Front Line: Porsche Salesman Kirk Stingle

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

A new TTAC podcast feature is born: a conversation with a car salesman about what's going down on the front line. We begin with my go-to Porsche guy, Kirk Stingle. Kirk's been selling Porkers for 10 years, establishing a large fan base of devoted buyers down in Southern New England. When the Cayman S first arrived at the permanent construction site known as Inskip Porsche, Kirk told us that the mid-engined tin top confused a lot of Boxster and 911 buyers. According to the man with the million dollar smile, there's still a bit of a bun fight amongst the models. And it's getting worse, what with a smaller-engined Cayman and bigger engined Boxster due soon. But who cares? Sales are up across the board. You pays your money, you gets your Porsche.

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  • Stryker1 Stryker1 on Jul 21, 2006

    what do you people do for a living that you can afford to buy porsche, and rebuy them when you want a new one? Can't be all just lawyers and doctors out there. Any Gun runners? Maybe some lobbyists?

  • TonyL TonyL on Jul 21, 2006

    I worked at Inskip as the Internet Manager for 2 1/2 years. You won't find a better guy than Kirk. I've got lots of respect for him.

  • TomWyld TomWyld on Jul 22, 2006

    Really enjoyed the interview (and having worked with folks in RI as a lobbyist, I loved hearing the "draw-mur" of the dialect). I liked the way Robert asked about 911 owners buying "down" to the Cayman and how Kirk responded (essentially saying that the Cayman is a great car in its own right). I've never been a Porsche guy, but Kirk and the Cayman S are changing my mind. Thanks!

  • Aaronmc Aaronmc on Jul 22, 2006

    Haha, My god, it really is a permanent construction site. And now they're expanding all up and down the road! They're bringing their gospel of neverending chaos to the whole town. Yes!