I love the car but wish the cup holders were bigger. This seems like a petty complaint, but other designers manage to work it in. Also, I wish I did not have to "pop" the gasoline door. With 12,000 miles I still have not had an oil change although I've tried to schedule it twice. I was told both times to wait until I get closer to 20,000 miles.
Give it a larger cup holder, and a fuel fill that works with door lock. If the car is locked I can't refuel. If it is unlocked, it will open. (Like my Audi)
I purchased a used but untitled Porsche Cayenne Turbo about 8 months ago. I have put approximately 10,000 miles on it (it previously had 5,000). It has had absolutely no problems. Its acceleration and handling are on par with most sport cars. Its off-road handling is also excellent. The adjustable ride height is a must if you plan to do any significant off-road driving. However, this option also improves daily driving, allowing you to set a fairly low, more car-like ride height.
The acceleration, handling, and build quality.
The turbo lag can be annoying...sometimes pauses from a stop. The keyfob needs separate buttons for locking and unlocking the vehicle. Compared to other new cars I own, the navigation system needs to be significantly updated, probably new software could solve this problem.
The Porsche Cayenne has a stellar motor, taught suspension, and unreal handling for a 5,000 lb. truck. The tiptronic shifters on the steering wheel are outstanding. The interior fit and finish are superb, its ergonomics are comfortable, and its driving position is firm and supportive. This truck's quality and design are German to the nth degree, which is a great thing. The navigation and stereo are both easy to use. The sound system is excellent. This vehicle has lots of usable space and the back seats are spacious. Folding the seats down could be easier though. I've had two very small problems in 14,000 miles. First, there was a rattle in the rear door which was a cable that became unfastened - easy fix by the dealer. The second was that the windshield wipers were sqeaky - they were replaced by the dealer. I have never had any mechanical issues.
The burly motor, especially in tiptronic mode. this truck flies up mountain roads, passing with ease. It handles better than most sport sedans and as well as some sports cars. Its instrument panel, navigation, and steering wheel controls are all top notch. The dual sun visors are great, I like the seat heaters.
Complain about milage? Maybe you're looking at the wrong car. It's not too bad, just not great + the cost of premium gas adds up. Oh well. The Cayenne should have an additional lighter socket for a phone charger AND a radar detector. There is a second socket behind the center console, but two up near the ashtray would be better.
2005 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)
The Porsche Cayenne is the best of all the SUVs. It has decent off road performance combined with smooth on road performance. If you will do most of your driving on road, get performance tires (not off road or M&S). The ride will be much better, and the cornering performance is on par with many sport sedans.