Porshe SUV

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  1. Henry Carmona

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  2. Justin Doring

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    And I thought the X5 was bad! [​IMG]
     
  3. Todd Hochard

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    This is yet another example of my conspiracy theory among SUV designers, of all makes, to see how gullible the American public is. How ridiculous can they make them look, and still have them sell? Witness the RX-300, Avalanche, that "tramper" Aztek thing, the wannabe H2, etc.

    Nice specs, though.
     
  4. Scott L

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    I actually don't think it looks that bad. *ducks*
    The hood could use some work though. And even though I haven't seen it yet, I'm sure the price tag could use some work too. [​IMG]
     
  5. ThomasC

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    ugh. even if i had the money to buy that, the nonsymmetrical hood ruins everything else. if they changed that though...
     
  6. CharlesD

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    My first reaction to this is that Porsche should be ashamed of themselves for making this monstrosity. There are so many other manufacturers out there making all sorts of SUVs and crossovers, there is no need for Porsche to do so IMO.
    On the other hand Porsche is a relatively small company and this project seems to be in collaboration with VW, so maybe this is being done as a money generator for Porsche to pay for things like the 4.2L/449-hp 442 lb-ft twin-turbo V-8 [​IMG] (which might end up in the back of the next generation 911) If not, I wish they would put all their resources into making more of their great sports cars, and leave the SUVs to others.
     
  7. Mike Lenthol

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    False appearance of ground clearance is the only requirement to be classified as SUV now?
    With some lowering springs and the V8TT it would actully make a decent wagon to pick on some other wagons, WRX'es [​IMG]
     
  8. Jeffrey Noel

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    Ew! Almost looks like a VW Beetle on steroids!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Max Leung

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    Gullible SUV buyer: "I bought a Porsche SUV!"
    Me: "That's nice. Here's your sign."
     
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    I think it's pretty sweet - if just for the engine!
     
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    I have probably seen about 20 photos of the Cayenne before today and always thought it was ugly... I don't think it looks that bad at all in the photo above though.
     
  13. Scott L

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    Max or Adam, one of you wouldn't mind explaining the joke to a dim-witted dimwit would you? [​IMG]
     
  14. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    Scott, chech this thread out
    link
    If you don't bother reading all of it, scroll down to Scott Dautel's post
     
  15. Mike__D

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    I'm still not quite sure what to think about Porsche entering the SUV market. On one hand, I think they are a bit late to the game. The SUV craze seems to be dieing down a bit, as is evident by the sports sedans (ranging in prices from $20K to $40K) making a comeback (ie, WRX, Neon SRT-4, MazadaSpeed Protege', IS300's, Cadillac CTS, etc....). Before SUV's, sports cars ruled the day, like the RX-7, Supra Twin Turbo, 300ZX TT, etc... The SUV market also seems to be saturated now too.

    Seems like they want their chunk of the SUV pie. But I've never viewed Porsche as a mainstream auto company, they never really needed to be. I think this is influence from being owned by VW. Plus it's cost effective to a point, since it shares many components with the new VW Touareg.

    With that said, I think they would be better off without it, but then, I'm not running the show, so what do I know?

    Mike D.
     
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    I dont care how ugly it is, within five minutes of its release there will be at least 150 NY area rappers and drug dealers driving this piece of crap around. And parking it in front of thier $500 a month basement apartment.
     
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    Absolutely horrid.

    Looks like a re-bodied, cheaped-out, bare-bones Acura MDX.
     
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