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Porsche Cayenne

steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
Will it really be launched on the market in 2002? Or is it really due in 2003?

Is it just a US$60,000 4x4 VW? Will any make it to North America?

Why haven't people been discussing it around here?

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  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    The fact no one is discussing it is not a good sign, apathy is worse than polarized opinions.
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  • bdreggorsbdreggors Posts: 143
    People just don't seem to care about it enough to consider it. As far as talking about it, it gets mentioned occasionally around the more humourous topics (believe me, it isn't flattering).

    Besides, a Porsche SUV? Oooh! Strike up the band.
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  • thor8thor8 Posts: 303
    That there is nothing to talk about. Nobody has seen it, it is all rumors, lots of jokes rigth now, mostly demeaning but that could change if the design and quality is a good one, incidentally the first vehicles that Ferdinad Porsche designed at the beginning of the last century were 4WD, what a coincidence, 100 yrs later, at the begining of this century, Porsche 4WD.
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  • tonychrystonychrys Posts: 1,310
    Porsche has been putting out full-time, always on 4WD for some time now. Remember the 959 in the mid-80's?

    I agree with others, the new SUV looks like a revamped Audi station wagon. Boring in terms of Porsches.
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  • tincup47tincup47 Posts: 1,508
    is as silly as Land Rover or Jeep putting out a sports car!
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  • sch2sch2 Posts: 8
    Most of the Porsche forums (non Edmunds) have quite a few posts about the Cayenne. It is due in late 2002 as a 2003 model. Several spy photos have recently been in the auto magazines.

    Most of us who have driven Porsches for a while are not wild about Porsche having an SUV.

    It will be interesting to see what happens.
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  • bob259bob259 Posts: 280
    While most would agree 50+K for a true Porsche car 'maybe' within reason, 60K for a Porsche SUV seems excessive considering todays market an other alternatives.

    I guess all of us will have to wait and see, then make any comments. Until we can see and test the actual product there is no sense in making any comments.
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    Porsche fans prepare for powerful SUV

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  • sjwsmwsjwsmw Posts: 131
    Since this is a joint venture, has anyone heard of if/when VW will have a variant of the Cayenne?
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  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    http://suncoastporsche.com/video/cayennehigh.rm


    Found this clip about the Cayenne - thought you guys might find in interesting.

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  • diploiddiploid Posts: 2,286
    That's what the critics said when Lincoln rolled out the Navigator.
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  • I have taken the plunge and ordered a biturbo V8 or normally aspirated V8. Final details to be determined.This vehicle will be a winner for Porsche.The naysayers are living in the past.This is a great market niche (too bad for MB. and BMW.)
    and Porsche will do very well.
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  • Here are pictures of the new Porsche Cayenne.


    http://www.km77.com/marcas/porsche/cayenne_03/0primera/galeria.asp


    The thing looks pretty ugly if you ask me.

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  • I'd have to agree on those pics. I liked how it looked in the video previously posted above though. Sometimes vehicles look different in person. Hopefully that's the difference, but you never know :)
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  • robert_carobert_ca Posts: 34
    Personaly I think it looks great. To bad it's beyond my affordability.
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  • I like the front two-thirds of it, very Porschelike. However the butt of the car is extremely unbecoming. It reminds me of a VW Dasher for some reason...
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  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    I can't believe Porsche made everyone wait so long to see this ugly thing:


    http://www.vwvortex.com/


    M

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  • mhenderson1mhenderson1 Posts: 164
    I think it looks great and I'll bet you it will appear in the next James Bond or Tom Raider II film.
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  • bobbyknightbobbyknight Posts: 121
    I'm feeling sick!
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  • mikeintnmikeintn Posts: 39
    I just saw several pictures with performance specs on the Porsche. The performance figures are quite impressive, but the Cayenne is really ugly. It looks like a jazzed up Hyundai.

    While I don't have anything against Hyundai's, but I would not want a premium SUV to look like one. Think I'll stick with my Acura MDX, thank you.

    MIKEinTN
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  • cmack4cmack4 Posts: 302
    I've been a Porsche fan for as long as I can remember, and I so wanted the Cayenne to look beautiful... It's got amazing power,and it will probably still be successful, but it looks God awful!
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  • The rear is all that I really can't stand about the car...
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  • mhenderson1mhenderson1 Posts: 164
    A friend of mine would once say about his dog that "It's so ugly that you love it!"

    I'm sure the ride and features would make up for it.
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  • kevin106kevin106 Posts: 13
    I don't know how they got off calling that an SUV. For one, there's know way you're going off-road in that thing. It's got about as much ground clearance as a Passat. I also don't see the utility aspect, except that it looks like a glorified station wagon, so I suppose you can stick more groceries in it than the average car. I would catagorize it in the same class as the Audi All-road (though that's pushing it), certainly not an SUV. I know that SUV's are popular and bring in good revenues, but c'mon guys you're really pushing it here!! As for the back-end, there's a reason us guys are particular about that. Goes with the turf ;)
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  • Everything's relative:

    Compare the ground clearance to a Boxster. It can probably even clear speed bumps...

    And as for utility, it will probably hold at least one set of golf clubs.

    As for the looks, well, um, ... , did you notice that it will carry a set of golf clubs?
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  • lbthedawglbthedawg Posts: 48
    "I think it looks great and I'll bet you it will appear in the next James Bond or Tom Raider II film."

    And hopefully in those movies, they blow it up.
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  • Porsche has named it's SUV the Cayenne, next will be a pick up truck named the Paprika.
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  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 43,804
    2002 Geneva Salon International de l'auto

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  • steve_, I might want to mention that in the previews for the cars for the Geneva Auto Show, Christian Wardlaw's little blurb for the 2003 Opel Vectra says the Cadillac Catera was based on the Opel Vectra. That is completely false. The Opel Vectra is the basis for the Saturn L-series, as well as the Saab 9-5. The Opel Omega is the basis for the Catera.

    I've noticed articles in the past that are inaccurate concerning European cars. Please try to be more accurate.. I wonder how Europeans must feel.
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