This thread and the other, is freaking me out! I've ordered my 17 GTS and I hope all goes well!! I'm starting to think the expensive extended warranty might be a good idea since I plan on keeping 10 years or so. Lots to break! $$$
The transfer case issue seems pretty uncommon, so hopefully most people won't have to worry about it. I'm envious of your pending GTS. I would have got one if they had been available in 2014. But I love my S.
I asked my SA what the warranty repair cost was for the transfer case replacement, as my receipt obviously showed zero cost to me. He didn't say, but did allude to the extensive testing PCNA required at $160/hour, and that the transfer case itself was over $2000. He told me that PCNA wanted to eliminate the PDK as the source of the shuddering. He said a PDK transmission, which is not serviceable, is around $30k (I doubt this is the case and I haven't researched the accuracy of this, but I expect they are expensive). He was only aware of one PDK failure (under warranty). They seem pretty bullet proof, as demonstrated by a guy on Youtube that Launch Controlled a Turbo S fifty times in a row, and it never missed a beat.
All this did remind me, however, that if I decide to keep the car longer than the factory warranty, I'll want to purchase an extended warranty for peace of mind. It doesn't need to be purchased when the car is new, only before the factory warranty expires. And it pays to shop around. I'll likely opt for a new one instead.
2015 Macan S - Silver on agate, gloss black trim, leather package, PASM, PTV, Premium, 18-ways, Infotainment, Bose, 19" Macan Design, comfort lighting, compass
1996 993 C4S - Polar silver
Gone but not forgotten: '06 911 C2S cab; 07 911 Targa4S; 05 911 C2S cab; 05 C55 AMG; 01 CLK55 AMG; 70 MBZ 300SEL 6.3; 78 BMW 633 CSI
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