2005 Porsche Cayenne

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132,318 Miles
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 132318
Color: UNKNOWN
Body Style: SUV / Crossover
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V8
Drive Train: AWD
Location: Milford, CT
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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 95 reviews

Really

2
Nate on 08/04/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 1 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 16

I love driving this car but Porsche should be ashamed of craftsmanship. Everything plastic has broken off, rear door will not stay open and presents hazard, ac and navigation is a joke, and maintaining vehicle even the Porsche repair shop shakes their head about how poorly designed it is. My advice pick another model.

Turbo or nothing

5
osufencer1 on 07/31/2014

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

One of the best car I've owned. BMW X5M or Mercedes ML65 can't come close. I've been lucky to own all three vehicles at one point in time. Although X5 and ML63 has more power IMO but when it comes to handling nothing can compare.

Loved this car for 4 years and then...

4
roy_taylor on 01/23/2012

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

I absolutely loved everything about my Cayenne GTS and have been thrilled with it, until this weekend. On a ski trip to Mammoth from LA the transmission has gotten stuck in low range. It wont move up to give me a limited differential and it wont move down to road mode. If I try the 307 mile journey home I have to do it at 50mph. I googled the issue and now find that its a common problem. Porsche roadside assistance is coming tomorrow to get it but wont tow it back to LA only to Fresno. Porsche have totally let ,me down.

DONT BUY

2.3
gavalos on 06/02/2011

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

This is one of the WORST vehicles out there do not buy, high price maintenence, broke down in 3 years, oil changes are expensive $1200 + Drive line broke down another $1500 and finally if I want to keep it I have to replace the whole engine after Only Six(6) years or 125000miles for $9346 for a high quality suv please give me a brake Porsche.

Road Warrior

4.6
Matt on 11/12/2010

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

This car is a road warrior. I have over 100k miles on it and it still runs like it is brand new. It loves the open road, I once drove across Nevada non stop doing well over a 100 mph and felt comfortable, stable and safe. Will buy another one when this one wears out, could be a while.

Cayenne S V8 POWAH!

4.6
Sean on 05/30/2010

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

Ok so i bought this car as a Christmas gift to myself and I have loved it since day one! It's fast sporty and fun to drive. I would have bought the turbo but it has really lag. I have taken the Cayenne off road numerous times and it has held up well. I'm very pleased with this car. Fuel economy is poor but it is a V8 and I'm coming from a V6.

Great performance, poor reliability

4.4
Gustavo on 09/26/2009

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

This SUV is a dream to drive. The handling is superb and the feeling of comfort and security are incredible. However, I had to: 1. Reprogram the software several times, 2. Replace a solenoid in the transmission (hard painful "clunk" when decelerating), 3. Replace crankshaft because of defective rubber housing, 4. cheap plastic parts in the interior keep braking at minor touch, 5. PCM2 system screen went bad after 60,000 miles. According to the dealer and my mechanic, all of the above problems seem to be common for the 2005 model. I hope that Porsche is listening. Would I buy another Cayenne again? Absolutely yes. The pleasure of driving one far exceeds the pain of repairing it.

05 Cayenne S after 47,000 miles

4.5
JB on 02/03/2009

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

I have the 2005 Cayenne S with 19" wheels. The odometer is about to turn 47,000 miles. I love my Cayenne. It has a few quirks that the the 2nd generation cayenne has addressed such as touchy brakes, Super stiff rear suspension. I have had a few service items that the dealer has address. The best part of owning this car is driving this car. It is a fun car to drive period. The car handles and corners great. The engine sounds cool too. It actually drives like a Porsche. I own a 997 2S. If you like to drive, you need the S, GTS or Turbo version. The 6 cylinder is too underpowered for the car's weight.

Awesome

4.9
bj on 07/17/2008

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

A perfect car if you can only afford one and a nice addition if you can afford more

Spectacular Cayenne

4.9
PorscheChap on 12/25/2007

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

I really love my Cayenne - after driving this vehicle, all other SUVs should be banned from our roads. How dare people make other lame SUVs and try to seel it alongside the Cayenne. The Cayenne is in one word - fantabulous !!! Porsche has done a spectacular job. Thank you I have just achieved Nirvana with this machine!!

