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Pickup Truck Or Porsche Cayman?

Posted in Car Buying, Porsche, Videos by Kurt Ernst | March 26th, 2011 | 3 Responses |

A very, very fast and expensive school bus. Image: Porsche

Think that a 911 is for weekend fun only? Think that a Cayman should be reserved for autocross events and track days, or that your Boxster S should be garaged when the snow flies? Porsche wants you to view their cars in a more practical light, and their new ad campaign called “Porsche Everyday” stresses how versatile their automobiles really are. Take the 911 (Carrera 4S, I presume) that heads down a snowy road without a care in the world, or the Cayman seen hauling bags of fertilizer from the local home and garden superstore. How about the soccer mom picking up the neighborhood kids in a 911 Turbo; how cool would you have been if your mom drove a 911 Turbo when you were in elementary school? Who needs an SUV or a pickup truck when a $100,000 Porsche is perfectly suitable for the task?

I get the message, but there are people who get by with a Miata as an only car, too. Love makes you do strange things, but I can’t imagine using a 911 Turbo as a grocery getter, and I wonder what income bracket you have to be in when leaving your 911 parked out in the snow seems like a reasonable and prudent thing to do. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to own a 911 (Carrera GTS, please), but would never consider it as my only car or as primary winter transportation. That’s what used Subaru station wagons are for.

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  1. inthebuff says:

    “That’s what used Subaru station wagons are for.”

    No doubt. I can’t imagine having a Porsche anything in my hometown of Buffalo, NY. I just wouldn’t do it. And a lot of my friends up there have Subaru wagons. Or RAV4s or CRVs.

  2. J D Stadler says:

    I really, *really* tried to find a way to make a Miata into a family car. If we never went anywhere together, it *might* work.