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Ugly as fick, but would hauls arse

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Christofuh, May 23, 2009.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    From the front, it's godawful. A four-door sedan does not look right with that kind of slanted nose. From the back, it's sort of a bastard, but considerably less awful.

    Without a rear engine, though, I sort of just don't really get it.
     
  2. briancl

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    Without a rear engine, though, I sort of just don't really get it.

    Because it makes sense?

    Porsche's best vehicle has the engine in the middle.
     
  3. Douglas

    Douglas Senior member

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    Porsche's iconic vehicle remains the 911. It is so because it is a legend on the track. And one of the things that makes it fast on the track also makes the thing a bitch to drive if you don't know what you're doing - that is the rear engine and the need to stay on the gas or you'll spin the thing.

    I understand the place in the lineup for a more affordable Porsche, even if that means putting the engine in the middle. The Boxster and the Cayman make sense because they're still fairly-no-nonsense sports cars without a lot of compromises. Having a mid-engine is a slight departure from history, but it's still a sports car, through and through.

    Making a 4-door sedan with a front engine and slapping a Porsche badge on it is cynical, ostentatious, and stupid. I'm not saying that they should have put a rear engine in a sedan, I'm saying they shouldn't have made a sedan (or an SUV) at all. Porsche can do what they want and profit where they want to, but that doesn't mean that I won't think anyone driving down the road in one of these monstrosities isn't a giant douchebag.
     
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    Porsche's iconic vehicle remains the 911. It is so because it is a legend on the track. And one of the things that makes it fast on the track also makes the thing a bitch to drive if you don't know what you're doing - that is the rear engine and the need to stay on the gas or you'll spin the thing.

    I understand the place in the lineup for a more affordable Porsche, even if that means putting the engine in the middle. The Boxster and the Cayman make sense because they're still fairly-no-nonsense sports cars without a lot of compromises. Having a mid-engine is a slight departure from history, but it's still a sports car, through and through.

    Making a 4-door sedan with a front engine and slapping a Porsche badge on it is cynical, ostentatious, and stupid. I'm not saying that they should have put a rear engine in a sedan, I'm saying they shouldn't have made a sedan (or an SUV) at all. Porsche can do what they want and profit where they want to, but that doesn't mean that I won't think anyone driving down the road in one of these monstrosities isn't a giant douchebag.


    Porsche wouldn't be making anything right now if it weren't for those douchebags.
     
  5. Concordia

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    From the title I thought we were going to be treated to a hot-rodded Aztec.

    The Panamera isn't so bad. Not that I'd buy one.
     

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