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#1819 of 2038 Cayenne Service Questions
Aug 01, 2006 (5:20 am)
I have a 2005 Cayenne V6 - got it 5/2005 - has 13000 miles.
I am getting the indicator for 1st service in 200 miles.
I read here that costs can vary so I have called my local dealer, in Englewood, NJ & a few others in NJ trying to find out what the service consists of & what is cost.
The only answer I got - not from my dealer - was $500+tax for oil change, tire rotation, brake cleaning & full inspection. Sounds pretty high to me.
Can this car just be brought to Jiffy Lube or a local Porsche mechanic for oil change or will this mess with my warranty?
Anyone recommend a good priced local dealer for service.
I love the car & we havent really had any problems, except:
- key fob does suck - unlock / lock is really a pain
- plenty of trim pcs inside have fallen off: hood release latch, trunk latch molding & a few others
- when sitting in the front drivers seat & looking down, right where the floor mat starts I see open space with visible wires - is this normal?
Thanks in advance for any help.
#1820 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Service Questions [dknyc1]
Aug 03, 2006 (8:40 am)
I got my 2004 Cayenne S CPO so I didn't do the 15,000 mile service, but I just did the 30,000 mile one. It cost $1,600 which is basically a standard fee for the service. Obviously, the 15,000 mile service is less extensive so I would say $500 is entirely reasonable. Take it to Jiffy Lube??? I would never consider that. Regularly scheduled service for a vehicle under warranty should always be preformed by the dealer IMHO. Especially for a Porsche. I haven't had any of the problems you mentioned, and I don't see any wires.
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#1822 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Service Questions [dknyc1]
Aug 19, 2006 (6:22 am)
If I may suggest, you may just opt for the oil change and not do the "15000 mile service".
Other than the oil change, everything else is just "inspection" for which I have high degree of disregard in terms of the value for money. Oil change is the only real work here. You should be able to get the oil change done at dealer at approx. $ 200-$225.
At 30,000 miles, may be do a fuller service..
Just a thought..
#1823 of 2038 Need a Little Help
Aug 23, 2006 (9:37 pm)
I've been looking at a 2005 V6 with navigation and 18K miles. I'm being offered $41K for it, but I'm thinking $39K. It's in good shape with no dents, dings, or scratches. Is $41K too much or should I go lower? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also, does it only take premium unleaded and is the insurance premium high?
#1826 of 2038 Re: Cayenne Brakes [tturek]
Sep 01, 2006 (10:05 am)
Purchased a v-6 a few weeks ago, dealer told me that brakes would probably need to be replaced at 20k+
Sep 01, 2006 (10:45 am)
I would not mind the maintenance costs of Porsche (I knew it would be expensive when I bought it (2003 Cayenne S), what bugs me is the shortcomings of the vehicle after the 'repair':
Breaks where excellent in the beginning, but were factory recalled - now they squeek (and this is normal according to the local Porsche dealer)
Air Conditioning smells of vinegar for the first 2 minutes (and this is normal according to the local Porsche dealer)
Transmission needs revving up to 1200-1500rpm when the car is cold before the car moves, as the transmission fluid has settled (normal according to the local Porsche dealer, nothing they can do)
Tires wear is very high - every 10.000 miles they are due
Comfort Memory Package keeps on resetting to factory presets - can not be fixed
Parts on the interior are coming loose and falling off (they all get fixed free of charge, but 22 visits to the shop in 3.5 years is excessive.
The sad part is that Porsche USA or Porsche Deutschland does nothing about it, their point is that if it gets repaired, the problem is resolved (they forget that the customer is not happy about the poor quality of the $75000 car!!!)
#1828 of 2038 Re: Maintenance Costs [tmattstedt]
Sep 20, 2006 (11:58 am)
Squeaking brakes are normal, not matter what the make...but then again, they can be made to squeak less. I brought mine in ...and they have been fine ever since.
Air conditioning condensation ( water in the system) will smell like vinegar or fungus.....and this happens in many vehicles too. EVen my new Honda Odyssey.
The car is heavier, so let the engine warm up a few seconds, then go. Also, remmeber, there are over 35 computers on the thing, so it takes time to boot up and synchronize.
Tire wear and brake wear is high on larger vehicles. My mechanic says he does his suburban brakes every 12 months. Mine (cayenne) brakes have lasted 3 years and 36,000 miles. I found a mechanic that is factory traiined, and does it for hundreds less. Not much can be done with the tire wear, since these are performance tires. MY tires on the AcureTL ( yokohamas summer tires) lasted only 16 months....and the dealer said the same thing.
Comfort memory package can be set and left alone. However, if you have been bringing the vehicle to the dealership, and they had to disconnect the battery, then it resets to zero.
Parts of any car will fall off with usage...though it needs to be defined what kind of usage. I have parts fall off in the Jaguar, Acura, Toyota, HOnda, and Cayenne. OF course, they should all fix the darn things..so they never come off....!!! BUt once it is secured too tightly, then it is hard to remove them.
You are overlooking the fact that it is the best SUV /sports car... bar none.