Top 10 for 2019

My Top Ten New Vehicles for 2019. Based on personal driving experience, this is my top 10 vehicles that I would spend my own money on. SUV’s: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Toyota 4Runner, Audi Q5. Sedans: Dodge Charger, Genesis G80 Sport. Coupes: Audi S5, Porsche Cayman. Hatch Back: Golf R. Pickup Truck: For the Full Size, Dodge RAM. Midsize, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

Audi Q5. Avoid the versions with the 2.0T engine. Although they are “just fine” the Supercharged 3.0 V6 engine is just so bloody good. Torque like crazy, they handle great and feel properly quick for an SUV. Very comfortable. Not cheap though. Not by any means. Just worth every penny.
VW Golf R. This is what the GTI should have been. Over 300 horses and 300 torques being thrown to the ground via All Wheel Drive. This isn’t just a Hot Hatch, it’s the Hottest of the Hatches.
Porsche Cayman It’s a better car than their 911. Period.
Audi S5 Audi’s best looking car in the history of the brand. And it drives just as good as it looks, with their fantastic Quattro all wheel drive system… Unstoppable speed.
Genesis G80 Sport. Sport and Luxury combined perfectly, giving you far more car for your money than any Euro brand can offer.
RAM 1500. Fan. I’m just a huge fan. And they are great looking trucks too. Ford and Chevy and trying to look like Electric Razors, and RAM is trying to actually look like a truck.
Taco Pro. Rugged, Reliable, with proven off-road chops. It’s the truck that all other midsized trucks are judged by.
4Runner TRD Pro. The only reasonable SUV that’s still body on frame and can actually still go off roading, not just Dirty Roading.
Dodge Charger. There’s a reason it’s the king of cop cars. But in civilian trim, it’s actually really nice inside, well appointed, and comfortable. And it looks the business.
Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep’s best vehicle, period. So many options it can be anything you want it to be. And it looks mean as hell. It’s just not as good in the Rough as a 4Runner for gnarly off-roading. But you can’t get a 4Runner with a Hemi.

4 thoughts on “Top 10 for 2019”

  1. Some YouTube car channel (can’t remember which one) did a comparison of the new Boxster vs the new 911. The 911 outperformed the Boxster in every category…. but only just. Certainly not enough to justify the $30k price difference.

    If I ever buy a new Porsche… and I never thought I’d say this… I’ll take a Boxster or Cayman over a 911 any day of the week.

    1. Porsche has the Boxer on one end, the 911 on the other, and the Cayman right in the middle. In HP numbers and Pricing. Putting it in the middle is artificially done… it’s detuned so as to not step on the 911’s toes. You can boost up the Cayman to be very much squarely in the 911 territory, with a car that is better balanced with naturally better handling. And you’ve saved something like 50 grand and beyond. Yes, as much as I like the 911 family, the Cayman is the one to get.

  2. No argument with your choices. Whatever works for you is fine by me. I chose the Toyota Tundra over the Tacoma a few years back and remain glad I did. Better ride and handling on and off road and increased cargo capacity are winners for me. Mine is bone stock except for upgraded tires and still hasn’t been in the shop for anything except routine maintenance since it was bought new in 2014.

    The TacoPro is a nice truck but for 99% of what I need the Tundra beats it. The extended cab 4×4 configuration I chose gives me most of the seating capacity of the 4Runner with a covered bed for big, heavy, nasty stuff if the need arises.

    Not ever been in the same class as the big Ram trucks but I don’t tow much so it works fine – so far.

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