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    1. Member UKGTI's Avatar
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      11-23-2009 03:26 PM #1
      Sorry for the crappy pictures, they weren't exactly cooperating, but there was a line of about 9 Roxster's cruising by the beach this morning. Taken with my cell phone, but you get the idea. Size wise is about the same as an X3, looked pretty good

      http://www.worldcarfans.com/10...tos#5


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      11-23-2009 03:34 PM #2
      Looks like the size of an EX35.

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      11-23-2009 03:35 PM #3
      sweet winnebago

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      11-23-2009 03:38 PM #4
      Roxster? Did I miss the memo about it? So they're bringing a X3 sized SUV to the market now?
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      11-23-2009 03:39 PM #5
      Woah! Thought we heard these things were D-E-A-D dead?
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      11-23-2009 03:40 PM #6
      I thought the Cayenne was just shrinking...
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      11-23-2009 03:40 PM #7
      so would this be based off the Tiguan?
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      11-23-2009 03:41 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by TigerinColorado »
      Woah! Thought we heard these things were D-E-A-D dead?

      There was a thread awhile back listing future products from Porsche with a deadline.

      This was one of them.


    9. 11-23-2009 03:42 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Son of a B...5er! »
      Roxster? Did I miss the memo about it? So they're bringing a X3 sized SUV to the market now?


      Q5 based I think?
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      11-23-2009 06:14 PM #11
      The beach looks so nice!

      I too am first to know about this Roxster. Expected someone to rename their Boxster in this thread.


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      11-23-2009 06:16 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by 1Point8TDan »
      The beach looks so nice!

      ya, its a tough life, but someone has to live here!


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      11-23-2009 06:18 PM #13
      Can't wait to see the MSRP

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      11-23-2009 06:21 PM #14
      I guess it's better than a cockster?

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      11-23-2009 06:35 PM #15
      Base Roxster- 49,999
      Leather seats- 4,000
      Premium flint mica grey paint- 4,500
      Xenon lights/climate control- 6,000
      Coloured Porsche center caps- 1,000
      Porsche crest in headrest- 1,000

      Sounds about right.

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      11-23-2009 06:36 PM #16
      yeah, keep your camera handy. I saw a ton of prototype mules in the year and a half I spent S.B. Way too close to Milpas though

    17. 11-23-2009 06:37 PM #17
      That is just the new cayenne. Not any smaller, just looks that way.
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      11-23-2009 06:38 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by freakyJ »
      yeah, keep your camera handy. I saw a ton of prototype mules in the year and a half I spent S.B. Way too close to Milpas though

      yea, I have been over 12 years.


    19. 11-23-2009 07:00 PM #19
      porsche needs to be more low volume and be above all this "cute ute ****"
      the range should be as follows
      *911: (duh)

      *boxter/cayman/new 914/whatever: one model hardtop and convert available curb weight below 2600 lbs

      *928/panamera: available as a 2 door or 4 door.

      *low volume supercar every 6-10 years.

      What are we gonna do now?

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      11-23-2009 09:13 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by tip »
      so would this be based off the Tiguan?

      The Tiguan is designed on a platform for transverse engines (and a somewhat outdated one, by now, for that matter - related to the MkV Golf and the Eos).

      The Q5 is on the Audi longitudinal engine platform, and also has a much wider stance. There is really nothing in common between them.


      Modified by feels_road at 6:14 PM 11-23-2009

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      11-24-2009 12:09 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by UKGTI »

      is that right by sterns wharf? God i miss Santa Barbara....


    23. 11-24-2009 12:15 AM #23
      This is where I go for my run in the morning...

      BMW tends to have several testing vehicles as well at any given time.


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      11-24-2009 01:09 AM #24
      hey another SBer. Ha. Yes this is just down from Stearns Wharf. I was headed to the Starbucks in Montecito to work from the "home office" for a few hours.

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      11-24-2009 01:19 AM #25

      Om nom nom?

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      11-24-2009 05:21 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by daytonaboogie »
      porsche needs to be more low volume and be above all this "cute ute ****"
      the range should be as follows
      *911: (duh)

      *boxter/cayman/new 914/whatever: one model hardtop and convert available curb weight below 2600 lbs

      *928/panamera: available as a 2 door or 4 door.

      *low volume supercar every 6-10 years.

      and how are they going to pay for all of that?


    27. 11-24-2009 03:41 PM #27
      I saw the same ones in Fort Providence NWT on Nov 8. There were only 8 when I saw them. About the same size as the Tiguan or Q5.




      Modified by PG_Passat at 8:57 PM 11-24-2009


    28. 11-24-2009 04:22 PM #28
      are you guys serious about it being called the "roxter"?

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      11-24-2009 04:24 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by daytonaboogie »
      porsche needs to be more low volume and be above all this "cute ute ****"

      Porsche's profit margins (and for that matter, its executive management team) disagree 100%.

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      11-24-2009 04:44 PM #30
      yea, they had Georgia plates.


      and no, not making up the name. I doubt it is final but.....


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      11-24-2009 05:09 PM #31
      Quote, originally posted by munkey »
      are you guys serious about it being called the "roxter"?

      I hope not, because the name makes no sense.

      Boxster is short for "Boxer Roadster".

      What are people claiming Roxster is short for?


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      11-24-2009 05:12 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by UKGTI »
      hey another SBer. Ha. Yes this is just down from Stearns Wharf. I was headed to the Starbucks in Montecito to work from the "home office" for a few hours.

      God i miss that crab place on the wharf, and the fancy restaurant too...


    33. 11-24-2009 06:48 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by PassSedanGLX »

      Porsche's profit margins (and for that matter, its executive management team) disagree 100%.

      irrelevant! my opinion is easily worth billions of dollars.

      What are we gonna do now?

    34. 11-24-2009 06:52 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Son of a B...5er! »
      Roxster? Did I miss the memo about it? So they're bringing a X3 sized SUV to the market now?

      Yea.... about that tps report.... there was no cover sheet on that tps report.... did you see the memo?

      Yea....


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      11-24-2009 06:54 PM #35
      It's a fun, youthful sounding name. Who cares what it means, so long as it is not offensive to some sort of race/religion/ethnicity? A "Cayenne" after all, is not a big spicy pepper.

      Quote, originally posted by MikeNoGo »

      I hope not, because the name makes no sense.

      Boxster is short for "Boxer Roadster".

      What are people claiming Roxster is short for?


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