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Financing a Porsche Macan

Discussion in 'off topic' started by clivem2, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    If I was in the market for a ragtop, it would be more attractive to me - bucket seats are uncomfortable as hell if you don't have 29" hips.

    They probably are but they're a business so I can't blame them. I would suggest though it's Paragon knowing their clientelle.

    You're probably right - the DFI engines are fairly bombproof. People had their chance at the auction and for whatever reason, they passed (the odds are stacked in your favour at auctions - you don't have a profit to make). Personally, I'd get a proper inspection but you can't have one of those at an auction.
  2. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    And they probably give some sort of warranty.
  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    They offer a 12 month warranty (their own, not an insurance based one) in the price so that will account for about £2k of the markup.
  4. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Paragon will shift it eventually. Their cars tend to stick for a long time until they find someone that thinks super low miles (why paragon bought it) actually translates to a car that drives well.
  5. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Or, an investment.
  6. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    An auto Spyder without buckets isn't a wise investment.

    If you check the MOT history, that cars averaged 400 miles per annum since 2016. It's weird spec car for a collector to sit on but they seem to have. These things like to be driven a bit more than that....I really wish this super low miles mania would end...off topic now
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  7. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I'm on my 4th Porsche now, 38" waist and the carbon fibre bucket seats are the most comfortable I've had. Previous 14way 18way sports seats, I lasted maybe 150miles before I had back pain and had to stop.

    On my 911 with bucket seats, I could easily 400miles not a twinge. Comfy and supportive.

    3 of my cars were new and had serious faults within the first year. PDK failure, and air suspension failure.

    My MY2015 911 Targa 4S, has had two electrical faults and a seriously expensive hood fault.
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  8. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    Having a good warranty's a really important consideration when buying something like a Porsche, but I'm amazed by how poor some of these are. Harbour Cars, where I bought my cars, have an excellent year's warranty, and the place I'm getting the 911 from gives you a year's official Porsche one. Some I've seen offer only three months, with a £1,000 cap on any warranty claim - bloody useless.
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  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I agree. Porsche dealers do a 2 year warranty on used cars. I'll need to renew mine come the new year, and they arnt cheap.....but worth every penny
  10. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    And, of course, if your car goes in for any insurance or warranty work, you get to try a different Porky Prime Cut as a courtesy car!
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  11. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    no rarely these days. Depends on the duration of the work, and for me who you know at the dealer. The norm for our OPC is a VW Up or a stinking diesel VW Golf.

    When I had the fault on my Targa roof eventually fixed it was in two days. The salesman who sold it to me felt sorry for me (it was the third visit for the same fault) and lent me a 718 GTS (horrible car).
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  12. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    ^^^ I test drove a 718 last Xmas and was actually glad to get back into my 14yo Cayman after it. That four pot engine!!! The new 718 GTS is 6 cylinder and silly money

    If they'd kept a 6 pot in it I might actually be heading to the same dealer to buy a 2yo one with warranty. No new cars excite me TBH.
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  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    I went from 987S, to 981S (both from new), and was all set for another....test drove a 718 4 pot and I was seriously disappointed. Then spent a few years in Macan Turbo (a fantastic car, brilliant at what it does), and i might have had another, if the wait for the new model Turbo wasn't greater than 12 months....But I missed the convertible experience and had a 911 itch to scratch. When I found the top spec (the first owner spent close th £30k) on extras Targa 4S, I couldn't resist.

    But my prejudices against the 4 pot 718 were confirmed when I had one for a day as a courtesy car.

    Anyway the Targa needs to go in for recall work.....
  14. tonerei

    tonerei pfm Member

    Shocking thread, waxing lyrical about all things Porsche and ignoring the elephant in the room! 43KG Retreiver :). Our monster is 27KG's. Whats going on??
  15. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    ISTR that you could buy an OPC warranty even if your car didn't come from an OPC, all you needed was them to inspect it and assess it as being in warrantable condition (however, over-revs was a likely fail). It was North of £1k but you only needed one thing to go wrong with a 911 and it paid for itself. I'm not sure if they still offer this.
  16. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    ^^^ Yeah, Porsche
    The engines not good in terms of Porsches legacy. It's a good engine in isolation and tuners are having a field day with them.

    Still a big shame its not a 6 cylinder N/A as the 718 has resulted in older models holding their value more. If the 718 had been a 6 pot, theres no way a 6 year old 981 Cayman S would be selling for similar money to a 3 year old 718 Cayman. That's what's happening.

    Skip to 12:35 here...
  17. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    I guess they still do; it's what I'm getting with my new car.
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Are you getting it from an OPC?
  19. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    No, it's an independent, so I guess they have to have the car checked by Porsche for this to be offered.
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  20. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    I would have thought so.

    Out of interest, which Indy? Paul Stephens or Finlay Gorham?

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