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Exhilarating experience

Adib Noor

QAF Prestige Sdn Bhd, the official importer and distributor of Porsche vehicles in Brunei, has introduced several high-quality Porsche-approved pre-owned vehicles exclusively available at Porsche Centre Brunei.

Purchasing a Porsche-approved vehicle from a Porsche distributor provides customers with exclusive benefits such as repair services, pick-up and delivery services, and much more.

In addition, Porsche-approved vehicles offer customers a guarantee when searching for older models no longer in production.

Recently, the Bulletin had a chance to get behind the wheel of one of these approved vehicles – the iconic Porsche 911 Carrera.

Upon first seeing and entering the 911 Carrera, I was amazed at the condition of the vehicle, which looked as if it was fresh out of the factory.

This is thanks to the many criteria that need to be filled to be a Porsche-approved vehicle.

Porsche 911 Carrera. PHOTOS: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA
A view of the interior
The Porsche 911 Carrera retains the essential elements that makes it an icon. PHOTO: KHAYR ZAKARIYYA

The vehicle’s exterior is meticulously inspected to detect scratches, dents, and paint deterioration. Technicians also check all the functions and conditions of the doors, windows, lights, and any potential corrosion.

The Porsche 911 Carrera retains the essential elements that made the original 911 an icon. The familiar circular headlights and curved shape make it virtually impossible to mistake a 911 for any other sports car.

The experience is exhilarating as you settle into the meticulously positioned driver’s seat, ignite the commanding engine with its distinct and captivating sound, and engage either of the remarkable transmissions.

Porsche’s iconic two-seater car immerses you in a sensory overload, thanks to its intuitive steering and unmatched performance characteristics.

Also through the Porsche-approved programme, only genuine parts are used to ensure that the performance and safety of Porsche vehicles are not compromised. Additionally, Porsche technicians undergo rigorous training to ensure that they have the expertise to identify and properly address any issues with the vehicles.

Meanwhile, the warranty for Porsche vehicles is an ideal solution for owners wishing to continue to be protected even after the new car warranty has expired.

To qualify for the warranty, the vehicle must pass a 111-point inspection, which has no restrictions on the period or distance of use. The warranty programme even covers vehicles up to 15 years.

The 111-point inspection is a technical test used to assess the condition of pre-owned Porsches, with 111 different elements being examined. If any of these elements are found to be damaged, the vehicle will not be approved by Porsche. The inspection can be divided into four sections, including interior, exterior, drivetrain, and on-road testing.

The condition and function of all available features will be examined, including the seats, touch surfaces, air conditioning, entertainment system, and, most importantly, safety functions such as airbags, seat belts and collision avoidance systems.

With fully protected spare parts and labour, this warranty provides reliable assurance to Porsche customers, giving them a complete peace of mind after purchasing the vehicle.

The warranty also covers various components, including the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, electrical system, and more, excluding wear and tear. If the vehicle is sold again, the Porsche-approved warranty can be fully transferred.

All the technological features in the vehicle felt sophisticated and modern, making the test driving experience more exciting.

As Porsche is a high-performance vehicle, all components must function perfectly and be in the best condition.

Porsche technicians will also carefully inspect the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, electrical system, and all other critical elements. The vehicle is then tested to ensure that the handling, performance, and other systems are functioning properly.

Thanks to the extensive testing and inspection of the vehicle, there was no question that the test drive of the pre-owned Porsche 911 Carrera was a fun and worry-free experience.

The currently available Porsche-approved pre-owned vehicles at Porsche Centre Brunei include: one Panamera, three 911s, and one Boxster GTS. Individuals can visit the Porsche distributor’s website for more information.

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