No, Porsche Shouldn’t Build an Entry Level Car

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Regarding the possibility of an entry level roadster, Porsche North America’s CEO Detlev von Platen recently said,

We’re not talking about entry models at Porsche. Our entry model is our pre-owned program.

Those words have dashed the dreams of many Porsche hopefuls who had hoped to get into a new Porsche for the price of a loaded Honda.

Sorry folks. If you want a new Porsche, you’re going to have to work a little harder; which is the way it should be.

Some people, though, disagree.

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Two Options for a Cheaper Porsche

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The words “cheap” and “Porsche” do not go together. People looking for a Porsche generally know they’re going to have to spend a good amount of money to acquire their dream.

That’s especially true if they’re buying a new car, because the options list at a Porsche dealer would stretch roughly from Seattle to Boston if laid out flat.

Of course, there’s a huge difference between the words “cheap” and “affordable.” Porsche has created a line of affordable new cars with the Boxster and Macan, but in those cases “affordable” translates to a starting price of at least $50,000. Affordability is relative, I suppose.

Could something even cheaper be on the way?

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