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I am working on a 981 ED for this summer. After negotiating a fair price(thanks to this site), I placed my $2500 deposit and said "let's do it". My Porsche Brand Specialist, then said the delivery date would be June 17th. O -- K. I replied that I need it to be following week so the 2-week vacation could include July 4th(one less PTO). He said they only have certain English-speaking delivery days.

Has anyone heard of this restriction? Does anyone have a schedule of language-days? Does this really matter? Nearly all professional Germans speak English. At least all the ones I met on my last ED in 2001.

If they can have it built by June 17th, seems like they could hand me the keys on the 23rd.
 

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Oh.... based on the thread title I was gonna suggest trying to land Heidi Klum.

Nevermind then. I have nothing useful to add.
 

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Sorry cannot help you since I spoke German while picking up my car.

Seriously though, it could well be that they have specially trained local delivery specialists for English speaking customers to give them the best experience possible (like knowing all the technical words, knowing the US break-in rules :taunt:). And July may already be start of German school summer holiday season. So maybe some of the employees may be on vacation.
 

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Friends,

I am working on a 981 ED for this summer. After negotiating a fair price(thanks to this site), I placed my $2500 deposit and said "let's do it". My Porsche Brand Specialist, then said the delivery date would be June 17th. O -- K. I replied that I need it to be following week so the 2-week vacation could include July 4th(one less PTO). He said they only have certain English-speaking delivery days.

Has anyone heard of this restriction? Does anyone have a schedule of language-days? Does this really matter? Nearly all professional Germans speak English. At least all the ones I met on my last ED in 2001.

If they can have it built by June 17th, seems like they could hand me the keys on the 23rd.
I would bet that he is referring to the factory tour not the actual delivery. Factory tours have limited guides and they give tours in specific languages. You can probably get the delivery date that you want but you may have to listen to some language that you don't understand during the factory tour. The delivery specialist that actually deliver your car and walk you through any/all details that you want are polished professionals and will speak English.


I also suspect that your SA doesn't know these nuances about the delivery program. I would call the ED specialist at PCNA, Jamie Dillon. PM me if you need her contact info.

Oh yeah.....and I agree with WW. I was expecting a request for a woman to accompany you on your trip. lol. There would be a lot of takers! .....trying on my wig now. :hilarious:
 

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I thought the headline might get some interest:). Update: Well Jamie got it sorted out and we got our preferred date. Didn't get any info on why there was any issue to begin with, but as SubShooeter mentioned, the Delivery Specialists are professionals. This is my second ED, and I recall nearly all German professionals being multi-lingual, especially English. Since I have the tour before, I could live without it if that was indeed the issue. Now the torturous wait.
 

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Enjoy it! It will be a trip of a lifetime. The hardest part of the wait for me was having lunch at their VIP restaurant after I took delivery. My car was in the parking lot waiting for me to put the first mile on her. I'm such a sucker for free food.
 
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Update to European delivery: First off, my Advisor quite Porsche; so I got a new PA. No real issues there, but there a details that needed to be repeated.

After reading and watching tons of reviews, test driving and staying awake at night, I decided I need to upgrade to a 911S model with Chrono and PSE. There was a little drama when I tried to upgrade to the "S". Turns out they did not have an allocation for a S. They wanted to say it could not be changed. But I threatened to go to another dealer that had a S allocation, then have it shipped to my local dealer after the ED for stateside delivery. That light a fire, and the PA found S and had the allocation traded. So new config is a S model, yeah.

Some tid bits: The ED Agreement now has a section regarding the Front License Plate mounting. You can initial the agreement to have the plated mounted with temporary bracket without drilling. You assume all liability if the local law enforcement fines you. Since I live in a state(NC) that does not require a front plate, I am rolling the dice.
 

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Some tid bits: The ED Agreement now has a section regarding the Front License Plate mounting. You can initial the agreement to have the plated mounted with temporary bracket without drilling. You assume all liability if the local law enforcement fines you. Since I live in a state(NC) that does not require a front plate, I am rolling the dice.
This was an ordeal for me when I did my ED trip. I was very demanding with PCNA about not getting my bumper drilled. At the end of the day, I had to bring my own bracket and tools and put on the plate in their parking lot after delivery. The delivery specialist came out and took pictures of my setup. I had the millworks holder attached to the front tow hook.

Looks like they now have a solution. They do listen to their customers.
 
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I took the factory tour in German. It isn't that hard to figure out what is going on. Sure, an English speaking tour would have been much better but I took what I could get.
 
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