Porsche Macan Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Porsche Macan reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

How much does the Porsche Macan cost to maintain?

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Oct 2021

You’d think this would be a fairly simple question to answer, but in reality, it’s far from it. It seems neither BMW nor Porsche offer what we know as fixed or capped price servicing, that is; a known price that the service will cost, paid when you need to have it carried out. This is not uncommon with prestige brands and reflects the changing costs of imported service parts as well as different marketing approaches.

BMW, however, comes closest to this concept with what it calls its Service Inclusive Basic Plan which requires the car’s buyer to pay up front, typically for the first five years, of servicing when the car is purchased. That sounds odd, but it makes sense to buyers leasing their cars as the service costs are then paid for as part of the financing package.

In the case of the BMW X4, this package, which covers consumables such as filters, oil, spark plugs and brake fluid (but not clutches, brake pads and windscreen wipers; that’s another step up to the Service Inclusive Plus Plan) lasts for five years or 80,000km (whichever comes first) and works out to an average of $350 per service or a total of $1750 over the plan’s duration. Fundamentally, it’s like other car-makers’ capped-price servicing but you pay up front for it.

Meanwhile, at Porsche, the servicing costs for a Macan over the same 80,000km/five-year period will depend on what state you live in as labour rates vary from state to state. Since you’re from NSW, I’ll use the data from that state. As such, the Macan will need an annual service at one-year/15,000km costing $695. The next service at two years/30,000km is an intermediate service at $995, followed by another annual service at three years/45,000km ($695 again). The four-year/60,000km service is a major one costing $1750, followed by the five- year/75,000km service at $695 to end with. In total, that’s a grand total of $4830, making the Porsche by far the most expensive car to service for those first five years.


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Have there been any reported issues with the 2015 Porsche Macan?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Oct 2019

We’ve heard nothing but praise from Macan owners.

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Prosche Macan S 2019: Software issue or mechanical?

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Jun 2019

It could well be a software problem, as the Porsche people have told you, so let the experts do their investigations, and hopefully come up with a fix. There’s no point in trying to second-guess what it might be.

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Porsche Macan 2017: Should I upgrade it?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Mar 2019

It depends how much you would have to pay out on your current lease.

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Better to buy a Macan S or GTS?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 Jul 2016

The Macan is a great car that easily earns The Tick from me. In your case, I would go for the GTS because it's a smart package of equipment and it should also do better on resale as people are generally not prepared to pay extra for optional equipment.

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Replacement for RAV4?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Oct 2014

If you genuinely have an unlimited budget, the best mid-sized prestige SUV is the Porsche Macan. If you're being more realistic, the Mazda CX-5 gets The Tick.

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Porsche Macan vs Audi SQ5

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jun 2014

The SQ5 has more punch, that's for sure, but I believe the Macan is a better car and it gets The Tick from me.

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