Thank you MaxFix. I've interjected some comments. I didn't want to get into detail in the original post.
grim, good points. Here's my penny's worth:
4: A major amount of this "disdain" actually comes from a source close to home - some Porsche owners who pride themselves driving only 2-dr. purebred Porsche sports cars, not 4-dr. and certainly not any SUV/crossover creations. They will deliberately shun you. Just ignore them - they are ultimately harmless. A couple of decades ago, even the Porsche Club of America would not allow membership to certain non 911 model owners! Things change.
Exactly. Been there, done that. I agree. Just ignore those people.
6: Porsche expects their cars to be driven approx. ten thousand km per year (six thousand miles) and at least one oil change every year, for proper warranty coverage. Regarding flat spotting, recommendation from Porsche for long-term storage is to inflate tires to about 50 PSI and not move them, instead.
Exactly again. The cars are meant to be driven, not sitting in the garage or driveway. Those electronics are always on. Not even talking about long term storage, I've felt flat spotting with the car just sitting a week. Those Michelins are expensive and soft. They also like nails
An important point here is that these cars are truly meant to be driven. I think with a crossover they will be. Maybe the Boxsters/Caymans/911s don't get driven so much by some people.
7: I'm happy to confirm that an easy way to get your partner to "get it" is to simply hand over the keys - the first time he/she drives the Porsche (any Porsche), they will get it. That's what happened to my wife.
Exactly. No complaints here. We "get it"
I am blessed in this area and feel fortunate. It makes life so much easier. It's a common interest (or hobby)
She used to come with me to the autocrosses.
8: I wash my P-car at the manual carwash, but Detailing is not for me. If you're like me, I recommend trusting your Porsche dealer for this project. Our local Porsche dealer has a very nice $199 detailing package, which also takes care of the interior, including the leather.
This I differ. I got so much detailing junk I'll never run out of carnauba, glazes, polishes, synthetics, wheel wax, etc. Then again, this vehicle is MUCH bigger than a sports car. It's downright massive. I might not be in the mood for spending long periods of time detailing. I didn't think about that before. I got to look into that.
Thank you for the reference!