This is where my lack of a proper school education comes into play (I was raised in Southern California, which placed me in the Los Angeles Unified school district at the time). Hence my lack of understanding to your comment or question :nerd: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.
Thanks, crystal clear. Though, notwithstanding the sales figures many of us purchased the 718 because of the low end torque, power, and beauty.This is where my lack of a proper school education comes into play (I was raised in Southern California, which placed me in the Los Angeles Unified school district at the time). Hence my lack of understanding to your comment or question :nerd:
718 sales have been much lower than anticipated since it's initial launch. My comment is highly based on US sales, as 718's sit on the lot longer than previous generations. Globally, 718 sales are also lower than Porsche anticipated, but it's not as significant as they are in the US.
Porsche has recently decided to take the manufacturing of the 718 to a different plant than the current plant that also produces the 911 range. The reason they're providing for this major shift is the anticipation for the increased demand for the upcoming 992 platform.
I'm not sure if this answers your question, but I figured I'd take a stab at it, best as I can
I have $10 burning a hole in my pocket. Just let me know. :nerd:All this talk of lagging sales is depressing me. My car is sooo hated. I was such a fool...what was I thinking!!
I think I am going to sell my car and go buy something that is popular and in demand, then I will feel better about myself. Something everybody wants and will show my great sense of style and taste...something like... a Pet Rock.
The spec on the loaner 718 is gorgeous, the duo-tone leather, basic wheels, dark blue, white dials... wonderfull combination.
Despite the handling compromise, a roof off 911 for me would have to be the Targa. I know not everyone agrees but I've always thought it to be a beautiful car. However would anyone have an interest in something along these lines if Porsche ever decided to make one?My selection process was easy.
I wanted another soft top Porsche.
Looked at 911 and 718.
911 looks odd as softtop, 718 absolutely stunning
I would agree with that disagreement. The 718 is not a way to step up to something better in the future. It's a way to step sideways into something different now. Nor is it meant to be a cheaper alternative. I could have bought three 911's instead of the Cayman. (I've almost perfected the technique to drive more than one at a time, but I'm not sure where I'd store them all.:laugh But I prefer the 718, have never considered owning a 911....
I don't agree that the 718 is primarily for younger buyers to be hooked so they will eventually "step up" to a 911. That might happen, of course, but IMHO the 718 offers a consumer the opportunity to buy a Porsche...
Ah, "signaling success" has never ever been on my bucket list. We all have different motivations, but that one doesn't fly here. It is just not on my radar. (I'm trying to think up a few more metaphors but the well seems to have run dry at the moment.)...
I don't agree that the 718 is primarily for younger buyers to be hooked so they will eventually "step up" to a 911. That might happen, of course, but IMHO the 718 offers a consumer the opportunity to buy a Porsche (and everything the brand entails as far as the general - not necessarily enthusiast - population) is concerned.
The second concept is to step up to a base 911 and indulge in a PDK, leather seats, 20" wheels, and a Bose. This would be to satisfy my long time lust for a 911 and frankly also more strongly signal success than if I had bought a 718.
I personally have communicated with Nick on several occasions and I appreciate his straightforward/honest approach. I enjoy his videos except when I see Tui walking about in his 911......I cringe. I also do not appreciate his method of car detailing. Though, he has a great sense of humor and his videos are entertaining and informative.