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JonD212 Guest of the Club
2020/09/11 16:50:05 (permalink)

Taycan ordered

Hi All,
I've ordered the 4S for December (pre Brexit import duty) delivery and I've got until November to change specs if necessary.
I've configured it with the performance battery plus but considering that I only do around 4k miles per year and that it will almost always be charged overnight at home, I'm wondering if I'll see any benefit from the extra £4.6k.
Build code is PML4QZB4. This will be my first Porsche so any advice will be very much appreciated.
Many thanks,
Jon D  

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Re: Taycan ordered 2020/09/14 10:21:42 (permalink)
Hi Jon, I'm no real aficionado but the additional cost of the extra battery capacity is money well spent. Certainly when you come to resell the car it will make it a little more "desirable" to potential buyers. It also means that if you do want to pop off somewhere you have that little extra capacity. 
Look forward to hearing about your reaction to the car at the end of the year.
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Re: Taycan ordered 2020/09/15 10:50:07 (permalink)
Hi Simon,
Thanks for replying; I guess it's something I'll regret if I don't go for it so I'll bite the bullet and leave it in the spec. I had a couple of hours in a Taycan Turbo last week and was astonished at the acceleration and handling but the ride comfort was better than my current BMW 640i; a sad factor of ever increasing importance to my 71 years! 
I very nearly bought a 911 last year but concluded that it was only really enjoyable in licence risking mode and, although surprisingly practical for that class of car, it wouldn't fit the bill as a daily driver.
I'm expecting to get the 4S for 24 hrs very soon which will give me a chance to give it a slightly less objective review but it's going to have to throw a few nasty surprises to make me change my mind.
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Re: Taycan ordered 2020/09/19 10:21:55 (permalink)
Hi Jon
I took a look at your configuration.  Of course there are so many tempting options, it comes down to budget to a degree.  But also what/how much you think you will use it.  For only 4k miles per year, I can appreciate some of the bigger ticket options (like the Bose stereo) might not appeal.  In terms of smaller options that won't break the bank but might add to enjoyment/experience/value, you might want to consider: privacy glass, electric sport sound, and electric charging port cover?
Where are you based?  At some point I will look to arrange a Taycan meet, but under current circumstances this seems like some months away.
Jon W
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