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Lancerlot

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133 posts

81 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
I understand new 991's are now being delivered with full UK postal code recognition Satnav and that it will be a cost option upgrade for current owners.

I wonder how they feel, having loyally bought one from the early batch, to now be asked to put their hands in their pockets so soon for this upgrade.

I don't think the cost has yet been announced, but a figure of £500 has been mentioned. Surely not! weeping

craigjm

3,167 posts

83 months

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This is why I never buy one within the first six months of production. At launch you couldnt get various other options on the 991 or 981. I think its a bit rough asking for an upgrade cost from original customers but I am sure you can negotiate that with the dealer.

Geneve

2,958 posts

102 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
The PCM debacle - specifically Porsche's lack of cost effective customer support - has been covered on here and elsewhere for many years.

I understand the charge, which involves a software update - downloaded by the OPC from a lap top, is actually nearer £600 with vat rolleyes


craigjm

3,167 posts

83 months

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Friday 28th September 2012 quote quote all
458 Italia said:
I would imagine not having 7 digit postcode is the least of your worries if you're an early adopter who paid full list price and now find they are discounting new cars to the tune of 10%.
Where? I havent seen any discounts to anywhere near that level

mnk303

198 posts

94 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
On 981's there are no discounts in cash , just deals ie paid for factory collections or the free track day, they don't need to discount the 981 they can't make enough of them, that's why VW factory now assisting.

At £50k to £65k IMO there is no better open top sports car, got to spend £100k plus plus on a 991 to get a decent spec convertible and the rear seats are pointless.

Deprecation will always be there, I say buy a car you are comfortable with , run and use it, enjoy it And then gulp take the depreciation , at least you have enjoyed it. With a Ferrari you have deprecation, running costs, and lack of use!
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London GT3

551 posts

124 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
Will Boxsters delivered in 2013 also get 7 digit postcodes on the Sat Nav?

Lordglenmorangie

2,763 posts

88 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
mnk303 said:
On 981's there are no discounts in cash , just deals ie paid for factory collections or the free track day, they don't need to discount the 981 they can't make enough of them, that's why VW factory now assisting.

At £50k to £65k IMO there is no better open top sports car, got to spend £100k plus plus on a 991 to get a decent spec convertible and the rear seats are pointless.

Deprecation will always be there, I say buy a car you are comfortable with , run and use it, enjoy it And then gulp take the depreciation , at least you have enjoyed it. With a Ferrari you have deprecation, running costs, and lack of use!
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Binksboy

123 posts

25 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
mnk303 said:
On 981's there are no discounts in cash , just deals ie paid for factory collections or the free track day, they don't need to discount the 981 they can't make enough of them, that's why VW factory now assisting.

At £50k to £65k IMO there is no better open top sports car, got to spend £100k plus plus on a 991 to get a decent spec convertible and the rear seats are pointless.

Deprecation will always be there, I say buy a car you are comfortable with , run and use it, enjoy it And then gulp take the depreciation , at least you have enjoyed it. With a Ferrari you have deprecation, running costs, and lack of use!
Spot on,this 10K off everybody's talking about (991s) might be there on ex demos with miles, not built to spec cars.

craigjm

3,167 posts

83 months

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Saturday 29th September 2012 quote quote all
London GT3 said:
Will Boxsters delivered in 2013 also get 7 digit postcodes on the Sat Nav?
The one I sat in at Tonbridge recently had that.

craigjm

3,167 posts

83 months

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Binksboy said:
Spot on,this 10K off everybody's talking about (991s) might be there on ex demos with miles, not built to spec cars.
This is what I was getting at when I asked above.

Porkupine

1,604 posts

48 months

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Binksboy said:
Spot on,this 10K off everybody's talking about (991s) might be there on ex demos with miles, not built to spec cars.
Are you sure about that? I think they are there on new cars especially those that are built (but not demos). Maybe not on built to order but why would you need built to order there are plenty out there to find one in the exact spec you want u less you are going pts or the like.


Koln-RS

1,498 posts

95 months

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I don't think you'd get a conspicuous discount on a new 991. But there will be a big drop on nearly new, from private or OPC. Of course things might change if the economy takes a downturn. Dealers have targets and stock to move.

Porsche should offer everyone a PCM upgrade for free or a nominal charge. They really upset a lot of customers back in 2005 when the first 997 and 987s arrived without TMC. I agree that disgruntled owners should make their feelings clearly known, otherwise Porsche will keep taking the mickey with PCM.

Porkupine

1,604 posts

48 months

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458 Italia said:
It is on new cars that are physical stock and unregistered. I can't understand why people try and kid themselves that the dealers are not discounting. The stock has got to move, and unless anyone noticed they are struggling to meet targets in the third quarter, which is now over. The next quarter will be really tough.
If I had shelled out 100k for a new car I am sure I would be kidding myself too!
For those fortunate enough to have been the first to buy - enjoy the new model! And just accept the lack of discount and high depreciation you will suffer is the cost of the privilege!

Ady128

400 posts

26 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about having full postal codes on satnavs. I'm a Postman and the last 2 digits of the code only refer to the other side ( or very close) of the street/road you're looking for. So I certainly won't be paying £500 for this update. Not that I use satnav much; I'd rather get lost!

Lancerlot

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133 posts

81 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Ady128 said:
I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about having full postal codes on satnavs. I'm a Postman and the last 2 digits of the code only refer to the other side ( or very close) of the street/road you're looking for. So I certainly won't be paying £500 for this update. Not that I use satnav much; I'd rather get lost!
It's quite difficult if the address doesn't include a street or number eg. Rose Cottage, Arnington, or you're trying to find a unit on an industrial estate etc.

stevod

398 posts

23 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Ady128 said:
I'm a Postman and the last 2 digits of the code only refer to the other side ( or very close) of the street/road you're looking for.
Not quite true, for example:

http://www.britishpostcodes.info/sector/SE22-8

And the last mile or two is often the most difficult / unknown.

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mollytherocker

10,679 posts

92 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
A few people have mentioned £10k discounts but provided no proof.

An OPC is more likely to overpay for the trade in as opposed to discounting the new car anyway. Thats what I would push for.

Its the same thing afterall.

MTR

Edited by mollytherocker on Monday 1st October 13:45

Tony 1234

1,632 posts

110 months

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mollytherocker said:
A few people have mantioned £10k diss but provided no proof. MTR
I think you'll find some people will say anything that fits in with their agenda smile

Diesel130

1,549 posts

95 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Ady128 said:
I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about having full postal codes on satnavs. I'm a Postman and the last 2 digits of the code only refer to the other side ( or very close) of the street/road you're looking for. So I certainly won't be paying £500 for this update. Not that I use satnav much; I'd rather get lost!
Eh? No it isn't, well not in rural suffolk it isn't... if you look at the map for (say) IP21 5nn, that covers an area about 10 miles across and 8 miles north to south!

http://www.doogal.co.uk/UKPostcodes.php?Search=IP2...

Edited by Diesel130 on Monday 1st October 14:10

Ullers

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21 months

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Lordglenmorangie said:
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Not correct. I got £1500 off mine last month for delivery in November, and got the driving experience included as well. Not a huge discount, but more than perhaps I thought was possible for a new model. If I had a stock unregistered car it would have been quite a bit more. This is in contrast to my previous Porsches (pre 2007), when no discount of any sort was available but prices didn't seem quite as extortionate. IMO new Porsches have become very expensive (relative to other brands where more kit is standard - and no recognition in the pricing structure of the doldrums the economy is in) and thats why discounts will undoudtedly increase as the model ages, (to keep sales up with the production lines). I cannot believe Porsche sell many 2.7 Boxsters below 45k and many will be around 50k. It also seems many are specifiying their Boxster S's at a cost of £65,000 ( that's the same as my nicely specified 997 cost me in 2007). Sadly a 991 is now out of my comfort zone, even with a 10% discount.
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