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    Default Porsche Cayenne Turbo review

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    ill be wating for the pickup version
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    there is no such thing as too fast

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    Originally posted by Stratus_Power
    there is no such thing as too fast
    Haha, that's what I was gonna say. But there's really no point of that much speed in an SUV. Not like you're gonna race with it, cause the car can easily flip. Also, the back of the car looks fine. The front looks like a 911 with a larger bumper, which doesn't look nice.

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    I like it..!!!!
    If I was ultra-rich...
    This would be my SUV of choice.... for carrying stuff and going snowboarding with friends...
    along with the new E55 AMG (476hp) 4-door sedan for the family
    and the SL 55 AMG for comfortable drop-top touring,
    and a 360 Modena Coupe for those sporty days....
    and a 911 Turbo for the rainy days but u still want to drive a sports car....

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    oh....
    I have the official Porsche brochures for the Cayenne...
    and they said that the
    Turbo S can lap the Nurbuering (spelling.. I'm too lazy to check).. faster than a Boxster S...
    meaning this sucker can HANDLE for a big suv.....

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    i like the term... vis porche 4x4
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    hey yelow fly got any more pics of your c230 that i can take a look? really really liking your car ahah

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    i think the vw touareg looks nicer, but damn...a 5200lbs suv that can handle so well...

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    Like the styling or not, you cannot disagree that the Porsche SUV uis the meanest and most ferocious SUV ever built for productuion, haha
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    Maybe you should read the review. The 'car' accelerates, brakes and handles like a 911 Turbo. The body has virtually no lean in corners, and will rocket to top speed with very little effort.

    I think Porsche just had to show BMW that they aren't the only game in town.

    Honestly though, I can't imagine a more fun vehicle in snow.. cheaper than a 911 Turbo, but you can take it skiing.. hmm.

    Originally posted by [GaGe]


    Haha, that's what I was gonna say. But there's really no point of that much speed in an SUV. Not like you're gonna race with it, cause the car can easily flip. Also, the back of the car looks fine. The front looks like a 911 with a larger bumper, which doesn't look nice.

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    That is one Damn Fast SUV!!, but its Porsche what did u expect?
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    I'm guessing it's only that fast on dry pavement. That weight would be impossible to compensate for once you hit something not so ideal to drive on anymore. And heh, over 5000lbs in the snow.. I think that would suck. Depending on how thick the snow is, a Mitsubishi Evo would probably be far more fun.

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    Apparently it does great in the wet and on ice / in snow. It has a very low center of gravity, tons of torque, and wide tires. I can't imagine why it wouldn't do well, 5000lbs or not.

    Originally posted by Mikko
    I'm guessing it's only that fast on dry pavement. That weight would be impossible to compensate for once you hit something not so ideal to drive on anymore. And heh, over 5000lbs in the snow.. I think that would suck. Depending on how thick the snow is, a Mitsubishi Evo would probably be far more fun.

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    E36M3 - It does NOT have a "very low" center of gravity. How on earth can you make that conclusion? The adjustable suspension can lower the vehicle down to 6.3 inches or something like that. But it's still high, large, with a huge high mounted V8 engine (which on cars alone give a high center of gravity).

    The wide tyres do not compensate for the weight, only parttially, on tarmac. On ice and snow, it doesn't matter. The thing weighs 2455kg. As for going on the wet and slush, wide tyres are not desirable to have.

    As you can see, it's a nonsense vehicle, built for poseurs. Built only for tarmac roads. There's no way you can speed it around on wintery roads. The slippery it gets, the worse this machine is versus even old corollas with good winter tyres.

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    its pretty damn low for a sport ute
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    no no no benny...he was talking to e36m3...about the cayenne...not about the m3

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    I haven't driven one, but I have read many reviews, and it does very well in snow and ice, according to the reviewers.

    Everything is relative. Relative to an Acura (Honda) NSX, it has a very high center of gravity. Relative to other mid-full size SUVs, it is quite low. Suspension, electronics and wheel/tire packages all combine to make for excellent handling, even on snow and ice.

    Although it may seem counterintuitive, you can make up for a lot of physical shortcomings with fancy electronics. Mercedes has proven that with ABC (Active Body Control) on the S/SL/CL and Porsche has apparently shown it with the Cayenne.

    Until I drive one, of course, who knows?

    Originally posted by Mikko
    E36M3 - It does NOT have a "very low" center of gravity. How on earth can you make that conclusion? The adjustable suspension can lower the vehicle down to 6.3 inches or something like that. But it's still high, large, with a huge high mounted V8 engine (which on cars alone give a high center of gravity).

    The wide tyres do not compensate for the weight, only parttially, on tarmac. On ice and snow, it doesn't matter. The thing weighs 2455kg. As for going on the wet and slush, wide tyres are not desirable to have.

    As you can see, it's a nonsense vehicle, built for poseurs. Built only for tarmac roads. There's no way you can speed it around on wintery roads. The slippery it gets, the worse this machine is versus even old corollas with good winter tyres.

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    this car is so ugly

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