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Hi everyone:

Just wanted to say hi. Found and snagged a Taycan, only have 1/2 hour stick time. Here to read, share, learn. I am not a previous Porsche owner and not a tradition Porsche owner (although I highly respect the cars/brand). Could not pass up on this electric wonder.

I've owned many electric cars before and will post observations and thoughts as I learn.

so hello!
 

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Welcome Epirali! Glad to have you on the forum!

I assume you got a Turbo or S if you've got it already. Post some pics when you get the chance.
 

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In the EV world I own/have owned Tesla Roadster, original Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, BMW i8, Jaguar I-Pace and now this beast. I can already tell the Taycan is quite an accomplishment, specially as the first EV of a brand. I’ll post more impressions as I get to know it better. I still can’t believe I managed to find one after a dealer played games with my Turbo S build slot he was holding (I think he gave it away and tried to tell me I have misunderstood that he meant a Turbo). Fortunately the second dealer who had this one undid that experience, they were truly first rate. And consider how new they are to the car they were glad that they didn’t have to worry about me not understanding or being concerned about electric vehicle.
 

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Congrats on the Turbo S.

It's great to have someone here who comes from a long history of EV ownership, which is super valuable for someone who hasn't, not even one, like me.
 

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Well I am happy to share all the hard earned knowledge and fun, so if there is anything I can share that helps let me know. My first comment is this: forget range anxiety if you have it, it will go away very shortly.
 

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So here my attempt at putting some pictures I took quickly up, if nothing is here, then well, I failed! :)

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The Taycan looks like its wearing a tux in Gentian Blue. Love it. You must be turning a lot of heads.
 

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Actually one of the things I like so far (besides the fact that the car is totally insane to drive) is that in this color Combo it is not getting a lot of attention. I am one of those people, I don’t want to be seen. Specially by cops!
 

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In the EV world I own/have owned Tesla Roadster, original Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, BMW i8, Jaguar I-Pace and now this beast. I can already tell the Taycan is quite an accomplishment, specially as the first EV of a brand. I’ll post more impressions as I get to know it better. I still can’t believe I managed to find one after a dealer played games with my Turbo S build slot he was holding (I think he gave it away and tried to tell me I have misunderstood that he meant a Turbo). Fortunately the second dealer who had this one undid that experience, they were truly first rate. And consider how new they are to the car they were glad that they didn’t have to worry about me not understanding or being concerned about electric vehicle.
First off, that Taycan is beautiful and I'm incredible jealous lol. Glad to see that you're enjoying it so far!

Second, that's incredibly shady that a dealer tried to mess around with your build slot. I don't know how they thought you wouldn't notice.
 

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I had posted this on another forum, not sure what the overlap is but I wanted to share my early thoughts here also:

  • It is a beast like to other EV I have owner so far, but that is not surprising.
  • It ABSOLUTELY hides it mass very well.
  • It is surgical precision, in both drivetrain, suspension and handling. I do have the PDCC and for me I wouldn't do without it at this trim level. At 4S I would probably skip.
  • Interior is absolutely first rate. Everything from fit and finish, to screens, to even the graphics are near perfect. And I say this as someone who is rather picky about this. Please do not take this the wrong way, but I have never been a fan of Porsche interiors, they were ok. This is Audi grade refined.
  • NO ONE needs the Turbo/Turbo S speeds unless you just want to bragging rights or want to take it to the track. There are no roads in US that require this car (well maybe very few). It is WAY overkill for a daily drive, the 4S is simply overkill! :)
  • I haven't pushed the car too much yet as I don't have enough experience and it has been around 45-50F but it already matches or maybe exceeds the Alfa 4C and the i8.
  • The nice surprise was the mobility charger (and the car) actually can charge at 9KWHr (vs 5-7 typical for most other cars) assuming you install a 50A 240 circuit. Not needed but a nice to have (I already have 2 7KW EVSEs in my garage). The mobility charger, which I would not have bought, is actually worthwhile, as it has a web interface, nice display, and better functionality. Again, not necessary, any 7KW EVSE for 300-400 will do, but its a refined one.
  • I wish there were some better shortcuts, like to change in interior lighting brightness at night (which I tend to do a lot) is painful. There is no adjust knob, and the item is buried 3 menus deep AND is grayed out when the car is moving. This is my only gripe so far. So you can see there isn't much negative to say.