Amazing value, amazing car

5
Brit on 09/04/2007

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

This is my first Porsche. I bought a 2 year old Turbo for about half the new price. All I can say is that it has been fantastic and the higher running costs should be more than offset by the fact that it has taken most of its depreciation!

Great Vehicle

4.6
allen on 03/17/2007

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

This is a really fun vehicle to drive. It is solid and reliable to own. My dealer and Porsche have been very responsive to any problems. It eats gas except for at highway speeds though.

Love This Vehicle!

4.9
SMURNIN on 01/27/2007

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 the best car I have ever owned in my life for the purpose that I use it for. It is an SUV and it still offers all of the features of Porsche!

Porsche Cayenne - Fun to Drive!

4.5
Marginal-VFR on 12/23/2006

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

My 1995 Porsche Cayenne has excellent quality throughout. It is fun to drive, but go easy on the gas pedal - this thing drinks like a fish! If you can set the 16 MPG aside, you will fall in love with the Porsche Cayenne.

Ultimate Sport "Utility" Vehicle

4.8
Ethan on 12/17/2006

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 Porsche Cayenne Turbo is the ultimate "utility" vehicle, being extremely capable on the road, offering good performance off-road, a good towing capacity of 7,700 lbs., and feeling good doing it all. Nothing else really compares to it. If you are not planning on taking advantage of this superb technology, I would suggest getting a BMW X5, Lexus RX350, or an Audi Q7. Most SUV owners never tow or take the vehicle off road, so save your money and shop elsewhere. Also, the Cayenne Turbo is equipped with high performance, soft Pirelli tires that wear quickly...something the customer needs to understand.

2005 Cayenne

4.8
jm on 09/25/2006

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

The Cayenne's V6 engine lacks some pickup, but that's not why I bought it. It is roomy and looks good.

Porshe Cayenne S

4.6
Sue Levine on 08/14/2006

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

I love the car but wish the cup holders were bigger. This seems like a petty complaint, but other designers manage to work it in. Also, I wish I did not have to "pop" the gasoline door. With 12,000 miles I still have not had an oil change although I've tried to schedule it twice. I was told both times to wait until I get closer to 20,000 miles.

The Ultimate SUV

4.9
Ethan on 06/23/2006

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 purchased a used but untitled Porsche Cayenne Turbo about 8 months ago. I have put approximately 10,000 miles on it (it previously had 5,000). It has had absolutely no problems. Its acceleration and handling are on par with most sport cars. Its off-road handling is also excellent. The adjustable ride height is a must if you plan to do any significant off-road driving. However, this option also improves daily driving, allowing you to set a fairly low, more car-like ride height.

Cayenne S after 14,000 miles

4.9
fastdiablo on 04/22/2006

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

The Porsche Cayenne has a stellar motor, taught suspension, and unreal handling for a 5,000 lb. truck. The tiptronic shifters on the steering wheel are outstanding. The interior fit and finish are superb, its ergonomics are comfortable, and its driving position is firm and supportive. This truck's quality and design are German to the nth degree, which is a great thing. The navigation and stereo are both easy to use. The sound system is excellent. This vehicle has lots of usable space and the back seats are spacious. Folding the seats down could be easier though. I've had two very small problems in 14,000 miles. First, there was a rattle in the rear door which was a cable that became unfastened - easy fix by the dealer. The second was that the windshield wipers were sqeaky - they were replaced by the dealer. I have never had any mechanical issues.

2005 Porsche Cayenne

4
M on 04/16/2006

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

The Porsche Cayenne is the best of all the SUVs. It has decent off road performance combined with smooth on road performance. If you will do most of your driving on road, get performance tires (not off road or M&S). The ride will be much better, and the cornering performance is on par with many sport sedans.

The best of the SUV's

5
Maria on 02/19/2006

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

I thought that the Porsche Cayenne was the last SUV I'd ever consider buying, but after a test drive, I was sold. It's sexy, stylish, turns great, and has outstanding breaks. Plus, it is safer than other SUV's. this truck is excellence at its best.

