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Why Would You Sell A Porsche 918 Spyder?

By   January 26, 2017

Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder

For most of us owning a Porsche 918 Spyder would be a dream come true. The hybrid supercar is an important technical achievement. It is the fastest production car to lap the Nurburgring putting its 887 horsepower to good use.

The German hypercar would be the crown jewel of most of our garages with us never even thinking of selling it. With a price tag around a million dollars, it is a dream most of us won’t experience (beyond the fact that only 918 were ever built). With its low production numbers, desirability and automotive importance the 918 Spyder is a pretty safe bet for a decent investment.

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How To Own A New Porsche 718 Boxster Or 718 Cayman For Free

By   January 16, 2017

Porsche 718 Cayman

Porsche 718 Boxster

Do you have your eye on a new Porsche 718 Boxster or 718 Cayman, but aren’t able to afford one? What if the car literally paid for itself? We recently saw an article on The Drive that showed how to get a free Tesla Model S. This opened our eyes to an entirely different way of thinking.

Here is how you can own a Porsche 718 Cayman or Boxster for free. We’ll use the 718 Boxster S for our example as it is the most expensive of the current Boxster / Cayman lineup (outside of the sold out Boxster Spyder / Cayman GT4). This technique can be used for just about any car, but one that out the door costs under $90,000 is the best way to guarantee that you can get back the monthly payment.

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Why A True Car Guy Doesn’t Want To Be President

By   November 9, 2016

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

We just had a very close election in which many feel that neither candidate was their top choice. As of the time of this writing it looks like Donald Trump will be our next president. We know he owns some incredible cars and he may make things easier on automakers selling in this country.

Legislation has quite an impact on what automakers are allowed to build. The President often leads the way on what restrictions are put in place, especially depending on their personal climate change beliefs.

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The New Toyota Prius Can Burn Your Eyes When You See It

By   September 3, 2016

Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

We don’t usually talk about boring cars like the Toyota Prius, for obvious reasons. However, when I saw the rear end of a new Prius I thought, wow, I didn’t think the styling could get worse than it was. Then I saw the front and I just kept yelling, “my eyes, my eyes!”

Some things cannot be unseen, and the image was burned into my eye sockets causing me great physical pain. The redesigned front looks like a monster in a Godzilla movie that was based on a catfish. At nights I have nightmares of it as if I had eaten bad sushi.

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Should The Porsche Cayenne Seat Seven?

By   August 14, 2016

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Yesterday, we run a controversial article about if Porsche should have built any 4-door vehicles. Let me state for the record, that after you drive a Porsche Cayenne, Macan or Panamera, you will go away with the same feeling you get when you drive one of the brand’s traditional sports cars. It is amazing how a large car like a Panamera feels like it shrinks around you when you hustle it around the track. When driving it you feel like you are driving a 911, if you don’t look back (and don’t notice that the engine sound is ahead of you instead of behind you).

Currently, I have a Dodge Challenger as my family car and it works well for four people (especially if your children are old enough to buckle themselves, but not yet teenagers). However, as your family grows additional space in a vehicle to haul the crew becomes needed. I prefer higher end performance cars and Porsche is one of my favorite brands, so the Porsche Cayenne is on the short list for a family cruiser.

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