We’ve all heard this story before, right? Man orders a quarter million dollar Panamera Sport Turismo, Taiwanese Porsche dealer delivers him a car that doesn’t have all of the options he ordered, man tries to cancel the order if they won’t get him the options he ordered, Porsche dealer tells him he will forfeit his $75,000 deposit if he cancels the order, man drives his other Porsche through the front doors of the Porsche dealer.
Okay, so that’s not such a common narrative thread, but in this case that’s exactly what happened. According to a report in the Taiwan News, itself a retelling of a story in a Taiwanese breaking news Facebook group, a 42 year old man named Chu was irate with the service and treatment he’d received purchasing another Porsche from his local dealer, located on a busy Wenxin Road in Taichung City. Statements obtained from Chu indicate that he’d placed an order for a Panamera Sport Turismo in January of 2017. In Taiwan, the base price of a new Sport Turismo is NT$5.98 million (just over $200,000), and the one he’d ordered had all of the bells and whistles, inflating the price up to NT$7.46 million.
When the Porsche was delivered without the optional PDCC he’d ordered, Chu was upset, but not irrational. He wanted to return the Sport Turismo so he could buy the Porsche he had intended to drive in the first place. The dealer told him his deposit was non-negotiable, and they’d told the man that he needed to pay his outstanding debts on the car. That was when he decided to retaliate by doing a completely asinine thing. As you can see from this video of the exterior of the building, Chu drove his Cayenne up onto the sidewalk and through the glass front doors of the dealership.
Once he’d broken through, it was clear that there were two innocent women sitting at the dealership’s reception desk. Not wanting to actually hurt anyone, he waited until they had moved out of the way before bashing the front of his Cayenne into the desk not once, but twice. While he broke the front window and probably damaged a lot of the furniture, it does not appear that any dealer inventory was hurt in the process. Chu was arrested for the destruction of property, the dealership will rebuild, and no resolution has been made. A hot head is never a clear thinking head.