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Old 11-17-2002, 05:27 PM
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Tell me what you think about the new Cayenne. I love the exhaust sound!

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Old 11-17-2002, 07:37 PM
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Awesome Performance!
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Old 11-18-2002, 01:59 PM
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How about the performance?
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Old 11-18-2002, 03:13 PM
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Just what the world needs! another over-priced SUV
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I just don't get it.........why is it that Porsche will do anything to become a mainstream typical car manufacturer. The worst part about this SUV is that it's really a VW with a Porsche engine, unbelievable that they can charge $40K more just for an engine and some suspension tweeking.

I sure miss the days of the 959......too bad they don't stick to their roots and continue to build some extreme hi performance sports cars rather than that monstrosity.

I just hope that Ferrari never forget's its heritage, what a disaster that would be!
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I think the Cayenne ruined Porsche. Not financially, I'm sure enough people will buy it for it to be a success. But the Porsche name will enevr be looked upon the same way again. It used to stand for something, not anymore.

I think Ferrari is safe, judging from their policies, they dont seem to have any desire to go mainstream.
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Old 11-18-2002, 10:07 PM
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Hey I was just about to say that....

Just for the record and to give my mom credit, her tahoe rarely goes anywhere without my sister and all her kids in addition to herself. With the exception of church which is in all reality walking distance...
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I think the Cayenne ruined Porsche.
On the contrary, the Cayenne will save Porsche.

Porsche is the only mainstream family-owned car company left, with the exception of BMW. Without the profitable Cayenne, it could not afford to retain that independence. And it is the company's independence that allows it to make such great cars as feature in the present range. Be in no doubt: no Cayenne, no Carrera GT.

Anyway, I'm not sure the Cayenne is such a duffer. Of course, we in the know have nothing but scorn for SUVs, but the Cayenne is much more than a mere SUV. It exceeds the on-road abilities of the X5 on the one hand, and trumps the Range Rover off-road on the other hand. In this respect Porsche has pulled off the impossible. The Cayenne, like all Porsches, is about the triumph of engineering integrity over compromise.

Besides, in the metal I think it will look great.
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I dont know what Porsches financial situation is, but like I said the car will definately be a success for them.

Personally, I dont even think its that ugly, I just dont think Porsche should be making SUV's just to cater to the masses. I remember a few years ago, they were planning on coming out with a minivan.

Anyway, if it the compnay is not profitable otherwise then its a good move, but I'm pretty sure its quite profitable in its current state. I hear the Carreras sell faster then they can build em.
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Regarding the Lambo at least that thing was exclusive. That vehicle wasn't created for the masses like the Cayenne.

jjrodger,

I never knew that the Cayenne was actually better off road than the Land Rover. I would love to read more about that, especially since I expected this SUV to be designed mainly for the road.


As far as SUV's go I really have no problem with them. They can be quite handy for hauling large items as well as people. I think people should be able to choose what they like, not what others think is right. I just don't think Porsche should be building a SUV. They could have built an upscale version of the mid engine Boxster to compete with the SL's, although that may not be enough to keep them afloat.

Maybe the best thing for Porsche is to be bought out like Ferrari and left alone to build hi performance cars. I still can't believe Porsche dropped out of racing to build the Cayenne.
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Is that your reaction to the vehicle, or our comments on it?
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I love this SUV/Car!!!!!! I am wiliing to trade my S-Class for the TT model. I can't wait too test drive the TT. I will take this baby off-road!

It just sound soo sweeeet!!!!!!!! Best interior in any SUV.
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Porsche is in rude financial health at present: it is the most profitable car maker in the world. But development costs for new or replacement models are soaring and represent a heavy burden for a small manufacturer. I disagree that the best thing for Porsche would be to see it bought out. Look at Jaguar and Aston Martin, I'd hate to see that happen to Porsche.

As for the off road ability, I was reading the other day that it comes with front, centre and rear differential lockers, height adjustable air suspension, electrically disconnectable anti-roll bars, and a low-range transfer case. I think it also has some electronic traction devices comparable to 4-ETS and also Land Rover's Hill Descent Control. There is a special off-road package that brings all these extras.
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