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by VanB
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi! Cayman S owner ...switching to a Macan here
Replies: 21
Views: 864

Re: Hi! Cayman S owner ...switching to a Macan here

I think your biggest problem with a diesel Macan is the lack of mileage, particularly if it involves short journeys - e.g. school run. It's a great and efficient mile muncher but wouldn't touch one otherwise. And whilst the Macan is a supremely capable car it is no sports car and the transition from...
by VanB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Main Porsche Macan Chat
Topic: Finance options
Replies: 58
Views: 7655

Re: Finance options

Personally I would still hold that everyone’s circumstances are different and there really is no right or wrong answer to this conundrum. Please don’t think this applies to me as it is only an illustration You have £100k in investment that returns, on average, 8% pa so, after 3 years would be worth ...
by VanB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Main Porsche Macan Chat
Topic: OPC tyres prices
Replies: 33
Views: 2662

Re: OPC tyres prices

Apart from the absolute cost I have centre lock wheels and I’m not sure how well they would be dealt with by a traditional tyre fitter. OPC will use black weights on the satin black wheels and you have somewhere to come back to if anything is ballsed up. I think I paid £15 per corner over black circ...
by VanB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Number plate for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 923

Re: Number plate for sale

There is always a buyer for something like this but it's a matter of reaching them. Good luck
by VanB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Main Porsche Macan Chat
Topic: Finance options
Replies: 58
Views: 7655

Re: Finance options

There are no rights or wrongs here and you need to factor in how hard your money is working for you if it's invested (assuming you have money invested). I think the biggest issue with PCP is that you are always paying interest on the balloon (GMFV) and consequently your capital repayments are less t...
by VanB
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Picked up a G20 320d Xdrive M Sport today
Replies: 30
Views: 3163

Re: Picked up a G20 320d Xdrive M Sport today

The instrument panel and interior look night and day better than when I last owned a BMW.
by VanB
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Main Porsche Macan Chat
Topic: OPC tyres prices
Replies: 33
Views: 2662

Re: OPC tyres prices

Reading service are excruciatingly expensive and I’ve stopped taking my car there for anything. I don’t know where you are based but I take my car to Dick Lovett in Swindon who both subscribe to Porsche fixed price servicing (Reading don’t) and are realistic on tyre prices although you can still get...
by VanB
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: My mates new Porsche
Replies: 11
Views: 882

Re: My mates new Porsche

That's an extremely serious (and expensive) toy!
by VanB
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Order Forum
Topic: Taycan
Replies: 45
Views: 2909

Re: Taycan

Seen a few on the roads around here and they are impressively quick and look extremely nice. Still think it's worth waiting for the .2 version to come out to iron out some glitches but they do seem to get the universal "thumbs up" from anyone who's reviewed them.
by VanB
Sun May 31, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Main Porsche Macan Chat
Topic: Absolutely livid! Porsche Leeds.
Replies: 224
Views: 11139

Re: Absolutely livid! Porsche Leeds.

Have alcantara seats in the 911 and specced a leather steering wheel. Seats are as good as new after 25k miles but very glad I didn't have the default alcantara steering wheel. As someone said it's a lot cooler than leather in this weather and a lot warmer in winter so I think it's a good option.