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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Service OPC or Indy Reply with quote

My car is due a major service and I'm stuck between keeping the OPC stamps in the service book or going to my indy.

Mines a 2010 C4S with 51k on the clock.

Would an indy stamp in the service book put people off if I came to sell the car ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't put me off. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't put me off. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didnt put me off buying mine Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on who the Indy is.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn’t be impressed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely fine. My Indy is way better than any OPC.......
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres a thought... if you are keen to keep the OPC service, then just get the basic scheduled service work done there... there are deals to be had on older cars, in fact the menu price at my local OPC is not wildly different to indies. And you get better coffee and an interesting loan car.

All other work, have done at your indy.

Either way, stamps from a respected indy would not bother me at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ask the OPC for fixed price service costs. Not sure if major includes plugs, but ask. When I last compared, there was very little in it between fixed price OPC servicing and using an Indy. In fact I discovered a couple of indys were dearer than a main dealer for the same service and using OEM parts not supplied by Porsche and the warranty on the work was not as long.

This is for service prices. Not non-routine work such as rebuilds.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having a full OPC service history was certainly a deciding factor for me when l purchased the car. I will service at OPC and use my local indie for everything else. When looking to buy, a full Porsche service history will have a bearing on the resale.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didnt put me off! However, my current Indy is only £80 cheaper per year than an OPC. I just trust them more.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't put me off. Key thing is a VAT invoice with the work & parts clearly documented, eg. mobil 1 oil and mann oil filter.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are certainly some Indys out there that will be better than some OPC's - BUT I would say proceed with caution if your car has a full OPC service history and is still only 8 years young and your thinking of moving away from it.

The reason I say this, is if you come to sell, a full OPC service history will alienate no potential buyers, whereas a non Porsche service history will alienate some - especially if they are comparing your car to one with a full OPC history.

As others have suggested, it may be a good idea to get the bare minimum service done by the OPC, just to keep the main dealer history intact and then get all the actual work done by a good Indy, or even do it yourself if your capable - which is what I tend to do.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be too impressed with a full OPC history after reading some of the documented disasters on some of my service invoices.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Based on experience of both, I use an indie 100% (trust and quality of care), so it wouldn't put me off if the indie stamp was from a proper and respected Porsche specialist, but not everybody knows the difference and an indie stamp could reduce your buyers pool compared to a full deck of OPC stamps on a 2010 car.

I'd bite the bullet on the service, negotiate best price you can and use your indie for everything else, including any extra work the OPC potentially comes up with at the service. If you think you will keep the car for years to come, different ball game, take it where you think it will get the best service Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
Having a full OPC service history was certainly a deciding factor for me when l purchased the car. I will service at OPC and use my local indie for everything else. When looking to buy, a full Porsche service history will have a bearing on the resale.


Ditto I feel same way.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you do decide to use the OPC do make sure you get the club discount that most of us get if we ask. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good reputable Indy wouldn't put me off.

Good Indys survive on high quality work, good customer service and their reputation. OPC dealers survive on car sales and brand image.

Both have good and bad tbh. Talk to them both and read some reviews.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im biased so cant answer this Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be fine with an Indie that I'm aware of and has a good reputation. Any other Joe Bloggs 'Porsche Specialist' i would avoid if i was buying.
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