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Porsche Cayenne



  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    of a cayenne that got into an accident...



    it seems like it is a pretty sturdy car....the front all caved in, but passenger compartment unaffected....


    last year there was another cayenne like this , but with the whole engine bay all parted out...but the passenger compartment was intact....


    I think Porsche and VW did a great job on the super high strength passenger cage... and the crumple zones....
  • I am looking for a Cayenne V6 with some basic options (roof, tipronic, heated seats, colored crests, zeonons) and not much else. Just your basic go to work vehicle. I'd like to do it before 1 January. Some of the vehicles on dealers lots are mind boggling. One I was quoted on today was a V6 with an MSRP of 54K! They loaded that sucker with 10K of useless crap (e.g., "soft" look leather so it looks like you sleep in your car, a trailer hitch so you can drag a skid steer home from Nations Rent, $450 of roof rack, $650 or so of for an extra interior light or two, etc.).


    When you mention the manual shift version, everyone justs sniffs that this isn't going to work well with a 6000 pound vehicle so "we aren't going to order any".


    Who specs these out? An angry dealer CFO who doesn't want to see any MSRP for under 50K? A properly specc'ed V6 should sell rings around an X5 yet because you can't get them, Porche doesn't sell them.
  • prdprd Posts: 2
    I have owned two Cayennes. Both had tires replaced by Porsche for wear issues. My current Turbo has 19" wheels and the dealer discovered the tires have been slipping on the rims! I am on my third set of tires and hoping this finally does the trick as I am tired of driving the 100+ miles for each service visit.
  • kw1kw1 Posts: 2
    I also had early wear issues on Continentals. Dealer tried to get approval from corporate to replace the tires free of charge as they had seen similar instances but they couldn't get approval. Apparently your Cayenne has to be manufactured prior to Sept 03 in order for tires to be covered.
  • I have a Cay Turbo 04. Just in the last few days, it's been alarming on its own when locked. I had the car since July 03. Has anyone else experience this problem?
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    hi Joe...


    I have not had any alarm problems....maybe check to make sure it is not some electrical fault, or some internal malfunction ?


    good luck...
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    HI... was at the SUV fuel mileage forum, and got some tips that I applied to the cayenne on my recent trip down to LA.


    I had 2 adults, 3 kids, 3 TVs and associated electrical hardware, trunk full of luggage and gifts.....and got 20 mpg going 60 mph.


    It is the local driving that kills fuel mileage ...... any car accelerating will get single digit mpg....


    Use the trip computer (and while on the freeway and you are ready to go for the high mpg ), switch it to mpg screen, and press the reset button for a full 2 seconds....and the computer will calculate current mpg.


    If you don't reset it, then it averages in all the low mpg that you got when you were taking the corner at speed or accelerating faster than some other sports cars.... ;-) and you will end up with a lower mpg figure.


    going to the SUV mileage forum will give you some good ideas....




    Happy New Year...!!
  • I have been researching all the steel and crash data I can get my hands on and I think the Cay may be the safest thing out there.


    I am wondering, though, if the T-reg uses the same steel and same welding process for the shell as the Cay -- if so, then T-reg would be a great deal since its $10,000 less and would be just as safe.
  • wwestwwest Posts: 10,706
    I think CR gave that title to the X5. Or was it the X3?
  • I am looking to upgrade the headlights to Xenon. I have read the various posts on upgrades. Has anyone actually done this. I did ask my dealer and the claim they don't know about upgrading to Xenon. There are various kits available.


    Have searched for a bra to protect the CS here in the northeast. Tons of abraisives on the road everytime we get a flake of snow. Any brand suggestions that fit well.


    I love the CS. Just the whole feel is terrific even with the various little issues.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,043
    Car front end protective bras & film has some brand recommedations.


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  • Just picked up an '05 TT and love everything about it except seat comfort. I'm 6', 225#, and can't get past the annoying side bolsters pressing into my legs. Anybody else experienced this?
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    Hi jpindallas:


    yes, there was one ot two who complained that the seats were a little too narrow, that it felt contricting....

    no one complained about Cayenne not being able to accomodate taller people.


    I personally think the seats are OK....but could be better..


    the best seats , IMO, are the ones in the top of line volvo sedans....just cushy but supportive...
  • Cay is not a sedan -- tyically sedans have better seating comfort than SUVs.
  • with some of you in a fight club (of the mind) to see whos best arguments will the crowd as to what is the safest car amoung the folloing: T=Reg, Cay, X5 and X3, XC90. Bigger SUVs are excluded and they are machines used to kill people -- unfortunitly our own people, kids, wives, mothers, and so on.
  • Wow! This is going to be the start of a long thread. How is safety going to be defined? Survivability, once in an accident? The XC90 wins with more and better air bags, better roof structure, RSC, etc. The vehicle with the most accident likelihood or accident-proneness? Get out the insurance records and maybe the testerone generating Cay Turbo and the 4.4 X5 lose big time and XC90 wins again (stodgy drivers, etc.). The vehicle with the most accident avoidance, once you are in the accident zone? Maybe the X5 or the Cay win on manuverabilty, visibility, control, etc.
  • Yes, this is a tough one to define.


    It might be easy if there is a clear winner -- ie, best side and best front and best roll-over protection.


    For me (a rather selfish perspective) and using the Friedrich Nietzsche dictum (ie, "What does not destroy me, makes me stronger."): probability of death in the driver's seat if hit by a tractor trailor going 70 mph in a T-bone.
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    yes, the chasis components are the same for T-reg and cayenne....


    both have super strong steel cage and strong outer chasis.
  • highenderhighender Posts: 1,362
    HI wwest:


    I don;;t think consumer reports does testing on Porsche much.....


    they go for the economy of if they declared the X5 the winner, they may have left out other contenders, as they frequently do on dishwashers, fridges, etc....


    I do not think they will test caviar nor mink coats. ;-)
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