes you got good people and sometimes you left mad. Stuff like, they won't plug a tire and insists you buy a new one (Official Porsche policy, yet Pfaff and Oakville have zero problem safely plugging.) Or they couldn't fix a problem in 3 tries that Pfaff would fix on the first. And when I went in to test drive a 981 and 991 I was told there were no 991s available for test drive (bullsh*t!) and to come back to test the 981 when I was really serious.

      Pfaff Porsche: Where I ended up buying from. Really friendly atmosphere. Great sales guy. He facilitated the flow-through nicely and didn't make me do any running around at all with paper work. He even dropped off documents and plates at my house. My 3rd Porsche I bought from him and it felt good. He gave me a very good price (won't say because TCL will always say you got ripped off no matter what you paid) and was just a pleasure to work with. They are also 50km away but have a free valet service and loaner for any time the car needs to be serviced. Also test driving - he would just hand me the key to Porsche after Porsche and just say yeah, take 'em out see what you think. In total I test drove a 981 manual, 981S PDK, 991 manual, 991 C4S manual, and two different 991 PDKs. Each time just by myself or with my girlfriend out for 30 minutes at a time. Very cool of them.
      Can't fault this logic. Oakville has been great to me and the 60km one-way difference between them and Pfaff sealed the deal. I've heard lots of not-so-positive on Downtown...

      I find the 20" wheels look REALLY big on both the 981 and 991.
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    19. 03-12-2014 01:44 PM #68
      Yup. Black on Black.

      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      If you're that close to Downtown Porsche there's no way you're 50 km from Pfaff.
      http://goo.gl/maps/n6dv2

      It is when I take the DVP/Gardiner/427/407. I ain't cutting through the heart of Toronto for 2 hours to get there. And the 401 is gridlocked 24/7 these days.
      Last edited by Hawk; 03-12-2014 at 01:51 PM.

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      03-12-2014 01:59 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      One of the partners at the ad agency I work in caught the bug BIG TIME though. He had a modified Cayman R he drove all last year that he sold in the fall to buy a Lotus race car. Not sure what the model is exactly but it was about $90K and can't be driven on the streets, plus slick tires. Traded the Cayman for it. He loves the track so much he won't even talk street cars with me any more and said I might as well just buy a Macan if I'm not tracking it.
      I like this guy!

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      03-12-2014 02:17 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Yup. Black on Black.



      http://goo.gl/maps/n6dv2

      It is when I take the DVP/Gardiner/427/407. I ain't cutting through the heart of Toronto for 2 hours to get there. And the 401 is gridlocked 24/7 these days.
      Fair enough.

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      03-12-2014 02:44 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Alright here are the options I got (all available on 981 and 991.) I kept it pretty base, because I'm a base kinda guy.

      - PDK
      - 20" Wheels
      - Coloured Center Caps
      - Heated Seats
      - Sport (Paddle) Steering Wheel


      That's it.

      The manual/PDK decision was the hardest of all. I orginally ordered it manual and then changed to PDK at the last minute just before it locked in. Honestly, both are great, but I think with where I live and how I drive, the car will be better suited to me in PDK. But I still love manual!
      I am happy to say I have not and will not succumb to PDK. Recant while you still can.
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      03-12-2014 02:46 PM #72
      My guess is TT-RS.
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      03-12-2014 02:48 PM #73
      hope its another cayman. they are beautiful. think they look better than the 991

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      03-12-2014 02:52 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      hope its another cayman. they are beautiful. think they look better than the 991
      The Cayman looks pretty weird from the front - I really dislike the headlights and front bumper. The 991 looks gorgeous from all angles but it is now a behemoth.

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      03-12-2014 02:54 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Will do. And I promise not to start a single Porsche thread between now and then.


      but that doesnt stop you from bumping your old Porsche threads or turning this into a 17 page saga.

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