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Well..I need some help.

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Im considering selling my car. Ive had a few parties interested in buying it lately. I really am attatched to this car, but I have 2 "street race" cars. The porsche is sooo much faster, i only drive the M5 now...well, when i feel like its been neglected. Anyway, I could keep it and be happy for another 3 years, or I could get this. It matches my car perfectly and I could drive it like a truck.
Help me out here!!!


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I dont know, I like your M better, its a good looking car, but if your ready for a change, your ready for a change. Keep in mind I also dont have a porsche to drive on daily basis, so maybe the change would be good, let us know what you end up doing. Josh
Phillym5, I loved what you did asthetically to your car so much, I am in the process of replicating it on mine. It would be a shame to see it go.

I've never been fond of SUVs let alone a Porsche SUV. But if you plan on getting one to "drive like a truck", you could do a lot worse then a Porsche :hihi: . That said, if I had that kind of money to be considering cars as accessories to my other cars... it'd be a much wider list of cars then one "SUV".

Have fun trying to decide :cheers: .
Lose the M5 and get the Cayenne? ouich I know how much you love the E39, but bmwusa put it right. If it is time for change...
I think an M5 would be a car I could never let go of, but I'm also not you. It will be a tough decision, but if I were you I would hold on the M5 for a little longer and see how you feel in a few months.
If you get the Cayenne, get the Twin Turbo.

I had a Cayenne S my wife drove. She drove it all the time since it cannot compare to driving M5. I got rid of it. Its is definitely not a vehicle to keep outside expired factory or extended warrantys.

Resale value sucks awful, lots of recall bulletins, TSBs and repeat dealer visits to fix things that should not happen in $60-$100K cars, 6000lbs, not much cargo room, rear seats are tight, the turbo drinks gas heavily, you prob get 10MPG or less if you like to mash out. I dont know man i think the Cayenne hype fad is all over. I got mine on a whim, one of my worst car buying mistakes.
I think if Porsche kept it exclusive with the S and TT, and not make the VW welfare powered 6cyl. it would keep the resale values higher and the vehicle would be more exclusive.
If you are looking for a powerful SUV I would say consider the Range Rover Overfinch. 380bhp 5litre V8(sounds kinda familar?), and the interior like no other.

- Kin
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Or, I came across this 650HP Volvo SUV!

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Hey Josh,

It's understandable the M isn't getting used when you have such a great P-car to enjoy. But I'll bet the Cayenne won't see any more use than the M is currently getting, after the newness wears off in a couple months.

Maybe just sell the M. Or sell the M and the P, and buy something crazy-fast.

Yeah. I decided to keep it. Elevens is right. I would get bored with it. So, im keeping the M. I have too much time and money invested in it. Plus, i cant trade a M5 for a Cayenne S. :nono:

thanks for the advise guys.

If the M5 isn't your daily driver and you don't actually enjoy driving it all that much then it makes sense to me.
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