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RIP Cayenne

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:(:huh::o

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Porsche should give the whole idea of the Cayenne a funeral.

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May his Porsche rest in pieces.

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Porsche should never have strayed from 2 doors, 2 seats, and a maximum of six air-cooled cylinders.

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Why would you do this for a car..... :blink:

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Porsche should never have strayed from 2 doors, 2 seats, and a maximum of six air-cooled cylinders.

So that means that they should of never made the 911 either? you know, since it has four seats as well ;)

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Porsche should give the whole idea of the Cayenne a funeral.

That's what I thought the article was about. And I was thankful they were going to stop making them. Guess not!

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That's what I thought the article was about. And I was thankful they were going to stop making them. Guess not!

Nah, too much profit.

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So that means that they should of never made the 911 either? you know, since it has four seats as well ;)

Good point..the 356 and 911 have been 4 seaters, as were their front engine sports cars...they've had a few 2 seat models like the Boxster, Cayman, Speedster, 550 Spyder, Carrera GT...but the 'volume' models have been mostly been 4 seat sports cars until the Cayenne and Panamera.

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Good point..the 356 and 911 have been 4 seaters, as were their front engine sports cars...they've had a few 2 seat models like the Boxster, Cayman, Speedster, 550 Spyder, Carrera GT...but the 'volume' models have been mostly been 4 seat sports cars until the Cayenne and Panamera.

They may have rear seats, but the only people that can fit are kids or little people :lol:

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I'm sorry but I like a good looking Cayenne.

Come on now, a Porsche SUV..

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Even a Panamera is a Great llooking 4dr Porche.

it will actually fit 4 people and do everything the 2dr Porsches would do..

9ff-porsche-panamera-turbo-05.jpg

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I kinda like the Panamera, but the Cayenne doesn't look all that good stock, and modded usually just adds the worst modern "custom" touches too the thing.

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They may have rear seats, but the only people that can fit are kids or little people :lol:

Definitely tight...a friend had child seats in the back of his 911 when his kids were small... I rode in the back of a '76 911 once, had to sit crossways w/ my feet on the seat and head ducked...very tight.

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My opinion on this is that Porsche went out for a pack of cigarettes back in the 80s and they never came back! LOL.

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So that means that they should of never made the 911 either? you know, since it has four seats as well ;)

Well, if you can call those padded tray tables in front of the firewall as 'seats'. :lol: I call cars like that 'technical two-seaters'.

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The Cayenne and Panamera are too big and heavy, IMO...they are nice luxury cars, but don't really fit the traditional Porsche definition...

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Well, if you can call those padded tray tables in front of the firewall as 'seats'. :lol: I call cars like that 'technical two-seaters'.

Dont get me wrong Chuck, I think of them as two seaters as well, but they do technically have "four seats", thats all I was pointing out

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I believe the correct technical term for cars like the 911 is a "2+2". As in 2 usable human-sized seats, plus 2 seats no one over the age of 7 will ever sit in...

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Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!!

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I never cared for them, it is like having a four door and a SUV corvette from the factory.

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Who wrote the law that Porsche is only allowed to make sports cars?

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the automotive equivalent of "The Peter Principle". sooner or later, everyone gets promoted to a position entirely unsuited for their capability, and it becomes their downfall. stick to what you're best at is the moral.

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Who wrote the law that Porsche is only allowed to make sports cars?

Sports cars are what the company was built on...it's rich history is all about sports cars and success in sports car racing. When Porsche was still independent, it added the Cayenne (with some platform sharing w/ VW) as a profit center (cynically cashing in on the overheated SUV/CUV market boom of the last decade).

Now that Porsche is fully part of the VW family, it really doesn't need the Cayenne or the Panamera, as those overlap with Audi models. But they are adding yet another SUV soon.

Consider Ferrari--they make sports and GT cars only, they don't do SUVs or luxury sedans. Jeep doesn't make sports cars or sedans. Porsche should be the same way, IMO...maintain the brand vision and focus.

Edited by Rob Hall

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Sports cars are what the company was built on...it's rich history is all about sports cars and success in sports car racing. When Porsche was still independent, it added the Cayenne (with some platform sharing w/ VW) as a profit center (cynically cashing in on the overheated SUV/CUV market boom of the last decade).

Now that Porsche is fully part of the VW family, it really doesn't need the Cayenne or the Panamera, as those overlap with Audi models. But they are adding yet another SUV soon.

Consider Ferrari--they make sports and GT cars only, they don't do SUVs or luxury sedans. Jeep doesn't make sports cars or sedans. Porsche should be the same way, IMO...maintain the brand vision and focus.

Yeah, I can see the logic in that argument.

But I can also see the logic in the Porsche braintrust sitting around a big conference table and saying, hey, we should maybe try to expand the brand... you know, appeal to a wider consumer base and not artificially limit ourselves to a tiny sliver of the consumer pie by building only sports cars. We could sell a lot more cars if we also offered a 4-door and an SUV alongside our sports car models. There are people out there that would love to own a vehicle with the "Porsche" name but want something other than a sports car.

Both are perfectly logical ways to go. Porsche chose to expand the brand.

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