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Porsche Cayenne, SUV
#6 of 643 Re: cayenne [highender]
Sep 23, 2004 (11:31 pm)
highender, thanks for the tip. Am really liking the Cayenne S, now.
For some reason, I'm thinking you're in the Bay Area.
#7 of 643 Re: cayenne [gardencar]
Sep 25, 2004 (10:27 am)
I am....got mine at the Oakland dealership...
#8 of 643 It is decision time - cay s-fx45-x54.4i
Sep 26, 2004 (8:19 am)
hi highender, etal:
went to test drive the 3 vehicles noted above and have cut the decision down to a clear winner, the cay s. even though the one i am looking at doesn't have all the options i believe having the guts underneath the cay are more important than the toys on the fx.
my concern is one reliability - there i have my doubts about the cay after reading the boards here and at another site.
looking for some cay support...
btw, the pricing is under 55k but no nav; bummer - any way to get it reasonably?
#9 of 643 Cayenne
Sep 26, 2004 (9:40 pm)
Is anyome familiar with the maintenance costs of a Porsche Cayenne?
#10 of 643 Re: Cayenne [jac]
Sep 26, 2004 (11:20 pm)
This website has a section on maintenance costs. You can look up the Cayenne's projected maintenance costs by clicking on the TCO, True Cost to Own, feature on the Edmunds home page, under Top Features.
#11 of 643 Re: Cayenne [jac]
Sep 27, 2004 (12:05 am)
Or, you can go to the Porshe Cayenne pricing and review pages, scroll down to the maintenance section on the left margin, and click on that. This will give you local shop pricing based on your zip code.
Sep 27, 2004 (7:51 am)
Definitely visit our Maintenance Costs section to get the service schedule and pricing for your area. You might also want to look at the True Cost to Own calculator to determine other possible costs.
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#13 of 643 Re: It is decision time - cay s-fx45-x54.4i [bobp7]
Sep 29, 2004 (11:27 am)
wait 3 months...and buy it in december...where you will get end of year, end of month, and 2004 model clearance prices...
a lot more bargaining room there...
I like the Cayenne....most on the boards know that....the reasons are many...
1- Like you said...the guts....the engine. The engine is hand built and bench tested. Does that mean something ? No, not to a lot of people. But to a few aficionados...it means the engine has been built with love ( not worth much ?) , and has been hooked up to a dynometer, and made sure it produced the stated horsepower. If it does not, the engine tech must take it apart and start over....it must past the HP test....and torque tests....etc....just like AMG engines, and a vast majority of racing/exotic engines....
2- the problems that you hear may be limited to some fine tuning of components, or some part failure. These happen even to Hondas. My toyota had problems too. I am not discounting they exist....just saying that they may be minor teething pains
nothing like the krypton bike lock....
3- best combination of 4x4 and race car that I have seen yet...though the FX45 comes close, as does the BMW. BTW, if you go to their forums, you will find problems there also...
#14 of 643 Re: It is decision time - cay s-fx45-x54.4i [highender]
Oct 01, 2004 (7:34 pm)
Just a note about my own cay s, I came out of owning 5 Landcruisers and the best advice I can give you about what I've seen at my dealer and talking to other cay owners is that the more little goodies your cay has, the more initial visits you'll have to the dealer. My visits were every other week for about 3 months with over a dozen defects, some of which are now being updated again.
The overall Quality is great except poor dash ergonomics for HVAC and audio and a nagging hesitation in the throttle, the initial quality control from Porsche on these cars is poor. Just expect to buy a car that will have whatever issues handled by the dealer...
so check in with the service dept and see if you get a good impression, are they real (humans) or arrogant? What will they give you for a loaner? My dealer really cares about my satisfaction and I would have sold the car long ago if they didn't... I now have about 8k miles and the
It's a fun ride if you can be really tolerant the first 6 months.
#15 of 643 cayenne quality issues
Oct 01, 2004 (7:55 pm)
oops, left out that that my cay s is in at 8k for new tires ( came with bridgestones ER30's) and an alignment.
Great brakes and suspension along with mountain driving have taken a toll on the tires. I am hoping that in the spring I'll get the snow tires off and find some Michelin or Goodyear that will fit. The selection is slim at the moment so I just put on dunlop snows.