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Discussion in 'Porsche' started by bostonmini, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    what does everyone like better, the X5 or the Cayenne? don't be too fast to say cayenne bc it can be the turbo, this is a comfort car too...not for strictly track;) wondering most about the new 4.8is?
     
  2. 96impalaSS

    96impalaSS F1 Rookie

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    cayenne turbo, its got the speed, the braking, the better looks, and alot more (and i dont even like porsche)
     
  3. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    It depends on what you need out of the SUV. Both are very agile and luxurious. I personally find the X5 to be better looking but would get a Cayenne over one due to the SUV characteristics the car has. It can actually tow a lot of weight, go off road, safe, and is not as common as the X5. The X5 is great if you do not need to caryr much in the rear or tow that much.
     
  4. Ric

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    personally i think the X5 is the best looking SUV out there but the turbo cayenne performance is awesome though.
     
  5. kenny

    kenny Formula Junior

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    Save your money and get the VW Toureg V8, Just as nice as a Cayenne... Wanting high performance from an SUV is like wanting to meet a hot looking Nun... What's the point??
     
  6. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

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    Agree with Ric, the cayenne outperforms, but who cares? i think the Imola Red x5 is cool (4.6) with just a little extra grunt, instead of putting in a "sport" suspension. Some cool stuff too, a very young interior with the red accents, variable tachometer redline etc. looks fun.
     
  7. bostonmini

    bostonmini Formula 3

    Nov 8, 2003
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    also, you could probably get that new Dinan supercharger for less than a cayenne turbo, and when i hear porsche is the most profitable car maker, selling a rebadged VW, ugh, Im in no mood to pay. But I actually liked the nun analogy best, what IS the point?
     
  8. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    sorry I am kinda biased. But honestly I looked at em all and liked the rover best. But the X5 is the rover sans off-roading for less.
     
  9. Kenny94945

    Kenny94945 Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    Here's my .02...I think they are both equal and would sway toward the dealership with better service department and more accommodating to ones needs.
     
  10. spidr

    spidr Formula Junior

    Nov 13, 2003
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    Pepperfish gets my vote
     
  11. Kds

    Kds F1 World Champ

    The X5 because it is significantly less expensive and slightly better looking.
     
  12. Gilles27

    Gilles27 F1 World Champ

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    X5 and Cayenne are both Fugly! You can preach all the performance B.S. you want about either one. The X5 is nothing more than an overpriced status symbol (From BMW? Gee, go figure.). For $40K-$50K you can get a hell of a lot more in an SUV than you do with the X5. As far as the Cayenne, I'm sorry, but if you pay $60K-$80K (or more) because of its performance then you've got a f***ing screw loose. Buy a performance car, not an SUV.
     
  13. spidr

    spidr Formula Junior

    Nov 13, 2003
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    I think the V6 Cayanne at $42K is a helluva deal but it doesn't have the Porsche motor. Just the POrsche "optimized" one. I agree though. A GMC Envoy or Denali would be a MUCH better choice at 35-55K. I do think some of the higher end GM SUV's do have have prestige.
     
  14. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    Neither...
    I like my Range Rover for off road 4 x 4 fun,
    and my 325ix for on road 4 x 4 fun.
     

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