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    1. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      02-15-2018 06:21 PM #1
      So, the vette was great, hugely capable, looked the part, and sounds intoxicatingly well. But, for some reason, neither myself nor Lia really took to the car. The steering was lifeless and it's interior build quality left a lot to be desired. Lia had talked ad-naseum about how she missed the Porsche Boxster we had, how confident she felt in it, and how direct/confidence inspiring the steering feel was. So we decided to start looking for 981 Cayman and Boxster S's. We found a couple, drove a few, but i wasn't really ready to part with 50+ grand without being DEAD sure, so we kept looking around driving a few other cars. Looked at GT350s, but we didn't want the same interior we just got out of when we sold our '16 GT. Then I started pushing her in the direction of a new (used) TTS. I drove one before I bought my 750 about a year and half ago, when the cars first touched ground. It was one car that really blindsided me with how much I liked it--i just really had low expectations going in. It drove so well, felt miles faster than the power numbers suggested, great trans, decent steering, incredible traction on exit (flat footing that thing out of corners is hilarious fun at low speed), and I was blown away by the interior design. Loved the virtual cockpit, how clean and modern the interior/exterior design language was, just overall really wanted the car. I tried to deal on it and my dealer wouldn't come down to the price that I wanted to pay (which I had seen others pay). So I walked, ended up in a 750, as I really needed a 4 door daily anyway. Fast forward a year and half, and I tried to get the misses on board with getting one. She was surprisingly apprehensive as her mind was DEAD set on Porsche. She won't admit it, and while she really is a true enthusiast and enjoys driving and tracking with me, I think a part of her also really liked to tell people that she "drove a Porsche". I got her in front of one at a showroom and I could see the gears turning in her head. She was smitten aesthetically, both inside and out. The porsche really is miles ahead dynamically, but when you start to involve money/practicality the TTS becomes a very very compelling argument. A lightly used 1 year old car is still 10k less than a comparable 981 Cayman S, and it has a full warranty. It's faster in a straight line (esp after tune/downpipes), it makes the Porsche interior/feature-content look downright archaic, and while they are "useless", there are back seats, which means in a pinch, you could carry a passenger. For us, that really means that she can take our pitbull (monster) with us, and that was a big selling point for her. She drove the car and really liked it, but still thought the cayman/boxster steering was better (it is, no question).

      We were up in the air about what to do, and were looking at both options in the market. Then, we found this craziness. A 1 owner TTS with about 5k miles on the clock, painted Porsche Viper Green, an homage to the 1970s porsche RSRs (i think??). We both thought it was an absolutely absurd color, so of course, we bought it. The car apperantly was used by some Audi exec in detroit, and there's an interesting bit on the window sticker (look at the top right corner). Anyhoo, the aptly named Kermit is scheduled for transport pickup this Saturday, and we couldn't be more excited!

      Here are some dealer pics, I think they tend to wash the green out with the camera so I'll post better pics when it gets in. The true hue of the color can be seen below on the Porsches'.






















      PS. Some of you porsche nuts tell me more porsche history on this paint color (i geek out on things like this). Also if anyone knows how many cars were built in this color that'd be awesome as well. Here is the color on the original marquee;







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    3. Member davewg's Avatar
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      02-15-2018 06:31 PM #2
      I do not physically posses enough thumbs to tell you how much I approve of this. I was stoked when I saw the teaser picture on Instagram.

      I think you and Lia made a great choice. These cars are fricking awesome, and that color is fantastic.

      I can't wait to hear all about what you're going to do, and see some better pictures.

      Big, big

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    4. 02-15-2018 06:34 PM #3
      Geeeesuussss! I am looking for my next ride, 2 doors only and was pretty set on a blue BMW M2.....

      This is making my brain hurt as this is the only other ride I've seen that has spoken to me the same way...

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      02-15-2018 06:41 PM #4
      Oh yes. They are such monsters with minor mods. Green Monster? Not like Viper level of monster but engine tune/dsg tune and they are ridiculously fun/fast.

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      02-15-2018 06:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by eli10 View Post
      Geeeesuussss! I am looking for my next ride, 2 doors only and was pretty set on a blue BMW M2.....

      This is making my brain hurt as this is the only other ride I've seen that has spoken to me the same way...

      Have you driven one yet?


      Cool pickup OP. Some guys have Exclusive ordered Viper Green on the new RS3 as well, looks great. The world needs more green

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      02-15-2018 06:44 PM #6
      Nice. Congrats. I was very impressed with the third gen TTS I test drove. It's a great package, although the steering is likely no better than what she had in the Vette. But the interior of the third gen Audi is a home run, imo. It's just so well done, but even so, overall, the car feels solid and it's pretty darn quick as well.

      So you have just the remainder of the factory warranty left? Just curious.

    8. 02-15-2018 06:51 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      Have you driven one yet?


