Problems with German Car Options

A base Panamera Sport Turismo will cost you $96,200, but our model rang out to $109,260 since it had a number of options. Yes, we had to pay extra for seat heating and front seat ventilation, $550 and $840, respectively. Not a big deal, although other cars offer it standard on high trim levels. Our model came with partial leather seats; upgrading to full leather will cost north of $3,700. Unfortunately, it also didn't have keyless entry, which is a $1,100 option. It's a little strange fumbling around in your purse for the key to your $100,000 Porsche when the person parked next to you has already opened their $25,000 Kia with the click of a button on the door handle. I know, first-world problems. But it's the attention to detail that makes me love this car so much.

Porsche will always stir up the emotions and get you excited but like emphasized above, paying for these little options should be standard at that six-figure price already. It’s no longer “special” if you have cars in the $20k market offering keyless, heated seats and whathave you for no extra.

Porsche Fits One More Seat in the New Panamera Sport Turismo

I think I can finally convince the wife since this Panamera holds that crucial 4+1 seat for a grandparent or friend. =P I like it a lot and can't wait for 3-5 years for a Certified Pre-Owned version. Maybe BMW will finally bring back the 5-Series wagon stateside after their abysmal E60 showing.

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