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had my Crayon 718 Boxster S for 2 weeks now, love it.

Had a fairly decent car history, previously a AM V8 Vantage Roadster, 911 C4S, 2x TVRs and started with a couple of MX5s - so as you can see, like my sports cars. Never really liked/rated the Boxters till I saw the 718s. To my view, better looking than the 911, particularly the convertibles - and certainly a sharper drive. Difficult to compare to an Aston, the Vantage was beautiful and the V8 noise makes all this talk about straight-6 noise pointless in my view - if you want a car based on sound, you get a V8, simple. The TVRs were the same, sounded great and good in a straight line (unless you're a pro) but as you get older you value being alive more...

So, if I were to score over looks, sound, drive, fun-factor, the 718 might not win every category, but would certainly win overall, and is therefore the best of cars I've had - absolutely love it. It is fast too!!!

Anyway, looking forward to chatting - and any help with understanding Porsche connect would be useful!
 

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had my Crayon 718 Boxster S for 2 weeks now, love it.

Had a fairly decent car history, previously a AM V8 Vantage Roadster, 911 C4S, 2x TVRs and started with a couple of MX5s - so as you can see, like my sports cars. Never really liked/rated the Boxters till I saw the 718s. To my view, better looking than the 911, particularly the convertibles - and certainly a sharper drive. Difficult to compare to an Aston, the Vantage was beautiful and the V8 noise makes all this talk about straight-6 noise pointless in my view - if you want a car based on sound, you get a V8, simple. The TVRs were the same, sounded great and good in a straight line (unless you're a pro) but as you get older you value being alive more...

So, if I were to score over looks, sound, drive, fun-factor, the 718 might not win every category, but would certainly win overall, and is therefore the best of cars I've had - absolutely love it. It is fast too!!!

Anyway, looking forward to chatting - and any help with understanding Porsche connect would be useful!
Welcome !! Care to share any pics ?
 

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thanks - having trouble dragging in piccies - think all the ones i have are too big. Will work on it...
 

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thanks. It took a few viewings for me too. Sat in the dealership with a white one and the crayon in front of me, agonising... Very glad I went with crayon though - looks great in different lights and the black wheels etc really set it off.
 

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Welcome. Those of us, like you, who have had extensive sports car histories realize how good these 718's are. Of all the Porsches I've owned, my 718 BS is right up there with my favorites. The top down experience in the Boxster is sublime, and it is perfect for those tough days when you just need to put a smile on your face.
 

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thanks for the welcome. Definitely not trashing previous Boxster models, but the looks just weren't for me. I know the changes in the 718 are subtle but for me, made all the difference - much more dare i say, masculine looking car. As you say, for a car just to put a smile on your face, this is the best. I'll miss that Aston, it certainly had a "status" and presence that other cars don't but I'm very happy with the transition. Loving the semi-automatic too - was always a die-hard gearstick bloke - but the PDK is great fun and with the paddles especially so!

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Love your color choice and your rag top color really sets off the crayon. What color did you choose for the interior?
I agree 100% that on tough days just take the car out for a spin with the top down is a great stress reliever and will 100% put a smile on your face. just pure fun.

Enjoy that beautiful car of yours.


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The top down experience in the Boxster is sublime, and it is perfect for those tough days when you just need to put a smile on your face.
 

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Cheers Geemman
Black leather interior, embossed seats, sports exhaust, chrono, pdk - i think they're the main options. It was actually an ex-demonstrator with 800miles on the clock so i didnt have the ability to fully spec it myself. The deal-breakers in my search were really the PDK, chrono and the leather interior (I think the standard cockpit material is a little underwhelming, but transformed when in leather). Quite like the 18-way seats - when you get in and press the memory setting, having the seat raise and forward, the mirrors move and the steering wheel lower is very impressive - feels like you're about to take off... Oh, the LED headlights too - love the automatic settings

Were I to add any specification, i think cruise control i miss - stops me speeding when i dont intend to, and although i like the clutter free steering wheel, it would be handy to have the volume control at least on it. Minor items though

Problem is, it's snowing in London now - need the spring to hurry up and get here!

thanks again
 
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