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gaz343
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New car ordered

Post by gaz343 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:10 pm

Hi,

New to the forum but ordered a Macan GTS yesterday, had to confirm the spec in order to secure an April delivery slot.

I wasn't really intending to buy so soon but my wife wants to downsize from an SVR range rover and the opportunity presented itself.

http://www.porsche-code.com/PJX9ETJ4

Any thoughts on the build spec will be appreciated, I have until tomorrow lunchtime to make any changes.

When you are not used to the Porsche options its like a minefield.


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Re: New car ordered

Post by Paul » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:21 pm

Welcome! You’ve gone for a very specific look so there’s no point in debating wheels / sideblades etc.
With regard to the other options you’ve ticked pretty much all the relevant boxes but with an eye on residual (if that’s important) you’re probably £2-£3K over - but you’ll love the full GTS interior👍
There have been a few security concern with the entry and drive, mainly because it leaves a dummy key permanently in the dash ....
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Re: New car ordered

Post by gaz343 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 pm

I managed £2k discount plus free paint guard so I took the opportunity to increase the options, wife's car so paint and wheels were mainly her choice.

what do you mean by dummy key ?


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Re: New car ordered

Post by Paul » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:00 pm

Unlike BMW / Audi / JLR etc you don’t get a separate “start” button - it’s just the normal slot in the steering column with a permanent plastic key head inserted. To the casual passer-by it could look as if you gave left the key in the ignition.
PS - well done on the discount!
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Re: New car ordered

Post by spook » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:38 pm

gaz343 wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:32 pm

what do you mean by dummy key ?
If you look into the car it looks as if the key is still in the ignition !!!!!!
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Re: New car ordered

Post by gaz343 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:45 pm

I'm surprised, just expected a button like every other car I've owned, anybody know the reason for the dummy key ?


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Re: New car ordered

Post by andreas » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Nice spec, but I'd ditch the Entry & Drive on security grounds. I'd ditch the roll-up blinds as you already have privacy glass. I'd ditch the Bose sound, which I don't think is worth £800. And unless your wife does a lot of mileage I'd ditch the adaptive cruise control. But I'd suggest adding Surround View, it works really well and will help to protect those lovely wheels.
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Re: New car ordered

Post by gaz343 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks for the advice.
Might agree about entry and drive, cant see the point of still having a key.
Adaptive cruise is a must as we have had it on our last few cars and used to it.
Always had the stereo upgrade so just ticked by habit, is there much difference from standard.
Good point about the blinds.

I drive a Tesla which comes with everything pretty much as standard, paying £300 for heated seats on a £60k car is alien to me.


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Re: New car ordered

Post by andreas » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:38 pm

It's subjective, but the standard audio is pretty good, and I personally couldn't justify £800 extra for the Bose.
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Re: New car ordered

Post by Orangebulldog » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 pm

I noticed you chose the piano black finish iso the standard aluminium. The piano black looks a bit plasticky in real life and finger print magnet. Did your SA explain that you can get dark brushed alu finish in the gts (as the only model) for free too? I’d recommend that.


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