Quantcast

Looking at Porsche Cayenne Turbo

PlasmaManiac

Active Member
Chaps

Im in the market for a Porsche Cayenne Turbo around 2005, does anyone in AVF run one? Im just after some feedback from an owner, pros, cons etc...

Thanks
 

Ian J

Banned
It was top of my shortlist last summer when I was in the market to change my car and all of the research that I undertook showed me that the car was everything that one would expect - very fast, very capable, Porsche build quality but hefty depreciation and high running costs.

In the end the only reason that I didn't buy one was that I decided that I didn't want to drive a car that big.

I know that many people don't like the look of this car but seeing as the OP hasn't asked for opinions on what it looks like, could we leave that subject alone please.
 

alexs2

Well-known Member
- very fast, very capable, Porsche build quality but hefty depreciation and high running costs.

.
Staggering levels of depreciation,and some reliability issues.

Bought used makes them a far better proposition,but it is worth your while having a trawl through places like Parkers and HonestJohn for a look at what can go wrong.

As with all things Porsche,overall reliability is generally good,but the costs of servicing and fault fixing have to be added into your budget.
 

Solomon Grundy

Distinguished Member
My boss has one...I'd say they've pretty much hit rock bottom for pricing. They chew through tyres, petrol and pretty much everything else consumable by a vehicle. Very expensive to run but apart from that (he's a multi millionaire so that sort of expenditure is incidental) he loves it. Except when I ask him how his VW Touareg is going...hehe.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Staggering levels of depreciation,and some reliability issues.
The guy across the road has two.
See photo below.



A 3.2 one, which he says is slow as hell, and a turbo.
He'll certainly vouch for reliability issues on his turbo one.
He called me over one day, as it had a horrendous knocking.
It sounded serious, we were right.
Turns out one of the pistons was slapping around in the bore.
It cost him £11k to put it right.:eek:
Allegedly, the dealer/Porsche just whack in new engines, rather than rebuild.
Maybe they ripped him off, I dunno.
I also read a test of the new diesel Cayenne v the X6 diesel, just last week.
They said the interior build quality is poor compared with the BMW.
 

PlasmaManiac

Active Member
Thanks Guys

I really do like the look of the KN, and the running costs do not concern me, however stories like Bowfer's do.

I just really want to know if there are any 'real' reliability issues with the 'Turbo', if so I may go with just the 'S' instead. It may be that Bowfer's neighbour was just unlucky, maybe the history of the vehicle would tell a few tales.

Anyone running one?
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Thanks Guys

I really do like the look of the KN, and the running costs do not concern me, however stories like Bowfer's do.

I just really want to know if there are any 'real' reliability issues with the 'Turbo', if so I may go with just the 'S' instead. It may be that Bowfer's neighbour was just unlucky, maybe the history of the vehicle would tell a few tales.

Anyone running one?
What would the likes of 'warranty direct' charge you for a warranty?
My neighbour isn't the sort to do that, but he's also able to splash £11k out on repairs without baulking too much.
Lucky sod.

EDIT, their online thing only quotes the Boxster.
You'd have to call them for a Cayenne.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned

Ian J

Banned
If you buy from a Porsche dealer they will warrant the car for a year anyway. One of our local dealers (Autobarn in Coventry) offers their own 12 month warranty which is similar in scope to the official Porsche one but I don't know if any of the other independents will also do that.
 

cmclean

Active Member
Just to let you guys know that I picked one up today, awesome SUV very pleased.
Lucky sod!

I'm also looking at one do you mind me asking what year and price you got yours for and where you got it from?

Also update in a week or two on how its going

Enjoy :thumbsup:
 

PlasmaManiac

Active Member
Lucky sod!

I'm also looking at one do you mind me asking what year and price you got yours for and where you got it from?

Also update in a week or two on how its going

Enjoy :thumbsup:
Of course, I was incredibly lucky picked up an absolute bargain. Paid £14,500 for a 2003 Black Cayenne Turbo with Black Leather/Interior. Also has NAV/PCM, Multifunction wheel, sunroof, roof rails, running boards, 20" Teckno Alloys, Rear DVD Screens and all the standard extras. Has 66K on the clock with full dealer history. Got the vehicle in a private sale, have been checking autotrader several times a day to pick this bargain up.

Almost paid 21K for similiar vehicle from a trader but it was a 2004 with 59K, and no roof rails, no running boards and no rear DVD screens.

Will let you know how it goes.
 
Last edited:

Stoatman

Novice Member
crikey 14.5 grand , thats crazy. How much were they new !!?. SOunds like a cracking bargain to me.
 

SuperKip

Novice Member
Nice one:cool:, very Jealous!

I have been looking at these for a couple of months as a potential replacement for my Focus ST (thinking about more space for the family but still a sporty look), but I worry about the cost of keeping it on the road, even though they are now silly money to buy.

