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Bought Porsche

Postby 911porsche » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 7:01 pm

I bought Porsche for just a few days and very unfortunately within a few days the car couldn't start. The dealer ask me to send the vehicle to O****a W**kz. After leaving the cars there for few days they still can't tell me what's wrong. After repeated followups, the car end up in the shop for around a month and couldn't tell me what's wrong. End up I pay an adoption fee in agent and surprisingly the car was done in a day, which is only a fuse problem. I didn't understand why the company was not able to solve my case. No matter how big a garage may look sometimes looks can deceiving.

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Postby nutnut » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 7:04 pm

I don't get what you are talking about, this looks like utter rubbish, I don't even believe you are a person.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 7:58 pm

nutnut wrote:I don't get what you are talking about, this looks like utter rubbish, I don't even believe you are a person.


There is a very good reason for that......

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Based on Admin's knowledge of the workshop & parallel imports I've unblocked the OP but I'm watching.......
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Postby Pal » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 9:37 pm

I know this workshop: "O****a W**kz"

This is also the practice for PI cars in SG: "adoption fee in agent"
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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:09 pm

Pal wrote:This is also the practice for PI cars in SG: "adoption fee in agent"


What does that exactly mean though? Just in the context of what I read, it sounds like a bribe to get them to fix your car?

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Postby taxico » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:46 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Pal wrote:This is also the practice for PI cars in SG: "adoption fee in agent"


What does that exactly mean though? Just in the context of what I read, it sounds like a bribe to get them to fix your car?


cars wasn't sold to the end user by the official AD so they won't touch it unless you pay them that fee.

if you bought your porsche from an overseas AD (with proper ownership registration done) and imported it into singapore, stuttgart will (have to) service it without this fee.

used to be cheap, but the fee has been rising in the past years...
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Re: Bought Porsche

Postby taxico » Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:48 pm

911porsche wrote:I bought Porsche for just a few days and very unfortunately within a few days the car couldn't start. The dealer ask me to send the vehicle to O****a W**kz. After leaving the cars there for few days they still can't tell me what's wrong. After repeated followups, the car end up in the shop for around a month and couldn't tell me what's wrong. End up I pay an adoption fee in agent and surprisingly the car was done in a day, which is only a fuse problem. I didn't understand why the company was not able to solve my case. No matter how big a garage may look sometimes looks can deceiving.


FYI... legally the used car dealer ought to have covered the fuse - you just had to go to the right work shop to get the car properly checked out.

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/bu ... -law-court
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Postby Pal » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:16 am

This is a hilarious Porsche 911 lemon video:
http://www.carthrottle.com/this-hilario ... ust-watch/
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Postby taxico » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 1:05 pm

Pal wrote:This is a hilarious Porsche 911 lemon video:
http://www.carthrottle.com/this-hilario ... ust-watch/


the dash looks like it's from a 991... point 1.

if the 996 and 997s were anything to go by, i can only recommend a point 2...

(actually... just get the GT3!!!)
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Postby Pal » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 4:03 pm

Porsche recalled all 785 2014 GT3s on the road last month for an unexplained problem that could cause the engine to catch fire. The company told owners to stop driving the cars immediately.
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Postby taxico » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 9:12 pm

Pal wrote:Porsche recalled all 785 2014 GT3s on the road last month for an unexplained problem that could cause the engine to catch fire. The company told owners to stop driving the cars immediately.


oh yes, i forgot about that.

i'm happy with a 997.2 TT i guess... although a 993 would really be my preferred choice.
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Postby x9200 » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:34 pm

What are they going to do with 785 used engines?

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:46 pm

x9200 wrote:What are they going to do with 785 used engines?


My guess is they're not swapping the engine but just a small component.

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Postby Pal » Sun, 20 Apr 2014 3:48 am

taxico wrote:
Pal wrote:Porsche recalled all 785 2014 GT3s on the road last month for an unexplained problem that could cause the engine to catch fire. The company told owners to stop driving the cars immediately.


oh yes, i forgot about that.

i'm happy with a 997.2 TT i guess... although a 993 would really be my preferred choice.


911s are very expensive VW beetles 8-)
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Postby x9200 » Sun, 20 Apr 2014 8:37 am

zzm9980 wrote:
x9200 wrote:What are they going to do with 785 used engines?


My guess is they're not swapping the engine but just a small component.

Google says "replace". E.g.:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/ ... AL20140318
Porsche did not say how much it will cost to replace the 785 engines. The new engines will have "optimized fasteners," the company said.

It is probably not that expensive with this sort of brand even if trashed (recycled on material level). Materials, manufacturing and assembly costs to the end product value must be much lower than in case of low/middle class cars.


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