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    After nearly 7 years and over 175k miles its time for a change to my daily driver. Currently a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6. It still looks great, runs great, I just want something a little more nimble and sportier, but still with the high end luxury. I still can't do a sedan because I routinely haul bulky stuff. I need 4WD.

    My don't want list includes:
    • No Asian vehicles. I just think they are chic cars.
    • No FWD platforms. Too difficult to service.



    My wants:
    • Luxury interior comparable or better than the Jeep.
    • Quiet highway ride.
    • Power/ weight ratio at least 7HP/100#
    • Decent gas mileage.



    On my list:
    • Porsche Maccan S (too much money)
    • Mini Clubman JCW (price is right, p/w lower that I'd like)
    • MB GLC 43
    • Jag F-Pace S
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (too much money, gas guzzler)

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    I's rather be riding my Harley or driving my Chevy Pickup up truck, but sometimes I just drive my Infiniti for it's sporty and fun luxurious ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf_Twitler View Post
    ...I just drive my Infiniti for it's sporty and fun luxurious ride!
    Thanks for proving, again, that you are a pussy, driving a chic car....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    After nearly 7 years and over 175k miles its time for a change to my daily driver. Currently a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6. It still looks great, runs great, I just want something a little more nimble and sportier, but still with the high end luxury. I still can't do a sedan because I routinely haul bulky stuff. I need 4WD.

    My don't want list includes:
    • No Asian vehicles. I just think they are chic cars.
    • No FWD platforms. Too difficult to service.



    My wants:
    • Luxury interior comparable or better than the Jeep.
    • Quiet highway ride.
    • Power/ weight ratio at least 7HP/100#
    • Decent gas mileage.



    On my list:
    • Porsche Maccan S (too much money)
    • Mini Clubman JCW (price is right, p/w lower that I'd like)
    • MB GLC 43
    • Jag F-Pace S
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (too much money, gas guzzler)
    Hyundai Santa Fe

    Built in the US
    100,000 mile drivetrain guarantee
    Smooth ride, nice creature comforts
    Respectable gas mileage

    I bought one last year (best guarantee, built in Alabama) and I like it.
    Ford Edge was nice too, but a bit over my price range. I didn't want
    the payment since I was retiring this year and a friend gave me a great
    deal on the Hyundai. I looked at the Porsche when one of my friends had
    his GT3 RS down for servicing, nice but expensive, the Hyundai is almost
    comparable. JMHO.
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    I used to be a Ford guy, but all their stuff is fwd unless you're go to the expedition. Had one before the Jeep. Gas guzzler. I want smaller, nimble.

    Hyundai is a chic car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    I used to be a Ford guy, but all their stuff is fwd unless you're go to the expedition. Had one before the Jeep. Gas guzzler. I want smaller, nimble.

    Hyundai is a chic car.
    Then buy a pickup truck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RB 60 View Post
    Then buy a pickup truck...
    Yeah, those are smaller and more nimble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    After nearly 7 years and over 175k miles its time for a change to my daily driver. Currently a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland V6. It still looks great, runs great, I just want something a little more nimble and sportier, but still with the high end luxury. I still can't do a sedan because I routinely haul bulky stuff. I need 4WD.
    You want a Lincoln MKX.
    Why Trump? Because Fuck You that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deplorable View Post
    You want a Lincoln MKX.
    Too pretentious (it's been re-badged for '19). I'm looking at three Audis this afternoon: S5, SQ5, TTS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Too pretentious (it's been re-badged for '19). I'm looking at three Audis this afternoon: S5, SQ5, TTS.
    Pretentious?
    Why Trump? Because Fuck You that's why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deplorable View Post
    Pretentious?
    Yes. Plus it's FWD, basically an Edge with leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Yes. Plus it's FWD, basically an Edge with leather.
    You can get AWD. You asked for power and luxury with some cargo capacity, Lincoln has it.

    The Germans make good cars too. Have fun shopping.
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    Drove a Jag F-Pace with a supercharged V6. Too big, don't like the throttle response. Nice vehicle otherwise.

    '18 Audi A5 Sportback. The "trunk" is adequate for my needs, especially with the rear seats folded down. A little tight getting into the drivers seat. Good throttle response with the 2.0t engine. I like it better than the Jag because it is more nimble.

    '19 Audi A7. Gorgeous car. 3.0t, fantastic throttle response and huge reserve power. Super quiet cabin and plush ride without being squishy. Sportback concept gives is a huge cargo capacity. The salesgal and I found ourselves talking to each other in hushed tones, like we were visiting a library. A bit over my budget, but it's definitely at the top of my list right now. 25mpg highway is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Soul View Post
    Drove a Jag F-Pace with a supercharged V6. Too big, don't like the throttle response. Nice vehicle otherwise.

    '18 Audi A5 Sportback. The "trunk" is adequate for my needs, especially with the rear seats folded down. A little tight getting into the drivers seat. Good throttle response with the 2.0t engine. I like it better than the Jag because it is more nimble.

    '19 Audi A7. Gorgeous car. 3.0t, fantastic throttle response and huge reserve power. Super quiet cabin and plush ride without being squishy. Sportback concept gives is a huge cargo capacity. The salesgal and I found ourselves talking to each other in hushed tones, like we were visiting a library. A bit over my budget, but it's definitely at the top of my list right now. 25mpg highway is fantastic.
    I thought you weren't looking for a sedan?
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