Rescued from the Soccer Mom's SUV

4.8
Carl on 01/26/2006

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

As a single dad, I had resigned myself to the necessity (and boredom) of driving your standard SUV. Thank goodness for the Cayenne. It has plenty of room for the field hocky sticks and gear, yet when Dad wants to recall his younger years, the performance is great. The styling is sophisticated for a night on the town but not over done. The acceleration and handling are truly like a sports car with the practicality and benifits of an SUV thrown in. This has been a great vehicle which has been exceptionably reliable.

First Time in Porsche

4.9
1st Time in Porsche on 01/04/2006

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

After driving five other so called competitors of the Cayenne it was no contest when it comes to performance. As a Corvette driver, I have been spoiled with high end performance car but now that my wife and I will be blessed with a child...it was time to think bigger. The Porsche SUV was not on my initial list but the more I've compared the extra few dollars can be well justified.

Accept No Substitute

4.6
Dave S. on 11/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

I had an Infiniti FX35 Infiniti before my Porsche Cayenne. The FX was definitely faster for a V6, but I still think overall it cannot touch the Cayenne for looks or attention to detail.

Awesome car

4.6
Lori from Las Vegas on 10/18/2005

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

I know that this is considered an SUV, but I think of it more as a car. I have owned many SUVs over the past ten years. I must have an SUV because I occasionally pull a trailer. I have pulled my boat behind it and it pulls great. My dream car was someday owning a Porsche. When your family grows, reality comes into play. With this SUV you can have the best of both worlds. I have owned every other high line SUV and nothing compares to the precision handling that you will experience in the Cayenne.

Nothing Compares To You

4.9
Larry Favre on 09/22/2005

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 is without a doubt the best performing 'SUV' out there. I put 20" technos with 275 Michelins on mine for non-winter driving (which are specifically designed for this vehicle's suspension and rated at 186 mph) and the Cayenne is transformed to near 911 handling - what a difference, not that the 18" 255's are bad. These tires are a must have for the true performance seeker with $5,000 to spend on great fun. It is hard to get my PSM to kick on, wet or dry, with these on! Aggressive males and females will enjoy the most it has to offer. Why bother otherwise?

Great Vehicle

5
dsippin on 09/15/2005

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

Have owned my 2005 Cayenne S for seven months now and could not be happier. I have had absolutely no problems except that the navigation system stopped working right after purchase, the dealer replaced entire PCM system. It is the best handling vehicle that I have ever owned, although ride is a little stiff for touring. I wish I got the adjustable air suspenson option. The V8 engine is fabulous, smooth, and has excellent acceration. It gets acceptable gas mileage. The PCM system with navigation, satellite radio, and Bose sound system are all top notch, although the navigation system is more difficult to use than Acura system. I am happy that I purchased mine with the smooth leather and burl wood options. It has beautiful fit and finish. All in all - this is an excellent vehicle!

One Zesty Pepper

4.6
CrimsonPepper on 09/08/2005

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

This is my first Porsche but not my first SUV. Have had the Yukon, Acura MDX, Lexus LX 470, Cadillac Escalade and desired something sporty with SUV traits. I test drove an S but wanted the extra punch of the Turbo. The dealership worked hard to meet my price demands and satisfaction. This truck is very controllable at all speeds (even at 120). Its engine begs to cowl for you and to be driven fast. I would not advise the Turbo for my wife or a soccer Mom...stick with the S or V6. Mine has burned about a quart of oil since purchase which is consistent to what dealership advised based on how often you lay into the turbo boost. My kids love being dropped off at school in it because most don't know what it is. Much fun!

Sweet Ride

4.8
Thinking on 08/20/2005

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

No complaints at all 2,000+ miles in. Looked at Caddy SRX, 2006 Mercedes ML350, Lexus RX330 and others. Rides great and it gets a lot of second looks (you don't see one every 10 yards like the Lexus). You can tell its well constructed -- manufactured in Germany -- not like the Mercedes (Alabama). Fantastic dealer experience.

The Homing Pigeon

3.3
Andrew C on 08/13/2005

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

The Porsche Cayenne S has great driveability for an SUV but sadly we call ours the Homing Pigeon because it spends so much time in the dealer shop. Mostly small warning light problems but also an amazing number of recalls - I think 6 to date, mostly software upgrades. We now have a home in the Canadian boonies and unreliability plus no spare means this car is to be changed for a Lexus LX 470 To be fair the Toronto service shop has been well above average in looking after us but at the end of the day I want the car on the road, not in the shop. BTW the 19" tires are just horrible in snow - I bought an 18" set of rims and dedicated winter Scorpions and then she was great.

