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They put the sport in sport utility vehicle by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/12/2008. Trim: 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Handles like a car, incredible performance
Cons: little interior items made cheaply, hard to clean stock sport wheels
Overall review: after driving hard (which is why it was made) get out and look back and say how did they do that"
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Expensive to own, fun to drive by John from St. Louis, MO on 07/03/2009. Trim: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Disclaimer: I have been a devoted Porsche fan since I was about 13. I love the way the car looks and the way it sounds. It drives great for a high powered, sport tuned SUV. If you're looking for the smoothest ride, this isn't it. But if you're looking for something distinct that accelerates into traffic beautifully (I have the V8-powered S) and turns heads (rare for an SUV), then you'll appreciate the Cayenne.
Cons: Quality. I bought mine used in 2007, it had just come off of a three year lease. The dealership I bought it from did all of the maintenance, so I could see the long, long history of this car in the shop for warranty repairs. Once I got it, for about the first 10,000 miles it was in the shop a lot, fortunately still under warranty. The electrical systems seem to be the biggest source of problems... lights, nav system, triptronic shifting... lots of other things had problems. The engine and the transmission are definately Porsche, I didn't have any problems with those.
Overall review: It's a very expensive car to own. I just got the brakes & rotors replaced for $1500, and that was a bargain (I shopped around)... the engine tune-up was $900. It's a Porsche, and I was prepared for that, but make sure you are too. Used Cayenne's can be had for a relative bargain, just make sure you are prepared to pay for repairs & maintenance... and most service centers won't even touch them. Find yourself a good, independent repair shop that sevices them... the dealerships hourly rates will kill you.
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NOT A GREAT CAYENNE S by Peter Lee Chin on 04/10/2005. Trim: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, Owned 1 year.
Pros: At first, the car stands out with its style. It was unique. Many raised their eye brows when the Cayenne S passed by. Looks is not good enough, the car needs to be reliable. See below...
Cons: A new engine@18,000 miles. Some metal component broke inside, unrepairable. The signal lamp, park lamp, low dip beam lights were out at 5 instances. The air bag sensor, 2 radios with the navigation system replaced. The navigation system CD's were underdeveloped, many common roads was not yet on the program. Three tires had to be replaced for wear and tear at 15K. The battery died once. The car was towed three times in a year. The engine operated on 7 of the 8 cylinders due to computer problems. Constant noise from the brake calipers. Parts are not readily available. The car was in the repair shop for nearly thirty days. Porsche is currently doing a buy back on the lease. DON'T BUY!
Overall review: The car is great when it works but with the Porsche dealers so overworked on these problem cars, do not expect same day service for most repairs. Repairs bills are hefty!
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The Worse SUV by Cubanito From Miami on 11/30/2008. Trim: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Nothing Good
Cons: Worse SUV That I ever had
Overall review: Avoid Porsche Cayenne S 2004
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great to drive a pain to fix by An MSN Autos Consumer on 02/25/2008. Trim: 2004 Porsche Cayenne S, Owned 4 years.
Pros: performance, & safety
Cons: for the 1st 30,000 miles, there were a lot of issues, particularly with different parts of the electrical system. tires wear out too fast. every service manager ,i have dealt with is a complete A S S !
Overall review: great to drive a pain to fix
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