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My wife and I finally took delivery of our 718 Cayman at PEC in Carson, CA. We were the 11th delivery that took place at PEC-LA! Dave Navarro (Google it) was the first person to take delivery in February when they started the delivery process in LA. I finally figured out how to share pics. I can only do it from my phone. I can't seem to do it from my Samsung Tablet. More pics and info to come about the delivery process...
 

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Congrats on the PEC delivery! I know the feeling!

I see they presented the car to you covered in a sheet and did the "reveal". And you signed the wall. My wife thought that was all great fun.

I like the color you chose even though I chose a different one. The Graphite was one of the choices I thought looked really authentic on a Porsche.

Cool that a Chili Pepper was the first delivery. But I guess these guys like sports cars just like the rest of us. I raced with late J. Geils many times and I've seen Brian Johnson race a couple of times.

Ownership is fun learning all the nuances. I had to read the manual a number or times to understand things. I still fumble for the safety release on the frunk. And I still sometimes pop the rear lid open if I grip the left-handed key the wrong way while starting. The parking brake is still a learning process too. Four stalks on the steering wheel can be intimidating at first. All part of the personality of these cars.

We're heading out on a 600 mile Easter trip in our Cayman this AM. Ours has 2800 miles (since December) so it's fully broken in now and we can flog it a bit. I've driven cars with well under 100 horsepower most of my life, and the power on this car is intoxicating. Thus, I set the onboard speed warning "dinger" at 80 mph....and I think it's already "saved" me a few times. Word to the wise ;)
 

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Congrats on the PEC delivery! I know the feeling!

I see they presented the car to you covered in a sheet and did the "reveal". And you signed the wall. My wife thought that was all great fun.

I like the color you chose even though I chose a different one. The Graphite was one of the choices I thought looked really authentic on a Porsche.

Cool that a Chili Pepper was the first delivery. But I guess these guys like sports cars just like the rest of us. I raced with late J. Geils many times and I've seen Brian Johnson race a couple of times.

Ownership is fun learning all the nuances. I had to read the manual a number or times to understand things. I still fumble for the safety release on the frunk. And I still sometimes pop the rear lid open if I grip the left-handed key the wrong way while starting. The parking brake is still a learning process too. Four stalks on the steering wheel can be intimidating at first. All part of the personality of these cars.

We're heading out on a 600 mile Easter trip in our Cayman this AM. Ours has 2800 miles (since December) so it's fully broken in now and we can flog it a bit. I've driven cars with well under 100 horsepower most of my life, and the power on this car is intoxicating. Thus, I set the onboard speed warning "dinger" at 80 mph....and I think it's already "saved" me a few times. Word to the wise ;)
I wish you and your wife a safe and truly enjoyable experience! We picked up our car last Friday morning (so 1 week), and I already have 700 miles on the clock. I don't like the parking brake at all! It's completely unintuitive. But the confidence at high speed is a pure thrill! By the way, your car has been broken in for about 2600 miles ;) but it's ok, you were just being cautious and actually following the the owners manual break-in period.
 
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Very nice and congratulations. GBM is a fantastic color and the matched sport tex/leather looks so good. Enjoy your car.
 

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My wife and I finally took delivery of our 718 Cayman at PEC in Carson, CA. We were the 11th delivery that took place at PEC-LA! Dave Navarro (Google it) was the first person to take delivery in February when they started the delivery process in LA. I finally figured out how to share pics. I can only do it from my phone. I can't seem to do it from my Samsung Tablet. More pics and info to come about the delivery process...
Love that Ext./Int. combination. In fact, I must have watched the video below dozens of times before I finally made my decision and placed my order. I ended up choosing a different Ext./Int. combination but I still love the GB combo - it's very unique (I went the traditional route). Congrats!!


 
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I called down there to ask what they do as part of the delivery and they said they don't tell you because they don't want to ruin the surprise. But, if I may ask, how much delay did it add to your order?
 

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My wife and I finally took delivery of our 718 Cayman at PEC in Carson, CA. We were the 11th delivery that took place at PEC-LA! Dave Navarro (Google it) was the first person to take delivery in February when they started the delivery process in LA. I finally figured out how to share pics. I can only do it from my phone. I can't seem to do it from my Samsung Tablet. More pics and info to come about the delivery process...
Fantastic color combo-the Carrera Sport Wheels are a great choice. What a great day!
 
