should i buy a Macan S Disel

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Spud » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:12 pm

As someone who is about to get Macan No4 I feel I have had a good overview, my first two were the Petrol S great car and enjoyed them both, due to various circumstances Macan No3 is a Diesel, again great car I have never found the performance lacking in whatever mode it has been driven, MPG like said is an average 33MPG across all sorts of roads, which I feel is good for a vehicle of its size, the SD performance is more than suited for British Roads/Limits, I personally feel the residuals will hold up over course of time (Its always worth £3,000 scrappage (0: ). My only concerns about Diesel is not the depreciation but will the Politicians change the playing field regarding Diesel fuel etc. I am just on the border divide re mileage (12,000 per annum) so I have decided to move back to petrol (plus the dealer made me an offer I would have been silly not to take) so if you feel Diesel is for you don't hesitate
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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Col Lamb » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:58 pm

Just to reiterate and add to my previous post, I have driven, 2.0, petrol S, Turbo PP Macans and owned an SD and own a Turbo so I have experience of many different configurations of Macan, there is no bad Macan (well there is but I will not go into that again) its a case of some are better than others

For those who have an SD and think its a great engine then I have two things to say firstly, it is the same engine as was in the SQ5 Audi where it produced 330bhp, secondly try driving an X3 35D or in fact any Beamer with the 35D engine, how this engine delivers the power is how the Macan SD should deliver the power, for goodness sake it is a Porsche and not a lesser badged Audi.

With an SD do also remember there is the dreaded DPF issue to consider and the simple fact that members here have had their SD Macans accepted back by Porsche as defective as Porsche have been unable to solve the ad hoc nature of the problem, hunt out the many DPF threads.

To me the sheer uncertainly of getting a DPF fault is enough to pass by a very long margin from buying any SD with a For Sale sign on it.
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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Guy » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 pm

^ Get off the fence and tell us what you really think Col! :lol:

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Macananon » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:13 pm

If you drive your Diesel like miss daisy, taking your wife to the supermarket for her to do the shopping (god forbid I'm ever that unlucky) then you will likely get DPF problems. Drive the car properly and you won't. Simple as!

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Hawkeye » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:20 pm

My driving pattern is probably the most inconsistent with owning a diesel and I’ve had not one DPF issue since Oct ‘16.

I personally think the SD is a great car and I will definitely miss mine a bit when it goes. In hindsight, with only keeping it 18 months, I should have gone spec light, but you live and learn.

I hope it’s going off to a great home to be appreciated on high mileage journeys by an oil burning enthusiast!

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Paul » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Guy wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:03 pm
^ Get off the fence and tell us what you really think Col! :lol:
Yeah, no other brands get DPF filter problems.....or do they?😂😂

and the Audi handles like a dream, has a really exciting interior, great steering feel....

and the beemer has great residuals, fantastic dealer network.....

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by mark-yorkshire » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:23 pm

MCDK wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:24 pm
The answer to the poster's question will very much depend on which derivative the person answering owns ;)

Don't expect overly impartial advice therefore however the well publicised negative vibes about diesel will resound further than this forum therefore Joe public may decide diesel is a no no which is where the values could take a hammering. To some extent this is already happening and there is no real evidence to show it will change.
No sign of residuals on the Macan diesel taking a hammering. Just had another e mail from WBAC today and the value up again. The WBAC value of my now departed 2015 diesel Macan has risen consistently over the last 3 months. Suspect that the recent snow has helped 4x4 residuals and the trade market has probably cottoned on to the fact that Porsche dealers are buying up good quality stock to make up for lack of new Porsche cars being manufactured between May and September. If you have a nice spec , low/average mile 2-3 year old diesel Macan it’s probably a good time to sell or p/x.
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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Wing Commander » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Sounds like good news for Hawkeye! ;)
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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by Ian.g » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:43 pm

I have an SD and it's a great car. Maybe in the current climate I would err towards a petrol derivative - but then again, maybe that is because I have spent too long reading this forum. My mileage is just over 9000/year. Remeber that there are only a very small number of people on here relative to the number of Macans on the road and that the majority will have SDs and be very happy with them.

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Re: should i buy a Macan S Disel

Post by SAC1 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:54 pm

+1. I will do a similar annual mileage. I do long runs in my Macan and use a petrol car for the short trips. The SD is a fabulous SUV. Fast, fun and frugal - it's much more rapid than most of the traffic that I encounter. So easy to dispatch the dawdlers and no problem keeping up with the faster stuff. The torque of the diesel makes it very relaxing to drive fast and safely. It is also very quiet, luxurious and extremely comfortable. So test drive an SD and a petrol and you decide.
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