Why would they care? After 4 years, its your dime to fix, not theirs.i am suprised tho that the GM or sales guy that always take me for a quick spin to point out a few thing always drive extremely spirited.
I started this thread prior to the US launch of the car. I knew full well that many Macan buyers would be new to the marque. I knew that 40 years ago they were still putting "break-in" oils in cars but modern machining tolerances make that not so important. Even today, there are legions of new car owners that insist on changing their oil after a few thousand miles but even Porsche doesn't recommend that. I also know there are literally thousands of posts on this subject across about every pcar forum in the virtual world and its a subject discussed whenever pcar owners talk.
There are always those who dont care, after all if you only keep the car a few years, its not your dime, and then are those that follow the book. I think perhaps the Yellowstone PCA article had the best description. No, not all engines are broken in on the Dyno. The 918 engines are. That's documented on RL somewhere.
The real point of the thread was to get people new to the marque to think about what they are doing. After all, I think few cars today have much of break-in period and probably dont' need it. PAG has different recommendations for different countries, which on the surface sounds weird. Maybe its a lawyer thing? Maybe its a warranty thing because different countries have different warranty periods? I don't know why.
But the next time you go for a test drive and your SA tells you to drive it like you stole it, and to be fair I read this somewhere else, ask him if the car breaks because of abuse during the break-in period say after you owned it for 6 years, if he will put it in writing that he will pay for whatever damage occurred out of his pocket. Then see the song he sings about "how robust the engines are" but won't back it up out of his own money. But, if by chance he does, I am sure EVERYONE in every pcar forum on this planet will want to know about it.