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#41 of 643 Re: Just Want a Simple V6 [blckislandguy]
Nov 29, 2004 (6:49 pm)
bickislandguy-that tax break expired in september, when bush signed it out of law-sorry.
#42 of 643 Highender - thx for the response but...
Dec 01, 2004 (12:34 pm)
i have ended up going in a different direction. still getting a german v8 all wheel drive, tiptronic 6 speed vehicle but a sedan - the phaeton. what a car! amazing - this one really will give the S class and 7 series a solid competitor - once people learn about it and get over the badge.
if you are the type of person that isn't totally wrapped up in a brand image and really want a well thought out and crafted car, check this one out!
Anyway, I believe my Cay S is now 3 years away. Hope they work out the kinks during that time. I will be monitoring this board regularly.
#43 of 643 Re: Highender - thx for the response but... [bobp7]
Dec 01, 2004 (2:39 pm)
if you get a phaeton, get a cheep lease. if you buy it, the resale will be horrible.
#44 of 643 Yup, docjackson1, that's what i did...
Dec 06, 2004 (12:38 pm)
i was able to get a very attractive lease deal so i won't be subject to whatever the resale value is on the phaeton 3 years from now. that's when i plan to move into a cayenne, subject to other desireable choices becoming available between now and then...i still look longingly at every cay i see but the phaeton is an amazing car and value.
#45 of 643 2005 Cayenne S
Dec 11, 2004 (8:26 am)
just got last week, fresh from the port. sticker was $75K for 2005 Cayenne S sil/blk with PCM, air suspension, 20" wheels, dark wood interior w/ steering wheel, park assist and a couple of other goodies here and there. over the phone i offered $70K and they accepted. maybe could've done better, i don't know but I'm happy regardless. my local dealer who I've purchased several Porsches from in the past said he would do $7K off any 2005 cayenne s but he didn't have any with the options I wanted.
there are good deals to be had - just ask! ps, these deals were in TX
#47 of 643 Costco and AAA price in Bay Area
Dec 23, 2004 (10:36 am)
I have been planning to buy a Cayenne V6 for a while. Here is the deals I researched in Silicon Valley.
Costco Auto Program: (offerred by Fremont Porsche)
Invoice + $3500 for Cayenne V6
Invoice + $4500 for Cayenne S
not available for Cayenne Turbo
AAA Auto Program: (offerred by Redwood City Porsche)
5% off MSRP for ordering one
7% off MSRP for buying for inventory
I also got a deal by Mill Valley Porsche:
2005 Cayenne V6 MSRP $55895.
The deal is $50166. About 10.25% off MSRP.
I can't seem to find invoice price for 2005 Cayenne. The sales manager at Fremont told me the invoice is about 88.5% of MSRP. But using 2004 MSRP and invoice info on the web, the invoice is about 85% fo MSRP. Can anyone confirm?
#48 of 643 Just got an '05 Cayenne S for $5K off MSRP
Dec 24, 2004 (12:50 am)
Just picked up a 2005 Cayenne S at a pretty good price (I think), $5K off MSRP. I saw that jimvee got $7K off MSRP in Florida, but that was for 2004 model during late 2004. This is a 2005 model, purchased in 2004, and in the Bay Area.
Anyway, I talked to a few other dealerships and this is the best price I got. The place is Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City. The sales guy is super pleasant, down-to-earth, and straighforward (not salesy), and knows a lot about the car. I can't name names here, but just use the Edmunds free dealer quote, check Carlsen Porsche and you will be fine (heck, check on other dealers too for good measure). Supposedly this is one of the two largest dealers in Silicon Valley, and hence they got better pricing (The other big dealer in SV is Stevens Creek - but they are way stuck up and won't deal the price much.)
Kaipingma, as for figuring invoice prices, it is about 84% of MSRP (depends on the specific options). I verified it when I purchased this sweet Cayenne S.
Not sure about the V6 pricing, but I noticed there are many more V6's on the parking lot than V8's, so the pricing should be a bit better. But I say go for the V8. Good luck!
#49 of 643 Just picked up 05 Cayenne V6
Dec 31, 2004 (8:00 pm)
Picked up my Cay this evening. Lots of people buying/picking up cars today. My appointment was scheduled on 11:30pm, postponed to 2:30pm because car was not ready. Long waiting here and there. Finally drove off the parking lot at 6:00pm. Both headlights have condensation. Dealer says it's normal. But I saw same issues posted on the other board. Guess I will need to take the car back and bug them.
MSRP is $54195. Invoice is $47221. Paid $1500 over invoice + tax and fees. This is in the Bay Area. I got 3 dealers to offer me this price and I chose the closet one (Fremont, CA)
BTW, one of the fees I paid is called "Optional DMV Electronic Filing Fee", which is $28. No dealers ever mentioned this fee to me during negotiation. (I always asked out-the-door price to avoid any hidden fee.) Did anyone also pay this fee? Is this bogus?
#50 of 643 Great Buying Experience
Jan 01, 2005 (6:59 pm)
Just bought a Cayenne at Porsche of Nashua, NH. Great experience: large inventory, brand new facility, nice people, no hidden tricks, and no suggestion let alone pressure to buy mop 'n glo products, extended care insurance, etc. I recommend them highly. The buying experience was a lot like going to a expensive men's shop like Paul Stuart or the old Brooks Bros. to buy a custom suit: pleasant, professional people who knew their business, great coffee, nice atmosphere, etc. I even got to see them prep Ralph Lauren's new Carrera for delivery.
Porsche of Nashua offers two features I hadn't found elsewhere. Your sales person will be your point of contact on service/warranty work and they offer complimentary, comparable loaners (you pay for the gas though). These are two nice touches. Maybe our local Volvo dealer would have gotten an XC90 sale if his sales people (we currently have a XC70) ran interference with the service writers. (Sorry guys, that last botched warranty job didn't thrill us.)
We pulled up by appointment at 9:00 AM on Friday to get the end of year, Section 179 deal, chose a car and were out in an hour. We pick the car up this Tuesday.
While I know that 50% of Porsche sales are Cayennes, I am still surprised that Porsche isn't selling as many of these V6s as they can build. Afterall, the pricing is comparable if not lower than the 3.0 X5, the product is newer and better, and the buying/ownership experience more pleasant. Where would you want to have a warranty issue: at a very busy, high volume BMW store or a Porsche store trying to grow the line? Which car will have better resale in three years, a freshly styled V6 Cayenne or an outdated, old-style X5? One thing holding the Cayenne back is the tendency of some dealers to put 10K of options onto the V6s. This results in a 55K MSRP. They might as well post directions to the local BMW store at that point.
Three questions. What do we do about the front end film protection. Go for RoadBlock (425 221 5352; RoadBlock.com) for $350 for the full front end and bumpers kits and have it installed by a local body shop? Or do we go for X-Pel (X-Pel.com) for quite a bit more money and have it installed by an X Pel trained installer? Maybe if we have the X Pel guy install it he, who presumably buys the kit at a discount, will discount the product to get the labor? We plan on keeping the vehicle for 10 years or so. In our experience, in New England that means having the front hood repainted a couple or three times.
My second question refers to oil changes. I know that various dealers say that on the V6, you can wait until 15K or so to do the oil. This to me is crazy. Sure, the Mobil 1 is good oil but it gets dirty like any other oil. And, like all new engines, there must be some machining chips still in the engine. Shouldn't I do a change at 3K or so to get the assembly crap out it? Is an oil change difficult on a Cayenne, i.e., are there protective guards that must be removed?
Finally, whats with using synthetic on an unbroken-in engine? The prevailing wisdom in the engine business (see Tech Bulletins by the Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association) is not to break in an engine in with synthetics because they won't allow for enough friction for the rotating/moving parts to get acquainted.