Be prepared to spend money, the initial price is high, any maintenance is costly and good tires don't come cheaply. On the other hand, driving it is a blast, even after 7 years of ownership I look forward to driving it. Of the 4 previous Porsche' I've owned, this one has met all my criteria. The previous Porsche' included 994, 911 Cab, 911 Targa, and 993 wide body....each had its unique features and was enjoyable, but the Pany incorporates all of the enjoyments of the previous cars sans the ability to lower the roof. It's quick, agile, comfortable and different in appearance from all the other cars on the road, still gets thumbs up signals.
just delivered and absolutely the best car I have ever owned. Will update later. Past cars were many but mostly bmws with a couple of mbs and an infinity and quite a while ago some lexus's. The MB's transmission awful and will not ever buy another. last car was a bmw 335 coupe a truly great car. The panamera beats its performance and balance and is much more lush and sophisticated albeit much more expensive.
Easily the best and funnest car I have ever have. Including Bentley GT, BMW 7, countless Jags, Lexuses, and so on. The ONLY gripe is the center cup holder is too shallow. Everything you put in there tips over when corning.
What a fantastic and practical car. I have now done 5000 miles in it and have experienced no problems. I do not know how it is possible to get this fantastic performance out of the same engine that also gives me 29 miles per gallon on the open road at 80 mph. The car is very practical as well and serves my requirements for a sports car, family car as well as station wagon.
I hope I am not writing this review too soon, picked up the car last week. Traded in a Audi A8L for this beast. Performs well on the road. Difficult to maintain the speed limit. The Panamera style and performance has lived up to expectation. Interior styling compared to BMW and MB in my opinion beats both. The center console is a bit much, to many buttons and controls. The Sport Chrono package significantly improves the performance at high speeds. Porsche should build in a standard radar system or allow an option for one. Missing the GPS support such as GM On star or MB embrace. Paid 154k with lo-jack and tire/rim protection. The car get plenty of attention on the road. Happy @ 125 MPH!