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The former Gt car has a more street friendly suspension but the new car is still a better car. I looked at the interior and wasn't able to make out if manual or PDK but the flat shift of the manual is something I don't like . It should have been a normally shifting 6 speed . He seems angry that the Gt4 RS wasn't going to him but I dont think its good to pull another car into the negativity . He admits finances which is understandable . It may even be the real reason along with some resentment . I agree with him that it wasn't a "woah its me" explanation but he didn't owe it at all to anyone . He seemed like a grumpy old man wanting to vent . Auto journalism is actually his profession . I think most people try not to publicly vent grievances in the workplace but I guess his line of work is different . Someone else will make better use of that car.
 

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Harris' 992 911 GT3 is up for sale and says he prefers the 991 version over it.
@gred posted a video about this guy literally in tears after driving the 992 GT3 Touring. Hmm.

I suspect that Harris has « other » reasons financial or not to sell his car. Like @yrralis1 wrote, It’s his profession and a « business ». And he’s mad at Porsche for not giving him a GT4 RS, the new toy he « demanded »! Sounds like a spoiled kid or « grumpy old man » to me!

 

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He’s definitely venting in his recent post but I didn‘t get the impression that money was the main issue. I hope he gives more details as to what really soured the new car deal. His reputation is one of speaking his mind.

My experience with Porsche as a relatively new customer (2 Macans since 2020) has been frustrating. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances in the world right now causing supply issues. That’s still no excuse for the games the dealerships are playing and they deserve to be called out publicly for it. Honesty and integrity ought to be fundamental priorities for a premium brand whether it be cars, jewellery, electronics, etc. I expected more from Porsche but perhaps my expectations were too high. Other brands have at least made an attempt to discourage car flipping and are honest regarding distribution of allocations.

Back to happier times and enjoying cars. 😄 He really loved his 991 “yellow banana” so the incoming 992 had big shoes to fill. This is a great review. The car is well used and obviously cherished.

 

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My experience with Porsche as a relatively new customer (2 Macans since 2020) has been frustrating. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances in the world right now causing supply issues. That’s still no excuse for the games the dealerships are playing and they deserve to be called out publicly for it. Honesty and integrity ought to be fundamental priorities for a premium brand whether it be cars, jewellery, electronics, etc. I expected more from Porsche but perhaps my expectations were too high. Other brands have at least made an attempt to discourage car flipping and are honest regarding distribution of allocations.
Some have been lucky but like you, most of us have gone through a very frustrating experience with Porsche during the last couple of years. Going about their business without crisis communication was shortsighted and I believe threatened the image of the company. They didn't ensure "tranparency", show any empathy or involve their employees to represent Porsche in an authentic way. I've vented a few times on this Forum and wrote that even if the GM didn't know what's coming to him, I thought it would be good practice to let me know how many cars he's getting and for which models. Instead, everything seemed very secretive.

Porsche AG is (was) the most prestigious luxury automobile brand in the US. The auto group had received exceptional ratings in customer satisfaction for over a decade. Unfortunately, this crisis showed that Porsche took their customers for granted.
 

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He’s definitely venting in his recent post but I didn‘t get the impression that money was the main issue. I hope he gives more details as to what really soured the new car deal. His reputation is one of speaking his mind.

My experience with Porsche as a relatively new customer (2 Macans since 2020) has been frustrating. Yes, there are extenuating circumstances in the world right now causing supply issues. That’s still no excuse for the games the dealerships are playing and they deserve to be called out publicly for it. Honesty and integrity ought to be fundamental priorities for a premium brand whether it be cars, jewellery, electronics, etc. I expected more from Porsche but perhaps my expectations were too high. Other brands have at least made an attempt to discourage car flipping and are honest regarding distribution of allocations.

Back to happier times and enjoying cars. 😄 He really loved his 991 “yellow banana” so the incoming 992 had big shoes to fill. This is a great review. The car is well used and obviously cherished.

He did stated it was not enough room, financially, and emotionally to keep the car. I would not have thought about finances. Has he not mentioned it. Look these cars are not cheap. It’s very easy to get nervous after purchase if the tide turns and bills start climbing. Sometimes expenses are unexpected. A car is part of one’s personal life and perhaps he has more things going on beside his cars. Either way he most definitely has the right to sell the car and enjoy his life.
 

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He did stated it was not enough room, financially, and emotionally to keep the car. I would not have thought about finances. Has he not mentioned it. Look these cars are not cheap. It’s very easy to get nervous after purchase if the tide turns and bills start climbing. Sometimes expenses are unexpected. A car is part of one’s personal life and perhaps he has more things going on beside his cars. Either way he most definitely has the right to sell the car and enjoy his life.
Of course he has the right to sell his car but I have a feeling that NOT getting the GT4 RS he wanted was a big factor in his decision. He believes that Porsche was "rude" with him and he's pissed! Well, join the club of all those disgruntled customers still waiting for their first (or second, or third) 911!
 

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Of course he has the right to sell his car but I have a feeling that NOT getting the GT4 RS he wanted was a big factor in his decision. He believes that Porsche was "rude" with him and he's pissed! Well, join the club of all those disgruntled customers still waiting for their first (or second, or third) 911!
Agree.
 
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