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O’Daniel Automotive Group and Porsche of Fort Wayne

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.

BOYCOTT ALL NEW CARS & TRUCKS

Why would you not want to buy a new car?  Because we are all getting screwed.  Don’t buy a new Porsche.  Why?  Because they are all Turbo’s.  Do you know what it costs to run and maintain a Turbo Porsche?  I do.  I have one of the best and it costs DOUBLE WHAT A NORMALLY ASPIRATED PORSCHE USED TO COST!

Twice as many things break on a Turbo compared to a normally aspirated Porsche.  Why did Porsche do this?  Money.  And to satisfy our EPA requirements.  I would not touch a new “modern” DFI engine either.  Because they are much more complicated (costly) and, moreover, are designed to “accumulate” more carbon inside the engine which means early engine failure and early engine component failure.  All to play the California CARB and the EPA’s games!

And I would not buy anyone else’s new car either.  Or diesel truck!  Why?  Because for at least two years all of the auto manufacturers have been sitting on advance technology, suppressing simple technology that uses “water” and renders as much as 60% more MPG with cleaner air, cheaper engines and longer lasting engines.  DO NOT BUY ANYTHING NEW!

Don’t buy anything until the auto manufacturers come out with their engines built around hydrogen on demand.  Sure, you could retrofit your existing engine but your gains disappear within a few hundred miles because you engine’s computer is not tuned for hydrogen.

Furthermore, all of these emissions requirements are costly and result in shorter engine life and increase pollution!  There is no need for a catalytic converter when your engine is running cleaner.  Remember “acid rain?”  It was a hoax designed to foist off expensive platinum based technology on us.  There was no acid rain!  GM had substandard paint jobs was all it was; more importantly, the reduction in sulfur (that was actually good for the environment and great for farmers) resulted in more nitric oxides!

Nitric oxides are what has and is killing our lakes and streams!  Increased nitric oxides, the trade off of using catalytic converters, killed life in the Great Bay in New Hampshire and is responsible for the deadly algae blooms in Lake Erie and elsewhere!

And those DEF systems on small truck diesel engines?  There is no telling the unintended consequences of that technology yet.  Sure, the exhaust smells cleaner but the MPG were cut by 20% while the cost per gallon of diesel went up by 10%.  EVERYBODY PAYS FOR THAT in terms of higher prices across the board!

Cummins diesels are so clean they never needed DEF but the other big two insisted that RAM had to submit to the same expensive DEF systems even though RAM burns cleaner.  You add hydrogen on demand to a diesel and you get even greater gains than you get on a gasoline engine!

So, DON’T BUY ANYTHING until the manufacturers come out with their existing (suppressed) engines that are built around hydrogen and tuned to run on hydrogen on demand boosted gas or diesel engines.  Why would you want to buy a more expensive vehicle with substandard outdated technology?

We can all have much greater MPG and lower costs of ownership and more efficient maintenance by boycotting and refusing to buy anything new.  Only buy used.  Only buy the old technology that has been depreciated.  The EPA be damned and the auto manufacturers as well!

 

Note: DFI on gas engines such as Porsche means Direct Fuel Injection in contrast to DEF on diesel engines means Diesel Exhaust Fluid which basically is injecting cat piss (urea) into the diesel engine and forcing it to run on hobbling emissions scrubbing modes.