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My build locks on the 24th and I'm still second guessing if I should add PASM on my '18 Macan S build. My commute consists of mainly windy, hilly backroads; I don't know if adding PASM would even be noticeable and from what my SA tells me, about 90% of the Macan S's they order does not have it.

I'm 100% happy with all of my other options, but I don't want to have any regrets considering A) this is my first Porsche and B) I plan on keeping it for awhile.

I didn't plan on adding a ton of performance options since spending 8-10k more for GTS is the better value, so my thoughts on leaving PASM out was to keep the S price tag more reasonable.

What do you guys think, is it a worthwhile option?!

-Z
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Opinions will vary of course. I think PASM is an excellent option to have as with its 3 settings it can be set to give a slightly more comfortable ride than without it or a more sporting ride if you prefer. Also because its always on means even if you have it set on the more comfortable settings and make an evasive move it will firm the dampers up nicely for that brief time.

Of course as you indicated this comes at a cost. To me it is worth it. Perhaps drive a Macan with PASM and try the 3 modes?

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What's the rest of your build? You'll certainly love the car without PASM. But will only know how much more you'll love it with if you drive one on roads similar to your commute. Be warned the budget might be in jeopardy.

As you've described those roads, the GTS my be the ideal candidate. Say goodbye to the budget.
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If you are asking this question about PASM, get it and don't think twice about it again.

PASM is a performance upgrade and you are getting a Porsche ! And you are driving on winding roads !


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Do it. Only option I wish my S had.

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PASM ... is it a worthwhile option?!



I understand your logic. I didn't get PASM and have no regrets. But your commute sounds a lot more fun than my 3 miles of city traffic driving at 12mph average.
Might be worth it for you.




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I drive a lot of windy roads in my S, have PASM, and love it. Over time I appreciate it more if that helps - it isn't something tried once and not used again. I change settings frequently and while subtle at first it's quite noticeable the more you drive the car. Usually firmer is better unless on rough roads, then I truly appreciate being able to go soft.

No PASM is not a mistake, you'll still love how your car handles. Having it adds noticeably to suspension dynamics.
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Guys,

My build locks on the 24th and I'm still second guessing if I should add PASM on my '18 Macan S build. My commute consists of mainly windy, hilly backroads; I don't know if adding PASM would even be noticeable and from what my SA tells me, about 90% of the Macan S's they order does not have it.

I'm 100% happy with all of my other options, but I don't want to have any regrets considering A) this is my first Porsche and B) I plan on keeping it for awhile.

I didn't plan on adding a ton of performance options since spending 8-10k more for GTS is the better value, so my thoughts on leaving PASM out was to keep the S price tag more reasonable.

What do you guys think, is it a worthwhile option?!

-Z
I'd have to see the rest of the build . Part of me feels that if you are questioning it and even mentioning a GTS is worth the 8 grand to get one . If it's a first Porsche the GTS will really feel like a (sportier) Porsche . Otherwise if saving money but having a nice car is the route skip it and just get the S without it.
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If I had the extra for the GTS, I would certainly get it.

Here's my code: PJW5CWU6

I should've test drove one with it, but all the S's on the dealer lots didn't have it and I didn't want to drive a GTS because I knew I'd love it!

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If I had the extra for the GTS, I would certainly get it.

Here's my code: PJW5CWU6

I should've test drove one with it, but all the S's on the dealer lots didn't have it and I didn't want to drive a GTS because I knew I'd love it!

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Geeze -- you built a very nice S . I would just leave it alone . You are so close to a GTS though . With a discount its just a hair away. Here is your exact car in a GTS . This is not subtracting anything.
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