2006 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S 4.5 twin turbo from UK and Ireland
Great hobby car as long as the engine is sound, but you need a reliable daily driver
Had DTCs for various air leaks, lean faults, timing on Bank 1 and over boost codes. Also the transmission would have faults after 20 minutes with PRND all lit up at once with very poor shift quality.
Parking sensors occasionally refuse to work.
Loud tapping on passenger side of engine at idle, was intermittent, now constant.
The fixes (so far) are cheap enough.
Air leaks, lean code and transmission fault fixed due to vacuum hose at the rear of the engine which was disconnected. Just reconnected and all was good.
Engine timing bank 1 code and tapping resolved with hydraulic valve lifter cleaner.
You'll spend plenty of time tinkering under the bonnet, where it's easy to break a heat hardened vacuum line.
Another air leak now (between MAF and throttle body again). I'm taking the car off the road so I can replace all the vacuum hoses, diverter valves etc.
Tyres are reasonably priced, but the front brakes are stupid expensive being the Turbo S, but I knew that going in.
Fuel economy over 2k miles is over 18 MPG.
Love the looks of the Turbo S when all kitted out with the Porsche body kit.
The drive is initially disappointing, but put the suspension low, and the shocks into Sport (assuming smooth roads) and press on and it's so very much better. Interior build quality is very good, but I have a corrosion on the leading edge of the body and one of the rear doors.
Great hobby car as long as the engine is sound, but you need a reliable daily driver.
I've decided to keep my one long term as it's not worth very much.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2018