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Picked up S late Friday. Reading the forums and waiting since December made me think expectations too high. Like a few mentioned in recent posts...it exceeds expectations for my first Porsche. I targeted $60K, ended up at $62K. Optioned Prem. plus, LCA, asst. comfort options, Infotainment pkg, 18-way. Passed on the suspension options (the "must-haves"), & hoped Porsche did their homework on the base steel. Ordered the gloss black rails/trim, but it showed up without. Wife likes it better, so I'm OK w/that. So far, my impressions:
* It's more refined than I expected. Solid, really quiet, and the steel (IMO) is fantastic. Compliant plus handling :)
* The PDK is a magic transmission.
* Locked before I found out about the smoker pkg and 3-zone. I would still order 3-zone, but I like the iPhone holder.
* Used 303 Aerospace on black (Lava?) blade & lower panels...gave it nice, dark satin finish.
* Cold engine start-up provides fantastic sound..quiets down after 30 sec.
* Engine seems really strong...look forward to 1,000 miles.
* CDR plus has better sound than I expected. More than adequate for my old ears. I grew up in 60's, 70's...wonder I can hear at all after the Stones & 3 Dog Night, etc.
* 4 pt. running lights really bright...look great. The led bars that EVERYONE now uses are getting old...ours are unique!
* The comfort lighting package is way cool at night. And it is adjustable. Best option value ($325!) IMO. Love it.
* Engine shut-off defaults to last setting...don't have to select every time. :)
* 560 pages of manuals...I'm on pg. 153. There are too many lawyers. (If you read this, Larry, I'm not talking about you).
* Love the white/Luxor combination. And pretty much everything else about this car. Even the undercarriage speaks of good design...look under the car when you get it. Probably one reason it's so quiet.
* I set the speed warning...had to. As many have mentioned, 85 feels like 60.
* 18-ways a little snug. Wife loves them...I needed to lose some weight anyway.
* A few photos should follow. If not, I'll try to figure out later.
* Thanks to all in this forum...you made the last 20 weeks bearable!
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(apparently drag & drop doesn't work for photos...oh well...how do I attach jpegs??)
 

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picked up s late friday. Reading the forums and waiting since december made me think expectations too high. Like a few mentioned in recent posts...it exceeds expectations for my first porsche. I targeted $60k, ended up at $62k. Optioned prem. Plus, lca, asst. Comfort options, infotainment pkg, 18-way. Passed on the suspension options (the "must-haves"), & hoped porsche did their homework on the base steel. Ordered the gloss black rails/trim, but it showed up without. Wife likes it better, so i'm ok w/that. So far, my impressions:
* it's more refined than i expected. Solid, really quiet, and the steel (imo) is fantastic. Compliant plus handling :)
* the pdk is a magic transmission.
* locked before i found out about the smoker pkg and 3-zone. I would still order 3-zone, but i like the iphone holder.
* used 303 aerospace on black (lava?) blade & lower panels...gave it nice, dark satin finish.
* cold engine start-up provides fantastic sound..quiets down after 30 sec.
* engine seems really strong...look forward to 1,000 miles.
* cdr plus has better sound than i expected. More than adequate for my old ears. I grew up in 60's, 70's...wonder i can hear at all after the stones & 3 dog night, etc.
* 4 pt. Running lights really bright...look great. The led bars that everyone now uses are getting old...ours are unique!
* the comfort lighting package is way cool at night. And it is adjustable. Best option value ($325!) imo. Love it.
* engine shut-off defaults to last setting...don't have to select every time. :)
* 560 pages of manuals...i'm on pg. 153. There are too many lawyers. (if you read this, larry, i'm not talking about you).
* love the white/luxor combination. And pretty much everything else about this car. Even the undercarriage speaks of good design...look under the car when you get it. Probably one reason it's so quiet.
* i set the speed warning...had to. As many have mentioned, 85 feels like 60.
* 18-ways a little snug. Wife loves them...i needed to lose some weight anyway.
* a few photos should follow. If not, i'll try to figure out later.
* thanks to all in this forum...you made the last 20 weeks bearable!
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(apparently drag & drop doesn't work for photos...oh well...how do i attach jpegs??)
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@ GTF - Where are you located in Missouri? Ordered mine through Plaza Motors in St. Louis and am eagerly awaiting its arrival. They've told me that its supposed to arrive sometime late this week.
Porsche of Springfield....smaller dealer, but were great to work with. They have one in transit unsold (as of Fri). Their launch is 22nd.
 

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CDR Plus audio system

Macan base 235 watt, 10-speaker system is typical of most "premium" systems that I have had in past BMW's (HK I think), Infiniti, etc. My MDX trade had a 410 watt, 10-speaker (with SW) ELS 5.1 system that was best I've heard (also confirmed by many reviews). I've listened to several mega-watt systems that were no better (IMO). A friend (an audio enthusiast) told me that sound quality is determined by speaker quality (not quantity) and electronics engineering (not just wattage). Haven't heard Bermester (maybe in a Merc once), so can't compare. I compared the $5K price, & that was sufficient to make that decision. The Bose was not that expensive, but my experience with Bose is that they make nice headphones and table radios, but home & auto are underwhelming.
So I'm happy I didn't spend the $ to upgrade over the CDR plus. I do know it sounds WAY better than a friends "standard" RX 350 unit.
 

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I have the same car color and wheels as you, I am thinking of having the stock rims powercoated with platinum satin through my local dealer, what do you think? I see alot of Porsche wheels in platinum satin finish but they are always the 20' RS or Carrera wheels, not exactly the same as our stock wheels. My dilemma is I love platinum satim finish, just not sure if it would look good with these type of wheels....
My preference is stock finish...goes well with alum. trim. Would coated finish be as durable? Would remount & balance be as good as factory? If time & $$$ gives you the perfect look, go for it. Just not my thing.
 

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I think the lighter colors best highlight the Macan design, including the contrast of the side blades. I ordered white, but I would have ordered a metallic or pearl white (if available) in a heartbeat. The lighter colors also (IMO) look great at night.
 
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