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If you can share a few things about your ownership of the Porsche 718 Boxster/Cayman, what would it be? The most liked or hated, share them with every one I am sure you won't be the only one. :)
 

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Most liked: quickness, chassis dynamics, ride/handling equation, design, comfort, engine flexibility, manual transmission; In short, everything
Most disliked: have to remember to always hit the auto engine shutoff button; should be an option that keeps the shutoff dead until I get rid of the car :)
 

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Most liked: quickness, chassis dynamics, ride/handling equation, design, comfort, engine flexibility, manual transmission; In short, everything
Most disliked: have to remember to always hit the auto engine shutoff button; should be an option that keeps the shutoff dead until I get rid of the car :)
Wait, you are going to get rid of the car? I'm keeping mine forever - until it totally dies in 50 years!
 

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I really don't like the front of the Teslas now. The older design was better. These new ones look like the mouth of the car has been covered with skin like in those horror movies.
 

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Likes: Low end torque and better acceleration than my 986S. I took me a few weeks, but I now like the look of the 718 better than the 981. Steering is 10% quicker than the 981. While I did not buy the car for this, the infotainment system is excellent. I love the touch screen. Handling is even better than the 981.

Dislikes: I am still getting used to the sound. Porsche spent a lot of money and did a lot of research on the sound of the turbo 4. I would not be surprised if four years from now we are all saying that the 718 sounds better than the flat sixes. Sound tube sounds coming through the fire wall. I only notice this when the roof is up. I am sure I can put something in front of those grills to block the sound. I wish I could open and close the roof with the key fob. I know there is an aftermarket solution so I may look into that.
 

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Dislikes: I wish some (of what I consider to be basic) features were standard. Keyless entry/start. Lane change assist.

Likes: Torque, acceleration, handling. Comfort. Appearance. I like that the radio will still operate for 10 minutes after the engine is shut off with the key removed. I love the way it sounds, too! :D
 

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Dislikes: I wish some (of what I consider to be basic) features were standard. Keyless entry/start. Lane change assist.
I'm actually really glad those items are not standard. I don't want them, and wouldn't want to have a higher base price for features I don't want and wouldn't use.
 

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"I wish I could open and close the roof with the key fob. I know there is an aftermarket solution so I may look into that".[/QUOTE]

Does that not work for the U.S market then? Because in the U.K it does, you just hold the open or close button down.
 

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"I wish I could open and close the roof with the key fob. I know there is an aftermarket solution so I may look into that".
Does that not work for the U.S market then? Because in the U.K it does, you just hold the open or close button down.[/QUOTE]

No, that does not work in the US.
 

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Does that not work for the U.S market then? Because in the U.K it does, you just hold the open or close button down.
No, that does not work in the US.[/QUOTE]

That's bizarre, is it due to some sort of safety legislation in the U.S that it doesn't work? It was also a feature on my previous 981 & the revelation that U.S spec cars don't do that has somewhat surprised me. My wife's old TT rag top & A4 cabriolet also had exactly the same feature (We do rather like our soft tops & like to have at least one between us).
 

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I'm actually really glad those items are not standard. I don't want them, and wouldn't want to have a higher base price for features I don't want and wouldn't use.
Seconded. I did not want Entry & Drive specifically because of the security risk it represents. Thieves have been using transponders/repeaters to mimic the NFC that such keyless entry systems use for years. My current car does not have keyless entry, and it's saved it from being broken into at my condo building twice in two years.

I personally like that I can outfit a car exactly to my tastes and specs -- even insofar as to opt for the base, all-analog Sound Package Plus stereo so I can upgrade it, easily and to my tastes and standards, after I get the car.
 

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LIKES
--Speed, handling, PDK quick shifting, nimble, torque, chasis, comfort, Looks, new LED tail lights and front facia with wider looking stance

DISLIKES
-- Prefer the back of the 981
-- No way to automatically turn off Engine shut off at stops
-- Getting used to the sound. Putting on Sport mode helps
 

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No, that does not work in the US.
That's bizarre, is it due to some sort of safety legislation in the U.S that it doesn't work? It was also a feature on my previous 981 & the revelation that U.S spec cars don't do that has somewhat surprised me. My wife's old TT rag top & A4 cabriolet also had exactly the same feature (We do rather like our soft tops & like to have at least one between us).[/QUOTE]

I am sure it is because some idiot chopped his head off with the automatic roof closing feature and sued for a lot of money and now all manufacturers have to disable the automatic open and close for the US market. Maybe I should just move to the UK :)
 

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Has anyone looked into the SmartTop module for US cars so that we can open and close the roof with the keyfob?

I reached out to the manufacturer to get the installation manual before I order as I am not sure if it just plugs in somewhere or there is some wire splicing required. I will check on some of the other forums as well.
 

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I can't see any difference between using the internal roof closing switch or the key fob. With both you have to constantly hold the switch (inside) or button (fob) to open or close the roof. It's not like one represents any significant safety risk over the other & if anything, you actually have a better view as to any possible obstructions when using the fob from outside the car. It seems kind of daft that you don't have it & on a hot day such as today was here it's definitely handy (black tents, even ones on 4 wheels do tend to get pretty warm inside when left in the sun).
 

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I don't really hate anything about the car, but I have a few minor dislikes.
It doesn't sound like a flat six (sorry, but I still prefer it).
The intakes at the front are leaf & debris gatherers par excellence & I really struggle to get my hand in there to clean them out.
There is no option to raise car for speed humps etc.
In the U.K Porsche connect+ is standard & I'd rather not have it (or have been made to pay for it).
Pretty much everything else is great & I love it!
 

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The internal chrome dash trim is not my favorite. Couldn't justify the cost of the brushed aluminum option. Has anyone tried the 3M vinyls textured wrap for trim pieces? From some web images I've seen it seems to come up very well but it in person it might be a different thing. It seems like a diy job also.
 

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Smart top and Memory Module

The Smart Top module allows you to open and close the top with the remote. Three clicks on unlock will open or close the top. You can set what you want the windows to do. Also just hitting the open or close switch in the car will open or close the top without holding the switch. You can open or close the top by touching the door handle a certain way. T-Design has a memory module that allows the engine cutoff and sport buttons to stay in the same position as they were when you shut off the car. Easy to install but be careful when taking off the trim around the console. It is very flimsy and I think it would break if you just lifted it up and tried to open all the 10 clips. I put a screwdriver under the ones in front and pried them up. The 718 is the most fun car that I have ever driven. I had a 2002 Boxster and a 2014 981 Boxster but no comparison to the 718. Actually these two mods really increased my enjoyment of having the 718. I didn't think anything would do that but both are very nice.
 

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The internal chrome dash trim is not my favorite. Couldn't justify the cost of the brushed aluminum option. Has anyone tried the 3M vinyls textured wrap for trim pieces? From some web images I've seen it seems to come up very well but it in person it might be a different thing. It seems like a diy job also.
I am hoping to get my Boxster late next week and wrapping the chrome-like dash and centre console trims are the second item on my to do list. Ordered some samples already, but holding on ordering the actual vinyl sheets util I see the real colour of the seats (two-tone bordeaux-black).
Will post pictures when done. Should be around mid-early July. Plan on doing it myself.
 
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