991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by b3freak » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 am

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Is it wrong that I like the lines on the 996 better (even if it has the MkII lights and no aerokit)? The 991 is a nice looking car, but it's progressed the flattening that started with the 996 to a point I think it is starting to lose that iconic look.
They did the same thing with the current generation Camaro. The car was really hard to see out of compared to other generations. The door height came above your shoulders. I couldn't raise the seat to compensate or my head would touch the roof. I'm a tall guy. Didn't have the problem with the 996, but you can clearly see where Porsche lowered the top roof line. Interesting.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:32 pm

Although the roof is lower, there is actually more headroom, in part due to a redesign of the sunroof.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:34 pm

FRUNKenstein wrote:
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Is the spoiler broken on your 996? :mrgreen:


Interesting that, despite many differences, there is no mistaking that they are the same model of car. Evolution vs. revolution.
I think I took that pic the first week I owned my 996, and stupidly didn't know it was a foe paw to have it up in pix.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by 5chn3ll » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:32 pm

Driving with the spoiler up is like hanging your high school tassel from your rear-view mirror or wearing cowboy boots in public from 1990 onward: you feel pretty cool right up to the point where someone explains just how uncool you really are.

I get it - cars with aero are cooler than cars without. :D

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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by pcasanova » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:34 am

Great write up & comparison. There is no denial from me that the 991 does look sexy.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:51 am

Thx! Should I remove the high school tassel from the rear view mirror?
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by gnat » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 am

So Mike, where does one put their phone in a 991?

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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by Cuda911 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 pm

gnat wrote:
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So Mike, where does one put their phone in a 991?
Ha! There's a whole phone thread right now on the 991 forum. Other current topics include whether or not a golf bag will fit in the back without having to first remove the driver from the bag, 14-way vs 18-way seats, and whether or not a door sill light can be added. Crazy stuff I tell ya. Just crazy.

Oh, and the dreaded warped door panel issue thread.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by Cuda911 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:07 am

Erghhh!!! Just checked. Newest 991 forum topic is a guy asking for a photo of a 2019 991 key, so he can have a custom key case made by his tailor that is more "snug" than the O E M one. My brain is melting there. Gray poupon, indeed.
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Re: 991 for Cuda911 - My new (to me) 991

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:58 am

Well, it's apparent that 991 owners will go to great lengths to wring every last ounce of performance out of the platform.
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