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Porsche Cayenne



  • Dear JFK663:

    Please see postings 899 and 913 for information regarding Yakima roof racks.
  • bmwx5jimbmwx5jim Posts: 9
    I just picked up an almost new roof transport system original porsche equipment on e bay for $300, they sell at the dealer for $480. fits on all Cayenne's in the grooves on the roof.
    Meanwhile..... enjoying the ride
  • bmwx5jimbmwx5jim Posts: 9
    Also, since I no longer have the BMWX5, does anyone know how you can change your handle on this forum?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    The easiest way to do it is to simply create a new user name for yourself and then after you determine that everything is in order just drop me a note and I'll have your old name purged from the system.

    tidester, host
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    probably go to the hosts and ask them....steve and tides will be able to help you, they're good guys, and they like Krispy Kremes... :)

    enjoy your ride... ~!!!
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    boy, you are omnipresent....ya beat me to the post ... :)
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Thanks for helping out!

    Isn't it your turn to bring Friday KKs this week? ;-)

    tidester, host
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    yeah, I'll throw in a few dozen....some mixed varieties with a dozen of original glazed...hmmm....! :)
  • msingerbmwmsingerbmw Posts: 42
    I have the same issues with the door opener. My wife had our two grandchildren in tow and she was having a world of trouble getting the doors to open with the kids running around the car in the mall lot. She was an unnerved grandmother. No other carmaker has trouble opening their doors. This has become a safety and security issue. She doesn't want all doors opened at once. She wants what she always had with other cars, one click the driver's door, two clicks open the remaining doors.
    Also the use of the use of the horn to signal door locking is negated if you use two keys (husband and wife). The whole situation here is ridiculous since I know of no other car that has this problem. Toureg did but they fixed their problem by repositioning their antenna.
    I really like my Cay S but Porsche is really dragging their feet on this issue. Quality companies don't let things like this happen.

    Also my Nav system makes major mistakes. I called 1 800 nav maps to report the problem they told me it was a computer programming issue and I should call the company responsible for the programming. I called the phone number given to me and the result was the phone was no longer in service. I recalled nav maps and they were at a loss as what happened and what to do. Porsche should be concerned about its poor response. Competition can appear out of nowhere.

    ps can you correct my call name to "roadtwister." That is what it should be thanks.
  • mudman2mudman2 Posts: 152
    I am at somewhat of a loss. Your saying that all car manufacturers should build everything the same because your wife can't figure it out, is this correct ?

    You can programme the car for both keys and turn on/off all door opening. You cannot program 1 click 2 clicks. you can turn the horn indicator off.

    I cannot see that what your asking is ever going to happen, this being the case, why did you get, of all things, a Porsche ? Its bound to be different, you are expected to adapt.

    There is no safety issue other than an obvious one which others can figure out for themselves I guess.

    If you have a problem with the Nav system take it to Porsche to fix, all NavTeq do is supply the map data, and in most cases would blame the manufacturer of the vehicle anyway.

    Please describe the problem you have found, I and others may have similar experience and be able to help.
  • Got a call from my dealer that my cay is here. Unfortunately the guy who does the prep won't be in until Monday, so I'm looking at delivery on Tuesday. Right now the car is completely wrapped...I was able to sat in it but nothing else. Hella cool and I'm glad I made the right choice.
  • modelamodela Posts: 5
    I have been struggling with the remote locks. I have changed the menu on the dashboard sevarl times to allow the remote to open all doors at the same time. It will work a few times and then revert to the one door feature. Opening one door is tricky, since the second click of the remote opens the doors sometimes but not other times. Hitting the remote again relocks the doors-- I am unable to open them again until the relock "cycles". This is very frustrating and utterly ridiculous. I will be calling the dealer --why should I have to spend time with this? The intelligent engineering went out the window--don't the guys at corporate lock their cars?
  • msingerbmwmsingerbmw Posts: 42
    I think you misunderstood. I want to set the door openings to one click to open driver's door second click to open all other doors. All the other cars I have owned have this exercise down. Even my cheap loaner SUV was flawless while my Cay S was in for service. It really isn't rocket science.
    Part of the problem is where the antenna is located, which I believe is in the windshield. When you come up to the driver's door the antenna doesn't "see" the signal. Then you push again and sometimes it takes. But here is the rub if the first one misses and you go to any other door than the driver's door the car is locked. You then push again and everything locks. Now you have to wait for the 4 second delay to expire to start all over again. Not good. Kids are getting restless and dashing around. Toureg had the same problem but went ahead and relocated the antenna. No foot dragging just fixed it.
    In addition the settings for horn signals upon locking are cancelled by simply using husband and wife keys even though both keys are set the same. It is a work around for the Porsche devotees, a computer glich for everyone else.
  • mudman2mudman2 Posts: 152
    The antenna for the remotes are in the rear spoiler, some have reported greater range by un-coiling the antenna, but this will not result in a change in the modes available.

