The Porsche Cayenne is in trouble already.

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  1. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    From AE,

    We haven't hammered our friends at Porsche in a while, so this week presents the perfect opportunity to do so.

    One of our alert readers in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, did some field research of his own to confirm what our loose assemblage of dealers and wholesalers has been telling us for weeks - the standard Cayenne S is in serious trouble in the marketplace. Our reader pointed out that Don Rosen Porsche in Philadelphia has well over 30 Cayenne S models in stock and is advertising sale prices on drive time radio touting "how affordable" the Cayenne is. Our dealer network sources tell us that an $8,000 discount is common in some areas of the country, as the first-on-the-block types who got their $90,000+ Cayenne Turbos have long been sated.

    While the high-fiving continues over in Zuffenhausen, the long-term questions remain: When the Cayenne stops selling, then what? With their sports cars in the dumper sales-wise, what becomes of Porsche's vaunted profitability model - after they've walked away from their core-values market? We remain convinced that not only will the bloated, overpriced and not-sporty-enough SUV from Porsche fizzle out in the market (especially after more and more people get a real good look at the Infiniti FX45), but that the scope of the long-term deterioration to the Porsche brand will be incalculable. Porsche has well and truly blown it, but by the time they realize it - it will be too late.
     
  2. mucky

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    IBPorsche gets bought out because of financial troubles caused by lack of sales and pitiful Cayenne forcasting.
     
  3. Does the Cayenne really weigh as much as I've heard?
     
  4. Sideways

    Sideways Do I look like I give a damn?

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    screw Porsche. Those idiots had to be smoking some really cheap crack for them to even think up a Porsche "SUV" :slap:

    They have tarnished the Porsche heritage and now get to pay for their BIG mistake.
     
  5. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I knew it was coming - not because I'm smart or anything but when you have a company based entirely on excellence in one area and you branch out just to get some me-too sales from another product it means management sucks
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    no - they just have a history of close work but they are independent
     
  7. Show me a manufacturer that's NOT having sales issues right now.. Porsche is still one of the most (if not THE most) profitable auto makers out there.

    Typical idiot writer who's just jealous because he can't afford one.
     
  8. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Yes. It's a big fast pig.

    Like an Escalade.
     
  9. TriShield

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    Nope, but they might be soon at this rate. :p
     
  10. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :rolleyes:
     
  11. YelloWRX

    YelloWRX Sonic Yellow...Bitch!

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    my prediction, porsche will be bought by someone else...10 years or less
     
  12. When the market dries up, they stop producing so many, and focus on their 9 996 models, and the 2 Boxsters, all of which produce plenty of profit. The Cayenne sales are nice, but regardless, that engine is earmarked for a new Porsche in the very near future, so this is considered cheap (and profitable) testing.
     
  13. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    You don't have to agree, but he is right.

    How many people are there that would spend that much on an SUV?
     
  14. spooled2.2

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    yep same deal with dealers around toronto, dealers have a shitload of them. Outside of porsche nazis who is gonna fork over the $$ for one of them when you can have a much more capable SUV for half the price.
     
  15. If they could recover after the mess they got themselves into in the early 90s, they can whether any storm.

    There's 45 X5s at the local BMW dealership.

    [size=+6]OH SHIT, BMW IS GOING BANKRUPT, NISSAN IS GOING TO BUY THEM!!!1[/size]
     
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    :rofl: yeah...ok stop producing so many and then what? have the plant at half capacity. If that was the solution ALL AUTOMAKERS would cut prodction right now but they can't they have to keep producing and cramming dealer's lots full of this shit which is why everything has incentives right now.
     
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    the cayenne is just a VW anyway.
     
  18. mucky

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  19. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    that's what I mean - it was a stupid move

    I posted that smilie because of the stupid comment attacking the author
     
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    spooled2.2 OT Supporter

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    :slap: same avatar, wrong user
     
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    The Infinity one is absolutely bad ass..
     
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    You can add Volvo to that list as well. Up 50% or so. We can't keep the XC-90 on the lots.
     
  23. court-jester

    court-jester I love dykes

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    just cause one model hasnt sold well doesnt mean the whole company is going under
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    maybe we'll get $30k 911 Turbos :drool:
     

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