2017 Porsche Macan
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The Ultimate Macan

by from Westlake Village, CA on April 6, 2017

I test drove all competitors products in this segment, i.e., mid size luxury SUV. I was looking for an SUV that had style and practicality. However, my first priority was driving dynamics, handling, f...
I test drove all competitors products in this segment, i.e., mid size luxury SUV. I was looking for an SUV that had style and practicality. However, my first priority was driving dynamics, handling, fun to drive aspect, and the overall feeling you get when you are in the vehicle. Without a doubt, compared to the competition, no SUV came close to the Porsche Macan. Furthermore, in my opinion, the base Macan with the turbo 2 litre engine was the best of the Macan lineup. Yes the Macan S and the Macan GTS are much more powerful vehicles with 0 to 60 times like a that of a muscle car. But where other than a race track would anyone use that power. More importantly, the base Macan feels lighter and more responsive in corners and is a better solution for driving fun in the real world and within the confines of speed limits. Nevertheless, driving a base Macan through canyons and twisty road allows for a perfect blend of power and handling offered by the 2 litre turbo. It never runs out of power and it handles better than the other Macans. So I recommend saving the money and adding more fun.
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Always Wanted a Porsche, but I was too Practical

by from Mount Pleasant, SC on April 2, 2017

The Macan offers me the chance to drive a Porsche in a vehical that meets my practical side. It is on the high end of luxury crossovers, but competes easily with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5; both cars I c...
The Macan offers me the chance to drive a Porsche in a vehical that meets my practical side. It is on the high end of luxury crossovers, but competes easily with the BMW X3 and Audi Q5; both cars I considered. The Macan S sounded like the car I wanted, but a bunch of the on-line reviewers pointed out that the base was a great vehicle. I got a lot of extra goodies and a fun ride for less than a basic S. I think you should add the Macan to your drive list if you are looking for a crossover.
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Beautiful Car

by from Santa Ana, CA on April 2, 2017

For the money, the Macan delivers the performance you expect from a more expensive car. It's a beautiful ride!
For the money, the Macan delivers the performance you expect from a more expensive car. It's a beautiful ride!
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Day One

by from on May 2, 2017

After 24 hours love it. The apple interface takes some time to get used to but once set up is awesome. The car in sport or sport plus mode is a blast.
After 24 hours love it. The apple interface takes some time to get used to but once set up is awesome. The car in sport or sport plus mode is a blast.
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Everything you want from a Porsche

by from Redmond, Oregon on May 1, 2017

My last Porsche was a 96 911 targa and I loved it but as time went by and the family grew so went the 911. Recently bought the Macan and wow has Porsche stepped up to the plate in terms of high tech ...
My last Porsche was a 96 911 targa and I loved it but as time went by and the family grew so went the 911. Recently bought the Macan and wow has Porsche stepped up to the plate in terms of high tech in every way from handling to electronics. This car begs to be driven and even though it has enough room for 4 possibly 5 it handles like a real sports car. The power is amazing and the transmission shifts so fast and precise, I will never go back to a manual. Very happy with the car, build quality is superb, visibility is perfect and handling is...well, lets say it's what the badge implies, pure Porsche.
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Awesome SUV!!!

by from on April 10, 2017

Love the user friendly interior and the exterior looks great. The style is 10 years ahead of other manufacturers. It drives well and you are in total control. The Macan is built with care and is very ...
Love the user friendly interior and the exterior looks great. The style is 10 years ahead of other manufacturers. It drives well and you are in total control. The Macan is built with care and is very well balanced.
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Schnooky is most fun, enjoyable and comfortable.

by from Aventura, FL on April 21, 2017

Loved my Mercedes E 350 cabriolet, until I test drove and then bought my new Palladium Metallic Macan. Some complain the trunk area is too small, but for me it is perfect. Some complain that the bac...
Loved my Mercedes E 350 cabriolet, until I test drove and then bought my new Palladium Metallic Macan. Some complain the trunk area is too small, but for me it is perfect. Some complain that the back seats do not have enough leg room, but for me, I'm driving it in front, and my friends in the back have never complained. What more can I say - just love it!
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Loving my 2017 Macan 2.0 turbo

by from Alabama on September 5, 2016

After driving an Audi Q5 for five years, I felt spoiled by how much I loved that car, but the Macan is even better! Effortless handling makes the Macan a joy to drive. Deciding to wait for Porsche to ...
After driving an Audi Q5 for five years, I felt spoiled by how much I loved that car, but the Macan is even better! Effortless handling makes the Macan a joy to drive. Deciding to wait for Porsche to bring the 2.0 turbo motor to the USA was the right decision to make for me. The Macan has all the power I could ever want, a beautiful design inside and out and the premium plus package gave me the options I was interested in. So happy to be driving a Porsche for the first time in my life....and worth the wait!
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Very quick and well crafted machine

by from Colorado on October 21, 2016

Love the sound of the exhaust! Higher priced than comparable CUV's but you wont have the same driving feel and enjoyment. Bought it for the wife who was sold on the Audi Q5 but ever since she saw the...
Love the sound of the exhaust! Higher priced than comparable CUV's but you wont have the same driving feel and enjoyment. Bought it for the wife who was sold on the Audi Q5 but ever since she saw the Porsche Macan, she was sold on it! Rated it low for value for money as some folks will view the 10-15k price difference as quite a bit more than other vehicles on the market.
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Next car we'll own?

by from Santa Fe, NM on May 8, 2017

My first car was a Porsche 365 back in 1958 purchased new for about $4000! Enjoyed it very much even taking cross country trip with two young boys in back seat. Have been waiting for the right time f...
My first car was a Porsche 365 back in 1958 purchased new for about $4000! Enjoyed it very much even taking cross country trip with two young boys in back seat. Have been waiting for the right time for a Porsche product while biding our time with 5 BMWs tip now. This maybe the time!
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