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    Porsche not taking orders for X51!!!

    I just talked to my dealer. My order couldn't go in because Porsche is not taking orders for the X51. The reason is that they are going to produce the 50 Club Coupes and only then will they start producing cars with the X51 again.
    I was told that they hope to complete production of the 50 cars by December...
    Did anyone hear the same story?
    Paulo

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    pcosta said:
    I just talked to my dealer. My order couldn't go in because Porsche is not taking orders for the X51. The reason is that they are going to produce the 50 Club Coupes and only then will they start producing cars with the X51 again.
    I was told that they hope to complete production of the 50 cars by December...
    Did anyone hear the same story?
    Paulo



    Well, I was told by a very reliable source today that I should consider myself lucky if I get my car before Nov/ Dec!!!
    Initial delivery date was supposed to be August!
    If indeed the dealer tells me December, I might just scrap the powerkit and take the PSE instead, this is getting ridiculous.
    I can only wait for so long IMHO.
    Feedback and opinions greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    It is true that the 50 Club Coupes (X51) get production priority

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    Trundle997S said:
    It is true that the 50 Club Coupes (X51) get production priority



    And that's 100% fine by me, I understand that.
    What pisses me off is my dealer telling me since August that the car will be one month late, etc etc etc...

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    I don't know about the club coupes getting priority. Aerosmith's X51 order got moved up 1 month from Oct production to Sept production. My dealer was unable to get the X51 on my Oct. car but Nov took it so I am mfgconf with a Nov car.

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    Fanch, hang in there the wait will be worth it to have a very limited special car. I hate waiting also, had to wait for X51 to get released to the states and I am probably looking at Jan 06.

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    You are correct! I was just at Braman in South Fl yest and they told me the exact same thing.

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    Hope this delay is resolved very soon!

    I can't wait to hear your reviews on the X51!

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    Fanch said:
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    Trundle997S said:
    It is true that the 50 Club Coupes (X51) get production priority



    And that's 100% fine by me, I understand that.
    What pisses me off is my dealer telling me since August that the car will be one month late, etc etc etc...




    Drive to the dealer with a F430 and get your deposit back .

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    996toomey said:
    I don't know about the club coupes getting priority. Aerosmith's X51 order got moved up 1 month from Oct production to Sept production. My dealer was unable to get the X51 on my Oct. car but Nov took it so I am mfgconf with a Nov car.



    That is correct. The build date for my X51 is September 26th (PLPROD). However, I placed my order on August 19th, before any of the Club Coupe orders were placed. My initial build date was supposed to be in October. Somehow that got moved up to September 26th. My dealer tells me that the X51 is still on my order. Somehow I got lucky. The car should be delivered by the end of October. I reckon it could be one of the first X51s.

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    Fanch,

    I have no idea what goes on inside Porsche, but if what you posted earlier is true, I suspect your car will be completed anyway. It costs them money to let a partially completed car sit in inventory, so here's to hoping someone gets your car X51ed along with the Club Coupes and shipped. All the best things in life require some sacrifice, I hope you hold out. And maybe a little righteous indignation with your dealer would encourage him to do something nice for you?

    mcdelaug

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    Drive to the dealer with a F430 and get your deposit back .




    this is THE solution!

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    zzboba said:
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    Drive to the dealer with a F430 and get your deposit back .




    this is THE solution!



    Indeed what a car!
    But that bumps up the budget considerably (CCM + Bucket + etc...) and at present, I would definitely not feel comfortable driving a Ferrari from an image point of view.
    It's bad enough with Porsche already.
    Maybe it'll change with time, but right now, the Ferrari is a no go no matter how good it is.

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    Indeed what a car!
    But that bumps up the budget considerably (CCM + Bucket + etc...) and at present, I would definitely not feel comfortable driving a Ferrari from an image point of view.
    It's bad enough with Porsche already.
    Maybe it'll change with time, but right now, the Ferrari is a no go no matter how good it is.



    you will get used to it! believe me! (and so will your mates)
    and no need to order flashy colors, get it in stealth titanio and it'll be hard to spot you in traffic.

    regarding the budget: keep the (probable) resale value in mind -- F430 vs fully loaded 997 S X51.

    but this is not fair -- you've ordered your 997 and it will be damn fine car. i'm really looking forward to your reports and pictures.

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    zzboba said:
    you will get used to it! believe me! (and so will your mates)
    and no need to order flashy colors, get it in stealth titanio and it'll be hard to spot you in traffic.

    regarding the budget: keep the (probable) resale value in mind -- F430 vs fully loaded 997 S X51.

    but this is not fair -- you've ordered your 997 and it will be damn fine car. i'm really looking forward to your reports and pictures.



    Of course I could get used to it! (Who wouldn't )
    But as you know, I'm still in my twenties and I still have hair, and yes, I do get help from family members financially, I'm a lucky sob.
    A Ferrari is such a big deal, not for me, but for the general public, for me, a car is a car, (a Mitsu EVO9 is just as fast as a 997 or Ferrari on open country roads, but then it's not all about A to B speed obviously).
    But with respect to the public, and mostly of course people who know me, people I work with etc. a Ferrari is just too much.
    IT'd be comments like, Oh! Junior drives a Ferrari, I see...
    I will hopefully own one, one day, but I wanna make sure I'm 100% comfortable with the image, I have plenty of time.
    Sorry for going slightly OT here Zz!

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    But as you know, I'm still in my twenties and I still have hair



    haha, i didn't know that you have to be old and bald to be a proper F driver

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    zzboba...current F430 owner, future 997 Turbo S owner. Wanna bet? Latest rumor: test cars are driving around with reliable 600+ HP, the potential of the engine has been raised to 700+ HP due to some essential modifications in the engine itself and of course the variable turbo charger geometry. But maybe this is just a stupid rumor and the Turbo S doesn't hit 0-125 mph (200 kph) in slightly above 11 seconds.

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    ...from Italian magazine Quatt...te:

    F430 F1 0-200Km/h 12.5 sec

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    zzboba...current F430 owner, future 997 Turbo S owner. Wanna bet?



    well, never say never... at least my daughter would appreciate the rear seats

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    gian61 said:
    ...from Italian magazine Quatt...te:

    F430 F1 0-200Km/h 12.5 sec



    Various tests in German magazines state 13.x seconds for the F430. The only test with 12.x was later identified as a printing error (12.x was supposed to say 13.x in this article).

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    mcdelaug said:
    Fanch,

    I have no idea what goes on inside Porsche, but if w I hope you hold out. And maybe a little righteous indignation with your dealer would encourage him to do something nice for you?

    mcdelaug

    Your Dealer is at the whim of Porsche as much as you are. Your frustration should be aimed at Porsche.

     
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