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
VIN: WP0AB2A70AL063489
condition: good
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 104000
paint color: grey
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan
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
Active Spoiler
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.

See a better way to drive a really complicated lightswitch?