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2015 Porsche Macan: Bad Bluetooth Behavior

November 13, 2014

2015 Porsche Macan

I like a lot of things about our 2015 Porsche Macan S but the way it deals with Bluetooth streaming audio is not one of them.

Here's how it works in a normal car.

  • Pair phone (Just once. Then it knows you for life.)
  • Start playing music off of phone
  • Rock out
  • Stop, turn off car and get out
  • Do whatchu gotta do
  • Return to car and start it up
  • Continue rocking out to Bluetooth streaming music.

Here's how it works in the Macan

  • Pair phone (Just once. Then it knows you for life.)
  • Start playing music off of phone
  • Rock out
  • Stop, turn off car and get out
  • Do whatchu gotta do
  • Return to car and start it up
  • Wonder why stereo has defaulted to FM radio. You were never listening to FM radio.
  • Try to pick Aux Bluetooth
  • Wait 60-90 seconds for Aux Bluetooth to pair
  • Manually reselect Aux Bluetooth
  • Grumpily Rock Out.

Is this a deal breaker? No. Not even a little. It is, however, different than any other current system and is a bit of a bummer. I mean, couldn't you at least default to satellite radio if that was the last thing I was listening to?

Mike Magrath, Features Editor


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