I agree with to comments above, and I think porsche buyers are less likely to want self driving than other brands (driving’s why we chose a Taycan ).Hello,
thanks a lot for taking the time to write the review and upload the pictures. Quite an impressive verdict!
Regarding your question whether to buy or lease - that is a good one. Of course battery technology will get better and a Taycan from 2023 will be better than today's. The interesting question is, in what respect?
Not much improvement I would expect here:
Much improvement I would expect here:
- Electronics, electric motors, cables, inverters etc are all already pretty damn good. Technology to deal with electricity has been around long enough . Maybe an inverter will be lighter and cheaper. But I would not expect much progress here.
- Neither will the interior be much better, regarding materials, workmanship, overall quality. There could be new interior designs.
So the questions are:
- Software. Faster, better UI, more functionality, more ease of use. However, with a bit of luck you will get it as updates.
- Autonomous driving. Here, it depends on two areas: Does it have enough and good enough sensors already? Retrofitting will be a pain or next to impossible. And does it have enough processing power? My guess would be that it does not have enough sensors and not enough processing power by far.
- Battery technology. A 2023 Taycan should have a battery with 20% more capacity (wild guess, surely, there are better estimates out there), and other nifty battery improvements.
If the answers are "really want more" and "very important", then I would likely lease. I think you will be able to upgrade the battery relatively easily (it is built that way, and there were documentations where Porsche people said that even individual modules in the battery can be exchanged relatively easily), but of course for a lot of money.
- Is the current range good enough for you or would you really want more?
- How important is autonomous driving for you?
If you think you'll mostly want to drive the car yourself, not itself, and that the range should be good enough anyway, then the question of buying vs leasing becomes less one-sided. I'd probably buy, but that is more of a personal preference (I bought all my cars in my life except for one).
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Congrats!I got my schedule from dealer yesterday for a Turbo. Using the 'planned' column since I want to be optimistic . . . Locks 2/7 for 4/17 delivery. Seems like I must have gotten lucky because I just walked into a dealer and was able to order this a few weeks ago. Never put down a deposit to get on any wait list.