Ensure all the options you want are fitted, and check the air-con works properly too
The appeal of the Panamera over the 911 lies in its ability to carry four adults in comfort compared to the smaller coupe's cramped back seats. While not as generous as a Mercedes S-Class, the Porsche is still very able in this department and also comes with a boot that can extend from 445 litres to 1,263 litres when you fold down the rear seats.
Perhaps not the most popular spec...
Full leather upholstery was standard on every version and there was a choice of 13 colours of hide and various two-tone finishes, plus buyers could opt for individual combinations at extra cost. You also get satellite navigation with touchscreen, Bluetooth connection and heated front seats with electric adjustment. Adaptive sports seats were an option, while the Turbo gained a memory function for the front chairs and heated rear seats. More goodies for the Turbo included an electrically moveable steering column and Bose Surround Sound stereo.
The only point to watch for inside the Panamera's cabin is to check the air conditioning blows cold when set for a chilled blast. The air compressor can fail so the system delivers only delivers tepid air.
PHer's view: "It's all very well made in there, but you need to be careful when buying to get the right kit as Porsche could be pretty mean with standard equipment. An Audi S8 is much better kitted out." Steve Teal