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A Note About European Fuel

Your new Porsche will be built to specifications meeting all U.S./Canadian safety and emission control requirements.  Unleaded fuel is now widely available at most major gas stations in Western Europe.  The use of leaded fuel in your Porsche may invalidate your automobile’s warranty and/or make it necessary to exchange the catalyst and oxygen sensor at your expense.  When you return your Porsche for transatlantic shipment, it will be tested per U.S. regulation to determine whether the vehicle was mis-fueled.  Should you elect not to use the free return shipment through Porsche AG, such lead testing could become your responsibility and, upon importation, may be required to satisfy U.S. Customs.

Automobile Insurance

Currently, the European Delivery program provides 16 days of collision coverage and third-party liability insurance, commencing on your specified delivery date.  You are therefore fully insured (liability insurance and collision coverage) for the first 16 days of your trip.  If your European travel plans exceed 16 days, you may obtain additional automobile insurance.

At the time of ordering, it is advisable to work with your dealer and obtain additional third-party liability and collision coverage for periods beyond the 16 days included in the program.  Extensions to this coverage may be obtained in Europe, but the process is time-consuming and may interfere with your travel plans.  You may pay for the additional insurance at the factory in Euro, U.S./Canadian Dollars, credit cards, or Traveler’s Checks.  The insurance coverage indicated on the European Delivery Vehicle Order Form will be included in your papers. 

Remember, your U.S./Canadian coverage is not valid in Europe.  Third-party liability insurance covering the length of your European stay is required to ensure that the required international registration remains valid.  Please do not overlook this critical point:  your European auto registration is valid as long as you are covered by third-party liability insurance.  Should you be caught without adequate liability insurance during your trip, your car could be confiscated as you cross an international border.

It is also important to note that if your arrival at the factory is delayed from the date specified on the insurance forms, only the remainder of your registration and liability insurance will remain in force.  Be sure to notify your dealer directly if there is a last-minute change in your arrival date.

Warranty and Service in Europe

The warranty terms valid outside the United States/Canada are presented in the booklets issued to you during delivery.  Any work done on your Porsche should be performed as specified in the Warranty and/or Maintenance booklets by a dealer listed in the Porsche Authorized Dealers booklet.  Please refer to the maintenance booklet’s schedule outline to determine when you will be charged for the first maintenance service.  We urge you to follow these suggestions in order to ensure that the warranty remains valid.