Think I will end up with a diesel Toureg instead (with Altitude pack hopefully), nearly as nice as yours:), but not quite:rolleyes:

Enjoy:smashin:
 

mrapbp

Well-known Member
Congrats, stunning piece of kit and for that money its a stunning bargain. I looked at chopping my 911 in for one about 2 years ago and the cheapest i could find one was around £43k. After driving one I thought that was actually a pretty good price for what it was.

Handles and goes like an M5.

Even though the warranty is expensive I would definitely put it through the process and get one. The slightest thing goes wrong and you have chewed up way more than the £1400 it costs!

The last thing for me (and I NEVER worry about things like running costs!) was the amount of petrol it chews up. Single figure mpg at times would be OK whilst you still had the wow factor but filling with £80's worth of fuel every couple of days would get old really quickly!
 

TivoUK

Novice Member
I had a bog standard Cayenee for 4 years, changed to x6 this Jan, and never had any major issues with it.

Warranty - worth every penny with the price of fixes for Porsches though!
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
I posted a photo of my neighbour's house earlier in this thread.
The bloke who has (had..) two Cayennes.
I was speaking to him last night, he said he's sold the 3.2
He was a bit hacked off that all he could get was £11.5k.
I've no idea what year it was, it was on a private plate.
Still, a Porsche Cayenne with FSH for Focus money.
Quite incredible really, if you can afford to run one.
 

Dony

Distinguished Member
I posted a photo of my neighbour's house earlier in this thread.
The bloke who has (had..) two Cayennes.
I was speaking to him last night, he said he's sold the 3.2
He was a bit hacked off that all he could get was £11.5k.
Tell him to put some of the money towards concealing those horrible blue garage doors......did the builder hang those in the dark?
 
Last edited:

Ian J

Banned
Still, a Porsche Cayenne with FSH for Focus money.
Quite incredible really, if you can afford to run one.
The running costs aren't too bad as long as one doesn't do huge mileages. Now that we live in an era where many people work from home I don't think that the long assumed average mileage of 12,000 per annum is the case any longer.

I used to do 30,000 a year most of which was commuting but now that's down to 6,000 and my wife has a 30 mile round trip to work so she averages 7,000 a year so the difference between the 19-20mpg of a Cayenne and more economic cars is much less painful.
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Tell him to put some of the money towards concealing those horrible blue garage doors......did the builder hang those in the dark?
He's a hu.....Rangers supporter...
Hence the Royal blue garage doors.
It's a wonder I speak to him, to be honest.
 

JUS

Well-known Member
The running costs aren't too bad as long as one doesn't do huge mileages. Now that we live in an era where many people work from home I don't think that the long assumed average mileage of 12,000 per annum is the case any longer.

I used to do 30,000 a year most of which was commuting but now that's down to 6,000 and my wife has a 30 mile round trip to work so she averages 7,000 a year so the difference between the 19-20mpg of a Cayenne and more economic cars is much less painful.
I agree, incredible amount of car for the price. Depreciation even worse than my Alpha GTV. I paid £24k new and sold it for £10 3 years later!!

Won't be too long til you see boy racers in these :eek:

So ignoring petrol costs here are the monthly costs I worked out from doing a small amount of surfing...couldn't be bothered filling all the forms for an insurance quote so figures are purely speculation. Also, I'm not stoopid I realise there is no comparison for driving experience between the two...but I'm going through the process of working out what car I should buy when I return to the UK at the end of July.

...........................KN Mondeo
Warranty..............120 29
Insurance.............150 35
service.................66 20

total....................336 84

Note:
Service for KN = every 6 months INTERIM £300 FULL £500
Service for Mondeo = every 12 months. Interim = £14, full = £229so averaged it out.
Warranty for Mondeo was taken from the first site I found.
Insurance is purely a guess

So £252 a month more expensive than a normal family saloon...I think I've worked out why they're so cheap to buy :D
 
Last edited:

Ian J

Banned
So ignoring petrol costs here are the monthly costs I worked out from doing a small amount of surfing

...........................KN Mondeo
Warranty..............120 29
Insurance.............150 35
service.................66 20

total....................336 84

Note:
Service for KN = every 6 months INTERIM £300 FULL £500
Service for Mondeo = every 12 months. Interim = £14, full = £229so averaged it out.
Warranty for Mondeo was taken from the first site I found.
Insurance is purely a guess

So £252 a month more expensive than a normal family saloon...I think I've worked out why they're so cheap to buy :D
£1,800 pa for insurance is a helluva lot as I only pay about £400 a year for my BMW 645
 

JUS

Well-known Member
I'm 39...I had a 2.0 non-turbo Impreza that cost me £600. so I thought it must be a huge amount more for a KN...Plasma, how old are you and how much?
 

Similar threads

Trending threads

Latest News

Samsung TVs unexpectedly losing access to BBC iPlayer
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Bowers & Wilkins to release updated Formation Home app in 2020
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
SVS launches 2000 Pro Series subwoofers
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
McIntosh MC901 Dual Mono Amplifier announced
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Denon introduces Home series of wireless speakers
  • By Andy Bassett
  • Published
Top Bottom