A true Porsche

4.5
Hot Pepper on 07/31/2005

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

My wife says this is the only SUV I could've bought; and it's true! Good performance with great handling keeps alive fine Porsche heritage. Manual 6-speed is the only way I'd buy this vehicle, just wish it'd be the V8. Not to take anything away from the Tiptronic, but this is a drivers car, shift it yourself. Not that my wife minds being a passenger - she definitely doesn't. Firm, stable, & comfortable, not floatly; just what I expected. Good hauling capacity - not the biggest in the SUV world, but just fine for our needs. Friends & neighbors love the looks & it always gets positive comments. Installed Porsche factory bike carrier on roof - no wind noise at all. Gotta drive it to enjoy it.

Smooth Ride

4.6
Litacher on 07/25/2005

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 love it! I have been a Porshe owner for many years and the Cayenne S is great. I sold my Carrera 911 for the Cayenne S. I wish I had done it sooner. It is truly a joy to drive, a serious road car. I travel about 80 miles a day round trip, 5 days a week. The downside to the SUV is the gas mileage.

love it!

4.9
tammy on 07/25/2005

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 car. it drives awsome and handles great in the snow and rain.

Worst ride I ever had

1.8
dorothy duffner on 07/20/2005

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

Bought my Porsche Cayenne new, was back three times for repairs, the last one was in the shop six weeks, the ride is like a mack truck, couldn't wait to unload it. Make sure you get a really good ride before purchasing this car. It does not ride like a sports car, I have had a couple Corvettes that had a better ride.

Just got to drive one to be hooked

4.8
mabell on 07/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Downsized from an Excursion. Wasn't really looking for this car but once you drive her, you will be hooked. It's really hard not to push her on the roads, she responds fast. Had a radar detector installed so I have only had her up to 120 but she still had power to spare. Love the interior, I opted for the exterior mounted tire which I think makes her sportier. Gas mileage is around 13 mpg but didn't buy her for the gas mileage but still gets more than an excursion. Handles every bit as well as a Porsche should especially since its an SUV. Go drive one if in doubt and its nice not to see yourself coming and going like all the other luxury SUV'S.

Best in the World

4.8
Robert Riess on 07/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This is a SUV that drives like a sports car. It handles great and there are no problems...no rattles...everything is top notch

Spoils Me Rotten

4.9
Love my Cayenne on 07/08/2005

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 had a 930 Turbo for about 7 yrs until Porsche announced the Cayenne. Since I have 2 kids, I sold the 930 and ordered the Cayenne S. Of course, the 930 is much quicker, but the Cayenne made me forget about missing my old love. It is so comfortable it fits like a glove. Everything is so convenient, smooth, user friendly Has grab handles where need them. It truly makes you feel loved and special. It has plenty of power.It handles very nimble, stops on a dime and always feels safe. I live in the country and I have a great time eating up the roads. I have never had one problem with my car. It has only been in the shop for an oil change and 20K service.

Go 4 It

4.6
Eddie Bishop on 07/06/2005

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

Awesome car... So much fun to drive ... Others come up and ask " hey what is it ? " LOts of looks and cool comments

The SUV looks good and is fun to drive

4.5
Young on 06/25/2005

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 SUV was acquired in February 2005. It was a dream of mine and I love it (not in the habit of associating love with materialism). It looks good and handles even better. I'm really enjoying it, but I’m having a seat belt problem and fine the dealer and manufacturer to be un-responsive.

Beautiful but a little let down

4.3
cayenne on 06/22/2005

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

The cayenne is a rare find in a sea of similar SUV's. That being said, the fuel economy is horrible; especially for such a fun car to drive. On average it would run me approximately $60-$80 dollars per week if I drove the car daily. I'm just consdering it my showpiece at this point because of the high cost of gas.

owner

5
dsta on 06/11/2005

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

Outstanding experience from the moment we walked in to test drive the car to today. The salesman, the dealership, the service departmenat, yet most important THE CAYENNE have all performed at 100% at all times to our expectations! We researched every automobile in the marketplace. There isn't anything out there that can compete with this in safety, design, comfort, excitement, performance as well as we feel we are getting great gas mileage. What more could a consumer ask for! Thank you for delivering a great product.

