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Panamera 4S is a lemon!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Stephen J. Meltzer
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2011 Porsche Panamera 4S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.8L 8cyl 7AM)


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Wow, don't buy one of these unless you want to shell out $3,000 a year in unscheduled engine repairs. I just had to pay for my third such repair, on a defective valve cover solenoid. Before that, it was a complete replacement of all the ignition coils; replacement of all practically new spark plugs; and a whole bunch of additional repairs for other engine and non-engine components. I'll never buy a Porsche again! And I'll be getting rid of this one at the earliest opportunity.


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Amazing Vehicle
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Gore
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2011 Porsche Panamera 4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 7AM)


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I just purchased a 2014 Panamera 4. And I have to say I love this vehicle. It's the best vehicle I have ever owned. The performance, style are exceptional and I enjoy the exclusivity.


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Life is too short not to drive an awesome car
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By robk911
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2011 Porsche Panamera 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By breynolds1957
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2011 Porsche Panamera 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By gaucho52
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2011 Porsche Panamera 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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