What is the Swiss army knife of cars?

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A car that meets every need that arises, from hauling sheetrock to carving corners? It just can't be possible, can it? Sure it can, depending on your needs and tolerance for compromise. What is the Swiss army knife of cars?

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At the risk of being tagged a drooling, blindly aspirational catchpole of the petit-bourgeois, my vote goes to the BMW X5M. It handles corners a bit better than the Porsche Cayenne S, and while it can't swallow an entire standard slab of sheetrock, it can... ok, it can't go off road either. Ok, it's good in the snow. There must be others, right?

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I"ll take this in a different direction.. Swiss Army Knife, a single tool you bring with you to get you out of whatever situation you find yourself in. All your tools are tucked and folded into itself.. the vehicle translation for this? A DAKAR CHASE TRUCK! Like this VW team chase truck here..