Like riding the back of a cheetah!
Taking advantage of low interest rates, I took the plunge on a Macan - S version. It's difficult to describe how incredibly well the Porsche setup takes you from A to B on the road. It is so responsive with acceleration, turning and braking that the only way I could think to describe it is in my title - jumping on a cheetah, holding on for dear life, point it where you want to go, and that's just what it does.
I like to put some of my hard earned money into quality cars - this far exceeds the experience of a Mercedes and BMW I once owned. This ...
Purchased in March 2021 at Porsche Dealers for $96,000.00.
You just want to drive it...
After using the Porsche "build your car" configurator on the website I decided on Beige leather, Volcano grey, Sports Crono package and wood grain dash. That was late Feb 2020... the car was delivered in late August. No discount, $103 K. The 4 cylinder is just adequate but with the sports dial on the steering wheel option this makes the car more fun to drive. The little dial ( a $2200 option ) attached to the steering wheel hub enables to easily go to sport, sport plus and 20 second boost. The flappy paddles and gearbox make changes so fast and jerk free, especially when you choose sport plus to change up the gearbox after a fast run.
VERY happy with my choice. Fit and finish top class. Just the right size for around town retired couple.
Purchased in February 2020.
- 95B S (2014-2021)
Macan S V6 3,0 340 hp march 2016
Although, Porsche applied Customer Goodwill to my problems after the warranty priode of 24 months. Broken bolts of the timing cover with oil leak.
I use it to drive in the neighborhoud of my living place, I am retired so.. I have plenty of time and cool
But I have been disappointed by the reliability and the quality of my macan S.
1- at delivery the aircon was defective, and it took 3 months to Porsche to solve it, partially, currently the automatic recycling is out of service. With no proposal of repair.
2-after 30 months and 49,00...0 kms I have noticed an oil leak under the passenger side and oil was dropping on the alternator . It seems that the timing cover bolts are defective from manufacturing, but for the time being Porsche deny any free of charge repair of my Macan S. However, this breakdown is known by Porsche since many v6 3,0 like the Panamera have the same trouble.
Purchased in March 2016.
Best car for what I need.
I use the car to drive locally to shops and sport. Sometimes we travel to Brisbane which is a 120 km run. The car is 15 months old and is used almost daily. It is fun to drive and even so it is the 4 cylinder version it develops enough power for my need. The finishing of the car is A1 and the size is just right for the two of us plus luggage and golf sticks. If driven moderate the consumption is about 8,5 litres of 98 octane petrol. I was planning to buy the Diesel option first, but was put off by all the negative press reports.
The car is eq...
What can I say? It's a Porsche!
I've owned my Porsche Macan S Diesel for 3 years and have driven 52,000km. Mechanically, the car hasn't missed a beat. Having said that, my overall ownership experience hasn't been flawless.
- The Porsche badge exudes a 'special' feeling, with a strong brand attachment
- The engine is smooth and powerful, albeit with a slight hint of turbo lab common to all diesels
- The interior has worn very very well, especially with two young kids (2 and 5 year old)
- Overall very good after-sales service from Porsche Centre Doncaster
- Solid build quality on all panels and (almost) everything internally (see rattle note below)
- Lifetime fuel consumption of 8.0L / 100km, with 80% city/urban driving
The best car I have purchased I have had for just over a year, reliable, extremely comfortable, recommend the sports pack and definitely get the fuel option I wouldn’t go the diesel it feels sluggish.Test drive for a comparison I know anyone that drives both will go the fuel option.
The Porshe Macan is the perfect family car and I can highly recommend.
The staff also at Porshe Chellingworth in Claremont are very knowledgeable.
When ever I go in to get car serviced or maintained, always greeted with a friendly staff that know there job well. Porshe lover for ever.
Best car I have ever owned.
It was my first Porsche and I thought I would never own a Porsche in my life.
The price became affordable and it is more practical than a traditional two doors sports car.
The car is solid and it's definitely more stable on highway than any Japanese cars including Lexus.
The car is reliable as Lexus and low NVH and no rattle sound from anywhere. At the same time you feel the car is more dynamic than a Merc or BMW. You don't find any cheapy material in and out.
The car's electronic features are rather simple and fewer than what a typical German car offers.
It means their design is conservative and simple so it's one of the reasons why the Porsche is reliable.
Cons: ...Rear leg room is a bit tight if you often need to carry adults in rear seat, you'd better to check if it's okay. It's got too many buttons in cockpit which can confuse you. My advice: The life is short so go and test drive one of them if you've been just thinking..
I LOVE THIS CAR!
So my parents bought this car for our family and it's simply amazing. This car has a beautiful engine noise and also the fact the car is white coloured is plus! I have many memories within the car and also has amazing leather and texture. I love Porsche very chic and classy car that can impress anyone that it passes by! It's powerful and can provide awesome travels everywhere.
Love my Macan
Like no other car I have driven. Power, comfort, safety, styling and just hot to look at.
Interior is amazing seats are so comfortable and supporting.
