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    Audi S5 gone.... new car is....?

    I sold my Audi S5 last week.  With the 911 in the house, it was always going to be a poor second in driving fun, and so it went while the resale was good.  The S5 is a fantastic cruiser, much more comfortable in relaxed driving mode, but just did not fit into our current "portfolio" of cars any more.   What did I buy?  Here are some pics....  sorry conditions did not allow to get very far away from the car... but you will all know anyway what this is.  Smiley  Smiley

     

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    2011______,  2009 Porsche 911S


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     R8 


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso delivery Oct 2011


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    Looks like a Jag


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    yup XKR 

    Well done mate


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    Some great guesses, guys.... but.... wrong. Smiley   Some more pics..... I'm still struggling to get this wide-angle thing right...

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    2011______,  2009 Porsche 911S


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    Range Rover Sport!! 


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    Range Rover HSE


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     Congratulations! My first guess was going to be a Range Rover, until I realized you spilled the beans later in the thread 


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    Aw man I had it since the first shots ! It's a Range Rover Sport Supercharged. It's not a common pick against the X5/6 and Cayenne but IMO this car has a lot of character and a serious cool factor.

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    yep - the LED dots in the front light say it - very nice in the evenings....


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     Range Rover Sport - I got it with the second picture (rims), with the third (derivated leather stiches) it was clear!

    I have one, too - thats why I've seen it quickly - great choice, enjoy it!


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    OK, you guys are too good... it is indeed a RR Sport, Supercharged - even the Jaguar guesses were pretty close (same family).  I also gave it away in a thread a few months ago when I described being very impressed with driving the RRS, and less so driving the Cayenne S.    The RRS is deceptively fun... lots of character, very good body control especially with the Dynamic setting, and the S/C engine is just a beast.  Interior is top class; the leather aroma is up in the Bentley category.   And, unlike most 4x4 owners we intend to be off-pavement a fair bit... lots of pretty parts of western Canada that you can't get too without at least big clearance, and at times big traction ability as well. 

    So this summer will be a combination of 911 drives for power/fun/sports touring, and RR Sport drives for adventure.  Should be fun....

    Just a couple "zoomed out" shots - for those who have been patient with my teasing !!

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    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


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     looks great ! hope to see more pics of those off road trips, and heres to many happy miles on it 


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     How is the boot space in this SUV ?  Is it adapted to a family of 5 ?  ( I suppose not, but it would be great if it is  )


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     997.2 C2S, PDK, -20mm


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     Good choice! 


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso delivery Oct 2011


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    Lovely SUV for Canadian backroads, I remembered your impression with the RR so it was no surprise, smart move

    BTW, are you located in Regina by any chance


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    Great choice, congratulations! Yes, we do want to see pictures of those off-road trips in the near future...


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    From one Land Rover owner to another.


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    4trac, congrats on the Range Rover.

    What was your overall opinion of the S5 as far as quality and interior. Did the interior feel solid and rattle free when on the road ?...

    Thanks...


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    throt

    "I didn't do it"


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    Wow - all these other RR owners lurking on RT !!  Who knew?  I was aware BlackOctober had one, but not Lars997 or Spyderidol...

    @gnil:  RRS boot space is OK; it is boxy which helps, and the rear seats fold virtually flat, which I was disappointed the new Cayenne does not (has a big slope when folded - nowhere near flat..).  Rear seat would be snug for 3 big adults but OK for kids, but lots of headroom at least.   I expect for those carrying 5 all the time, the slight extra size of the traditional Range Rover (the "classic") would be worth it; we are just 2 of us now, and the Sport is plenty of room for us + bikes/equipment etc, or the occasional use ferrying around friends/family. 

    @throt:  the S5 quality is superb; no problems with the car in my 1.5 years, including interior, certainly no rattles or trim wearing out.  This is a fantastic car for long distance touring; long wheelbase and good suspension tuning means supple ride, and the much quicker steering ratio than the Audi sedans adds nimbleness; but again it is not a 911 and never will be (likely why people were a bit disappointed with the RS5 - based on a tourer and even the RS can't change that). 

     

     


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    2011 Range Rover Sport S/C,  2009 Porsche 911S


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    Thank you, 4trac..

    I really like the sleek RS5 but it has seemed to have disappointed many, probably due to your point.

    Enjoy your RR, buddy....


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    throt

    "I didn't do it"


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    Very nice car, I like it.

    Enjoy.


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    The secret of life is to admire without desiring.


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    Great choice. They make a nice looking SUV.


     
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