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  1. Scared to ask... anyone tempted by Model S Plaid?

    You wreck on a bike at 200mph, you probably don't even hurt anyone but yourself. You wreck on a 4500lb electric car with 2 kids in the back seat, and you probably kill or seriously injure at least 4 or 5 people.
  2. Scared to ask... anyone tempted by Model S Plaid?

    I almost got myself in trouble with a 4S demo car on the highway. I wanted to move over a lane to my right, and to keep from cutting anybody off, I wanted to speed up a bit and get some separation before doing the lane change. I put my foot down, checked my blind spot, looked back in front, and...
  3. Rear facing baby seats?

    Hah! Maybe when she's older and can mess with the controls herself.
  4. What are the Must Have Options

    Just to be really clear, no, not true. Electrify America is all 800V, and they generally have two speeds, 350kW and 150kW. You can use both of those at full speed with no additional options. Because EA is free for 3 years and because it is the fastest way to charge a Taycan, it's what you are...
  5. Wheels and Calipers

    Yup, and I figure (or at least hope) that they will also hold up better to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune on the roads around here.
  6. Scared to ask... anyone tempted by Model S Plaid?

    Because software is hard, and there's a lot of brand new software on a Taycan.
  7. What are the Must Have Options

    Supposedly, due to regenerative braking, the service brakes wear so gradually that the cast iron ones last 100k miles or more, and PSCB and PCCB may last the life of the car. The Taycan hasn't been around long enough for anyone to know for sure, but that's the experience that Teslas and other...
  8. What are the Must Have Options

    RAS does in fact operate at higher speeds. Below about 50km/h, the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the fronts; above 50km/h, they turn in the same direction. This option is not for future-proofing ("super fast...
  9. Taycan 4S Performance + Battery - My Real World Range Test Update #3 [Monster Range Test]

    I'm impressed by how linear everything is. Should make in-car range predictions extremely accurate, which is particularly important for long-distance travel (where you want to pull into an EA fast charging station with as little remaining charge as possible).
  10. Let’s see your Chalk/Beige (aka limestone) leather

    Any particular ways to guard against staining, or to remove them if they happen? Or just plain old leather cleaner and conditioner?
  11. Lease residual with performance battery plus

    As far as I can tell, the PBP counts the same as any other option. It may, and I suspect does, affect how much the dealer is able to sell the car for once you've turned it in at the end of your lease. But that's just sort of averaged in to the residual they give you. (From what I can tell it's...
  12. Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    Every day I get different numbers from TYD, and it's not even consistent with itself. The main landing page says my build has been scheduled, whereas the detail page says it won't be scheduled until July and the actual current stage is simply "order received."
  13. EV Charging at Home

    Have an electrician come out and give you some quotes. I think the options you want to ask him to cover are: NEMA 14-50 outlet. You can use the Porsche charger, or you can add a wall-mounted EVSE that plugs into the outlet. Hardwire a wall-mounted EVSE. Either option is just fine for charging...
  14. Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    It seems pretty arbitrary. Look around this forum and these threads and you'll see two people order their cars at the same time, and one arrives a week early while the other sits in port for a month. They aren't installing 14-way seats in port, and both cars have TPMS sensors, so...
  15. Taycan Waiting Room: Who has ordered and a delivery date?

    Just got my TYD email today. Signed the papers on the 4th, predicting an August 13th delivery. I don't believe it; we'll see.
  16. Taycan 4S vs BMW i4 m50

    BMW and I have been moving in different directions for a while now. They've been making their cars more comfortable, which is fine, except they are making them numb at the same time. It's not just the steering, it's the handling and acceleration too. Don't get me wrong: they are still extremely...
  17. Ordering - No Allocations / Get One Out of State?

    Try a different dealer. Porsche Naples may have something, and they're not too far from you.
  18. Is The Optional $1850 Head-Up Display Worth It On The Porsche Taycan?! What Features Does It Add?! - Pcarwhisperer

    My assumption has always been that they design for the "normal" person, whereas I am an un-gorilla (short arms and legs, long torso).
  19. Battery life

    It's also unbearable in any other vehicle, FWIW.
  20. Thoughts after spending one and half day with a Taycan Turbo

    I was actually shocked by how much better the turning radius was than my 550i, which is essentially the exact same size as the Taycan. I was able to do a U-turn on a narrow two-lane road just borrowing about 2 feet from somebody's driveway. With my current car, I wouldn't have even bothered --...