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  • ifpskenifpsken Posts: 39
    Do you know where they put the satellite antenna?
  • Tagman: The shop installed the satellite antenna under the hood near the front window so it's not obtrusive and the reception is excellant. :D
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    beatfive, it was actually ifpsken who asked you about the antenna location, but I am also glad to hear the results are as good as you indicate. I'm not sure I understand the location, however. Are you suggesting that the antenna is hidden from view?

    On a different subject, the aftermarket Bluetooth installation is still a question for me also. I've heard mixed reviews.

    Anyway, thanks, again.

  • Yes, the antenna is completely hidden from view under the hood. The one thing that I did not mention is that since the satellite radio is not OEM and you are listening to AM or FM and want to switch to Satellite you have to punch the FM button twice for access. :)
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    So, that makes it unclear to me whether or not the system is fully-integrated, or whether it is an FM modulator that re-broadcasts and plays through a specified FM frequency. Let me know if you must tune your FM to a specific frequency, because that would answer the question as to whether or not it is a modulator.

  • No, I do not have to use a specific FM frequency.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Thanks for the info. One more question...

    Does it display the information about the channel, song title, etc. on the navigation screen?

  • Yes it does by pushing Info button and dialing right radio knob to radiotext. :D
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Thanks, beatfive. Sounds like a decent installation. You've got me convinced... I'll most likely add it later in the year when it becomes "official".

    Enjoy that new Carrera Cab. Keep us posted.

  • ifpskenifpsken Posts: 39
    Any possibility of posting a photo of how/where they put the Satellite antenna? My dealership, in Riverside, Calif, has not heard anything of the switch. I am also told IF they can do it, the antenna must be placed on top of the bodywork somewhere, otherwise it would not be able to pick up the signal. What dealer did you use? Perhaps I can have my dealer contact yours.
  • My dealership which installed the satellite radio is:
    Roger Beasley Porsche
    200 E. Huntland Dr.
    Austin, TX 78752
    Ph: 512-371-1155
    My sales rep is Jason Todd
    Good Luck!!
    Oh, I don't have an outside antenna and do have a great signal.
  • ifpskenifpsken Posts: 39
    Thanks for your quick reply, I will give this info to my dealer.
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441

    This whole satellite think that we've been discussing with beatfive has has become quite interesting to many of us. Now that you are going to follow up with your dealer, please keep us informed as to what you find out. Thanks.

  • Just purchased a 911S in Houston (still have my 912E purchased 31 yrs ago) So, loving the new experience. I was about to let the dealer put in XM through FM radio. However, this all sounds better. My sales person knows nothing about this or when Porsche will offer its own. I would also like to see pictures and hear more. Any idea if the Austin dealer would do this installation for someone? I wold like to hear what others find out.
  • lnkdoclnkdoc Posts: 1
    Local dealer, Omaha, took trade on a C2
    400 mi
    GT silver metallic
    sport shifter
    Asking 4% off MSRP. I was thinking a minimum of 12%. Any thoughts.
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    Given that you could get a brand new car for at least 6-8+% off MSRP, I would agree that 10-12% is the minimum discount I would shoot for on a used C2. Which is still above its invoice and way above what they probably gave the guy in trade in. Also, GT metallic silver is, I think, an expensive option. Unless you really love it, I would think standard silver or the current equivalent of seal grey at the standard metallic paint cost would be just as good. Compare the price of this car to the one you would actually order new.

    Also, not to sound like a broken record, but why did someone trade it at only 400 miles? I assume it's not a demo? That 400 miles may seem negligable compared to new, but it's about 1/3 of the all important break in period. Personally, I wouldn't take it unless I was both getting a great deal and getting some assurances that the car was responsibly driven during that time. Hard to know for sure, but a trust fund baby prior owner is a bet against.
  • panddpandd Posts: 4

    I've have owned a 2006 C2S for about 17 months now and have been reading this forum for at least that long. Some really great points have been made and some great information has been shared. Opportunity presents itself to register my opinion on a matter that has surfaced on a regular basis by a number of individuals, that being : What should I buy ? "
    So:..with my experience in mind...............................
    1) Don't ask your wife her opinion about options, color etc. It won't be her car anyway, she dosen't want you to spend any more money than you have to. Frankly, she dosen't want you to have the car, you know that much!
    2) Don't listen to your brother, he is jelous and he REALLY doesn't want you to have the car.
    3) Do listen to you driving-age son. He knows what's cool, he really wants you to have it because he thinks he is going to get to drive it... silly him.
    4) Don't even waste your time asking your driving-age daughter, she's dosen't want you to spend her inheritance.
    5) Don't order options because you think they are good for resale...odds are you'll never get the money out of the options..what you like someone else may not. Anyway, you are going to love the car so much you won't be selling it .
    6) Don't ask me or for that matter anyone else here on the forum, we won't be buying or driving your car.
    7) And finally.. if your are hesitating on an option because you think it is too expensive... don't even go there.. if money is a factor .. buy a honda. I was lucky enough to pay cash for mine, ya the wife was po-'d
    but that's too bad. She just will never understand.

    Everyone enjoy your cars.. they are a kick to drive!

    PandD ( Performance and Design )
  • tagmantagman Malibu, CaliforniaPosts: 8,441
    Thanks for the words of wisdom. :)

  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    Thanks for the humorous advice. However, my ciscumstances when I bought 16 months ago were a little different:

    1) My wife was "go for the 911 (vs. Boxster S), you deserve it" from the first time we test drove one with our two girls in the rear seat. And the girls insisted on the Cab.
    2) No brothers or sisters.
    3) No driving age son, thank god.
    4) No driving age daughter, but the 8 year old has laid claim to the 911 as her inheritance. The 11 year old would be happy driving a golf cart.
    5) Took an instock car with $13k+ of options. More than I would have ordered, but a $10k+ discount helped a lot. I do agee with your recommendation, however - order only optons that you want.
    6) Agree - but if anyone is inclined to ask me - the sport chrono option needs to at least be tried.
    7) Agree.

    I must have married right. Caught my wife washing some bird do-do off the hood the other day. Unfortunately, when she noticed me, she did remind me that I owe her a waxing of her MDX. ;)
  • dweiserdweiser Posts: 288
    Let's see if I have your advice correct. Never ask any female including your wife or daughters for their opinion(s). It's o.k. to ask your teenage son but not your daughter. Oh, and don't ask anyone on any forum anything (probably because they might be a female and you just can't tell from the ID). You know, as in pandd c-o-u-l-d have a vagina!
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