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Turbo or nothing
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By osufencer1
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


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One of the best car I've owned. BMW X5M or Mercedes ML65 can't come close. I've been lucky to own all three vehicles at one point in time. Although X5 and ML63 has more power IMO but when it comes to handling nothing can compare.


Favorite Features

Handling, handling, and handling. Anybody can punch the gas and go straight but Porsche can make you look like a race car driver.


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Loved this car for 4 years and then...
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By roy_taylor
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


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DONT BUY
1 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By gavalos
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This is one of the WORST vehicles out there do not buy, high price maintenence, broke down in 3 years, oil changes are expensive $1200 + Drive line broke down another $1500 and finally if I want to keep it I have to replace the whole engine after Only Six(6) years or 125000miles for $9346 for a high quality suv please give me a brake Porsche.


Favorite Features

None


Suggested Improvements

Engine.


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Road Warrior
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By Matt
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Power, comfort and performance


Suggested Improvements

bluetooth for cell, it's probably available on today's models.


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Cayenne S V8 POWAH!
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By Sean
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Active air suspension, The sound system, Sun roof, The engine ;)


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel economy, bigger sunroof, and nothing else


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Great performance, poor reliability
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Gustavo
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This SUV is a dream to drive. The handling is superb and the feeling of comfort and security are incredible. However, I had to: 1. Reprogram the software several times, 2. Replace a solenoid in the transmission (hard painful "clunk" when decelerating), 3. Replace crankshaft because of defective rubber housing, 4. cheap plastic parts in the interior keep braking at minor touch, 5. PCM2 system screen went bad after 60,000 miles. According to the dealer and my mechanic, all of the above problems seem to be common for the 2005 model. I hope that Porsche is listening. Would I buy another Cayenne again? Absolutely yes. The pleasure of driving one far exceeds the pain of repairing it.


Favorite Features

High speed handling, cornering and steering, braking, ergonomics of seating.


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05 Cayenne S after 47,000 miles
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By JB
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Since you sit up higher than cars you can see well in traffic and on the highway. The all wheel drive makes the car corner very well for it's size. It sounds cool too.


Suggested Improvements

Most have been addressed in the 08 and 09 2nd generation Cayenne. Rear suspension too stiff, brakes are touch. Front clip needs to be lowered a touch.


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Awesome
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By bj
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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A perfect car if you can only afford one and a nice addition if you can afford more


Favorite Features

safety


Suggested Improvements

3 row seats


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Spectacular Cayenne
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By PorscheChap
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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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!!


Favorite Features

Tight turning circle, aggressive acceleration, suuper handling on corners. Sexy lines - deep growl of engine, auto-fold mirrors. Heated seats, in dash navi screen and in console navi. Plenty of power!!


Suggested Improvements

None!!


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Amazing value, amazing car
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By Brit
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2005 Porsche Cayenne SUV Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


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This is my first Porsche. I bought a 2 year old Turbo for about half the new price. All I can say is that it has been fantastic and the higher running costs should be more than offset by the fact that it has taken most of its depreciation!


Favorite Features

My right foot and the gas pedal!


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