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I called down there to ask what they do as part of the delivery and they said they don't tell you because they don't want to ruin the surprise. But, if I may ask, how much delay did it add to your order?
It would ruin the surprise... It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! My wife, who didn't want to even take part, enjoyed it thoroughly. She was telling me her favorite parts of the drive, her favorite color in Porsche's, etc... Had I not been looking directly at her, I wouldn't of believed that was my wife talking.
It added almost 4 weeks to my delivery, but in hindsight, it was completely worth it and I highly recommend it!
 

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It would ruin the surprise... It was an amazing and unforgettable experience! My wife, who didn't want to even take part, enjoyed it thoroughly. She was telling me her favorite parts of the drive, her favorite color in Porsche's, etc... Had I not been looking directly at her, I wouldn't of believed that was my wife talking.
It added almost 4 weeks to my delivery, but in hindsight, it was completely worth it and I highly recommend it!
Do you do anything for paint protection on the drive home?
 

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Do you do anything for paint protection on the drive home?
I'm leasing my car for 24 months. Porsche will likely pull me out of the lease in 21 months. I would absolutely would buy clear bra if I were purchasing the car, but that's not the case for me. I will take care of the car like I care for all my cars, but I won't invest money to protect a paint job that essentially belongs to Porsche. I haven't leased a car in 20 years. All my cars have been purchased. So to answer your question, no. I did nothing to protect the car, I'm simply enjoying it... =)
 

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Do you do anything for paint protection on the drive home?
When we drove our Cayman back to NJ from the PEC in Atlanta (1500 miles) I thought about doing something to protect the nose . Honestly, if I had it to do over again, I might have brought along some P21S carnauba wax (great stuff!) for the nose.

But we intend to use this car, so if it earns a bit of road rash along the way, I'm OK with this.

We bought ours cash and if our previous cars are any indication, we'll keep it at least 15+ years. So I don't really care about resale anymore than someone leasing.
(one of my sons-in-law already wants first dibs if I decide to get rid of it at some point)

In a pinch I think the P21S would be a good choice if you're concerned about protection.

Here's ours, covered with no-see-ums on our ride back home from PEC.
 

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The PPF clear bra's have evolved over the years, they self-heal, are UV protected and don't degrade to a yellow colour, and are as glossy as the original paint. Just close up you will see the edges but worth it to protect the car from the elements.
 

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I'm leasing my car for 24 months. Porsche will likely pull me out of the lease in 21 months. I would absolutely would buy clear bra if I were purchasing the car, but that's not the case for me. I will take care of the car like I care for all my cars, but I won't invest money to protect a paint job that essentially belongs to Porsche. I haven't leased a car in 20 years. All my cars have been purchased. So to answer your question, no. I did nothing to protect the car, I'm simply enjoying it... =)
Why would the lease end early? And why lease if you haven't leased before?

The only car I've ever leased was my Fiat 500e, and that's because I wasn't sure I wanted to trust their battery technology, and EV tech is changing too fast.
 

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Why would the lease end early? And why lease if you haven't leased before?

The only car I've ever leased was my Fiat 500e, and that's because I wasn't sure I wanted to trust their battery technology, and EV tech is changing too fast.
I'm an SA for Porsche in Arizona. The lease programs for Porsche employees are worthwhile... Hence the lease, or else I personally wouldn't of leased, unless I were righting it off for a business expense, which I'm not... Porsche will always try to pull you out of your lease early. They will dangle real nice carrots in front you to keep you in their brand. Since I'm considered an employee lease, my pull ahead would be 3 months before lease end. For a proper client, like yourself, they would try and pull you out of your lease 6 - 9 months early. Porsche may not big on discounts, incentives, or rebates, but they are big on retaining their client base and keeping them as satisfied as possible.
 
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Congratulations to you both!
 
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I'm an SA for Porsche in Arizona. The lease programs for Porsche employees are worthwhile... Hence the lease, or else I personally wouldn't of leased, unless I were righting it off for a business expense, which I'm not... Porsche will always try to pull you out of your lease early. They will dangle real nice carrots in front you to keep you in their brand. Since I'm considered an employee lease, my pull ahead would be 3 months before lease end. For a proper client, like yourself, they would try and pull you out of your lease 6 - 9 months early. Porsche may not big on discounts, incentives, or rebates, but they are big on retaining their client base and keeping them as satisfied as possible.

Well, if they wanted us to be more satisfied they could improve the sales process. It feels like they're doing me a favor by selling me a car. :)

But TIL what a "lease pull-ahead" is, so that's interesting. Hopefully this sort of customer satisfaction extends to those of us paying cash for the car outright.
 
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