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#1967 of 2037 Re: Buying a 2008 Cayenne S, help [carartist]
Jan 04, 2008 (2:41 am)
Porsche dealers can vary greatly with respect to their pricing / discounts. When I bought my 911 Cab S in September 2005, all 4 dealers in the DC area offered almost no discounts. It was the new 997 model and even though we were heading into the fall, the Cab version had only been out for 5-6 months. I finally got a PA dealer to agree to a $5k discount on a made to order 2006 model. Was going that route until I found a Baltimore dealer that took 10% (over $10k) off a brand new 2005 (still 997) model sitting in his showroom.
If I was shopping for a Cayenne S, I would expect to get a 8-10% discount. The new Cayenne GT-S might be a bit tougher on pricing, but my Baltimore area dealer said that if I wait until he clears out his waiting list on that one, I should be at a similar discount. I doubt I'll do it, as all of our extra nickels are going into a building a new house, but the GT-S, with a 6-speed manual transmission, would be absolute nirvana for my wife. Our 2005 MDX is the first automatic transmission vehicle either of us has owned in 30+ years each of driving, and that is it's biggest detriment. According to my dealer, the GT-S 6-speed manual will be more popular (and a better choice) than the Turbo for those that really like to "drive".
#1968 of 2037 Re: Buying a 2008 Cayenne S, help [habitat1]
Jan 04, 2008 (8:30 am)
Good info for future Porsche dealers for myself....
Do you do your service for your cars at teh dealer? I am looking for an independent service shop in the DC area, and obviously a reputable one. If you know of any good mechanic, please pass it along!
Silver Cayenne S in Falls Church
#1969 of 2037 Tnx- [bmlexus]
Jan 05, 2008 (11:42 am)
0-60 4.2....1 of the fastest production car/suv on the road today. What is the luxury lounge? What the difference in terms of this form vs. LL.
BTW the TURBO S runs fanatastic...smooth and very fast with a very opulent interior.
#1970 of 2037 Re: Tnx- [coach11]
Jan 05, 2008 (6:51 pm)
I am a fan of the cayenne since 1 of my uncle bought it in 2003 i think as a 2004 model it was the cayenne turbo in black he had some trouble with the car starting from 2007 i think it was in the garage for weeks what trouble i dont know and he sold it 3 months back,
So i honestly don't trust the reliability for the cayenne and since the new x5 came out and I went to check it out. I like it a lot but there is also some strange kinds of reliablity issue which I read about and the harsh ride with the run flats.
I do know that the cayenne is very fast even the Cayenne S is faster than the current x5 4.8i v8.
But i did not know that the turbo S 0to 60 was 4.2 i thought it was something like 4.7sec.?!!!!!!!!!!!!.
#1971 of 2037 Re: Tnx- [coach11]
Jan 05, 2008 (7:01 pm)
The difference between here and LL is that all kinds of discussions r there. example r
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then u will see LUXURY LOUNGE.
i dont know if there is a short cut to reach there or not but thats how i get there
#1973 of 2037 Re: Tnx- [bmlexus]
Jan 05, 2008 (9:01 pm)
Having never driven a Cayenne, I can't comment on it. Ride quality is something that is so subjective. It has to do with perception. You need to go and drive these trucks yourself. My Dad has an '07 X5 3.0si w/ Sport Package (19" wheels & Runflat Tires) and I think the truck rides too smooth. Ride quality is on par with my Mom's (former) '05 530iA (No Sport Package).
The Cayenne's reliability has increased steadlity since its firt year teething problems. Two of my customers have them. One customer has an '05 V6 that he bought as a CPO (used) vehicle. He's had it for a little over a year and a half with ZERO issues. Another customer is on his 3rd Turbo. He puts between 40 & 50K on them and dumps them. He absolutely loves the Cayennes.
#1974 of 2037 Re: Tnx- [nyccarguy]
Jan 06, 2008 (8:30 am)
Ok. so ur dad x5 with the 19in wheels with run flat and it rides very smooth,dunlop tires? I have read that there is a little noise with the 20in with run flat , and 18in is very smooth as well so i think it very much depends on the tires,and the 18 and 19 r IMO after reading other reviews is better than the 20in.
So the reliability is definitely getting better
Another customer on his 3rd turbo thats a guarantee that he loves the cayenne.Never tried the turbo s?
Whats the 0 to 60 run for the current turbo. and it was a surprise to me after reading that turbo s 0to 60 4.2!!!!!!!!!!!!
thanks for the short cut steve.
#1975 of 2037 cayenne & kids
Jan 09, 2008 (9:34 am)
has anyone with a Cayenne had any experience putting their preschoolers in the back? The seat does not recline at all. wondering if kids will be comfortable on their booster seats. Any solutions or comments?
#1976 of 2037 Re: cayenne & kids [mercer47]
Jan 09, 2008 (4:39 pm)
No problem at all. I have a pre-schooler, and have taken her to school in the Cayenne everyday for over a year.