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Seriously Porsche!? Tempted to jump ship, new Taycan Turismo

Kandiru

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Oct 20, 2014
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I saw that too but I haven’t found anything that supports the requirement of an EA reservation.

I like Sandy but he’s not always right.
Dunno if it is just me but I have always had a much better time at ChargePoint locations with my ChadeMo, NF comms fast and app is easy to use.
 

mark95476

Active Member
Jun 21, 2020
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705
Bay Area CA
This 30 minute charge time sounds familiar.

"For the first two years, IONIQ 5 drivers will get unlimited 30 minute charging sessions at Electrify America locations."



It looks like Sandy was trying to charge in a mall parking lot during the day. There were only a few chargers, maybe 4, so I could see how EA wouldn't want someone to plug in for multiple hours and hog a stall. I think he commented in another video about only being able to charge for 30 minutes.

My local SC (Mountain View) has ~9 stalls and it's one of the smallest in the Bay Area. It's only 150kW, but I've never had to wait there. That being said, I always check for free stalls before heading over.
I've never seen anything about reserving either. Maybe it's something new coming... or maybe it was a legacy thing that never was added yet somehow floated to the surface of a software upgrade? Maybe it's something that EA can do if a customer calls complaining that one location didn't work or was offline etc and support directs them to the next closest place?

Who knows; all I know is that the usage of EA stations generally seems to be far less "enjoyable" than superchargers.... at least right now. Hopefully that changes fast, but in the last year it doesn't seem like they've done much to make the useability better.
I saw that too but I haven’t found anything that supports the requirement of an EA reservation.

I like Sandy but he’s not always right.
 

techlogik

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Mar 22, 2021
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Tampa
You really can’t go wrong with a Porsche. They are bombproof pretty much and build high quality vehicles. They are still run by their own people and not VW after the buyout and continue their tradition.

Go for it. It’s a premium brand with a premium price. But they back it up.
 

mk677

Member
Feb 10, 2021
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jacksonville fl
You really can’t go wrong with a Porsche. They are bombproof pretty much and build high quality vehicles. They are still run by their own people and not VW after the buyout and continue their tradition.

Go for it. It’s a premium brand with a premium price. But they back it up.
the taycan has been a little short of bomb proof. there are 2 active recalls of some sets of cars, there are many software issues that need to be sorted out and there is a very small group who have had their cars shut down for no apparent reason while driving. and there are a few cabin rattles that need fixing on many cars.
the early teslas had similar teething problems and overall the build, fit, finish of the taycan is superior to the tesla.
 

jbcarioca

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Feb 3, 2015
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25,992
You really can’t go wrong with a Porsche. They are bombproof pretty much and build high quality vehicles. They are still run by their own people and not VW after the buyout and continue their tradition.

Go for it. It’s a premium brand with a premium price. But they back it up.
My Posche's must ahem been exceptions. Bombproof? My 964 was in the shop roughly 1/3 of the time I owned it. My 993 had steering failure that produced an off-road excursion. Those two ended my Porsche experiences.

It is strange that no manufacturer actually an deliver 100%. However, My Tesla experiences have been closer than has been any other.
It would take a serious brain dysfunction to get me back in a Porsche. My two Ferrari's were much more reliable, even my Maserati's were better and that is a brave statement indeed.
 

Zhelko Dimic

Careful bull
Jan 17, 2016
1,551
7,133
Toronto, Canada
My Posche's must ahem been exceptions. Bombproof? My 964 was in the shop roughly 1/3 of the time I owned it. My 993 had steering failure that produced an off-road excursion. Those two ended my Porsche experiences.

It is strange that no manufacturer actually an deliver 100%. However, My Tesla experiences have been closer than has been any other.
It would take a serious brain dysfunction to get me back in a Porsche. My two Ferrari's were much more reliable, even my Maserati's were better and that is a brave statement indeed.
Heh,
all Porsches I've had have had major problem. 996 Turbo Coupe, 964 Targa, 996 Turbo Cab, and even GT4 had a transmission replaced after a year and 7K miles. First one 996 Turbo Coupe almost bankrupted me when I was younger engineer...
I still love them, amazing steering and great on the track, but I won't buy a new Porsche, and especially not new tech Porsche.
 

Candleflame

Active Member
Mar 9, 2015
2,791
1,289
QLD, Australia
To me today's EV cars are more like computers and phones. That's why Tesla is smart to do air updates which helps negate this. But even with that I think new electric cars will age faster in technology than in the past. Sort of like smart phones and lab tops with their continuous hardware and software updates. Three or four years and they are dated. So its buy and trade in or lease. Depending on your budget and needs that will be the only way to stay up on the latest. Ice cars didn't change much in the last 10 years but that is over I think.
That is not what has been observed. Tech has been aging slower as time went on. Highest evidence is from gamers like me who in the 90s and 00s had to buy a new computer every 2 years. Had mine currently for 4 and still doing well.
 

XLR82XS

D M C
Jul 26, 2019
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1,762
SWFL | Vegas
My Posche's must ahem been exceptions. Bombproof? My 964 was in the shop roughly 1/3 of the time I owned it. My 993 had steering failure that produced an off-road excursion. Those two ended my Porsche experiences.

It is strange that no manufacturer actually an deliver 100%. However, My Tesla experiences have been closer than has been any other.
It would take a serious brain dysfunction to get me back in a Porsche. My two Ferrari's were much more reliable, even my Maserati's were better and that is a brave statement indeed.
Now there's something I don't think I have ever heard. Ferrari reliable? All Porsches I have owned have been fantastic - no issue just maintenance.
I'm Porsche for life.
 

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