I would agree with most of that.
I also do not like the modern Porsche interior, however, my Porsche (Cayenne) interior design, fit and finish is better than my Ghibli. I do not have the extended leather option on my Ghibli and that might swing things in the direction of the Ghibli though.
There's no contest on the overall styling Porsche vs. Ghibli. The Panamera IMO is a mess and the Ghibli is classy and classic. However, the Ghibli finish (panel fit, hood adjustment, trim) is nowhere near the level of Porsche. To be honest, it's not up to the level of Honda, but that's something I am willing to live with. Sighting down the car, the flaws are a bit ridiculous for a modern car.
For performance, I really enjoy the Ghibli, and since my 1/4 mile times don't matter when I drop my son off to school, enjoyment is what matters so I don't care which car "actually" performs better. I do find the Ghibli transmission in the wrong gear at low speeds, especially on an incline, but that's pretty common with autos and I have now become accustomed to an occasional manual shift.
Last edited by salayc; 08-16-2014 at 09:19 AM.