Food for thought I have to say that like other readers I find the read through here a horrible experience for Lee, aka UK Nick Murray. My 2014 991.1 Targa 4S was one year old with 7k on the clock and part of GB press launch fleet when I acquired. I also went through a series of niggles that took around 4 months to iron out. The car was in an out to the OPC like a yoyo. Longest time at the OPC was over 2 weeks due to water in the footwell turning the front and rear drivers side into a mini-swimming pool from a pipe that became disconnected from the A/C. It takes that long for the carpets to dry out naturally.
Effectively the car was 3 years into its production run at this stage….I was also surprised to find so many silly issues. My other new Porsches prior to this were perfect with never any issues.I also queried my experience with the OPC and we went through every line of its service record including recall/warranty type upgrades…... to check it was not a Friday afternoon lemon.
My Macan 2016 has been faultless from new as has my replacement for the Targa a 2019 718 Boxster GTS.
I have friend getting a top of the range Taycan in March 2020. I do wonder with so much electronic tech going into these cars right now, is it really a surprise that elements often just don’t seem to work as intended on integration, especially when they work in other models. ACC I've only tried on a loaner Boxster. It's not something I would ever spec…. I like to be in control.
I did a round rip to Scotland in a mates RR Velar with it fitted. Handy on motorway …handy when in 50 MPH go slow zones.
Years ago the story was always wait at least 12 months to buy a new model for the production to sort out the launch issues. Maybe that timeline needs shifting out so the first guys into the new cars, aren’t the guinea pigs or Beta jockeys.
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