Porsche Cayenne Reviews from UK and Ireland

2003 Porsche Cayenne S V8

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles

Summary:

Great V8, poor electrics and too many minor faults for £50k

Faults:

Airbag fault.

Front tyre camber wear.

Faulty headlamps, poor connection in damp.

Gearbox selector problem.

Drivetrain vibration at 60mph.

General Comments:

Cayenne handles and performs well in V8 form, but seems plagued with lots of annoying faults that always require a visit to dealership, who seem to enjoy treating you like you're a pain in the ass. I have to say I've owned a few Porsches and the Cayenne seems to have had the most problems by a big margin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2008

2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.6

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance43000 miles
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

Money pit, £90 fill up = 200 miles!

Faults:

Head lamp failure.

Rear washer fluid leaks through head lining.

Engine leaking coolent through head.

General Comments:

Average handling, poor brakes and the worst build quality.

Cheaper running costs with a Ferrari!

First service cost £3800 brakes etc.

One month later in for airbag light staying on and yet more light problems. They ended up finding a coo-lent leek and couldn't find it - out came the engine and gear box, one month later after lending us a mini! I get my car back with a £4,000 bill... Porsche dealer told us Porsche would pay as good will as this had never happend before? Then told us they wouldn't... Got the car back and the final kick in the teeth - my CDs are missing from the changer - Bye bye Porsche!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th November, 2007

2nd Mar 2008, 22:03

This entry I found hilarious. Who buys a Porsche and whines about the cost of petrol? Do you also go windsurfing and complain about getting wet?

9th May 2009, 14:37

I would agree - who ever thought a Cayenne would be cheap to run?

2004 Porsche Cayenne V6 3.2

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.2 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz M-Class

Summary:

Looks great, wish they can get it right!

Faults:

Non stop problems since owning the car, which has only been 2 months. The AC does not work properly in the front if the rear is on and vice versa, even cheap cars don't do this. The Battery/Generator comes on at least twice a week, it has been back 3 times for this, the last time, the car was scratched whilst in their care - they have put this right. The window wipers screech, and again the car has been back 3 times for this. Love the car, but am very disappointed in the faults. Altogether in 8 weeks of having it, it has been back to Porsche for 17 days, and needs to go back again!

General Comments:

Love the look of the car.

Handles very well, thinks it's a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2004

2nd Oct 2004, 14:29

I have purchased a Porsche Cayenne V6 3.2, This has to be the worse car I have owned! The battery generator light keeps switching on, the rear glass (trunk) window won't close, The Central London dealership had gave me false promises and lies from the moment I placed my order regarding delivery times etc, I don't care about the heavy loss of money, this heap is going...

Average review marks: 4.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews