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    Porsche experience days?

    Im thinking of getting it for my birthday present to myself (usually one of the best things i get on my birthday) but I would like to know if its any good? What you do and how much it costs? (UK based experience).

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    Sorry I meant to add that I have a 997 and was looking at the actual Porsche one to drive a 997 on a track.

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    Perhaps we should try to make a day of it and organise a track day so we can all meet up, chew the fat, take the mick and general bravado.

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    I went on the "Porsche Driving Experience" half-day course thrown in last year with my MY06 order (price went up so they softened the blow with the course). Think they said it was worth about a grand (although that now sounds like a lot ). It was at one of the Testing centres - we did some fast laps of a small track, played around on the skidpan (tricky) and then had a demo of going round banked corners at 100mp - good fun! There was a bit of instruction - would have preferred more but I am an information sponge, so perhaps not representative.

    The selection of cars was pot luck. All were 997S'es - mine was a standard Tiptronic S whereas the others had Ceramic brakes and/or Sports suspension (don't remember the combos).

    I think you'll enjoy it. Right now I don't have the readies to do the next level (I think you can do a whole day - more intensive too - for a while.

    Did you know they do an Arctic experience by the way? Somewhere in Norway I think...

    SoS.

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    londondude - did you not get the PDE as part of the 997 purchase or was it not on the standard options at the time. I get my car on wednesday (sorry everyone if I keep going on about it ), and I am getting an invite to a PDE level 1 day, plus i have got a opc customer day invite to oulton park where i get to hammer a C4s all day.

    speak to your dealer - you never know you might get a freebie?

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    I think every Porsche buyer is written to and offered a free Driving Experience half day. Normally held at Millbrook and worth Pounds550. Have been on two.

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    Thanks Persuader for correcting my hazy memories. You're right on both location and value.

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    I didnt get a single thing with my new 997 (that I picked up 4 weeks ago). Is that usual?

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    londondude said:
    I didnt get a single thing with my new 997 (that I picked up 4 weeks ago). Is that usual?



    You should have got the half day described above if you bought a 2006 MY car. Phone your friendly OPC man and ask about it and he should organise it for you. Mines at Millbrook on 17th of March - car picked up October last year, driving day mentioned by OPC then, nothing for 4 weeks so one call later it was sorted out in a couple of days.

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    cheers will give him a call then.

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    londondude - let us know how you get on - I didn't get anything offered to me either. I used OPC West London...

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    Absolutely incredible!!! That's all I can say! I did the driving experience in Millbrook last week in blizzard conditions and we still got up to 157mph on the oval and 151mph on the mile straight - I couldn't even see the road the snow was coming down so heavy!!! And the break tests at full speed - wow that car can handle - and the Alpine Race Track - I thought I was on a scalextric track!
    I did bring a video camera but its not allowed - anyway I couldn't have used it because you really need to concentrate on driving - its nonstop for about 3 hours.
    However as I was staying in the hotel I did get some footage of the cars arriving back from the driving experience the previous day

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4410213846305570865

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    Can't wait until mine arrives and I go the the Driving day. It's a shame they don't video the day for you. Would be a good keepsake.

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    Did mine in a Cayman S today and it was good fun. A lot of stuff I have done a zillion times such as brakes etc but learnt a fair bit on the road.

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    I'd recommend to hassle Chiswick OPC a bit about the experience day, referencing other UK buyers who got one.

    Ourselves, we booked a weekend driving course in Germany at Porsche Leipzig last year and I can only recommend the experience. It was cheaper than the UK offer when you consider the duration (2 full driving days for app. 590 GBP/850 Euro, as compared to 550 GBP for half a day here). They have English instructions available too.

    All in all, including course fee, loaner Porsche, off-track rental car, hotel, flight, food etc. we paid a bit over a thousand pound per person (both driving).

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    ResB said:
    Perhaps we should try to make a day of it and organise a track day so we can all meet up, chew the fat, take the mick and general bravado.



    When you get your date post it here! Who knows. Maybe some of us will end up on the same day!!

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