How many of us are current Panamera owners?

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  1. Vim Schrotnock

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    I'm very curious to see what percentage of Taycan sales will be to previous Panamera owners. My hunch is this will be the majority of Taycan sales, which would certainly affect how this new car impacts Porsche's bottom line - especially if as rumored, the base Taycan will not be profitable in the first year or so.

    I currently drive a 2013 Panamera GTS, and am looking at the Taycan as a replacement.
     
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    There's already open information re: the statistics of deposit holders.
     
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    Most Taycan deposits are from first time Porsche buyers, with many coming from Tesla.
     
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    Where is this information available?
     
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    2018 Panamera here. 2018 Macan S as well. Several other Porsche’s too.
     
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    2018 Panamera 4S and 2019 Macan S here (wife's car). I believe Tesla will facelift and upgrade the interior the Model S around the time of the Taycan launch. Personally, the fit and finish/driving dynamics of Tesla is still not at the level of Porsche, so it was never a serious option for me. Whether Tesla maintains a battery tech advantage remains to be seen. Tesla does have an advantage in the tech interface. This is now my 4th Porsche and I still cannot figure out Porsche Connect, Connect Plus and Car Connect (why name them all so similar?) but it's not a deal breaker. I understand why Porsche would want to specifically target and slow Teslas momentum without cannibalizing higher margin existing customer business, but I believe the seamless power and torque of an EV will ultimately win over a lot of Porsche enthusiasts.
     
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    I currently wn several Porsches including a Panamer Turbo S. This would be the car i would replace with the Taycan if I elect to pull the trigger on the deal.

    However when I was at the Porsche Experience Center in LA for the Taycan sales present, it seemed to me that many of the others at the event were current Tesla owners. Several others were entirely new to Porsche never having owned one. It did seem that perhaps the current or prior Porsche owners were about 1/3 of the group of about 40+ at the event. I would guess that the prospective buyers are mainly from Tesla and other Lux brands but certainly there will be some Panamera folks that will switch over to the Taycan.
     
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    #9 cometguy, Jul 8, 2019
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    I bought a 2018 Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo, and after 13 months of driving it daily over 20k miles, I can say it's the best car I've ever driven, by far. I test drove a couple of 2018 Panamera Turbos before I special-ordered my E-Hybrid, and I think that the Pan4 E-Hybrid is way more fun than (and every bit as good at accelerating as) the ICE-only Panny Turbos. (Of course, the Porsche model name "Turbo" is so silly, since all Porsches are turbos; they should just say how it's different and call it a Panamera V8.). The technology in the new-gen Porsche E-Hybrids is nothing short of amazing. Although I just bought a 2019 Macan because I needed something a bit more practical at times than the Panamera in my daily driving, I am very disappointed that Porsche does not (yet) make a Macan E-Hybrid (the Cayenne E-Hybrid is too big and bulky and truck-like for me).

    So I'm not so interested in the Taycan as I am in the forthcoming Cross Turismo for MY2021, and possibly the Macan BEV for MY2022. And, if Porsche comes out with a Macan E-Hybrid at the same time as they introduce the Macan BEV (as my sales rep claims Porsche is telling dealers), I will gobble up one of the first Macan E-Hybrids. I will also be one of the first in line to test-drive the Taycan when it comes out, but I sure won't be willing to buy one the first year or two -- preferring instead to let others be the "guinea pigs" to put their money down and find out what problems may arise in these early Porsche versions of BEVs. But if Porsche's genius in building their current PHEVs is any indication, I am pretty confident that they will do the Taycan right, with few problems the first year. (I note that the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron have both had significant embarrassing recalls in recent weeks/months.)
     

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