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  1. BayAreaKen

    Jay Leno's Garage features the Taycan Turbo S

    If that was the only video I saw of the Taycan, I would keep looking for another car. I suppose it wasn't Jay's job to "sell" the car, but he acted as if this car was no big deal. I think that's the disconnect. That is, the Taycan is a major addition to the EV market and he treated it like a new...
  2. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    In the pics above (in list order...sadly, not chronological) (1) Ron-b, me, Reg, Louv, ArtDept, and the Porsche Stevens Creek test Taycan (2) the Porsche schwag + ArtDept's black on black Taycan shirt (thank you!) (3) Don on his Panther (4) Don's navigator and co-pilot (R2D2) (5) Don's TeslaTap...
  3. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    Today at noon, four TaycanForum members (myself, Ron_b, Reg, and ArtDept) met up with Don (louv) at Porsche Stevens Creek in Santa Clara, CA. We stood around his car for a few minutes until it was whisked away to be detailed and for data to be uploaded to the mother ship (science!). After...
  4. BayAreaKen

    Chris Harris’ Full Taycan Review From Top Gear: I LOVE IT!

    Personally, I didn't appreciate how negative he was to the interviewer in one video when clearly he was completely thrilled with the car whilst driving it in another video. I wonder what changed for him in between the two settings. But it was fun to watch him drive the Taycan around the track.
  5. BayAreaKen

    Chris Harris’ Full Taycan Review From Top Gear: I LOVE IT!

    What color is that Taycan? Are the lights making that a color I don't recognize?
  6. BayAreaKen

    Is Your Dealer Showing You The Love?

    Well this is quite upsetting. Perhaps you should take it up with the manager in charge of that showroom. He's about to lose business...and that is 100% preventable.
  7. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    Attention San Francisco Bay Area Taycan Forum members. Don is coming into the area and I am organizing the lunch on February 12 in the San Jose general area. If you’d like to attend, please direct message me through the Forum’s “email” function. I need a number by Monday evening please.
  8. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    I brought this issue up with the GM of my local Porsche showroom. He claimed he hadn't heard of it. I asked him to raise the issue with Porsche management. He said he would, but I wasn't convinced it was high on his To-Do list. Now that we have at least 2 data points, I'd say this is a feature...
  9. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    Are those the tires the car came with or snow tires? How has it been handling in all the snow/ice? Any comments/observations/jokes?
  10. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    It was only a matter of time. Watch in the next few days as this “news” travels the world with all kinds of fantastic embellishments! LOL
  11. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    I keep imagining what would look like if it was the "new" Ford Mustang EV (for example). What other brand would give you such amazing customer service? Yeah, we pay a premium for a Porsche. And then we get treated like a valued customer. It's worth it.
  12. BayAreaKen

    Taking One Lap of the Country in my Taycan Turbo - 10k miles in 6 weeks Cross-Country Journal

    I guess if you expected 10,000 miles without drama, Fate is reminding you she exists. Having said that, Porsche owes you the cost of your trip for debugging their car. More than that, they owe you and all of us an honest and true reconciliation (i.e. an explanation) for what on earth is...
  13. BayAreaKen

    Impact of Taycan on equilibrium-is it just us?

    Personally, when I drove the Turbo for my first test drive, I didn’t notice anything. However, for my second test drive, my wife was in the passenger seat. She felt it immediately. I was “forced” to do a relaxed drive around town. She commented about 2 hours after that she still felt it...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. BayAreaKen

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

    I just ordered my 4S today from Stevens Creek Porsche....at 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.
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