Porsche Cayenne Review from Mexico

2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carLand Rover Range Rover

Summary:

Very over priced and very unreliable

Faults:

Transmission failure.

Engine failure.

Instruments failure.

Differential failure.

Stereo short circuit.

Lights short circuit.

In short... a serious failure every less than 1,000 kms.

General Comments:

Absolutely unreliable, would never consider it again. The worst part is that the brand is always making excuses for avoiding responsibility.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th July, 2010

9th Nov 2012, 22:41

I must be a lucky man. I did not have too many problems with mine.

I bought my 2005 Cayenne Turbo with 85000 miles. I now have 109000.

I replaced the brake pads, plugs, air cleaner, cleaned the mass airflow sensors. Installed K&N filters. Replaced 2 lower control arm bad bushings.

This is a great handling SUV. I go offroad with it; Pismo Beach in California, El Mirage Dry Bed Lake. Drove it at 157mph there. I love it, it is reliable and fun to drive.

It is very bad on gas; I only get 12 miles per gallon.

I would not buy it new. I think it is overpriced like most luxury SUVs. For $20k to $25K, it is a good value used.

19th Dec 2012, 17:04

When you replaced the lower control arms, did it stop shaking? My steering wheel is shaking at 60 to 85 mph. Nobody knows what it is. Thanks.

27th Jul 2013, 17:14

It must be a steering damper; get a mechanic to check your steering rod under the car.

Average review marks: 2.2 / 10, based on 1 review