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  1. A new Racing Yellow Boxster S has been "born"

    Got an email from my sales consultant today.

    The order status changed to CMPPRD.

    It was a September production month with a completion date 10/8/2012.

    Decoding the VIN number tells me - among other things that the car is indeed a Boxster 981, has been manufactured in Stuttgart, is model year 2013 and was the 2831th Boxster off the assembly line.

    Now the car will have to wait 10 days for us to pick it up.
  2. Update on the Order Status and Hotel booking

    Of course I have been asking for my weekly status update and also booked my hotel room in Leipzig.

    Weekly Order Status Update

    Thomas, my very patient sales consultant (who may be reading this ) forwarded me a very promising update: my car is now in order status TDFINP with a completion date of 10/6.

    The completion date indicates that Porsche still is running Saturday shifts even with Osnabrueck being online now.

    Interestingly, I ...
  3. Searching the Web for interesting road trips & experiences with the Tourist Delivery

    As I mentioned in my previous article, you are most likely not immune to look for interesting informations about road trips to get inspired by their stories, routes and pictures, and to get some more information about other people's experiences with the tourist delivery program. In this article, let me share some of my findings. I will be a bit selective, since I don't want to overwhelm you. If you have your own favorite webfind, please share it in the comment section!

    Online Resources ...

    Updated 10-01-2012 at 07:24 PM by Mike R.

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  4. 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 11:10 AM by Mike R. (Making pictures visible for unregistered guests)

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery
  5. 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.

    Porsche , Boxster 981S , Roadtrip , European Delivery