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johnoz
10-02-2004, 10:10 PM
A friend approached me for some advice or opinion(being a BMW driver).
He is in the market for a 4x4 SUV for winter (wife&kids) and he apperanlty is split 50/50 between X5 3 lt or VW Toureg 3.2 lt.
Both are mid $50Ks he says.

I was biased for Toureg since I like the looks a bit better than X5 and unlike X5 IMHO toureg is built in Germany.

Which one would you choose?

SickFinga
10-02-2004, 10:16 PM
I kinda like Toureg, but they started to look outdated already for some reason.
Its a tough one really, I would have to drive both to decide.

Understated
10-02-2004, 10:20 PM
^^^agreed, it's a toss up for me as well.

I like both, but have never been in a toureg. But aren't they like a toned down Cayenne basically :confused:

but i'd imagine i'd go BMW.

AMG_POWER
10-02-2004, 11:25 PM
I like Tuareg, It's almost like a Cayenne but cheaper, same suspension nice interrior, i heard stories that you can acctually find porshe parts in it, not sure how true is that tho... but yeah it's defenetly a nice car...

03 Dinan 3
10-02-2004, 11:51 PM
I've got an X5 4.4i and I can't imagine anything being better than it. I've also driven the FX45. The X5 is better than the Infiniti except for the 0-60 run... The X5 is so stable, fast, comfortable, looks awesome and it's a bimmer! I'm sure the Toureg is really nice, but I'm not a fan of the rear end. I find BMW has perfected the looks of the X5. The Cayenne's rear end looks like crap IMO, the FX45 is a bionic cheetah... :puke: Check the attachment for the truth on the Cayenne. :P

Just because I have an X5 and love it, I'd say go with the Ultimate Driving Machine.

Also, the X5 has the new X drive all wheel drive system which is a lot better than the previous all wheel drive system. *th-up*

Also, you can get the 3.0 in manual *love*

But if I were you, I'd test drive them both!

Ryousuke
10-03-2004, 12:38 AM
I really love Cayenne Turbo for some reason... that and G55 AMG :\ but overthose 2 I think it would be better X5

Simby
10-03-2004, 01:02 AM
I'd guess the 2 cars would drive about the same. Which brand does he like better? I'd get the X5 over a VW any day. But I would take a Cayenne over a X5. Just merely brand preference for me.

328is_Perf
10-03-2004, 01:59 AM
you forgot to add Porsche Cayenne Turbo S to the choices ... 0-60 in low 5's ... quarter mile 13.4 ... how nice is that???

rodo
10-03-2004, 02:47 AM
dude, on thing is the S and the beefed up model that does low 5 is the turbo, the s does 7.4 sec

TiemenT
10-03-2004, 09:37 AM
no Touareg.. buy an X5 or the Range Rover

DrunkFuX
10-03-2004, 11:41 AM
X5 for sure !

///MAC
10-03-2004, 11:46 AM
RANGE ROVER is very nice, but the X5 is sweet too, i like the X5 over the VW, VW just seems to much like the porsche, cheaper version of it, so if u buy the VW might as well get the porsche, IMO

Ryousuke
10-03-2004, 12:12 PM
no Touareg.. buy an X5 or the Range Rover


there is about 50k difference between X5 and Range Rover :D

Understated
10-03-2004, 12:21 PM
^^Tru but the 02+ range rovers are PUREEEEE sickness!....i'd buy one if i had the cash...their definately superior SUVs!...luxurious as FCUK...and still capable offroad :)

Sickbimmer
10-03-2004, 12:24 PM
The Toureg 3.2 has a sweet interior

johnoz
10-03-2004, 02:06 PM
^^Tru but the 02+ range rovers are PUREEEEE sickness!....i'd buy one if i had the cash...their definately superior SUVs!...luxurious as FCUK...and still capable offroad :)


How about all the notorious electrical problems that ROvers have? This one affected?

DrunkFuX
10-03-2004, 02:41 PM
there is a new Touareg that is sexy.. with a 6litre W12 with 450hp (0-60 in 5.9 sec)

http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/7103.jpg
http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/7104.jpg
http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/7102.jpg
http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/7105.jpg
http://www.autoweek.nl/images/480/7106.jpg

Simby
10-03-2004, 02:44 PM
Wow, 450 HP in a Toureg is crazy. But that's out of the price he's looking in for sure. I'd assume they would price this this pretty high, a little lower than the Phaeton. Now how many people are willing to pay 100gs for a VW? Not many by what I see! Might as well get the Cayenne instead. VW are starting to price their cars too high. It's not even a Audi....

Understated
10-03-2004, 02:46 PM
How about all the notorious electrical problems that ROvers have? This one affected?

not sure, my parents never looked at the rover because of their insane gas consumption...so i never bothered looking into recalls and whatnot.

But the 02' was practically a completely NEW Range rover....so i'ms ure the 1st model year had it's share of problems...but i'm confident it's been sorted out by now (04 model year)

Justin e36
10-03-2004, 02:58 PM
sorry but I'd have to say.
Cayenne > Touareg > X5

DrunkFuX
10-03-2004, 06:01 PM
Range Rover > X5 4.8 > Cayenne Turbo > Touareg W12 Sport

03 Dinan 3
10-03-2004, 06:44 PM
we're getting so off topic here.
THe guy's looking for a 50,000 SUV. Not a 100,000 speed demon truck.
I still say X5 3.0i.

lvan
10-03-2004, 11:13 PM
Volvo SUV looks so nice.

Paul540/m3
10-03-2004, 11:41 PM
I've got an X5 4.4i and I can't imagine anything being better than it. I've also driven the FX45. The X5 is better than the Infiniti except for the 0-60 run... The X5 is so stable, fast, comfortable, looks awesome and it's a bimmer! I'm sure the Toureg is really nice, but I'm not a fan of the rear end. I find BMW has perfected the looks of the X5. The Cayenne's rear end looks like crap IMO, the FX45 is a bionic cheetah... :puke: Check the attachment for the truth on the Cayenne. :P

Just because I have an X5 and love it, I'd say go with the Ultimate Driving Machine.

Also, the X5 has the new X drive all wheel drive system which is a lot better than the previous all wheel drive system. *th-up*

Also, you can get the 3.0 in manual *love*

But if I were you, I'd test drive them both!

I was actually going to suggest the cayenne V6. It starts at 60g and is absolutely beautiful. It is sportier than the toureg, its a completely different feel. I say drive them all and pick the 1 u like but the cayenne gets my vote ;) (my mom has 1) haha