      Cool pickup OP. Some guys have Exclusive ordered Viper Green on the new RS3 as well, looks great. The world needs more green


      I haven't (last BMW experience was a '85ish 318), but have been driving a double cab long bed 4x4 Tacoma for the last 5 years, so, I'm not sure what to think.... My last couple of "cars" have been MK3 VR6 GTI and MK4 GLi....

      I have a 4 door truck and a 4 door Rabbit... need some 2 door in my life.

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      02-15-2018 07:01 PM #8
      Sweet.
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      02-15-2018 07:12 PM #9
      Gorgeous car. Are there any major differences in model years? 2014's are fairly priced...

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      02-15-2018 07:18 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Spray` View Post
      Gorgeous car. Are there any major differences in model years? 2014's are fairly priced...
      Not sure about Canada, but the third gen TT came to the U.S. in 2016, so a 2014 model here would be the Mk2 TT. Also a good car., but the third gen is just all around better, imo.

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      02-15-2018 07:34 PM #11
      Thanks, was looking at this one. Love the combo

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      Quote Originally Posted by vwpiloto View Post
      Not sure about Canada, but the third gen TT came to the U.S. in 2016, so a 2014 model here would be the Mk2 TT. Also a good car., but the third gen is just all around better, imo.

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      02-15-2018 07:45 PM #12
      Green is only behind orange for me, but that color has some provenance, so extra sweetness. And TT coupes have always been a fave. Nice choice.

      I drove my Dad's 3.2 TT hours after finishing an autocross in a highly prepped, but still FWD, MKII 16v GTI and nearly gave him a coronary "flat footing" out of every corner. Between that and me color commentating just how amazed I was at how much it could take out of corners while mid-corner means I haven't driven it since.
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      02-15-2018 07:50 PM #13
      Nice. Great color. TTS is a tremendous value as a used proposition. I loved my mk2 TTS even moreso than the TTRS which replaced it. With a downpipe and a tune it was a beast. I'm sure this new generation is that much better.

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      02-15-2018 08:22 PM #14
      Congrats. I loved the Mk1 TT, was lukewarm on the Mk2 TT, but I'm warming back up to the again with the Mk3 models. Like you said, it's a great daily driver even if it isn't as nimble feeling as the Porsche.

      I was just talking with a friend about BMW employee vehicles. He said management used to be rather strict about colors and wanted employees to pick black, white or silver cars so they were easy to resell at the 5k mile mark. But one time he threw a hail mary pass and ordered a ridiculous orange Z4 35is with manual transmission and white interior. And someone at corporate approved the order! Months later when it arrived, the car got pulled out of rotation by someone at corporate for a special event. He figures it was used for a marketing display. It then ended up at a local dealer where it sold in 2 days. Someone got themselves a unicorn Z4.

      You'd think that these crazy color cars would be hard to sell. Which in many cases is true as they are more difficult to sell to the masses. But on the other hand, keen enthusiasts who are looking for something different absolutely love these unique color and unique spec cars.

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      02-15-2018 08:27 PM #15
      Interesting. I feel like you're going to end up getting bored with this car. Anyways, enjoy!
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      02-15-2018 08:30 PM #16
      Return it and demand a TTRS instead... I didn’t know Golf R’s got so expensive?



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      02-15-2018 08:55 PM #17
      Why even bother test driving, you loved the Vette when you test drove it and bought it.

      I would never pick a front heavy Audi over a Cayman....but that's just me.

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      02-15-2018 08:57 PM #18
      Looking forward to see where this goes.

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      02-15-2018 09:00 PM #20
      I don't know if I could ever go from a V8 to anything smaller based on sound alone. But if this works for you OP, then good on you.

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      02-15-2018 09:05 PM #21
      OP has automotive ADD But life is short. Drive what makes you happy.
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      02-15-2018 09:35 PM #22
      not fussed about the kermit part, but dat interior.........
      I love my flat bottom steering wheel.


      Those vents....
      Those seats....
      Oh man

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      02-15-2018 10:11 PM #23
      Waw, that color sure stands out! Congrats!
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      02-15-2018 10:14 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomgli View Post

      I was just talking with a friend about BMW employee vehicles. He said management used to be rather strict about colors and wanted employees to pick black, white or silver cars so they were easy to resell at the 5k mile mark. But one time he threw a hail mary pass and ordered a ridiculous orange Z4 35is with manual transmission and white interior. And someone at corporate approved the order! Months later when it arrived, the car got pulled out of rotation by someone at corporate for a special event. He figures it was used for a marketing display. It then ended up at a local dealer where it sold in 2 days. Someone got themselves a unicorn Z4.

      You'd think that these crazy color cars would be hard to sell. Which in many cases is true as they are more difficult to sell to the masses. But on the other hand, keen enthusiasts who are looking for something different absolutely love these unique color and unique spec cars.
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    26. 02-15-2018 10:22 PM #25
      Did you buy a car formerly owned by Jack Baruth?
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