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#1380 of 2038 new car headlights fogged up (again)
Feb 24, 2005 (7:30 am)
Picked up my 2005 Cayenne S last night. As part of the pre-inspection I noticed that one of the lights was a bit fogged up and pointed it out. The dealer turned the Bi-Xenons on and within a minute or so, the amount had subsided to the lower corner and he claimed it would disappear completely. However, after driving home for 30 minutes, BOTH headlights were 50% covered with moisture on the inside! You'd think that by 2005, Porsche would have fixed this issue for good.
Anyhow, how easy is this to do yourself or should I just take it back and have them do it?
#1381 of 2038 Re: Interesting 1st 3 days [xspectman]
Feb 24, 2005 (9:53 am)
I've had my Cay S since May 2004, only problem was a pwer window motor that was replaced. Over 12,000 fun and carefree miles so far! I have the 18' turbo wheels and conti tires(just replaced with michlins) My experience with the Cay has been excellent. Far better than the S class and BMW 7 I had before. Unless you got a lemon, I think you will enjoy the Cay immensly.
Feb 24, 2005 (6:37 pm)
mine since may 2003...
so far no real problems....nothing big...
I got the rear latch broken...but it was my fault....
never got any condensation, even after this wet rainy season...
but I think you just have to take out the dessicant and dry it....but Porsche should take care of this seemingly persistant but otherwise simple, problem...
I have had less problems with this car than I had with the Jaguar....
#1383 of 2038 Less Problems Than With a Jag?
Feb 24, 2005 (6:52 pm)
Gee, isn't that damnation by faint praise? Forget about Jaguar, let me give you a better comparison. I've had better luck with our Cay than any of the Jeep Grand Cherokees that we routinely ran out to 120K miles with only oil changes.
I've owned a Cay V6 for two months, zero problems, no vibration with either the OEM 17" Continentals or a set of 18" Dunlop Grand Trek winter tires. In fact (and this embarrasses me to admit it) I've never even checked the tire pressure! (Dennis721, were they on the money?). I expected to burn a little oil during the break in period but didn't. I think that for a drive away price of 43-45K these cars are a great value and I think will have excellent resale. My concerns are so trivial that my late father would roll over laughing were he to hear them: the heated steering wheel only comes on at 27 degrees or below, I wish the mirrors had a power fold feature, and the radio reception isn't great.
The only puzzlement I have is why anyone would even look at an X5 and put up with all the BS attendant to owning one of the blue propellers.
#1384 of 2038 Re: Less Problems Than With a Jag? [blckislandguy]
Feb 24, 2005 (7:55 pm)
I think you can correct the spotty reception by going to the Audio button then down to traffic and then uncheck it.
My mirrors do electrically fold by turning the the mirror selection knob to five o"clock.
If you are experiencing problems see them through the car is more than worth it.
The only thing I would do it get a set of conti gran teks for winter driving. If it snows where you drive they are a must. 18" of course.
#1385 of 2038 Got my 20"rs and am happy
Feb 24, 2005 (7:57 pm)
Got my 20"rs mounted today (with tire pressure sensors) and must say, no more shimmy! Price went from $4,100 to $4,800 though! Had some spare tire Error warning messages but seems OK now.
Hey, I'll keep my 18"rs for next winter.
#1386 of 2038 Re: Less Problems Than With a Jag? [blckislandguy]
Feb 24, 2005 (11:51 pm)
sorry, but you are right....I did offer a bad example of a Jag...but hey...it was the top of line XJ-12.....(OK...so it still isn't saying much... )
I agree....I would think this car is worth it to get it right....go back to the dealer and insist to have all things corrected.
my friend's Honda Accord , 2001....with only 30,000 miles,,,,keeps dying on them , even on the freeway....and it has been in and out of the dealership for over 4 times already. They just got it back ...so we will see....
#1387 of 2038 Cayenne?
Feb 26, 2005 (12:27 am)
The Cayenne is just a tarted-up VW. Porsche is no longer for real.
Why couldn't they just make a sedan instead?
#1388 of 2038 Re: Cayenne? [xkss]
Feb 26, 2005 (1:07 am)
aha ! finally, a flamer !!! welcome ...
now, read up on all the info about what the cayenne can do....and compare it with the VW toureg, the X5, the others....
OK...yes, the price may be a tad more...but you get much more..including exclusivity .
after you do your homework, then we can talk....as you obviously do not know much yet...
#1389 of 2038 Re: Cayenne? [highender]
Feb 26, 2005 (10:52 am)
Do they list that on the invoice? What's the unit pricing on exclusivity!