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    Opinion... Vasty Paul

    Porsche made me feel like a million dollars

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    December 03, 2014

    By Vasty Paul

    The Porsche 911 Carrera S is listed at $130,000,  the most expensive car in the local Capital Eurocars’ lot.

    I recently had the chance to sit behind the wheel and imagine what it would be like to own one.

    The sports car turns heads everywhere it is driven.

    The 911 always leaves a lasting impression on one’s eye.  The radiant gold emblem lets you know instantly that it is a Porsche. This car demands attention.  It was built to go at high speeds, but it is very luxurious.

    I sat in the 911. The red leather seat was smooth and captured every part of my skin that touched it, making me feel like a million dollars.

    When I walked into Capital Eurocars the Porsche simply took my breathe away and defined to me what hard work and dedication can get you in life. What struck me were the two integral air intakes along with standard Bi-Xenon headlights.

    I drive a 1996 Chevy Camaro and they have made a lot of changes to my car since it came out - but it still does not deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as the 911.

    The Porsche has an incredible performance stats with 30 miles per gallon, rated at 350 horsepower, and can go from zero to 60 in less than 4 seconds. Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the genius who created the vehicle, always wanted his cars to remain exclusive yet accepted.

    The 911 is powered by a 3.4-liter engine, generating a more powerful and faster acceleration.

    Standard on the 911 Carrera are 19-inch wheels, an increase of one inch compared with the previous generation. This translates into improved comfort and performance. Longer, lower, wider, lighter, faster, more efficient.

    No matter how much the 911 Carrera evolves, it will always remain the essence of Porsche. The leather interior provides a particularly high level of comfort. And the car feels almost as if it was tailored for you. The legendary Porsche 911 is just about perfect for anyone who collects and admire a sports car.

    If I were the owner of the Porsche 911 I would drive it to all the parties and make sure I was at all the clubs opening up.  I would make sure all the young ladies spotted me coming out of the car. I would be dressed “top of the T” which translates into Tom Ford elegant.

    Gary Alford is a proud customer at Capital Eurocars and owner of a 911 Carrera S stated, “It feels like you are in something special.”

    Gary also owns a second car which is a Volkswagen and Volkswagen and Porsches has always had a relationship.

    The Volkswagen Group (which also owns Audi AG),when the first Volkswagen Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The two companies collaborated in 1969 to make the VW-Porsche 91 4 and 914-6, whereby the 914-6 had a Porsche engine, and the 914 had a Volkswagen engine.

    Michael C. Ludes is the Porsche Sales Executive at Capital Eurocars, and knows all the facts when it comes to selling Porsches. One might say he is a Porsche expert.

    He has been working at Capital Eurocars for eight years now and has contributed majorly to the success that they have had over the years.

    He says that the typical 911 buyers are men and in their early 50s with household income over 420k, and when they are shopping often times the decision isn’t which car they want, it’s “what do I want to spend a $100,000 on?”

    “They may be deciding between a boat, a second home or a piece of art.”

    Being a sales executive for Porsche is a pretty stable job. 

    “it is enough to support my wife and daughter back home.”

    Capital Eurocars is a successful car dealerships, although it is small.  It brings in the numbers to be listed at one of the top dealerships in the country.

    Someday I plan to drive one of those Porsches.

    Vasty Paul is a journalism major at Florida A&M University from Tampa, Florida, and originally from Haiti.