View Full Version : a sport ute I could live with

07-09-2002, 11:52 PM
I think the future/former Mrs. Spears will be sporting one of these.

This is my sort of motor and mod choices. Got to love the 313 Hp V10 diesel with 550 lbs of torque. Also liked the part about the electronic swaybay disconnects.

VW new sports UTE (http://www.vwvortex.com/features/07_02/07_08/index.shtml)

07-10-2002, 09:39 AM

Mmmmmm, V-10 turbo diesel...

07-11-2002, 05:15 PM
SUV? It's along the lines of Porsche, BMW, LR-Geolander, and Lexus., Mercedes. Cool in their own right, but a far cry from a 4Runner, TrailBlazer, Disco, Explorer (soon to be a minivan), Tahoe, Expedition, or the likes.

They seem to be at the front end of what looks to be the next craze. What I would call the "Outbackization" of autos. Basically cars with more ground clearance. A beefed up Camry wagon, but not quite to the extent of a 4Runner. Chrysler has a cool one too. But like most other DC products, it will be worth nothing 5 years and 100k mi. later. Makes it hard to justify the $.

The V10 Diesel is a plus though. Pretty cool.
Future/Former Mrs. Spears, that's a good one.

Later. ~dso