And so it’s done!

Mar 20, 2020,10:22 AM

Many thanks for all of the excellent advice and expertise. It was definitely not an easy choice but I had an excellent experience with the AM dealer and how they treated me during the entire experience. Shows that sometimes it goes beyond the features of the car that can lead to purchase preference.

Will give all an update after a week - this is a bit of mid life crisis and COVID-19 cabin fever wrapped into one smile

Cheers and stay healthy and safe,


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Beautiful car!

 By: mpg13 : March 20th, 2020-10:25
Nothing else looks like an AM.

Thanks much!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:20
It does have a different look than cars here in Germany. But not too “out there” and certainly enjoy the elegance. Cheers Peter

Superb look

 By: Uiliftback : March 30th, 2020-20:52
Nothing else my brother.

Definitely coming ...

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:21
Appreciate the cool comment - will do the mandatory watch shot too! Cheers Peter

Sexy curves....

 By: Clueless_Collector : March 20th, 2020-10:39
They make the best looking cars imo. I had the Rapide before but had to let go due to dealerships are too far away so very inconvenient. Congrats!

Definitely one of my favorite iconic designs...

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:24
This and the Porsche have kept many of the design cues over their history - which I love in watches as well as with cars. I have been really lucky that the AM dealer is nearby and oddly on the way to McDonalds, which I visit whenever my kids want a treat.... 

Keep the battery conditioner on all the time....

 By: Clueless_Collector : March 20th, 2020-12:56
if you don't intend to drive everyday...for some reason their battery don't hold charge well. Maybe this newer DB11 will be better. I hold they ditch the old school flip up Garmin GPS

Congratulations Peter...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : March 20th, 2020-10:44
The perfect colour choice for ownership and resale. Enjoy in good health.

Thanks for the help and feedback...

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:26
Appreciate the kind words. I didn’t want to get anything that stood out too much in Germany so am happy this was available! Cheers, Peter

Thanks much

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:29
And definitely comments will come. Oddly enough I bought this car without a test drive and a bit of a whim, but experience has been incredible and the car is much more easy to drive than other sports cars I’ve had a chance to drive. Appreciate it, Peter ... 

Positively a beautiful aotomobile.

 By: M4 : March 20th, 2020-10:57
Congratulations. M4

Thank you M4!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:29
Very kind comments and I agree. Different look than others but one I admire quite much, Cheers, Peter

Major congrats this post made my day [nt]

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : March 20th, 2020-11:20

Wow! Thank you so much!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-11:34
Your posts as well with your AM also provided me inspiration to take the leap. It’s a good type of different from other sports marques. Hoping that the car proves me wrong on the reliability stories. Setting up the basics in the car was very easy as I am ... 

I’m humbled by your kind words Peter

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : March 20th, 2020-11:59
I hope you enjoy your new ride in the best of health

Great choice, nice car and from what I can tell

 By: Thomas_3 : March 20th, 2020-11:52
the house isn't too bad either. Congratulations.

Thanks for the note

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-12:16
Appreciate the kind words. Living in Germany has been a real good experience - and looking forward to testing the car on the autobahn! Cheers Peter

Thanks - I do feel like I'm in a dream state...

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-12:58
Quarantines around the world, toilet paper shortages, and working virtually from home. What interesting times we live in... In any case, I'm hoping this car will be a good escape from the challenges - and one day to do a tour across Europe. In the meantim... 

Congrats, great choice [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : March 20th, 2020-12:36

No bad choices possible!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-13:00
Just not easy choices between the Porsche and the AM. Funny enough, I considered getting the Porsche a while ago once moving to Germany, but didn't do so because of a fear my wife wouldn't be happy with the car. Now she's thrilled and is looking at her ca... 

Excellent choice.

 By: Watchonthewrist : March 20th, 2020-13:14
Such a great and cool looking car


 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-22:57
Appreciate it.. Peter

The upside (as if there was a downside🤣) is..

 By: myles721 : March 20th, 2020-13:27
Gasoline will probably be cut in half by next month!!!

