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Porsche Colchester

Post by don0301 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:31 pm

So....I went into the dealer on Monday to register interest with a healthy budget in mind.

I said I would like some test drives to get idea what I was really going to be interested in, no rush, specifically turbo cayman GTS mainly to see what they are like, and more specifically a 991 911 S model coupe.

I've heard nothing since....

All Porsche dealers like this?

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:05 pm

Who was the salesman?

New or used?

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by don0301 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:07 pm

nikki? female

used

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:10 pm

OK, so that makes more sense.

If you’re looking at used you need to nail your colours to the mast. They aren’t going to dish out half a dozen test drives on their used stock.

If there’s a car you would buy in stock then that’s the one to get into.

Bare in mind they’ll have umpteen dreamers through the door wanting to drive all sorts with no prospect of a purchase.

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by don0301 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:21 pm

Fair enough

I wasn't after loads of test drives. I made clear my budget, and what I was potentially interested in

I was clear I wanted to try the turbo cayman GTS "just to see" what it was like and my main interest is in a 991 S (with budget I have in mind, I would like a 991 turbo but too much) but obviously want to try first.

She seemed keen to get me a test drive, even spoke of giving me "a few hours" without me asking for that.

But heard nothing.....

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:26 pm

I know of Nikki but I haven’t dealt with her. As an existing customer I can’t grumble, always been looked after.

They had an excellent sales manager, he got to know me and worked a test drive in a TTS. Far more effort than I’ve ever seen in car sales. He was passionate about the brand and the product. The new guy is nice enough but is more of a traditional sales guy.

So all in all I’d say it’s not atypical. If you want the drive pester them.

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by don0301 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:28 pm

Yeah, I'm in no rush.

Just seems poor way to deal with a potential customer.

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by doodlebug » Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:32 pm

And that’s the point, probably haven’t clocked you as a potential customer yet.

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by don0301 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:15 pm

Clearly :P

More likely lost a customer TBH

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by Fatneck73 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:58 pm

don0301 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:07 pm
nikki? female

used
FAF...😜😜😜

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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by Fatneck73 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:42 am

My Mrs (driving Seat) and Nicky
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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by zappy-chops » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:36 pm

doodlebug wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:10 pm

If you’re looking at used you need to nail your colours to the mast. They aren’t going to dish out half a dozen test drives on their used stock.
Not the experience I had at Porsche Cambridge. A few years ago mind you. Called about a 996 C4S Cab but explained that I had never owned a Porsche before and that I would like to look at other models too. Drove the 996 C4S, a 996 C4S Cab, a 997 S, a 997 Turbo and a 997 Turbo Cab. Bought the Turbo Cab. They couldn't have been more helpful and ultimately got a material up-sell on the car I thought I wanted to buy.
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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by DavidRS4 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:41 pm

I still can’t get how such expensive cars like the Porsche’s and Ferrari’s at the Colchester dealerships are just sat outside. It’s criminal. I cringe every time I drive past😯
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Re: Porsche Colchester

Post by Leonard Stanley » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:21 pm

Fatneck73 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:58 pm
don0301 wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:07 pm
nikki? female

used
FAF...😜😜😜
Nikki Moneypenny.
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Gone 2015 RS5 Cab (Panther, most of the toys - except straigtheners), 2012 Discovery 4 family wagon, 2014 Golf R (Loaded, total sh!te), 2015 Cayman GTS, PDK and stuff, 2014 RS4, Sepang with most of the toys, SQ5, S4 lots of other cars - nothing of interest to be honest.

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