Porsche 718 Forum banner
1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
557 Posts
All stupid speculation...no facts. (aka...clickbait)

Eventually all cars will be hybrid or EV so, by then who knows what will exist or what it look like.

Sure they will still make 911s, in name, but they will no longer small air cooled, lightweight, n/a ICE cars...whoops...we have arrived!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
765 Posts
The internet is an amazing space of nonsense and fiction. First the "enthusiast" crowd spends countless months trying to discredit the sound and engine of the 718 - to no avail. '17 worldwide sales are out and just fine. You would think now they shut up. But they don't even blink. Straight to phase two: Scaremongering blogs and comments all over the web with none factual rumors of a imminent Boxster/Cayman discontinuation. "You better not buy THAT car...it'll be discontinued soon." Hilarious. :laugh:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,887 Posts
I read in a recent news article that Porsche is going to stop manufacturing these cars. Has anyone heard anything to that effect???
First off: You read nothing of the sort. A recent column in Automobile suggested it as a possibility a few years down the road (and there are threads discussing that piece at length on other Porsche forums). It won't happen for at least 2-3 model years, and by far the most likely scenario is that the Cayman will die and the Boxster will live, possibly on a platform shared with Audi.

Second: I strongly suggest you correct your screen name's spelling or I'll forever consider you a troll of the highest order.

Third: Why are you asking? Context is a beautiful thing, particularly on a forum.

Finally: Welcome ... but maaaan that's a dubious introduction.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
I can only hope it gets discontinued I will have two within 2 years. My wife is thrilled with the car. She is already looking at mine so that opens me to a GTS down the road. After owning both a 2001 TT and a 2006 TT I can only say I would not buy another Audi. The amount of Issues I had with electronics on the 01 and a failed turbo at 52K on the 06 with the audi was no worth the good days. I spent weeks without my 2002 as it drained the batteries ( It was at the dealer randomly replacing parts). We had a running joke I would take two keys to the garage and if the TT did not start I would drive my 2002 Boxster with the "Doomed IMS" that never failed in my ownership.

I hope this site will not include a spelling and grammar test with each post. I will never pass any of those.

I did view the articles and post on other sites postulating the early demise or electrification of the Cayman/Boxster. I will vote with my money at that time and buy something that consumes the oil that all those dinosaurs died to provide for us. To this day I own a couple of 2 stroke motorcycles that belch beautiful 32/1 castrol pre mix into the air. The last time I got one out of mothballs was at a Tesla owners event near me.

ssmv650
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
157 Posts
I also read two articles to that effect yesterday (disappearance of Cayman / Boxster). I did not pay attention to them. They did not have much information and seemed to have nothing solid to rely on. I just tried to find them (to give you links) but I could not. I will if I happen to find them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
716 Posts
The only reason they would discontinue them is if they were no longer profitable. Porsche makes a ton of money on their cars. I believe it is around $17,000 per car sold. So even if that is less on the 718 - perhaps $10,000 - due to the lower prices of the car, that is still a lot of money. How many did they sell last year world wide? Wasn't it around 25,000? If that is the case then they are making around 250 million in profit on the 718s. They aren't going to cut that.

Also the 718 is the entry level car. You get buyers hooked into the brand with a less expensive car, and then hopefully they make buy the more expensive models in the future.

As was mentioned above, at some point all cars will be electric (what will the 718 haters say about sound then!). There will be some sort of electric sports car similar to the 718. It won't be a 718 at that point, but will be a similar concept of a car.
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top