Ha good point!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-22:59
And maybe the roads will be less occupied as well. Maybe another good opportunity to drive the car fearlessly and make it a daily driver instead of just weekend car. Cheers, Peter

I will have an announcement in a few weeks similar to your own...

 By: myles721 : March 21st, 2020-07:00
The expectation builds....

Excited for you!!!

 By: pfang56 : March 22nd, 2020-00:10
Post photos!!

Congrats... beautiful car!

 By: nacelle : March 20th, 2020-14:45
I had a 2010 Vantage S for three years... loved it. Maintenance can be pricey....

Love the Vantage S...

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-23:02
I did get the extended service and maintenance and warranty package to hopefully limit some costs, but am expecting certainly some events. I guess after dealing with watch servicing over many years I am getting used to it! Cheers Peter

Nice one!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-23:04
Trying to find a respite away from the world and live KCCO Peter

I think I’m too busy looking at it!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-23:15
Appreciate the kind feedback - and totally agree on your comments. Maybe there is a seductive elegance that’s special about the design and coloring combination of this AM which blends a more vintage aesthetic. Many thanks for the kind words, cheers, and s... 

Ha ha ha!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-23:17
I noticed that in Germany of the ability to get “vanity” license plates - where you can choose some of the characters. No surprise, I did take advantage of this (much to the behest of the dealer) and so there may be some Bond themes underneath Cheers, Pet... 

Congrats, that DB11 is a beauty!

 By: jleno : March 20th, 2020-19:22
Great choice with the paint and interior color as well!

Thank you!

 By: pfang56 : March 20th, 2020-23:19
I’m enjoying the color combination as a “starter” into AM. I’ve seen some incredible versions including their classic green, but will probably wait to take that next step Cheers, Peter

Very very nice.

 By: Jay (Eire) : March 21st, 2020-11:07
A friend owned one for a number of years, a really understated car with a fantastically appealing design. Never in your face. Which is what I love about it.

Thank you Jay!

 By: pfang56 : March 22nd, 2020-00:09
Appreciate the note. The brand definitely has a bit of understated luxury not so far from their partner in the watch world - JLC. I'm hoping they come up with a new amvox with the RF remote for future models Cheers Peter

Congratulations to it

 By: COUNT DE MONET : March 22nd, 2020-02:36
A spectacular car. The Porsche of your choice is also a dream car but this one is way more spectacular and a superb GT.

Appreciate it!

 By: pfang56 : March 22nd, 2020-05:17
Thanks for the kind note and appreciate the true GT nature of this AM. Maybe one day I will go back to the Porsche but not in the near term! Funny enough I noticed a neighbor recently driving their new Targa so I’m thankful there are (at this moment) a li... 

Give the GT3 Touring also a consideration

 By: COUNT DE MONET : March 22nd, 2020-11:04
A friend of mine has got one and I told him to sell his other three 911 and to keep only the Touring 😀.

Beautiful car and understated Porsche!

 By: pfang56 : March 22nd, 2020-12:54
Admittedly I wish my children are old enough to go to university so I can look at 2 seaters Definitely one of the reasons I stuck with the AM’s 2 2 format, albeit not a really spacious back seat. One day soon! Cheers , Peter

It’s a great car

 By: Jurry : March 30th, 2020-04:11
And driving one in Germany makes it extra special against all Porsche’s hahah

Yes - it’s funny in Germany...

 By: pfang56 : March 30th, 2020-04:39
Porsche is (not surprisingly) a popular brand and one frequently sees many of the LE models, and certainly more than a fair share of Targas. I definitely see how nice it would be to be part of the “club” and I imagine resale and maintenance as such would ... 

And just for fun...

 By: pfang56 : March 30th, 2020-04:40
A weekend watch pairing.. ...  

I like the AM a lot

 By: Jurry : March 30th, 2020-05:48
And The Metherlands is just like Germany. Out here in Dubai though it’s two brands only Porsche and Mercedes. I used to drive a Panamera but switched to Mercedes. We’ve now got 3 of them S Class GLE SL The SL is a vintage one from 76