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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Panamera 4.8 4s or turbo. What to look for. Reply with quote

Considering a couple of cars both 60 reg. One a 4.8 one a turbo. Anything particular to look out for on these or pannys in general ?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to get one with PSE and the rear passenger options such as ventilation controls and electric seats. The Executive models offer increased rear passenger space.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Try to get one with PSE and the rear passenger options such as ventilation controls and electric seats. The Executive models offer increased rear passenger space.

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But I dont sit in the back !

The 4.8 had rear heating and ac controls the turbo had headrest TVs... Don't think it had reads eat controls.

Any engine/pdk other things to worry about?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure you have a comprehensive warranty if only for PDK failure. It's a sealed unit and a complete replacement job if it fails.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie wrote:
Make sure you have a comprehensive warranty if only for PDK failure. It's a sealed unit and a complete replacement job if it fails.

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The plan would be to add an opc Porsche warrant for the first year or two. Peace of mind and all that.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boo, well went to look at a panny turbo, nice car but price point given it was due a service in a couple of months, would need to put a couple of years of porsche warranty on it, and a couple of other minor niggles I think I'd have been better off waiting for one to turn up at an OPC rather than a independent garage. If it was just a 2/3 K cheaper I'd have been very tempted (and look what my last impulse buy got me!).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is why I end up at an OPC every time !

I've had a 4s and a turbo

I'd go for the air suspension
better comfort when you need it

My 4s had an infuriating knock from the front, which even replacing the PASM dampers didn't fix (warranty, of course..!)
I fixed it by buying a turbo...Smile

Both had PSE - a must
turbo was a sport design model with lots of CF bits inside - a brilliant car.

It made 188mph at Bruntingthorpe, and sub 3 sec 0-60 times with launch !

MPG about same as 4S - 18-28mpg

I had sort seats in the turbo - again a definite yes
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops

May have just bought a 4s.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

david_a wrote:
Oops

May have just bought a 4s.


You said that like it was an accident Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigkeeko wrote:
david_a wrote:
Oops

May have just bought a 4s.


You said that like it was an accident Laughing


Well I once went looking for a cheap 996 and came back with a turbo s cab that was mint.

I originally started looking for cheap diesel pannys then that evolved into a fully loaded 4s or turbo.

The 4s has burmester, rear ent, keyless, thermal glass, rear everything, seat vents, etc etc etc
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never got the Burmester upgrade. Whilst it might be OK for Andre Previn even Bose I've never found either far superior to the standard kit. Dont know

Even audiophiles dont like Bose and if they are buying select the standard system as its far easier to upgrade. But if you weren't the original buyer that excessive price Burmester option has been passed on to you for the square root of FA Thumb

I was looking for a Panny diesel but couldn't find one with upgraded seats (ie at least lumbar option) and the standard seats is a deal breaker for me what
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






Oops and the reason for needing a sensible practical car.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates on your purchase? How are you finding the Panamera and does the 996 still get used at all?

In a similar situation myself and am interested in learning from owners' experiences.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riccardo wrote:
Any updates on your purchase? How are you finding the Panamera and does the 996 still get used at all?

In a similar situation myself and am interested in learning from owners' experiences.


Panamera is brillant, a great car, a turbo would have been nice but couldn't find one for the price / condition / spec of this one. Have done 13K in it now.

The 9e'd 996 turbos s cab - I did 1200 miles between mots - may to may this year !

Only because most days I'm on pick up or drop off child duty or its crap weather so the panny is nicer.

Am in the 996 today - 6:30am drive to work, quiet roads. roof off, exhaust on load Smile Smile

Am keeping both for the foreseeable.
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the quick reply! Good to hear you're enjoying it, so far I've seen nothing but praise from owners.

How has it been cost wise? Would you say the warranty is a must? Does it give you the impression that it will easily be solid when its a 10yr old car? I normally like to keep my cars long term.
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