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Old 12-27-2013, 02:04 AM
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Hi All - finalized my order the other day at Hennessy Porsche in Atlanta. Coming from a line of 7 Audis I was considering the R8 as well, but the GT3 seemed like a much better choice and I pulled the trigger. As it sits now, my GT3 will be delivered in April. I currently have a heavily modified 2013 Audi S4 6-speed that I'll be looking to get rid of in a couple months. Here is my build as it sits today. Likely to change as my freeze date (2/15/2014) approaches. I've never been this excited about a car. I've actually never had the patience to order a car so all of this is a new experience for me. I'll hang out here and post where I can to pass the time. It's wearing on me already! I look forward to many miles ahead with all of you. The most fun I've had on a car forum was with my C7 Audi A6 because I was among the first to take delivery and start tinkering. We all learned as we went along. I look forward to a similar experience here. - Sean

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Old 12-27-2013, 02:14 AM
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Welcome aboard. HD radio/Voice is not already included in the std pkg? This is the 1st time I see these two.
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:03 AM
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Welcome Sean!
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@silverrules -- Yes, HD radio and Voice Control are indeed paid options.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:55 AM
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It does boggle the mind that "voice control" is not standard. And why is mobile phone prep a free option? Through this process, I have found that the extensive options list is perilous. One small mistake and you could end up very disappointed.
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congrats and welcome!

tried sending you a PM, however, it wouldn't go through.
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CongrTs...you won't be dissapointed. Totally different vehicle versus any Audi including the r8 (which is v nice btw). Welcome to rennlist where time dissapears faster than light in a black hole.
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I have read a few comments about your dealer I have never spoken with them. Msrp? Welcome to the Porsche world probably won't be your last.
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I have read a few comments about your dealer I have never spoken with them. Msrp? Welcome to the Porsche world probably won't be your last.
Yes - it will be strange not having an Audi in the garage. This all started with a test drive of a 4S. I couldn't believe the way that car felt. But the power wasn't quite there. So I had planned on buying a turbo unless I could find a way to get the GT3. I am huge into engine sound, so much so, that it's likely the #1 criteria for me when weighing options for a purchase. The turbo did not do it for me . I read somewhere that it sounded like a "leaf blower". Sadly that's not a bad representation.

Don't want to go into the terms of the deal, but I'm very happy with where I ended up and felt like it's fair based upon my extensive research online.

I think I'm starting a new era in my life moving from Audi to Porsche as a brand loyalist and I think it's important to build a good relationship with my dealer.

Looking forward to the miles ahead.
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i was inquiring about getting one and my local dealer told me they do not have any until q4 of 2014

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Welcome! Congrats!
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sgroer - its interesting that your freeze date is so late as compared to your expected delivery date. e.g. my freeze date is coming up in a couple of days but my delivery is not until 1st of May. my understanding is most others had similar 4 month freeze to delivery lengths but perhaps I am mistaken.
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Good point llstuey about freeze date being so far out. I have 3/21 delivery and my freeze date was Dec 9th. I be careful to what these sales guys tell you. You could be getting locked soon based on what we have seen. I would definitely chk on this with your dealer.
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Welcome Sgroer. Congrats and I'm with you on the engine sound.
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