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Old 10-10-2018, 10:51 AM   #31
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Fast SUVs and crossovers seem really silly to me, but I am clearly in the minority on that one.
I agree with the fast statement, but I have driven mind numbing boring POS SUV's and I have driven SUV's that are fun to drive.

Handling and road feel are important. If you don't need a third row, or huge storage capacity, the Macan S is an awesome choice.

Definitions of fun are important too. My first Exploder was a fun SUV, but the highway ride was not the fun part. It was a 2 door, 5 speed manual. The angle of approach and decent (distance from axle to bumpers) let me have a lot of fun with it off road. Might not have been as much fun as a Jeep Wrangler off road, but I could keep up with them. My Exploder took me places 99% of SUV's have never been
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:03 AM   #32
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:27 PM   #33
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I am quoting what I think applies to the Mac turbo. Decent interior, usability (not as much as a mid-sized suv, but we will see), solid & connected handling (more so than my 535i or pretty much any other passenger car younger/larger than an e90), more than enough power.

And yes, to Clyde's point, it's no fun to slam your passenger or dog around (plus my dog will get me back later ). I hate being a passenger to someone who is pushing it. I want to be chauffeured.

To be honest, I barely get enough time in either the Boxster or my higher performing bike (Duc multistrada) these days to even justify keeping them. I think I only managed 3k miles over the last 12 months on the 981S, while I had a good bit more the first year and a half I had it.

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OTOH, when I'm out with my wife, or kids, or any passengers, I'm pretty mindful of any driving action/maneuver that may be "fun" because it's not fun for them. At all. No matter what car.

Nice interior that's a decent place to sit forever, does the things you need it to do (back seat, cargo, etc), few things that drive you nuts, a solid and connected feel when driving, enough power to move when you can AND need to, and something that just makes you feel good to have.
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I agree with the fast statement, but I have driven mind numbing boring POS SUV's and I have driven SUV's that are fun to drive.

Handling and road feel are important. If you don't need a third row, or huge storage capacity, the Macan S is an awesome choice.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:42 PM   #34
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:04 PM   #35
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:07 PM   #36
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:07 PM   #37
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:23 PM   #38
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Should have waited an extra mile, though, no?

I mean, if you're rounding.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #39
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Should have waited an extra mile, though, no?

I mean, if you're rounding.


Or waited another 282744
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:48 PM   #40
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Should have waited an extra mile, though, no?

I mean, if you're rounding.
True, but the digits matter... Anyway I'm missing a dot and I didn't deal with the song & dance of adjusting the trip.
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