Trunk Mechanic Recommended: 2010 Porsche Panamera S
This next car comes as a tip from Matt V who asks: These are this cheap now? Yes, indeed, they are that “cheap”. But there is probably a good reason for the 6-figure discount. It might have something to do with the constant cost of upkeep on an extraordinarily complicated car built by a small boutique manufacturer like Porsche. But the real kicker is that to get a 4200 lb sedan to handle like a sports car AND drive over speedbumps, you need some advanced technology like adaptive air suspension, dynamic chassis control, active anti-roll bars and active suspension management. This means that you’ve got a motely assortment of electro-hydro-mechanical doodads that’ll each cost you $5k to fix at the dealer AND an expected B10% failure rate just outside the warranty window. It is an amazing automobile, but this isn’t your grandfather’s model T. Find this 2010 Porsche Panamera S offered for $17,500 in Castro Valley, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
2010 porsche panamera s
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
Exterior: Carbon Grey Metallic
Interior: Luxor Beige
1A Carbon Grey Metallic
343 Heated and Cooled Seats (Front and Rear)
345 Heated Steering Wheel
416 19″ Panamera Design wheels
541 Seat ventilation (front)
576 4-zone Automatic A/C System
619 Bluetooth Phone Interface
625 Porsche Entry & Drive
636 ParkAssist (Front and Rear)
658 Variable Assist Power Steering
680 BOSE Surround Sound System
686 XM Satellite Radio
693 6 disc CD/DVD changer
810 Floor mats
821 Walnut interior package
868 Retractable Luggage Comp Cover
870 Universal audio interface
P80 14-way Power Seats w/Memry Pkg
UB Luxor Beige
7 Speed Dual Clutch PDK Transmission
4.8 Liter V8
0-to-60-mph time of 4.7 seconds, top speed 164mph
Magnetic Lock Door
Porsche Performance 6 Piston Brake calipers
Air suspension with sport and comfort
Just came from Porsche Dealer, who took care of the headlight and transmission recalls. Smogged. Sold by owner, no trades unless Porsche Macan, or Boxster, coming from Cayenne those two I would consider.
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Were these ever available with… ach, I’ll just Bing it… 146 out of over 76,000 🙁 which is 2 per 1000, which tells me something about me. But that’s enough about me, now *you* tell me something about me.
Downvoted! For complaining about performance cars not having sticks! On DT!
OK, so it wasn’t at all clear that’s what I was complaining about, but what else do I complain about?
Downvoter probably likes slushboxes and 4 door “Porsches”
At first when I glanced at the list of options I thought that was a list of CEL codes that had been repaired during the recent trip to the Porsche dealer….
A Porsche with over 100,000 miles is an explosion waiting to happen. Besides ugly.
Wondering how many Porsches you’ve owned, ducandy?
I’ve owned 2 (admittedly, not many), both water cooled. First one I had for 5 years, second one for 10+ years.
When I sold ’em (running well), both had well over 100K on the odos.
Well, one had over 100K, but the odo had stopped working about 20K miles earlier, so yeah, it was at 103K, but was very happy at much higher miles.
If they’re well cared for (and not lemons to begin with), Porsches can be great cars.
Just don’t wrench on ’em if you don’t know what you’re doing. I say that from experience…And yes, they cost way more than a Ford to maintain or fix (I say that as the owner of a Transit 350XL, an Escape Hybrid, 3 Mustangs, 3 Excursions, 2 Econolines and 1 ’58 Ford pickup).
-Stan (…the *other* Stan….)
4 door “Porsche”…….every time I see one of these I think to myself………..don’t be so judgmental!