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Old 01-17-2018, 01:59 AM
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Before the end of last year, I gave the SA I got my Macan from, a build for a 911 GTS. They were out of allocations, not only for 2017 but for the whole of 2018. I'm on standby for an extra allocation and I also put a request into Roadster.com.
I realize there's a 992 coming at the end of the year but it seems so soon to finish taking orders for 2018 models?

(I didn't come up with anything in a search for this, hence a new post)
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:14 AM
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Strange. Which dealer?

Oh wait, nevermind, maybe we should speculate about how soon they'll be switching over to taking orders for the 992.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:19 AM
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I would check around with other dealers for an allocation. Your dealer must not be able to trade for one.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:25 AM
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I went to two dealers, but both are Autonation so essentially the same. I haven't set up my CP yet, I'm in CA. I went to Roadster to search for me and nothing in a week.
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GTS allocations are hard to come by, especially cabriolets. Then coupes. Targas are easy.
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Originally Posted by Terrence View Post
GTS allocations are hard to come by, especially cabriolets. Then coupes. Targas are easy.
Ah, that's the problem then, thanks.
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:38 AM
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Porsche seems to struggle making US 911 sales volume increase year over year and yet they limit 911 allocations way below demand and seem to be fine with it. They do not want my money on a build I want?- fine, I go CPO...
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Old 01-17-2018, 02:44 AM
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A CPO is fine, I missed one in December and I'm kicking myself now.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
Porsche seems to struggle making US 911 sales volume increase year over year and yet they limit 911 allocations way below demand and seem to be fine with it. They do not want my money on a build I want?- fine, I go CPO...
Considering the amount of 2017’s sitting on lots, it’s pretty clear to me that sparse 2018 allocations are a response to said volume increase struggle. I was told by a large dealer that they had 2018 911 allocations already confirmed a few months ago, and they could nearly count total 911 allocations on one hand.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:22 AM
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Another data point - I'm going thru one of my typical car change outs. Selling the RS, buying a Radical, etc. In this process I wanted a C2S or GTS as a DD that would also get tracked every month or so. The local dealer didn't have any allocations but seemed to think getting one for either an S or a GTS wouldn't be that big a deal. Issue for me was that they could only promise that the car would be here in ~120 days. That was too long for me esp. with the 992 around the corner. Also on the 992 they said that per Porsche they are not expecting any deliveries until sometime in 2019 - no Q4 992 deliveries.

Just more info - don't shoot the messenger.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:45 AM
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This is just my take - but reading various interviews over the years with PAG/VAG execs, Porsche's order system ensures that they have a very good view on global demand at the regional level - and this is particularly true for the US, where many cars are specified directly to a customer. In order to maintain brand exclusivity and pricing power, they limit supply to something below the actual demand level (as does Ferrari). And my guess would be that this is most true for the 911, followed by the boxster/cayman.

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This is weird. If they are winding down 2018 production then what are they going to be selling this year? The 992 wont be announced (and order-able) until the fall. Maybe this transition will be similar to the 2012.5 991? Perhaps they will have a 2019 991.2 and a 2019 992?

I think the 992 is behind schedule which is throwing a monkey wrench into the transition scheduling.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Fittig View Post
Porsche seems to struggle making US 911 sales volume increase year over year and yet they limit 911 allocations way below demand and seem to be fine with it. They do not want my money on a build I want?- fine, I go CPO...
The price delta between a GTS and an S is small.... Porsche wants to protect dealers and force them to sell the peasant 911's also.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:14 PM
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Allocations are harder. This dealer has quite a few 2017s and 2018s on the lot. http://www.herbchambersporscheofbost...t=0&model=911&
So does this one from whom I bought my car. https://porschenashua.com/inventory/...sche&model=911
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I read the margins on cars gong East are significantly better than those headnig West, so what else should they do......
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