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    Re: 918

    SciFrog:

    Educated guess is $40k for the 4 year major service...

     

    Will be less than that. not gonna be even closer to 40k

    918 services are actually surprisingly cheap.

    1st year is like doubled that of a 911 Turbo. in my case it's like 1700 CAD

    2nd year a bit more involved, think the bill was like 4k CAD

    3rd year it has more stuff to do, that one was like 9k CAD if I remember correctly.

    4th year is an unknown. But the next one will go back to the 1st year oil change only as most of the stuff are changed, 

    The car is taken apart quite liberally as the foreman wants to inspect everything to do a warranty claim before the it is up. So part of the labour of getting panels on and off will be part of warranty claim.

    The panels are actually quite easily taken off, a few bits here and there. And the car is designed to be worked on with them off.


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    Re: 918

    Targa Tim:

    good time to visit dealership and secretly sign in one of the panel

     

    yeah well you won't find it!Smiley


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    Re: 918

    When I was picking up my RS they had a CGT up for I believe 30,000 miles service. I asked the shop supervisor what the service would cost and he said around $25,000. Certainly out of my league. Thank God I didn't pull the trigger when I had a chance to buy one when they were first introduced. I had check book in hand and at the last minute walked away.enlightened


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    Re: 918

    nberry:

    When I was picking up my RS they had a CGT up for I believe 30,000 miles service. I asked the shop supervisor what the service would cost and he said around $25,000. Certainly out of my league. Thank God I didn't pull the trigger when I had a chance to buy one when they were first introduced. I had check book in hand and at the last minute walked away.enlightened

    So back then, you didn't have a single issue with dinosaur tech (3 pedals) Smiley


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    Back then there was no PDK... and no ESP which was the main reason I didn’t buy the car either.


    Re: 918

    don't think I will ever pay so much for a car, too much pressure driving and parking it

     


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    Re: 918

    Targa Tim:

    don't think I will ever pay so much for a car, too much pressure driving and parking it

     

    Tim, as I got older and wiser I placed limits on how much to pay for a car. Too many other interests to enjoy and entertain myself with.Smiley


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    Re: 918

    nberry:
    Targa Tim:

    don't think I will ever pay so much for a car, too much pressure driving and parking it

     

    Tim, as I got older and wiser I placed limits on how much to pay for a car. Too many other interests to enjoy and entertain myself with.Smiley


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    Smiley


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    Re: 918

    I think that it largely depends on where in Felix Dennis [1] richness list [2] one is indecision

    • Comfortably poor: £50k-£199k in liquid assets; £1m-£2m in total assets
    • Comfortably off: £200k-£499k in liquid assets; £3m-£4m in total assets
    • Comfortably wealthy: £500k-£999k in liquid assets; £5m-£15m in total assets
    • Lesser rich: £1m-£5m in liquid assets; £16m-£39m in total assets
    • Comfortably rich: £6m-£15m in liquid assets; £40m-£74m in total assets
    • Rich: £16m-£35m in liquid assets; £75m-£99m in total assets
    • Seriously rich: £36m-£49m in liquid assets; £100m-£199m in total assets
    • Truly rich: £50m-£100m in liquid assets; £200m-£399m in total assets
    • Filthy or super rich: Over £100m in liquid assets; over £1bn in total assets

    [1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Dennis
    [2]  https://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/13568/youre-not-really-rich-until-you-have-16m-of-liquid-assets/


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    Heh, that’s a depressing list smiley

    A good friend of mine was the editor of a magazine at Dennis Publishing. Apparently Felix was quite the character.. Everybody knew about it when he visited the office!


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    Re: 918

    nberry:
    Targa Tim:

    don't think I will ever pay so much for a car, too much pressure driving and parking it

     

    Tim, as I got older and wiser I placed limits on how much to pay for a car. Too many other interests to enjoy and entertain myself with.Smiley


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    Totally agree Nick.

    Especially now I learned that I'm not even considered to be rich Smiley


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    Re: 918

    DaveGordon:

    Heh, that’s a depressing list smiley

    +1 

     


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    Re: 918

    I did not mean to cause any form of depression. But if so, here is something that will make you feel better: http://www.globalrichlist.com .   Now back to the topic wink


    Re: 918

    schmoell:

    ...Now back to the topic wink

    This is RL you know indecision


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    Re: 918

    Or even RT angry


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    Re: 918

    Carlos from Spain:
    DaveGordon:

    Heh, that’s a depressing list smiley

    +1 

     

    Smiley So I'm not even wealthy...bummer. Need to show this list to my neighbors, my employees, my friends and acquittances and the kids at my son's school. Just to make sure... Smiley


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    Re: 918

    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    DaveGordon:

    Heh, that’s a depressing list smiley

    +1 

     

    Smiley So I'm not even wealthy...bummer. Need to show this list to my neighbors, my employees, my friends and acquittances and the kids at my son's school. Just to make sure... Smiley

    Hell I'm barely not poor!  Smiley


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    Re: 918

    While watching the video, I kept asking myself whether he could have driven the car as fast if he had MT. Both hands on the steering wheel firing through and out of the curves at incredible speeds. He was having a ball as was his passenger.


