Did Subaru buy Porsche?

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  1. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    Saw my first Macan today. Sad and emotionally deflating. HH
     
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    Meh, those are just the vehicles they sell to suburban housewives so they can keep making GT3s.
     
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    Cheer up, you could have been a designer in a car company, transferred to the SUV’s.

    A cute wife, 5 kids and a big mortgage.

    Talk about quiet desperation.
     
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    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    What's your current GT3 count? ;)

    I was sorely tempted, but ordered a 911 Carrera S Cabriolet because in my life it would have greater marginal utility.
     
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    GVIFlyer Senior Member

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    I think the Macan looks pretty good for an SUV...
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    ...and it has performance no Subaru ever dreamed of.
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    I kid about the Porsche SUVs though. They are really well engineered. We had a Cayenne Diesel that would get 700+ miles a tank, 31 mpg around town and 18mpg towing an enclosed trailer at 80mph...

    Heck, we used it to tow GT3s.... :D

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    Then again, there’s no accounting for my taste. :D I like Subarus too. The WRX and STI are fun and peppy. I daily drove a WRX for a few years that never let me down.

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  7. JohnBT

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    "...and it has performance no Subaru ever dreamed of."

    Oh?

    "2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 0-60 mph 4.4"

    "2015 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan 0-60 mph 4.6 "

    Do I need to cut and paste all the years and times that are less than 4.7?
     
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    Those numbers seem pretty similar to what I would expect from a Subaru.
     
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    Some things never change.

    Pilots bought new and brought over a lot of now classic Porsche and other performance cars back in the day; Walther pistols too (with no import stamps ;)).
     
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    Which Subaru SUV's performance is comparable to the Porsche? I'm thinking I can afford it.
     
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    Just seems like a smaller Cayenne. Everyone seems to love the Cayenne, so they should love this. I found myself in the minority when I said I was disappointed that Porsche came out with the Cayenne, and was surprised at how many people loved it.
     
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    They make what there is a demand for.

    They have also made tractors, tanks, attack vehicles and even irrigation pumps.
     
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    2017 Subaru Forester XT has pretty similar numbers to the entry level Porsche.
     
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    4 smoking tires instead of just 2. Sounds good to me.
     
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    It's pretty nice
    I like the cayenne better. It's also hard for me to tell what this really looks like from this picture for some reason. Maybe the color?
     
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    SACRILEGE an SUV is a BMW X5....
    (But maybe a Cayenne will do for my next when the 530Xi Touring wears out...)
     
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    Worth a look, then. Thanks.
     
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    Heck, it's even half a tick quicker than an old...

    "2004 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Turbo 0-60 mph 5.2"
     
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    Maybe you could ask someone who owns both cayenne and a porsche sports car which one gets driven more. I bet the answer is the Cayenne (or Macan).

    And really what is not to love with a nice comfy GT SUV that is livable in daily life, handles like most performance cars, can go in all weather, and has a twin turbo V8.

    I heard rumors that a cayenne stayed right the tail of an R8 V10 all the up berthoud pass....
     
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    I am just upset no low range anymore in cayenne.