I'm kind of sorry I have to put it away right now, we will be having minor winter event and of course they will coat the roads with chemicals and I am still in that phase where I am NOT doing that to this car.

Please ask any question if you are interested.
 

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In your limited driving how did you find the range? Did the car eat up battery quickly? Any idea what the real world range on a full charge is?
 

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Haven’t really driven enough yet to tell, but I will be able to give a better report tomorrow after I drive around 50+ miles.
 

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I am an audio engineer so pretty sensitive to sounds/noise. I hear some tire noise, some road noise, but nothing much compared to other cars. I hear more of the drivetrain (motors) specially under high power, but I hear that in other cars too. I would say its a little more “visceral” in the Taycan which I actually like. It is not at all objectionable and I have not noted anything that I would complain about (and I can hear a rattle in the door of the car NEXT to me).
 

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Actually one of the things I like so far (besides the fact that the car is totally insane to drive) is that in this color Combo it is not getting a lot of attention. I am one of those people, I don’t want to be seen. Specially by cops!
Agreed.
Frozen Blue was my first choice. Then I saw real-world pictures of it and immediately jumped to GBM.
By the way, you should probably post those pictures in the Gentian Blue thread as well: Official GENTIAN BLUE METALLIC Porsche Taycan Thread

I had posted this on another forum, not sure what the overlap is but I wanted to share my early thoughts here also:

  • It is a beast like to other EV I have owner so far, but that is not surprising.
  • It ABSOLUTELY hides it mass very well.
  • It is surgical precision, in both drivetrain, suspension and handling. I do have the PDCC and for me I wouldn't do without it at this trim level. At 4S I would probably skip.
  • Interior is absolutely first rate. Everything from fit and finish, to screens, to even the graphics are near perfect. And I say this as someone who is rather picky about this. Please do not take this the wrong way, but I have never been a fan of Porsche interiors, they were ok. This is Audi grade refined.
  • NO ONE needs the Turbo/Turbo S speeds unless you just want to bragging rights or want to take it to the track. There are no roads in US that require this car (well maybe very few). It is WAY overkill for a daily drive, the 4S is simply overkill! :)
  • I haven't pushed the car too much yet as I don't have enough experience and it has been around 45-50F but it already matches or maybe exceeds the Alfa 4C and the i8.
  • The nice surprise was the mobility charger (and the car) actually can charge at 9KWHr (vs 5-7 typical for most other cars) assuming you install a 50A 240 circuit. Not needed but a nice to have (I already have 2 7KW EVSEs in my garage). The mobility charger, which I would not have bought, is actually worthwhile, as it has a web interface, nice display, and better functionality. Again, not necessary, any 7KW EVSE for 300-400 will do, but its a refined one.
  • I wish there were some better shortcuts, like to change in interior lighting brightness at night (which I tend to do a lot) is painful. There is no adjust knob, and the item is buried 3 menus deep AND is grayed out when the car is moving. This is my only gripe so far. So you can see there isn't much negative to say.
I'm kind of sorry I have to put it away right now, we will be having minor winter event and of course they will coat the roads with chemicals and I am still in that phase where I am NOT doing that to this car.

Please ask any question if you are interested.
Have you driven a 911? If not, I suggest you do it!
A 911 (991 generation) owner I know said the driving characteristics here have a lot of what the coupe does. Points 2, 3 and 5 are clear examples of that.
 

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@Axiom funny that was my build choice too and the dealer showed me pictures in bright light and it goes too baby blue. I think in overcast and dim its a great color. I already posted the pics first, then it got moved here by admins.

I have no driven the 911. I am not your typical “Porsche” customers, respect the brand but never really have had a desire to buy one. The electric Taycan is where I join the Porsche family.
 
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