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    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    Hi Lu,

    I ordered my car in mid Feb 2006. At the time I ordered, I was told I could have collected it in June 2006 (if I was happy to get a MY2006 car) so the wait would have been around 4 months. This is fairly typical.

    In my case, however, I wanted a MY2007 car. The new model year only starts (usually) after the factory break in August so I was supposed to get my car in Sept 2006. There were some delays so I was told I could only get it in October. However, I myself couldn't travel until November due to work and family factors. That's why I waited till 10 November in the end.

    I dealt with a salesman called Markus Wesp at Porsche Zentrum Darmstadt. His contact number is +49 6151 864 252. His email address is m.wesp@porsche-darmstadt.de

    So far, no problems yet so I haven't needed to pay a visit to a UK dealer. But I have no doubts at all that UK dealers will welcome me just like they would somebody who bought a car from a UK dealer.

    I had a Porsche Vehicle Tracking device fitted by a UK dealer. I got excellent service from them. At the end of the day, it's all after-sales business which is all welcome revenue for them! Why wouldn't the dealer want my custom if they benefit from it...?

    I even contacted Customer Services at Porsche Cars Great Britain in Reading to let them know about my personal import. They were incredibly polite and helpful. Even though the car wasn't imported through them to the UK, to their credit, they went out of their way to be helpful. They added my car to their database of Porsches in the UK so that I will be informed of any recall notices etc. They even gave me a complimentary subscription to Christophorus saying that every 6 issues (i.e 1 year), I should simply contact them and they would keep renewing my Christophorus subscription for free. There is zero hostility to the fact that I personally imported my car from a German dealer collecting it myself from the factory.

    How can I put this? The way I bought my car and the wonderful experience I have gone through has been one of the best experiences of my life.

    All the best with whatever route you take

    I hope to post more photos once the weather improves a bit more - haven't had a lot of free time at weekends recently...


    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    Dear Easy-Rider, thank you so much fot taking the time to reply. I think you have said it all.
    I am after a GT3 (white) but all dealers are quoting me delivery time of at least 12 months, which is not helpful since even 12 months is not gauranteed. I will try your German dealer. Is your car 2 year warranty and exact UK spec plus extras?
    Thanks Again, Lu

    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    You're welcome.

    Yes, 2 year warranty. You need to get a C16 UK spec car, compare options (Germany vs UK) to make sure it has everything you want.

    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    I hope guys here will appreciate this thread once again - it's been buried away for some time Smiley It's not a sticky thread - does anyone want it to be made into a sticky thread Smiley


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    Rennteam Moderator - 997.1 C2S Coupe GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen collection


    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    Thanks for sending me this link (from another thread) - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it all the way through as I'm waiting the delivery of my first Porsche - alas not a Z pick up though! As i was nearing the end I was thinking that it was a pity that other newbies wouldn't perhaps have come across it, but as was the case in 2009, here it is ressurrected once again for us newbies to enjoy!

    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    Thanks Budster. Actually there is a thread with all the links to my various photo threads. Enjoy

    www.rennteam.com/forum/thread/20202414/Links_to_Easy_Riders_Photo_Threads_on_Rennteam/page1.html 


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    997.1 C2S
     GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: Factory Collection and my first impressions

    It's nice to see this old thread resurface again ... can't believe it's had over 35000 views already ... 


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    997.1 C2S
     GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


     
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