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post #23506 of 26370
I guess my point is that MazdaSpeed is just kind of a joke. It seems like barely more than opting for a spoiler kit.
post #23507 of 26370

I'm planning to buy soon, but up to this moment I dont have any idea what to buy.

What will I consider if going to buy? hoping that it will reasonable when it comes in price:nodding:

post #23508 of 26370
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Originally Posted by asifengdahl View Post
 

I'm planning to buy soon, but up to this moment I dont have any idea what to buy.

What will I consider if going to buy? hoping that it will reasonable when it comes in price:nodding:

I don't think anyone can help you unless you give more information.  Are you looking for an SUV, a sports car, a 4 door sedan, something that gets great gas mileage, and what is your budget?  Your idea of reasonable in price and someone else's idea of what is reasonable in price could be drastically different.  

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The MazdaSpeed 6 made 274 hp (114 over the base 4 and 54 over the v6) with AWD so I'd say its far more than just a gussied up external trim option. It's more like a Ford ST than a full on RS. Or WRX vs STi.

http://jalopnik.com/the-mazdaspeed6-is-better-than-you-remember-1680376157

*edit*
The MazdaSpeed 3's last iteration had 263 hp. No confirmed word yet on if the newest gen will get a Speed version.
post #23510 of 26370
Yesterday was great. It is now called the Porsche Destination Drive, across five locations in the US. It was me and two clients. We drove a Cayenne E-Hybrid about 30 minutes to the Autocross track, mostly highway driving in caravan following the Panamera gts driven by an instructor. Thought the hybrid feature was strange and really couldn't get a feel for the car and how it cruises. Didn't seem to have the torque one would think with a hybrid at the low end. After we got there, two follow the leader (instructor in 4s) laps in a Boxster S, 911, 911 4s. That clearly was the best part of the day. That was followed by two laps in a Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, neither with the PDK, which was an interesting comparison two the others that had a PDK. Two timed laps in a Macan GTS with instructor in passenger seat. Impressed with that car, but at 6'1 and two kids there is no way anyone was fitting in the back. Lastly, we did two "hot laps" in a Panamera GTS drive by the instructor, which was crazy! Then we drove the Cayenne back to the original location.



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Glad you had a great time!

post #23512 of 26370
I'm biting my tongue on what Elon said.
post #23513 of 26370
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I'm biting my tongue on what Elon said.

out with it

post #23514 of 26370
I like the idea of your personal tesla making dat money for you while it's not being used, but what if some passenger trashes your vehicle?

Will there be an onboard camera that monitors your behavior so you can be charged for damages? Does this mean you can't leave your personal belongings in the car anymore due to the risk of theft (eg sunglasses)?
post #23515 of 26370
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

Yesterday was great. It is now called the Porsche Destination Drive, across five locations in the US. It was me and two clients. We drove a Cayenne E-Hybrid about 30 minutes to the Autocross track, mostly highway driving in caravan following the Panamera gts driven by an instructor. Thought the hybrid feature was strange and really couldn't get a feel for the car and how it cruises. Didn't seem to have the torque one would think with a hybrid at the low end. After we got there, two follow the leader (instructor in 4s) laps in a Boxster S, 911, 911 4s. That clearly was the best part of the day. That was followed by two laps in a Cayenne and Cayenne GTS, neither with the PDK, which was an interesting comparison two the others that had a PDK. Two timed laps in a Macan GTS with instructor in passenger seat. Impressed with that car, but at 6'1 and two kids there is no way anyone was fitting in the back. Lastly, we did two "hot laps" in a Panamera GTS drive by the instructor, which was crazy! Then we drove the Cayenne back to the original location.

How do I sign up?
post #23516 of 26370
Grrr. I should try to get invited. Haven't actually driven any 991 variant yet so that would be my objective. Follow-the-leader track laps plus a city drive fits my definition of the perfect pre-purchase test drive.

Not that I'm buying cars anytime soon, but my point is that automakers need to do this shit, do it often, and invite a bunch of people
post #23517 of 26370
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How do I sign up?

You should be able to contact your local dealership and do it (or ask). Porsche has been very customer friendly in my experiences.
post #23518 of 26370
No idea. My corporate team put this together. They are in the same spot for 3 days and hold two events a day.
post #23519 of 26370
I just visited the website and most of the event pics are of GT3 RS's. I'm guessing some people will be pissed when they go and are told they can't drive it lol8[1].gif

The automaker usually has a cold call list of people who own competing marques and they send them invites. This is why I get invites from jaguar, Mb and Audi, but probably why I'm not on the Porsche list (??)
post #23520 of 26370
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

out with it

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I like the idea of your personal tesla making dat money for you while it's not being used, but what if some passenger trashes your vehicle?

Will there be an onboard camera that monitors your behavior so you can be charged for damages? Does this mean you can't leave your personal belongings in the car anymore due to the risk of theft (eg sunglasses)?

Tesla is a company that we haven't seen in about a century since Edison/GE. They have something fun for all of us coming soon. #teaser

No other thoughts - other than they are an energy company, not a car company smile.gif
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