Masher964 Posted March 14, 2016 Share Posted March 14, 2016 Last Friday I went to start the CR and all I got was loud clicking and the Windows going haywire... Battery I thought. Put it on trickle charge but the charger went into fault mode explaining the battery was incapable of holding charge. With 18 months of warranty left I phoned Porsche. i was met with 'all warranty cars must be brought to Porsche' to which I replied I was not making a warranty claim but simply wanted to buy a battery. This was met with insistence I bring the car in to which I responded that it was dead and would cost more to take in than the cost of a battery. After some umming and ahhing it was determined they had one in stock so I arranged to pick it up. No surprise that it was double the cost of a Bosche battery but the 15 minute wait followed by a surely assistant followed by the battery being left on a desk (no 'would you like a hand with that 22kg battery sir' at Porsche it seems) just left me feeling ripped off (but with warranty intact). Somehow you don't mind spending the money for a hobby you love if it results in a warm glow. Paying top dollar and getting poor service does, in my opinion, taint the brand. Shame on Porsche. battery cured the problem and a good blast cured my mood but thought I would share the thoughts just to see if this is common or not. I come from the old school of 964 ownership which has meant using independent specialists and only the Cayman R has really brought me into contact with Porsche dealerships directly. Not the best start is my thinking... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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