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I deeply respect BMWs, but their image in the US is contrary to everything that I stand for.
Definitely agree with that. Of course, now they're ugly too.
yup. their cars are so ugly now. So sad. Used to look nice.[:(]

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"In the world of sport-utility vehicles, there is Land Rover and everything else."

Sorry: BMW X5 4.6 or 4.8 and Porsche Cayenne TTurbo run rings around the Land Rover.
Of course I wouldn't take either into the bush, but who really does?

Rover has a very elegant interior but the body sway on cornering and sluggish performance are its downfall.
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Most people who own big expensive SUV's never take them into rough terrain. Only the daring few who are not worried about scratching their front bumper go ahead and take it off road.

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Most people who own big expensive SUV's never take them into rough terrain. Only the daring few who are not worried about scratching their front bumper go ahead and take it off road.
Yea our range rover never went off the tarmac.
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"In the world of sport-utility vehicles, there is Land Rover and everything else."

Sorry: BMW X5 4.6 or 4.8 and Porsche Cayenne TTurbo run rings around the Land Rover.
Of course I wouldn't take either into the bush, but who really does?

Rover has a very elegant interior but the body sway on cornering and sluggish performance are its downfall.
This one will beat the Cayenne Turbo. It's an '06 SRT-8. Should be the fastest until the ML63 shows up....and that'll be close. Looks to me like a definate on-road SUV as well.





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The idea of SUV races is just incomparably stupid.

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The idea of SUV races is just incomparably stupid.
yea. if you dont take your SUV off road, what is the point of having a big car that takes up lots of gas.

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the cayenne and x5 are much lighter, get better gas milage than US models, are fit (interior) like their 4 door brethren, and run like demons.
like having your cake and eating it too.
actually, i never liked suvs.
they are tax deductions.
i never owned a car with a v8 turbo before.
the cayenne TT has a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds, a top speed of 165 mph, and delivers a healthy 450 bhp.

1. Typhoon ( 5.2 )
2. GC SRT-8 ( 5.3 )
3. Cayenne Turbo ( 5.4 )
4. Forrester XT ( 5.5 )
5. G55 AMG ( 5.7 )
6. Trailblazer SS ( 5.8 )

I would not take a Jeep up to 165 mph. Although you will be able to buy one now $20-30K less than a Porsche. Quarter mile in the Cayenne will be faster. Porsche will probably smoke the Jeep in a slalom run. Total HP is higher, fit and finish is better, etc.
SUVs got into the horsepower race about three years ago, like Mercedes adding superchargers.
MB now is formidable in 0-60. BMW 5 series without turbo beats mid sized SC models with a 10 cyl. engine. All bimmers in each head to head series have better handling characteristics as reported by Road and Track consistently. Even though the M series is not supercharged. Tough choice. Handling or 0-60.
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the cayenne and x5 are much lighter, get better gas milage than US models, are fit (interior) like their 4 door brethren, and run like demons.
like having your cake and eating it too.
actually, i never liked suvs.
they are tax deductions.
i never owned a car with a v8 turbo before.
the cayenne TT has a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds, a top speed of 165 mph, and delivers a healthy 450 bhp.

1. Typhoon ( 5.2 )
2. GC SRT-8 ( 5.3 )
3. Cayenne Turbo ( 5.4 )
4. Forrester XT ( 5.5 )
5. G55 AMG ( 5.7 )
6. Trailblazer SS ( 5.8 )

I would not take a Jeep up to 165 mph. Although you will be able to buy one now $20-30K less than a Porsche. Quarter mile in the Cayenne will be faster. Porsche will probably smoke the Jeep in a slalom run. Total HP is higher, fit and finish is better, etc.
SUVs got into the horsepower race about three years ago, like Mercedes adding superchargers.
MB now is formidable in 0-60. BMW 5 series without turbo beats mid sized SC models with a 10 cyl. engine. All bimmers in each head to head series have better handling characteristics as reported by Road and Track consistently. Even though the M series is not supercharged. Tough choice. Handling or 0-60.
I don't think the choice is that tough. 0-60 performance is only 5-6 seconds of the drive. The other 2 hours is handling.

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I agree. Smart way to put it.
Most of us do city driving, and boggy usually.
Rare to rev up any engine.
Taking a fast turn is a lot of fun.
Blood boils though in the 0-60 run.
Can also get plenty of tickets.
And then you will sell all your goodies and end up with a KIA.
ha ha
I still want to own an AMG V8 supercharged model.
I have posted a question on another thread about the frequency of repairs of AMG vs. regularly aspirated models.
I own the TTCayenne. I took my wife through every SUV available two years ago. Tax deduction purposes (thank you republicans!) We started with Porsche, and every thing else we looked at was second hand, except the X5. A little pocket rocket. So we bought that for the next year tax deduction. [BTW< the X5 is for sale, mint: http://cars.com/go/search/preview.jsp;?tracktype=usedcc&searchType=21&pageNu mber=0&numResultsPerPage=50&largeNumResultsPerPage =0&sortorder=descending&sortfield=PRICE+descending &certifiedOnly=false&criteria=K-%7CE-%7CM-_5_%7CD-_3197_%7CN-N%7CR-40%7CI-1%7CP-PRICE+descending%7CQ-descending%7CZ-32751&aff=osent&paId=179825084&recnum=2&leadExists =true payments are killing me]
I was astonished at the TT as it was the fastest thing on wheels I had ever driven. Ugly, but fast. And handles very well.
I also took a non SC E55 AMG out for a spin about a year ago.
Also extremely impressed. I had an E430, 97, and felt I was blessed. Amazing handling and uncanny feel for any Mercedes I had ever driven.
Have not been in any of the SC AMG versions.
a little bit of drooling going on and not enough funds at this point.
are they worth the money?
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