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According to US News, "The 2018 Porsche Macan has an above-average reliability rating of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power. The average rating for all vehicles is a three out of five. Only the 2018 BMW X4 bests the Macanís reliability in the luxury compact SUV segment."
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@MDJAK is not a rookie having owned like 5 Porsche's in four years. Just sayin....

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Don't feed the trolls.
I don't consider them trolls. People with a problem with their car will seek solace in complaining to other owners of the same model seeking information that, perhaps, they aren't the only one with the same problem. Or, they could could be just seeking a fix. Nothing is wrong with that. Misery loves company, etc etc etc. Once they find solace or don't, they leave. People come and go all the time and a new wave appears. This is the ebb and flow of any automotive forum. Its just how it works. No, I do not believe they are trolls. That said, of course there are some but the honest people are honestly seeking information of some kind of confirmation.

Got a complaint? File it in the complaint subforum. Obviously, transfer cases seems to be a problem. Is it a "big" problem? Do you see an IMS level class action law suit? When you do, then its a big problem. This article said it all very well back when the Macan was announced:

Avoidable Contact: Cayenne won’t help ya, Cayenne won’t do you no good.

"... the cheaper the car, and/or the bigger the market, the higher the expectations. There’s a reason that you can buy a Cayenne Turbo S for $15,000 against an original MSRP of $143,000 just seven or eight years after it leaves Leipzig: it doesn’t meet expectations. The man who spent six figures on the Cayenne Turbo S can afford to take that loss, but his more modestly-accomplished younger brother can’t afford to take the same hit on his Macan. If you want to play in the mass market, you need to bring mass market skills to bear. There’s no evidence that Porsche has those skills. Which means that they will eventually fail, and they will fail on a scale from which there is no recovery.

I could be wrong. The Macan could be a tremendous success and it could be so well-built and reliable that it creates an entirely new generation of loyal buyers who can’t wait to buy the Porsche sports cars as companion pieces."


It seems to me they have succeeded. Sales continue to boom. There are no class action lawsuits that I know of for quality.

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Premium brand.
Premium expectations.

But really, it's the car business.

Build and assemble, from the most cost effective source you can.
And charge what the market will bear.
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NO... it's been pretty constant.
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What were the symptoms you noticed?
Do you have a thread on this issue?
Search in the forum. There are multiple threads about this.

You will get an engine error message and no turbo boost.

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Cross post from another thread from @sergeyb horror story.

I owned a Macan Turbo (first Porsche, very excited to have been able to buy one) for two short months. I've owned BMW, Audi, Volvo, Porsche, and (now) Land Rover - and I can say is without a doubt the Porsche was the most disappointing experience out of all.

I had driveline slop and jerkiness like you wouldn't believe. Have a friend with a Macan S and another with a Macan GTS - neither of their vehicles exhibited anywhere near the driving characteristics mine did. Porsche kept telling me mine was normal. Multiple dealerships. So, I did the exact same thing thing @Finerthings did and ditched the Macan Turbo. Picked up a 2018 Range Rover Sport (not known for their reliability...I'm aware) which, so far apart from a few minor initial quality issues (trim pieces not lining up completely, bad light strip, etc all fixed by dealer) has been flawless...knock on wood. The ride is serene, smooth, silent, and best of all - the transmission knows exactly what it's doing. Some will argue that yes, indeed the transmission will be different since I traded a PDK for a torque converter box in the Rover. Sure - I get that. But I drove the Audi S-Tronic for years and loved it compared to the sloppy, loose, clunky, loud, banging shifts I got out of my Macan Turbo. Porsche seems to have a serious QC issue with the Macan driveline - some are perfect, others are so bad the owners (like finerthings and myself) are forced to find alternatives.

I wanted to love the Macan, I really really did. Maybe I'll give Porsche another shot later on down the line with the 2019 Cayenne (once the teething issues are worked out) or a 911. But for me, for now - Land Rover it is.

Also - the difference in customer service and attention to detail exhibited at the Land Rover dealer is leaps and bounds beyond anything I experienced at multiple Porsche dealers. I know all dealers are different, but it seems Land Rover knows how to treat their customers.

There are horror stories for all makes and models, I however am happy to have moved on to something I look forward to driving instead of dreading riding the bucking bronco that was my Macan.

Not a troll here, just a regular consumer who bought an item that didn't perform anywhere near advertised.
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Cross post from another thread from @sergeyb horror story.

I owned a Macan Turbo (first Porsche, very excited to have been able to buy one) for two short months. I've owned BMW, Audi, Volvo, Porsche, and (now) Land Rover - and I can say is without a doubt the Porsche was the most disappointing experience out of all.

I had driveline slop and jerkiness like you wouldn't believe. Have a friend with a Macan S and another with a Macan GTS - neither of their vehicles exhibited anywhere near the driving characteristics mine did. Porsche kept telling me mine was normal. Multiple dealerships. So, I did the exact same thing thing @Finerthings did and ditched the Macan Turbo. Picked up a 2018 Range Rover Sport (not known for their reliability...I'm aware) which, so far apart from a few minor initial quality issues (trim pieces not lining up completely, bad light strip, etc all fixed by dealer) has been flawless...knock on wood. The ride is serene, smooth, silent, and best of all - the transmission knows exactly what it's doing. Some will argue that yes, indeed the transmission will be different since I traded a PDK for a torque converter box in the Rover. Sure - I get that. But I drove the Audi S-Tronic for years and loved it compared to the sloppy, loose, clunky, loud, banging shifts I got out of my Macan Turbo. Porsche seems to have a serious QC issue with the Macan driveline - some are perfect, others are so bad the owners (like finerthings and myself) are forced to find alternatives.

I wanted to love the Macan, I really really did. Maybe I'll give Porsche another shot later on down the line with the 2019 Cayenne (once the teething issues are worked out) or a 911. But for me, for now - Land Rover it is.

Also - the difference in customer service and attention to detail exhibited at the Land Rover dealer is leaps and bounds beyond anything I experienced at multiple Porsche dealers. I know all dealers are different, but it seems Land Rover knows how to treat their customers.

There are horror stories for all makes and models, I however am happy to have moved on to something I look forward to driving instead of dreading riding the bucking bronco that was my Macan.

Not a troll here, just a regular consumer who bought an item that didn't perform anywhere near advertised.
itís one thing to have a problem like that, but itís inexcusable when multiple dealers try to tell you that there is no problem with your car when there obviously is.

To bad your frustration level got to the point that you felt the need to dump the car. Obviously you felt you had a problem car on your hands. Thankfully problems that serious are not widespread with the Macan. Of course that doesnít help you because all that really matters to you is the one car that you had.
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Had my 2015 47000
Very few issues

Have my 2018 9000 Mikeís
Havenít been back to dealer
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You will get an engine error message and no turbo boost.
Are you talking about this thread:
https://www.macanforum.com/forum/com...wer-boost.html

Nothing about tire shine causing any issues.

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