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  1. BayAreaKen

    Silver or Black window trims with Volcano - which do you prefer?

    I ordered mine with the dark trim. Ultimately these things are a personal choice. What I want to know is how many people are NOT putting the badge on the rear? To me, it seems counter intuitive to not having the "Taycan" name on the rear of the car. But so far, I have spoken to a few people...
  2. BayAreaKen

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?

    I asked my local dealer (in Santa Clara, CA) if there would be a launch party/event. He said yes in March or April, but did not clarify if it would be for that dealership only (doubtful) or the Porsche Center in Los Angeles (probable). I have placed my order for an April 1st start date. I have...
  3. BayAreaKen

    Performance Options on 4S? PDCC, RWS, PTV Plus

    I’ve never owned (nor driven) a Porsche before...the Taycan was first. I added the Sports Package mainly because I want all that Porsche can do. Will I *need* it? No. Do you really *need* a Porsche in the first place? No. But this is a You Only Live Once opportunity for me. I doubt my next car...
  4. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    I always *try* to buy from the dealer I will have service the vehicle. I want to build (or strengthen) a relationship with the GM and other managers. It pays dividends later ... especially if you want to purchase another car later and/or have a problem that requires more attention. Relationships...
  5. BayAreaKen

    Owner Discusses Taycan Range, Battery Longevity, Charging and Related Concerns

    I remember being a passenger in a friend's EV and it said the range was about 10 miles. We had a roundtrip event about 4 miles away. I remember feeling the range anxiety that people above have mentioned. He told me to relax. We were going to be able make it back to the garage (where we were) and...
  6. BayAreaKen

    MSRP Dealers (selling Taycan with no price mark-up)

    I just ordered my 4S today from Stevens Creek no markup. And they told me if I don't want the car when it is delivered, they will give me my deposit back if and when they sell it at MSRP.
  7. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    I just ordered my 4S. April 1st beginning....July 27 estimated delivery. Build: PL96XKK9 I'm super excited...I can hardly type! My birthday is in August. I can't think of a greater birthday present.
  8. BayAreaKen

    First Drive in Taycan Turbo. A Member’s Impressions, Photos and Videos

    Love how you said, "I don't think it replaces the 911 as much as sits perfectly next to it. "
  9. BayAreaKen

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?
  10. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    I asked my sales guy about this. Only 2 sales reps from Stevens Creek Porsche were allowed (or able) to go to training in Atlanta. He said they weren't provided a 4S to try "because they weren't making them yet." He was actually quite bullish on the 4S. He thinks that it will be amazing because...
  11. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    Well, perhaps a bit of hyperbole. I love the 650 for other reasons beyond acceleration!
  12. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    I took my test drive earlier today. I don't have the knowledge that some folks on this forum have about all of the features and widgets and gizmos that the Taycan offer. I can tell you this quite plainly: It's the best car I have ever driven. The test car was a Turbo in the same external color...
  13. BayAreaKen

    EngineeringExplained - Taycan Turbo S faster than a Tesla Ludicrous

    Physics is cool. I guess bragging rights are important, but we're talking about the very margins here. At the end of the day, I simply want to be happy that I made the right choice for me. As of this moment, it's not even close: Porsche wins for style, grace, performance, comfort, coolness...
  14. BayAreaKen

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?

    Long story short, I finally figured out what happened. They had an incorrect email address. If it wasn't for me calling in, they would have thought I wasn't interested! I spoke to the GM today who emailed me last night (it never got to me due to an extra "a" in the address, oops) that my...
  15. BayAreaKen

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?

    No. My dealer still hasn’t even emailed me. Or called. They did verify I was on the list when I checked (before the rollout). Haven’t heard a peep since. Stevens Creek’re failing.
  16. BayAreaKen

    5 Stars on EURO NCAP crash-test

    Ok, that's just painful to watch. A perfectly beautiful baby Taycan being trashed. However, good on them for building a safe car!
  17. BayAreaKen

    Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    I know I will eventually end up with a car, but the process for me (from Silicon Valley...home of Tesla's headquarters...and a zillion of those cars driving around) has been anything but positive. In fact, it's been nothing but frustrating. If it wasn't for this forum and a Google alert I set up...
  18. BayAreaKen


    If you're buying the car to own a "classic" in 20-30+ years, then admit that's what it's for. Buy it and store it for the next couple decades. Personally, I'm looking forward to leasing it for 3 years and then getting the next Taycan. Hopefully it will be available with a ragtop by then!
  19. BayAreaKen

    Taycans spotted in the wild

    I will say this: it was simply beautiful. People have said on this site that the car is better in real life. Even though it was a passing glimpse, I see what they mean. Man, now I want one more than ever! I had to fill up my car requires premium gasoline. Here is the cost per...
  20. BayAreaKen

    Taycans spotted in the wild

    I was driving toward Half Moon Bay (in California) earlier today and would swear on a bible I saw a Taycan driving on the opposite side of the road. When it passed me, I swung my head around so fast to see the rear. It was silver. I didn't think they were already available here in the US. Have...