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2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV - Consumer Reviews

2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV

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this car loves oil
29 of 29 people found this review helpful
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By sc1982
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Vehicle

2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.8L 8cyl 8A)


Review

I have 12,000 miles on this car, drive it mostly as a sedan (no pulling or racing around). The gas milage is terrific (21mpg around town and 23-24 on hwy). the car performs great, very comfortable and has very good breaking.
The problem is that it likes to drink oil.. I have had to put 6 qts of oil in the car so far. > 1qt for every 2K miles. I am not the only one , there are 11 pages on Renslist concerning this issue.
Porche's
24 page service bulletin concerning this problem is also posted. The first 12 basically instruct the dealer to tell the customer
{the manual states up to one quart / 1K miles is within normal limits}. REALLY????
until Porsche fixes this issue Buyer Beware


Best Features

comfort, handling, performs as a sports sedan, braking, nav and stereo system, cooling seats, supportive seats


Worst Features

Porsche must address and fix the oil consumption issue for this engine. 1 qts per 2K miles is unacceptable. They need to stop burying their heads in the sand. Buyer Beware !!!!! could use a little more carco space, however I knew this prior to the purchase


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Amazing Improvement
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Bif
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2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.8L 8cyl 8A)


Review

This is an excellent choice for those looking for a combination of sports car performance and carrying/towing capacity. The acceleration and steering responsiveness is amazing (am I really driving an SUV?). Plus, I can haul my family and pets where they need to go. Compared to the X5 or Range Rover, this Cayenne is a MUCH better value. The interior redesign and fuel economy improvement make the Cayenne a compelling choice


Best Features

Interior design (stunning; same look at Panamera) Paddle shifters (on optional 3-spoke wheel) Map display to the right of the tach Front end design (striking look of Porsche DNA)


Worst Features

The design of the rear section is polarizing Engine burns a lot of oil under 5000 miles (I had to top up the oil after 1800 miles)


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Better than a car!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Richard
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2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.8L 8cyl 8A)


Review

Replacing my high performance car with a Cayenne S has been an extra special treat. I get the performance, handling and comfort of a sedan plus utility and all wheel drive. The economy is better and the sound of the exhaust is intoxicating. Everything fits and everyone in the vehicle can see better. Recommend buying a 5th wheel and tire for trips. Use the compact spare area for small items and tie down a full size spare in the rear.


Best Features

Siding rear seat, Low rev cruising and 23 MPG.


Worst Features

Interior is a little bland. I Removed the odd shaped grab handles inside the car on the center console because they were in the way.


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Excellent Redesign
10 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By Rich L
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2011 Porsche Cayenne SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.8L 8cyl 8A)


Review

Purchased a 2011 Cayenne S in July. The car has been excellent so far. Go for the 19 or 20 inch wheels, the 18's are a little soft on hard corners. Fast as Heck. 0 to 60 comes in 5.15, Porsche's estimates are high. Interior is the best I have seen in an SUV. Stereo is great. Great vehicle if you're a hard driver!


Best Features

Handling, interior comfort, seat ventilation, utility, Sound system.


Worst Features

Make is faster still, 450 HP would be perfect!


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