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    When will my 997S arrive?

    My car arrived in San Diego on Feb 25. It still hasn't left yet. The last status was PDIMON, meaning the PDI center had attached the window sticker. Is it normal for it to take this long for delivery to Albuquerque? Could my coupe have been held up to get cabs delivered (my dealer did say that they had just received a cab, clearly sent from SD after my coupe had arrived). Or am I being really paranoid in thinking that some serious damage may have been done to the car and they are repairing it?

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    They can call the port and inquire.
    Serious damage must be declared..
    Sometimes first off the ship is last out of the port..
    Fret not, mine was delayed as well, by a week.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    My car arrived in Brunswick, GA on March 1, and it's sat there ever since. I've been in contact with my dealer, and they finally got a Porsche logistics guy to give us an answer that they were "loading the car tonight, would deliver it tomorrow". I'm only a 3 hour drive from the port, if only they would've allowed me to toss my dealer's Porsche master tech into my truck, I'd pay them their hourly shop rate for kidnapping him, I would have driven to the port, and final-inspected/prepped and picked the damn thing up myself, and saved them the transit expense. It's friggin frustrating, isn't it?? I have the same worries as you regarding damage, and I still won't calm down until I get to fully inspect the car.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    Well at least it's happening at both ports. My guess is that they wanted to move the cabs, but I'm not gonna be relieved until I can get a really good look at the car. What's really frustrating is that no one seems to be able to defintively tell me when the car is going to leave SD. Seems like in this day and age of computer driven logistics they would know the answer to that question down to at least the hour of a certain day.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    porsche has a body shop at both ports that is my understanding there are cars that get dinged on the boat and that is where they get repaired . I do not think they tell you if your car has had damage if that happens they just fix it before it gets to your dealer .

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    It could be that they are just waiting until they have enough cars going to your area to make up a whole truck. You aren't near any other areas with Porsche dealers, so it may take a little longer to put together a truckload.

    Phil

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    any suggestions on how to preclude the dealer from using your car for test drives before you pick it up? please stop me if i am worrying too much.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

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    SurferDude said:
    any suggestions on how to preclude the dealer from using your car for test drives before you pick it up? please stop me if i am worrying too much.



    Most dealers treat a sold car different than a car just received for inventory. My dealer locks sold cars and doesn't let anyone sit in or drive them. Besides, I usually pick up my car within hours of its arrival. I was there when my last one came off the truck.

    Phil

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    thanks. my dealer let me sit in a customer's ordered car that had arrived. i just wonder whether if a dealer could say no to a customer who wanted to buy one but wanted a test drive first. there are not a lot of S's sitting around. so, i could see a dealer being tempted. i plan to be there when the car arrives as you have done.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    My dealer has said that he will call me as soon as he knows the truck is close so that I can come in and take pictures of it coming off the truck. I'll also note the mileage. I understand the dealer puts about 4 miles on it for their test drive.

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    SurferDude said:
    thanks. my dealer let me sit in a customer's ordered car that had arrived. i just wonder whether if a dealer could say no to a customer who wanted to buy one but wanted a test drive first. there are not a lot of S's sitting around. so, i could see a dealer being tempted. i plan to be there when the car arrives as you have done.



    Good question. Some might let someone sneak a drive. I recently went with my son to order a 2005 C6 Corvette. I mentioned to the salesman that my son had not driven one and would love to do so. He said that if one came in that was not a customer order, they would call us. They had four new customer ordered C6's on the lot the day we placed the order and they would not even let us sit in them. We also never got the call to sit in/drive one during the 2 months we waited for the car to arrive. The first time my son drove a C6 was when he drove his off the lot.

    Phil

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

    sounds like good planning. good luck with the delivery.

    Re: When will my 997S arrive?

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    PS CA said:
    Quote:
    SurferDude said:
    thanks. my dealer let me sit in a customer's ordered car that had arrived. i just wonder whether if a dealer could say no to a customer who wanted to buy one but wanted a test drive first. there are not a lot of S's sitting around. so, i could see a dealer being tempted. i plan to be there when the car arrives as you have done.



    Good question. Some might let someone sneak a drive. I recently went with my son to order a 2005 C6 Corvette. I mentioned to the salesman that my son had not driven one and would love to do so. He said that if one came in that was not a customer order, they would call us. They had four new customer ordered C6's on the lot the day we placed the order and they would not even let us sit in them. We also never got the call to sit in/drive one during the 2 months we waited for the car to arrive. The first time my son drove a C6 was when he drove his off the lot.

    Phil



    I hope my dealer would not let someone test drive. I have to think that has a lot of down side potential, but you never know.

     
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