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Old 07-04-2018, 09:58 AM   #1
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Macan S loaner

Synthetic crossover yuckiness.

I figured with the updated motor that the vehicle would be fun.

Itís not.

Damping and body control are good. Steering is heavy. In and around town the trucklet feels like the four banger. On the highway is itís strength. Can accelerate between 60-90mph well. Cruises at 80mph sans drama.

Itís just a soulless contraption.

Externally it looks like the old EX35 (not a good thing). Inside itís a hot mess of buttons.

Maybe I was expecting too much. But there is too much lag in the engine at low speeds.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:42 AM   #2
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Iíve had a few of these for loaners and in general liked them quite a bit. The lag off the line and in general is annoying and the interior has way too many buttons but overall it was a comfortable vehicle with nice handling.

With that said the redesigned Audi Q5 is a better vehicle even with the 4 cylinder turbo it is more peppy, less lag and more connected to the road and has a nicer interior,
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Old 07-04-2018, 11:00 AM   #3
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Iíve had a few of these for loaners and in general liked them quite a bit. The lag off the line and in general is annoying and the interior has way too many buttons but overall it was a comfortable vehicle with nice handling.



With that said the redesigned Audi Q5 is a better vehicle even with the 4 cylinder turbo it is more peppy, less lag and more connected to the road and has a nicer interior,


Agreed. The q5 seems better overall.
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Old 07-04-2018, 12:54 PM   #4
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Agreed. The q5 seems better overall.
I thought all new Audiís have zero steering feel
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:13 PM   #5
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I thought all new Audiís have zero steering feel


I have a new metric for worst steering feel ever (Volt). The Macan is just artificially heavy.

Itís a useless vehicle to me.
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:43 PM   #6
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I did not like the Cayenne loaner I had.

The transmissiona was a nightmare.

If it was $25k sure, maybe. But nothing made me want to pony up big money for it.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:06 PM   #7
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The one thing I didnít like about the Macan was the position of center dashboard AC vents, I like cold air blowing on my face and the position of the vents doesnít allow this because it basically blows the air right into the back of the steering wheel. From the pics iíve seen of the face lift coming out for 2019 they moved these vents.
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:39 PM   #8
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I think the X3 40i might be the best overall choice in that class now. Latest tech, strong power (0-60 in ~4.6), nice sound, RWD-based platform, reasonable interior room/utility and cheaper than a Macan S
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