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

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 am
by b3freak
gnat wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:55 am
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:32 pm
by Cuda911
Although the roof is lower, there is actually more headroom, in part due to a redesign of the sunroof.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:34 pm
by Cuda911
FRUNKenstein wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:04 am
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.

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

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

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

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:34 am
by pcasanova
Great write up & comparison. There is no denial from me that the 991 does look sexy.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:51 am
by Cuda911
Thx! Should I remove the high school tassel from the rear view mirror?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 am
by gnat
So Mike, where does one put their phone in a 991?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:36 pm
by Cuda911
gnat wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:54 am
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:07 am
by Cuda911
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:58 am
by FRUNKenstein
Well, it's apparent that 991 owners will go to great lengths to wring every last ounce of performance out of the platform.