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I am surprised no one ever asked this . My first SUV was a base Cayenne at the age of 54 that I bought for my wife in 2012 . Outside of that I had never even driven an SUV . I had driven a full size van as a teenager (I had a part time job in college delivering ) and a minivan as an adult (dated a woman with children and it was her car) but no SUV . I went right from that Cayenne to my first CUV in 2014 with my first Macan Turbo . That first Macan Turbo blew me away . It was so ahead of anything at that time on the road in its class .

So what did you have and if you had a long list of SUV's what is the take away from each that got you to a Macan ? Do you miss anything that you had in a previous SUV ? Is there something with the Macan that you would never want to give up to go back ?
 

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I've owned a Toyota SR5 pickup with a V6 (super dependable), and a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with a V6 (bang for the buck best luxury vehicle), but other than that, the rest of my long list of vehicles were cars with both manual & automatic transmissions. What I miss most from the SUV/trucks were the dependability of the Toyota (55,000 miles, oil & gas only), and how good in the snow my old Jeep Grand Cherokee was, that and when I remote started the Jeep on a cold morning, the heated driver's seat, the heated steering wheel, and the heated outside mirrors would activate automatically as well. In the Summer, a remote start would activate the A/C and the driver's ventilated seat.

My last vehicle was a 2016 Mercedes C450, my pending 2020 Macan GTS will be my second Porsche, and the main features that made me buy another Macan was it's handling, it's looks, the PDK transmission, and how solidly built the Macan is. I HATE interior squeaks/rattles....drives me CRAZY!
 

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Two jeep Cherokees (the original version) one 4-door and a rare 2-door, Ford Expedition, Ford Edge, Jeep Wrangler, Ford Sportrac (the 2nd and last version), another Ford Edge, then the Macan. Still have the last Edge and the Sportrac. All vehicles were 4x4 or AWD. Also still have a 2003 Audi TT Quattro a mini SUV. Love AWD / 4X4. Always needed the SUV for family vacations, towing boats, hauling boat gear, etc. Just very versatile. Had a couple of sedans for a while but just not as practical or useful as a SUV.
 

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GTS owner - First SUV for me and best all around car I’ve ever had

Age 16 - Chevy Cavalier
Age 22 - Honda Civic
Age 23 - VW Jetta
Age 26 - Audi A4
Age 28 - BMW 335
Age 39 - Macan GTS
Age 39.1 - had first child
Age 41 now - dreaming about adding CPO cayman 😃
 

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Ford Escape Work car drove the he// out of it till I retired in 2015. It’s still on the road now over 180k.
Now 2 SUV’s the Macan and an SQ5. Hope to replace the Macan with something more sporty but really don‘t put more than 5k each on either a year now so that may not happen any time soon.
Now too many Suv’s.🤷‍♂️ Need an SUV break!
 

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I had a BMWX3 and an AudiQ5 before this. But clearly this Macan Base is way ahead of them in terms of acceleration, transmission, and ride quality. Very happy.
 

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I first did a BMW X3 in 2008. Really because my wife wanted to sit up higher. She had a $18K off-road excursion in the car in early 2009 and it took many trips back to the body shop and dealer to fix niggling little problems. After my wife passed away in early 2010, I traded the X3 on my personal preference for a family truckster, a 2011 BMW 328i Wagon (with manual transmission, M sport, etc.) Loved that car! It was purchased by Enthusiast Auto as one of the last of the manual transmission wagons imported by BMW.

After remarrying in 2012, sold that wagon to get a 2014 X3 for new wife. The Macan will replace that X3. In a perfect world, I would not own an SUV, except that BMW has stopped selling wagons in the USA and the Macan -- particularly the GTS -- is just such a perfect package. I'm really looking forward to ordering and taking delivery.
 

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Well, kinda.
1st - VW Golf (MK 5)
2nd - VW Golf GTI (MK 6)
3rd (latest) - BMW X1

Despite the X1 having AWD, it was front-based, and resembled a beefed-up hatchback under usual circumstances. In terms of dynamics, doesn't even come close to the Macan - I was sold after one test drive. No doubt, I can't wait for my green machine to arrive.
 

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I used to be a Toyota guy. I drove a Toyota RAV4 for 13 years that I bought brand new back then.
Before that I was in a Toyota Camry for 5 years.
Now, it will be Porsche forever.
 
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Of course...
2007 4Runner Sport Edition
2009(?) Acura MDX - sooo CUV
2011 4Runner Limited
2014 4Runner Trail Edition with lots of goodies done to it... I still miss that truck.
Then the 2017 Macan GTS (with a handful of goodies too)
EDIT: And our other current car is a 2018 LR Discovery HSE... so we do plenty of SUVs, obviously.

.... still have no idea where I’m going after the GTS...


