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Old 09-01-2012, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
Doubt that you could tell the difference in AWD systems, but in terms of the engine, the V6 is alright, but the TDI is better. Faster, more economical, longer range, no DI carbon buildup issues to worry about, etc
That is a very good point, and I agree. I took the Cayenne Diesel into a riverbed at low tide. Wet silt. Running high-performance Michelin tires it got bogged down with two wheels in the air while crossing a deep rut... I locked the center diff and it plodded forward without drama. If you do more off-road than that in a Cayenne, you need some help (or a Jeep).

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