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Old 11-10-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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Does Anyone Here Know About Buying a Porsche?

I am thinking seriously about buying a Porsche - I can't really afford it , but I'm thinking of buying a Cayenne SUV. Does anyone have experience with a Porsche? Would you recommend them? (Any model or year - not just the one I am looking at)
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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I am thinking seriously about buying a Porsche - I can't really afford it , but I'm thinking of buying a Cayenne SUV. Does anyone have experience with a Porsche? Would you recommend them? (Any model or year - not just the one I am looking at)

If you cant afford why buy one? Do you like seeing vehicles get repoed?
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:11 AM   #3
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Owned 6 of them. 4 of the 944's (one went over 300K miles), a boxster, and a 911.
Very reliable well built car.

But again...why buy if you can't afford it? Even with a warranty, it's still expensive to maintain....
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Owned 6 of them. 4 of the 944's (one went over 300K miles).....
.........$20,000 repair bills and a mortgage later
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:52 PM   #5
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If you cant afford why buy one? Do you like seeing vehicles get repoed?

Alright, alright, I deserved that. I can afford it - we will just have to budget wisely. Sorry to mislead you.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:54 AM   #6
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I am thinking seriously about buying a Porsche - I can't really afford it , but I'm thinking of buying a Cayenne SUV. Does anyone have experience with a Porsche? Would you recommend them? (Any model or year - not just the one I am looking at)
Umm... not gonna help you here. If you can afford a rich man's car and you arent a rich man, dont buy it.
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:00 AM   #7
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before you you buy...how about trying Porsche's Driving experience to see if you even like them...

it's better than test drive...you may find it's not right for you.


and look at TCO (total cost of ownership)....
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God, the Cayenne is the worst Porsche imo. A Porsche SUV, lame. If you want a Porsche, and are on a limited budget, get a 944 turbo. They sell for under 10k.
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God, the Cayenne is the worst Porsche imo. A Porsche SUV, lame. If you want a Porsche, and are on a limited budget, get a 944 turbo. They sell for under 10k.

For some reason I find nothing lame about a 450hp 460tq mid-size SUV that can go 165mph and handles better than some sports cars. Not to mention it's one of the only FEW good looking SUV's out on the road. Not to mention is a capable off-roader with almost 11" of ground clearance (Air ride suspension).
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For some reason I find nothing lame about a 450hp 460tq mid-size SUV that can go 165mph and handles better than some sports cars. Not to mention it's one of the only FEW good looking SUV's out on the road. Not to mention is a capable off-roader with almost 11" of ground clearance (Air ride suspension).
They dont all have the 450 hp engine, thats the top of the line Turbo. The base one (still $45k ish) has 247 hp.

Edit: oops, I think the Base one is lower than that by a bit...
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For some reason I find nothing lame about a 450hp 460tq mid-size SUV that can go 165mph and handles better than some sports cars.

I do

SUVs are lame, if you wanna haul people, get a minivan. If you want offroadability, get a Jeep Wrangler, or bigger a Hummer. If you want sport get a coupe or roadster.
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:04 AM   #12
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God, the Cayenne is the worst Porsche imo. A Porsche SUV, lame. If you want a Porsche, and are on a limited budget, get a 944 turbo. They sell for under 10k.

Why lame? I am just starting to explore the possibility now - I have no assumptions. The 944 turbo wouldn't work with a family....
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before you you buy...how about trying Porsche's Driving experience to see if you even like them...

it's better than test drive...you may find it's not right for you.


and look at TCO (total cost of ownership)....

Excellent ideas - I am already following up. THANKS!!
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Umm... not gonna help you here. If you can afford a rich man's car and you arent a rich man, dont buy it.

This model is not off-the-charts expensive. I was half joking about not being able to afford it. Yes, it will be a little tight, but we can make it.
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This model is not off-the-charts expensive. I was half joking about not being able to afford it. Yes, it will be a little tight, but we can make it.
My statement was not about the actual purchasing of the car, it was about the fact that any repair on the car (however minute) is quite expensive. It was a piece of knowledge my father gave me when he was recollecting a MB sedan that he bought from his mom after his Nova started to die after law school. The car didnt cost much, but the fact that it broke alot and that every part was expensive (the oil filter was even some special thing that could only come from MB) during a time he had little money made him come to that statment. They have financing and such for buying the car, but they dont usually have programs to pay for maitenance.
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