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Old 09-01-2012, 11:27 PM
solstice solstice is offline
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Originally Posted by Emission View Post
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).

- Mike
I'll definitely take the oil burner for a spin back to back with the V6 before deciding. Just to be clear are you saying that you think the diesels awd is superior in adverse conditions ( snow, mud, steep terrain etc. ) due to the manual diff. center lock and that the other models are superior only in dry performance driving? This could tip the scale to the diesel even with a more unknown reliability record and the slight risk of not finding a diesel pump in the WA back-countries.
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