    The Cayenne does not have the one click two click method of operation. You either open 1 or all doors.

    I would guess you have another issue going on, everyone has range issues but have adapted. The system does work, sounds like either your is not or the user is not used to it yet.
  • msingerbmwmsingerbmw Posts: 42
    My Cayenne does have two click option the options are as follows;



    But here is the curve, you can program one key to open all doors on first click but use of spouse's key deprograms that setting even though her key was set for exact same setting as my key. The same thing happens when the key programing is reversed. Essentially it always reverts to the factory default which is one click drivers door second click all other doors. And good luck on the range. Sometimes standing next to the drivers door the click fails. How do you unwind the antenna.

    Thanks in advance.
  • peteropnypeteropny Posts: 15
    I too find the range of the key remote annoying. Unless aimed right, sometimes it wouldn't even work when I'm right at the driver's door.
  • msingerbmwmsingerbmw Posts: 42
    can you correct my call name to "Roadtwister" that is supposed to be my name for Porsche. singerbmw was when we owned a 530i. Thanks
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    The easiest way to handle it is for you to create a new user name. Once you've done that drop me an email and I'll have your old one purged from the system.

    tidester, host
  • usc5terusc5ter Posts: 10
    I gotta go with msingerbmw on the remote key issue. It is absolutely ridiculous how they have managed to f-up something so simple as opening car doors. The most embarrassing moments are usually at valet services when the poor guy accidentally locks my car and he then keeps pressing the lock button trying to open the door not realizing there is a dumb 4 sec cycle. I have to then walk over and explain why my $70,000 car is like this. I use to own a Conv CLK 430 and that car also had a bad range however none of these retarded problems.
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    Reading your posts reminds me of why I may never own a Porsche, in spite of their positive attributes.

    We will be replacing our SUV this fall with a 2005 model. It's 50/50 that we will go with something with a third row seat, but I'm hanging on to the possiblity of a 5-passenger one, so I thought I'd drop in. I'd like something fun to drive, so the X5 and Cayenne are on my list.

    Unfortunately, as much as I appreciate Porsche's engineering prowess, I really don't have much tolerance for "you'll just have to put up with ____, since it's a Porsche."

    Two and a half years ago, when in the "fun" car market, I considered the Boxster S. My neighbor was also in the market and was pro-Porsche. I confess, after looking at a supposedly $49,900 base priced Boxster S and finding a laundry list of options that took it to $60k+, I wasn't having much "fun". It wasn't the cost as much as the attitude of the dealer. My neighbor bit, and I ended up "skimping" on a $32k Honda S2000 with absolutely no options even available. We recently traded the S2000, but in two and a half years and 18k miles of ownership, we had 4 oil changes, two scheduled maintenance visits, all at a grand total service cost of under $500. Not a single repair or problem. I'd even get calls every few months from Honda North America executives just to make sure I was happy and asking if I had any suggestions for improving the S2000.

    My neighbor traded his Boxster S a few months ago. He loved it, in spite of being into the dealership at least a half dozen times for unscheduled maintenance and repairs. He was given $35k on the trade-in, meaning that his cost for 2 years of "fun" was about two and a half times mine. Different strokes, as they say.

    I'm not here to disparage Porsche. Maybe I'm just too old or corrupted to want to put badge prestige ahead of a hassle free experience. Unfortunately, Honda/Acura don't have anything fun to drive in the SUV category. So I'll suck up and try to test drive the Cayenne with an open mind, as long as the steering wheel isn't optional.
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