Porsche, Ferrari, Perceived Value and Nine Year Old Boys

Yesterday when Alexander and I were driving back from getting his contact lenses (lens really, he only wears one), he noticed a Porsche Cayenne. “Mom why would Porsche make an SUV? It’s like it brings down the value of the whole brand.” I just nodded and waited for him to continue. “It’s like Porsche isn’t special anymore, you don’t see Ferrari making pick up trucks.” “Well honey,” I said, “when I was about your age Ferrari did make some SUVs too. They were really boxy and looked a little like …

Car Shopping

I need two new cars this springtime. Car shopping here is always a big deal. We have high standards, and our high standards do not necessarily overlap. My husband demands performance from his cars. He wants his car to be fast, to handle well and to be safe. He’s on his second 5 series BMW, oh gosh, or maybe it’s his third. About three years ago my name came up on “the list” and I had a 10am Monday appointment to pick up my spiffy new Prius. I was very …

LA Auto Show

A super quick update. I made it to the Los Angeles Auto show today and I was really happy to see so many old friends. Michelle and I were there for the unveiling of the new Porsche Boxster and the Ford Fiesta. Mr. G and I are car shopping this year for two new cars. We’ve got a combined budget that is very large, and I’m okay with one fancy schmancy car and one modest one. The Boxster was at the top of my list for my husband, but the …