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Thanks! I totally optioned the bejeezus out of it and I have no regrets. No way you would find this on the used market 5 years hence. So – driving this beauty into the ground! Bury it next to me.

Also, ingress and egress must be some interpretative dance / ballet to onlookers who see me in the parking lot.

Lexus RX? Slide your butt sideways and boom you're sitting.

This thing? (left side driving countries) Insert right foot inward into pedal zone, shift head leftward to avoid head bonking, angle butt rightwards toward seat, now orient head forwards, then angle left foot inward slowly through air-space so as not to scuff seating or door panel.
Yea, it is a trick. Maybe it is age, but I have to open the door, turn my butt into the door opening, left hand on the protruding seat wing, lower into seat using left hand to keep from rubbing the seat wing, scoot back in seat while bringing bent right knee under steering wheel, then the left leg in. It's a fairly smooth operation but it may look weird going in butt first. The first time my wife got into the passenger seat, she got in like a normal car and found dropping into nothingness was very painful and hard on the back. I still hear about that two years later. So, my advice, help your passenger in the first time before getting in yourself.
 

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Congratulations!!!

Looking forward to seeing your stunning new steed in person.
 
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One more!
  • Manual sport seats: fantastic! Definitely snug, but in a comfortable way. I did not sit in this style of seat before ordering, but I still would recommend thta others do. Lumbar support is great. I was concerned about the non-electric seats having no lumbar adjustment. Nothing to worry about – super supportive and comfortable.
You won't miss the Lumbar. I have it and never use it.
 

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Ha, now someone will say “entitled Porsche owner” and post on Facelessbook
Heh. On the other hand, I needed cat litter yesterday, so when arriving at Walmart, I could not have been farther away from any single other vehicle, or the storefront. Social + vehicular distancing?
 
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The shifter in this machine is stellar! Really snappy. The stick in my VW GTI is nice although a bit soft. I drove my pal's Chevy something a decade ago and its stick was way too firm. Like it aggressively locked in and out of gear.

After typing all that, this manual trans is goldilocks "just right"!

Another amusing discovery: re-enter car after - say, 30 mins later, seatbelt is warm because the engine is in a funny location.
 

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Those sorts of parking spots should be labelled " Porsche Only ". I actively seek them out, or park miles away from other cars and walk, so my Porsche is actually improving
my fitness.
Got extra steps in on my fitness tracker! 🏃‍♂️
 

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That is definitely the Austin Porsche dealership at 5pm pickup time. Cars everywhere. Congrats!
not sure how many more times I'll be at the dealership (hopefully no more warranty issues/recalls!) but it will be nice when the arboretum location opens.
 

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not sure how many more times I'll be at the dealership (hopefully no more warranty issues/recalls!) but it will be nice when the arboretum location opens.
I am not looking forward to the move. I live 2 miles from the current location. I could drop my car off and they'd drive me home and pick me up if a loaner wasn't available. Thinking they might not be as willing to do that from the new location.
 

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Me too. I just run home from there at my exercise. We must live very close if you go southeast :)
 

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I am not looking forward to the move. I live 2 miles from the current location. I could drop my car off and they'd drive me home and pick me up if a loaner wasn't available. Thinking they might not be as willing to do that from the new location.
I live near the CapTex 360 + 183 new location. It was a $15 uber ride to pick up the new beauty. They'd be pretty cheapo if they weren't willing to do that. I imagine Austin is booming enough now that they will often have loaners. Just call ahead as much as you can manage to secure a loaner.

The new location is a beautiful chance to test drive blaze down 360. The Huntland location is kind of crap when I did my 2 test drives.
 

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not sure how many more times I'll be at the dealership (hopefully no more warranty issues/recalls!) but it will be nice when the arboretum location opens.
****, I'd drop by it weekly for free coffee. Porsche West Houston has a nice espresso machine and snacks, for example, when my friend went by for service. You pay so much for these things, I have ZERO shame snagging some breakfast.
 

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I'll keep my eyes out for it! :) Look for my guards red car with numbers driving around some time :)
I have seen so few Boxster / Cayman models... of any model year! – in Austin. Guards Red would grab my attention so quickly. Be sure to wave! :D
 
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