Re: 'Motor Trend''s July article on 4 diesel-powered SUVs
Since I owned a 2005 Boxster (which I sold to get the Cayenne), and still own Jeeps, I would disagree about maintenance costs. At least at the dealerships. From my own experience, servicing at Chrysler dealers is as expensive as at Porsche dealerships.
I would say that the prior two generations (pre Daimler Benz) Jeeps would last and last. Specially the 4.0 in-line six. They are also a lot less complicated than the current Jeeps or Porsches.
Oh, btw, I did not order any of those fanciful PASM and air suspension on the Cayenne. IMHO, a waste of money for most driving styles. I do agree that even if you are careful about the options, it is still around $70+. Including the $150 black out trim (what? You want chrome?)
Current vehicles: 2004 4.0 WJ, 2003 4.0 TJ.
2014 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.