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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan

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Life is too short not to drive an awesome car
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By robk911
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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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I've owned this car for a week now and it has surpassed my expectations. I was a bit torn on the design but everyday I grow more fond of the looks. I tell you, it looks fantastic in your garage. Handling is amazing, power is abundant and the interior is as classy as it gets. My wife has had several people come up to her and compliment the car. The Porsche dealer was great and the whole Porsche experience has been worth waiting for for my 40 years.


Favorite Features

Everything is wonderful about the car. Love the styling, engine, interior.. looks


Suggested Improvements

Visibility is tough through the rear but that actually is a reminder that this is no ordinary 4 door car.. it's a 4 door sports car that is absolutely classy


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Mixed review...want to love it
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By breynolds1957
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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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First Porsche. Overall this car is an exciting car to drive. The interior is reminicent of a jet cockpit. There are many "hard buttons" to access features which may seem daunting at first. However, everything is logically placed and easily learned, and makes feature selection much easier than drilling down through computer menus. I have a mixed review on performance. Once the car is rolling, it is superb. However, there is a big catch in my opinion. When pulling away from a standing stop there is a sort of stall/lunge sequence that almost throws you forward then back in the seat. My dealer tells me this is a known issue and likely not resolvable. If so, this is a deal killer.


Favorite Features

Interior design and comfort. Back seating is as good as the front. Four seating in a sexy profile. The sound of the engine. Steering controls and gauge placement.


Suggested Improvements

If the transmission cannot roll forward smoothly from a standing stop and is a known issue as the dealer states, this is a major issue. Driving it would be like fingernails on a chaulkboard upon leaving every stop sign. If anyone knows a fix, please spread the word.


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Panamera 4 review
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By gaucho52
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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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First Porsche. Considered and drove several times the following: E350/550, BMW535/550, Jaguar XF, Infinity 37/56, Audi A6. By far the most fun to drive was the Panamera. A bit more expensive than most on the list but the most unique on the road. The competition is common on the road. It is fun to get the looks and the thumbs up from many. The V6 has ample power compared to the V8. Been getting over 23 mpg on combined city/highway with average speeds of around 45 mph. This car is a bit sluggish right off the start but it really picks up once you hit 35 mph. Getting from there to 60-80 is a breeze.


Favorite Features

Interior is extremely luxurious and comfortable. The standard seats are excellent. The back seats are roomy for large person. Storage is great. Dash displays are excellent and have all kinds of selections to personalize. Map on the dash view option is great. PCM features are excellent. AC is strong. Seat warmers excellent. Handles with perfection.


Suggested Improvements

As others have suggested some of the options should be standard on a car in this price range.


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Pure Porsche, But Evolved
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By cphollis3
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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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This is my fourth Porsche vehicle: Boxster, Carrera, Cayenne, and now this. All Porsche, yet all different. The car is deeply impressive and engaging. It compares favorably against cars costing twice as much, or more. Handling, cockpit features, design, power, etc. -- all top-notch. I think the Panamera is now the one to beat in the 4 door sports luxury category. Most people would be concerned that the V6 would be less-than-powerful. I drove both this and the S model, and came away preferring the V6 -- lighter, more nimble, and the engine was more responsive than the heavy V8. The looks have been criticized, but I don't see the problem -- the car looks drop-dead gorgeous to me!


Favorite Features

Cockpit, dashboard, nav system, audio system, console layout -- all exceptionally ergonomic and top-notch. Much better than my wife's recent Lexus, for example :) Sits low to the ground, nice road feel, great seats -- you really drive this car. Plenty of room in the back, plus a big cargo area. The PDK transmission coupled with the V6 and suspension tweaks are pretty damn impressive as well. This car has all the moves of a sports athlete, plus comfort, luxury and style. All in all, I think it was a bargain, relatively speaking!


Suggested Improvements

The option list can get ridiculous, and -- as usual -- all the cars on a dealer's lot have a bunch of expensive options that no one wants. Sports Chrono Package on a V6? Are you serious? Side mirrors are a tad small, but overall visibility is good. Way too many buttons on the center console -- it takes a while to figure it all out. Although I hate not having everything accessible via a button. Guess that's the price of having lots of gizmos. Other than that, nothing to complain about, really. It's a fantastic car -- I'll be keeping this one for a very long time!


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Wow, No disappointment here!
7 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By Smrt50
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2011 Porsche Panamera Sedan 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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We purchased a 2011 Panamera 4, after looking at a Cayenne. There is no comparison, this vehicle is a home run. The vehicle is White with Beige interior, and you can't take your eyes off of it. You will turn heads on the highway, and it performs like a Porsche. Once inside, you know that this vehicle is a luxury sport car.


Favorite Features

Everything. We love everything about this Vehicle!


Suggested Improvements

None


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