by Sacha on Sep 24, 2008 Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
This is a great fast SUV, but that's about it. The fuel mileage is terrible at average of 10 mpg for street driving. The worst part is the cost of maintenance. This has become a money with average $5000 in yearly repairs after 60K miles. Brakes cost $1400 every year. The 60K mile service costs $2500. Things start to break that are not covered by 100k Porsche maintenance warranty at average of $1800. I would stay away from this car unless you like paying Porsche for service.
by Olivier on Sep 21, 2006 Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
I bought my Cayenne used, one year old. I'm quite amazed at how it holds the road for such a heavy car and the way it really handles like a Porsche. It is a very good compromise, as it's first- class in every situation, perfect handling on twisty roads, very good off-road (providing the right type of tyres) and very practical. It is not a true sports car of course, but still a very good every day car.
by KngPorsche on Jan 5, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Porsche Cayenne S Tiptronic 4WD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
I am 6'2 and always planned to buy a
911 as a kid. However, a 911 is not
comfortable to someone me size. Then
came the Cayenne and my dream is
fulfilled. I love this SUV it is the
best of both worlds.........
We would've never imagined it, but Porsche jumps onto the SUV gravy train. The Cayenne, with a choice of two potent V8s and an available active suspension, promises performance that's more like a 911 than an SUV.