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So as I new 718BS owner, I wanted to know from other owners, do we get complementary car washes? I am kinda in a unique situation in that I have both a new car and CPO warranty and not sure if that makes a difference or not.

I do not want to run the car through a machine car wash and there are not many hand washes (good ones anyway) in NJ.

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So as I new 718BS owner, I wanted to know from other owners, do we get complementary car washes? I am kinda in a unique situation in that I have both a new car and CPO warranty and not sure if that makes a difference or not.

I do not want to run the car through a machine car wash and there are not many hand washes (good ones anyway) in NJ.

-Rippey
I would highly recommend that you never, never, ever have your car washed by a dealer. Not even if you're driving a Kia. Dealer car washes are notorious for improper, well, everything.

The only time a dealer generally takes care when washing a car is just before delivery because they know the purchaser can't be held responsible for anything.
 
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My dealer always does a complimentary car wash. Doesn't matter how small the service is. (Tech forms are the only exception).

I've never had an issue with the quality of the wash. I've seen them do it and they use a sprayer to rinse and another one to soap the car.
 

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I would highly recommend that you never, never, ever have your car washed by a dealer.
I completely agree....they could not give me complimentary washes or if they did I would never use them. I have become very skilled at detailing my own car and the more you do it the easier it becomes. In addition, I found the more you do it the more efficient you become as well.........Absolutely, no one will treat your car like you will.....
 

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I completely agree....they could not give me complimentary washes or if they did I would never use them. I have become very skilled at detailing my own car and the more you do it the easier it becomes. In addition, I found the more you do it the more efficient you become as well.........Absolutely, no one will treat your car like you will.....
Yup, I agree. I turn down my dealer's offer of a wash. Those little micro-scratches and swirls quickly ruin the finish.

After 5 years, my previous vehicle--Opti-coated, always washed with care--looked better than 99% of what was on the road.
 

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The only time a dealer generally takes care when washing a car is just before delivery
Even then, between my wife & I we've had roughly 40 brand new vehicles from multiple dealers & I can't remember one that was cleaned to the standard I'd do myself. There's always little bits that have been missed & the first thing I do when I get a car home is clean it properly.
 

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So as I new 718BS owner, I wanted to know from other owners, do we get complementary car washes? I am kinda in a unique situation in that I have both a new car and CPO warranty and not sure if that makes a difference or not.

I do not want to run the car through a machine car wash and there are not many hand washes (good ones anyway) in NJ.

-Rippey
A complimentary car wash is based on the dealership and if they offer that type of service. Both Porsche Dealerships near my residents will wash your car after any and all services. Depending on the model car you have (how expensive it is), is usually how they determine if your car will be a hand wash or machine wash. Again, that's assuming a dealership has access to a machine wash. Macan, Cayman, Boxter, Cayenne would usually be run through a machine wash at my dealership and hand wiped after. Macan Turbo, Cayenne Turbo / GTS, 911, specialty Porsche's would usually always be hand washed. Truth is, you can specify, it doesn't matter what Porsche car you have. If you ask your Service Advisor to ONLY have your car hand washed, that's usually exactly what they'll do. They don't want to be held liable for swirl marks if you're particular about your paint.
 

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A complimentary car wash is based on the dealership and if they offer that type of service. Both Porsche Dealerships near my residents will wash your car after any and all services. Depending on the model car you have (how expensive it is), is usually how they determine if your car will be a hand wash or machine wash. Again, that's assuming a dealership has access to a machine wash. Macan, Cayman, Boxter, Cayenne would usually be run through a machine wash at my dealership and hand wiped after. Macan Turbo, Cayenne Turbo / GTS, 911, specialty Porsche's would usually always be hand washed. Truth is, you can specify, it doesn't matter what Porsche car you have. If you ask your Service Advisor to ONLY have your car hand washed, that's usually exactly what they'll do. They don't want to be held liable for swirl marks if you're particular about your paint.
Fortunately I've yet to see a Porsche dealer in this country (U.K) with an automated wash & I'd be be positively incandescent with rage if some idiot put my car through one without asking. Also treating someone as a second class customer just because they've bought a cheaper model stinks & is appalling customer service, as well as being rather stupid. The thing is I drive a Boxster S because it's what I want to drive & not because it's cheaper, by the time you add the extras fitted to my own car I could actually buy a 911 for less money.
 

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I'd suggest one takes a look at the black cars (new or used) at any Porsche dealership. Preferably on a sunny day. If those swirl marks don't make you wanna pass on the complementary dealer wash then by all means, go for it.
 

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Fortunately I've yet to see a Porsche dealer in this country (U.K) with an automated wash & I'd be be positively incandescent with rage if some idiot put my car through one without asking. Also treating someone as a second class customer just because they've bought a cheaper model stinks & is appalling customer service, as well as being rather stupid. The thing is I drive a Boxster S because it's what I want to drive & not because it's cheaper, by the time you add the extras fitted to my own car I could actually buy a 911 for less money.
WHAT? I can't understand anything you said after "fortunately" with that thick British accent... ��

Actually Chilli, I've seen your build. Yes, you have a crazy expensive Boxter S! Beautiful car, and unfortunately that's kind of how they gauge it. It's nice to hear that in the UK you guys don't have an automated car wash at a Porsche Dealership, or good food anywhere in the country
 

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WHAT? I can't understand anything you said after "fortunately" with that thick British accent... ��
.....or good food anywhere in the country
I wasn't going to comment on the site until after the holidays. However after reading the above drivel, I wanted to thank you for confirming my suspicion that some Porsche dealerships in the U.S are clearly being staffed with idiots. :D
 

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I'd suggest one takes a look at the black cars (new or used) at any Porsche dealership. Preferably on a sunny day. If those swirl marks don't make you wanna pass on the complementary dealer wash then by all means, go for it.

When i was at my local Porsche center last friday the had a used Macan in Jet Black standing there.
Even indoors with the light 15meter up you could see the marks in the paint :(
 

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I wasn't going to comment on the site until after the holidays. However after reading the above drivel, I wanted to thank you for confirming my suspicion that some Porsche dealerships in the U.S are clearly being staffed with idiots. :D
Suspicion? You should of known this! I'm glad I can assist in your confirmation :nerd:>:D:nerd:
 
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