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    Re: G63 this time round

    Sorry , but I still don't get this car.  Unless you live in a place where your main roads are dirt roads , I would never buy this. It just does not make any sence. It looks good, but that s it.  Everything is ancient in that car ( expect engine ). Driving position , chassis , steering , etc....  I can t understand people who want to drive this in urban areas , there is no joy in it and it looks completly out of places 


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    I have never understood this car. It looks unique and nothing else. It drives and handles on street roads like "crap". As an offroader this car is sensational. Audi Q7 offer much more for the half of price.

    Here in Stuttgart you can see a ton of this G and G AMG driving the Theodor Heuss Street with full throttle.


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    Re: G63 this time round

    ALDO:

    Here in Stuttgart you can see a ton of this G and G AMG driving the Theodor Heuss Street with full throttle.

    In Gstaad, Switzerland, the G AMG is the poshmobile of choice too Smiley


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    Congrats on the G! My buddy has one and I love looking at it, but it certainly drives like a school bus compared to the likes of Cayenne a Turbo and X5M. But who cares, most of us here have much sportier cars for those type of driving. 


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    Amazing car and great addition to your AM Smiley


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    Gnil:

    Sorry , but I still don't get this car.  Unless you live in a place where your main roads are dirt roads , I would never buy this. It just does not make any sence.

     

    And the thing is, the G doesn't make any sense. But still it has a cool factor we can't deny. It's like Alfas, there's something about them petrolhead like but in reality most people would never buy them. 


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    Not sure that transposes to the UK - This car has the same cachet as a Hummer in to me. I'm seeing an increasing number in London but most have been blinged up in some way. Each to their own (after all, I have an XC90 & 1 series BMW!) different strokes for different folks I guess.


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    Re: G63 this time round

    Gnil:

    Sorry , but I still don't get this car.  Unless you live in a place where your main roads are dirt roads , I would never buy this. It just does not make any sence. It looks good, but that s it.  Everything is ancient in that car ( expect engine ). Driving position , chassis , steering , etc....  I can t understand people who want to drive this in urban areas , there is no joy in it and it looks completly out of places 

    Amazing car, especially for speed limited countries and urban areas. Very comfortable, amazing sound, feels like a tank, doesn't really drive like one (seriously) and it has that special quality feeling you barely get nowadays in cars.


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    bridggar:

    Not sure that transposes to the UK - This car has the same cachet as a Hummer in to me. I'm seeing an increasing number in London but most have been blinged up in some way. Each to their own (after all, I have an XC90 & 1 series BMW!) different strokes for different folks I guess.

    Hummer had much worse driving feel and chassis setup, steering was crap as well. The G63 plays in a different class!


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    Re: G63 this time round

    RC:
    Gnil:

    Sorry , but I still don't get this car.  Unless you live in a place where your main roads are dirt roads , I would never buy this. It just does not make any sence. It looks good, but that s it.  Everything is ancient in that car ( expect engine ). Driving position , chassis , steering , etc....  I can t understand people who want to drive this in urban areas , there is no joy in it and it looks completly out of places 

    Amazing car, especially for speed limited countries and urban areas. Very comfortable, amazing sound, feels like a tank, doesn't really drive like one (seriously) and it has that special quality feeling you barely get nowadays in cars.

    Strange, I just thought I read a review by Whoopsy who owns one ( and is thinking about selling it )  that was saying the complete opposite 


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    Compared to his other cars maybe? 

    So I wonder why he got one in the first place? yes

    Yes, I would prefer a Cayenne Turbo S over a G63 if I had to choose but I only need a SUV with kids and a G63 would be a classic and also a car I could keep forever. A Cayenne Turbo S would probably be outdated in five years tops.

    I cannot look at the 955 anymore...I cannot believe I even owned two of them.

    The G63 is no sports car or even close to one and yes, even in the SUV world, the G63 isn't probably the best choice if you are looking for a somehow "sporty" ride. However, the G63 isn't that bad and the latest version has lots of upgrades in the chassis and ESP sector. It feels like a SUV indeed but this is what I actually like about it. I hate my wife's Macan Turbo because it drives and feels more like a crossover or sedan than a real SUV. I need that "tank" feel in a SUV and the Macan lacks it.


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    Re: G63 this time round

    The G63 is built like a rock, a solid chunk of steel, when I am inside I feel very very safe. I posted pictures of my car when someone crashed into me before, the G has minimum damage when the Audi is all crumpled up.

    But the G also handles like a rock too laugh

    It is a narrow and boxy car, so driving around town is supposed to be easier, too bad the steering doesn't match and feels sluggish. It is also just a tad too tall for undergrounds. I had to watch the height limit closely.

    If I have the parking space, I would have kept the G when the Cayenne Turbo S comes in, but I don't and had to let it go. 

