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Boxster S Replacement-Almost as Much Fun
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Dr. Warren Bruhl
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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I have owned my 2004 Porsche Cayenne S with 20 inch wheels for 7 months and it has been a great SUV with awesome power and handling. Although, the ride is a bit stiff, I have become accustomed to the ride now. I previously owned a 2001 Boxster S and love it. I sold it last year and have enjoyed driving my Cayenne.


Best Features

Strong V8 Power, Acceleration, Handling, 20 Inch Wheels, Color of interior and exterior


Worst Features

Give standard feature of optional driver softening of ride. Better travel of drivers seat back for comfort.


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What else can go wrong
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Beach boy
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl Turbo 6A)


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Not long after owning this vehicle there was a recall for the transmission. It was replaced. Another warranty issue was the radio/cd player rear seat belts and hinge replacement on the tailgate. Since the warranty ran out at(80,000 Kms) all hell broke loose. The driveshaft flex joint went the heater blower, plastic cooling tubes,(now metal), water pump, brake switch(can start without having to apply brake), warning buzzer for lights left on etc., heated seat module, rust under rubber on door window frame, seat belt springs have weakened,(they jam in door), tailgate barely closes, repairs to the tune of approx. $8000.00. What a $140,000 money pit. Don't buy one.


Best Features

Great vehicle when working. I only wish Porsche would step up to the plate and repair obvious design flaws. Instead of using the consumer as guinea pigs. Shame on Porsche. How much money per unit do they need to make?


Worst Features

When knowing an inferior part has been used, usually by how many the dealerships are ordering from Atlanta, admit to their mistakes, bit the bullet and replace under a recall. I only wish they would get off their wallets.


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WOW!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Fatmix
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Tiptronic AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I love this car! It is a dream come true! Drives like a sports car but gives you the confidence of a 4wd rig. Fast, classy, well designed!


Best Features

Everything!


Worst Features

More power!


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The Great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Lou
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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The SUV is an amazing vehicle. It's an SUV Carrera. The gas mileage is about 20 highway and 15 around town. Not bad for the suburbs. Handling is excellent. Just need an extra aux. pwr up front.


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Style, Performance


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Sports car-like handling in 5k lb truck!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ATAWAY
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD 4dr SUV (4.5L 8cyl 6A)


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This vehicle continues to amaze me. Braking is second to none. Handling for a large vehicle as this is world- class. How'd they do it is what you'll wonder when you drive it. V8 power is more than sufficient, would not recommend V6 unless you are only picking up groceries and live in snow country. Ride is comfy, not too noisy, plenty of great lux features to please anyone. Beautiful design. Interior is lovely. Faux leather dash is quite nice. Seats offer plenty of adjustments. Nav works really well! Parking sensors are well worth the $. Don't need heated seats as in Southern CA not too cold.


Best Features

Navigation is fantastic. Even for 5 year old technology it works great. Titanium Metallic paint is so pretty. Power from the 340 HP V8 is intoxicating, and hearing the engine roar to life is such pleasure (subtle, not obnoxious). I often roll windows down to hear it more clearly. Thank you Porsche!


Worst Features

Folding rear seats is a bit cumbersome. Certainly don't mind that they are manual fold down though. If Porsche could figure out how to lose 300-500 pounds from the weight of this vehicle, it would help with gas mileage, handling, performance, and wear & tear.


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