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Looking at a 2017 Macan GTS. The CPO has 24k less miles (32k miles) and is 9k more expensive than the used (56k miles). Used has launch control CPO does not.

A. Are there any good third party warranties for a used macan that actually provide for service?
B. What are the main concerns on a 2017 GTS and what are the general repair costs (so i can know whether i should just get the used and use the 9k difference for any repairs)?

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I would be most worried about the timing chain cover oil leak issue that can occur with '18 and earlier 6-cylinder models. Porsche used to do an engine-out fix that would run around $10k, but now they do bolt replacements for a few hundred. The downside is that some people are reporting that the cheap bolt replacement fix is not a reliable fix and that oil leakage can happen again.

If the PDK ever needs to be replaced, that will be around $20k.

For myself, I would only consider a '19 or newer 6-cylinder model. Have not heard reports of oil leak trouble with those.
 

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I would be worried about both. We’re talking about a car that is over six years old. In fact model year 2017 was an early release beginning in April 2016. It will cost just as much to service that car is a new car and they will price high enough to be scary on the used market. I’ve seen a lot of guys take a long ride with their heart and checkbook down this road, there were some that believe that CPO is a magic carpet. Those two years go quickly and no one likes to live in the shop anyway. When they’re over, you now have a very old car with no warranty which the next buyer can’t afford to float. You’re stuck. I’ve seen that too , those who do the best with these cars at that age level and mileage are people who know how to work on the cars themselves and don’t mind doing it. There are plenty of those guys here. I am not one of them.
 

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See if you can find a local independent shop, give them a call and pick their brain on issues and pricing for the most common items (oil leaks, PDK, transfer case, air suspension etc..). Those will be your worst case and likely not as bad as you think, and nowhere near dealer pricing.

I was looking at an older GTS but I ended up with a newer CPO base with plenty of warranty. I am extremely happy with it after a couple of add-ons.
 

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I would be worried about both. We’re talking about a car that is over six years old. In fact model year 2017 was an early release beginning in April 2016. It will cost just as much to service that car is a new car and they will price high enough to be scary on the used market. I’ve seen a lot of guys take a long ride with their heart and checkbook down this road, there were some that believe that CPO is a magic carpet. Those two years go quickly and no one likes to live in the shop anyway. When they’re over, you now have a very old car with no warranty which the next buyer can’t afford to float. You’re stuck. I’ve seen that too , those who do the best with these cars at that age level and mileage are people who know how to work on the cars themselves and don’t mind doing it. There are plenty of those guys here. I am not one of them.
Better than nothing !!!
 

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$9k more, you are paying roughly 1/2 that for the lower mileage and about 1/2 for the CPO. It's probably worth the price difference, all else equal, especially when factoring in resell.

With that said, I went with a low-ish mileage 2015 S, and spent $20k+ less than what a 2019 S would have cost with similar mileage. Self insure and treat her right.
 

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Looking at a 2017 Macan GTS. The CPO has 24k less miles (32k miles) and is 9k more expensive than the used (56k miles). Used has launch control CPO does not.

A. Are there any good third party warranties for a used macan that actually provide for service?
B. What are the main concerns on a 2017 GTS and what are the general repair costs (so i can know whether i should just get the used and use the 9k difference for any repairs)?

Thank you!

Fewer miles is always an advantage - and with the CPO coverage, you can opt to continue with a "Porsche" plan when the CPO
warranty is about to expire, giving you additional warranty coverage. I think it's with Fidelity - and members will chime in if I'm incorrect.

Warranties cover failures for components that are not considered "normal wear & tear", just like the original or CPO warranties.

Used gets you in the brand (Porsche) at significant cost savings over buying new. The drawback is that the product is partially worn. That's
where warranty coverage comes in, and may be important.

A number of people advise, "Never own a Porsche without a warranty", reasoning that repairs can be very co$tly. One can own and drive a
Porsche without a warranty, provided sufficient money is either set aside or always readily available to cover any instances of major failures.
I believe the advice noted above is sound - and a smart move on anyone's part (without a money tree growing in their back yard...).

Buying a Porsche is paying the price of admission - then one needs to be able to afford to live with it. Ensure you have at least one independent
Porsche specialist in your area as well as a Porsche dealership.


Good luck!
 

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If you are not a mechanic then I would advise you to go with the CPO. If you are able to get a good aftermarket warranty on the used vehicle, it would be the better choice.
 
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