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What did your dealer charge you? I'm ready to take mine in, but not sure why the car should need an alignment after 6 months...
 

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What did your dealer charge you? I'm ready to take mine in, but not sure why the car should need an alignment after 6 months...
Tell them something felt off since you got the car. If your dealer values you as a customer they should do a courtesy alignment after only 6 months. Attached see how much my 718 alignment was off at delivery. The car sucked until I got it fixed. My Macan and GT4 was also out of wack. Always have the dealer check the alignment (and get a copy) before driving your new Porsche of the lot is my recommendation.
 

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What did your dealer charge you? I'm ready to take mine in, but not sure why the car should need an alignment after 6 months...
Regular price at dealer is $299 - ouch. Received a $100 coupon so I used it. Otherwise I would have gone to a German car indy shop for $160.
 

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When I got my first "free" oil change they checked the toe alignment at the same time for no charge (car was just 1 year old with almost 7000 miles).
They didn't check anything else.....just toe. It was apparently fine.

My car was an Experience Center delivery and, I am told, they are more fussy with prep on cars delivered this way.
 

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After having my Boxster for a few months and just about 800 miles (bought as a CPO demo with ~5.5k mi) I took it in to the dealer for an alignment since the steering felt off and there was a slight vibration at highway speeds. I didn't think it was this bad, though!

Cost was $199. Worth it. Drives much better, and steering is easier - especially at parking lot speeds.
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... It is very common for new cars to have a bad alignment. The factory doesn’t try for perfection just get it close. ;)
I am curious how you know that to be the case. I would think, since most everything on a modern production is automated, there would be excellent consistency. Baring any emergent equipment problems, my guess is the alignment is spot on, with a closer tolerance than local shops can provide, with every car that rolls out the door.
 
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