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Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

Not that I expected anything else but the MT SUVOTY winner was announced...wait for it....the Porsche Cayenne. Seriously. The damn thing costs almost twice as much as a somewhat equivelent Overland.

Not sure how any luxury priced vehical wins something like that. I would have been fine with the WK2 not winning if value was given a real weight in judging.

Oh well I guess it was too much to hope for realistic comparison anyway.

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Old 10-19-2010, 08:52 AM
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

wk2 fuel efficiency was most likely the reason
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

The reason is simple -- Porsche bought more advertising.
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

this is what i see when i see the cayenne-

-$$$$$$
-the person driving it most likely has lots of money
-this person driving prolly doesnt know much about SUVs to begin with and or bought it cause of the name


now put me in this persons shoes with his wallet in my back pocket and....

ill buy a cayenne just as well.

so i can see why but can also see why.

ehhh- but i aint rich nor will i ever be so i will never know- lolz
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

Bwaahaahaaa. Guess I'll be able to charge a hefty service fee for pulling one out of a 40" snowbank this winter. Make that a 5 incher.
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

Motor Trend is such a joke!
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:47 AM
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

I have no doubt the Cayenne is a perfectly good vehicle. I've read reviews where they take them bounding over dunes in Saudi Arabia. They ought to handle like a dream.

You're also paying for it.

I feel no need to cast aspersions on those who buy expensive and sporty vehicles. Others might say the same about those who buy Jeeps. That kind of thing is foolishness.

However, neither do I lament the Jeep's loss to the Porsche for this award. As I observed in another thread, Motor Trend's "* of the year" awards are meaningless.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:42 AM
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Re: Motortrend SUV OTY - What a joke!

I too thought the GC would be a serious contender for the award, but it's pretty hard to knock the Porsche. You can't just say the GC is the better truck because it offers more features for less, as the same argument also works the other way. Saying all Cayenne buyers are rich is also a little off. The Cayenne offers four models that cover all bases from V6 to V8, from gas to hybrid, from NA to FI, from 300hp to 500hp and from ~$47k to ~$105k.

And as others have said, you can only put so much weight in this award. Last year's SUVOTY crown went to the Subaru Forester for chrissakes :-)
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I love the Cayenne....much deserved. SUV of the Year though? More like CUV......
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My bad Techno, didn't mean to offend your sensibilities.

FWIW, just sold a Touareg to make room for the JGC.
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We considered the new Cayenne, and money be damned still prefer the Overland.
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