Right now I am not very happy with my auto insurance company, USAA. They are no better than any other insurance company but USAA was once one of the best. Not any more. But I want to get back on track.
Porsche of Fort Wayne gave me good service a few years back but that did not last long. My problems started with their body shop. O’Daniel Motor Sales Body Shop does shoddy workmanship and does NOT stand behind their work. They have only a 90 day warranty policy!
Let’s start with their first mistake. I told them explicitly not to install the front plate on my new front end for my Porsche Cayenne Turbo. One would think they would listen to me since I am the owner of the car and the replacement cost on one of these cars optioned similarly to mine exceeded $160,000 four years ago. But, no, they did not do as I instructed.
Moreover, they used the broken front license plate mount! O’Daniel drilled into the new front end and ruined its aesthetics! You might think this makes no difference but it does. For one, the increased air flow allows me to tow up hills at approximately 5 mph faster than with the air obstructed. It allows the transmission to stay cooler.
O’Daniel ultimately wanted $900 more from me to repair the damage they had done. But, we are just getting started.
In short, their body shop really sucks. They botched up their paint job by splattering something on the front end and onto my hood which was not involved in the accident. There was some sort of acid or liquid which resulted in a spray droplet pattern that resulted in losing the paint and the clear coat in those contaminated areas.
There is more to this and I will detail it soon. Just do not buy a car from them and don’t bother with their auto body shop. Certainly, do not take your Porsche there for service and never expect that you are going to buy and own a Porsche in Fort Wayne and be able to get it serviced properly.
I am bringing this to the attention of Porsche Cars of North America, the Porsche Club of America and to the Porsche family members themselves. #PCA, #PCNA
Overall, I would have to say that Porsche is no longer a brand that is worth buying in America. Certainly, Porsche, especially the new ones, are not very road worthy. Nor are the new Porsche cars reliable.
There are a few, a very few good dealerships across North America and you can’t drive a Porsche freely and in security across America. From the lack of spare tires to the variability in technical expertise, I’d say Porsche has done themselves in!
The new cars are three times more complex than my own original version Cayenne. New Porsches are nothing more than time bombs . . . waiting to go off.
To my fellow PCA members in Alaska, I assure you there is no reliable service anywhere. When you get a good technician or a great dealership, stick with them and do not go too far away. Because your Porsche will strand you.