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Right now Porsche is killing it! “So far in 2015, 57% of the 16,647 vehicles Porsche sold have been either a Cayenne or a Macan.”

The all-new GLC-Coupe comes late to the game but acts as a great Macan rival. Now to wait and see how it will catch up to the Macan

You there! Did you buy a Porsche Macan in April? Hey, there’s a solid chance the answer to that is “yes.” Last month, the German maker of sports cars and luxury SUVs had its best sales month ever in America, and it’s all thanks to their new small crossover.

Business Insider noticed that Porsche’s sales hit 5,217 in April, up 28 percent year-over-year, the most cars they’ve ever sold in a month in this country. And it’s all largely thanks to one vehicle, the Macan, their entry-level small crossover.

It’s also the best sales month for the Macan since its release last fall. How popular are Porsche SUVs these days? As BI notes, “So far in 2015, 57% of the 16,647 vehicles Porsche sold have been either a Cayenne or a Macan.”

Makes sense. With a starting price of $52,600 for the 340 horsepower Macan S, the crossover is one of Porsche’s least expensive vehicles, costing about as much as a base Boxster or Cayman. It’s already proven to be a sharp performer, too.

And I’ll give it this — it’s probably the best-looking crossover in its class. Come on, what small luxury SUV looks better than the Macan? Maybe the Audi Q5, but I think the Porsche has it beat. Crossovers aren’t exactly known for their beauty, but the Macan’s design is on point.

As we all know, Porsche purists went apoplectic years ago with the release of the Cayenne, but it’s shown itself to be fast, capable, and selling in such huge numbers that it pays for Porsche to build the insane sports cars enthusiasts love. Here’s hoping the Macan will do the same.
 

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I'd buy a Macan too, but I'm wagering that I can have 90% of the experience with the GLC, for probably $15,000 less, comparably equipped. The Macan gets expensive QUICKLY with its massive options list. And who wants a base car?
 

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I'd buy a Macan too, but I'm wagering that I can have 90% of the experience with the GLC, for probably $15,000 less, comparably equipped. The Macan gets expensive QUICKLY with its massive options list. And who wants a base car?
I'll be waiting for the GLC to show its face in full along with a wealth of info before making that call, Macans are way too tempting to get.
 

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I'll be waiting for the GLC to show its face in full along with a wealth of info before making that call, Macans are way too tempting to get.
On the flip side, by the time we have full GLC info, I could probably pick up a gently used Macan with a full warranty through Porsche for around the same price...hmm...
 

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I actually found the Macan to be less impressive in person. It looks a bit boring from the profile. And its over priced. I'd rather get a Mercedes for my CUV, and save the big bucks for a Porsche sports car.
 

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I actually found the Macan to be less impressive in person. It looks a bit boring from the profile. And its over priced. I'd rather get a Mercedes for my CUV, and save the big bucks for a Porsche sports car.
I like the way you think. You can buy a used Boxster with the price savings :D
 

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I actually found the Macan to be less impressive in person. It looks a bit boring from the profile. And its over priced. I'd rather get a Mercedes for my CUV, and save the big bucks for a Porsche sports car.
But what are you looking for out of a CUV? People who want Macans want something sporty that drives and looks the part.

Was it design that just appealed to you?
 

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I just find that the Porsche brand doesn't actually translate to CUVs as nicely as everyone else seems to think. If I get a Porsche I want a sports car. For a CUV I want something fun to drive but mainly practical and comfortable to drive around day to day.
 

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I like the Macan design as well, I could buy it but I don't wanna pay for it. Even though Porches is rated much better than average in reliability but I tend to keep my car until I practically throw it away and that's why I still drive my 1996 MB E-320. For the same reason, I am leaning toward the Lexus NX 300h but I wait until 2017 when Lexus incorporates the LCC+ safety feature which it plans to do so in 2016 lexus RX... UNLESS MB GLC offers me a deal I could not refuse . For a fast moving car, one could buy a Infiniti QX50 for much less than the Macan, but again it does not have a Porches name tag
 

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Smart move to wait.

By then they might have some other improvements going on as brands typically do from year to year. Did you notice anything else the NX could benefit from in a future production year?
 

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My nephew is working for lexus Headquarter (?) in Dallas TX , in the strategy? department... so I could get the employee price. That's one of the reason why we bought 2015 CT 200h in Dec of 2014 (and love this car). I am getting close to retirement time so price/performance becomes even more important to me. My heart says MB GLC 300 but my head says Lexus NX 300h, Since this would be my last car and I tend to keep it until it nickles and dimes me to death then most likely the Lexus NX 300h would win... Will see
 

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Are you able to say what employee pricing is like? Doesn't have to be an exact figure, even a percentage will be good enough. Just curious.

Would you get the F-Sport? I heard good things about that.
 

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I tried a Macan and found it to be too far on the sporty side for my requirements. The ride is certainly firm and there is little body roll but it was just a bit harsh overall for me, I like a lardy cruiser built for comfort not speed !
 
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