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Porsche Panamera

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gamelan, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    beacuse it is so much more impressive in person than in pictures. the Turbo for your viewing pleasure.

    [​IMG]

    -Jeff
     
  2. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    Still not impressed. Must be a picture thing.
     
  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Someone in Healdsburg owns the 4S. I see it driving around. I think it is ugly as sin.
     
  4. Shikar

    Shikar Senior member

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    Its fugly in real life. I may test drive one, but honestly cant get past the looks....its just fugly.

    Regards.
     
  5. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    It is better in real life than in pictures. Overpriced to be sure, but still a far better attempt than the Cayenne.
     
  6. Southern-Nupe

    Southern-Nupe Senior member

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    It is better in real life than in pictures. Overpriced to be sure, but still a far better attempt than the Cayenne.
    One passed me last week on the freeway, I honesly feel the design is even more awkward in real life.
     
  7. Roikins

    Roikins Senior member

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    Eh, it's better in real life from the front, but worse from the rear.

    My auto journalist friend got a Turbo to drive around in for a day, so I got to ride around in it. When the throttle is mashed, it takes off, but it definitely feels tame, probably because of the traction control, plush seats, and suspension. You do the same in the 911 Turbo and you feel like your head is going to fall off. The console is insanely busy with buttons going from the nav screen, all the way around the shifter, and back to the arm rest. It's also super plush in the back seat and really refined, almost too much if you're a Pcar enthusiast. I had the hardest time dealing with opening the back doors because they're weighted using hydraulics so they don't move, like when opening them on an incline. I'm sure you get used to that knowing that's how they work, but when I first tried to use them, it was like trying to push open a door that weighed 500 pounds, and I was afraid if I pushed too hard, they'd give and fly open, hitting a tree.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I test drove one last week. Ugly as sin, but a great interior.
     
  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I test drove one last week. Ugly as sin, but a great interior.

    I agree about the interior but the back seats are not made for tall people like the 700 series BMWs.

    Over all it is a nice car but it just isn't amazing or special. A Porsche should be amazing.
     
  10. chas

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    I think it is beautifu.. But I like a nice thick ass.
     
  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    I agree about the interior but the back seats are not made for tall people like the 7 series BMWs.

    Over all it is a nice car but it just isn't amazing or special. A Porsche should be amazing.


    FTFY.
     
  12. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    I've seen it in person a few times. DOesn't do anything for me.
     
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    Eh, it's better in real life from the front, but worse from the rear.

    Exactly. One was behind me the other day and I thought it looked damn nice through my rear view mirror but as I watched it drive past me I saw the hideousness of the rear. And this is coming from a guy who owned and loved the style of the Cayenne. [​IMG]
     
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    oman Senior member

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    porsche's version of the scaglietti, eh? looks interesting.

    and if i owned/loved a cayenne, i wouldnt be talking
     
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    Porsche depreciation can be rather savage.
    I was comparing numbers for a lease on 2010 Cayenne GTS v. 2010 BMW BMW 5GT with TT V8 (in its 1st model year).
    Same cap cost; same mileage allowance; same length of contract.
    Neither party disclosed the money factor, though I don't reckon it differs wildly.
    Anyhow, by my calculation the Porsche will end up costing - gasp - $17K more !
    That would be without BMW "free" maintenance factored in, btw.
    As far as Panamera goes, the extrerior is fairly tolerable in real life.
    The optional Burmester sound system is said to be nucking futs [​IMG]
     
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    Porsche depreciation can be rather savage.
    I was comparing numbers for a lease on 2010 Cayenne GTS v. 2010 BMW BMW 5GT with TT V8 (in its 1st model year).
    Same cap cost; same mileage allowance; same length of contract.
    Neither party disclosed the money factor, though I don't reckon it differs wildly.
    Anyhow, by my calculation the Porsche will end up costing - gasp - $17K more !
    That would be without BMW "free" maintenance factored in, btw.
    As far as Panamera goes, the extrerior is fairly tolerable in real life.
    The optional Burmester sound system is said to be nucking futs [​IMG]


    If you have to worry about depreciation, you're obviously not Porsche material. Smalltimer.
     
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    Christofuh Senior member

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    Depreciation is what affects the amount of your monthly payment.
    That and the interest rate.
    Which is why credit arms of respective car companies would artificially inflate the residuals so as to make their leasing packages attractive.
    In the end they'd still end up taking it in the ass, so all these frivolous fees come into play to try and offset somewhat future losses.
    Another reason why most leases tend to be structured around 24/36/39 months.
    Auto companies expect vehicles coming off lease to have a sane amount of miles on the clock so as to certify and flip'em.
    In terms of Porsche, I could give a radical shi'ite about owning a Pig a.k.a. Cayenne given its Chrysler-like reliability and resale coupled with Maserati-like cost of upkeep.
     
  18. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I've looked at it and sat in it many times. To me, it looks worse in real life than it does in photos. Nice interior for sure, but the exterior is just hideous, IMO. I've always been a huge fan of Porsche but this car is a fail, at least for me.
     
  19. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I love it.

    but then again, i love sport wagons.
     
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    Trend in this moment is Auto similar of BMW 550i GT, Audi A5 Sportback, Porsche Panamera! A5 look most normal and can to have Quattro, 550i GT look not so good and cannot to have xDrive in this moment at the least, Panamera look little more normal when see in real and not in picture and can to have 4 wheels drive!
     

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