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    Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: question

    Can someone tell me what the outlook is for ordering a TT on the west coast?

    I heard if you FIND a build slot you ain't getting no car until september _2008_!?

    What da F? Mingya!

    (I just watched The Sopranos..., )

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: question

    Ask a colleague who's a major repeat buyer at a relevant dealer in SF/LA to help you obtain a real answer re: allocations......997TT is now an old commodity, and P's repeat buyer base in SF/LA is not particularly deep/competitive....

    It's like rsvns at any decent restaurant/hotel, etc....the stories may be very different based upon who's asking.....

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

    I ordered a 2008 Turbo Cab from a SF-area dealer, October build. I was on the waitlist at two dealers for a year, but I didn't get the impression that that things were particularly tight (I got a decent discount with limited options after some bidding competition between the two dealers).

    I did walk into a dealership in Scottsdale, AZ, and the situation was quite different - it appeared a number of their customers would be paying over list (for the cab, at least)

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

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    WBH said:


    It's like rsvns at any decent restaurant/hotel, etc....the stories may be very different based upon who's asking.....



    Aw Geez! Can you imagine if build slots and price tags for Porsches start to look like Airlines/Hotel price and availability structures?!!

    Would that eventually mean we'd get MSRP based on info gleaned from our Social Security numbers and tax returns? Maybe there'd be a psychological profiling that can measure how desperate you WANT the car.

    Actually the present-day dealer allocation thing is pretty understandable. Also understandable how the cars would experience local shortages because dealers do not want to trade Turbos since the markup/profit is so high.

    Just wondering WHY Porsche would start limiting production? _ARE_ they going to limit production?!!

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

    I honestly believe that Porsche is beginning to cut back production in order to save the brand. Their profits will come from the Cayenne, sedan, and the lower end Porsche's which they will continue to produce on a mass bases providing the demand is there.

    The performance Porsche's, will be limited with the view of regaining crdibility with their customer base. In my opinion this strategy will backfire for one important reason. ALL their models look alike and they are slowing morphing into a MB type company. I cannot tell one MB from another.

    If you are willing to pay close to $175,000 for a well optioned TT Cab. why not spend a little more and buy a Gallardo Spyder? They are available and certainly have more of a visual and sensory impact.

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

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    nberry said:

    If you are willing to pay close to $175,000 for a well optioned TT Cab. why not spend a little more and buy a Gallardo Spyder? They are available and certainly have more of a visual and sensory impact.



    I agree with you. I'd much rather have a Gallardo Spyder than a TT cab. Dynamite car.

    Problem with Porsche is that all their cars look alike to the masses. It does [beep] me off that a car at nearly 170K shares parts/visuals with the lowest end P car.

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

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    nberry said:
    I honestly believe that Porsche is beginning to cut back production in order to save the brand. Their profits will come from the Cayenne, sedan, and the lower end Porsche's which they will continue to produce on a mass bases providing the demand is there.

    The performance Porsche's, will be limited with the view of regaining crdibility with their customer base. In my opinion this strategy will backfire for one important reason. ALL their models look alike and they are slowing morphing into a MB type company. I cannot tell one MB from another.

    If you are willing to pay close to $175,000 for a well optioned TT Cab. why not spend a little more and buy a Gallardo Spyder? They are available and certainly have more of a visual and sensory impact.



    Why?

    1) You can't buy a new G-Spider for a little more first off. Especially not one loaded like a new as your spec. $165k TT Cab w/ Carbon Ceramics etc. For me $165k is about the very top I want to spend for an everday car, very, very top. For $165k for the TT Cab (loaded exactly the way I want) no other car can do everything it does..... Over $200k , more like $225k for a loaded G-spider is just not for me, not for using everyday. Big difference between spending $165k vs $225k on a car I plan to use everyday and park in public places.
    2) I have a weekend car better imo than the G, a F430.
    3) The TT Cab is a car that will be extremely comfortable to commute to work in everyday
    4) Can't take my wife & kids in a G-Spider, already have a 2 seater sports car
    5) The TT is imo more reliable than a G-Spider
    6) Real pain to get to Lambo dealer's for me - This one isn't a big deal but is still a factor.
    7) For everyday commuting I want a kick ass car that will run with basically everything but without having to talk w/ everybody. It's okay w/ the Ferrari I expect it and enjoy it too but having that kinda attention EVERY DAY would be vert tiresome
    8) Praticality. I often like to go places and need some type of trunk or storage space and would rather take a sports car then an SUV, the G-Spider just cant do it
    9) Driving a 911 in everyday traffic/conditions the car shrinks around you, I literally feel like I can do anything in my 997 S Cab, the G-Spider is basically the opposite, a real PINA to drive in traffic with horrible blind spots and a drag to reverse it's a lot like my F430 in that respect. You're sitting real low, not the kinda car that you feel confident in around tight spots or parking etc. The G-Spider is a blast to drive but you really need open road. Also feel the TT is a better all round in all conditions dry & wet sports car & probably safter too.
    10) If driving the TT Cab is anything like my 997 S cab and from what I can tell from driving the TT Coupe it will be and then some, driving the TT is just more fun! And basically lets you go about your business without any fuss, lets you do everything w/ everybody, easily. The G-Spider would be more a choice for me instead of a F430 not instead of a TT Cab.......... Maybe the TT cab is not as flashy as say a yellow G-Spider. Sure the whole look at me I'm driving a Lambo Spider is fun too but costs aside if both were equal money if given a choice of driving a TT Cab everyday (for me that means 300 miles a week commuting plus another 200 or so wherever) or a G-Spider no question which one I'd pick.

    Sure I can think of another dozen why's to add to my novel but you get the idea.

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

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    STRADALE said:

    7) For everyday commuting I want a kick ass car that will run with basically everything but without having to talk w/ everybody.



    Agree 1000% That's number one reason I like plain-looking Porsches (damn wing!).

    I don't like chatting with strangers everytime at the gas pump; I try to limit conversation, then for the next ten seconds I criticize myself for not having been chatty/friendly enough.

    Re: Allocations, Build Dates, and Delivery: questi

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    Bluehinder said:
    Quote:
    nberry said:

    If you are willing to pay close to $175,000 for a well optioned TT Cab. why not spend a little more and buy a Gallardo Spyder? They are available and certainly have more of a visual and sensory impact.



    I agree with you. I'd much rather have a Gallardo Spyder than a TT cab. Dynamite car.

    Problem with Porsche is that all their cars look alike to the masses. It does [beep] me off that a car at nearly 170K shares parts/visuals with the lowest end P car.



    Who cares what it looks like to the masses? Are you buying the car for them or yourself?

    Do you like the looks or not? If not, what are you doing here?

     
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