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Roberts189
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2019/03/17 20:01:45 (permalink)

996 Tracker

Hi all just wondered what your opinion is on the annual subscription to activate the standard tracker? I must admit I have not looked in any detail but my understanding is there is a £250 annual fee to enable it. Given that this is almost as much as my insurance do you think it is worthwhile?
 
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    Michel Grossnickel
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/17 20:05:31 (permalink)
    I bought it for a Macan saved only £15 on the insurance. Don’t think it makes a lot of sense for my 996. Or you must do it for peace of mind.
    kasspa
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/17 20:39:51 (permalink)
    My 4S had a Tracker Monitor fitted when I purchased it & upon transfer I had the option to pay a yearly fee or a 'one-time' fee for not much more which I duly accepted.
    Not knowing about all the specialist insurers at the time, I insured it with Direct Line & it was a term of the insurance to have a tracker fitted.....
     
    So to fit or not may well be down to requirements of Underwriters not personal choice.....

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    Richard_Hamilton
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/17 20:54:51 (permalink)
    If you are thinking of the Porsche VTS, they weren't fitted to 996s.  It was introduced with the 987/997.

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    terryuk
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/17 21:10:05 (permalink)
    Same for me. Needed for the insurance and had to show proof. Didn’t save anything on the insurance cost. 

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    Roberts189
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/18 06:02:47 (permalink)
    Oh ok a one off payment sounds more reasonable depending on how much it is obviously. Does it utilise the sim car in the pcm2 as I dont currently have one in?
    kasspa
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/20 00:25:50 (permalink)
    Not sure if a 'one-off' payment is still an option.... I have a sim slot & have used it with a PAYG but have no idea if it is linked to the tracker!
    I thought it was installed & attached to a live feed with a back up battery that would last approx. 30 days if car battery was disconnected...… I always notify them when travelling to Europe in case movement is detected without ignition on & they have tested it when asked....
    hth
    Paul

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    devans
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/03/22 15:01:19 (permalink)
    Aren't there trackers now being offered online for around £30 that you personall can track similar to your mobile phone?

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    Guywilko
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    Re: 996 Tracker 2019/07/22 20:17:21 (permalink)
    i have got rewire security db1 lite. Its really good, cheap to run and the app works well
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