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I thought I would share my recent experience picking up my Taycan in Richmond, VA followed by an immediate road trip to southwest North Carolina. I have seen another thread or two on similar topics and wanted to share my thoughts in case they are helpful to anyone. I got Gentian Blue with body kit package and black interior with silver accents and carbon fiber package. I really like the combination.

The pros of the car are obvious... amazing looks, acceleration, and handling. I also really like the interior - it is not as good as the Panamera I traded in, but the curved screen is awesome (btw, the Panamera feels like a horse and buggy after driving the Taycan ha). The Taycan is unbelievably fun to drive not only on the interstate, where a push of the accelerator boosts you past anyone else - even in range mode, but also on the curvy mountain roads where we are now (Blue Ridge Parkway area). Definitely a great first drive! The engineering and build quality is top-notch - can't believe it is a 5000lb machine going around the corners and punching the "gas."

The cons I have found are: 1) I planned my route to stop at 3 Electrify America stations for fast charging - Greensboro NC, Hillborough NC, and Asheville NC. Only Asheville had working 350kw chargers - the others only had 150kw working and took 40 mins to charge. 2) To use the Porsche Navigation, it forces you to base your range on its very conservative estimates. I had to switch to Google maps to make it to 2 of the 3 Electrify America stations above as the Porsche Nav insisted on me making a U-turn and spending 5 HOURS charging at a level 1 or level 2 station to make it to Electrify America. That was very frustrating. 3) The PCM is a downgrade from the Panamera and is clunky and slow... I was really looking forward to a PCM 3 years newer, but it somehow took a downgrade. I imagine this is due to Porsce taking a loss selling these cars now, and they are saving costs anywhere they can outside the driving experience (interior, electronics, etc.). As with all PCM I have seen, there are also many items buried deep in sub-menus, and it drives me insane that the "next" button does not go to the next preset/favorite for the radio. This is the only car I have driven that "next" takes you to the literal next station - at least make it an option to go to your next fave. 4) After a few days of ownership, my main screen would not turn on for about 12 hours - only the curved dash and the lower screen. Eventually it turned back on, but that was not fun after only having the car a few hundred miles.

All in all it is a great car, and hopefully OTA updates can fix a lot of the items above. I am very happy with the purchase.

I would also recommend adding the $0 option of the 25ft extension cable, and to sign up for free charging at Electrify America, you need the Charging America app, which you link your online Porsche account to.

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Congrats on picking up your car @jaspercrane! All things considered it sound like you had a blast on your trip.

The stuff with the Electrify America chargers is a shame. The infrastructure still has a long way to catch up to EV development. As for the centre screen not turning on, was that the only time it happened to you?
 

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Congrats on picking up your car @jaspercrane! All things considered it sound like you had a blast on your trip.

The stuff with the Electrify America chargers is a shame. The infrastructure still has a long way to catch up to EV development. As for the centre screen not turning on, was that the only time it happened to you?
Thanks @PocketRocket - and yes the screen not turning on happened about 6x starting the car over a ~12hr period. Then all back to normal since then the past few days. My rep thinks (and I hope he is right) that the car was getting an OTA update which took forever bc I am in the mountains with poor cell data and wifi - and that is what caused it to not turn on mid-update.
 

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I thought I would share my recent experience picking up my Taycan in Richmond, VA followed by an immediate road trip to southwest North Carolina. I have seen another thread or two on similar topics and wanted to share my thoughts in case they are helpful to anyone. I got Gentian Blue with body kit package and black interior with silver accents and carbon fiber package. I really like the combination.

The pros of the car are obvious... amazing looks, acceleration, and handling. I also really like the interior - it is not as good as the Panamera I traded in, but the curved screen is awesome (btw, the Panamera feels like a horse and buggy after driving the Taycan ha). The Taycan is unbelievably fun to drive not only on the interstate, where a push of the accelerator boosts you past anyone else - even in range mode, but also on the curvy mountain roads where we are now (Blue Ridge Parkway area). Definitely a great first drive! The engineering and build quality is top-notch - can't believe it is a 5000lb machine going around the corners and punching the "gas."

The cons I have found are: 1) I planned my route to stop at 3 Electrify America stations for fast charging - Greensboro NC, Hillborough NC, and Asheville NC. Only Asheville had working 350kw chargers - the others only had 150kw working and took 40 mins to charge. 2) To use the Porsche Navigation, it forces you to base your range on its very conservative estimates. I had to switch to Google maps to make it to 2 of the 3 Electrify America stations above as the Porsche Nav insisted on me making a U-turn and spending 5 HOURS charging at a level 1 or level 2 station to make it to Electrify America. That was very frustrating. 3) The PCM is a downgrade from the Panamera and is clunky and slow... I was really looking forward to a PCM 3 years newer, but it somehow took a downgrade. I imagine this is due to Porsce taking a loss selling these cars now, and they are saving costs anywhere they can outside the driving experience (interior, electronics, etc.). As with all PCM I have seen, there are also many items buried deep in sub-menus, and it drives me insane that the "next" button does not go to the next preset/favorite for the radio. This is the only car I have driven that "next" takes you to the literal next station - at least make it an option to go to your next fave. 4) After a few days of ownership, my main screen would not turn on for about 12 hours - only the curved dash and the lower screen. Eventually it turned back on, but that was not fun after only having the car a few hundred miles.

All in all it is a great car, and hopefully OTA updates can fix a lot of the items above. I am very happy with the purchase.

I would also recommend adding the $0 option of the 25ft extension cable, and to sign up for free charging at Electrify America, you need the Charging America app, which you link your online Porsche account to.

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congrats on taking delivery... what trim level did you get? what sort of range did you get per your driving style?
 
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