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Pepperwagen will sell... unfortunately!

My worst nightmare is that the Cayenne will sell beyond Porsche's wildest dreams, hence validating their new "market driven" strategy.

Then we'll hear... "We'd love to go back to racing, and we realize we pissed off some of our (former) sports car fans by indefinitely delaying the Carrera GT, the 996-v8, the Boxster 3.6L, and the planned Boxster Coupe (2500 lbs. with 250hp 3.2L) and Coupe CS (2450 lbs. with 295hp 3.6L), but you can't argue with market demand -- buyers, especially landscape architects based in Monaco and Carmel, are just crying for a Cayenne Crew Cab for their fleets. We're even introducing some new colors such as Kentucky Bluegrass, Maple Tree Red, and Green Thumb."


Even worse than the fact that Porsche is bringing the pig to market is that the beast will sell and sell well. SUVs are not a fad, despite what many people say. Fads die quickly. The popularity of SUVs has been growing each year for 25+ years.

Granted, they have to evolve from the traditional truck-based chassis and truck-like handling, gas mileage and performance, but they aren't losing popularity. Porsche knows that, at least. There is no doubt in my mind, the Cayenne is the Porsche of SUVs and will be rock solid, fast, ride great, handle fantastically, and leak a little oil.

It still sucks.
-- John
'00 Boxster S
'86 Carrera Coupe (Sold)

Last edited by Lucky; 06-27-2002 at 06:42 PM..
Old 06-27-2002, 03:47 PM
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