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We'll have to agree to disagree. As a long, long, long time Ars denizen, I find Dr. Gitlin's writing to be informed, and he has the appropriate experience to be writing.Just another garbage article from an author that IMHO mostly just spews out stuff you either get from the marketing brochure or is a knee-jerk reaction to something he noticed during the test drive, without any reflection/further analysis.
He has a background in pharmacology, then started writing science articles for Ars, then moved to automotive via a stint of writing about racing games. AFAIK his experience with cars is mostly driven by what OEMs give him for a few days at a time.We'll have to agree to disagree. As a long, long, long time Ars denizen, I find Dr. Gitlin's writing to be informed, and he has the appropriate experience to be writing.
Plus we can just argue with him on the forums for fun too.
I'm confused. What do you really think?Just another garbage article from an author that IMHO mostly just spews out stuff you either get from the marketing brochure or is a knee-jerk reaction to something he noticed during the test drive, without any reflection/further analysis.
Why they have this guy writing about cars really escapes me... it feels like he got promoted into it after writing about cell phones for 3 years.
Agree about 992 - they're getting too big! I love 991.2 and previous 911 generations all the way back to late the 60s. Each iteration offers something special.I am disappointed in the new and last gen 911. It is bigger, more quite with the Turbo engines, and is more like a GT to me than a sports car. Other than the GT3/2 variations, it is also average on the track. I actually prefer my Taycan 4S over the previous three 911s I have owned, it is not pretending to be something else and is not constrained by honouring the original idea, and I love the instant torque. Still enjoy the Speedster though.
Yes, exactly.I think you're putting more emphasis on the headline (which is A/B tested for clicks) than the actual content...
And this is exactly the kind of measured discussion/reflection I'd expect in a review (hopefully longer and with more details & examples ) What also is essential is that you actually have experience of living with these cars, vs. a 2 day jaunt into the boonies.Many of us face the dilemma of buying a sports car versus the daily trade-offs they come with. If you need something more practical for daily driving, then most resort to buying a daily driver and a weekend sports car. The best situation is when you can have a car that is good enough at both (daily driver and sports car) so that you have one less car in your garage, and you get the enjoyment of the car on a daily basis.
In the past I've had 911's as the third car in the garage. As I've gotten older and my kids have gotten bigger, I was driving the 911's less and less. I went through several iterations of trying to find an amazing all around car (Panamera ST Hybrid, RS5 Sport Back, Tesla Model X), but was never happy with my options.
This is where the Taycan comes in. It's the first car I have found that is an incredible daily driver, but also has enough "sports car" DNA to be enjoyed on the weekend. It makes a pretty convincing argument that one car can do it all. So the author might be right, that the Taycan really is better than the 911.
I would be interested in reading about your initial experience and assessment after about a month or so into your Taycan ownership. Do post it, please. I wonder whether you will miss your 911 less or more than you now expect you will.And this is exactly the kind of measured discussion/reflection I'd expect in a review (hopefully longer and with more details & examples ) What also is essential is that you actually have experience of living with these cars, vs. a 2 day jaunt into the boonies.
I read what you wrote, and it gave me an idea what to expect. In your opinion, it has more sports car DNA than a Panamera, RS5 etc. and in fact enough that weekend drives are still fun. Now I know a bit about what is and isn't sporty enough for you, and can more easily extrapolate what it would mean for me.
This category/target market: sporty sedan that can stand in for a sports car on weekend trips - is not new. A high level "wow, you get 4 doors but it's bigger" is useless. The detail and the comparisons is where the value is IMHO.
Just to be clear: I think the Taycan is a great car, I'm picking one up this weekend (fingers crossed). I just think this article added nothing that isn't already apparent when you go to porsche.com.
And BTW, your context is making it a tiny bit less painful to trade in the 911. Still, that's going to hurt