Just did my last pre-paid maintenence at 40,000 miles. All scheduled maintenence up to and including this has been free, paid by Porsche. My free scheduled maintenence was a pleasant surprise. I purchased my Macan from dealer #1
as a CPO Macan at 11,000 miles. When I brought it to dealer #2
for my first scheduled maintenance I was told by dealer #2
that I owed nothing because the 40,000 mile maintenence plan of the original owner had transfered to me. I don't believe that dealer number #1
knew about the purchased plan for my Macan as it was never mentioned as we negotiated price.
Almost the identical situation for me, as 2nd owner of a 2015 Turbo bought CPO. First owner purchased a Porsche 5/50 pre-paid maintenance plan. Upon trade, the plan stays with the car. The dealership did NOT factor this into the price. Like
, the dealer wasn't aware until AFTER I had negotiated a price and started signing papers. They couldn't upsell me if they wanted to, in any event.
As it turned out, the first owner prematurely used up the first 10k oil change, at ~5k mile. I just had the 4th year service done and it included oil and PDK fluid change, and spark plug change, at 23k miles. That would have been a ~$1800 bill. I know this because I saw the invoice sheet that goes back to PCNA. The invoice they handed to me had all "N/C".
Plus, I get another year/10k service left on the plan. I'll probably have less than 35k miles at the 5th year, so there is/was real money savings in my case.
...There seems to be a lot of people who turn the Macan over quickly. Once the lease or warranty period is over, they either go to another marque or trade the car in...
I am a buy and hold type person, whether its cars, house, or other investments. But the stories of the rare transmission problem really have me thinking of the best strategy to plan ahead, other than simply trading it when it comes off warranty. Forum threads abound on options. I believe the mantra is, "get it before you go over 35k miles".
What was the consensus? Go with Fidelity ??
I paid under $3,000 for a 5/50 Porsche pre paid Maintenance plan. I had the 40k service a few months ago, and will have the final fifth 50k service done later this year. My servicing Porsche dealership stated that I saved substantial money with the plan
Since I was nosey, and looked at both my invoice and the invoice that went back to PCNA (both of which they asked me to sign), you should feel confident that you saved money, compared to what the dealership would have otherwise made you pay out of pocket. Maybe 15% or 20%. Just a guess.