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    Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    Hello Guys,

    I'm trying to order a 997S. The earliest build the nearby dealer has is March. May delivery!

    The dealer wants $5000 deposit. Just wondering, is that normal? or is the dealer asking too much?

    We ordered our M3 for $500 deposit and the S500 for $1000.

    Thanks.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    offer him $3000 and tell him to take it or leave it.

    OR:

    If he insists on the 5000 tell him you want to show the contract to your attny, to make sure it is refundable.

    Have Attny write in conditions like, say, your financial reversal, or divorce or death of spouse, or terrorist attack will MAKE it refundable, etc. Write your own terms in for getting a refund.

    In the _USA_ the deposit is supposed to be refundable, unless you ordered a pink custom paint job? That's what I was told.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    That is way too much unless your are ordering something unique like Mary Kay pink color. Most dealers only require a US $1000 deposit.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    Thanks for the reponse guys. All I'm ordering is Guards Red/Black Adaptive Sports seats. Nav, Sport Chrono, Premium Sound, Aluminum Package, PDC.

    I asked them if they consider Guards Red an out of the norm color in their standards! they said no. Two dealers now asking $5k. Maybe it's a bay area thing.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    $1000 is more normal. at least in SF & LA...

    -r

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    $2000 and below are normal.

    i usually pay $500-1000

    more than that, its probably because they think you aren't serious.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    Quote:
    ossi said:
    $1000 is more normal. at least in SF & LA...

    -r



    I'm in SF do you know what dealership?

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    I put down a $1000 deposit in Long Beach for my 997S. And, in California, there is a law somewhere that says the deposit is fully refundable if you don't end up buying the car.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    Quote:
    SoCal Alan said:
    there is a law somewhere that says the deposit is fully refundable if you don't end up buying the car.



    unless they slip something into whatever they make you sign.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    I believe Rector asks for $5K deposit, but refundable...ask dealer to confirm refundability; also may want to offer $1K now and additional $4K once build begins....where $5K is fully refundable. Other SF P dealers ask for $1K. If time-sensitive, may want to see if you can find acceptable 997S on vessel. Seems that several 997S in reasonable colors/equip combo are avail for SF dealers at MSRP.

    I paid a $1,000 deposit at Carlson (Near SF) for a 997S

    Car should be here in Jan.

    I can't believe there is no Porsche dealer in San Francisco !?!?

    Re: I paid a $1,000 deposit at Carlson (Near SF) for a 997S

    After haggling with my dealer, they went from a deposit of "10% of MSRP" to $2,500...

    I am a long-standing good customer of their sister BMW dealership so maybe that helped. As I handed my saleslady the check, I nicely noted that the deposit is irrelevant anyway, since it's refundable if I balk...

    Re: I paid a $1,000 deposit at Carlson (Near SF) for a 997S

    hey guys,

    Over here in toronto dealers want a deposit of $5000.

    Re: I paid a $1,000 deposit at Carlson (Near SF) for a 997S

    In Houston, its "only" $1000. In Austin its $5000.

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    I've ordered cars from a few bay area Porsche dealers, and I put down $1K to "get in line" and another $4K when the order was placed in PCNA system (around 3 months before production month). My understanding is car deposits are refundable by law in CA, unless you sign a contract that says it's non-refundable.

    I paid $8000

    but I am in Saudi Arabia and have one dealer only.. Actually, the dealer wanted much more - almost $15000 but I worked down with them to $8000. Things work differently over here but I am surprised to see dealers in Canada asking that much !

    Re: I paid $8000

    Quote:
    muhri said:
    but I am in Saudi Arabia and have one dealer only.. Actually, the dealer wanted much more - almost $15000 but I worked down with them to $8000. Things work differently over here but I am surprised to see dealers in Canada asking that much !



    That's probably Canadian pesos btw

    Re: Trying to order a 997S. Need advice!

    Porsche Centre East London want Pounds3000 for either 997 or 997S. With Pounds1=US$1.85 today, that's US$5550...

    I better bill some clients now !

     
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