    Oh I had pushed the Turbo S to a 2017 model instead of a May production 2016, cause I wanted the new PCM with  Car Play.


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    My friend just picked up a white Turbo S, and I can't believe how quick these cars are these days! And comparing to a G63 is like comparing a van to a hot hatch, seriously! In fact, the first time I drove a G63, the steering reminds me completely of the Ford Transit van!


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    when i took into considertion our less than average quality roads, that we dont have autobahns for speeding, that i see no point in changing my suv every 5 years, especially due to our import rules and high import tax, the only suv that makes sense to my requirements is in fact the G.

    i have only put 10k kilometers on my x6m in 6 years and selling it, i would take a huge loss for a car that is basically still new.i decided against selling it and am just keeping it.

    if i would have gone for the svr (which i originally intended) i would be facing the same situation again in 5 years to come...or less.

    the G will cover my commuting needs perfectly. mainly short trips in the 5-15 km range. it is well suited to our bad roads and it performance covers my needs as well.

    furthermore, it makes up for its short comings in other departments. great engine, built like a tank,

    and yes...it does look and probably drives like a 1st gen pajero on steroids indecision


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    You gonna love the G. I still do.


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    Whoopsy:

    The G63 is built like a rock, a solid chunk of steel, when I am inside I feel very very safe. I posted pictures of my car when someone crashed into me before, the G has minimum damage when the Audi is all crumpled up.

    I was about to mention that exact incident. Also on a side note I've been seeing a ton of G around San Diego lately.  


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    Enmanuel:
    Whoopsy:

    The G63 is built like a rock, a solid chunk of steel, when I am inside I feel very very safe. I posted pictures of my car when someone crashed into me before, the G has minimum damage when the Audi is all crumpled up.

    I was about to mention that exact incident. Also on a side note I've been seeing a ton of G around San Diego lately.  

    It's easy for the inexperienced to parallel park and not have to worry about bumping into the cars in front and behind them.


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    apias:
    Enmanuel:
    Whoopsy:

    The G63 is built like a rock, a solid chunk of steel, when I am inside I feel very very safe. I posted pictures of my car when someone crashed into me before, the G has minimum damage when the Audi is all crumpled up.

    I was about to mention that exact incident. Also on a side note I've been seeing a ton of G around San Diego lately.  

    It's easy for the inexperienced to parallel park and not have to worry about bumping into the cars in front and behind them.

    I take a lot of pride in my parallel parking abilities  Smiley


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    That's why you don't need a G63 in San Diego.

    Or, maybe you do, to protect against the parallel parkers who have no pride and operate by feel -- i.e., when they feel their car hit the car in front or in back they know it's time to step on the brake.


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    apias:

    That's why you don't need a G63 in San Diego.

    Or, maybe you do, to protect against the parallel parkers who have no pride and operate by feel -- i.e., when they feel their car hit the car in front or in back they know it's time to step on the brake.

    Don't know about San Diego, but that is apparently standard practice in Paris.  Smiley


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    I think it's a hallmark of bad drivers everywhere.


    Re: G63 this time round

    Love it, can't pinpoint why but I'd never mind having one of these in the garage.


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    Re: G63 this time round

    fritz:
    apias:

    That's why you don't need a G63 in San Diego.

    Or, maybe you do, to protect against the parallel parkers who have no pride and operate by feel -- i.e., when they feel their car hit the car in front or in back they know it's time to step on the brake.

    Don't know about San Diego, but that is apparently standard practice in Paris.  Smiley

    Yeah. What's that all about? I've seen cars parked in Paris that are literally touching the car in front/behind it. The bumpers on Parisienne cars take a beating. And while we're bashing Paris, what's the deal with the dog crap all over the sidewalks? Smiley


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    intouch1:

     

    if i would have gone for the svr (which i originally intended) i would be facing the same situation again in 5 years to come...or less.

    Exactly.... the SVR is nothing else like the X6M.

    I 100% follow your reasoning. Great decision for an adorable, stylish and classy car Smiley


    Re: G63 this time round

    intouch1 : In your position and part of the world  the G makes total sense . Congratulations .  Where that car makes no sense is in North American  and European urban areas , where the down sides of it are far more then the ' cool' factor, or the nice sounding engine . 


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    Re: G63 this time round

    Gnil:

    intouch1 : In your position and part of the world  the G makes total sense . Congratulations .  Where that car makes no sense is in North American  and European urban areas , where the down sides of it are far more then the ' cool' factor, or the nice sounding engine . 

    Yeah, a Smart is the smarter choice in Europe. Smiley Smiley

    Luckily, the G class seems to have a comeback in Germany, see more G class on the road than ever. Unfortunately mostly Diesel or the non-AMG V8 models but still...


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    indecision


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    fully foiled with clear foil, tinted rear windows, packed up and ready to go into container:

     

    IMG_1570.jpgIMG_1571.jpg


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