words by Robert Turner
“You won’t see anything lower than the current Boxster model...Our entry model is our pre-owned program.”
But what about a real entry-level Porsche, say a sub-Boxster? It’s been rumored for years. It’s been an on again/off again affair. One day it’s going to be an enhanced version of a new VW, the next it’s going to be smaller and lighter than the Boxster.
So I’m thinking, hey, I can afford an entry-level Porsche. Something around $40K (well equipped). If I move a few things around financially, get top dollar for my Boxster S and use the proceeds from the sale as a down payment, it could work. But Detlev Von Platen, CEO of Porsche North America killed any hope of an El Cheapo Porsche, saying “You won’t see anything lower than the current Boxster model.” Further squashing any hopes for an entry-level Porsche, he continued: “Our entry model is our pre-owned program.” Thanks Detlev. We get the picture. Been there, doing that…
And on that exhaust note, see you next time.