Being a pretty staunch non-turbo guy, I test drove the V8 Cayenne and X3 2.8 on the same day, from the same lot, on the same test loop. I liked everything about the X3 more, but I'm a "smaller is better" kind of guy at heart. Ultimately though, the A8 tranny, throttle lag, lack of an available hitch, and proprietary roof rails put me off just a bit too much, and I went another route. Still, I believe I could happily own the X3 for years, and it certainly has a bit less "badge envy" than the Cayenne (small town resident chiming in here).
Last edited by kosmo; 09-11-2011 at 08:09 PM.