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I find myself smiling more and more from driving this 718 BS. Most of the time, I keep the SC setting on sport and the PASM suspension set to sport, as well. In that manner I get the firmer shock settings along with the farts, and I happily pass gas on upshifts and downshifts. And the car does, too :laugh:.

Seriously, it really is amazing how even on the firmest shock setting, this car just absorbs all the road imperfections giving such great handling and precision, while maintaining a very acceptable ride quality. I think about my wife's previous Audi TT-S - that car with the sport suspension engaged was almost unusable on the street. Or how about the last generation Mini Cooper S for the closest thing to a modern buckboard suspension?

For those of you who are waiting for your cars, I'll tell you this is one of the most fun Porsches I've owned. Don't let the Flat Earth Society (6 cylinder chapter) get you down.
 

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Where I live the roads are narrow & winding with negative cambers, bumps, dips with many blind bends & brows. To cap it off, a great many roads as well as being narrow have what appears to be fairly tall hedging on either side. However fairly specific to the area they aren't really hedges at all & are actually earth banks full of rocks with grass covering them (when the grass grows the roads appear even narrower). Porsche suspension with PASM which I've had on all 3 Porsches, deals with these challenging roads with consummate ease. Having previously owned a great many Audi's my first experience with Porsche suspension came as somewhat of a revelation. Audi suspension is by comparison very poor & of all the Audi's we owned my wife's TT (rag top) was probably the worst of any of them. I had a first generation TT 225 quattro (tin top) & strangely even that was better in the suspension department than my wife's much later vehicle. With her car, it wasn't due to body flex from being a soft top though, just really poor suspension that kept trying to spit you into one of those rock filled banks (I really hated that car).
 

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I find myself smiling more and more from driving this 718 BS. Most of the time, I keep the SC setting on sport and the PASM suspension set to sport, as well. In that manner I get the firmer shock settings along with the farts, and I happily pass gas on upshifts and downshifts. And the car does, too :laugh:.

Seriously, it really is amazing how even on the firmest shock setting, this car just absorbs all the road imperfections giving such great handling and precision, while maintaining a very acceptable ride quality. I think about my wife's previous Audi TT-S - that car with the sport suspension engaged was almost unusable on the street. Or how about the last generation Mini Cooper S for the closest thing to a modern buckboard suspension?

For those of you who are waiting for your cars, I'll tell you this is one of the most fun Porsches I've owned. Don't let the Flat Earth Society (6 cylinder chapter) get you down.
I would echo photonscience's post. The suspension is amazing and it is a blast to drive--puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. I have the base model with the basic suspension and it does not disappoint! I also have to say that I find the sound great especially in Sport--NA 6 what?

Do like the Flat Earth reference!!!:D
 

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Maybe one day in the future we'll see some version of an active suspension because if there's anything that will improve on the Cayman/Boxster, that might be it. Making this a true canyon toy to whip around.
 

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Maybe one day in the future we'll see some version of an active suspension because if there's anything that will improve on the Cayman/Boxster, that might be it. Making this a true canyon toy to whip around.

Isn't that PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Management) or did you have something else in mind?
 

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... Audi suspension is by comparison very poor & of all the Audi's we owned my wife's TT (rag top) was probably the worst of any of them... (I really hated that car).
Yup, we had a 2nd generation Audi TT-S ragtop and I also hated that car because of the crappy suspension. The new (3rd generation) base model TT that she now is driving has a greatly improved suspension. Incidently, compared to the the Audi (which has a 220 hp 4 cylinder turbo), the 718S with PSE sounds like a Ferrari.
 

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Yes, apart from the RS they don't sound very inspiring. I don't know about yourself but I didn't find Audi's to be very reliable. My wife & I have had loads but they slowly but surely got more problematic over the years. My wife's TT was called in for a check to be carried out because they'd fitted Diesel fuel tanks to a number of Petrol engined cars & they didn't even know which ones were affected. Hers was & had to have the tank changed. I'm sorry but at best that's absolutely ridiculous. I bought my first Porsche on a whim because I'd just got fed up of spending so much time at the Audi dealer getting faults rectified (we had two Audi's at the time & it felt like I practically lived there). Anyway I'd had somewhere in the region of 15+ different faults & many recurrences on an A3 Quattro in a 14 month period on a car owned from new. This sensor, that sensor (multiple times & so many I lost count), window switch, rattling, alarm, clutch, gearbox, electronics etc etc. It only had 10,000 miles on the clock but I had 5 separate faults in 8 weeks. I had to travel up to an audio show & all the way up & part of the way back I was continually checking to look for fault lights. I'd simply lost all faith in the car & realised it simply had to go. I was aware that there was a Porsche dealer a few miles off the motorway & as I'd always fancied one swung off & bought a car off the showroom floor that very afternoon. I can't say I've ever regretted doing so. We still have a second car but that's no longer an Audi either. Hopefully you never get the same experiences I had with the brand because it'll drive you half insane.
 
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