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Alex997TT

48 posts

60 months

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Was in at my OPC yesterday asking for updates. No UK OPC has allocations yet for the Diesel S.

They thought it could be anytime between Nov and Jan. I am definitely first on the list and they have 10 other orders behind me. When I get an update I will let you know.

edo

14,508 posts

151 months

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Bund said:
edo said:
Sorry, mine isnt a v8, it is the v6.

Black on Black. Kept the wheels standard to keep a nice ride, PCM/Nav, bum warmers. mutli-function wheel, Usb/ipod, Bluetooth and the compass waotsit to brighten up the dash.
I have initially gone for the 21" turbo 2 wheels but I'm considering the standard wheels and buying a copy of the turbo 2 wheels(prob 1250 including tyres). Ill save about 2000£ and have an extra set wheels/tyres. Similar spec, I'm going tow bar, roof rails and pan roof.

Had you not considered am ex demo and getting a saving? I spoke to a few for the v6 and I was seeing around 5k off price to start and very low miles.
yup the wheels are a silly price. i dont really like the middle size designs. sinve my wife will be doing a fair amount of motorway miles we decided to go for the best ride with the standard 18s.

as we are doing pcp, a new car worked out cheaper and of course you get the full 3 years warranty. a lot of te demos have loads of spec so end up the same price as a slightly lesser spec new car.

Blacktrees1

19 posts

25 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Very excited now... I pick up my Cayenne on Friday. Must say the experience has been 1st class with my OPC.

Any specifics I should do / know about during handover... what to check for etc. Sure it will all be fine!

edo

14,508 posts

151 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Excellent - look forward to pics and your first views. What spec?

Nothing really to worry about to be honest, but do check over it for crappy polishing, alloy damage, or signs of anything not right; It is always easier to get things sorted BEFORE you have paid!


Blacktrees1

19 posts

25 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
edo said:
Excellent - look forward to pics and your first views. What spec?
Thanks Edo..appreciated..... spec as follows......V6 Diesel, JBM with standard black interior. 20" RS Spyders, Air Suspension, M\F Steering Wheel, Comfort Memory seats (needed lumbar support), dimming mirrors, PCM, phone, full colour crest centre caps, Privacy, tow bar, bum warmers, ipod interface and spare wheel.
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Rocky Road

127 posts

30 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Mine will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and has a similar spec. If you have the same experience, which I am sure you will, then you will absolutely love it. It really is an amazing car - the best all round car I have ever had.

As has been recommended here before - inspect the car like it is a CSI site. I didn't find anything wrong with mine but it's always best to check every square inch.

Let me know if you find a miracle method for cleaning the wheels. The wheels look great but they are hard work. Have tried various implements but the best is one of those shaggy pile microfibre sponges which you wear on your hand.

Have a great day on Friday.

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all

Let me know if you find a miracle method for cleaning the wheels. The wheels look great but they are hard work. Have tried various implements but the best is one of those shaggy pile microfibre sponges which you wear on your hand.

I would seal the wheels, use something like Gtechniq, makes cleaning easy, just get yourself some wheel woolies for the back of the wheels, and a Swissvax brush for the fronts and just use normal shampoo to clean.

Only thing to remember when sealing wheels they have to be absolutely 100% clean, will one day type out my anal routing for cleaning LOL, as always an image after sealing my wheels



Small bottom to the left is the sealer, C5 i Think it is from memory

Regards

Saj

Blacktrees1

19 posts

25 months

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Yep, as the RS Spyders look like the most difficult wheel in the range for cleaning, I plan to put some Gtechniq C5 sealant on when it is detailed next week. Same as Saj used.
Edo I'll let you know how it fares on the RS Spyders.

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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Blacktrees1 said:
Yep, as the RS Spyders look like the most difficult wheel in the range for cleaning, I plan to put some Gtechniq C5 sealant on when it is detailed next week. Same as Saj used.
Edo I'll let you know how it fares on the RS Spyders.
I hope you will be as impressed as I was, its a great product and 5 months on still like the day I applied it, but you will need some brushes to get to the back of the wheels and something for the face of the alloys

Saj

Rocky Road

127 posts

30 months

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sajafzal said:
will one day type out my anal routing for cleaning LOL, as always an image after sealing my wheels

Saj
I will look forward to reading it!

Many thanks for seriously useful info. I had them swissvax the car before taking delivery and they said they also waxed the wheels. If they did wax the wheels then I can't tell but I maybe I should wait a couple of months before applying the sealant.

A couple of questions:
1. When the sealant has been applied does dirt and brake dust pretty much hose off?
2. Would you recommend applying the sealant with a brush or cloth?

For future reference, can you recommend any good detailers in the Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Wycombe areas?

Many thanks again

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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[quote=Rocky Road]


I will look forward to reading it!

Many thanks for seriously useful info. I had them swissvax the car before taking delivery and they said they also waxed the wheels. If they did wax the wheels then I can't tell but I maybe I should wait a couple of months before applying the sealant.

