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Friday will be quite a day. One I am considering a 'bucket list' day.

First off, maybe I should thank or be mad at two forum members; limulus and skiphoyt.

The journey began early last December, when I went to my local Porsche dealership looking at the Cayenne. For years, I have been a diehard BMW fan, although I have an old Boxster, Bimmers have always been my go to, but the X5 hasn't received great reviews, hence checking out the Cayenne. I had never heard of the Macan, but there it was. I was intrigued. So, I started researching and found this forum. Test drove a GTS demo at a local dealership with my Brother over the Christmas holiday. Oh my, this was a vehicle I had to have. But then, the dealership wanted close to list for a demo with 9,000 miles. Are you kidding.

Now on to why thank or be mad at two forum members. Mad, because I have never in my life spent this kind of money on a vehicle. Scary as heck. How did it happen? Well fellow forum member and I, Skip, started corresponding as we were both interested in the same demo GTS at my local dealership. But, we both felt we were not receiving a fair offer. In the end, we both walked away, and both bought a new GTS. Pretty close in options. I have never met Skip or his spouse, but I feel like we are friends.

Then, limulus kept talking about what a great deal he got on his GTS at a dealership in Atlanta. We started sending PM messages, and I kept reading all his excitement about his experience. One thing led to another, and I ordered a GTS from his SA at Perimeter. I got what I believe was one heck of an discount. Sure, maybe it was as good as it was because the 2017 model year is closing. But, a deal seeker, I am happy.

Okay, now on to my itinerary for Friday. I just pray my flight is on time.
- Get up at 4:00am
- Drive to local airport for scheduled 7:00am flight to Atlanta
- Scheduled to arrive in Atlanta at 9:00am. Find a taxi to take me to PEC.
- I have a scheduled track time for 11:00am to drive a Macan GTS. This is a definite 'bucket list' thing to do.
- After 1 1/2 hours on the track, I have a lunch reservation at Restaurant 356 at the PEC at 12:45pm.
- After lunch, I am sure I will have to visit the gift shop.
- At 2:30pm, my SA has arranged for a driver to pick me up at PEC and drive me to Perimeter, which is North Atlanta, where I will personally meet my new GTS.
- After finalizing all the paperwork, my journey begins driving my GTS back home. I will spend the night half way at a hotel, then get back home on Saturday.

I know this schedule is very tight, but I hope my flight is on time, so everything else can fall into place.

I'll report back after she is home in the garage.
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Sounds like a wonderful bucket list checkbox completed!

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Sounds like one helluva experience, hope all the logistics play out for you!
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You are in for a real threat with your new GTS! You have done your homework and checked the right boxes so come Friday sit back in the comfort of your new Garnet red seats and enjoy the 'ride'. I along with all the forum members wish you the best and many happy years with this wonderful machine.
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Just picked up my GTS from there 2 days ago, what color did you choose?
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Awesome !!! You picked a great vehicle and a fantastic way to go with the delivery . Congrats !!
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Congrats! You will LOVE the GTS experience at PEC, and you will be amazed after that 1 1/2 hours how well you will know, and feel comfortable at the limits in, your new GTS when you pick it up. Have a blast.
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I have owned five Jet Black BMWs, so this Carrera White is a real switch for me. Here are pics that my SA took of the GTS awaiting my arrival.
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Picked up my GTS on 26 May at the PEC and this was without doubt the best customer service I have ever experience. Everything is first class and you will have the time of your life!
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