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      07-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #23
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      07-15-2012, 08:42 PM   #24
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While it may not have the outright thrust of it's big brother, the Cayenne GTS is the single best handling SUV made. It has a wicked exhaust note, great looks inside and out, and incredible seats unique to the GTS.
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      07-15-2012, 08:58 PM   #25
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While it may not have the outright thrust of it's big brother, the Cayenne GTS is the single best handling SUV made. It has a wicked exhaust note, great looks inside and out, and incredible seats unique to the GTS.
To me they all still feel very truckish, heavy. I liked my 05 X3 sport pack a lot more handling wise, even though it didn't have the outright speed. But in terms of handling, the model years before the big softening in 07 are excellent IMO. Plus the best throttle response in any non-M BMW if you can believe it.

Anyway, I prefer NA engines to turbocharged ones, so I would advise the OP to check out a mildly used X5 4.8is. In Estoril Blue or Imola Red if possible, with the bicolor interior.
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      07-16-2012, 01:36 AM   #26
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I own a 2006 trailblazer (wifes) she loves it. its not as fast as the srt8 stock but i can tow way more. which means more to me then just going real fast in a suv.

PS 997gt3 pm me were you live in nd. i would love to see your gtr.
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      07-16-2012, 02:06 AM   #27
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I had a 09' cayenne turbo S with everything but pccb, $141k sticker, prior to my m3, best SUV you can get your hands on, but my m3 is way louder n more fun

X6m, x5m, and cayenne turbo/turbo s are the best of the best when it comes to fast 4x4s

Srt8 is nice, but think the older one looks way more aggressive than the new one
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      07-16-2012, 09:49 AM   #28
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So I'm going to be in the market in the upcoming months for a new vehicle to share space in the garage with my ///M. It must be an suv. Ill be trading my 2006 nissan frontier in for hopefully the srt8. That vehicle is just calling to me. I know it has terrible mpg but i don't really care. The only thing Im wondering is if there are any Suvs out there ballsier then this beast that I'm overlooking. I briefly thought about the trailblazer ss but the latest model is 09 and it seems a bit small. plus i passed one today(srt8) on the way home and that engine note was just I think that jeep will compliment the ///M very nicely. Thoughts?
I'm a big fan of the SRT-8 but the 5 speed auto is what gets me. They are supposedly putting an 8 speed auto in the future which I'm guessing will improve performance as well as MPG.
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To me they all still feel very truckish, heavy. I liked my 05 X3 sport pack a lot more handling wise, even though it didn't have the outright speed. But in terms of handling, the model years before the big softening in 07 are excellent IMO. Plus the best throttle response in any non-M BMW if you can believe it.

Anyway, I prefer NA engines to turbocharged ones, so I would advise the OP to check out a mildly used X5 4.8is. In Estoril Blue or Imola Red if possible, with the bicolor interior.
The new F25 X3 3.5's are sleepers mid 5's 0-60 from the factory. Personally waiting on the DINAN tune (350hp 401ft/lbs) to be released.

When the new F15 X5 is released will consider it as well
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Are you trying to buy new or open to slightly used?

I had a '05 Cayenne Turbo and LOVED the thing. Will definitely get another one at some point. With a tune, IPD plenum, diverter valves, intake, bypass pipe and exhaust it was an absolute rocket. I think 575 hp after all that or something?

What I loved about the 04-06 Cayenne is that they were PROPER SUV's. Trick, diffs and offroad tech, incredibly capable off-road and on. Inside really nice as with all the typical Porsche touches and I loved the alcantara roof. IMO they still don't look too dated. I know you can easily pick up a 50k mile '05'ish for mid 20's. Buy an aftermarket warranty and you're good.

Awesome, awesome trucks.


This was mine. Sounded wicked. Loud but not intrusive inside.

Yeah i understand the first gen was pretty hardcore. Exhaust sounds mean
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Or how about a new SRT 6.4 liter Hemi stuffed in a Wrangler Current engine (pre-Pentastar 3.5 liter) wasn't enough. So the owner ordered a 6.4 liter crate motor along with a bunch of other Mopar parts to replace it.
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Or how about a new SRT 6.4 liter Hemi stuffed in a Wrangler Current engine (pre-Pentastar 3.5 liter) wasn't enough. So the owner ordered a 6.4 liter crate motor along with a bunch of other Mopar parts to replace it.
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      07-17-2012, 11:59 PM   #35
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Forgot to add the current engine is supercharged as well...but that 6.4 is going to put it on another level
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Or how about a new SRT 6.4 liter Hemi stuffed in a Wrangler Current engine (pre-Pentastar 3.5 liter) wasn't enough. So the owner ordered a 6.4 liter crate motor along with a bunch of other Mopar parts to replace it.
^^^Build-up thread for this jeep??^^^


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OP, if you are still interested in the SRT8 Jeep wait for the MY14 production. This will be a mid-cycle refresh. It will have the 8-speed auto, updated info/nav system, LED's and a bunch of other changes. Accordingly there will be a special model with a 6.2 S/C engine. The MY14 will begin production January 2013 (very short production cycle for MY13). If interested in more details Google is your friend.

I have a MY11 JGC Overland V8 has my DD. It has been reliable but some of the updates are needed.
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Or how about a new SRT 6.4 liter Hemi stuffed in a Wrangler

WE WANT MORE!
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WE WANT MORE!
They're getting it ready for the Hemi transplant
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I agree that the new Jeep SRT8 looks much less butch and aggressive than the prior model--the new one almost looks feminine.

I think the problem is the new roundedness of the overall shape and the design of the new wheels. Maybe it will look better with the right aftermarket wheels?
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I agree that the new Jeep SRT8 looks much less butch and aggressive than the prior model--the new one almost looks feminine.

I think the problem is the new roundedness of the overall shape and the design of the new wheels. Maybe it will look better with the right aftermarket wheels?
The MY13 build will have different rims. Styling tweaks will come with MY14 (starting January 2013).

The prior model did look more aggressive but Chryco made the current version more practical as a tow vehicle and snow/ice driving.

I considered the SRT8 but have still have an issue with paying $63k (or so) on a Jeep. Search the web, there are a lot of MY12's on dealer lots. After the first wave of emotional "must have" buyers, I suspect the interest level has leveled off. For the price, an argument can be made for a CPO X5M.
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