2017 Porsche Macan Expert Review
Feels like a luxury car but goes off-road with ease.
The Porsche Macan has needed no repairs other than the first 2 scheduled maintenance events. The Macan is spectacularly fun to drive. It has very fast pickup, which is multiplied when in sport mode. At first, the beautiful red leather cockpit-like interior was almost overwhelming to operate (it required a 45 minute session with the dealer to learn all the interior functions ), but within a week, I had it all down. In spite of the fact that the Macan is clearly designed as a luxury car, it has surpassed my expectations in off-road situations. I do not “baby” my vehicle. My Macan has been back-woods “camping” more times than I can count, and performs beautifully in mud, snow, ice and heavy rain! When I first purchased the Macan, I was not sure if I should have purchased an “s” or turbo version of the car however, the base Macan was and still is a perfect choice for me!
Macan review-previous Cayenne owner
The interior is classic Porsche with numerous buttons and switches on the center console. Seats are very comfortable with multiple points of adjustment. Cargo area is deceptively good. Bose stereo system is excellent. Engine is spritely in normal mode but with a mild occasional lag. Brakes are interesting compared to the Cayenne...soft with initial press then a quick grab. Steering of course is excellent. (I am a former Cayenne and 911 base owner)
Luxury in a compact SUV. Versatility for everyday life.
I love my car for many reasons. I love the reliability. I love the aesthetics of the car. The interior of the car is comfortable and beautiful. I like the utility of the car. It is easy to fit household items, my bike, and groceries. This is a wonderful car.