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Old 12-01-2002, 01:40 PM
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I'm still looking for a new SUV. The Lexus I wanted is no longer in production.

The new Porsche SUV will hit the US in about two months. They have a standard V-12 and a turbo version (which is total overkill engineering insanity in my opinion).

Has anyone heard anything about this vehicle?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 12-01-2002, 01:48 PM
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Just a correction, it's an aluminum v8 (350hp) or a bi-turbo version of the same motor which is (450hp), personally i'd go with the turbo, better all around motor.
 
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Jenn,

I don't think there is a 12 avail anytime soon but here is some info on the joint venture SUV between Porsche and VW

http://www.vwvortex.com/news/03_02/03_05/index.shtml
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my salesman friend at a porsche dealer saw one in germany a month ago he told me he was not that impressed at all... im sure its nice its just not a porsche...


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jen,

i was working on formula cars all summer and the guy who's car I was working on runs the service department of a porsche dealer. He told me he sees more of the new porsches than the old ones. They just aren't quality anymore.

If you are looking to spend that much $$$ on "suv" get an X5. Cheaper, safer, better looking, better interior, better biult.
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BUTT UGLY! Cross between a satrun view and a pontiac aztec. But it is a Porsche so I'm assuming a well built, great performing machine. Just my two cents.
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I'll keep my suburban, and my toys stay in the garage all winter
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Looks more like a station wagon than a SUV
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by Jesse James
looks like the saturn.......My preference is the ml 430 sport or the ml55
Your right, It looks like the Saturn Vue. Except the Vue is American made and can be had for less than $23K
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Old 12-01-2002, 06:53 PM
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One of my clients told me today that the SUV might not be the way to go. He suggested the 4-wheel drive Jaguars.

I know nothing about cars or SUV's. I need the scope.

Thank you and best regards,
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