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    Re: 918

    Mithras:
    RC:
    Carlos from Spain:
    DaveGordon:

    Heh, that’s a depressing list smiley

    +1 

     

    Smiley So I'm not even wealthy...bummer. Need to show this list to my neighbors, my employees, my friends and acquittances and the kids at my son's school. Just to make sure... Smiley

    Hell I'm barely not poor!  Smiley

    Congrats... Smiley Smiley

    Have you read the comments on that site? Wow. Smiley


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    Re: 918

    Time for another update!!!

    I was just informed my car is finally done, after more than 2 months.

    The bill, will surprised many of you.

    The factory spec for 4th year 918 service is 7k CAD$ for labour.

    I was charged another 6k in parts. 

    That's like 10k US for the 4th year major service.

    Now Porsche also paid for a bunch of warranty work and recalls, their part of the bill was over 40k CAD, actually closer to 50k. I guess it's their Christmas present to me. 


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    Re: 918

    No call ? 😇


    Re: 918

    How much has Porsche lost on the 918 ? How longer will they have to pay even for it ? 


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    Re: 918

    Gnil:

    How much has Porsche lost on the 918 ? How longer will they have to pay even for it ? 

     

    Each and every single 918 were sold with a profit margin, Porsche didn't lose money when they sell them, if that's why you meant.

    Warranty for the car is coming up fro all the cars, cars are getting off warranty period from July this year. 

    My foreman and I were just clever in scheduling stuff, I put off the big recall until the very end just so the disassembly and reassembly labour will be billed to Porsche to for the warranty and recall items. Since the car is opened for doing those, I don't have to pay for opening the car in the first place.

     

     


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    Re: 918

    I am aware that when sold , Porsche made a margin. But with all the recalls , that margin must of been eaten away and probably the car now has cost them more then gained  , no ? 

     


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    Re: 918

    Parts for the car are expensive, but the major outlay is actually the labour cost involved to work on the car, the car is designed to be disassembled in order to be worked on.

    Bare min would be a couple hours to take down the under trays and reinstall. Pieces are so big it's a 2 man job. Same with the engine cover. Add another hour or so for each extra panels.

    Mine is one fo the highest mileage ones, so it needed a bit more work, my rough estimate puts Porsche liable for around 140k CAD sunk into warranty and recalls, 2/3 of which is labour cost. That puts it what, around 100k US, from a selling price of a million. 10%, still less than their profit margin.

    But on top of the 918, I am still buying other cars from them, and they make money for each purchase also.

    So.

    They are still way ahead smiley

    Don't forget, a lot of the cars are being parked, wasn't driven much and the owners can't be bothered to go in for recalls and even warranty work. When the 4 years is up, those warranty items will become paid items. 

    There are also unquantifiable sales from the 918.

    The tech on the car is being passed down to their regular production cars--- just to list few: The hybrid system went into the Panamera Hybrid and Cayenne Hybrid, the seats went into every other GT car, the steering wheel also into basically every 991. How much of the sales for their regular range is due to the 918 stuff?

    The 918 made hybrids cool. Also forcing Ferrari and McLaren to do hybrid hypercars. It changes people's perspective of hybrids from the time when Prius is the only thing around.

     

     

    Dollar wise, yes, for me the 918 has the most from the manufacturer. But % wise, nothing  come close to my 1st gen Bangle 745i. I kept that car for 3 years, whole I loved that car, the electronic stuff keep failing and BMW ended up replacing the brain for 9k a pop 5 times. The electronic trunk also keep dying and they must of fixed it like 10 times, BMW easily paid 50% of the cost of the car in warranty work there. 


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    Re: 918

    The question is: How much are going to be repairs after the warranty period ends? This may not be important to people who barely drive the car but for others...like you? 😱

    Maybe time to sell the car and get something new? Like a Senna? 😂😛

     


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    Re: 918

    to own a 918 long term is the best investment as you get from them whatever is in the pipeline ! kiss


    Re: 918

    BjoernB:

    to own a 918 long term is the best investment as you get from them whatever is in the pipeline ! kiss

    even in Europe? looks like pointless in middle east as your best friend for whatever is in the pipeline is the dealer Smiley


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    Re: 918

    the-missile:
    BjoernB:

    to own a 918 long term is the best investment as you get from them whatever is in the pipeline ! kiss

    even in Europe? looks like pointless in middle east as your best friend for whatever is in the pipeline is the dealer Smiley

    👍 Dealer or someone in the higher hierarchy at Porsche. Otherwise you're screwed. 😧


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