whats your opinion on the porsche suv?

Discussion in '2002 Porsche 911 GT2' started by ilovefastcars, Aug 10, 2002.

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    There is nothing wrong making extra money on the side. Now calling Porsche stupid has pushed it a bit to far. If you had a clue what Porsche is trying to do you would probably change your mind.
     
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    i think you forgot to mention what he called porsche. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    The change has been made thanks.
     
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    Thats fine, they can make all the side money they want to, but they lose all their credibility while doing so.

    Angus
     
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    Lose credibility? They're stupid? Maybe you're stupid. They are doing something SMART. It's about money. Porsche will make more money by ALSO selling SUV's. They aren't gonna stop making CARS, geez. Mercedez, BMW and a few other companies make both cars and SUV's. Does that make their cars crap? Umm No. And besides, they aren't just making a regular old SUV. It's going to be able to perform much better than many CARS and all SUV's. This car is meant to be able to carry more than just your golf bag around. You will be able to have a bunch of your friends or family in your car, be going uphill, and have the power to be able to pass cars. I think it looks OK but I'm not in love with it and I'm defininetly not going to choose it over a 911. This car is meant for guys who already have a sports car and want their "regular" car to pack a punch too.
     
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    Yes, they lose credibilty. They claim that they only build cars that are performance cars, they toss out slogans like "performance around everybend", "spiritually, we never stray from the race track". But it seems to me that an SUV is straying away from the race track. This car will be bought by guys buying something for their wives.

    Angus
     
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    Porsche has stated that they are staying true to their philosophyy with this car. It IS going to be able to perform on a track. It's not going to be the best porsche, neither is the boxter, but it's going to be a good vehicle none-the-less. You don't think 450hp is leaning towards performance? I dunno, the idea of a porsche SUV doesn't bother me and if I had to choose an SUV it would certainly be this one.
     
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    Yeah, IF I had to pick an SUV, but we shouldn't have that choice. And no, it won't be able to perform on a track, because even with 450 horses, its still and SUV, with a high center of gravity, and a full SUV curb weight. They sold their racing soul away to the devil (or the average dumb North American consumer).
     
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    Yeah, IF I had to pick an SUV, but we shouldn't have that choice. And no, it won't be able to perform on a track, because even with 450 horses, its still and SUV, with a high center of gravity, and a full SUV curb weight. They sold their racing soul away to the devil (or the average dumb North American consumer).

    Angus
     
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    On the track I'd like to see any other SUV even touch the Cayenne. Porsche is staying true to its slogans. It might be a SUV but the performance stats are still there to back up the performance figures. Carrera GT Fury said something about Mercedes and BMW making both cars and SUV's and there cars are still great and I'd like to bring that point up again because Porsche is making money on the side and will use the money to build even better sports cars.
     
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    seriously, the cars that BMW and Benz make aren't great. They make good cars. The ML320 is junk, and The X5 has class but not stats like the Cayenne. The cars are better, but not AS good. The fastest car Benz is the Sl55AMG and that does 0-60 in 4.7, which is pretty slow. BMW has cars faster but nothing that porsche has. The only reason porsche made good cars, was because they were smart and didn't send their best developers in to the SUV department. Now the Cayenne could be a MAJOR SUCCESS or MAJOR BLOW!
     
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    Yeah, but BMW and Mercedes don't claim they make only sports cars, they make luxury stuff. And as far as the SUV being the fastest on the track, thats just because its that much more expensive than any other SUV. And the X5 Le Mans would destroy it, but the X5 Le Mans isn't production, so it doesn't count.

    Angus
     
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    The X5 Le Mans is sort of like a modified X5 and if you were to modify a Cayenne it'll probably beat it. It maybe more expensive but remember you get what you pay for.
     
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    C'mon man, you more than anybody should understand that because a company is branched out into several areas, it doesn't make it's sports cars any less great. Dodge makes a lot of crap cars(I think you might agree) but they seem to be putting a lot of effort into making a serious contender of the viper. Chevy makes the Corvette, which has been winning many championships lately. I think even Lamborghini put out an SUV type car. Honda makes the NSX... along with the civic, see? Ford makes SUV's, and they're coming out with an awesome new GT40 (which looks great). I think the Cayenne will be a major SUCCESS.
     
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    yeah. Americans love SUV's.
     
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    Exactly my point. Thank you.
     
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    I'd probobly take the Mercedes ML-500 or G55 AMG over this... It's great and all, but those are cheaper, and with at least as much luxury (if not more). The only gap to close is performance, which I don't believe is vital to the SUV marketing campaign.
     
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    But dodge has quick cars. the Neon SRT-4 is the best car under 20k. (0-60 in 5.6) and it's not a "bad company" but it can be better. Dodge came up with the viper AFTER they started making cars. So the viper got the best developers. The Cayenne has now the best developers and the other cars' developers are good, but not as good as the originals. The only reason Chevy is winning right now, is because dodge dropped the partnership with Team ORECA which had tons of success with the old viper, and can have tons more with this one. and BTW the GT40 is now OFFICIALLY called the GT. I am staying with my BIG BLOW or BIG SUCCESS. I know it will be selling here in the USA and can't wait to see the "Shaq" version of it, but i don't think it will have a lot of popularity elsewhere in the world.
     
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    It's a major success. I can *sniff* smell it. <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    BMW did it. Why not porsche?
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    This SUV...or whatever it is....is not a bad looking ride. And I've read articles suggesting its not THAT bad off road, but phenomenal on road. As far as being faster or slower on the track, who cares? Owners of this thing, like the X5, ML, QX4, Escalade, and even Range Rover, will NEVER take these things off road, much less on a racetrack.
    I guess if you love the Porsche aura, then this is the one for you, and that goes for all the big buck luxo trucks. Me personally, if I just HAD TO HAVE a Porsche, I'd take something like a Tahoe Z71, and have enough money left over for a Boxster. Just my opinion though......
     
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    Yeah man I agree.

    I think though you should actually drive it before saying anything about it. Most people under estimate the car until they floor it and feel the spill of there guts.
     
  24. Re: whats your opinion on the porsche suv?

    Yeah man I agree.

    I think though you should actually drive it before saying anything about it. Most people under estimate the car until they floor it and feel the spill of there guts.
     
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    I am still kinda iffy about it until I see more on the road around here...here in Colorado, people are very SUV crazy so I am surprised I haven't seen a Cayenne on the road yet...and the name; Cayenne? too peppery for me..hehehe...not a bad idea, but I think the front end needs some work, because it reminds me of the Porsche 959 Rally car...it was a tall car, but it was able to haul...the Cayenne is more SUV than the 959, and although the Cayenne may not look as good as the 959, it does have some power to back it up...
     

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