Macan T

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neilj007
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Post by neilj007 »

Everyones welcome.

A Base or a T may satisfy your requirements but they do not deliver the all round Porsche enjoyment for me.

A 2.0 litre engine will always struggle to move 1800kg of car, and for me it is the fact that the in gear acceleration, 30>50, 40>60 etc where the 2.0 litre fails to deliver any satisfaction at all.

A Porsche is more than quality, handling and performance it is about them providing an effortless engaging drive.

Having a Boxster and 12 motorcycles you have to know about vehicle engagement and there is no way you are going to achieve that in a Base or a T.

Hence I will always suggest to a newbie who asks to avoid the Base and T variants, to try them by all means but do drive them back to back against an S or a GTS.

Look at it another way, many here started with a Base or T and moved on to a V6 model and then indicated that they would not go back.

I am not aware of any member who has chosen to move from an S, a GTS or a Turbo to a Base or to a T. I for one never would.

Stay or Go, the choice is yours.
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I did :D
Started with a GTS, then a Turbo, then a GTS and now a base....but then the taycan Turbo smashes them all into the park...OK, so it doesn't have the roar of the V6 but quite honestly, that now sounds so unrefined in an "everyday" car.

The base is perfectly adequate for our long motorway journeys
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Monaco2323
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Post by Monaco2323 »

Monaco2323 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:28 am In 2023 april wait time for a macan S was min. 18m.
Due to a baby arriving, I chose the base as they said it would come faster, which it did 10 months later.
Everybody has their reasoning for choosing a model, but its still a Porsche. Also everybody is in a different life phase with different on demand needs.

Just stick around…. The 914/928/944 also came in a 4Cyl for nearly 30 years. Nobody disregarded that as not worthy?

People who look down on other spec’s feel the need to do so and have not owned any other porsches except a version of the Macan.

All my friends with current high spec porsches GT3RS/992 Turbo/ GT4/ GT4RS are never dismissive about any “ lower”model of 911 porsche or even macans… Even if I prod them about it…
That being said they are all under 37 years old….. have a complete different life path then the one who try to look down on others.

Stick around mate forum is for all macans !
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Monaco2323
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Post by Monaco2323 »

neilj007 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:07 am Everyones welcome.

A Base or a T may satisfy your requirements but they do not deliver the all round Porsche enjoyment for me.

A 2.0 litre engine will always struggle to move 1800kg of car, and for me it is the fact that the in gear acceleration, 30>50, 40>60 etc where the 2.0 litre fails to deliver any satisfaction at all.

A Porsche is more than quality, handling and performance it is about them providing an effortless engaging drive.

Having a Boxster and 12 motorcycles you have to know about vehicle engagement and there is no way you are going to achieve that in a Base or a T.

Hence I will always suggest to a newbie who asks to avoid the Base and T variants, to try them by all means but do drive them back to back against an S or a GTS.

Look at it another way, many here started with a Base or T and moved on to a V6 model and then indicated that they would not go back.

I am not aware of any member who has chosen to move from an S, a GTS or a Turbo to a Base or to a T. I for one never would.

Stay or Go, the choice is yours.
I did :D
Started with a GTS, then a Turbo, then a GTS and now a base....but then the taycan Turbo smashes them all into the park...OK, so it doesn't have the roar of the V6 but quite honestly, that now sounds so unrefined in an "everyday" car.

The base is perfectly adequate for our long motorway journeys
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Yes it happens alot:

a Friend of mine the last 10 years went from:

997 c2s, to Panamera Base, To Cayenne, to 991.2, to 992 CS , to GT4, to Base Macan, to 718 Spyder, 992 GTS, Base Macan, Cayenne Coupe GTS, to now running a Base Macan next to a GT3RS

The lists astounds me always...
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DJMCUK
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Post by DJMCUK »

snipez999 wrote: Sun Jun 09, 2024 2:59 pm Horses for courses. I'm coming from a supercharged 5L into a turbo'ed 2.9L, but am not particularly arrised about fuel economy. Perhaps that makes me willy man?!?
I just wanted something comparable to the SVR, but not as big, but still higher than a saloon.
Not sure I'd lose more when trading in the GTS after a year than I did when trading in my 6L V12 Aston DB9 after 6 months of ownership [from new] though, as that would mean net depreciation of more than 64%!
Lovely looking car but boy did nobody want it when it came to changing it (wasn't happy with the overall experience - too small, too adventurous when wet, lots going wrong with it, not really that fast after all). Bought a new Bentley Continental GTC V8S after that and that was a lovely car; all round better than the Aston in my book. Anyway, I digress........
My Aston was just too wet... feet sloshing around in rain water. Three times they tried to fix it, three times they failed. I pity Aston drivers now. Don't know any owner who's been happy with one.
As for Jags... F-Pace showroom model's handle came away in my wife's hand prior to test drive years ago. We walked away. Best plan with JLR.
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Post by snipez999 »

Ha, mine's the RR SVR. Jags are the poor man's RR :-) Had a good look at one when shopping for the SVR. Interior not good at all; obviously extends to the exterior fitments too! Have had zero issues with the RR in nigh on 3 years of ownership and drive it like I stole it (quite fittingly for a RR!) Wifey has owned 3 RR Sports and a Velar on the spin and only one of them had any issues at all (used to drink ad blue like it was going out of fashion; though no leaks in the system?!)
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Post by Tracky »

Oh no look what I’ve just been saddled with because the 911 battery went in to safe mode

IMG_2741.jpeg

On order

GT4 RS (track toy)

Current

992 S
Macan.2 S
928S4
Modified Lotus Exige V6
Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG Excellence Lux(dog’s!)
Jag Mk2 3.4

Ex

981 Boxster S
Monaco2323
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Post by Monaco2323 »

Tracky wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:20 pm Oh no look what I’ve just been saddled with because the 911 battery went in to safe mode

IMG_2741.jpeg
Loving that ibiza :D
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Post by Tracky »

Monaco2323 wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:27 pm
Tracky wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:20 pm Oh no look what I’ve just been saddled with because the 911 battery went in to safe mode

IMG_2741.jpeg
Loving that ibiza :D
It’s a brilliant car !!!

There is nothing more satisfying than ringing the neck out of something and still being legal (ish)

A few weeks back I’d taken the dog for a walk on the South Downs and was bombing back on some great little roads

A fast bike caught up with me on the straight so I thought let’s have some fun and we were flying around all the corners.

He eventually overtook on the long straight and gave me the thumbs up.

We then both got stuck at a rail crossing and he waited for me to pull back up beside him and said he had really enjoyed that

I would have had more fun doing that in that car than anything else in my garage except of course my temporary T 😂
On order

GT4 RS (track toy)

Current

992 S
Macan.2 S
928S4
Modified Lotus Exige V6
Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG Excellence Lux(dog’s!)
Jag Mk2 3.4

Ex

981 Boxster S
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Post by Wing Commander »

Tracky wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:20 pm Oh no look what I’ve just been saddled with because the 911 battery went in to safe mode

IMG_2741.jpeg
911 Turbo wheels = 👌
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Post by Tracky »

Wing Commander wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:41 pm
Tracky wrote: Mon Jun 10, 2024 5:20 pm Oh no look what I’ve just been saddled with because the 911 battery went in to safe mode

IMG_2741.jpeg
911 Turbo wheels = 👌
Which!?

Both !
On order

GT4 RS (track toy)

Current

992 S
Macan.2 S
928S4
Modified Lotus Exige V6
Seat Ibiza 1.0 (115ps) DSG Excellence Lux(dog’s!)
Jag Mk2 3.4

Ex

981 Boxster S
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