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  • Joe Papez

    Ewan, I’m fairly sure that you must have left your guide dog at home on the day of the road test.

    Please Please Please don’t tell us you would have this over a Rapide, Quatroporte, 7-Series. S-Class, etc. It does not matter how well it drives, not being able to hold your food down every time you went to look at your $300k investment in the driveway would be a tragedy……..

    • Sam

      the quatroporte is ugly as sin

      • Martin

        I agree, with it’s Kia Rio rear lights and all…

        • Tom R

          I think its sexy as hell, but hardly holds a candle to this car in any way except looks. The 7-series and S-class are totally different cars for different buyers, and a Rapide is going to be a vastly inferior -despite being sexier- car. I would take this anyday, though id also take any on the list anyday…

          Would pick a Panamera first =D Would just refrain from having to walk behind it if possible.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammo.8191 Sam Moss

    I’m not a fan of the styling at all, it just looks wrong.

    • MJ

      the front looks fine, they just need to bring the c pillar forward and give it more of a boot line rather than the coupe style back.

  • TomJ

    A friend of mine who does not follow cars and knows practically nothing about them told me last week “I just saw a Porsche sedan thing on the road! It was the most hideous car ive ever seen!”

    I showed him pictures and surprise surprise, it was the Panamera.

    No doubt its an absolutely jaw dropping brilliant car in every objectively measurable way. But subjectively the styling is just so ungainly i could not drive one.

  • Bezza

    I saw one parked near our local cinema one evening and I thought that, while perhaps a little challenging, it was a very beautiful car. My lady liked it straight up and she often hates anything different.

    :)

  • Jig

    Seeing this car in the flesh does not compare to seeing the car pictures. Many people have said the Maserati QP when it first came out was awful looking with those dopey headlights and lack lustre rear. However, the QP has grown on many of us and the Panamera will be the same.

  • NotTheStig

    Porsche PR must be doing some voting here because, as much i like the concept (4 door sedan/coupe), it is just awkward when you see one in the flesh, out driving around.

    It just doesn’t make you want to be in one, the way a 911 does…

    Sorry, it is ugly and I couldn’t buy one !

  • http://www.chevytruckforsaleinusa.com/ Rose Docson

    I am not much aware and intrested in cars and what the car companies are coming up with,But when i saw Porsche it grabbed my attention and it was awesome.This is very deserving that this company is standing in the top 10 fastest car positions in the world,,

  • Shane

    The panamera is truly a fantastic car.

  • Radbloke

    Not a bad review but it’s a bit disjointed. Almost like it starts half way through the review.

  • Jimmy

    What’s with the stock photos? No budget for a photographer? Disappointing.

  • Jabba the Hut

    I have to go against the masses. I actually like the styling and to me it immediately says Porsche. That is a good thing.

  • AussieCars

    From the front its a car to drool over. Then you see the side and the back and drool turns to vomit…

  • Damian

    Why has CarAdvice made exclusive use of press pictures for a car they’ve allegedly reviewed?

    • http://www.caradvice.com.au/ Alborz Fallah

      Hey Folks,
      The reason for the stock photos is due to a new contributor (Ewan Kennedy) – the car was not photographed.

      As always all CarAdvice reviews done by internal staff always come with high resolution exclusive pictures.

  • Shak

    I think the mass vote goes for Fugly with this cars styling. I can say from a brief stint in one, that it drives like a 911 with four doors, and that is brilliant. But it is pig ugly. Why cant they make it drive good AND look good.

  • Nobody

    How come this uses less fuel than a Holden Commodore SSV when both are V8′s with almost same KW and Torque ??

    • Damian

      It’s a combination of factors which lead to the Porsche using less fuel. Direct injection, 4-valves per cylinder, PDK…

    • Shane

      its called technology

  • DDH

    People who don’t get the appeal of the Panamera are idiots.

  • Moey

    The price doesn’t justify it a F6 Typhoon manual is faster for that kind of money I will be looking at the 911 Turbo for a little extra

  • http://www.besttruckonline.com/ Jack Docson

    2010 Porsche Panamera 4S’ well done the pics are nice one.Do you have any idea about the similar car like this,,

Porsche Panamera Specs

3.6L MULTI POINT F/INJ - 7 SP AUTO DUAL CLUTCH - PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL - 4D COUPE
Car Details
Make
PORSCHE
Model
PANAMERA
Series
970 MY11
Year
2010
Body Type
4D COUPE
Seats
4
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
MULTI POINT F/INJ
Engine Size
3.6L
Cylinders
V6
Max. Torque
400Nm @  4250rpm
Max. Power
220kW @  6200rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
128.7W/kg
Bore & Stroke
96x83mm
Compression Ratio
12.5
Valve Gear
VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
7 SP AUTO DUAL CLUTCH
Drive Type
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
0
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
PREMIUM UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
80
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
9.8L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
1710
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1418mm
Length
4970mm
Width
1931mm
Ground Clearance
119mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:0  Unbrake:0
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION - POWER ASSISTED
Turning Circle
0
Front Rim Size
8x18
Rear Rim Size
9x18
Front Tyres
245/50 R18
Rear Tyres
275/45 R18
Wheel Base
2920
Front Track
1658
Rear Track
1662
Front Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Rear Brakes
DISC - VENTILATED
Standard Features
Comfort
Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones, Heated Front Seats, Power front seats, Power Sunroof
Control & Handling
18 Inch Alloy Wheels, Electronic Brake Force Distribution
Driver
Cruise Control, Parking Distance Control, Power Steering, Satellite Navigation
Entertainment
CD with 6 CD Stacker, Radio Compact Disc Player
Exterior
Power Mirrors, Power Tailgate, Rear Spoiler
Interior
Leather Trim, Power Windows
Safety
Dual Airbag Package, Anti-lock Braking, Head Airbags, Seatbelts - Pre-tensioners Front Seats, Side Front Air Bags
Security
Central Locking Remote Control, Engine Immobiliser
Other
Service Interval
36 months /  60,000 kms
Warranty
24 months /  999,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
8-G-21
Country of Origin
GERMANY