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Old 07-12-2005, 05:48 AM   #1
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Talking Porsche Delivery in Europe

I extracted the following from an article on Europe delivery of various cars. BTW-Most try to LOWER the price for this experience, but, Porsche .......



Porsche AG, the German sports-car manufacturer and a lower-volume producer, also provides European delivery. However, instead of discounting prices or defraying travel expenses as incentives, its program charges additional model-based fees. The fee is $1,150 or $2,250 for most models but jumps to $8,500 for the top of the Cayenne SUV line. Twice a year, Porsche offers elaborate two-day receptions and tours at its Stuttgart and Leipzig factories that include rides on its test tracks. Last year, 245 U.S. customers took factory delivery, according to the company.



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Old 07-12-2005, 08:27 AM   #2
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Don't forget to mention that you get to drive your car while your there@!!! Can you say autoban?
I was going to do the Grand Tour and Euro Delivery last year when I placed my GT3 order. Looking at my order sheet, it ran $2250.00 for the fun.
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:04 AM   #3
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It has always been my dream to take European delivery of my brand new dream car Porsche... but after reading all the posts from the 987 guys who have been forced to drive so s-l-o-w during the break in period, I think it's more painful than fun... at least for the first week or so!

I think BMW and Merc give discounts for European delivery still, but they will surely follow.
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:34 PM   #4
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I really have a bone to pick with Porsche on the whole European delivery thing. Why should I pay more to go get my car from the factory? BMW and Benz actually give you a discount for Euro delivery. Volvo actually picks up your plane tickets and give you a night in the hotel. I know we have exclusive cars, we pay MSRP, yada yada yada...In my oh so personal and humble opinion, I think Porsche should encourage us to take delivery in Germany. They would probably make more money with all of us Porsche-files spending a crap load of cash in the gift store and supporting the German economy by drinking all the booze we can get our hands on. Feel free to send the lines about "well if you don't like it you can go buy a Bimmer", just remember the whole customer service thing. You provide me a excellent experience, I am going to be your customer for life.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:48 AM   #5
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Slightly off-thread, but has anybody tried the vacation-driving trips offered through the Porsche website? You can go to Germany, France, Italy etc. and get your choice of Boxster S or Carrera as a rental car. It looks like you go with a group, drive local roads, stay in designated hotels, sample restaurants, etc. Like anything else with the "P" badge on it, it costs more than any equivalent ordinary vacation. Flights not included. But for lunch time surfing it looked amusing. Anybody ever tried one?

Sidebar - I lived in Sardinia for 2 years - would love to have an S on some of the twisty curvies. At the time (1978) I drove a seventeenth century Austin A40 in the natural rust finish. No ignition key, just a short screwdriver to start it. Its theft was only a dream, never a reality. Wires running between the seats back to the fuel pump. It was both slow AND ugly, but never once failed to start or get me where I was going.
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I would like to know about those trips also. Planning on being in Italy next summer and would love to have a Boxster with me.

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