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post #1 of 11 Old 05-26-2019, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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door pull styling question

I am guilty of regularly standing in my garage admiring the magnificent lines of this car. However, there are a couple of things that seem to break up the curves/lines. The oval gas/petrol lid really doesn't fit the styling, but, I know this is a Porsche trade mark and I'm happy to have it. The only other thing that I wonder about is the door pulls. Many/most new cars have flush pulls that keep the "flat" lines consistent. Without any previous Porsche history, I question if this is also a Porsche trait passed down through the generations. If so, I'm happy to have them as well. If not, I wonder why they have not yet gone the recessed route.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-26-2019, 11:10 AM
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I like the way they are honestly.
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The door handles on the new 992 are flush with the door panel.
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The door handles on the new 992 are flush with the door panel.
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...and a LOT of people don't like them at all.



Personalty, I like the current handles just fine
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...and a LOT of people don't like them at all.



Personalty, I like the current handles just fine
Looking to fix a problem that didnít exist. I donít think Iíve ever cared for flush mounted handles.
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The door handles on the new 992 are flush with the door panel.
Personally I don't like flush door handles & much prefer the handles as fitted to a 718. For that matter I like the oval fuel flap as well & think it fits in with the styling absolutely perfectly.
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I have never given it a second thought but I have had a number of people comment on the cool door handles when they use them.

Personally I am happy with the exterior styling and feel the flush style handles are a bit of a fashion thing and will look dated later.

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Flush door handles only increase scratches in that area. I like the prodruting handles just fine.
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-29-2019, 07:11 PM
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my2019 CGTS is yellow and I had the door handles done in high gloss black , and the wheels , rear spoiler and sport design. Even the window triangle and trim in high gloss black , just to accentuate it. So I guess you could say I really like them . No regrets and people comment on how nice the contrast looks.
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Flush door handles only increase scratches in that area. I like the prodruting handles just fine.
The flush door handles on the new 992 are absolutely horrible. My wife's hand slipped off & she broke a nail opening the door of one this Monday 10th June. Would their constant use lead to scratches? I'm absolutely positive that would be the case, because they're a little awkward & unnatural to use & very shallow (hence why my wife's hand slipped off). For that matter I don't much care for the interior either. The steering wheel is quite cheap & nasty in appearance. The PCM screen is now set far closer to the passenger & further away from the actual driver (instead of centrally located). That just doesn't any make sense to me. Then there's that absolutely pathetic & dumpy little PDK selector. Just why?
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