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Hi everyone! Bill from Ohio, here! I placed a demand order last week with my local dealer. I’ve been lurking for about a year and finally bite the bullet and joined the forum as an active participant. On order is a MY 2022 GTS. Build code is PNY693N2. I would love to hear everyone’s advice on what to read, what to prepare for, or any general Porsche advice. Now I wait for my allocation and we all know the waiting is the hardest part. Cheers!
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Looks great Bill, some people feel that the sunroof is a ‘must have’ for resale and letting some light into the darker interiors. That being said - you can make the argument that it’s more performance orientated with the PTV+ option so you’re removing weight from a high point in the vehicle by not having it. I really like gentian blue - suits the car well. I’ll be interested to see the blue deviated interior as I haven’t seen any photos or YouTube videos showing that yet.
 

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Hi everyone! Bill from Ohio, here! I placed a demand order last week with my local dealer. I’ve been lurking for about a year and finally bite the bullet and joined the forum as an active participant. On order is a MY 2022 GTS. Build code is PNY693N2. I would love to hear everyone’s advice on what to read, what to prepare for, or any general Porsche advice. Now I wait for my allocation and we all know the waiting is the hardest part. Cheers!
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LOL .. Whats not to love ? Congrats and welcome.
 

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Looks great Bill, some people feel that the sunroof is a ‘must have’ for resale and letting some light into the darker interiors. That being said - you can make the argument that it’s more performance orientated with the PTV+ option so you’re removing weight from a high point in the vehicle by not having it. I really like gentian blue - suits the car well. I’ll be interested to see the blue deviated interior as I haven’t seen any photos or YouTube videos showing that yet.
Thanks Tav! I appreciate the insight. I optioned this with the premium plus package and the PTV+. I can’t wait to see the Genetian Blue deviated sticking along with the seat belts!
 

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Hahaha. I’m not the central Ohio Buckeye fan who hates all shades of blue. Genetian Blue is one of my favs. Plus I’m a Cubs fan. This is my way of rationalizing buying a blue car. Now if it were more of a true Michigan blue, then I’d be finding diff options. Truthfully I had a ‘21 GTS I was going to take delivery on next month with Dolomite silver and garnet red interior. I passed on it after my wife said it looks like something a porn star would drive… 🙄

The Genetian Blue it is! Wolverines be damned!
 

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Truthfully I had a ‘21 GTS I was going to take delivery on next month with Dolomite silver and garnet red interior. I passed on it after my wife said it looks like something a porn star would drive… 🙄
And your wife just alienated every Dolomite silver and garnet red interior Macan driver…..unless, of course, they were a porn star.

Good luck with new Macan. Ohio guy here too
 

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And your wife just alienated every Dolomite silver and garnet red interior Macan driver…..unless, of course, they were a porn star.

Good luck with new Macan. Ohio guy here too
nice!! Always good to see somewhat local folks in here. Are you currently driving a Macan?
 

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Yes, 2018 black on black base, 20” Spyder wheels, Premium Plus package, a few other goodies. Bought it in April and plan on keeping it forever. Best handling car I’ve ever owned…..and plenty of pep (despite what many say).
Beauty!! Have you done any ceramic coatings or anything? That thing looks shiny!!
 

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Just did the ceramic coating and it’s amazing. I have washed it once since the coating and the ceramic makes washing easy.

Every detailer I talked to about ceramic coating mentioned how “soft” the Porsche paint is. My car had a lot of swirls and “spiderwebs” in the paint, probably due to trips through a car wash. The left side of the door was before buffing, the right after.

Since you’re buying a new Macan you shouldn’t have to worry about the swirls and spiderwebs, but a ceramic coating on your new Macan will make it look even better. And there are numerous videos on how to maintain your new car finish.

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The previous owner was obviously took excellent care of the Macan, looked like it had never been sat in.

What part of Ohio are you located?
 

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Just did the ceramic coating and it’s amazing. I have washed it once since the coating and the ceramic makes washing easy.

Every detailer I talked to about ceramic coating mentioned how “soft” the Porsche paint is. My car had a lot of swirls and “spiderwebs” in the paint, probably due to trips through a car wash. The left side of the door was before buffing, the right after.

Since you’re buying a new Macan you shouldn’t have to worry about the swirls and spiderwebs, but a ceramic coating on your new Macan will make it look even better. And there are numerous videos on how to maintain your new car finish.

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The previous owner was obviously took excellent care of the Macan, looked like it had never been sat in.

What part of Ohio are you located?
Looks amazing. I’m not seeing the right side of the door. Did I miss a pic? I’m already pricing out PPF and ceramic coating. I had no clue the PPF was so expansive. Quotes have ranged from $3k-$7k which also include ceramic coatings on both the car and the rims. I’m considering skipping the PPF and just doing a paint correction and ceramic coating.

I’m smack dab in the middle of the state. Columbus. But was born and raised in Northwest Ohio.
 

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Looks amazing. I’m not seeing the right side of the door. Did I miss a pic? I’m already pricing out PPF and ceramic coating. I had no clue the PPF was so expansive. Quotes have ranged from $3k-$7k which also include ceramic coatings on both the car and the rims. I’m considering skipping the PPF and just doing a paint correction and ceramic coating.

I’m smack dab in the middle of the state. Columbus. But was born and raised in Northwest Ohio.
Hahaha you were talking about the first pic of the whole right side of the car… Sorry long day and lack of sleep makes me a little sloooow.
 

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My ceramic was $750 and I had quotes to $2500. Small shop in a little burg between Dayton and Cincinnati. He did a great job.

I’m just north of Cincinnati but also originally from NW Ohio….Findlay.
 

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Hahaha. I’m not the central Ohio Buckeye fan who hates all shades of blue. Genetian Blue is one of my favs. Plus I’m a Cubs fan. This is my way of rationalizing buying a blue car. Now if it were more of a true Michigan blue, then I’d be finding diff options. Truthfully I had a ‘21 GTS I was going to take delivery on next month with Dolomite silver and garnet red interior. I passed on it after my wife said it looks like something a porn star would drive… 🙄

The Genetian Blue it is! Wolverines be damned!
Love the Gentian Blue! Well done.
 
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