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      09-22-2020, 06:00 PM   #23
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Jeeves, any updates? Have you driven a Macan S/GTS yet? Iím down to choosing between a Macan GTS and an X3 M40i. The Macan is more expensive to lease but I had an extended test drive today (in just a base Macan, no less) and it felt just so good to drive. Perfect ride/handling balance. Not a fast as the X3 M40i in a straight line but you could tell it carries more speed through the corners.

Porscheís CarPlay integration sucks, though. CP uses only a tiny section of their giant new screen and itís essentially touch only. Thereís no physical next track button anywhere in the Macan and I found no way to activate Siri. Also no HUD on any trim level.
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Personally, I don't get the appeal of a firm riding performance SUV with poor off road capability. Why would you want a performance vehicle with high center of gravity?

If you want performance, get an M3/M4 They're always going to be a great choice. They are very desirable and most people want one or enjoy having one.

Also, I love the ride quality, looks and usefulness of a GLC. It's a great choice too if you're looking for room and comfort. My family has one and we have no complaint so far. Don't get the glossy wood trim. Choose a matte finish center trim unless you enjoy fingerprints all over the place.

Tesla Model Y looks good for an SUV and it's super fast but super heavy too. Eventually we will all be driving an electric vehicle so why not enjoy an ICE for a while. Gas is cheap. Let Tesla work out all the bugs and the pricing.
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I love the ride quality, looks and usefulness of a GLC. It's a great choice too if you're looking for room and comfort. My family has one and we have no complaint so far. Don't get the glossy wood trim. Choose a matte finish center trim unless you enjoy fingerprints all over the place.
Agree, the wife ended up getting one and she loves it. She daily's it in DC traffic and uses the hatch to bring the dog to work with her, and we use it when taking the grandchildren or family/friends out or when I need to do a home depot run. Huge backseat, bigger than both the E-Wagon and X5 we also looked at. Its a perfect comfortable daily driver. Also her having an SUV allows me to stay with sedans/coupes! And we still have our Z4 for the weekends so its a win-win.
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