Yesterday we brought you the sad story of a man and the Porsche 911 that let him down. Many of you sympathized with this fellow gearhead, and hoped Porsche would do right by the guy. It turns out, they will!
Jalopnik was informed directly by Porsche that they agreed to purchase the Porsche for the original value and get him an exact replacement of his car if that's what he wants. That seems to be the best solution to this whole mess, and would do a lot to improve Porsche's public perception in this whole affair.
Also, commenter McMike noted that there's this annotation on the original video:
The video is still up but I have put I note on it that this is resolved. I think I will leave the video up and point people to a new video to talk about what happened.
In the end TV and Radio were wanting to get involved as well and it had frankly gotten a lot bigger than I had ever expected so I was glad to get the call.
PCNA were offering me what they thought I would get a arbertation which is the standard offer for these sorts of cases, where as my position was that I felt what I had been through was more than just a standard case and wanted a full refund or replacement.
People can decide themselves if they agree or not. I can certainly see PCNA point of view and I hope they could see mine. The difference between what was offered and what I wanted was just a few thousand dollars. It certainly was not worth the mess that this all turned into sadly.
Anyway they have not bribed me or asked me take down the video or anything and because they came to the party and I do still believe in their product I am happy to make a new video saying so.
Also to thank everyone (you guys/ladies in particular) for all your support.I did not want to damage the brand, and I think I need to help people understand that my case was pretty much a one off. Too much hate has been thrown at Porsche for the wrong reasons here and I would like to do what I can to fix that. Their product is good, I just had a disagreement with them over how serious my particular case was. That has been fixed now and I can move on to a new car.
This all sounds like really great news for everyone involved. We'll try and get ahold of Nick and confirm things as well.
UPDATE: Nick has captioned his video with
"Porsche have contacted me and will be refunding my money or replacing the car. So good news! I will do a video update shortly."
... which seems to confirm he's accepted their offer. BoldRide reports that at least one Porsche employee has been fired over the incident, though we have no confirmation of that just yet.
UPDATE 2: Here's his video explaining his grand victory. He's considering ordering a new 911 — even with all he's been through, I can respect that. Still, nothing's decided there yet:
UPDATE 3: Porsche says no one has been fired.