roof rail or not?? or not?? - Porsche Macan Forum
User Tag List

 80Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Default roof rail or not?? or not??

Hmm. I know this question has been asked for a million times... But I still wondering, does it fit with a VG GTS? ( this is very particular

I placed my order a while ago, and it will be locked by next week. I saw a white GTS with black rail looks very nice. It adds much contrast in white.

It is all for cosmetic purpose, not going to use it. Anyone here had experience with a dark color (Black, VG, etc,) with a black roof rail? And how do you like it?
feels is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 07:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Garage
Default

Have sapphire blue with black rails and looks great. Also will probably never use.
MikeyA56 likes this.
Shaf is offline  
post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 09:39 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: CT
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Garage
Default

I ended up going with a GTS that didn't have rails since I will never use them and I like how it looks without them...it looks more "car like" and less SUV.
ctdw is offline  
 
post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 09:44 PM
Senior Member
 
SomeBeach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Default

I have the Sapphire Blue with black roof rails and think they look great.
Cheers!
P.S. I use them about once a month to mount kayaks.
MikeyA56 likes this.

Delivered August 22, 2015 | 2016 Macan S | Sapphire Blue | Luxor Beige | Trailer Hitch | Skid Plate (Front) | Roof Rails in Black | ParkAssist | Window Trim in Black | 20" RS Spyder Wheels | Wheel Center Caps with Colored Porsche Crest | LCA | Seats (14-way) | Comfort Lighting | Illuminated Door-Sill Guards | Bose
SomeBeach is offline  
post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 09:45 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,220
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 581 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by feels View Post

It is all for cosmetic purpose, not going to use it.
Roof rails are for transporting stuff on your roof.

If you're not gonna use it - don't order it.

Simple.
WHT TGR, djs2303, bukit and 5 others like this.

2017 Porsche Macan S. Volcano Grey with RS Spyders and my carefully curated set of options.
PMSA7 is offline  
post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-10-2016, 10:26 PM
L_K
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: FL
Posts: 140
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PMSA7 View Post
Roof rails are for transporting stuff on your roof.

If you're not gonna use it - don't order it.

Simple.
I ordered the rails on my VG GTS, but I am going to use them. I like how they look, so I guess unlike the trailer hitch there is a cosmetic component. But without that additional push from actually needing them, I don't see the point.
kite pilot and Louie Zoi like this.
L_K is offline  
post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 01:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 199
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Default

I love roof racks and missed them on recent previous cars. The rails look good on the Macan being an SUV, and I look forward to not renting trucks to transport sometimes simple but long/wide stuff.

Red with black rails.
kite pilot and Louie Zoi like this.

Macan GTS, Audi RS5
_RS_ is offline  
post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 01:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Louie Zoi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago Region
Posts: 1,215
Mentioned: 99 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 406 Post(s)
Default

I have Dark Blue Metallic (which is dark enough that the side blades sort of disappear) and the black rails. I do use them occasionally, and I also like the looks. Some folks hate the rails and think they look stupid; others of us like 'em and think the car looks a bit "bald" without them. It really comes down to your personal preference. Either way, you're going to love driving your VG GTS!
fantom, kite pilot, Jammer and 2 others like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2016 Dark Blue Metallic Macan S • Unlimited Smiles per Gallon since 8/24/2015
Louie Zoi is offline  
post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 08:04 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 80 Post(s)
Garage
Default

Sapphire Blue w/ black rails. Prefer the look, so for me, it's mostly cosmetic, but also partially functional, such as when we pick up a Christmas tree, et al.
Louie Zoi likes this.

----
Mike

'16 Torch Red ZO6
'15 Sapphire Blue Macan Turbo
'15 Iridium Silver C63s
'10 Blade Silver ZR1
'87 Grand National
MikeyA56 is offline  
post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-11-2016, 06:24 PM
Senior Member
 
fantom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SoFL
Posts: 969
Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 386 Post(s)
Default

While the question hasn't been asked quite a million times, a simple seach will yield you an interesting discussion.

I like them, ordered them and think any Macan looks better with them. One interesting point in the above discussion is that the rails will deflect rain from draining down over the doors, giving you an unexpected bath. Also, we're told they can't be retrofit.

If your reason for not getting them is that the Macan will then look more like a car...there are some great deals on remaining 2016 991's.

NETX, kite pilot, Jammer and 4 others like this.
fantom is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome