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Porsche Cayenne, SUV
#1141 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Purchase [bkosaian]
Jul 26, 2004 (3:55 am)
Trailer hitch can be added at over twice the price which varies by dealer, but typically $ 1300 to $1400 as compared to factory price of $ 590. Yes the lower bumper apron is modified on the factory installed hitch. I dont think the navigation can be added and if you could you would most likely have to pay way to much to consider it. The situation with all aftermarket items at the porsche dealer is their high shop rate at between $ 90 to $ 120 per hour. I suppose the nav system could cost $ 6000 or more if a dealer was even able to install. I know installing one would mean the dash would more than likely have to be removed. I wanted navigation on mine too and and found cars that were perfect without it, but they never even suggested installing the navigation. Another option I wanted was the 6-cd changer and they said they would install it but the cost would be $1100 or $1200 versus the factory installed price of $650 on a new 2005. I also wanted the sport tail pipe option which is $1290 factory instaled and again the installation by a dealer was going to cost roughly double, for just a 2 flute adder to the exhaust outlets. Good luck!
#1142 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Purchase [bkosaian]
Jul 26, 2004 (7:54 am)
Are you working with your dealer to locate one? Or just checking their inventory. I could not find the options/color combo i wanted by looking around so I went to my local Porsche dealer and instead of settling he searched the entire Eastern Seaboard Inventory and the inventory at US ports and Inventory on the way over. I had about 15 different ones to chose from that met my criteria and ended up getting one that had just arrived and was sitting at a US port bound for Mississippi. My dealer(in Charlotte, NC)snagged it and had it shipped here, and I got just what I wanted and at over $6K off sticker. Black/black, Nav, CD changer, wood interior, wood steering wheel, xenons, electric comfort pkg/comfort seats, compass,window screens, 18" turbo wheels with gold badge, park assist,moonroof, heated seats, driver memory, mats
#1143 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Purchase [jimscays]
Jul 26, 2004 (2:57 pm)
I had the same experience. It took some time but if you extend your search you should come up close. If you`re looking for air suspension it will make the job tougher. Much smaller % ordered by dealers that way. Good luck!
#1144 of 2038 Thanks for Support
Jul 26, 2004 (4:31 pm)
Yes I am working with dealer. Thanks for comments on trailer hitch and nav. Will tell the dealer to look further as he only checked OH, IN, IL. (I live in MI) Thanks again and I am sure ill be back with more questions.
#1145 of 2038 Re: Porsche Service [habitat1]
Jul 26, 2004 (7:07 pm)
habitat1, I have said this before and I will say it again the gas thing was just a PART of my complaint, my major gripes, were lack of loaner car, service quality and the high charge. Here is a quote from my last post:
"Nevertheless, my original purpose was to complain about their service, and the whole gas thing was just a part of myriad of things that they lacked, and I am surprised you guys are concentrating on whether I have the right to expect a full tank or not. "
Furthermore, I don't buy expensive cars, I lease them. This car is a lease and I do intend to give it back (or sell it). I know they did a sub par job and charged too much for it, and trust me when I say I wrote to POA and filled out the service quality survey.
The car is running fine and any work done by porsche is guaranteed so if a related problem does arise they will fix it. Anyway, I am starting to wish I had never said the gas thing, it seems to be all everyone really cares about (except a few).
Jul 26, 2004 (8:57 pm)
I have an 04 Cay Turbo w/19" tires.
Guess what I discovered. At 15K+ miles, they are worn down. Apparently, this is only half of my problems. I can live with the performance tires balding at 15K. My front tires I believe are out of alignment and thus balding a couple of Ks too early. Once I replace the tires, I'll review the vibration issues that Hotsili and Steebie were discussing earlier.
So, I called my Porsche Dealer and asked for pricing. He told me $290 each. I thought it was a bit high so I called America's Tire. They checked and stated that Conti Sportcontact 4x4 can only be sold by Porcshe dealerships(1st Red flag). I called Porsche dealer and they said it'll take 5 days to get because they don't stock it (2nd Red flag). It's special order (3rd Red flag). This Porsche dealership is one of the larger if not largest Porsche dealership in Northern CA. I would venture to guess that the Silicon Valley is the largest Porsche market in the US.
Now, let's take a look at the implication of some idiot making this decision at Porsche. SUVs are recreational vehicles and people tend to drive far in them like for a vacation. So, imagine if you're on a two or four or six hour trip and you have a flat tire that can't be repaired. Ok, then you replace it with your "blow up" spare which can take you for about 100 miles. Drive or get towed to your nearest Porsche dealership? But most likely, they won't have the tires stocked (see red flag above) so you're SOL. Most Cay I see on the road and being sold do not have the "full size tire in the back mounted option". Can you wait 5 days for a special order? What about a tire shop? Well, they don't carry them because the can't sell it. It's too exclusive. Do others see this as a problem like I do? Are 19" Conti's that rare? Are we put at risk of not being able to buy the tires from whoever like getting gas?
BTW, I restate again. This is a fun car to drive.
#1147 of 2038 Re: Tire Availability [joemillionaire]
Jul 26, 2004 (11:02 pm)
Your alternative is ordering them online from Tirerack.com but it looks like they're on backorder too. They do have Pirelli tires in stock but I don't know how they perform compared to the Contis.
#1148 of 2038 I got a set of tires
Jul 27, 2004 (12:29 am)
on ebay...for about $287 for all 4, slightly used, cause the owner upgraded .
I also got a set of 20 " antera rim + wheels on ebay.
and I got AAA Extended tow service....
But sounds like joemillionaire has a point. And I see a lot of cay owners complain about premature tire wear. But even more to the point is the lack of tire stock. The car is just too new...and requires a tire that must resist allthe weight as well as the high speed ...something not commonly seen in autos.
....is that not covered by the tire maker ? I am going to bring the cay in for alignment and tire rotation in August.
#1149 of 2038 remote problems
Jul 27, 2004 (6:39 am)
After six months of trying to convince the dealership of the problem of the remotes working part time, they have agreed to replace. Supposely PCNA is redesigning a new remote that should be available this month. Will advise if and when the new remotes arrive and if they solve some of the remote problems. PCNA is reluctant to admit problems with the remotes and I would suggest you hound the dealer until he responds to the complaint.
#1150 of 2038 Tires under warranty
Jul 27, 2004 (1:57 pm)
Got my Cay back after 2 days in the shop. Very happy with the service – they gave me a loaner ML, fixed the vibration 75MPH and replaced my 2 front worn tires under warranty. Not sure who coved the tires Pirelli or Porsche…my guess is Pirelli. I think worn out tire, out of alignment and out of balance tires are only the symptoms of a much bigger problem. PCNA needs to find and fix the root cause otherwise, will be changing tires 2 times a year.
PCNA THIS IS NOT NORMAL.
joemillionaire, I got mine serviced at Fremont. I suggest you see them before you buy new tires.