There are so many features on this car but I love the sports mode and sports exhaust, sounds awesome.
Handles like a race car.
Not bad fuel efficiency if your not too much of a lead foot.
Had a Mercedes ML prior to this and there is no comparison.
Highly recommend the Macan, the worst thing is the wait time to get one as they are so popular and they only produce a limited number per year.
Porsche owner for life.
Purchased through Porsche Centre Willoughby where the service was excellent.
Perfect family car.
This is good size family car . Prestige car. Feel very proud of it. Drives very good.
I will ask other family members to buy the same. Where ever I go people say ohs ...
Forget about the rest-this is the best
Costs two or three or even more times than the rest. Has the best suspension (air) by far, giving the best ride and handling of them all. Options excessively expensive. Also two or three times as fast as the others, loads of power, uses plenty of petrol or diesel. Fit and finish cannot be faulted. Electronics not up to BMW standard, however, neither is the sun roof. A trifle bulbous until one becomes accustomed. The only vehicle that I found that comes close is the Audi RSQ3, almost as expensive, bit smaller. Apart from the high cost of initial purchase, options and service, very difficult to fault. Most would be (are) happy with lesser vehicles. One can pay more for Jaguars, Bentleys and Maseratis, but one will not find better.
Best SUV Ever
Purchased this SUV late January 2016 from Porsche Parramatta who have been a caring and courteous dealership. Came from an Audi Q5 3.0TDI and the difference is substantial, even though the Macan has the same engine and transmission. The gearbox change points have been revised giving a sharper response to the accelerator and the PDK gearbox is almost perfect (sometimes grabs slightly when starting off) in traffic. The steering also now has feel whereas the Q5 was always vague, it is much more a drivers vehicle and as a Porsche it should be. It h...as less tyre noise than the Q5, maybe due to the Continentals fitted. In terms of performance while the V6 petrol versions are more powerful and hence quicker, the torque available in the diesel means it is effortless to overtake on the freeway (even with 4 passengers on board and uphill) and acceleration is more linear than the petrol versions, hence it can feel lazy. It is quite enough power for my use of mainly town driving with occasional fast driving when I head bush. Best thing about the diesel apart from the engines torque is the fuel economy. I consistently get 6.7l/100km on a run (over 50km) and about 8.2l/100km around town with 0-100km of 6.3 secs if you need it. Have had a few mechanical issues with the Macan, such as the transfer case replaced, passenger seat belt frayed and a small oil leak, but all were fixed under warranty. Have also now replaced the original Continental tyres at 25,000k with Atturos which seem even quieter with just as much grip and better steering feel. Would still hugely recommend this vehicle as one of the best SUV's around.
Purchased in January 2016 at Porsche Parramatta.
I have had Mercs, BMW's, a Lexus and more and this is my first Porsche and holy moly, it is the most fantastic car i have ever had by a long way.
Powerful, smooth, fast, quiet, luxurious, just pure quality.
Only issue is the fuel economy is not great, and a touch on the expensive side, but who cares, you only live once.
I'm in love.
Questions & Answers
Can anyone please comment on the choice between 2 and 3 zone air-conditioning in the Mecan? I have two teenage boys that will be in the backseat for the next few years and wondering if the 2 zone will be adequate.
I’m in Melbourne and had my Macan for 4 summers with two small kids and never had an issue.
I have no problem with 2 zone aircon
Hi, I have a 3 zones and it is comfortable for the rear passengers ,since flow , direction and temperature to be set according to their own feeling.
Owned 3.0d BMW X5 E53, E70 and X6 E71, now ready for a Macan S 3.0TD 2018, anyone owned BMWs and switched, be interested in comparison
My concern would be the maintenance costs plus repairs unless you remain under the Porsche Approved warranty for more years . Any parts failure is worth that extension if you are ready to have all maintenance done by Porsche then all the rest would remain under that expensive warranty ie in Belgium I pay 2500 euros/2 years
Max is 12 years and 270.000 kms
I have got a leakage oil which has implied to remove the engine: cost more than 9.000 euros paid by warranty’s extension.
Hi Jean Marie, thank you for the unbiased response, yes I have heard they are very expensive to repair and I have been thinking about this fact. the extended warranty here in Australia is $3,000 for two years, so an extra $30,000 to Porsche for the vehicle after 10 years. Whilst the BMW can be expensive, if you find a good mechanic, they are no where near that type of price for maintenance unless its a gearbox or large component. I'm hoping as this is a diesel and not high performance, the big ticket items will be kept to a minimum.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||19" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||8.9 L/100km||9.2 L/100km||9.6 L/100km||6.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||75 L||75 L||75 L||75 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||185kW @ 6750rpm||265kW @ 6000rpm||260kW @ 6400rpm||190kW @ 4250rpm|
|Max Torque||370Nm @ 1600-4500rpm||500Nm @ 1650-4000rpm||480Nm @ 1360-4800rpm||580Nm @ 1750-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Germany||Germany||Germany|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,000 kg||2,400 kg||2,400 kg||2,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||300 mm||300 mm|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
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