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Old 04-18-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Panama!! it has arrived

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Panama or Panamera???
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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I don't know but I hope this isn't the Panamera..I was thinking of the Van Halen song.

Nice brakes btw. Too bad it looks like a big long Lexus sedan instead of Maserati Quatroporte.
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It is the Panamera. Porsche 4-door coupe. Classic european Fast-Back body design.

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Old 04-18-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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the Grand Marquis at the end of the row has a nicer looking butt

Personally, I had high hopes for the Panamera. Front end looks dcent... but it's seriously downhill from there. Not only is it's posterior too bulbous but the cockpit is way over 'buttoned'. I saw a picture w/ the headrest monitors that looked nothing short of add-ons from the JCWhitney catalog... IMNSHO, looks like the 911 mated w/ AMC Pacer

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the Grand Marquis at the end of the row has a nicer looking butt

Personally, I had high hopes for the Panamera. Front end looks dcent... but it's seriously downhill from there. Not only is it's posterior too bulbous but the cockpit is way over 'buttoned'. I saw a picture w/ the headrest monitors that looked nothing short of add-ons from the JCWhitney catalog... IMNSHO, looks like the 911 mated w/ AMC Pacer
Da Pacer was da Bomb! And now the're colletors items. Do you think a Panemera will be a collectors items.... or just an over-priced 4 door.
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Much fuglier than I anticipated.
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I mean no disrespect to Porsche, I love my Boxster but to me it appears they are carrying too many design cues through every model. The taillights would be one example of this. I think Porsche should have made this model a complete departure in style. Beyond the wrapper I wonder how it performs in driveability against it's competition?
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Upon first glance I find it to be extremely unappealing in the looks department. Although, I thought that about the BMW X6 also. I have driven an X6 both the 6 and 8, it definitely makes up for the less than pleasing looks with the neck snapping acceleration and comfort.

I can only guess the Panamera has the TT V-8 boosted from the Cayenne Turbo?
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:03 PM   #10
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I think they should have hedged and done like Ferrari has with their 4 seaters:
4 seater, 2-door coupe. Going all the way for the 4-door just makes it too hard to hold onto the illusion of a family car that's also a sports car. I've never understood why 4 doors is better than 2 unless you have a bad back. Then again, I don't have kids.

The brakes look cool though.
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According to Edmunds, it stickers for $132K. Interested to see how a premium priced car sells in this economy.

However, it's supposed to have a 1000w Burmester stereo. Maybe they'll make some retro fit systems for Boxsters? It would be great to get rid of the POS Bose.
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Unfortunately, if Life has taught me anything... it's that there is no end of MORONS out there with more money than brains, heart, or a true knowledge of real cars.

This virtually guarantees a real success for Porsche!

When you think of what you could have for the same money, it's just plain STUPID!

Bet Porsche sells a million of them!

Just not to me...

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Most dealers are selling those for around 130k. I don't even know what you're getting for that much. 130K for an ugly coupe? Take off the Porsche Badge in the front and you probably chipped off half the price. If I wanted a good sedan, I'd go with an M3. At least there, I'll more likely get my moneys worth.

Don't get me wrong, I love Porsche and all, I just don't care for their endeavors outside of the Sports car world. Business-wise, it's a brilliant move for them and I can't blame them for doing that. But everything outside of their element seems ugly and overpriced to me. I can't bring myself to fathom why someone would pay 130k for something like that.

Even if I had the money to throw away on a car like that, I wouldn't consider getting it. Same with the Cayenne(no offense to those who own one).

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