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718 GTS 4.0

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  1. PhilB

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    I'm interested in this car and have been reading and watching all the reviews. Has anyone seen one in the wild yet? My dealer took an order for one and it is being delivered this weekend, while I can't test drive the car they will take me to the prep shop to look it over.

    Wondering now that it's back to a NA flat 6 and with 3 pedals just what kind of drive it is. Reviews are saying great things about it.
     
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  3. AD211

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    Looking into one as well as I’d love to get into a manual NA 6c. Seems allocations are slim and finding one to test drive impossible.


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  4. Texas Forever

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    Well, my GT4 will be at the docks soon. Should I take it?
     
  5. PhilB

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    My dealer is giving me an allocation, but I don't want to order one unless I test drive one first. I have a 981S with PDK now, I need to see how the manual drives before I decide to get out of what I already have.
     
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    Enjoy the GT4 TF! Can’t wait to see the pics! I’m told I’ll hear more promising news next week. I may dive in without driving/seeing one in person. Probably I’ll advised but should be low risk.


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  8. merstheman

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    Good video review.
     
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  9. Texas Forever

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    For a variety of reasons, none of them good, I just passed on the GT4. If you want it, the car is in the winds. But don't hesitate. I have no money in the deal. Just trying to help my fellow man. Yellow, 18-way regular seats, damn, what am I doing?
     
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    ^^^

    Why you passing ?

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  11. rockminster

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    I ordered a 4.0 GTS in Boxster trim. I surprised how constrained the allocations have been. My dealer is a large one in the SF Bay Area and they said they had just one build slot in Q1 of 2021.

    I haven’t seen or driven one yet. I’m willing to roll the dice on the car because I loved the 2.5 718 chassis, just not the engine.


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  13. Texas Forever

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    Purely personal reasons. I love the car. Damn.


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    Sorry to hear that, Dale. Sometimes you have to make tough choices.
     
  15. AD211

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    Did you get a chance to check it out? I put a deposit on one today in Atlanta and saw a prior gen one (2.5L) but they didn’t have any new 4.0’s.


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  16. PhilB

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    Congratulations!

    I've been dealing with a surgery I needed and the recovery after effects, and the holidays, so I haven't had a chance. I'll reach out to my dealer this week, they were supposedly getting one into their stock last week that wasn't ordered by anyone, so it's possibly available for a test drive.
     
  17. 95spiderman

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    awesome car on paper but i would be concerned with the gearing in manual trans. supposedly goes to 80 mph in 2nd gear so never get to change gears on street. not big issue on track but compromises fun of hi reving engine on street. the pdk version has different gearing but havent heard of any reviews of it
    btw, i did the porsche driving experience in 718s and was a great car with way better accelerating than i expected but steering was pretty numb. i would test the car before buying.
     
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  18. PhilB

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    It's ironic you wrote this today, I'm tossing this around all day. I need to bring in my 2016S for an oil change, and will plan to retest drive a regular 718S. At first I was very against the idea of the 4 banger, but this is my DD, and I don't necessarily want a lower volume GTS to park at the train station or supermarket either. And unless I can test drive a 4.0 718, I won't order one.
     
  19. PhilB

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    So I met with my dealer a couple days ago, and I just can't get past the 4 banger regular 718. Nice car, great power and balance, and it's not that it has 4 cylinders per se, it's that new and spec'd with some options that I want an "S" prices around $90-95k USD for something that sounds like my neighbor's $30k Subaru. Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't make sense to me.

    My dealer said they expect some 4.0 inventory in March and I should be able to test drive one then.

    I'll keep my 2016 981S for the time being.
     
  20. donv

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    981S is hard to beat. I intend to keep mine for the rest of my life.
     
  21. AD211

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    Pulled my deposit. Gonna wait and test drive one as well.


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