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dream car

This Porsche Cayenne is a fun, fast and family friendly cruiser

This week’s dream car is an impressive all-rounder.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A luxury SUV with sporty characteristics. A fantastic all-rounder with great pace and space. A comfortable cruiser than can still offer a few thrills down a twist road than most other cars its size. I’d buy a Porsche Cayenne.

Why a Porsche Cayenne?

The Cayenne is a fun to drive SUV – and not many SUVs are fun to drive. It has quite a sporty driving position too, you sit low and hunkered down and this really adds to the driving experience. The 918-inspired multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters also makes you feel like you are driving something other than a big family hauler.

When you want a sports car but need room for five plus luggage space, the Cayenne is hard to beat.

What’s special about this particular one?

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This particular 2014 Porsche Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It is the special Platinum Edition which means it comes with a whole host of optional extras as standard.

It is finished in Meteor Grey metallic paint and has a contrasting Luxor Beige leather interior. It rolls on 19-inch Cayenne design alloy wheels and has privacy glass. It also features Power Steering Plus, Park Assist front and rear and a Convenience Package.

The Convenience Package includes the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system that features a seven-inch touchscreen navigation, BiXenon headlights with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS), Driver Memory Package seats, heated front seats and Auto Dimming Mirrors.

What does it look like in action?

Think a luxury SUV can’t do off-roading properly? Think again…

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Who else drives one?

Porsche fan Ellen DeGeneres owns a fleet of Porsches and one of them is a Cayenne. Former Disney stars Miley Cyrus and Nick Jonas both drive Porsche Cayennes and Sharon Stone owns one too.

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It costs €69,995. What else could you get for the money?

Looking for some alternative luxury SUVs with 3.0-litre diesel engines and an automatic gearbox? Well, for the same money, you could have this 2016 Audi Q7.

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… or this 2014 Range Rover Sport.

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