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#1835 of 2038 Cayenne resale and maintenance
Oct 03, 2006 (12:57 pm)
Hi boys, I am an older female who has driven Porsches since before most of you were born. 1960 saw me in a '58 356A Coupe. My first Cayenne Turbo was 2004, 30,000 miles in 11 months and I wanted the rear view camera and pano roof....so.....BIG HIT on trade. Exact figures were about $30,000 diff. But I got a roof, camera, wooden gearshift and every other option.
Maintenance is actually not as expensive as one might thiink. Back in 1958, my VW required oil changes every 1500 miles, valves adjusted every 3000 miles and when one figures inflation etc., it is cheaper to maintain a Cayenne....depreciaton excepted.
Tires...I took the summer tires off my 2005 Turbo at 20 miles and put on Khumo all season tires. Wear rating is about 460. At 20,000 miles they still have at least 1/2 their tread left. Mucch better than my original tires on my 2004 which I replaced at 18,000 miles.
Hope to hear some more on this site.........Fantine
#1836 of 2038 Re: Cayenne resale and maintenance [fantine]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 03, 2006 (4:11 pm)
I remember adjusting my VW Beetle valves every 3,000 miles but don't remember changing the oil that often (probably because I didn't; then again, mine were late 60's models). Welcome!
#1837 of 2038 Re: Cayenne resale and maintenance [fantine]
Oct 08, 2006 (12:49 am)
it is great to have another knowledgeable person on this site...and thanks for the info on the Khumo tires.
so far I have been loving my 2004 turbo too.....
#1838 of 2038 Re: Cayenne resale and maintenance [steve_]
Oct 08, 2006 (12:52 am)
how is the Quest doing ? hope all is well, and you had a nice summer....did you do any trips ?
Oh....and I try to change oil on cayenne every 7500 miles...though some say it needs it only every 15,000 ??
#1839 of 2038 Re: Cayenne resale and maintenance [highender]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 08, 2006 (7:49 am)
Hi ya, High, good to hear from you. No trips since floating part of the Green River in April although I'm heading back East next week to visit family and do a road trip with my sister in her New Beetle (not a diesel TDI, but it's finally running good at 120k). I did get a lot done around the house this summer.
Remember that the Europeans change their oil every 10,000 miles or longer and think we're crazy for harping on 3,000 mile oil changes. I'm on a 7,500 mile interval on the Quest with plain oil and it's lasted 113,000 miles so far.
#1840 of 2038 Re: Loss of Value of used Cayennes [tmattstedt]
Oct 08, 2006 (7:58 am)
Your "problem" isn't Cayenne specific. All high end cars are difficult to sell used when only a couple of years old. You can't offer the financing, warranty, new car smell, gourmet coffee, etc. that a dealer can. There are few enough buyers anyway at this price point and most of them need "help" financing, etc. This morning's Boston Globe has a '06 Silver S500 Mercedes for 55K asking by a private seller. (This car had an MSRP north of 80K just one model year ago.)
Enjoy the car for a few more years or get it throughly detailed and carefully target your advertizing.
#1841 of 2038 Re: Electrical Problems [toothdoc1]
Oct 09, 2006 (1:05 pm)
I am having the same exact issues with my 05 Cayenne! The dealership in Beverly Hills has been horrible. I have even went to the Regional Manager in Los Angeles and he doesn't even return my phone calls after meeting with him in person. Have you had any luck trying to figure out what the issue is? I lose my base, treble, surround sound and AP setting about once a week and you have to reset them for the RADIO, CDS, CDC settings. Thanks for any information you may have...
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