Another great YouTube video from Nick Murray, this time on his 718 base Boxster loaner and 718 sales.
He is not what i would call either an enthusiast or a purist but more seeker of a fashion accessory. He also is not very concerned with technical or engineering details but more into color coordination or obsessing over what wheels best match his eyeglasses.
yes he was very positive again about the 718 range but not sure he is right about poor sales - 20,000 pa combined sales has always been about the level whatever generation of cars we are talking about hasn't it?
I was out on Sunday and passed two GT3s and a GT3 RS. GT3's are a dime a dozen around here. Seems like it is the variant I see most often. I can say with some certainty, I was having just as much fun as they were. At the track, I see more base and S variants than GT3s. I don't hear anybody getting bent out of shape or whining about what the "other guy" is driving.
You like Doug, but don't like Nick? Doug is extremely boring to watch, but informative. The only time I catch a Doug video now is when I'm narrowing down to a couple of cars when switching out something in my garage. Other than that, I would "almost" rather watch one of my 2 year old daughters learning videos. Let me just say, sharing a television with a 2 year old (especially when you want her watching programs to help her learn something new as opposed to strict entertainment) can be excruciatingly boring! But if I can get her glued to my side while watching, it's worth it :nerd:I cannot watch any of the tools who finance the payments on a car based on you tube views alone - pointless nonsense
I do like Doug Demuro though - his latest on the McLaren F1 with Jay Leno is an excellent watch
I don't get comments like sales woes sorry - just the volume these cars have always sold at
more fool the world's car buyers at large as for the vast majority of them they would have a lot more fun in a cayman than a 911 and save themselves a fortune
Nothing is normal with Porsche currently. Macan will come fully electric 2022 and will be manufactured side by side with the gasoline Macan until 2025. Then most likely no more gas Macan - if the EV sells. 718 Cayman/Boxster sales are not enough to justify EV and combustion engine versions manufactured simultaneously. Porsche will decide by the end of this year if the next gen 718 will be fully electric only. It all depends on the success of the Taycan.Of particular interest in this video was his comment that Porsche have recently said that they have no plans to update the car at all.
If you consider the 982 just a refresh of the 981 then the next generation model should be due this year (unlikely). However if you consider it a complete next generation model over the 981, then we can expect an update in 2020. However the news that Porsche have no plans to update the car at all in the next three to four years brings up a lot of questions and will lead to a lot of speculation.
Can anyone verify his statement that Porsche say they have no plans to update the car in the next three to four years?
My friend, now I'm confused. Are the 718 sales in the US doing well based upon the numbers your privy to? Although, I am currently living in Texas I was born and raised in NY so as a New Yorker I have no problem dispensing with diplomacy if clarity is served.As far as Porsche 2018's comment, I thought of this thread while watching that videos earlier tonight. Before coming home and reading this thread. When I leave work, I have a long drive home. I usually change into my workout clothes at work, drive straight to the gym, have an hour of alone time in my car (I have a wife, a 2 year old daughter, and a 10 year old step-son. This is unfortunately how I get my alone time these days), I'll watch a few videos on YouTube, maybe even take a 10 minute nap (which is a difficult task in a Cayman, especially when you're 6'4. Hence why I like taking my wife's car to work, every chance I get), then go into the gym for a workout. Sad part is, I re-enact this scenario 5-6 times a week :|