Cross post from another thread from
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
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.