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Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleJ View Post
U235, as Mike confirms above the new Porsche Cayenne and the new (MY '13) VW T-egg have the same Gen II VA(P)G diesel engine (and drive train) so you would be getting the same diesel in a similar car for a ton less coin. Now, it would not have "the badge" but if you are just interested in the car itself -- might be worth a look. The Executive series T-egg has a very handsome leather interior too. Just a thought. I suspect the revised Q7 will also get the Gen II engine too when it is redone in 'MY 14 too. The VW interiors are very close to the superb Audi interior offerings too -- and those are almost the industry standard for luxury.

But keep in mind the Porsche is tuned to be a Porsche, whether folks believe that or not (unique suspension, unique steering, etc...). It is lighter overall and the quality of materials (and components) will be of a higher grade in many instances.

I happen to like the Porsche interior better.

- Mike
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'16 BMW X5 xDrive35i M Sport 8AT
'15 Volkswagen Golf TDI 6MT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT

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