Cayman Diaries: M.O.T.

MOT Time!
On the first of September, my car will become 3 years old. I’ve had it now for just shy of one year, and what a great year it has been!

Porsche Leeds called me asking if I’d like to book it in. Glad of the reminder, as I’d forgotten about it. They were doing an offer for £29.99. Bargain! Booked in, and courtesy car planned.

Forgot my driving license, so I couldn’t have the car but those nice chaps sorted me out with a lift to work in one of the Cayenne Diesels. Very impressive – I didn’t realise it was a diesel until he told me as I arrived at the office car park!

Anyhow, car passed with flying colours, just a couple of the usual advisories on break pads and tyres. AND – it got a free wash (which was badly needed). Superb, overall I think Porsche service is very good indeed. The only downer being that they didn’t have anyone available for a lift back to pick my car up and alternative options were not forthcoming.

MPG
Now 29.7. Woohooo!!

Warranty
Now comes the decision as to whether or not to renew the warranty. It won’t be with Porsche, as the price hike in 2009 made it ridiculously overpriced. I’m considering either a Tesco warranty or the famed Gamble warranty (i.e., none at all). Decisions, decisions….!! (Update: In the end, I decided not to bother. Time will tell if this was a good idea or not).

Something special
This was in the OPC at Leeds. It’s a customer car, being looked after for the time being. Very, very nice indeed!! Apparently this particular car is actually used by its fortunate owner and has about 18,000 miles on the clock. Respect!!!

Carrera GT 1

Carrera GT 1

Carrera GT 2

Carrera GT 2

Carrera GT 3

Carrera GT 3