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Neil1911
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Post by Neil1911 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:50 pm

... and those repairers won't want to lose the Porsche endorsement for sure
2020 S: another Volcano Grey, 18" Macan Wheels +Spare, 14 way seats, ACC, Air Susp, PASM, Roof rails, Heated Screen & Front Seats, 75l tank, Comfort Lighting, PS+, Rev camera.
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Post by Bazza06 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:53 pm

Jon A wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:10 pm
I agree right decision Bazza but they didn’t so much see you coming as caught you on radar!
Why do they need a diagnostic system to see a dent and a scratch I wonder?
We do get sucked into this Porsche overcharging (I am the same) very easily don’t we….
I don't know, Jon. I can ask about the diagnostic system when I book it in, but I did think the same.
Although the damage is very minor, I don't know whether the diagnostics system helps determine whether any sensors have been affected.
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Post by Jon A » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:38 pm

Bazza06 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:53 pm
Jon A wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:10 pm
I agree right decision Bazza but they didn’t so much see you coming as caught you on radar!
Why do they need a diagnostic system to see a dent and a scratch I wonder?
We do get sucked into this Porsche overcharging (I am the same) very easily don’t we….
I don't know, Jon. I can ask about the diagnostic system when I book it in, but I did think the same.
Although the damage is very minor, I don't know whether the diagnostics system helps determine whether any sensors have been affected.
Possibly. I still think you have made the right decision cos the car is so new. Might be different if three or four years old but I too would want reliable perfect.
It just feels like we would pay £100 for Porsche to put air in the tyres as long as it was done by a Porsche technician… 😂
Good luck with the repair mate 👍
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Post by Neil1911 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:13 am

Where are you Bazza? I've got a local, self employed, no franchise, mobile repairer that you can trust. His first job when he transitioned from detailer to painter was a Ferrari and he's not looked back.
2020 S: another Volcano Grey, 18" Macan Wheels +Spare, 14 way seats, ACC, Air Susp, PASM, Roof rails, Heated Screen & Front Seats, 75l tank, Comfort Lighting, PS+, Rev camera.
PNIX29HA ordered, 11 Jan 2022 @ Stockport.

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Post by Tracky » Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:45 am

I would have tried cheaper option first and then if not happy taken the hit and paid for second - it’s what I did with the 992 but I just didn’t need the more expensive option !

The guys I used were personally recommended to me directly by Andy Bruce for those of you that may have heard of him - his cars make mine looks like mini metros!!
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Post by TheTraveller » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:05 am

Bazza06 wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:09 pm
An update following my earlier posts.

I have obtained three quotes, one from a smart repairer and two from officially approved Porsche repairers.

It'll be no surprise that the smart repair was the cheapest at £442.
Quotes from the Porsche approved repairers came in at £1900 & £3100.

I know people will think I'm mad, but I am going to have the work done by the cheapest of the Porsche approved repairers.

The smart repairer gave me a 2 line quote which basically said "repair scratch".

The Porsche approved repairers provided a detailed breakdown of the work to be conducted, parts cost and labour charges.
I just feel more comfortable using a Porsche approved supplier, and if there were any issues, I have the ability to refer back to Porsche.
I wouldn’t be afraid of using the cheapest quoted company, if I was you, as long as they are good, or have good recommendations.
I needed some paintwork doing on my vehicle. I contacted my supplying dealer for their contacts, for bodywork. They gave me a couple of contacts. One was a top end body shop Chartwells, the other was a small indi’. They quoted far less than Chartwells. So I took it to the indi’. They said they do the work on the dealers vehicles.
I got the impression that the dealer took their stock to them, and customers cars were dealt with by the large concern, where I presume most of the work will be insurance related costs.

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Post by Neil1911 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 9:31 am

There's three options, two in South York's, one Sussex and you could get a day out thrown in for nothing!
2020 S: another Volcano Grey, 18" Macan Wheels +Spare, 14 way seats, ACC, Air Susp, PASM, Roof rails, Heated Screen & Front Seats, 75l tank, Comfort Lighting, PS+, Rev camera.
PNIX29HA ordered, 11 Jan 2022 @ Stockport.

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Post by Nelladrahcir » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:06 am

Years ago I got the card of a guy who was working on cars round the back of our local Audi dealer on behalf of the dealer. He has done some amazing work for me and my family at a fraction of the dealers quotes. He likes cash too.
As above I'd ask the dealers who they use for small jobs.
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Post by Wing Commander » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:04 pm

I had an excellent repair done to the rear bumper of my 911 by the local Chips Away guy. I checked out his reviews first. He did a really good job & great value! :)

By contrast, when I got my Macan ceramic coated by a reputable GTechniq detailer, he had not heard great things about the local Porsche-approved body shop...
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Post by Bazza06 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:00 pm

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions, I very much appreciate the different viewpoints.

I don't doubt that there are independents that will do a fantastic job, if not better than some approved repairers, and had the vehicle been outside the warranty period, I would most probably use one.
But it's because it is less than 3 months old, that I'm concerned if at a later date something occurs which requires repairs under warranty, that Porsche will look to negate their responsibility.

Mad, I know :)
Current - 2022 Macan GTS Gentian Blue: http://www.porsche-code.com/PNBK7KR6
Previously owned:
Macan SD - Volcano Grey
Boxster S - Polar Silver

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