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Old 01-09-2017, 02:02 PM   #11
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Is the SQ7 a go yet?

We have the roof box for vacation. It's pretty much a necessity - or it at least makes life a lot easier. If you have a place to store it when not it use do that.

I also have a hard time imagining you'll spend more in out of warranty expenses than in depreciation on another uber-suv.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:12 PM   #12
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To each their own, obviously, but a big SUV seems like overkill for 2 kids. The MDX would be a nice compromise. It's big on the inside without being obnoxiously large on the outside. Very good MPG, great engine, probably very good reliability and resale.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:22 PM   #13
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Yeah, you guys are giving good advice. An MDX totally makes sense except it has a lame engine.

Some additional criteria: must have at least 400hp. I don't care about MPG too much as we only drive about 6K miles a year.

SQ7 is apparently unlikely to come to the U.S. or it would be perfect (assuming it would get the v8 from the S6 and S7).
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:31 PM   #14
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Yeah, you guys are giving good advice. An MDX totally makes sense except it has a lame engine.

Some additional criteria: must have at least 400hp. I don't care about MPG too much as we only drive about 6K miles a year.

SQ7 is apparently unlikely to come to the U.S. or it would be perfect (assuming it would get the v8 from the S6 and S7).
Macan turbo or used Cayenne Turbo or wait for the new one
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:32 PM   #15
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Some additional criteria: must have at least 400hp.
I mean, this narrows the list quite a bit, right?
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:33 PM   #16
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There's always the Jeep SRT8 in the x5'ish size realm, or a Cayenne GTS.

I don't begrudge the power requirement, but in this era of the 2.0 turbo you are probably going to have to have some wiggle room.

Our x3 with what? 300HP, can get a little "sluggish" when it's loaded down, but it's still faster than 98% of the other stuff on the road. You shouldn't really be racing around with 2 kids in the car anyway.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:49 PM   #17
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I mean, this narrows the list quite a bit, right?
Yes, thus my dilemma.

Bren - I agree I should be more flexible but I just absolutely love the engine in our X5. It's ridiculous.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:51 PM   #18
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Yes, thus my dilemma.

Bren - I agree I should be more flexible but I just absolutely love the engine in our X5. It's ridiculous.
seems like a good enough reason to get another one. SRT8 would be worth checking out too.

Not sure on the timing, but the new X3 will get an M version sources say.
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:00 PM   #19
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Wait, why aren't you buying a modelX? (Yep, now it's a Tesla thread.)
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:05 PM   #20
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Hahaha! I guess I should probably just go get another X5. I'm starting to think we drag too much stuff around given some of the responses here.
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