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Here's my list;

1939 Cadillac V12 w/side mounts (black)
1947 Dodge 4dr side valve 6cyl (green)
1954 Ford 4dr OHV V8 (blue)
1955 Pontiac 4dr V8 (black/white)stick
1957 Pontiac 4dr V8 (green/green)
1959 Pontiac 2dr V8 supercharged (white)
1961 Corvair 2dr (bronze)
1956 VW (blue)’Myrtle the Turtle’
1954 MG TF 1250
1954 VW dune buggy (Meyers Manx).This was shown in the Seattle Auto Show two years in a row. (Metal flake orange)
1965 Corvair (180 HP turbo), (green)
1968 VW (beige)
1966 Mustang fastback 289 c.i.V8 (yellow)
1969 Lotus Europa R16 Renault engine (British racing green)
1971 BMW 2002 OHC 4cyl (orange)
1973 BMW 3.0s OHC 6cyl (green)
1978 Lotus Esprit (black)
1978 BMW 530i OHC 6cyl (bronze)4 speed stick
1979 BMW 730i OHC 6cyl (silver)4 speed stick
1979 Ferrari 308 GTS OHC V8 Weber carburetors (red)
1986 Toyota MR2 (red)
1991 Toyota MR2 turbo (red)
1989 Nissan Pathfinder (silver/black)automatic
2018 Porsche Macan S (Sapphire blue) PDK

That Pathfinder went 28 years for me. When I drove into the local Porsche dealership to deal on a Macan I was ignored. I went across the country to find a friendly discount ready dealer.
 

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Age 16 1958 Chevy wagon
Age 18 1956 Mercedes 190SL
Age 22 1968 Rambler American
Age 27 1978 Datsun 280z
Age 32 1973 VW Type 3
Age 36 1987 BMW 528
Age 40 1991 Mazda Miata
Age 50 1994 Lexus SC
Age 54 2005 Subaru Legacy
Age 59 2007 Porsche Cayman
Age 61 2013 Lexus GS 350
Age 69 2018 Porsche Macan
So, no never an SUV. The only one that I ever saw that I liked, before I was 40, was Bill Harrah's Jeep Grand Wagoner, that he put a Ferrari engine, so he could drive fast up down the mountain between Reno and Lake Tahoe.
 

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Here's my list;

1939 Cadillac V12 w/side mounts (black)
1947 Dodge 4dr side valve 6cyl (green)
1954 Ford 4dr OHV V8 (blue)
1955 Pontiac 4dr V8 (black/white)stick
1957 Pontiac 4dr V8 (green/green)
1959 Pontiac 2dr V8 supercharged (white)
1961 Corvair 2dr (bronze)
1956 VW (blue)’Myrtle the Turtle’
1954 MG TF 1250
1954 VW dune buggy (Meyers Manx).This was shown in the Seattle Auto Show two years in a row. (Metal flake orange)
1965 Corvair (180 HP turbo), (green)
1968 VW (beige)
1966 Mustang fastback 289 c.i.V8 (yellow)
1969 Lotus Europa R16 Renault engine (British racing green)
1971 BMW 2002 OHC 4cyl (orange)
1973 BMW 3.0s OHC 6cyl (green)
1978 Lotus Esprit (black)
1978 BMW 530i OHC 6cyl (bronze)4 speed stick
1979 BMW 730i OHC 6cyl (silver)4 speed stick
1979 Ferrari 308 GTS OHC V8 Weber carburetors (red)
1986 Toyota MR2 (red)
1991 Toyota MR2 turbo (red)
1989 Nissan Pathfinder (silver/black)automatic
2018 Porsche Macan S (Sapphire blue) PDK

That Pathfinder went 28 years for me. When I drove into the local Porsche dealership to deal on a Macan I was ignored. I went across the country to find a friendly discount ready dealer.
Yikes . I don't even think I could write a full list of cars . Does that even include cars when married that you bought? I can at least still count the number of times I got married though . ;)
 

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Of course...
2007 4Runner Sport Edition
2009(?) Acura MDX - sooo CUV
2011 4Runner Limited
2014 4Runner Trail Edition with lots of goodies done to it... I still miss that truck.
Then the 2017 Macan GTS (with a handful of goodies too)
EDIT: And our other current car is a 2018 LR Discovery HSE... so we do plenty of SUVs, obviously.

.... still have no idea where I’m going after the GTS...


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After reading your list I have a feeling it may go in the direction of a less expensive SUV and a Porsche performance vehicle (718 or 911)
 

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I used to be a Toyota guy. I drove a Toyota RAV4 for 13 years that I bought brand new back then.
Before that I was in a Toyota Camry for 5 years.
Now, it will be Porsche forever.
I now at least 3 people who have never bought anything other than a Camry .The Macan must have been a huge step.
 

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Never before. In the 28 years i have been driving I first had a compact car, from that I moved on to three sedans in a row (one Ford and two Audi A6), and then, the Macan.
Wow . This Porsche event for you where you ended up with multiple cars must have been a really big deal . Granted . for me any car is always a big deal but I came from a baseline of sports cars and modded cars . Now in older age just leaving then stock has been a sign of maturing .. I think. :unsure:
 

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Well, kinda.
1st - VW Golf (MK 5)
2nd - VW Golf GTI (MK 6)
3rd (latest) - BMW X1

Despite the X1 having AWD, it was front-based, and resembled a beefed-up hatchback under usual circumstances. In terms of dynamics, doesn't even come close to the Macan - I was sold after one test drive. No doubt, I can't wait for my green machine to arrive.
The X1 and cars like it always confused me . They look like an SUV but in some cases they seem smaller than some compact cars . For example I think there is more room in a Honda Civic than the HRV (both made by the same company). What led you to an X1 ?
 
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