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  1. Inching closer to the delivery date: Of Packages and Order Status Codes

    While you are waiting for your car to be built and for the final travel to Leipzig, you will spend your time reading all the online fora and sell your kids - ooops…. I mean arrange it, that your friendly friends, neighbors and relatives take good care of them (send them to school, feed them, have them do their homework) while you are gone . You most likely will also pester your Porsche dealer to give you daily or hourly updates about the build status of your car, check the weather in Europe, ...

    Updated 11-06-2012 at 12:10 PM by Mike R. (Making pictures visible for unregistered guests)

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    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  2. European Delivery of my 2013 Porsche Boxster S: The Program

    Overview of the European Delivery

    Once you decided for European Delivery, Porsche will send you a couple of forms to fill out. They need a picture of the passports and drivers licences of the people travelling, the hotel preference, where you are returning the car, travel dates, whether you want the European GPS data loaded into your PCM ($250) or want to use a hand-held GPS (no charge), require winter tiresicon and other things.

    Since 2012 the European (or tourist) delivery ...

    Updated 09-24-2012 at 03:28 PM by Mike R.

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    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  3. European Delivery of my 2013 Porsche Boxster S: The Prologue

    It is now less than a month until I will be able to pick up my new 981 Boxster S, that I ordered over 2 months ago (see my spec). Since I plan European delivery with a 2 week vacation driving through parts of Europe, I decided to use this blog to journal the journey.

    I will start first with a recap of how I ended up where I am in my first Porsche adventure.

    History

    While this is my first Porsche, I have been interested in buying one for a while. In fact, ...

    Updated 09-24-2012 at 06:24 PM by Mike R.

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    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  4. Road Trip! (Part 2)

    Facing a second 475 mile drive in three days, I opted for the “eastern route” on my trek back to Raleigh which primarily follows Route 301 from northern Delaware to Richmond, Virginia. First, however, in leaving my parents house in west-central New Jersey, I took Route 29 south to I-95. Route 29 follows the Delaware River (and the Delaware and Raritan Canal) along the New Jersey – Pennsylvania border. Along the road, many beautiful rural views are available (it IS the Garden State, after all!), ...
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  5. Road trip! (Part 1)

    For each of the last 5 years, my younger brother has organized a fund-raising charity golf tournament at a municipal course in Stroudsburg, PA to honor the memory of a departed friend and avid golfer who strongly supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I’m a terrible golfer – I play twice a year whether I need to or not! – but I try to be a good big brother and support family and a great cause so I take the opportunity each year to make the drive up north and turn it into a “road trip”. After all, ...
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