Great way to join the Porsche family!
November 6, 2018
I first visited Porsche of the Main Line in February 2016 to test drive the Macan, but not expecting to be replacing my Infiniti QX50 (which I've loved) until early 2017. In any case, I was keen to include the Jaguar F-Pace in my selection list and it wasn't yet released. It was a great visit, meeting a very friendly and knowledgeable sales executive, who was delighted to give me plenty of time and attention even though I wasn't an imminent buyer - I felt sure I'd be back! The F-pace was released in May 2016 and I duly test drove that - another enjoyable experience and a worthy competitor, so much so that in Jan 2017, when I was due to change my vehicle, I decided to wait for the "soon to be released" 2018 F-pace! Well, eventually I got to drive that in early June 2017 and shortly thereafter the 2018 Q5 - a huge step forward from the model I test drove in 2014 when selecting my QX50. In fact, it was really difficult to choose a winner between the Audi and the Jaguar! Fortunately, the Porsche Macan and Porsche of the Main Line came to my rescue. It was the final vehicle I drove and for me it stood out as a clear winner - styling better, more precise driving feel, a more luxurious interior and the same through, attentive and no-pressure engagement from the sales executive. It seemed like Randal knew 99.9% of everything you could possibly ask about the Macan, but was still delighted to go and find the answer to any obscure additional question I had. Before I declared my preference, I had my wife and daughter try the Jag, the Audi and finish with the Porsche - they both picked the Porsche as the clear winner. Interestingly, the rear seat ride (something I will probably never experience!) was a huge differentiator for them. With a very specific model and specification in mind, but a desire to take delivery within a couple of weeks, Randal searched dealer inventory across the US and found a great fit for my needs. Within 24 hours he confirmed that they'd secured availability from a dealer in NJ and, on return from a business trip to Europe, I called in and took delivery of my new Macan, with the same great attention to detail from Randal and his colleagues. Not only that, but when finalizing the financing they managed to identify an alternative leasing arrangement that shaved nearly 7% of the monthly payments! I've had it for less than 48 hours but I can already tell that it may not be quite so easy to choose to drive my Jaguar XKR convertible instead of the Porsche, even on the nicest of summer days!