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Thanks for all the suggestions guys! We went and did our test drive on Saturday and it didn't go all that well lol! To start, my stupid scanner was randomly dropping data, so my scan turned out pretty much useless. But, it didn't matter much...
So we jump on the freeway and so far so good - accelerates nicely and feels nice and solid; no shimmies, wobbles, or vibrations. Got up to about 90 mph and then eased back down to about 70 and cruised on the freeway for a bit; got off the freeway and waited at the off ramp. Light goes green and I hit the go pedal - no dice. Feels like I'm out of diesel. Strange... Salesman says, "feels like it's flooded..." I'm like, "no." lol! Make it around the corner and all I keep thinking is that I'm gonna have to get towed back to the dealership. I catch every damn red light between the freeway and the dealership and it does the same thing every time I accelerate - stumble stumble stumble. After the second red light, though, I finally catch on; at about 2k rpm I hear the turbo spool and it takes off like a rocket! I look back and see the biggest cloud of black smoke EVAR! lol! What's even funnier is that I'm in Silicon Valley, I mean, Scottsdale, AZ and there's a line of snobs behind me in their Benzs, Bimmers, and Bentleys and every time this thing hits 2k it lets out a huge cloud of black smoke that makes their cars completely disappear lol! The salesman was uber embarrassed and I'm laughing my *** off as my Wife giggles in the back seat lol!!! IT WAS AWESOME! lol
Anyway, needless to say, that left a pretty bad impression on my Wife and she really wasn't diggin this X. I'm sure it'll get fixed and it'll be fine, but she was feeling pretty uneasy about the whole thing. Plus, the white smoke at idle and random switches in the cab made me think there may be other issues with this thing that might come up in the future. So, at the end of the day, we're passing on this X and the search continues.
Thanks again to both of you for taking the time to make some suggestions - time to go get a good scanner (like the Insight) and go on some more test drives.