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msaif996
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone has their horror stories. In 2004, I called OPC Guildford and said I had 55k and was looking for a 996 C4S and I was told ‘forget about it with that budget’. Phone went down and I bought elsewhere. In 2017, I called 3 OPCs asking about 997 Turbos with a budget of 70k, none bothered to call back. I called OPC East London and we closed on my current car in 5 mins.
Never understand why but it happens all the time to everyone. Same story abroad where I’m working.
 
  
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cliffbase
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies chaps, glad its not just me.

Still undecided on next car, no rush. Going to look at Cayenne & Macan side by side tomorrow, any thoughts?

Will probably keep the next one for 2 years, & do little milage, thoughts on petrol or diesel?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffbase wrote:
Going to look at Cayenne & Macan side by side tomorrow, any thoughts?


Macan is smaller

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cliffbase wrote:
thoughts on petrol or diesel?


I'd go Diesel as that's the future Floor








Sorry, couldn't resist Embarassed



Macan Turbo, DO IT Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffbase wrote:


Still undecided on next car, no rush. Going to look at Cayenne & Macan side by side tomorrow, any thoughts?



I had a Macan as a loaner for a couple of weeks and wracked up 700 miles as I enjoyed driving it everywhere.

The OPC needed it back for someone else to test drive and swopped it for Cayenne. I drove it twice in a week.

They were both diesels but one thought it was a sports car and the other thought it was a tank. They were both right.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually like that I am not molested when I go to the dealers. If I need/want to talk to someone I'll approach someone.

And looking to buy another brand as some sort of protest makes no sense. It's like going to a restaurant and getting bad service in how they prepared your steak and saying 'that's it I'm eating chicken from now one.'
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
cliffbase wrote:


Still undecided on next car, no rush. Going to look at Cayenne & Macan side by side tomorrow, any thoughts?



I had a Macan as a loaner for a couple of weeks and wracked up 700 miles as I enjoyed driving it everywhere.

The OPC needed it back for someone else to test drive and swopped it for Cayenne. I drove it twice in a week.

They were both diesels but one thought it was a sports car and the other thought it was a tank. They were both right.


I had a fast run out in my mates Macan diesel S ( slighttune), him driving ....and was amazed at how different it drives compared to the Cayenne .....my Diesel is is no slouch once on the move , but a tank describes it quite well at low speed ...+ it doesn’t handle anywhere nearly as well as the Macan ....

It’s only the internal room advantage of the Cayenne which I need with 2 kids that keeps it in the stable ....

Either one is a good car , just the Macan is more Sporty than the Cayenne ....

( on the move though and the old bus show a clean ‘Diesely’ pair of exhaust tips up many a challenger .....!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drove both today & prefer the Macan.

Currently deposit placed on a rather nice GTS im trying tomorrow. Watch this space.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I think you will find they ignored you because you were not wearing salmon pink chinos


I've actually been thinking about getting a pair recently. Now I'm not so sure... or am I Dont know
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macan GTS it is! Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Mercedes Benz used. I thought I was in a 70s flashback as the salesmen only needed the sheepskin coat and dealer boots to pull off the overall effect nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
I think you will find they ignored you because you were not wearing salmon pink chinos


I've actually been thinking about getting a pair recently. Now I'm not so sure... or am I Dont know

They've got bouncers at the door at Waitrose in Wilmslow that deny you entry unless you are sporting Salmon, Aubergine, Teal, Mint, Lemon or Peach Chinos. All they say is, "Sainsbury is that way" apparently.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Alan Coren once said, he was very grateful to Sainsburys for keeping the rif raf out of Waitrose.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Les wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
I think you will find they ignored you because you were not wearing salmon pink chinos


I've actually been thinking about getting a pair recently. Now I'm not so sure... or am I Dont know

They've got bouncers at the door at Waitrose in Wilmslow that deny you entry unless you are sporting Salmon, Aubergine, Teal, Mint, Lemon or Peach Chinos. All they say is, "Sainsbury is that way" apparently.


Kids have ragged Waitrose Wilmslow many a time after frequenting the park, 4 just bulldoze the bouncers straight to the hairibo.....
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