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2009 Porsche Cayenne

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Surprising
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By malcum1
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2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

We bought a new Cayenne Turbo S back in 08 for a vacation driver and something to get the groceries with, I was expecting a modest speed, unreliable car and was against buying it but my wife insisted. This car has speed the rivals my 2012 Jaguar and we haven't had any issues with it breaking down despite having driven it over 40k miles.


Favorite Features

The engine is insane, going 0-60 in 4 seconds in an suv really is shocking. The sound system is good, while the interior needs some work its comfortable and there is plenty of room.


Suggested Improvements

The interior could be improved as well as the gas mileage.


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Devil in disguise
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By Turbo addict
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2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


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A sport car in a large body...the turbo provides awesome power on demand and the PCCB provide instant stopping power. I love driving this incredible machine, it is one of the best Porsche made for the road. You almost forget you are in an SUV most of the time and the numbers are out there to prove it.


Favorite Features

PDCC, PCCB, premium sound system is the best in a car ever.


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the big ugly front grill.


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A GT3 SUV
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By bgsntth
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2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Will reiterate everything the pulluru already stated. This is an amazing vehicle. Very hardcore. I'm 6'4", and have ample room in the front and rear seats. The cargo capacity in the rear is compromised, however (i.e, very small for an SUV). The ride is really good, even with 21" wheels, even in San Francisco. Sports-mode transforms the vehicle. Handling is ungodly, with cornering speeds being higher than my 2007 Cayman. PDCC is a must, though I would pass on the variable steering, as it is very artificial and "weird" in 20- 50mph city driving.


Favorite Features

Engine is fabulous. Good power above 2K RPMs, and blasts smoothly to the redline. Ride. Height and dampening control. Room in front and rear seats. Handling. Mighty brakes. Yet, a real SUV with a 2-speed transfer case. This is a fabulous, hardcore truck.


Suggested Improvements

Do not like the variable steering. Gear shift and clutch are heavy - this is a manly truck! Cargo capacity is rather poor. Cup holders only accept soft-drink size containers. Would prefer a hand brake. Geared very low (4:1), which is great for acceleration, but tiresome for a daily driver.


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Major Electonics problems
1 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Great - BUT - BAD el
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2009 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


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This is the BEST driving car I have ever had, BUT the PCM does not work. It resets every 3 min and Porsche does NOT have a fix. It has been over 4 months and still no fix. My understanding that ALL top level Porsches have this problem. Too bad because it is the best driving car I have ever had. I will not buy another.


Favorite Features

Motor, Brakes, Driving


Suggested Improvements

Fix the electronics


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Power for the family
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Charly
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2009 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic 4dr SUV AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Although the interiors are not great at all, once you drive the SUV it feels like a true sports car, the power on the road is amazing and the stability & brakes are fantastic. It's a solid sports car for taking the whole family for a ride (100 mph feels like 60 mph). I can not imagine the turbo version or the GTS performance since I drive the base entry level and love it! Solid powerful German car great for a weekend ride!! Pets included.


Favorite Features

Sports system activation switch , triptonic shifts , suspension and overall motor performance. Boss audio system is very good.


Suggested Improvements

For the price paid some of the interiors have too much plastic, surprised has no iPod connection or other luxury equipment other SUVs have at this price range, wind makes to much noise at low speed can not enjoy open window ride at low speed.


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