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4-door Porsche, is it a sin?

 
 
Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:02 am
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jalopnik/2009/03/Porsche-Panamera-GT.jpg
When the four-door Porsche Panamera hits the U.S. in October, it'll be equipped with both an automatic engine start/stop feature mated with an automatically-shifting double-clutch transmission.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:32 am
@dyslexia,
Im waiting for a Porsche station wagon.
Fuckin shame.

I remember when RSK's were a hot little road racin machine with minimal creature comforts and could turn on a dime.

Fuckin shame
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:36 am
sold out to The Man.

damn Man.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:36 am
They already make a station wagon. It's called a Cayenne:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2400/2117063799_ce7b4da85c.jpg

I agree that it's a sin. But I'm not entirely opposed to sinning.....
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:38 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

They already make a station wagon. It's called a Cayenne:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2400/2117063799_ce7b4da85c.jpg

I agree that it's a sin. But I'm not entirely opposed to sinning.....


oh please, I was eating breakfast.

appetite zero.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 08:42 am
@boomerang,
The Porsche Cayenne IS NOT a station wagon, its an SUV (which has the distinction of being rated THE WORST SUV by Consumer Reports). No, I mean a real goddam grocery shopping newfoundland carrying suburban station wagon like Volvo makes.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:07 am
Hm, looks a lot like the 4-door Maserati (which is selling quite well these days)

http://www.dieselstation.com/pics/maserati-quattroporte-sport-gts-car-pics.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:09 am
Well they look like station wagons to me.

Certainly not the car I would choose for myself but if Mr. B came home saying "Honey, I brought you a little present!" and I went outside and found a Porche station wagon I'd be pretty cool with it.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:11 am
I'm sticking with my 911 coupe
http://www.cararticles.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/porsche_911_turbo_thum.jpg
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:14 am
@dyslexia,
Too noisy, too bumpy and not secure enough. There are too many Hummers out there ready to crash you.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 09:23 am



I really like the 911, in red, 1988 model. (Especially, since I now remember how to adjust the heating.)
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 12:01 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
When the four-door Porsche Panamera hits the U.S. in October, it'll be equipped with both an automatic engine start/stop feature mated with an automatically-shifting double-clutch transmission.

Yes, yes, all very well -- but does it have cup holders?
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 12:02 pm
@CalamityJane,
Calamity Jane wrote:
Too noisy, too bumpy and not secure enough. There are too many Hummers out there ready to crash you.

No problem in practice. Dys drives right underneath them.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 12:15 pm
@Thomas,
Dys' porsche is neato.. I love the sound and expect the bumps. On hummers.. oy, creatures from a bad movie. I used to own a succession of small vehicles, an mgb, fiat spyder, and so on. It could get a bit scary on the LA freeways sometimes, even back then, which was before the giant suvs and the hummers.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 02:19 pm
neato
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 02:43 pm
I don't know, the design of the 4-door porsche doesn't intrigue me. I'd rather
buy a Maserati, if I was in the market of buying such a car.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 02:47 pm
@CalamityJane,
I agree on that, CJ. Though the photos are from different angles, the maserati doesn't seem completely ugly.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 02:50 pm
I'd much rather own the 2-wheel, no-door model than any other one here.

http://www.gizmag.com/pictures/1192_02.jpg

Cycloptichorn
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 02:56 pm
@ossobuco,
One of my neighbors has the Maserati and it's quite elegant looking. I like the
classic design.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 18 Mar, 2009 03:06 pm
@dyslexia,
the "original" porsche was the 356 - born 7 july 1948 - it was a VW-BEETLE in a fancy dress - motor , chassis , drivetrain and brakes were lifted from the BEETLE - it got a new dress - and there it was : the PORSCHE 356 !

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cb/Porsche_356_Nr._1_Roadster_1948.jpg/800px-Porsche_356_Nr._1_Roadster_1948.jpg

PORSCHE # 1 - 1,100 cc engine "souped" to deliver 35 hp !

[that was the type of engine still used in our first VW - a 1959 - 1,100 cc model - that we drove for nine years - the bottom fell out in the end - didn't like the salt on the canadian roads .
it was replaced by a 1969 - 1,5oo cc BEETLE - 48 hp !!!
it had four seatbelts (shoulder belts for the front passengers) and a rear-window defroster - ehbeth no longer had to sit sit in the back with an ice scraper during the winter months ]

(article to german link) :
http://www.n24.de/news/newsitem_1085218.html
 

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