2011 Porsche Panamera

Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V6 man trans

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2011 Porsche Panamera 4 Front Slight Right View
Porsche has an interesting twist on executive-class transportation in the Panamera. A variety of powertrain options from hybrid to twin-turbo V-8 allow owners to be slightly socially responsible or select all-out performance in the same basic package. Every Panamera comes with Porsche's very nice, if somewhat austere, interior and enough room for tall adults in the rear seat. Aft of the B-pillar the styling gets polarizing, but there's a lot of utility that comes with the hatchback design and you won't confuse your Panamera with any other cars if there's a sea of the typical German luxury sedans at the valet stand.
2011 Porsche Panamera 4 Front Bumper
Only because I have driven the Panamera Turbo do I find this Panamera 4 (with the V-6) a little lackluster. While the interior is impeccable and luxurious and the Porsche pedigree is evident in the car's handling characteristics, it just doesn't feel like it has enough oomph befitting a $100,000 price tag. That's not to say it's slow. It definitely feels like a 911 with a backpack, with sharp and direct steering, controlled body motions, and firm brakes. (Although I did find the brakes took a little bit of pedal travel before kicking in.) However, having recently driven two examples of the 2012 Audi A7, another six-cylinder luxury hatchback, I would rather save 20 grand to get a more aesthetically pleasing package.
2011 Porsche Panamera 4 Front Right View
This particular Panamera test car strikes me as the lamest way you could possibly spend $99,000 on a new Porsche. First off, it's a base V-6 car, but when you add four-wheel drive and, worse yet, almost $20,000 worth of pricey options (most of them unrelated to the car's performance), you've got a pretty undesirable cocktail. I'd much rather spend that dough on a $65K Boxster S and a $34K Dodge Charger R/T, for instance.
2011 Porsche Panamera 4 Rear Right View
To be honest, whether the Panamera has a V-6 or a V-8, there's no mistaking that it's a high-performance luxury sedan. The cabin reeks of quality, from the black, all-leather interior (a $3655 add-on) to the carbon gray metallic trim (which also costs extra). About the only thing missing is a power-adjustable steering wheel. The wheel does adjust for height and for reach, but it has to be done manually, via a lever that takes some muscle to unlock. Even though the cabin is relatively roomy, it feels intimate because of the very wide center console that extends all the way through the back seat. That console is festooned with a number of buttons that control such things as the climate control, the seat heaters, the transmission modes, and the stability control. At first glance all those buttons look overwhelming, but they are well-labeled and are actually placed in such a manner that they're very easy to access.
2011 Porsche Panamera 4 Right Side View
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Porsche has been hard at work boosting its eco-friendly credentials. If the Cayenne Hybrid and the new 918 Spyder weren't enough, the automaker recently launched the new Panamera Hybrid at the New York Auto Show, and its four-door sedan is about to gain another option improves fuel consumption, not flat-out acceleration.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$47,775

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$74,400

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Base RWD 4-Dr Hatchback V6
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2011 Porsche Panamera Specifications

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Engine
3.6L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
27 MPG
Horsepower:
300 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
295 ft lb of torque @ 3750rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER
Summary
PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 PANAMERA TURBO, 2012 PANAMERA TURBO S, AND 2012 CAYENNE TURBO VEHICLES. THE TURBINE WHEEL OF A TURBOCHARGER MAY FRACTURE DUE TO A CASTING DEFECT. IF A FRACTURE OCCURS, VEHICLE PERFORMANCE WILL BE DECREASED AND THE TURBINE SHAFT MAY FRACTURE.
Consequences
IF THE SHAFT FRACTURES, OIL MAY BE DRAWN INTO THE EXHAUST SYSTEM, RESULTING IN SMOKE AND THE INCREASED RISK OF A FIRE.
Remedy
PORSCHE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURBINE WHEELS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PORSCHE AT 1-800-767-7243.
Potential Units Affected
270
Notes
PORSCHE CARS NORTH AMERICA, INC.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Porsche Panamera

Depreciation
38.9%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$27,949
38.9%
Insurance
$13,225
18.4%
Fuel Cost
$12,689
17.7%
Financing
$5,735
8%
Maintenance
$5,415
7.5%
Repair Costs
$6,309
8.8%
State Fees
$541
0.8%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $71,863 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor