2004 PORSCHE CAYENNE

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$8,999
$4,770
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112,456 Miles
8,304
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 112456
Body Style: SUV
Transmission: 6 speed automatic
Engine Type: 4.5L V8
Drive Train: AWD
Location: North Hollywood, CA

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Option & Equipment

ABS brakes
Air conditioning
AM/FM radio
Cylinder configuration V-8
Drive type all-wheel drive
Engine displacement 4.5 L
Engine liters 4.5
Fully automatic headlights
GVWR 3,060kg (6,746lbs)
Power steering
Power windows
Tilt steering wheel
Towing capacity 3,500kg (7,716lbs)
Transmission 6 speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,855mm (112.4")

Recalls & Defects

VIN WP1AB29P04LA69946 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A FRACTURE OF THE TRANSFER CASE HOUSING. INCORRECT TORQUE WOULD THEN BE APPLIED TO THE DRIVEN WHEELS OR OIL COULD LEAK AND CONTACT THE TIRES.

CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES MAY HAVE HAD A TRANSFER CASE INSTALLED THAT COULD, DUE TO CHANGES IN THE HOUSING CASTING, RESULT IN THE OIL PUMP ROTATION. SHOULD THIS OCCUR, OIL STARVATION OF THE INTERNAL GEARS MIGHT RESULT.


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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 196 reviews

Great car

5
Steve on 02/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

2004 Cayenne S

2.8
lilly71 on 05/07/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I bought mines used 45,000 which is actually good. Had it 3 yrs and everything at once started to go and man was it costley. Over 10,000 grand in 2 months. The passenger brake goes constantly and the radio everyone I spoke to says they have issues with it. If I had to do it over I WOULD NOT GET THIS. Looks are good but so not worth the money. I could have bought a new car for 10 grand. The headlights are like 1,000 just to replace no spare tire. Batteries are like $500 Very costly to say the least.

great bang for the buck!

5
richardcayenne on 01/30/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I saw a beautiful 2004s on a lot and decided to take it for a spin. This is not a fake Porsche but the real deal! I drove it home a week later. A huge pleasure to drive! One worry was mpg but to my surprise it really gets 21 mpg on the highway at 65 ans cruising. Yes there are some bugs like the radio that doesn`t always work but overall I got a $70,000 car for well under 20 grand. One piece of adviceis to verify how the car was maintained and by who.

LOVE THE TURBO & EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SUV!

5
kingr2r on 01/29/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this super rocket for some time now and I have no complaints. If you can afford this car, I strongly suggest to buy one and you won't regret it. I got this car used at Princeton Porsche, NJ and the car was in immaculate condition, black on black w/ dark wood trimmings. It even smelled like new since the previous owner really took care of this baby. I also had the opportunity of owning a 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged (my review is also posted here in edmunds - My supercharged rover! By Rick Respicio on July 26, 2006 23:45pm) but it just can't compare to the Cayenne Turbo. The Cayenne is faster, sportier and more luxurious than the Rover. Test drive one and you'll agree!

04 TURBO owner here!

4.8
liquidsilk on 12/12/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, super fast, great performance... I wish I was back home in Europe and use it to the limit instead of crusiing 60mph in Cali highways... I like the exterior design more than the latest ones (2012-2013). So musculan! Inside looks bigger to me, again compare to newer ones. Gas consumption might be a problem for some. I am not a commuter and I work 7days. Since I dont have time to drive that much I enjoy when I drive.If you can effort get a new one. Gas mileage is much better.

NIGHTMARE S

3.3
qpdsful on 10/03/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

We just purchased the 04 Cayenne S with under 60k miles, got the extended warranty...after less than a month owning it the rear axle had to be replaced at a cost of $1400.00. 2 weeks later in the hot sun the check coolant light went on, car was in the shop for a week to replace the coolant tubes had to replaced with the aluminum tubes, a Porsche defect that they are currently avoiding, at a cost of $3200.00, exactly 1 week later while I was backing my car into the garage the steering wheel started doing what it wanted and the light came on MOVE STEERING WHEEL there was a loud noise click click click and the car died. Will not start, go into gear, NOTHING. Had to be towed back to the dealer.

My one year of ownership review

4.8
aorobert on 09/20/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LOOKS: It's a beauty. No it is not a VW. FEEL: I have never driven such a tight vehicle. I traded in a Mercedes ML430 for this and never looked back. GAS: Lousy gas mileage, more like 12/15. But for some reason when I get it above 80 my mileage improves to about 18. Too bad I can't stay at those speeds for very long.

Engine Failure

3.9
biodev on 05/26/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I am / was the original owner of a 2004 Cayenne S. I carefully maintained the car with oil changes every 7 to 10K miles, transmission fluid at 80K and the car was not driven hard. Overall the Cayenne was great to drive but extremely expensive to maintain, numerous brake jobs and sets of tires. The real disappointment was this past week after 9 years and 121K miles the engine failed. The issue was a cylinder scoring leading to failure of cylinder one. The Cayenne engine can not be rebuilt and a replacement engine is about $22K installed, used engines are about $8k installed. Upon searching the web the engine failure is not unique and it seems like it is a major issue with old Cayennes.

Poor Reliability

3.5
Dan on 09/19/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Parking Brake broke after a few tries. Replaced transmission drive at 40K miles and gear shift really poorly. Climate Control awful making so much noise. LED dashboard was so bad that needed to replace as warranty item. Sun Glasses box broke and cost $250. Oil change or minor maint. is very expensive. I wouldn't buy it if given second chance. Stylist and good performance but reliability is not in the design process. Beside the design for perf. must take reliability and cost-efficient sustainability seriously. Good name Porsche is tainted.

Boxster S Replacement-Almost as Much Fun

4.8
Dr. Warren Bruhl on 06/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my 2004 Porsche Cayenne S with 20 inch wheels for 7 months and it has been a great SUV with awesome power and handling. Although, the ride is a bit stiff, I have become accustomed to the ride now. I previously owned a 2001 Boxster S and love it. I sold it last year and have enjoyed driving my Cayenne.

What else can go wrong

2.9
Beach boy on 01/03/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Not long after owning this vehicle there was a recall for the transmission. It was replaced. Another warranty issue was the radio/cd player rear seat belts and hinge replacement on the tailgate. Since the warranty ran out at(80,000 Kms) all hell broke loose. The driveshaft flex joint went the heater blower, plastic cooling tubes,(now metal), water pump, brake switch(can start without having to apply brake), warning buzzer for lights left on etc., heated seat module, rust under rubber on door window frame, seat belt springs have weakened,(they jam in door), tailgate barely closes, repairs to the tune of approx. $8000.00. What a $140,000 money pit. Don't buy one.

WOW!

4.8
Fatmix on 12/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It is a dream come true! Drives like a sports car but gives you the confidence of a 4wd rig. Fast, classy, well designed!

The Great SUV

4.8
Lou on 09/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The SUV is an amazing vehicle. It's an SUV Carrera. The gas mileage is about 20 highway and 15 around town. Not bad for the suburbs. Handling is excellent. Just need an extra aux. pwr up front.

Sports car-like handling in 5k lb truck!

4.9
ATAWAY on 08/23/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle continues to amaze me. Braking is second to none. Handling for a large vehicle as this is world- class. How'd they do it is what you'll wonder when you drive it. V8 power is more than sufficient, would not recommend V6 unless you are only picking up groceries and live in snow country. Ride is comfy, not too noisy, plenty of great lux features to please anyone. Beautiful design. Interior is lovely. Faux leather dash is quite nice. Seats offer plenty of adjustments. Nav works really well! Parking sensors are well worth the $. Don't need heated seats as in Southern CA not too cold.

Rip Snorting Fun

4.9
vetteman1962 on 06/09/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a certifiable car FREAK. I have owned over 100 cars in my 54 year life and this car rocks my world. If you think driving a 911 is fun to drive, stick four other people in this rocket and cruise up Pacific Coast Highway from San Clemente to Laguna or Newport and just watch the smiles on all five faces. I own three old Corvettes and a 356 Porsche and they are just a lot of fun to drive. A year ago I had the opportunity to sell a Cayenne Turbo for a friend and I had the car for about a month and only had to drive it three times to be HOOKED. Turning an SUV into a Hot Rod/Race Car has to be one of the greatest ideas of the 21st Century. This is the most fun Sports Car I have ever owned.

Join the Herd

5
Frank JG on 10/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded one of 911c/2 (cab 6 spd) for CS. Tested at high speed, rides like 996 c/2 only one foot taller. Gas mileage was surprising when I keep my lead foot off. Had 7 BMW (740, 740l, 735, 528, 318c, Z3, 325), 4 MB (430CLK, S430, SL380, S550). This SUV rides like 911 c/2 in an S550 interior.

Great SUV

4.6
Edwin C. on 07/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE my '04 Cayenne Turbo, except at the gas pump! I am averaging 14.1 MPG, having to add a quart of oil every 2,000 miles or so, and it goes though a set of Pirellis every 10,000 miles or so. Other than that it's perfect. I'm thinking of getting a n 8,000 lb trailer.

Porsche Cayenne S

4.9
LORI on 04/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is awesome. I have had every other high end SUV, but none give you the thrill of driving as the Cayenne does. With this package you get the best of both worlds. It handles like a sports car and you can still pull your boat to the lake on the weekend. I have had mine for over 3 years now and still love to see what it can do. There is nothing that sounds better than the sound of a Porsche when you put your foot into it with psm off.

04 Cayenne

4.4
Porsche on 02/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have Owned many SUVs over the years and this is by far the most enjoyable ride.

Long term observations

3.8
Peter Pivko on 12/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Mileage is 18 highway at best due to the excessive weight of the car and the big V-8. Overall driving impressions over the past 4 years rate this SUV as med-high. It has a stiff/harsher ride for the rear passengers as the seats do not cushion as well and are over the rear tires.

Hedonism on wheels

4.5
DoktorT on 11/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a true porschephile, but the nose never realy worked for me and I actually prefer the looks of the Touerag. Then I drove it. End of story. I own a dozen porsche 911s, and a couple of turbos, and this is fast. It also handles suprisingly well. It's possible to get 21MPG on the highway if you can keep it under 70 and keep the cruise on. I did this for a short while after picking the car up in tampa and driving it 1000 miles home. I found that I could cruise at 75-80 with ocasional burts up to 100 and still keep avg MPG at 19.4. Well worth it for the fun factor. This car is loaded. It has taken me 2 days to learn the nav audio system but now it seems intuitive. A blast!

Not for everyone

4
wesrx on 11/14/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

My Cayenne V6 is wonderful to drive although the acceleration is slow unless you use the manual mode. The handling is superb and road feel is good with quick response to emergency maneuvers. Visibility is good on both sides. It is fun to drive and you do not get tired driving the car for long distances. I am satisfied with my ownership and driving the Cayenne.

Porsche? Never again

3.3
wnorton on 07/28/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Good day, It's with disappointment that I post my review of my Cayenne. I like driving the car, but I've had a lemon and after wrestling with it for three years, I'm giving up. Three Porsche dealers within 1 hr and I'm on a first name basis with each. I've read other posts and it would appear that '05 or newer might be the fix, but this vehicle has been a nightmare from day one. Fun to drive, and GREAT control in winter weather. Also I would be remiss if I didn't say, I was disappointed in the 6 cyl. I went that way for fuel efficiency and it does well. It's just to much of a sacrifice to give up the 8 cyl.

Wonderful CS

4.9
enjoyPorsche on 07/22/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a sports car on steroids. For its size, it should not be possible to move as efficiently when prompted by the right, or even the left, pedal. Interior is beautiful. Nice lines and great color of black with aluminum accents, very sporting. Really do enjoy driving this car every day. Often take this car out on trips over the 996, and not due to the weather. So glad that we decided on Porsche over the VW. Extra payment well worth knowing I'm driving the best of the best. No regrets. Great handling in wet weather.

My Cayenne

5
Howard Goodman on 06/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have my Cayenne for over 3 years and it performs as well today as it did the day I left the dealer. The vehicle holds the road better than any vehicle I have ever driven and give me a feeling of safety. You can drive any other vehicle and no one notices, when you drive your Cayenne everyone notices and wishes they were you.

Wonderful Machine - Cayenne S

4.8
AA on 04/30/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Having only owned this vehicle for a couple weeks, I already can tell you that it is fantastic. Great level of comfort and convenience from our CS. Have driven new V6 Cayenne, was not impressed with performance ('08 should be better, however) so landed in CPO CS and am so very happy. Wonderful wet weather handling. Feels much lighter than its stats would suggest. Massive brakes also instill confidence and superb braking ability (L.A. accident avoidance maneuver proves it). Recommend fully.

What Fun

4.4
Scott on 01/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had the '04 Cayenne S for two months and it has exceeded my expectations. The vehicle is a blast to drive and handles great. The fact that it can handle like a sports sedan and still be an SUV is amazing. I have had a couple of warranty repairs - a rattle and a drivetrain issue, nothing crazy for a car with 37,000 miles. Overall I am quite pleased.

Tire Eater

4.9
Duke on 12/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle in its entirety. I also have it's baby sister in a 2004 911, 996 cabriolet turbo. They both have great handling in all situations. The power of the Cayenne is remarkable and it is a joy to drive at high speeds. The Cayenne Turbo "eats" rubber with tires, all four lasting only about 6,000 miles. This appears to be typical of this model and it doesn't matter whether it has winter or summer tires - they all get eaten up by just cruising. I've tried Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and all the same wear problem - they wear out far too soon. Also, it is difficult and time consuming to get the rear seats down - but the drive and handling are far superior to any SUV I've ever driven.

A Driver's SUV

4.5
cayennes on 09/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I got my Porsche Cayenne S over the BMW X5 4.4i. In addition to all the precision in handling and world class performance - this SUV is very quiet to cruise around in. The revised 0-60 mph figure of 6.8 seconds is very conservative IMHO. It probably can out run 70% of the sports car on the road and at the same time, I have carried 8 tires (255/55 18) with the rear seats folded down. I have had no problems at all with the snow tires and winter driving / skiing trips, etc. Theh Cayenne is the king of SUV hands down! If you get the Turbo or the Turbo S, you can probably outrun 90-99% of the sports car out there.

I Would Buy this SUV Again

4.4
sforman789 on 08/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cayenne lacks only in on two areas; interior style and the back end, which looks a bit boxy. Other than that it is an amazing vehicle. It's fast, it's built well, and it handles like a sports car. I love driving this car/SUV. It gets more fun everyday which is unusal. I would buy this over any SUV in its class.

2004 Cayenne S

4.4
guru88 on 01/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you want a ride that will carry five people, through snow and ice, with great performance and handling, this is it. It's for someone who likes to drive, it's not a cushy luxury vehicle. If you like Lexus or Mercedes-Benz it's not for you.

Sports Car Excitement in an SUV

4.9
pichin on 01/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I also own a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. So stepping into an SUV like the Cayenne S with the family does not mean I have to give up the fun of driving a sports car. The handling is almost as tight as the Carrera. There is no lack of passing speed and the seats are some of the most comfortable I've seen in an SUV. The hardest decision is which one to take out when it is just the wife and I. The braking and safety features are second to none.

New to '04 Porsche Cayenne

5
Hudnut46 on 01/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

While shopping for the best price on an ‘04 BMW X5 4.4, I found my ’04 Cayenne S. First I thought the price was going to be more expensive than the ’04 X5, so I really only looked at out of curiosity. When I took this SUV for a test drive I was shocked at the performance…Wow! The power and handling are superb! I was able to buy my Porsche for $9,000 less than other dealers wanted for an ’04 BMW X5.

Bad SUV

2.3
rob on 12/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

The 2004 Porsche Cayenne S has poor ride comfort, no dampening of bumps, a harsh road feel, the interior room is small for an SUV, and a poor acceleration curve with flat spots. Mine has been in the shop for many minor and major part failures.

Cayenne S

4.8
N on 12/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Cannot complain about this vehicle at all! Excellent ride and incredibly comfortable. Definite a head turner vehicle.

What a change

5
mudman2 on 09/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I moved from a Mercedes-Benz ML 430 to the Porsche Cayenne S mainly because my wife and daughter convinced me I was worth it. It is a stunning vehicle, the first I have owned that has been improved by the dealer using software upgrades since I bought it. I now have 35,000 miles on it and love it more now than I did when I first picked it up, another first. It's frighteningly fast when "driven." Most other drivers continually underestimate just how quick it is. The harder you push it, the more it gives, it never runs out of steam.

impressive

4.8
satchmo on 07/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove BMW'S for years this is my second porsche and it has met all of my expectations and needs Handles like a dream awsume stereo system and a nav systems that can take you to the moon most people complain about no spare tire New flash folks they have a new thing called road side assistance use it. it is free from porsche and most of you who pay attention to your auto insurance policies will notice you have it also wrapped up in there for free in a package.

What a ride to hot spring....

4.8
arlukyaw on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just came back from 4th of July vacation driving off roads near by Black Rock Range in North of Navada. This is my first time off road and the view from my beige leather interior perfectly compliments the dust and sunset outside. Driving on the playa up to 80 mph was like being in a James Bond movie, and when winding up or down the hills was like being in Harry Potter movie where road appears just in front of me by inch. Couple of times, it seems we could have stuck in mud, but with 'long lock' the car just pull itself off effortlessly. We also enjoyed drinving on mini-playas whose surface are so smooth without a single crack.

Poor Quality From Porsche

3.1
PorscheSux999 on 06/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought a Cayenne S 2 yrs ago. To date, it has spent over 45 days in the shop. I continue to have recurring random warning messages come up. Like others, I did have alignment issues in the first 8,000 miles which cost me $350 for the alignment and $1,200 for new tires (I didn't buy them from the dealer). The car is still having issues and Porsche has given up on fixing them because they don't know how to. I was told they would buy it back from me but after 4 weeks, they decided not to. Worst luxury car I ever bought. Going back to MB and BMWs. NEVER AGAIN!

Quick with no slip

4.5
Ben F Grudzien on 04/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2004 Porsche Cayenne S is fast, quiet, noticed, great in the snow, has a great sound system, and gets decent gas mileage when driven reasonably.

Fun SUV, but lots of bugs

3.9
mts on 03/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This SUV drives more like a sports sedan than an SUV. It is an absolute blast to drive on a daily basis. I also use it to tow my racecar to the track and with its 7,700 towing capacity there are very few if any competing vehicles that has both of these qualities. It has excellent brakes and the V6, thought not a speed demond like the S and turbo models, does quite well and will be more than adequate for most owners. The downside to this vehicle is it comes stuffed with plenty of build quality bugs. Most are only annoyances, but they are still completely unacceptable for a premium brand like Porsche. If you can overlook these small problems it may be for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.

best car ever

4.8
Porsche convert on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great fun to drive in all weather. Extremely sure footed and responsive. No problem driving thru 2 blizzards. I find my journeys take longer as I find excuses to go the long way round.

V6 Cayenne

3.8
Porsche owner on 03/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased as an intended economical second car. Paid $39K for stripped model with heated seated/steering wheel. Compared against BMW, Volvo, and Audi and decided on Porsche SUV. Just hit 10K and car has been very reliable and solid to drive. Since this car is not widely owned, you do receive many inquisitive looks and comments; but these come at a price. You are forced to have the car serviced at a Porsche dealership. First service light came on at 10K miles (even though book states first oil change at 20K), and it cost $250

I hope you like spending $.

4.3
Driver on 02/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, I can't complain, but I am rather dissapointed. In my opinion, for an oil change to take over an hour (resulting in a bill of over $200) is unacceptable. This problem could be fixed by better design of the underbody allowing for easier basic maintnence. In addition, Tiptronic system sometimes kicks in at random. I was dissapointed when I learned that I had to get a completely different WHEEL to get a snow tire. I espescially do not like the image that I payed $70,000 for my car. Buying Premium gas constantly gets very old, very fast. Also, my familly constantly reminds me of the fact that it looks like a rollerskate. If you like spending money and driving is all you care about go for it

Best Car I've owned

4.4
Lori on 01/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Porsche Cayeene Turbo provides great power and handling. It is terrific in the snow (with the correct tires). Service has been excellent at my local dealer. I just drove through a blizzard with no skidding and great control.

Porschesuv

4.4
billyboy on 01/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Like the power and quality of build. Transmission takes getting used to but tiptronic great. Can cruise forever at 80+. So far so good.

Trouble

2.8
parker511 on 01/03/2005

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

First let me say that from the day that I bought the car, there was something very wrong with the allignment. After taking it in 3 or 4 times with the same problems, I was getting frustrated to say the least. Up until this point, everything was "under warranty." Suddenly, when I took the Cayenne infor an oil change & to fix te ongoing problem--when I picked up my car, the bill was $700 for an oil change & balance. Right then I decided to trade it in before something incrediblewent wrong!!

2004 Cayenne S

5
John Ulrich on 12/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this vehicle for 2 months and have had an excellent driving and ownership experience. I am a road warrior and needed a tow vehicle that had some prestige associated with it. Towing 7700 lbs, quiet, plenty of power, excellent handling. If you can afford it, get it!

Pamela B. Bankert

4.9
Pamela on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fast, powerful, and comfortable with terrific handling. Feels like a Porsche in every respect. Very roomy, with wonderful interior details including a self-adjusting heated steering wheel. Quality thoroughout the vehicle, even in the little details. Unusual enough to be distinctive and to create comments from other drivers! Expensive to maintain with oil changes at the dealership running around $250! Not the best car for the budget-conscious driver, but is predicted to hold it's value. A step above the BMW X5!

Great SUV the best so far

4.9
hoon on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't decide with X5 for the first time but after I took a test drive for both I knew I want Cayenne. I have 2005 model. I had 3 BMWs and many japanese cars and SUVs before but Cayenne is the best so far. Great feel of accelation although it's not really fast. More comfort than X5 in ride. Really fun to drive. Too much gas than other competitors but bigger gas tanks makes me feel better.

Traded in the x5

4.8
c4s on 12/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had a 3.0 x5... no comparison. Also drove the 4.4 to make sure. Great features, handles very well; I waited for the model year switch to save a few bucks. I like driving this as much as my c4s. Great job Porsche.

The 2004 Porsche Cayeene is Very Safe

4.8
joe on 12/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I walked away from a head on 70+ mph collision with very large 4 door european sedan! Both vehicles were totaled and the other occupant did not fair as well initially. This is a very safe and well built SUV.

too much fun

4.5
psycho-mom on 12/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

traded in my Lexus LS430, Cayenne is a kick to drive and practical too. I can take kids, dogs, or just lots of stuff. Great on dry pavement, off road, or in the snow.

Porsches are cool

4.9
pollie on 11/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Hi I have a Porsche Cayenne s. It drives great, and its looks are very good. It is fun to drive because it has that feel of a true race car. driving it with PSM off is magical.I like my Cayenne except there is something on the dashboard that rattles that I need it fixed so I can like this 60,000 dollar car better. I like Porsches! there fun and I like my old one 2! bye

Porsche Cayenne S

4.9
Johninsawgrass on 11/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a high performance SUV that is a lot of fun to drive. Get's lots of looks from other drivers. Service and follow up by Porsche is first class in all respects.

true thoughts

4.6
JAMES ATKINSON on 11/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GOOD QUALITY AND FUN

cayenne review

4.9
cayennestyle on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

thecayenne is a great car that has spunk,and is very luxurious. i definitely prefer the cayenne over the touareg

IDK

5
Stephanie0605 on 11/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Suv is the best thing that has ever happened to me! I love driving the thing to and fro. My family and I love it so much we are going to buy my newly driving son one for his first car.

Great Ride!

5
ZOOOMZOOOM on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV for business and for fun! A real head turner. Best price for a SUV in the market!

The cool car I wish to own

5
wa on 11/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this car is sporty,related to the 911,and completely cool.A V6 does start at the same price(or a little more)as the Lexus RX 330 AWD. I would wish to own one.

Best SUV ever

4.8
sullivan on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is so much fun to drive. it is powerful, comfortable and quiet. Getting up to high speeds quickly is very smooth and quiet as well. I have driven an X5 and a lexus and although nice vehicles, this one is much more fun to drive. it feels more like a racy car than a suv.

Porsche CS SUV Review

4.9
jimwulf on 11/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Strong Performer. Excellent on Highway, but a little rough on City Streets. Superb in Snow and Storms. Really fun in the Mountains.

Lemon

1.6
Robin S McBride on 11/06/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

After 15 months have settled with Porsche. The vehicle was in the shop 52 days for one problem. Additionally, the driver's seat broke, the remote doesn't work, and tires had to be replaced. This SUV has always driven herky jerky and the brakes squeak. Three months ago I asked the dealership to work with me on a trade in. They offered $30K less than I paid for it, which I thought was ridiculous. When I finally "lemon lawed" it, Porsche called and wanted to settle, fifteen months after I purchased it. I am so disappointed in this car and would recommend to everyone to not buy it.

A Quiet Beast

4.6
rdufer on 10/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There isn't any way to rationalze the purchase of this car-unless you have driven one! The power is unending just depress the accelerator and it just keeps coming. The only thing better than the power is the brakes and handling! The interior is beautiful and very quiet unless of course you turn on the wonderful sound system! This is the first SUV we have had that my wife actually wants to drive. Is it perfect, no, but did I mention the power.....it makes you forget any other short comings! The electronics are complicated and it took me a while to work them all out, but once set you just enjoy. It does like fuel in the city but averaged 19.6 on a road trip.

ZOOOOOOOOOOOM

4.5
hubbard on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is great to own, however I have had a few problems with my nav system. Other than that it is a beast, but be prepared not pass up many gas stations. I wouldn't waste my time or money on the V6. If you can afford the turbo, you won't be sorry, however my S runs with the best of them.

Habit Forming

4.8
JoeBatters on 10/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently purchased cayenne s, after driving mercedes for years it was time to say good bye to the three pointed star. i test drove all of the top line suv's and just could not see driving anything other then this porsche. the quality is great so far, i like how porsche is not trying to appeal to all segments of the car buying population. we have been so impressed and happy with the purchase we just ordered a second for my wife. this vehicle is nice to get into and leave any stress behind.also, when merging onto the interstate and no one wants to let you in just tap this gas pedal and you are catapulted forward into a clear area. This is just a great ride.

Can't beat the performance!!!!

4.6
Mark Greenbaum on 10/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

An absolute BEAST !!! This car has so much juice to it.I look at it as a big race car. It handles with precision for a vehicle in its class. It blows away the BMW 4.8. Please drive this vehicle and see for yourself.

power and lock system

4.6
Victoriavb on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have had a lot of trouble withmy keyless entry and I get locked out of my car and I have to use the key and then my alarm will go off. It will only open 1 door when it works and it is just a pain. I have had it in for repair and recalls for the seat belts. I only have 6000 miles on it and I wish they would just fix the problem once and for all.

my pepper 03

4.5
fpawsch on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All in All the Cayenne S is a joy to drive other than suggestions I truely enjoy driving my Cs

Do Everything SSUV (Super Sport)

4.3
Stressless on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Almost as much fun as my 996! I autocrossed it several weeks ago and placed,only 4 sec. off FTD by a fully prepared sports car. I,ve driven the rest and this is the best. The writers are correct when they say "the sports cars of SUV's". For ride quality, I believe the PASM is a must. I can set what I want the vehicle to do. My elderly mother gets in without problems when I set Load Level and I can chose how harsh I want the shocks. I got most of the toys but wish I had the bi-xenon lights. I am concerned about winter driving in upstate NY without separate wheels and dedicated winter tires (cannot get really good 20" winters and who wants those babies mounted/dismounted). Only time will tell.

best

5
ok then on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best SUV ever made! can match any car anywhere! faster than any SUV and can kick its ass off road too!

Love My Cayenne

4.9
MikeD92 on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first experience with a Porsche was when my buddy brought his Cayenne S overf to my home to see. I immediately took to the car because of the styling, the well thought out design, and comfort. I went to the dealership the next day and bought my Turbo; I love my SUV more than my CL55, everything works better, it's more fun to drive, and after installing Satellite TV, the family likes road trips in it as well. Super highway car and very comfortable. I highly recommend the Cayenne!

because we can

5
tere on 10/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

what an incredible vechicle. we have driven our cayenne s through the winding roads of arizona....we had soooo much fun. i can depend on this car to keep my family safe. we love its power and elegance. thankyou for designing this great machine, it compares to no other.

I LOVE IT !!

4.6
Quadman on 10/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just passed the 1 year ownership mark and love this vehicle more each day. Great acceleration, drop the steering wheel triptronic down to 3rd hit the gas and get ready for a rocket ride. Just can't imagine what the turbo is like. Handling, better than most sport cars and way better than any SUV I have driven. Ride is a bit choppy, but thats what makes a 5000 lb SUV carve a cloverleaf at 55 mph. Quiet even at highway speed (somewhat dependent on road surface) Reliability, I have had zero problems with this car. Interior egronomics are great. Love the sound system and GPS is great although a pain to program when driving. Would by another, maybe the turbo next time!!

Makes you want to drive more

4.8
urgod001 on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Cynn S makes you want to drive more, and take the longer route! This is an SUV which handles like a fine sports car, responsive, able and very capable sports car. S with the bonus Utility Vehicle with the real cargo space. Outside noise level is minimal, BOSE sound system is excellent. Did I mention the breaks? Stops when u want & how u want it.

Mom's Porsche

4.8
imCPAmom on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The longer I've had the Cayenne, the more I love it!

Can't Take my Eyes Off!!!

4.6
Arlukyaw on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The first time I saw this car in Carmen Red with Havana soomth leather in dealer's lot, I kenw right away that's what I want. After the purchased, I was suprisingly entrated by the Bose sound system and 18" wheels. The ride is smooth and handling is as precise as my previous car, 93' 325is. I was impressed with the short turning radius which I need for driving in SF. For less price I could have gotten Toureg V- 8 fully loaded, but I don't regret settling for less options and power of VW because it's priceless to see my family, friends, and co-workers' reaction and excitment, not to mention the glow of the strangers on the road.

What a Joy

5
sclarke on 09/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The build quality of this vehicle is actually better than that of my 2003 SL500. The engineering is incredible-smooth ride, great handling, good acceleration, all in a sport-ute! I am very pleased with this vehicle.

911 of SUV's

5
DWL on 09/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 911 I drive in the summer is a blast; thought I'd have to give that fun up for upper Midwest winters. No way! The Cayenne Turbo has a feel surprisingly close to that of my base model 911 (No S, no turbo, no PSM), and I can still haul my family up north for skiing. I finally enjoy long car rides with my tots in the back!

couldn't last a year

3.5
bearvine on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

this thing is fun to drive and has the power but my god what a terrible ride...i tried to gut it out and keep this truck but my back and my butt can't take it.i have never been so dissappointed with a vehicle.i had it in the shop 4 times..the radio has a mind of its own....good bye cayenne... hello escalade

the best

5
McMhan,jons on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is a dream car get it

Great to Drive & Safe

4.9
PJ Guthrie on 09/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Turbo Drive is wonderful in a SUV and sassy.

awesome SUV

4.3
jim g on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this truck. I'm a previous X5 owner and the performance and steering are the best of any SUV I test drove.

THE BEST

4.8
marjorie feniello on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best car i've driven i've always driven bmw 740il i like this better i'm in sales and i can get in and out like a LADY WHEN I AM WEARIN A SKIRT

What a blast!

5
Huskerfever1 on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Anybody that says this is a rebadged Touareg is delusional! From the steering feedback to the exhaust warble to the steering feedback, you can't beliueve how fun this vehicle can be. Bottom line, IT'S A FREAKING PORSCHE!!!!!

I hate my Cayenne

3.5
drbob on 08/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

Seat comfort is terrible and sitting in them becomes somewhat painful after long trips. Every small road variation is felt as a hard sharp bump; my teeth are getting loose! Fourtunately,my SUV has sept many nights and weeks in the shop tso I can experience a pleasant ride with the Ford loaner.

1 bad suv

5
gee gee on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i tell you i own a lot of other vehicles and nothing even comes close to this one . you can take your family shoping and drag race a vette at the same time (not recomended). off road or on it is the most impressive vehicle you can buy . i test drove a range rover what a joke it drove like a $80,000 ford .theres nothing else like the turbo buy it you will love it.

Love It

4.6
pindians on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a great car. I love the styling and the look of the car. It has had a few problems, however, the dealer is great and quick to fix the problems.

Unhappy Camper

2.8
arturo tezanos on 08/15/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

From the very first day the alarm system failed. The car was serviced twice an still exhibiting the same malfuction. The latest,while drving to my office the engine compartment started to smoke,it has been three weeks for replacement parts to arrive.I'm still without my car.

Cayenne, wonderfulbut overly complicated

4.6
KW on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The more I drive the Cayenne, the better it gets. I now know why people love a Porche. Overely complicated from window wiper switch to electronic navigation. It is by far the most ridgid and stable SUV I have ever driven. If looking for a top end SUV, you will be happy

Nothing else comes close...

5
Raceray38 on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first SUV, after many years of BMWs. This car / truck is great! Handles better than all but my M3s! Good on gas for its size - almost 20mpg. Drives all the Detroiters nuts! Needs more low end torque...

Cayenne S is Great

4.9
ridger84 on 08/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought the Porsche Cayenne S. It is an amazing SUV type of vehicle. Even with the ability to carry five passengers, it drives like a fine sports car. Some of the features make you think that the car has a mind of its own. It is extremely comfortable and lush especially with the full leather interior. The dealer is awesome. We are having a blast with our new ride.

Porsche #4 - Cayenne 6

4.5
Don_Q on 07/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our only negatives are the owner manuals and CD's which are a muddle of information for the S and Turbo.

Best SUV on the market

4.8
thebest2004 on 07/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Built like a tank. Anyone who claims it is underpowered clearly had never driven it before. Softer ride than V8. Turn PSM off and it can race with any exotic cars out there. The Cayenne series out there are the best SUVs in the market now. It provides conveniences of an SUV and performance of Boxter/911. Truly an engineering marvel. Lots of technology built into it. Very powerful brake, even better than the X3's. Lastly, it is similar to the VW Touraeg, but DIFFERENT. Sportier ride, and better engine throttle response. Porsche revised it to the point that it's different than the V6 in the VW. Don't believe me? Go test drive both vehicles yourself.

Great SUV

4.9
kalel7 on 07/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the Cayenne after owning two Landrover Discos. The second one was a complete lemon (blown engine, 3 wiring harnesses, constant wind noise in the windshield that no one could find the cause of). I traded it in for the Porsche and have found that you can have it all. It drives like a sports car with all the room and space of an SUV. Actually look forward to my commute to and from work. All in all, I'm very satisfied with the build and performance of the Cayenne.

Porsche Cayenne hot as a pepper

5
JAVIER on 07/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling on the vehicle at high speeds around curves is outstanding. My wife has the BMW X-5 and my car outperforms hers in everythig. The navigation systems is also better than what I expected. I compared mine to the one the Mercedez 500 SL convertible and the Cadillac Escalade have, and it's much better (my co- workers have the two other vehicles). The additional lighting when you make turns is also awsome. Parking assist is super as well. There is nothing to complain about in regards to this car.

fun to drive

3.8
Robin in Florida on 07/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Extremely fun to drive on the highway, but sometimes has trouble getting going in the morning. Doors and trunk have to be slammed shut to get the proper seal. Remote only works 2" from the door. Have had several electrical problems. No back seat leg room.

A Great Car

4.5
Joeval on 07/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I been driving my new Porsche for 6 weeks now and love it. The handleing is excellent and it gets the same gas milage as a MB ML 320.

Twin Turbo To Die For

4.5
Steebie on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent Vehicle to drive for fun. Not for your average Family SUV. This is a high performance SUV that takes off, stops on a dime, corners like no other SUV, and totally engrosses every one of your senses. Gas mileage is terrible, but if you can afford the turbo, gas mileage cannot be an issue, since range is excellent at over 550 miles. Everyone I know who owns one of these rockets is in love with it, including men and women.

Steering rack replaced after 3 weeks

3.6
shuffle on 07/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Just purchased a Cayene S 3weeks ago.It has been back to the dealer for service 3 times. The entire steering system is being replaced. Other than huge factory defects the car is great. If you buy this car get a letter in writing from your dealer that they will pick up your car and give you another Porsche as a loaner! I have been given a Pontiac and am not very happy that it seems that I have spent $80,000 on a Grand Prix. Luckily I can ride a bike to work!

it is very much fun to drive

4.6
berdie giattina on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Interior takes a while to get used to, too many options that take awhile to learn to use.

Porsche Cayenne S

4.9
Jim Ball on 07/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I pruchased this vehicle about 1 month ago, it is truly a great car. The prosche name has lived up to it's history. I saw this car about a year ago at the auto show and was impressed then, I finally got around to buying one. The quality is very impressive, the power is very strong and the finish is all porsche. I have never owned a porsche so this is a new experience for me, I was not let down.

outstanding

5
Dr. Teeth on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Cayenne for almost 5 months and I've had zero problems with it.The vehicle has been perfect!I don't believe you will have any regrets buying this Porsche.The car is very well built and very well thought out.

a roadster SUV

5
lilgen on 07/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A SUV that has the response of a 911 and handles like a Boxster S . Porsche did it again! And Looks awesome too!

Graet car

4.8
bhb on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car fun to drive

Poor

2.8
Mike Plumley on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Owned for 115 days and was in shop 16 days, still not repaired properly. The poorest service on a vehicle I ever owned. If you're in the market for one of these, hire a full time mechanic

There is no SUV substitute

4.9
carnut36 on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truck is fast and handles like no other SUV. I drove this truck at 115 mph with the window open and it felt like I was going 60 mph, very stable and controlled ride.

Porsche

4.1
Fifth Porsche on 07/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having previously owned 4 911s, I had some trepidations about buying a "Sport Truck"...Pros: incredible brakes, awesome exhaust sound, tremendous handling, comfortable and functional interior, nav system easy to read maps, sound system referred to a rolling nightclub by one passenger (14-or 15 spekers and in excess of 300 watts if memory serves), nice roll-up luggage or pet screen for rear cargo space plus screen..Cons: crappy gas mileage (11 mpg), nits include no automatic headlights, (although the bi- zenons are cool especially cornering lights) limited legroom in back seat and uninspired exterior design

Poor throttle response

3.3
displeasedetc. on 06/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Herky jerky transmission. Push the pedal and wait 4 seconds for the car to move while Dodge Neons zip on by. The car is fast , once the transmission engages. I also own a new c4s and have had several carerra's over the years. I expected better. No help from the dealer either. They just say that's normal.

Great

5
ABMC on 06/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great fun to drive and fast

Turbo is fantastic

4.6
X5owner on 06/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The cayenne turbo is a fantastic blend of Performance and everday drivability. My old X5 was a pickup truck compared to the turbo. It is the perfect car for every sports car driver who needs an SUV. Price is high but worth it.

cayenne has a few bugs

4.1
getrocking on 06/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased a cayenne v-6 last spring and its been a hoot to drive. The handling and performance considering its a v-6, the entry model, are superb. The problem has been the several warranty repairs, air bag problem, ignition wiring, and fuel air mix, and a rattle in the dash that has taken forever to figure out. The dealer has been helpful and supportive in all these matters, and wants to make it right whatever it takes.

Cayenne = Perfect

5
dnaraj on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I special ordered my cayenne and have had it 3 months and have put over 6500 miles on it. I have to say that it is the best, by far, vehicle I have ever owned. No problems to date, except an alignment- if driven normally 18-20 mpg or if driven fast 16 mpg- this is great considering it weighs about the same as a tahoe, out stops, out corners and is just plain fun to drive.

great car !

4.8
walterusa on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a lot fun !

less than expected

4.6
honest on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The lock on the door would not engage. In addition, a piece of plastic on my steering wheel broke off and needed to be replaced.But in order to replace the piece of plastic,a whole new air bag in the steering wheel needed to be replaced.I could not use my new porsche for 2 weeks and was subsequently given a Mitsubisi loaner. As you can understand, somewhat of a let down!

Fun is an understatement

4.3
SBS on 05/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This handles better then any other vehicle I have ever driven. It is a gas around curves even in the high altitude of Colorado. There are some negatives though....I purchased some upgrades that are more nuisance than anything. The back hatch never seems to close & it is supposed to be automatic and I have a "ghost" in my radio, it changes stations on its own. Otherwise I love this vehicle.

This is the car you must get.

4.9
suizzy on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When I bought this car I did not know what I was geeting into. My husband loves it I wonder why we just could not get a simple van. Now I know why this one of the best SUV to me. So good we now own two.

Fun to Drive

5
Roady on 05/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is a blast to drive, handles exceptionally well, and drives like a sports car. Lots of power.

BEST SUV

4.5
kwoktoa on 05/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is definitely a fun car to drive. The four-wheel system, the engine sound, the 6-speed tiptronic system are excellent. There is no way that you can compare with other SUV in the market.

The joy of driving....

4.6
chris roark on 05/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought on faith that Porsche would not let me down.Looked really hard at the Touraeg- (a great car) yet, “I could've had a V8” for the same money as this V6; yet it just didn't stir my soul. So far,zero disappointments. Joy is found in taking freeway exit ramps at almost double the posted speed with little muss or fuss. The engine sound is intoxicating. Because of that I use Tiptronic quite often as the automatic mode shifts too soon for my taste. One sees 6th at 40-45 MPH. Because of my driving habits, mileage is low (13-14 MPG). The "rarity" of this vehicle, a refreshing site in a sea of single occupied behemoths. The looks it receives are amazing.

Best SUV in the World

4.6
Arizona Turbo on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Porsche Turbo is a new breed of SUV. I have never driven a car like it in my life. Turn off the PSM click the transmission into manual and this car is a beast. But in normal traffic it purrs like a tame feline. The Turbo is truly the best auto on the road. Fast, fun, big, nimble and it can even pull my boat. I got it when my previous S version blew a cylinder and they agreed to give it to me for 89,000 down from 99,900. Best deal I have ever made. If you have the $$$ you can not do better.

I enjoy my Porsche cayenne

4.1
linda paul on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the Porsche Cayenne and I really love it. It's not as fancy as my husband's Tourareg, but I do like the way it sounds like a porsche when you take off. It's also very nice inside and the paint is very nice.

Better than an X5

4.9
Austinmav on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had two BMW X5's and the difference between the Cayenne and the BMW is incredible. I wasn't hot on the looks of the Cayenne until I drove it. The power, sound system, interior comfort are all several steps higher.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT

3.8
NICHOLAS CESARELLO on 04/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

THIS AWD (CAYENNE S) IS QUICK IN MANUAL. EATS TIRES, THE DEALER CAN'T OR DOES NOT HAVE THE KNOW HOW ON HOW TO ALIGN A 4 WHEEL DRIVE SUV. I HAVE A SHIMMY AT 68 MPH SINCE 10,000 MILES. THE DEALER HAS TRIED TO BALANCE THE TIRES (ORIGINAL ONES AND NOW NEW )AND ALIGN WITHOUT SUCCESS. THE CAYENNE S RIDES VERY HARD

robs review

4.9
rob S on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its a great all around vehicle it does great on the road as well as off the road. I have had it since february 2004 and we had some snow and the roads got real icy and that is really wen we needed it i saw other vehicles slipping off of the road butt it just kept on going it also is nice wen ur on the road with the great comfort that it has and how good it does on fuel

Wish I could afford the turbo!!

4.4
atomicfoto on 04/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This has really changed the porsche market. I really have enjoyed it so far. I look forward to moving up to the "s". I have not had any problems yet.

Having the best allwheel drive carmobile

4.9
barry,jr on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i look forward everyday going to work, because i know , im about to get into one of the most powerful and safest mashine built.

more suv fun

4.5
traingod1 on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome SUV. Been thru everryhting and keeps on trucking.No spare tire standard a drawback. Need a spare if off road or in back country. Fun to drive.

RAY'S REVIEW

4.9
RAY KHAMI on 04/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BRAKES ON THIS CAR .........UM WORK REALLY WELL

fast powerful expensive

4.3
asl on 04/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun to drive with amazing acceleration and braking. Thrilled with car, less so with service and cost of service. Need snow tires if you live where it snows. Too much torque for all weather tires. Handles well in snow with the snow tires. You either love or hate the look. I love it. Porsche has a driver training school in Birmingham( a day for off road and a day at the track. Expensive but recommended

Cayenne S

3.1
Laurent on 04/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Maintenance issues, trunk keep popping open.

The best car for its money.

5
Noss on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is really the best car ever. And it is worth every last dollar.

Porsche, no substitute!

4.5
Porsche Mama on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought this baby for my wife. Took a 600 mile trip. Fun car to drive. It is excellent in bad weather. It's a Porsche, what more do I need to say. Besides, not many around. My wife loves it. And that is all that matters. I would recomend it anyone looking into buying a SUV.

Sports car with SUV abilities

4.8
tbridge on 04/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had it a week...300 miles and love it. It puts a smile on my face every time I take it out of the garage. It is smooth, solid, fast. Best of the SUV's I test drove - Toureg, Lexus G470, 4Runner, X5 4.4. Total sports car feel and handling. Toureg has a softer more car like ride and handling as well as interior, while the Cayenne is sports car handling and ride and interior. I wanted a sports car with SUV capabilities and I got it!

back to the shop again

2.8
corsam on 04/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

5 months and 7 trips to the dealer to fix the same items over and over. Tranny has to be reflashed and the door locks still work only 10% of the time. The radio and navigation system has it days of not coming on at all. The refrig pump in the front left housing still howls like a cheat refrigeration even after being replaced.

V6, still sounds like a Porsche!!

4.9
J-DUB on 04/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is sooo sweet.. Love the exhaust note, sounds like a Porsche..haha.. Interior is classy and well built. Overall car is wonderful.. Well worth the price. Lots of standard equipments. Very fun to drive.

Best combo of performance and utility

5
Sir C & Lady J on 04/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A high-tech dream! Comfort is #1 priority for us, and this has more front leg room than our Escalade! Never thought we'd ever have a "sports car," but this is a roomy, luxurious, comfortable, off-roader that handles like a sexy Porsche. Truly an engineering marvel, a great mixture of attributes - kudos to Porsche!

Cayenne

4.8
brkr on 03/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I use my Cayenne mostly for work and have taken it to Tahoe several times. Clients are very impressed and comfortable and the vehicle is very nimble in the snow and in icy conditions. I plan to tow a 6,000lb boat and will be using the vehicle on impassable logging roads this summer.

BMW X5... EAT DUST!

4.3
Austin-Powered on 03/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After owning a BMW X5 and a Mercedes ML320, I grew tired of the typical looks of a "soccer-mom" SUV, so I was considering the Porsche Cayenne S for a while; however, after driving the Cayenne Tiptronic V6, I concluded that it was worth saving the $10,000 difference between the V8 and the V6 models, and thus opted for the Cayenne Tiptronic V6; what a great choice! You gotta love the performance, and the sound of the exhaust! Fantastic! Not to mention the fit-n-finish quality; just look around the window seams!

Cayenne S has been good so far

4.5
cayennes on 03/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV has been no trouble yet.

Speechless

5
Young Chul on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its sleek design inside even my children like it, watchin cable telvision in daddys car, no wonder why the always want to go in my S=UV

the perfect car

5
PorscheMan on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

base line nothing better anything you could ever hope for speed manuverability unfortunately..price isn't one of them

Fun

4.9
wolfshir on 03/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is the best I ever drove. Had many different models, none even close to the proformance this car has. I think that the Porsche can not be compared to the VW in interior or exterior looks. Drive long distance between CT and VA,fun, fun,fun.

Very nice vehicle

4.9
Zeke on 03/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well built vehicle,definitely worth the money.

Porsche cayenne 2004

3.5
fried on 03/07/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This SUV is a bullet, when it comes to take off at the stoplight. The handling is superb. Like a sports sedan. Please get the radar detector as an option! Of course with this performance comes gas consumption. The car behaves disappointing when it comes to regular normal "grocery shopping use". Downward shifting is worthless. Passenger’s complaints about whiplash are common. Functionality leaves allot to be desired. Finally, the car feels over engineered and several of the ordinary features do not function properly. (four visits to the dealer have not fixed the problems) For a vehicle of $ 65K, you better reevaluate your expectations!

My dream car

4.9
Benjamin Kim on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never thought I'd be this much happy with a car. I feel it very safe and fun driving it especially with my two kids. And I also enjoy when people recognize that you own one of the most luxurious car in the whole world.

Most Practical Porsche

4.8
beemaze on 02/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the tightest, smoothest, most comfortable, and easiest to drive SUV period. I have owned or driven the BMW X5, Mercedes ML series, Range Rover. They cannot compare. 450 HP and excellent torque at anytime. Some earlier models had the hesitation problem, but Porsche has fixed this with a software update.

An SUV Sports Car

4.6
bethjones on 02/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was hesitant to purchse this vehicle because initially I did not like to exterior appearance. However, the minute I got behind the wheel I was sold. This car is a machine. It has the performance of a luxury sports car with the added performance of a SUV. I currently drive a 740IL, and the jaguar sports car and I must say that the porche is the most fun.

No Spare Tire or Rim

2.8
s chala on 02/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Electrical system and alarm system repeatly failed and went back to dealer three times in the first two months. Also no spare tire or rim and of course I had a flat that could not be repaired . Not able to change tire so towed back to dealer for three hundred and fifty dollar new tire on a car with 400 miles, and dealer cannot put spare in because the subwoofer displaces the space for the spare. no help from Porsche. no

Unmatched Quality, with a drinking habit

4.6
RADaniels on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first Porsche and it met all of my hopes and expectations. Strength and comfort. Handling and seamless uptake power. All of it came with a shock of Premium only @ 13 mpg city and 16mpg highway. I've driven 10 BMW's over 25 years and never thought I would switch, but I may never go back.

Porsche Cayenne

4.5
KiltyM on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Much better than I thought it would be.

Awesome

4.8
alin on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely a blast to drive. Reminds me of my 2000 BMW M5. What a sensation hurtling down the road in a 6000# meteor. But, even more amazing, is turning this meteor without significant body roll and sphincter tightening that I get with my wife's jeep. I had a C-S that I traded in for the TT. This TT has had ZERO problems thus far.

True Porsche

4.3
docfyre on 02/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Sexxy styling for a SUV. Gets lots of attention. Very fun to drive. Gas mileage is pretty bad. Mine has already gone in the shop for replacement of computer system. Somehow it got currupt and the vehicles electronic system went haywire.

V6, but real "Porsche"

4.8
SanJose Star on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm not Porsche enthusiast, but begun to understand their feeling after buying this car. This car is not normal SUV but crossovered sports car. If you like to drive calmly, then just take D range, but if once you take M and always keep 3000-3500 rpm, this car would be drastically changed into real "Porsche". This change is so attractive to me, really fun to drive!

On the 8th day, God made Turbo...

4.9
gawerra on 02/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful car/SUV/truck, whatever you call it. Smiles/mile peg high. You don't buy this for economy, though. If I had it to do over, I would not have gotten a black one, maybe silver or titanium; but it looks awesome when it's clean.

My Dream Car/SUV

4.6
jfk663 on 02/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

To all the criticts, don't knock it until you've tried it. It may be big, but this Porsche brings out the meaning of SPORT in Sport Utiliy Vehicle. Can't wait to take if off road.

Nice Ass Ride

4.9
MartinByun on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the style it bring to you. You get many heads turning when you drive this Cayenne. I love the way that you can have best of both worlds by having a sporty mid SUB.

Cayenne

4.8
mhunting on 01/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just one great vehicle. the best I've ever owned

owner

5
marcel on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic car that combines an allmost sportscar with luxuries features

The Greatest Vehicle

4.9
Porsche Lover on 01/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Porsche Cayenne is the best vehicle I have ever driven. It combines so many different elements that I thought would never come in one vehicle. Sports car - Off road vehicle - Heavy Duty work / tow vehicle. I love driving my Cayenne!

Bill Phelps

4.9
Bill Phelps on 01/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome to drive!Best car I ever drove and I own a Mercedes S600 and Navigator. Worth every penny!

Love You Cayenne S

5
mafore on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the PERFECT CAR all built into one. It has the space and dominance on the road like and SUV. It has the grace, comfort, and roominess of a LUXURY 4 DOOR SEDAN. It has the engine, drive, and sound of a SPORT COUP. Great Bose Stereo!

My car

4.9
Toxic on 01/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The most exilirating part is that when you drive fast, you do not even feel at which speed you are driving at, and the faster you drive it, it feels sturdier. I was a proud owner of a Range Rover, but this car was so slow in acceleration it drove me crazy. And to top it off, it was always in the shop, always some kind of technical problems! Not to mention the amount of gas it guzzled! This car is an SUV, a safe family car, yet deliciously sporty, fast and sexy! The gas does disappear fast, but still beats a Range Rover.

Fun to drive

4.9
dporsche on 01/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cayenne S is a superb vehicle to drive. It has the performance and handling (18 inch wheels) that matches or exceeds virtually every car that I have ever driven. The ride is quite and comfortable and the handling is top-notch. The DVD is well integrated with the audio system and is a worthwhile option. Good workmanship on interior and exterior components. I haven't had a chance to try it off- road yet.

excellent sports car/SUV/luxury car

5
2thdoc on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car can do it all. It has 450 hp, and still gets 18 mpg freeway. It can take the place of 3 cars. Love the twin turbo engine.....and the wide mouth front. Adjustable suspension is great, as is the stereo, brakes, handling, interior , all the amenities and features of comfort.

Like no other

4.8
carfan on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

7th SUV owned and while the Cayenne costs lot's more,you get lot's more. Sports car performance and handling highest of "tech", great utility and one of kind looks. Being able to light up the tires on a 6000 pound vehicle is well......fun.

Problem

3.1
Cassale on 01/09/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

My husband has had 2 Cayenne's in 6 months. The 1st he got his money back cause the window had ripples and so did the 4 replacement ones. The turbo he has now has been in the shop for 2 weeks with a key latch problem and my husband said others have been returned with transmission problems. Never buy first year out is my motto, but my husband didn't listen.

2004 Porsche Cayenne

4.9
ARES on 01/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Cayenne Turbo is truly an awesome machine. It's a 911 and a SUV in one. I owned an X5 (which I loved)and thought was a great car, but it falls short of the Turbo by far. It cannot comparied to a VW Touareg or a Cayenne S, there is no comparison. It's worth every penny that I paid for it and I would do it again tomorrow.

abesreview

4.5
abe fischer on 01/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

great performance,stunning looks,comfortable to drive.I also own other porsches like a c4 cabriolet and have owned numerous porsches for over 25 years. I also like the Turbo but not practical. My final price was approx 65,000 with goodies.Turbo should be a ten grand differential at most. Performance chips and enhancements are also in my repertoire when they become available as well as removable.

X5 4.4 tradeup

4.9
dunndriver on 01/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

German made build quality, definitely not a So. Carolina (aka US) built car. Bose sound also a huge improvement over my'00 X5. Brakes better, handles better, but yes I am paying 2-3 miles per gallon at only 18 mpg, but that's all my 911 ever gets anyway. I had the 19" Sport wheels on the X5, and settled for 19"s on the Cayenne. I would get 20"s if you have the chance.

Would buy another!

4.4
Marshall Howell on 01/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I considered an E320 and the new 530i while searching for a new business car. I had not considered the Cayenne until I drove home one night in the ice and snow in my old Land Rover Discovery and decided I needed all wheel drive. I drove the Cayenne S the next week and my decision was made. It is great to drive and feels like a sedan. Although no turbo, I feel the power is ample. All the kids fit in well. The stereo is awesome with the surround sound feature. I read that after I drove it, I may want to trade in my 911 Cab...It's good, but not that good! I'm definitely getting rid of the Discovery.

Not the best seat

4.3
corsam on 01/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Other than seats that just can't be adjusted, the thrill is in the driving. Overall a good ride, with a little more effort on interior detail, could have been excellent.

great but expensive

4.5
noturn on 01/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handling. Tows heavy loads with ease up hill. Points like a sport car on the track (it does have a LOT more mass, though).With active suspension it was surprising to see how little body roll there is when cornering at speed. Off road and in mud and snow the high performance tires are useless, however. Mine came with 20" tires that are great in any condition except snow. In the snow I would recommend the Dunlop WT M2 tires 235/60/R18. No technical or mechanical problems to date. Quart of oil per 600 miles of hard driving used.

Amazing SUV!

4.5
surfer92037 on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is an amazing SUV with outstanding performance and great comfort.

Great Automobile, Should be better!!!!

4.4
luvhatebenz on 12/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With a price over $100,000 this vehicle should be near perfect. Don't get me wrong, I love the vehicle, but the design of the back seat, rear window and cargo height are serious problem for me and my 115 pound old english sheep dog. I traded in an ML55 Mercedes for this vehicle and while the Porsche is larger in overall size, there is significantly less head room in the Porsche cargo space, the rear window only goes down half way and the placement of the rear seats in reclined position is old school design and reminds me of my 98 5.9 liter jeep. It also has some shift hesitation problems when trying to accelerate quickly.

NO CELL PHONE IN CAYENNE TURBO

4.4
hansstitt on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided on the Cayenne Turbo. I love the car except for one feature that was left out completly on all american models. THERE IS NO CELL PHONE FEATURE TO ADAPT A CELL PHONE INTO THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM!!?? THIS IS POOR PLANNING AND PROBLEMATIC! WHY HAS PORSCHE LEFT OUT THIS FEATURE!!????? TAKE ME BACK TO THE STONEAGE....THIS IS THE 2004 TURBO MODEL....GET IT TOGETHER!!! A $100,000 SHOULD HAVE THIS!!

1,000 miles of Cayenne

4.4
jsbraga on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The expectations were high. The reality blew away the expectations. This is a real Porsche, even though the qualifier is SUV. For what Porsche is this is the next level. I have owned a C2 and loved every minute of it. I predict I will love every minute of this vehicle.

SCARLETT'S AUTO

4.6
LEE SCARLETT on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

THIS AUTO IS VERY FUN TO DRIVE. MANUVERS GREAT VERY FAST. BUT TO MANY COMPUTER ITEMS STILL LIKE THE OLD PORSCHE IDEA

falling apart

2.8
Kaitlyn on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

My Cayenne is falling apart. One thing broke after another. First it was the stero, then sun roof won't open, locks are not working properly, etc. I've had it for just half a year but encountered too many problems. Besides, the interior is too small for a family car. I would not recommend this car for a family of four or more. I don't know if other Cayennes have the same problem. But I didn't like mine.

absolute blast

4.5
Ken L on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed the vehicle since I purchased 9 months ago. Unequalled handleing when comparing all suvs tested. Acceleration more than adequate. Hang On. Operation on slippery winter roads at highway speeds is unreal due to Porsche technology employed. Golf clubs fit perfect. A real neck jerker for the onlookers, however very smooth handleing. Suspension is what one would expect from a high performance vehicle.Stiff.

AN EXPENSIVE MISTAKE.

4
LOUL on 12/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

NO DOUBT THE CAR IS FAST WITH A 450 TURBO. AFTER THE ENGINE, IN MY OPINION, IT IS ALL DOWNHILL AT BREAKNECK SPEED. THE CAR IS ANNOYING TO DRIVE AS IT HAS MANY SQUUKING TYPE RATTLES. THE LAG TIME FROM A DEAD STOP TO TRANSMITION ENGAGEMENT IS FRIGHTENING. G-D FORBID YOU NEED QUICK ACCELERATION FROM A DEAD STOP, COUNT TO 5. THAT IS ABOUT AS MUCH TIME AS IT TAKES TO GET MOVING. TRY CUTTING ACROSS A HIGHWAY WITH THAT OR MOVE THROUGH A BUSY INTERSECTION. THE DEALER SEEMS UNINTERESTED IN FIXING THE PROBLEMS. I ALSO OWN A 2003 911 TURBO WITH THE X50 PACKAGE. THAT IS A MACHINE. THE CAYANNE IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKE AN EXPENSIVE MISTAKE EVERY DAY.

The porsche SUV experience

4.8
ovacs on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbelievabe power. Great fun to drive. A true porsche experience. Only complaint is start up performance has hesitation because of high power and need for high octane

an exhilerating drive

4.1
edward tourtelot on 12/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives like an "S Class" Mercedes on the highway (with the air suspension). Mountain off-roading experience is confidence-building on ice, in the mud and over stumps and boulders. Compared to other SUVs,it's almost a sports car with all the bells-and- whistles...an exhilerating ride.

Like nothing else!

4.9
Dr. No on 12/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Porsche has developed a vehicle that stands without peer in its ability to offer luxury, utility, performance, quality, and style. No other SUV or hybrid vehicle can offer such acceleration (0-60 in 5 sec.), top end performance (170mph top speed), over the road comfort, off-road functionality, and sheer driving fun. Fast and responsive as many of the world's most exotic sports cars, smoother and quieter than most luxury sedans, and with the hauling capability of the SUV alternatives, it stands alone in its ability to be everything one could want, except for a convertible. The materials, fit and finish, and design are top shelf and well thought out.

1st 5000 miles in my Cayenne Turbo

4.5
Cayenne on 12/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Really having FUN is the best way I can describe my 5 month experience with the Cayenne. If you are looking for a non sports car vechicle but has as close to a sports car drive this is it. The 450 HP turbo will press you a any passengers heads back on the rests of this 3 ton rocket. Besides being quick it handles on windy tight corners like a Porsche. Took it out in the first ice & snow storm last week and PSM system really helped keeping the vehicle under control. Trust me it is a blast to drive! I guess one of the strongest statement is after I let a friend drive it he went and bought one.

To all Porsche purists:

4.8
imCPAmom on 12/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So what if soccer moms drive a Porsche? I say it's about time! Love the fact that I have all that power under the hood in case I need it, and it handles like a dream. And when you have a car full of noisy boys going/returning from a game, knowing I'm behind the wheel of a Porsche makes it actually pleasant!

Wow!!!

4.8
Cayenne Fan on 12/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV really drives like a sportscar with enough power to pass most other cars. The interior is very luxurious and the instruments are easy to read. The navigation system is very userfriendly. Great Bose sound system. I had occasional problems with the remote key which would not open/close.

porsche suv fun

4.8
Steve Capo on 12/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Truly a joy to drive! People tell me this is the sexyist car they have ever seen. Power and style to spare.

2004 Cayenne S

4.9
DLiskov on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely love it, last car 2001 BMW 7 and car before a 1993 MB 500SEL. This one beats them both and with no problems with luggage space. Although not as quick as the BMW it easily outhandles it with no body lean in sport mode and big 19 tires.

Only Porsche You'll Need

4.9
Beach D on 11/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles like a Porsche should, and can go off road as well (with winter wheels & tires). If my 911 wasn't a ragtop, I'd sell it and just drive this one - it's that good

I love this car for going on trips.

4.9
J-Unit on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You will love driving this car. It ay be expewnsive but it's the best

Cayenne S

4.6
Cayenne Guy on 11/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A Porsche in power and performance with the added off-road ability and towing capability that is simply unmatched anywhere else. The build quality is fantastic, the look and feel is great, it's fun to drive, is safe and practical, if also a little pricey. The ride quality is a little stiff, but not overly so, just stay away from the 20 inch tires with the short sidewalls.

Suv that does everthing in stile

4.9
Be n Grudzien on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

sporty and more confotable than BMW X5

World Class SUV

4.8
Moneyman on 11/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling ability of a fine sports car and the off road capablities of a tank! Fun to drive and user friendly with lots of room. Porsche has hit the mark in every area of design. They have put the fun and performance into an everyday driver!

Cayenne S

4.8
sandmed on 11/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed the Cayenne S and can highly recommend it. I tried out BMW X5 4.6, Range Rover, Lexus GX/LX470, and Toureg V8. I have occasional towing requirements and carry 4 passengers routinely. The Cayenne has the best engine, transmission, and suspension of that group, and its interior design and luxury is on par, too. Several strangers have stopped me and raved about its good looks but it's the driving experience that hooked me. It's a blast!

Cayenne Turbo

4.6
ecies on 10/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fast, Fun and an all purpose car!



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