- May 18, 2020
- Reaction score
- Tesla M3P, Porsche Macan S, 2021 Taycan Turbo S (Jan 21)
I was impressed.Same here. But then I remind myself the P85D I leased was 125k, and nowhere near to how the Taycan looks like. Please post your impression after the test-drive.
First what I think Tesla does better: I think Tesla's nav/tech screen is better in the model 3. Way more intuitive and basically the same as having an ipad for nav, etc...compared to Porsche's. The backup camera is dreadful on the Porsche, crystal clear on the Tesla. More trunk space on the Model 3 even though I think it's a smaller car.
What Taycan does better: Everything else. Which, let's be honest, it should for double the price. Buttons are a good thing for lots of features. The driving dynamics are so much better. Suspension keeps the car flat around turns, yet absorbs bumps better than the Model 3.
I'll be honest and say that if I wasn't pretty well off, I'd stick with my Model 3 Performance. It gets you 80% of the way there for 50% of the money. But if you want the best, and you really enjoy driving, the Taycan is it. You feel like a Driver God while in this car. Anyone can be dusted off the line. Cornering on rails. And of course, it looks amazing. It's tough to put a value on that.
Anyway, I put a deposit down on a Turbo S.