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Not looking for long discussions about whether or not these are worthwhile to buy or not. There s/b other threads on these add on items. Just want a list.

I know about:
Wheel & Tire Insurance
PPF/clear bra
Window tint
Maintenance plan
All weather floor mats

What else might they spring on me during the paper signing ceremony?
 

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Mine only offered wheel and tire insurance. The finance person was really pushing that but I said no tks. I got all OEM rubber mats including trunk for free. Maintenance plan was never offered for me.
 
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.... a reserved spot for (LCI) Macan Turbo S in couple of years time.

You can be among the first group of owners to get one without waiting for months and months

I know I would do it if they would throw in a Porsche coffee mug

 

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Extended Warranty!
 
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Turn the tables around, and say what are you going to ask the dealer for as a freebie for spending north of $70k on a car!
 

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Surprisingly, nothing! My collection day was just that - collecting my Macan! No upwelling of any add ons or overpriced 'protection'.
I think this selling at delivery is more common in the US. We are spared from this type of "customer service". I've not had this happening to me when picking up cars in the past in Australia.
 

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Wheel and tire protection. ( No thanks ) Passport detector ( No thanks. Have V1)
Paint protection ( No thanks) Rubber winter Porsche floor mats. ( No thanks again). I bitched about that one. After spending 85k for the vehicle, there should be no charge for the winter mats. I got them free.
Seems like a cheesy way for the finance guy to make a few bucks.
 

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I've had 3 BMW's with run-flat tires. On the first 2, I had a couple of flats but no insurance. With run-flats, they generally suggest replacing rather than repairing the tire. On the 3rd one, no flats, but I had insurance.

I felt pretty comfortable having the insurance, even though I never used it. Same concept as auto insurance... (although mandatory) hope you never have to use it!!

Wheels and tires can take a real beating depending on your driving style and your general care (potholes, curb scraping, etc.), plus the overall road condition.

If you can negotiate a low price, I think it would be good to get the wheel/tire coverage. One use of the insurance during the policy term would probably more than equal the full premium!!

If there's a few bucks left in the piggy-bank after paying for the car, if nothing else, I'd definitely consider the wheel/tire coverage!!

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I think this selling at delivery is more common in the US. We are spared from this type of "customer service". I've not had this happening to me when picking up cars in the past in Australia.
Yes, I think this add on sales is probably a USA thing.

List so far:

Wheel & Tire Insurance
PPF/clear bra
Window tint
Maintenance plan
All weather floor mats
Lojack
Extended Warranty
Passport Radar Detector
 
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I have my dealer email me all the paperwork prior, so that I don't have to stress with last minute add-on $.
This would have been nice to have seen, from two perspectives.

First was that my Salesman seemed to have been a bit techno-challenged: pretty much all of my emails from him were apparently written on his smartphone AND ALL IN CAPS.

Second, I did get a clue (from somewhere...probably here) that there would be such a list offered on delivery day - - in my case it came from not the salesman but some other dealership guy I'd not seen before.

I glanced through the list - - it contained pretty much what's been posted - - and made it a point to tell Mr-Add-On-Sales that I did not appreciated being blindsided (yes, I specifically used that word) at the last minute with such things and because I had been blindsided, I was not going to consider any of them at this time.

AFAIC, such 11th hour BS is exactly that: BS.

For example, let's say for sake of argument that I did actually want them to do an Invisible Bra installation ... now wouldn't I have had wanted it to be installed during prep and before I arrived to drive the vehicle home? As such, their offer was too late, even if it was a competitive price (which it was not).

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This would have been nice to have seen, from two perspectives.

Second, I did get a clue (from somewhere...probably here) that there would be such a list offered on delivery day - - in my case it came from not the salesman but some other dealership guy I'd not seen before.

I glanced through the list - - it contained pretty much what's been posted - - and made it a point to tell Mr-Add-On-Sales that I did not appreciated being blindsided (yes, I specifically used that word) at the last minute with such things and because I had been blindsided, I was not going to consider any of them at this time.

AFAIC, such 11th hour BS is exactly that: BS.

For example, let's say for sake of argument that I did actually want them to do an Invisible Bra installation ... now wouldn't I have had wanted it to be installed during prep and before I arrived to drive the vehicle home? As such, their offer was too late, even if it was a competitive price (which it was not).

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I started this email confirmation about what I had agreed to and what I expect they do before before I walked into any dealer to pick up my auto as this set a much better client / SA expectation. ie. I tell them I need the $ amount to bring a cheque. Often I feel they throw in so many curve balls last minute to confuse the client, then client will sign whatever to get the SA out of their head.http://www.macanforum.com/forum/images/MacanForum/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png
 

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Did your dealer charge $199 for filling the tires with nitrogen?
@Neon21db No, that is a nonsense BS charge. Tell the dealer you will walk if they want that. In fact, tell them to deduct $300 for insulting you. If you want Nitro, go to Costco and get it free. Or if you are a SCUBA diver like me, get it from your dive shop for a few bucks.
 
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