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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
Disco wrote:
Cheib wrote:
If the deposit I was invited to place last week does turn into an allocation I'll be going "R Spec" though am tempted to go with the Cage because on 991.1 and 997.2 it makes such a huge difference to prices.


Objectively, if you have bucket seats then you have to be pretty insane not to specify Clubsport in my opinion. The reason is of course because it is one of very few things that Porsche do not charge you extra for and because the cage bolts in. If you don't want a cage : spec it, tell them to unbolt it before handover then store it along with the harness and extinguisher (which arrive at the OPC in boxes anyway). Should you resell : you have a Clubsport (which is important as a non-CS doesn't have the mounting plates for the cage) for the premium residual and it has cost you nothing more than a corner of your garage. Or you can sell the cage, harness and extinguisher on eBay for free money and your car still has the option code and cage mounting points if you subsequently sell.


That's a good point and certainly worth considering if my deposit turns into an firm allocation.

Main decision will be

Cage/No Cage
Folding/Full Buckets
Colour

First world problems!

Interesting my OPC sales chap said everyone who either has an allocation or is in with a shout wants a manual car.


Lol - if that is strictly true then perhaps the rare PDK version will be worth more on the used market Smile

...I agree overall though. Every forum I look at seems to be leading on the manual option. For me its the clear differentiator Porsche have at the moment over the rest of the market.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening chaps,

Can you spec parking sensors on the Gen 2? Trivial as it may sound but backing a GT3 into a tight space whilst peering through a cage and spoiler isn't much fun!

Oh and for what it's worth despite having an OPC 991.1 GT3 both my letters of intent fell on deaf ears. And yes, I would go manual if I had the choice! Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Evening chaps,

Can you spec parking sensors on the Gen 2?


No sensors but a reversing camera is available.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGT3ofDC wrote:
Evening chaps,

Oh and for what it's worth despite having an OPC 991.1 GT3 both my letters of intent fell on deaf ears. And yes, I would go manual if I had the choice! Thumb


If rumours are to be believed, that is exactly why it fell on deaf ears - supposedly they are 'sharing the love'! Assuming you got your 991.1 GT3 new that is.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a build slot now for July and collection Sept 1st/ish, going to be a loooong wait Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a build slot now for July and collection Sept 1st/ish, going to be a loooong wait Sad


Congratulations ! Might be a long wait but nobody will getting one any quicker.
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Production date from P is now 15 Sept Tumble Weed Sad

But looking on the bright side at least I'm getting a car yes
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
Production date from P is now 15 Sept Tumble Weed Sad

But looking on the bright side at least I'm getting a car yes


Good stuff...you'll get the car 5-6 weeks later.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time sure is going slow!!!! Tumble Weed Tumble Weed
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The frustrating bit will ultimately be when the car finally turns up, it'll be well
into the Autumn and the long summer evenings will be fast drawing to a close.
Just a tip...if there is any further delay and the car doesn't surface till the end
of November, i'd be doing my level best to get the OPC to register it in January
as it will markedly affect the residual value ( I know because I've been there !).
I realise that you'll be frothing at the bit...especially over Xmas !.I certainly
was when I was awaiting the registration of my then new Gen 2 997 GT3....
I wangled it that I paid for the car before Xmas (it had been sitting at the
dealer for three weeks) and they agreed to register it on Jan 4th. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:
The frustrating bit will ultimately be when the car finally turns up, it'll be well
into the Autumn and the long summer evenings will be fast drawing to a close.
Just a tip...if there is any further delay and the car doesn't surface till the end
of November, i'd be doing my level best to get the OPC to register it in January
as it will markedly affect the residual value ( I know because I've been there !).
I realise that you'll be frothing at the bit...especially over Xmas !.I certainly
was when I was awaiting the registration of my then new Gen 2 997 GT3....
I wangled it that I paid for the car before Xmas (it had been sitting at the
dealer for three weeks) and they agreed to register it on Jan 4th. Grin


Was this a big issue? I have car arriving Nov/Dec but won't use it till March so will OPC not wait till 1 March to register the car?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horses for courses and all that...

My car was forecast for late October and it turned up first week of December
and I elected to register it in January, that's it. When I moved the car on that
decision handed me a chunk of extra money that I wouldn't have had if the
car had been registered in December.

These days, as soon as a car arrives, Porsche want to have it registered as
soon as possible...especially GT cars. I wanted to pull the same trick on my
second 991 RS...not possible though .
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:
Horses for courses and all that...

My car was forecast for late October and it turned up first week of December
and I elected to register it in January, that's it. When I moved the car on that
decision handed me a chunk of extra money that I wouldn't have had if the
car had been registered in December.

These days, as soon as a car arrives, Porsche want to have it registered as
soon as possible...especially GT cars. I wanted to pull the same trick on my
second 991 RS...not possible though .


Thanks for the heads up. Seems strange that they may baulk at not registering the car when the owner wants to register it
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nick w wrote:


These days, as soon as a car arrives, Porsche want to have it registered as
soon as possible...especially GT cars. I wanted to pull the same trick on my
second 991 RS...not possible though .


Yes I understand that's how it is now frustrated
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the impression that the OPC's in the UK are pretty dickish about every little thing. Is that actually the case?

I've had absolutely no problems ordering a GT3 here in Saudi. They've actually been really supportive. Which is quite understandable when you're spending this kind of money.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kryton wrote:
nick w wrote:


These days, as soon as a car arrives, Porsche want to have it registered as
soon as possible...especially GT cars. I wanted to pull the same trick on my
second 991 RS...not possible though .


Yes I understand that's how it is now frustrated


My Cayenne arrived at the dealer in Jan....picked it up in March. Wife's Boxster is due at the OPC in November....OPC has said if we want to take delivery in January that will be fine. They didn't ask for it but I did pay for the Cayenne in early Feb. Money's earning F. All in the bank so cost me ***** all. Flip side was when I bought my 997 GTS they wanted it done by the end of the month which I was happy to do but didn't take delivery for another couple of weeks "bill and hold" as they called it.

Maybe I am lucky but I have to say the OPC I deal with has the best customer service across all the departments i.e. sales/parts/service of any car dealer I've ever dealt with.

I think spec/colour, mileage, no. of owners matter more than registration year personally on something like a GT3 especially the older a car gets.
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