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Re: Oh -- Porsche

Postby Variant » April 6th, 2017, 12:56 pm

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Dan Lewis wrote:Porsche has officially lost its way -- so wrong in so many ways. I thought is was an April Fools joke.

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I'm a longtime Porschefile and so sad!!!!!!


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Re: Oh -- Porsche

Postby Generatewhatsnext » April 6th, 2017, 1:27 pm

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Cyberdemon wrote:Unless you're 6'4 like me in which case, larger cars suddenly make a lot more sense.


I'm 6'6", so my next car is still gonna be a CTSv wagon with a stick (long live the manuals). It's big enough, it's a monster sports car on a level above my M3 with 'Ring handling and 556hp, it's a utility vehicle equal to my X5 and it's a family & dog hauler! The design language was kick ass in that second gen CTS and since the wagons (and manual tranny wagons in particular) are so rare, I'll be able to sell it later at a minimal loss if the next awesome thing comes along.
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Re: Oh -- Porsche

Postby Cyberdemon » April 6th, 2017, 2:23 pm

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The CTS-V Wagons in a stick are unicorns, be prepared to hunt for a while or drop a pretty penny. They're sweet though. The MB E63 wagon is also a beast if you can live with the automatic (which for a brutal family hauler makes a decent amount of sense).

I was literally a day away from buying a supercharged 328i 6spd wagon but we ended up getting a house instead so I settled on a GTI (cheap lease vs cash). That car would've met all my MTB hauling practical needs. The GTI is fun, but as exciting as a dentists appointment.

Re: Oh -- Porsche

Postby Generatewhatsnext » April 6th, 2017, 2:41 pm

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Cyberdemon wrote:The CTS-V Wagons in a stick are unicorns, be prepared to hunt for a while or drop a pretty penny. They're sweet though. The MB E63 wagon is also a beast if you can live with the automatic (which for a brutal family hauler makes a decent amount of sense).

I was literally a day away from buying a supercharged 328i 6spd wagon but we ended up getting a house instead so I settled on a GTI (cheap lease vs cash). That car would've met all my MTB hauling practical needs. The GTI is fun, but as exciting as a dentists appointment.


The real unicorn is the CTSv wagon with a stick AND the panorama roof AND the Recaros, but even still I've found a few (and they were only made from 2011-2014), just not the right one yet. My next door neighbor has an E63, very nice but no, I can't do the automatic (he can't every other day either, so he has anM5 with a stick as well). Good choice on the GTI, they're fun - and you might be happy not to have bought the 328 - I've heard aftermarket superchargers can be suspect down the road.

Of course, there's the unicorn of unicorns...
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