Went from 911(997)cab + Range Rover Supercharged to the GTS. Although interior appointments not as luxurious as the RR, it feels as expensive. Alcantara is lovely! Fat steering wheel the best I've held. Took it on rough roads for a hike and with comfort suspension mode + raised height, felt just slightly more bumpy than the RR, though definitely need to be careful with the 21 inch rims. dealer added tooki bluetooth and ipod integration so gadget wise, slightly better than the RR. skipped the rear view camera - view is straight down so not as much visibility as RRSC, but parking assist is just about as good. in all, it's made me forget my RRSC, but i still miss the 911 a bit.
supportive sport seats. interior better than the 911. v8 sound! panoramic roof almost as good as a cab. power tailgate very handy.
gas mileage could be better. getting about 12/17, but engine not broken in yet. wish it had the new touchscreen PCM, it's still better than our Mercedes COMMAND interface. needs better/more front cup holders
Worth every penny. Initially purchased the base cayenne with 6 cyl. Later drove the GTS and I was hooked. NO comparison. I Love this car. I have had them all range rover, bmw, lexus... this car blows them all away hands down.
Handling and power.
Not many options included and all are expensive to add. Porsche seems to nickel and dime the customer too much.
Ordered gts in nov 07, got it in March. Absolutely phenomenal car! Base Price $72k, beware options are numerous, expensive, and can easily add at least $15k to the Price. No bluetooth, but thats not a problem, next week I Will have tooki bluetooth system installed (3rd party), it works seamlessly with the existing nav. Better solution that Porsches phone module where you would have to insert your sim card into nav to use a phone. With the sport option enabled the cars engine has deep, loud roar. A truly unique Porsche sound. I get 13 city, 17 highway, something I expected, especially for a 405 hp engine. Had bmw x5 4.4 for many years, this Cayenne simply blows it away in every way.
Exterior has many more bells and whistles than the S model, looks WAY better.Handling is perfect, car extremely responsive - the PDDC option is well worth its $3.5K price. Bose system sounds great! Acceleration is superb! Love the interior; everything is immaculately finished just perfect!