Great Purchase Experience at Porsche of Monterey
November 6, 2018
I went in to try to Porsche of Monterey just to extend the warranty on my 2012 C2S Cabriolet. Unfortunately, there was no program available from Porsche to extend on a CPO vehicle; so Ray Ramsey told me the solution was simple: buy a new one! I said that was a possibility, and expressed interest in the new 718S Caymans and Boxsters, so Ray allowed me to go look at the inventory. I very much appreciated that there was no pressure, no hovering and a very relaxed approach. Ray also pointed out a 2016 Cayman GTS, one of the last of it's type (naturally aspirated) with 800 miles and a CPO vehicle, on the showroom floor. I looked at all of them, and told Ray I would have to come back with my lovely wife to look again, and to drive the picks of the litter. When we went back the next day, Ray wasn't there, so we worked with John Bassett, an enthusiastic, energetic and knowledgeable salesman. Again, no push or pressure, except to drive and experience the cars. The Cayman GTS was the one that struck our fancy, partially because it was so unique...but it was buried in the showroom behind about 5 other cars. No problem! In a few minutes, they moved them all, and let the two of us take a drive in the GTS. What a phenomenal car! The best driving experience I've ever had; and all thanks to John, who has racing experience and also knew Melody's uncle Olaf Andersson, a racer at Laguna Seca, 50 year resident of Monterey, and former owner of Scandia Volvo dealership. They gave us a great deal, and we bought the car on the spot. It's the first car that I've purchased with never a moment of buyer's remorse. We both love it; and our hats off to Ray, John and Aaron for actually making it a fun experience, and reducing the process pain as much as possible. Great dealership to buy and service your Porsche. Tom p.s. never thought I'd own a GTS...a truly amazing beast of a car! So much fun!