Finding your dream car is akin to dating: There’s a fair amount of waiting involved; you have a list of prerequisites that are not up for negotiation; another roundup of things that are nice to have but are somewhat up for negotiation; and then there’s the overall notion that you refuse to settle until the right one comes along. Alas, even the world of dating has come a long way in terms of filtering and streamlining the approach we take when it comes to finding the one. You’ll be happy to know that Porsche has applied the ease and efficiency of dating apps to matching you with your perfect car—enter Porsche Finder.
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Launched in 2020, Porsche introduced its Porsche Finder vehicle search platform at a pivotal time, when vehicle demand reached an unprecedented, all-time high and face-to-face human interaction hit an all-time low. Aimed at bringing together an exhaustive collection of unattached Porsche vehicles looking for owners from across the country, the digital catalog initially displayed just Certified Pre-Owned and used-car inventory from 197 Porsche Centers across the country. Today, that database has swelled to include brand-new Porsche models too—making it the only place to find a comprehensive inventory of new Porsche vehicles in the United States.
With a wide-ranging assortment of vehicles currently on the digital lot—including popular lineups such as 718, 911, Taycan, Panamera, Macan, and Cayenne—how does one go about finding their Porsche soul mate? Porsche Finder analyzes search criteria while working in tandem with Porsche Center stock to deliver the most up-to-date user experience and recommendations to help narrow your hunt. Porsche Finder has the ability to comb through even the most granular details across live Porsche inventory. It can filter by not only model, trim, and body style but even further down into model generation, engine power, transmission, and drivetrain preference to find your Goldilocks specification.
Whether you find yourself looking for an air-cooled 993 model or a highly specific exterior shade like Irish Green—classics both—Porsche Finder can quickly and easily whittle down your search. Or maybe you’re after something a little less tangible—a feeling or memory that happened behind the wheel of a Porsche.
For the Porsche community and those hoping one day to be a part of it, Porsche Finder is a full-service way to find your dream car—whether you’re after a weekend racer or your next daily driver. Porsche Finder not only pulls in inventory from multiple Porsche Center locations based on the available selection closest to your zip code, it can provide vehicle history reports, along with window-sticker and detailed vehicle data that third parties are unable to provide. Then, once you have your sights set on a particular coupe, sedan, or SUV, you can connect with the authorized Porsche Center and reserve the vehicle with a deposit, depending on your location. From the Porsche Finder page, you can also estimate a trade-in value and compare financing options from Porsche Financial Services. The shopping platform is also tied into Porsche’s home delivery service, affording you the option of having it delivered to your door if you choose—a truly seamless car buying experience.
As of this writing, Porsche Finder’s selection ranges from the sublime to the extraordinary, including two Carrera GT supercars listed for sale at just under 1.5 million a pop, a 911 GT3 RS (991.2) in Lizard Green, and a custom widebody 911 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (964) in Mexico Blue. But no matter what type of Porsche feeling you’re chasing—maybe it’s like mine, carving through the Redwoods in a manual, twin-turbocharged 911 Carrera—Porsche Finder will be the first place to look.
When it comes to getting serious in a relationship, the commitment talk is bound to come up sooner or later. But when you find the perfect Porsche, you act without hesitation.