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pmg wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:00 pm
Tracky wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:01 pm
Neil1911 wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 12:30 pm

That must be a similar feeling that I think emanates from the Porsche GB Club towards Macan owners in general!
Well it’s not a real Porsche is it the Macan

Let’s be honest the Macan is a Q5
The cayenne is a Toureg
The Boxster is the poor man’s Porsche
The Taycan is for tax breaks

Therefore we all know the only proper Porsche is the 911 don’t we WC!?
So 928, 924 and 944 and Carrera GT's are not Porsches??, Never mind the 914 and 914-6. Tacky scores another own Goal or does the 928 belong to the wife? ;) ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well the 928 didn’t succeed in its mission of replacing the 911 did it so yup, clearly not the real deal!
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pmg wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 2:00 pm
Tracky wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 1:01 pm
Neil1911 wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 12:30 pm

That must be a similar feeling that I think emanates from the Porsche GB Club towards Macan owners in general!
Well it’s not a real Porsche is it the Macan

Let’s be honest the Macan is a Q5
The cayenne is a Toureg
The Boxster is the poor man’s Porsche
The Taycan is for tax breaks

Therefore we all know the only proper Porsche is the 911 don’t we WC!?
So 928, 924 and 944 and Carrera GT's are not Porsches??, Never mind the 914 and 914-6. Tacky scores another own Goal or does the 928 belong to the wife? ;) ;) :lol: :lol: :lol:
Come on! His names Tracey NOT Tacky! Far be it from me to take any cheap shots, however tempting the opportunity :D
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Today was my test drive in a Macan "T" , I'd already sorted the spec & colour I wanted , 95%, and the demonstrator was a match in exterior features, so to see something in the flesh was great.
Two things which hadn't been pinned down 100% were the seats and suspension , the car had the 18 way electric sports seats , my choice , but I wasn't sure if my wife would like them.
The car had air suspension and 21" wheels which would give me a worst case scenario for ride comfort. The test drive, about 1/2 hour, on a mix of busy urban roads, and dual carriageway was a good test.
The seats : T comes as standard with the half leather and sport tex which I really liked but are limited to 8 way adjustment, I have short legs and like the extendable squab on the 18 way sports seats .I found that the side bolsters were really stiff at the top but very comfortable once you were in and my wife was happy with them .So with the black leather with standard colour stitching a free option the 18 way with full electrics and driver and passenger memory seemed a bargain @ £1128.00 , seats sorted.
Suspension : Generally very comfortable and quiet , hardly any road noise , smooth over all surfaces but jarred somewhat over minor potholes and road gratings , dare I say it ? only slightly better than my C class , currently on 18" wheels, but in comparison to the Macan with 21" wheels.
Engine The car was fitted with the sports exhaust system , which I asked to be turned off during the test drive. There was an occasion when I was in the wrong lane but first in line at a set of lights , on green gave it the gun and it sounded terrible, it was fast but it screamed as if at the top end of the rev range , not impressed. On a three mile stretch of dual carriageway all increases in acceleration were refined and quiet and couldn't be compared to the off the lights offering. Whether the sports exhaust system had an effect I couldn't tell.
Interior quality : I couldn't fault it.

Only one problem , my wife fell in love with a Macan in Crayon , unfortunately I couldn't in all honesty say I even liked it. Took some photos of it , on iphone, and when I looked at them the car was WHITE ??????? weird.

Did I order a Macan "T" ?? Yes , would I had rather ordered an "S" Yes.

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Congrats Scooby you will enjoy it. You’ve tested both and have made a considered choice, all good 👍
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Jon A wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 4:52 pm Congrats Scooby you will enjoy it. You’ve tested both and have made a considered choice, all good 👍
Generally similar spec to mine , engine excluded ,the 21" wheels are still an option for me and changing the calipers to black is a good move. Much as I would have liked the extended leather and colour stitching I couldn't justify it , if it was in my budget I would rather have opted for the "S" instead.
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Jon A wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 4:52 pm Congrats Scooby you will enjoy it. You’ve tested both and have made a considered choice, all good 👍
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I was somewhat taken aback by the answer to my question about servicing costs:
annual oil change - £585.00 , didn't ask if VAT was already included.
bi-annual service - £1155.00
MB 3 year service cost £1200.00
Porsche 3 year service cost £2325.00
Coffee at Porsche was much nicer though.
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Scooby_Doo wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 5:55 pm I was somewhat taken aback by the answer to my question about servicing costs:
annual oil change - £585.00 , didn't ask if VAT was already included.
bi-annual service - £1155.00
MB 3 year service cost £1200.00
Porsche 3 year service cost £2325.00
Coffee at Porsche was much nicer though.

Blimey! Those costs have gone up! :shock:

Are they now officially saying that you need an oil change every 12 months now then, rather than at service, unless engine asks for it sooner? In the past, depending on usage, some cars only needed oil change every two years, to coincide with services.
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Scooby_Doo wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 5:55 pm I was somewhat taken aback by the answer to my question about servicing costs:
annual oil change - £585.00 , didn't ask if VAT was already included.
bi-annual service - £1155.00
MB 3 year service cost £1200.00
Porsche 3 year service cost £2325.00
Coffee at Porsche was much nicer though.
Ah, yes, the "Porsche Tax" is appearing.
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Scooby_Doo wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 5:10 pm
Jon A wrote: Wed Feb 15, 2023 4:52 pm Congrats Scooby you will enjoy it. You’ve tested both and have made a considered choice, all good 👍
Generally similar spec to mine , engine excluded ,the 21" wheels are still an option for me and changing the calipers to black is a good move. Much as I would have liked the extended leather and colour stitching I couldn't justify it , if it was in my budget I would rather have opted for the "S" instead.
Out of interest, did you crunch the numbers on a “low spec” S, compared to your T? :)

I see that your T spec is £63,614.

I’d be super happy with this S at “only” £61,722, including 18-way seats. ;)

Lead times could be a factor though, as they were for me in 2015 when I ordered my 2.0 Macan to replace my company car.

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Sold: 2016 Rhodium Silver Macan 2.0
Sold: 2013 Platinum Silver 911 (991.1) C2
Sold: 2017 Carmine Red Panamera 4
Mine: 991.2 Carrera T Racing Yellow 06/04/2018
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