Porsche Cayenne Review from Bulgaria

2006 Porsche Cayenne

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance10 kilometres
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

EXPENSIVE BUT NOT IMPRESSIVE !

Faults:

Not my car so I don't know, I am sure it is prettey solid!

General Comments:

This is the car of a friend of mine (actually his father owns it, but he is driving it all the time) Well, as it is an SUV, that means the seat position is high and viability is far better than in a car. The doors are large so you have no problems getting in and out. Interior is nice.. if not a bit snobbish. There is plenty of room inside and so on..

Lets get to the I Don't LIKE IT point. This vehicle is THE MOST EXPENSIVE SUV ON THE MARKET TODAY, it costs I don't know how much exactly it costs, but in any case it is a fortune. So what do we get for the money? One big car with a big engine. This is not an off road vehicle nobody dares to drive it in the country side. It accelerates better than my car, yet cornering makes me loose confidence. I am sure that if pushed hard while turning this SUV will crash in a tree nearby.

It is quiet and stable on straight roads, but it is turns miserabely. Some people might find it unbelievable, but this is not a safe car.. on few occasions we were to fly off the road. It is deceptively quiet and damn fast.

It does not handle very well, it feels heavy.

I WANT TO STRESS ON THE FACT THAT IT CAN REACH 150 KMH 100 MILES PER HOUR IN NO TIME, but AT THOSE SPEEDS IT IS LIKE DRIVING A LEMON.

Driving the cayenne in the city, I drove it in Sofia for an hour and was pleasantly surprised how well the air conditioner purifies the air it takes from the outside. It is long and wide, hard to park hard to turn around tight corners.

Value, does it have it? NO!

A lot of money, but where is the performance?

The only thing good in a Chayenne is the ENGINE!

Everything else is overpriced. It is not a practical SUV as it neither performs off road nor is it adequate in city conditions. It is a wide and long nightmare!

On the highway you might get to like it, yet for that much money!

I don't recommend anyone buying this vehicle before test driving it. The differences between Toyota Landcruiser and Porsche Chayenne are not great. Toyota Landcruiser with a big engine is definitely a better buy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th April, 2007

27th Apr 2007, 08:55

This was a waste of my life reading this. A view from a third party on a car he doesn't like purely because it is expensive! Heaven forbid that one day he may be a passenger in a Ferrari or something. The Porsche may have it's faults, but please only describe genuine ones!

Average review marks: 5.2 / 10, based on 1 review