Returns Best MPG Yet in April - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

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imageReturns Best MPG Yet in April - 2015 Porsche Macan S Long-Term Road Test

We added nearly 1,800 miles to the odometer of our long-term 2015 Porsche Macan S during the month of April. We also set a record for best fuel economy of the test.

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  • ebeaudoinebeaudoin NE IllinoisMember Posts: 509
    Seems like just yesterday this thing entered the fleet! Hard to believe!
  • schen72schen72 Member Posts: 433
    I really like this car. If I had the means, I'd like to have one of these some day.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Not sure I get the point of this vehicle.
  • farvyfarvy Member Posts: 34
    I think the point of this vehicle & the Cayenne is to respond to market demands (SUVs) & use the cash to continue to develop great sports cars (911, Boxster, Cayman) where there is little demand. Unless you are Ferrari where the world is your oyster, it's hard to prosper if you only make sports cars. Sure, Porsche is part of VAG, where there is decent money to spread around, but Porsche isn't Bugatti where they can afford to sell cars that don't make money. For me, Porsche can sell all the SUVs it wants as long as they continue to make sports cars that I can dream about.

    From Business Insider:
    "With 5,217 cars sold in April, Porsche's US operations had its best month in company history. According to the automaker, sales were up 28%, compared to the same period in 2014. In April, the 1,537 Macans that left showrooms represent 29.5% of Porsche sales in the US. Many automotive traditionalists were confounded by the prospect of one of the world's great sports-car makers building four-door off-roaders. But Porsche's decision has been vindicated. The Cayenne SUV is Porsche's bestseller and a veritable cash cow for the company. And the new, smaller Macan crossover is extending that success. Of the 47,000 cars the company sold in the US last year, half were SUVs. Porsche could improve on that result this year. So far in 2015, 57% of the 16,647 vehicles Porsche sold have been either a Cayenne or a Macan."
  • bigalanbigalan Member Posts: 4
    The Macan is the best car in its segment and maybe the best all-around vehicle you can buy. It does everything well. No wonder there is a three-four month waiting list and they are sold out in Europe and Canada, among other places. We drove on for several weeks and our reviews were positive in all respects. Some may decry its price, but you get what you pay for. Don't expect used prices to come down much either. Resale value after one year is over 83 percent and there is a shortage of inventory. Don't drive it cause it will spoil you. The Car Family @ motorists.com
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    I presume its segment consists of other 4000-pound CUVs that have about as much room inside as a GTI.

    Now I'm sure I don't get the point of this vehicle.
  • rysterryster Member Posts: 571
    bigalan said:

    The Macan is the best car in its segment and maybe the best all-around vehicle you can buy. It does everything well. No wonder there is a three-four month waiting list and they are sold out in Europe and Canada, among other places. We drove on for several weeks and our reviews were positive in all respects. Some may decry its price, but you get what you pay for. Don't expect used prices to come down much either. Resale value after one year is over 83 percent and there is a shortage of inventory. Don't drive it cause it will spoil you. The Car Family @ motorists.com

    Availability issues mus be regional. My local Porsche dealer has 3 on the lot ready for immediate delivery. The next closest dealer from them (only 25 miles farther down the road) has 5 on the lot.

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