by roy_taylor on Jan 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
I absolutely loved everything about my Cayenne GTS and have been thrilled with it, until this weekend.
On a ski trip to Mammoth from LA the transmission has gotten stuck in low range.
It wont move up to give me a limited differential and it wont move down to road mode.
If I try the 307 mile journey home I have to do it at 50mph.
I googled the issue and now find that its a common problem.
Porsche roadside assistance is coming tomorrow to get it but wont tow it back to LA only to Fresno.
Porsche have totally let ,me down.
by Matt on Nov 12, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
This car is a road warrior. I have over 100k miles on it and it still runs like it is brand new. It loves the open road, I once drove across Nevada non stop doing well over a 100 mph and felt comfortable, stable and safe. Will buy another one when this one wears out, could be a while.
by Sean on May 30, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
Ok so i bought this car as a Christmas gift to myself and I have loved it since day one! It's fast sporty and fun to drive. I would have bought the turbo but it has really lag. I have taken the Cayenne off road numerous times and it has held up well. I'm very pleased with this car. Fuel economy is poor but it is a V8 and I'm coming from a V6.
by JB on Feb 3, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
I have the 2005 Cayenne S with 19" wheels. The odometer is about to turn 47,000 miles. I love my Cayenne. It has a few quirks that the the 2nd generation cayenne has addressed such as touchy brakes, Super stiff rear suspension. I have had a few service items that the dealer has address. The best part of owning this car is driving this car. It is a fun car to drive period. The car handles and corners great. The engine sounds cool too. It actually drives like a Porsche. I own a 997 2S. If you like to drive, you need the S, GTS or Turbo version. The 6 cylinder is too underpowered for the car's weight.
by PorscheChap on Dec 25, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)
I really love my Cayenne - after driving this vehicle, all other SUVs should be banned from our roads. How dare people make other lame SUVs and try to seel it alongside the Cayenne. The Cayenne is in one word - fantabulous !!! Porsche has done a spectacular job. Thank you I have just achieved Nirvana with this machine!!
The base Cayenne receives a six-speed manual transmission and Porsche's Drive-Off Assistant System, otherwise known as a "hill-holder" clutch. All Cayenne models now feature a power rear tailgate and body-colored side sills and fascias. An optional panoramic power sunroof debuts this year, along with an available rearview camera system. A comprehensive performance upgrade package is available on the Turbo model through Porsche's Tequipment program. Highlights include a horsepower increase to 500 and upgraded brakes.