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I have 4K miles on my new car already so its not like I am sitting home and not driving . I have yet to see a GTS in the wild . Base Macan is everywhere . Macan S is next. GTS is nowhere .
Its sad to say that I have seen more exotic cars than the Macan GTS in Miami.

How about you ?
 

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I've seen quite a few GTS model Macan . . and am amazed at how many are Chalk. In the Palm Beach area, there seem to be more Base than GTS. Many folks, perhaps like Miami, buy the Macan for their kids as an "inexpensive" car . . . my neighbor calls the one he bought his daughter a "Porsche-ifier".

Up in the Hudson Valley it seems I see more GTS models. . . . perhaps on the order of 50%. Passed as gorgeous Chalk yesterday. I still enjoy seeing the Chalk and with all the companies getting into that "sort of chalk variant" game . . Porsche seems to have nailed the color.
 

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There was a 2020 Volcanic grey Macan GTS on the Porsche showroom floor yesterday, and two 2023 Macans....a T and an S (S was ready for customer pickup).

I hope my 2020 Macan GTS is still worth something when I trade it in this coming December for my new 2023...I haven't even hit 10,000 miles yet!
 

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There was a 2020 Volcanic grey Macan GTS on the Porsche showroom floor yesterday, and two 2023 Macans....a T and an S (S was ready for customer pickup).

I hope my 2020 Macan GTS is still worth something when I trade it in this coming December for my new 2023...I haven't even hit 10,000 miles yet!
I was offered 76K on my Macan Turbo with 23K miles about a mmonth ago . It was prerequisite before I decided to but to get some type of ball park number . We'll have to see how the market shakes out after aggressive rate hikes .

I have seen Gen 1 and 2 cars .It;s Gen 4 GTS that I have not. As for my dealership they have no new cars in the floor . Every car they get is pre sold and out the door immediately .
 

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I have seen several on the road and at the local dealers, I live in a 30mile radius of 6 dealerships.
 

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Same, but I'm not surprised. As trims go up sales go down. Enthusiasts who buy higher trims are just more likely to be active here.

In fact I don't remember seeing any Porsche GTS cars in the wild recently.
 

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I was offered 76K on my Macan Turbo with 23K miles about a mmonth ago . It was prerequisite before I decided to but to get some type of ball park number . We'll have to see how the market shakes out after aggressive rate hikes .

I have seen Gen 1 and 2 cars .It;s Gen 4 GTS that I have not. As for my dealership they have no new cars in the floor . Every car they get is pre sold and out the door immediately .

Generation 4 GTS?

My understanding is the Macan GTS went on sale at Porsche dealers in early 2016, with orders in Germany in 2015. This would be the
first generation of GTS Macans.

Updates to the PCM and other styling updates were introduced with the 2019 model year Macans. This may be considered the second generation
for the GTS version.

A facelift version was introduced this year, 2022, with the GTS effectively replacing the Turbo model which has been discontinued. This would seem
to be the third generation.


Where is the fourth generation Macan GTS?


Since the GTS replaces the Turbo model, it would seem to come as no surprise that so few of these would be seen on the roads. The Turbo sold in
very small numbers in the US when compared to other Macan models. Over the years, I have seen very few Macan Turbo models on the roads
where I live. Originally, most were S models and now the vast majority are the Base model.


This makes sense! The lower priced models sell better than the higher priced ones. The Base Macan is Porsche's #1 selling vehicle. When only the
S and Turbo versions were available, the S was the sales champion.
 

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I've seen quite a few GTS model Macan . . and am amazed at how many are Chalk. In the Palm Beach area, there seem to be more Base than GTS. Many folks, perhaps like Miami, buy the Macan for their kids as an "inexpensive" car . . . my neighbor calls the one he bought his daughter a "Porsche-ifier".

Up in the Hudson Valley it seems I see more GTS models. . . . perhaps on the order of 50%. Passed as gorgeous Chalk yesterday. I still enjoy seeing the Chalk and with all the companies getting into that "sort of chalk variant" game . . Porsche seems to have nailed the color.
I wonder if it was me in that gorgeous Chalk GTS you saw!! 😂
 

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Something else interesting when I went to trade in my 2016 Macan S yesterday I got into a conversion with the sales manger about availability of cars and their dealership to be specific. I had told him I really wanted to get a 911 but it was a year to early and decided to trade in my current one because the warranty had run out and owning a Porsche out of warranty is just to risky, I have done it twice and almost got burned worth my Macan s. The original plan was to trade my 16 S in next year and get a 911 but decided to trade now and get a 2023 Macan s and maybe trade next year. He pulled up his waiting list on 911’s and there were 40 plus people on the list and some were waiting from last year still. He said he a guy with a 2012 boxster spyder that wanted 30 grand more than he wanted to offer and said he did not want that money sitting on the lot because it was a specific buyer however my Macan S was an easy sell and would not sit long so he felt money would not be sitting for long in the lot. That tells me that the Macan and it’s variants do not stick around long at the dealer and they seem to be getting a lot of Macan variants coming in new while other Porsche cars are not. I have a feeling we are going to see a lot of GTS allocations on the lots or up for build slots in the next 3 to 4 months become all of the Macan S are coming in now.
 

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I live within 50kms of 3 dealers, in Vancouver BC.While I've seen about 70 gen 3 cars on the dealership lots, including at least a dozen GTS cars, I've only seen one base model in the wild. It was Chalk.

My tally puts Chalk right up there in terms of frequency with white and black. Those 3 colours account for almost 3/4 of the cars on a pretty even split.
 

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I have not seen any new models except a Macan S. I look for the new rear bumper and front bumper but only have seen 1 in Utah.
I have seen plenty 2022 bass cars. In fact I myself had a bass car loaner. I’ve seen every other model and trim on the road. I even saw two GT cars. I have not seen a sport Turismo other than the dealership lot. It’s been one of the only new vehicles they had at one time. The Macan GTS is the rare bird of the flock in my town.
 

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I live within 50kms of 3 dealers, in Vancouver BC.While I've seen about 70 gen 3 cars on the dealership lots, including at least a dozen GTS cars, I've only seen one base model in the wild. It was Chalk.

My tally puts Chalk right up there in terms of frequency with white and black. Those 3 colours account for almost 3/4 of the cars on a pretty even split.
I believe chalk is popular because it’s a color that isn’t white or black or blue or silver or gray. I suppose it started out as the color people got when they wanted to try something different until it became popular itself
 

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I have seen plenty 2022 bass cars. In fact I myself had a bass car loaner. I’ve seen every other model and trim on the road. I even saw two GT cars. I have not seen a sport Turismo other than the dealership lot. It’s been one of the only new vehicles they had at one time. The Macan GTS is the rare bird of the flock in my town.
Lol I will keep watching for the rare bird. I know a 22 Macan GTS exists 40 mins north of me but I only know that cause he follows my SA on instagram.
 

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I live in a very, very Porsche-dense area in Atlanta. Have not spotted a '22 yet, either.

Eager to see one in person on the road to see if the gaping toothless mouth looks better in person...
 

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I’m in Houston three days a week getting abused by a physical terrorist. Some call them trainers. Hummm. Okay. Anyway, I digress. Houston has money. Lots. I’ve only seen base models. Old and newer. I haven’t even seen a Turbo (badging).

While dropping off mine yesterday, I noticed a Carrara GT with the top open was parked up against the interior garage wall. Yellow I believe. Looked wicked.
 

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Nope. In fact, I even see more Porsche Cayenne than the Macan in my neck of the woods.
 
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