Any Fcar guys interested in the Panamera ? - Ferrari Life
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 46
Any Fcar guys interested in the Panamera ?

Wouldn't be such a bad family car eh ?
fskud is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 09:26 AM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
Actually, yes.

I read the article in the new Excellence magazine, and I was very impressed with that car.

I would not buy a first year model, but it looks like a very nice car.

I think I would stick with the basic power plant because the twin turbos concern me as to fuel mileage and relaibility.

I think Porsche may have a winner here, and I believe it will be more reliable than a QP!
Gcalo is offline  
post #3 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 46
Seems edmunds likes it - found this video on TS

http://www.teamspeed.com/forums/caye...e-edmunds.html
fskud is offline  
 
post #4 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 46
The car looks so good from every from angle - but that rear is not attractive inmo
fskud is offline  
post #5 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 09:53 AM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
That's a great review.

And as the man said the 400 HP standard engine is enough; 500 HP TT is stellar. I don't care about "stella"!!!

Very nice car.

It has my interest.

Can you imagine the upgrades folks will offer for this? Keep the carbon brakes. Not for me thanks.
Gcalo is offline  
post #6 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 11:46 AM
Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,928
A good alternative to the QP, Jag XJR or E63 AMG, but I'd still have an Audi RS6 or S8. The back end and rear quarter are not attractive.
No doubt it will be ultra reliable, but it doesn't do it for me

Archie
archiegibbs is offline  
post #7 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 12:07 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
Gee, Archie, you Brits are hard to please!

I have seen a few female British rear quarters that weren't so attractive!

So you had Jag, MG, RR, Bentley and a few others but where are those now?

Give Porsche a break. They did a good job!
Gcalo is offline  
post #8 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 12:14 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,928
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcalo View Post
Gee, Archie, you Brits are hard to please!

I have seen a few female British rear quarters that weren't so attractive!

So you had Jag, MG, RR, Bentley and a few others but where are those now?

Give Porsche a break. They did a good job!
Haha, yep I agree with some females rear quarters

Our car industry set the standard for bankruptcy, yours is coming a close second now.

I'm not saying the Porsche is a bad car, I'm sure it will drive superbly and be ultra reliable, I just don't like the back end. I think it looks like a stretched 911 crossed with the Cayenne, it's not sure what it is supposed to be

Archie
archiegibbs is offline  
post #9 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
I agree w/back end but if I drive it I don't have to look at it!!

Remember that only the lead dog gets a change of scenery!!!
Gcalo is offline  
post #10 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 12:40 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,928
Very true.....and it's still a whole lot better looking than a Bentley Continental

Archie
archiegibbs is offline  
post #11 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 12:45 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
I can't agree with you on the Bentley. I like that car. It's a possibility on my short list.

We have quite a few here, and I get to see a very nice variety.
Gcalo is offline  
post #12 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 46
fskud is offline  
post #13 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 02:02 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
I might opt for that dark blue, cuoio-style tan interior with blue stitching, blue carpets, dark dash and upper door trim, definitely yellow calipers.
Gcalo is offline  
post #14 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey
Ferrari Life Posts: 46
Gcalo i keep getting this stuff form the site i linked in the second post, hope i dont get in any trouble for taking the info
fskud is offline  
post #15 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 02:14 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
Very doubtful. I see no watermark or name so I see no issue.

Besides Porsche wants this info out to generate sales.

Well they have my attention.
Gcalo is offline  
post #16 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 03:27 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Ferrari Life Posts: 157
They don't "floss" in the UK

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gcalo View Post
Gee, Archie, you Brits are hard to please!

I have seen a few female British rear quarters that weren't so attractive!

So you had Jag, MG, RR, Bentley and a few others but where are those now?

Give Porsche a break. They did a good job!
Greg I'm surprised you had to wait to see the "rear quarters" to find something unattractive, didn't she loss you when she smiled....I always wondered how much money "Jimmy the Dentist" would make if he was in the UK instead of Japan fixing teeth?....Can anyone say multipule "Enzo's" in Jimmy's stable.....Mark.

Last edited by Redhead Seeker; 06-25-2009 at 03:28 PM. Reason: spelling
Redhead Seeker is offline  
post #17 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 03:33 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
As a gynecologist once told me- "with gums like that no wonder there are no teeth"!!!

Say did you fix that wheel bearing yet?
Gcalo is offline  
post #18 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 05:49 PM
Owner
 
David Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Asia
Ferrari Life Posts: 300
A lot of cars in this world wouldn't be bad for a family car, a Toyota camery wouldn't be bad either but why buy a car that looks like a pug, surely they were thinking of building a boat when they design this!

Cheers
D
David Lee is offline  
post #19 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grass Valley, CA USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 167
A Porsche Mondial, just 25-30 years later, i don't like it, I'm not a Porsche lover, I prefer Audi/BMW for the class, I wasn't a Mondial fan when they came out, now at mid-life, I would consider one, but opt for the early 80-82 model because the pure look, I saw a nice looking 82 recently on Ebay.

Rambling thoughts,

Mark
ncng is offline  
post #20 of 27 Old 06-25-2009, 08:48 PM
Owner
 
Gcalo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Ramon, Calif
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,627
You may see one in my driveway in the near future.

I am waiting for a e-mail from the olocal Porsche dealer with the .pdf of the options guide.

Car definitely needs to be lowered buy someone will obviously come out with sport coilovers and springs etc.

I had almost purchased a QP with A.T. in early 2007 when they were introduced. Then F of SF sent me an invitation for the GT intro and I went and drove the car. I liked it but was not overly impressed.

For some reaon this Panamera seems to do it all for me, and I like the style and the lines.

Go figure.
Gcalo is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale