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Hello all,

Ordered the 718 Cayman Base early January. Here's the projected schedule my dealer gave me

Vehicle fixed
02/17/2017 02/17/2017

Vehicle entry to body shop
02/17/2017 02/17/2017

Vehicle exit production
03/24/2017 03/24/2017

Vehicle completion
04/28/2017 04/28/2017

Entry port Emden
04/28/2017 04/28/2017

Exit port Emden
05/19/2017 05/19/2017

Entry port San Diego
06/23/2017 06/23/2017

06/30/2017 06/30/2017

Dealer invoiced
Dealer Inventory
07/07/2017 06/30/2017

Seems like a long time in between Vehicle production and Vehicle completion. Hopefully it's an overestimate!
 

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Hello all,

Ordered the 718 Cayman Base early January. Here's the projected schedule my dealer gave me

Vehicle fixed
02/17/2017 02/17/2017

Vehicle entry to body shop
02/17/2017 02/17/2017

Vehicle exit production
03/24/2017 03/24/2017

Vehicle completion
04/28/2017 04/28/2017

Entry port Emden
04/28/2017 04/28/2017

Exit port Emden
05/19/2017 05/19/2017

Entry port San Diego
06/23/2017 06/23/2017

06/30/2017 06/30/2017

Dealer invoiced
Dealer Inventory
07/07/2017 06/30/2017

Seems like a long time in between Vehicle production and Vehicle completion. Hopefully it's an overestimate!
I agree--a month seems like a long time. I know a few people have reported that Cayman orders are taking longer than usual. Where are you located?
 

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Ok I see you are on the west coast. I would check with your dealer about your schedule. I got very luck with my Boxster--two and a half months from order to delivery.
 

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One thing that is affecting delivery times is the new "green" ocean transport. Slowing down the big ships so they now go slower than the sail-driven clipper ships of 150 years ago is providing much less pollution, and a major reduction in fuel costs at the expense of port-to-port time.

I suspect we'd better get used to it.

My Boxster is due for completion on 14 May--and heaven knows when it will reach Australia!

Greg
 

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I think you are right on the delays. I looked at some other projected times for 718 Cayman build times last year and they were much quicker. Once the allocation was given and car was in the shop, delivery was within 2-3 months.
 

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I ordered by car on 1/02/17 and in theory it will be delivered to me late this week or next week. That would be about a 3 1/2 month process. It took about 12 days to get from Emden (Germany) to Davisville (US). Another boat I tracked took nearly 14 days to make the journey across the Atlantic.
 

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With all these delays happening I hope that by time these come to market we won't have too many concerning issues to worry about. But so far Porsche seems to have their ducks in a row. anyone here have experience with the older generation Boxsters and Caymans?
 

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I ordered my 718 last November, and just got it last week. It took a total of 4 months 3 weeks. I'm in Connecticut, so it shipped into Davisville, (US). It took a bit longer than expected due to a recall that was performed in Germany. It was ready to ship in early February, but stayed in the port for an extra month waiting for the recall to be performed. So it didn't ship until early March. Then it took about two weeks to get across the Atlantic. Then about a week to go from the port to the dealer.
 

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I ordered my 718 last November, and just got it last week. It took a total of 4 months 3 weeks. I'm in Connecticut, so it shipped into Davisville, (US). It took a bit longer than expected due to a recall that was performed in Germany. It was ready to ship in early February, but stayed in the port for an extra month waiting for the recall to be performed. So it didn't ship until early March. Then it took about two weeks to get across the Atlantic. Then about a week to go from the port to the dealer.
Congratulations and welcome. Tell us about your car.
 

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Congratulations and welcome. Tell us about your car.

Thanks for the welcome.

I got the 718 Cayman S in Sapphire Blue. I wasn't sure about the color when I ordered it as the only Sapphire Blue car they had was a Macan which I thought didn't work in that color because it was too big. I was leaning towards the darker midnight blue, but my daughter like how the Macan looked - so I went with the Sapphire Blue! Now I'm really glad I did - the car looks amazing!

I got it with a stick shift - I love the additional engagement of the shifter, even if it is a bit slower and less efficient than the PDK. Besides that I also got the sports seats and sport steering wheel. Then for comfort, as this is a daily driver, I got heated seats/steering wheel, and two zone climate control.

On the outside I also got the name of the car written in black on the sides, and the colored Porsche crest on the wheels, and a rear wiper.

So far I really like it. I've had it just long enough where I need to add fuel, and it offered to navigate to the nearest fuel station! So polite!
 

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I got it with a stick shift - I love the additional engagement of the shifter, even if it is a bit slower and less efficient than the PDK.
The manual is definitely slower and less efficient than the PDK... but I don't care. After 25 years of NOT owning a car with automatic transmission, I don't want a 718 to be the first one.

Some thrills are worth a .3 sec loss in 0-60. ;)
 

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The manual is definitely slower and less efficient than the PDK... but I don't care. After 25 years of NOT owning a car with automatic transmission, I don't want a 718 to be the first one.

Some thrills are worth a .3 sec loss in 0-60. ;)
Agreed! And I'm just starting to try out the various sport modes. The 'normal' mode is fine for standard driving around. But using the 'Sport' mode makes it much easier to drive smoothly and quickly on the streets. I haven't tried 'Sport Plus' yet, but that is probably more for track use. I set the 'Individual' mode to be sport with the wing up - just to look cool!
 

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Car finished build right on schedule (4/26) and shipped out of Emden on 4/28, 2 weeks ahead of time! My SA was able to give me the vessel name and it's been nice being able to track the car using Marinetraffic.com (or their app for $5).
 

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My car is probably on same ship as your Vi8, as it's been shipped from Emden on april 28 as well, and will be delivered to Halifax Canada, before being truckep up to Montréal dealership on may 26. Where are you located?
 

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My car is probably on same ship as your Vi8, as it's been shipped from Emden on april 28 as well, and will be delivered to Halifax Canada, before being truckep up to Montréal dealership on may 26. Where are you located?
I'm in Los Angeles. The ship is supposed to stop in Panama on May11-13.
 

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Hopefully pirates don't intercept and take that batch of 718's :D

On a serious note, keep us posted on when they finally arrive. More importantly what its condition is like, sometimes cars get damaged during shipping.
 
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