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Tony Warr
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2019/05/20 13:53:15 (permalink)

Macan advice please

As a very happy 991TT owner I am just about to buy a Macan S 2017 Diesel.  Under OPC warranty until June 2020. Is there anything that I should look out for please?
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Re: Macan advice please 2019/05/20 16:12:10 (permalink)
Hi Tony,
The Macan SD is a fantastic vehicle with a very "torquey" quiet engine. It ticks all the boxes providing you are not making lots of short journeys. We had one new for 18 months but had issues with the DPF clogging up on a regular basis due to regular short trips although we did the odd long journey. If you have any further questions the guys on the Macan Forum are very helpful. https://www.macanforums.co.uk/
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Re: Macan advice please 2019/05/20 17:01:15 (permalink)
Hi Tony,
The Macan SD is a fantastic vehicle with a very "torquey" quiet engine. It ticks all the boxes providing you are not making lots of short journeys. We had one new for 18 months but had issues with the DPF clogging up on a regular basis due to regular short trips although we did the odd long journey. If you have any further questions the guys on the Macan Forum are very helpful. https://www.macanforums.co.uk/
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Re: Macan advice please 2019/05/20 17:17:56 (permalink)
Possibly not the most tactful response suggesting another forum on this official Porsche Owners' Club website.
 
However, I would get the owner to obtain a 111 point PC inspection as part of the deal - just to make sure it still all complies. Take a good look at the tyres - they're surprising expensive for this model (depending on wheel size).
Find out if all service recalls and updates have been done. You can do this by quoting the VIN on the Porsche website. Ensure there are no noises or jerks from the transmission in both forward and reverse. Transfer boxes have been known to fail. When at the PC get them to do a forced regeneration of the DPF. Some of us have suffered CEL and glow plug warnings on journeys, resulting in the vehicle reverting to limp mode and needing to be reset.
 
It's a great piece of kit. I'm into the 5th year with mine and still get a thrill driving it!
 
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Re: Macan advice please 2019/05/21 08:48:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby lawrence quinn 2019/05/21 19:28:56
The Macan section on the forum is pretty quiet on here with very few posts so just trying to help rather than hinder and we found it more useful when we owned our Macan. I'm just being honest Clive!
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Re: Macan advice please 2019/05/23 10:47:35 (permalink)
Thank you Clive for those very insightful points and thank you to all members for your replies.
 
I am now considering a very similar petrol version. I fancy the extra power and we don't do many miles in it so the lower mpg would not be a bother and I take on board the short journey comment.
 
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 
Lancerlot
Possibly not the most tactful response suggesting another forum on this official Porsche Owners' Club website.
 
However, I would get the owner to obtain a 111 point PC inspection as part of the deal - just to make sure it still all complies. Take a good look at the tyres - they're surprising expensive for this model (depending on wheel size).
Find out if all service recalls and updates have been done. You can do this by quoting the VIN on the Porsche website. Ensure there are no noises or jerks from the transmission in both forward and reverse. Transfer boxes have been known to fail. When at the PC get them to do a forced regeneration of the DPF. Some of us have suffered CEL and glow plug warnings on journeys, resulting in the vehicle reverting to limp mode and needing to be reset.
 
It's a great piece of kit. I'm into the 5th year with mine and still get a thrill driving it!
 
Regards,
 
Clive 
 




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