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I opted to get my car delivered at Porsche Experience Center in LA. Hope to have fund and learn there.
Wanted to know if anyone opted to get their delivered at a PEC location and how was the experience?
 

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We enjoyed our PEC delivery in Atlanta. You can find it on this link:

www.npmccabe.org/
 
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I have it on my order, but what they don't tell you is that it may add 6 weeks delivery time. They won't even schedule you until your car is either on the boat or at the port (unclear which) and then you have to wait. In LA I've been told they do one delivery a day, and only do it 2 days a week. My SA had a customer who cancelled it because he didn't want to add another 6 weeks to the delivery time.
 

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I did ATL PEC delivery in October 2017. I was told up front that it would add 4 weeks to delivery, and even though navigating through 3 hurricanes, Porsche got the car there on time. I drive the car 12 months per year - no over-winter black out, but some people may have to factor in the timing. The experience and the drive back home were absolutely worth the wait, and I recommend it to any 718 buyer. However, Plan B might be to take earlier delivery and go to your nearest PEC for driving one of their cars with a coach, as a rental.
 

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I did ATL PEC delivery in October 2017. I was told up front that it would add 4 weeks to delivery, and even though navigating through 3 hurricanes, Porsche got the car there on time. I drive the car 12 months per year - no over-winter black out, but some people may have to factor in the timing. The experience and the drive back home were absolutely worth the wait, and I recommend it to any 718 buyer. However, Plan B might be to take earlier delivery and go to your nearest PEC for driving one of their cars with a coach, as a rental.
I'm being told 8 weeks. Would you have added 2 months to your wait for it?
 

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Probably not 8 weeks given that there are alternatives, such as renting a ride at the PEC, which was the highlight of the PEC. The rentals seem to have lots of openings available with a little planning, and that gives you more flexibility with your time. They did prep the car very nicely, and I got a free lunch, tour of the museum, visit to the resto garage, and the opportunity to use their simulator (for an extra fee). But all of these are available otherwise. The swag was a nice leather folder, a Porsche PEC cap, a Porsche book, a PEC window sticker, and a PEC license plate holder. Car prep depends on the dealer. Every Porsche dealer I have used (3 to date) has done a great job on prep, but there are some stories on the various forums that this is not always the case. In my case, the 4 week delay actually fit our schedules best - my son and I picked it up in ATL and drove it to AZ via UT to drop him off, which itself was a great trip and worth the wait. You might ask your dealer to pay for a visit to PEC given the dislocation - won't hurt to ask.
 

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I'm actually going to be in LA right around the time my car is supposed to go V260. I may do the 718 CS training there and skip the delivery experience.
 

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Sounds like fun but the only way I would take delivery out of Texas is if I could arrange the PPF installation at delivery and then ride home chip and worry free.
 

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Sounds like fun but the only way I would take delivery out of Texas is if I could arrange the PPF installation at delivery and then ride home chip and worry free.
Yeah, the nose of our white car was covered with dead "no-see-ums" by the time we got to NJ.

The other thing is all the parking we did in hotel parking lots for the ride home (1500 miles). Some of the parking garage spaces are tight. We survived with no dings but it never left my mind.

In Savannah I got into an elevator with a guy who had a 356 Register tee-shirt on. So I asked him about his car.
Even before I told him what car I had, he immediately he figured out who I was: He said, "I bet your the guy who has the white Cayman parked *way out* in the parking lot by itself."
 

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He said, "I bet your the guy who has the white Cayman parked *way out* in the parking lot by itself."
That is exactly what I would do with or without a PPF. With any new car the first cut is truly the deepest. My wife is as protective of the 718 as I am......she scoots over to the car when she senses a threat with someone parking to close, etc. She is all of 5'4" and 115lbs but don't go near our (her) Porsche.
 

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Just to update,
I got allocation on Feb 3 and got invite from PEC to pick up in LA for May 3rd. Exactly 3 months.
 

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Nice! We had Atlanta PEC delivery checked up until we were in the dealership and placed the order. We opted out after being told it could add several weeks onto the delivery time and since we have a relatively tight delivery window this summer, we decided to go later with some friends instead.
 

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Bumping this thread for a quick question:

I've seen some youtube videos where folks got a little binder in advance of their experience showing what to expect. It looked nice. But these were mostly GT3 orders. If you got a PEC delivery of your 718 (especially PEC LA) did you get a little binder delivered before your day?
 

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Bumping this thread for a quick question:

I've seen some youtube videos where folks got a little binder in advance of their experience showing what to expect. It looked nice. But these were mostly GT3 orders. If you got a PEC delivery of your 718 (especially PEC LA) did you get a little binder delivered before your day?
We just picked up our Cayman GTS at Atlanta PEC two weeks ago. It meant an extra four weeks of waiting. I felt it was worth the extra time and money. Yes, we received a beautiful leather portfolio with a Porsche crest on the front that contained our delivery schedule, ID badges, pen and paper. We had a table reserved for us next to the window over looking the track. A nice tour of the museum and a wonderful delivery. We spent an hour and half going over the car and then another hour and half on the race track. Everyone was terrific and we really had a great time. The hotel was literally across the street and very accommodating. Comparing the Porsche PEC delivery to a Corvette Museum Delivery, Porsche was head and shoulders above and a class act. I can’t say enough good things about the experience. Just do it, you won’t regret it.
 

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