My Current Thinking

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SRDL
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My Current Thinking

Post by SRDL » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:12 pm

Following on from my post on the ”Introductions” forum, here is a little more detail about what I am considering once my OPC is in a position to take an order.

It will definitely be a Macan S. If the world hadn’t changed so much in the last few years, I might well have gone for a diesel but it really has to be a petrol engine for my first Porsche anyway. That will be quite fast enough for me so I don’t need to look at a GTS or Turbo!

I have test driven an S with 21 inch wheels and air suspension and that was lovely, I have also tried an S Diesel with 19 inch and standard suspension and the ride in that was fine. I will probably compromise and go for 19 inch with PASM.

I selected “Surround View” because I Iike to keep my car in the garage and the Macan is going to be a very tight fit.

Beyond that, I am happy with what I have got listed and it keeps me within the £55k figure agreed with Mrs L. When I first told her about the Macan, she said “well get one”. I replied “that will be over £50k” thinking that would be the end of it and, to my surprise, she replied “that's OK” (must have been the Porsche name!). Anyway, we’ve since established that I said “over £50k” and not “£50k” but I’m now getting some resistance over £55k - but I’ve got time to work on her!

The Porsche Code for the current configuration is:
http://www.porsche-code.com/PJ6KS850
Steve
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (3 litre, 367bhp) - in the end I went for that rather than a Macan S - sorry!


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Makanik
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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Makanik » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:37 pm

Nice spec! Consider adding light comfort package and heated steering wheel.


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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Col M » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:00 pm

Remarkable self control sir.
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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by andreas » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:54 pm

I'd ditch the coloured wheel crests and auto-dim mirrors and add light comfort pack.
Macan S collected 4 Dec 2017 - Jet Black, 20" SportDesign wheels, Agate/Pebble leather, 18-way seats, comfort memory, seat heating, Light Comfort pack, Pano roof, Bi-Xenons with PDLS, Surround View, PASM, Power Steering Plus, spare wheel, towbar.


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Taz
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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Taz » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:03 pm

You have done well; it is very tempting to go over board on the 'extras'.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by MikeM » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:37 pm

For those cold winter mornings suggest the heated steering wheel is well worth the money
2008. Boxster S Sport: basalt black, black interior (sold)
2012. 991 S: aqua blue, platinum interior (sold)
2016. Macan Turbo: volcano grey, agate and pebble interior (current) http://www.porsche-code.com/PHKPBML4


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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Tom 2000 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:44 pm

I would bling the wheels up for that special look. I have 21s and no air. I have PASM but I need to look at the buttons to see what settings I am on. Its extremely smooth on them all. I think a little road noise is a bigger implication of 21s over 19s.
Macan SD Vocano Grey. LEDs, Pano Roof, PSE, Sports Chrono, PASM, Sports Design Mirrors, 21" Sports Classics in Black, lots of other extras.
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SRDL
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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by SRDL » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:20 pm

Thanks all for your input.

So what is the thinking about coloured wheel crests? I am really not sure whether to go colour or stick with black and white.

As for the other suggestions, I did have the light comfort package added on an earlier configuration and I don't know why I deleted that but I'm also now tempted by the heated steering wheel. I'll keep the auto dim mirrors because I have those on my Mercedes and I really miss them when I drive my wife's Mini.

As for self control - I don't know about that because some of the extra interior leather tempts me. Mrs L has been remarkably understanding so far but I am now starting to get some resistance at £55K so that limits me (for the moment!). :roll:
Steve
Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 (3 litre, 367bhp) - in the end I went for that rather than a Macan S - sorry!


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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Mike and his Macan » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:30 pm

The heated steering wheel is a low cost options and nice to have...the light comfort pack I feel is important as the inside is where you spend the time. If I’m correct you get the coloured wheel centred on 21s? I do think they finish off the car nicely, again mybe a low cost option... but stick to your guns if you’re not sure it’s easy to get carried away, I ticked a few low cost options just before lock Down and glad I did!!
Macan GTS.Vol/ grey turbo 21s, Bose, Panroof, heated seats and steering wheel, 18 way , red belts, LEDs, light comf mem, privacy , compass, 18 spare wheel, aluminium inserts, auto dim mirrors, smoked,r/rails,p/assi. CAYMAN GTS now 😊


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Re: My Current Thinking

Post by Col Lamb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:53 pm

If you do not include the light comfort and and then when your Wife flips the visor and sees nothing you will have to hold your tongue.

It is a must have for a quiet life.
Col
Macan Turbo
Air, 20” wheels, ACC, Pano, SurCam, 14w, LEDs, PS+, Int Light Pack, Heated seats and Steering, spare wheel
SC, Privacy glass, PDK gear, SD mirrors, Met Black, partial garnet.

Prior Macan SD similar spec to Turbo


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