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.