2003 Porsche Cayenne S V8 N/A from North America
If I knew this car would have these problems, I wouldn't have bought it, even though its a lot offun
-One front high beam didn't work (probably 3 or 4 times)
-Turn signals stopped working (probably twice)
-Steering headlights stopped working (twice)
-Software had to be reloaded (lost some software functionability because of it)
-Glove compartment button was crooked when I bought it
-Horn broke and sounded like a donkey
-A piston was misfiring
-Drivers window switch plate peeled
-slight shaking at idle
-creaking noise when brakes are applied and released
-Camber problems on the front wheels
-Radio stopped working
-Aluminum trim changed color
-Poor reception on car key.
This car has been an absolute disaster. It's been in the shop more times than any car should ever go to the shop. MY headlight assemblies have been a nightmare.
While none of these problems have ever left me stranded on the road, it is incredibly inconvenient to take it into the shop on a regular basis. A car of this category should not have problems like this. Maybe I got a lemon. Maybe it's because it was one of the first cars rolled off the assembly line. Either way, I am very unhappy with the build quality of this vehicle.
Now, to be fair, this car is so much fun to drive! It's faster than a car this size should be, and it's not even the turbo model. It's handling still astounds me. I can't believe a car of this size manages to perform so well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th January, 2006
Unfortunately it's sad, but true. When it comes to first year models, especially those chock full of electronics and new designs, buyers are essentially beta testers. And given you probably paid somewhere north of $70K for your Porsche, that is unacceptable.
Word to the wise is to never buy a car until it's been out a few years, no matter how tempting. And certainly don't pay a premium for it.