A couple of questions:
1. When the sealant has been applied does dirt and brake dust pretty much hose off?
2. Would you recommend applying the sealant with a brush or cloth?

For future reference, can you recommend any good detailers in the Beaconsfield, Maidenhead, Wycombe areas?

No problem

I would guess the wax on alloys would last about 2 months as long as acid type cleaners have not been used to clean the alloys if they have a couple of weeks

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1 Pretty much yes "most" will go especially with a pressure washer, the rest get a gentle brush and normal shampoo
2 Sealant I used was applied with a make-up pad!!!

Your local then, Elite Car Care in Maidenhead

Hope this helps

Saj


Rocky Road

127 posts

30 months

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Thanks Saj, much appreciated.

I live in Beaconsfield so Maidenhead is ideal.

Black defintely isn't easy to keep clean but it sure looks great when it is!

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
Rocky Road said:
Thanks Saj, much appreciated.

I live in Beaconsfield so Maidenhead is ideal.

Black defintely isn't easy to keep clean but it sure looks great when it is!
Your welcome, yep black metallic is great, get the car detailed and sealed and then you will see how the metallic looks

My store is in Maidenhead, by I work out of Ealing otherwise you were welcome to pop in for a coffee, if you ever in Ealing pop by.

Saj

Koln-RS

1,535 posts

98 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
sajafzal said:
The answer lies in those yellow calipers - PCCBs and no brake dust.

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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Koln-RS said:
The answer lies in those yellow calipers - PCCBs and no brake dust.
I wish it did but these are not PCCB's

Saj

red_slr

1,481 posts

75 months

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Thursday 4th October 2012 quote quote all
garyhun said:
Slightly off topic but do we have any guidelines as to the price of the Macan at launch?
I expect a base price on the Macan to be around the £40k price point and maybe as much as £65k, or as much as £75k for the top turbo model. PDK and PCM are going to put £4k onto most cars so I guess £45-£50k ish is going to be about "normal" for the 4 cly cars.

I have a LOI on one and I am hoping that they are going to be cheaper than above! But sadly, I doubt it! £45-£50k is going to be SQ5 money and thats going to be one heck of a car. I dont think we will hear anything now until early next year and then the motorshow in Geneva in March is looking like the first time we will see the car for real.

J-P

2,833 posts

92 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
red_slr said:
I expect a base price on the Macan to be around the £40k price point and maybe as much as £65k, or as much as £75k for the top turbo model. PDK and PCM are going to put £4k onto most cars so I guess £45-£50k ish is going to be about "normal" for the 4 cly cars.

I have a LOI on one and I am hoping that they are going to be cheaper than above! But sadly, I doubt it! £45-£50k is going to be SQ5 money and thats going to be one heck of a car. I dont think we will hear anything now until early next year and then the motorshow in Geneva in March is looking like the first time we will see the car for real.
Only £4k less than the entry price of a Cayenne? I doubt that very much, I expect it to start at about £35k with options taking it closer to £50k. Otherwise, you'd just buy a Cayenne surely?

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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J-P said:
Only £4k less than the entry price of a Cayenne? I doubt that very much, I expect it to start at about £35k with options taking it closer to £50k. Otherwise, you'd just buy a Cayenne surely?
By the time its available base Cayenne will probably be at 50K with the Macan at 42k ish, I would get the Cayenne, but there are a lot of people who would get the smaller version, just my thoughts, they you have the spec list, which is another story.

Saj


J-P

2,833 posts

92 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
sajafzal said:
J-P said:
Only £4k less than the entry price of a Cayenne? I doubt that very much, I expect it to start at about £35k with options taking it closer to £50k. Otherwise, you'd just buy a Cayenne surely?
By the time its available base Cayenne will probably be at 50K with the Macan at 42k ish, I would get the Cayenne, but there are a lot of people who would get the smaller version, just my thoughts, they you have the spec list, which is another story.

Saj
True but they want to sell them right? they don't want limited production or anything - Evoque starts at £28k. At £42k, you get the highest spec Evoque with a few choice options, same goes for the BMW X3.

You'd have to really want a Porsche to pay £42k base with no options - Especially if the Cayenne is only a bit more. Almost everybody would opt for a Cayenne over a Macan if they're too similarly priced as the Cayenne would look like the value for money option. IMHO even an £8k difference isn't enough of a gap.

sajafzal

285 posts

39 months

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Friday 5th October 2012 quote quote all
J-P said:
True but they want to sell them right? they don't want limited production or anything - Evoque starts at £28k. At £42k, you get the highest spec Evoque with a few choice options, same goes for the BMW X3.

You'd have to really want a Porsche to pay £42k base with no options - Especially if the Cayenne is only a bit more. Almost everybody would opt for a Cayenne over a Macan if they're too similarly priced as the Cayenne would look like the value for money option. IMHO even an £8k difference isn't enough of a gap.
Time will tell, I think there is a 8k difference on Audi's Q5 & Q7, lets see

Saj


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