Prefer Cayenne to X5 or ML

4.6
Annette on 05/27/2005

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

Have owned this car for little over a month. Is a joy to drive. Fast and reliable - true Porsche driving in an SUV. Have owned both a BMW X5 and a Mercedes ML 320 - Cayenne is far superior to these other two. Gas mileage is comparable to the others. Interior is finished beautifully - I have the aluminum finish vs. wood. Modern and sleek. I purchased the 20 inch sport techno wheels which make the appearance more aggressive. Overall, a tremendous driving experience!

awesome!!!!!

4.9
big c on 05/26/2005

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

just got it great handling ,awesome breaks good firm ride . Pricey but hey its a porsche, stereo could be simpler to use but sounds good.Only Problem is 6-cylinder eng. very slow off the line but great at speed. Now im onto th fx 35 so i can have the two best looking suv's on the planet.

No Substitute!

4.9
Stambo on 05/18/2005

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

Bought Cayenne S as first new car in decades.Had Mercedes E 430 4matic(2001) which was destroyed in a wreck in Feb.Porsche fit and finish is outstanding.340 horses and smooth transmission transport us effortlessly.Have put 1400 miles on it and have no complaints.Has 4 seat heaters,heated steering wheel,very comfortable seating on Napa leather.My 2 big dogs,Boris and Natasha enjoy their view from the back.The Porsche dealer did all the paperwork,got my tags,etc.Got nice letters from corporate welcoming me aboard.A true class act.This is clearly an instance where you get what you pay for.

Porsche, mispronounced & misunderstood

4.1
Joe on 05/14/2005

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

The Porsche Cayenne is an exciting vehicle because it is a Porsche. It goes over bumps badly and the legroom in the back could be roomier. It is awkward to get to the cup holders in the front which are too small for an average water bottle but perfect for fountain drinks or an evian. As far as driving goes it is a great ride. The speed of this vehicle is wasted on a stay at home mom such as myself. However, I bought mine for prestige alone. I am too cute for a minivan so this five seater accommodates me and my 4 kids comfortably. The looks and stares I get from people was worth the cost alone, that and the cool key. I would definately rate the Cayenne as an appropriate dream/practical car.

quality not compromised

4.9
markyami on 05/13/2005

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 pleasure for four out of the five senses. The looks exterior is unique to other SUV's with its defined lines and aluminum trim work, and the interior is comfortable with instrumentation placed with the driver in mind. hearing the engine when you step on the gas with the true Porsche sports car sound will bring out the kid in you. the Smell of the quality leather interior continues well into ownership. the feel is the most adrenalin rushing part of the car. Acceleration, handling, stability, and braking is every bit as sport car feel as a corvette, with a seating for five, four wheel drive, and a comfortable ride, you know you bought the best of both worlds.

May be close to Perfect

4.9
Steve on 04/30/2005

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 may be the closest to perfect car ever built. It has the acceleration of a sports can, and leaves all but dedicated sports cars in the dust. With all that, it is a great off road vehicle as well. It will travel in all kinds of environments, and you dont have to worry about going off road, something you cant do with a sports car. The interior is very nice, and it has available just about any option you want in a luxury car. So, it is a fast as a sports car, as capable as any off road vehicle, and has all the luxuries of a luxury car, all in one car. There is nothing that comes close in any car without significant compromises in at least one of these categories if you want it all in one.

7,500 Miles, so far, in My Cayenne Turbo

4.8
Ginger on 04/29/2005

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

It is faster than my older Porsches, but does not handle as well as a 911. On the other hand, it can cut through esses on ramps better than any vehicles other than the exotics and Porsche sports cars I encounter. The Turbo can be a little explosive, like the old 930s, but the large engine with the 457 ft pounds of torque at 2200 rpm really hides any turbo lag. I wish they would let me use it at a PCA track event.

Spare tire was a 880$ extra

3.5
D Leonard Wise on 04/28/2005

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

Fun to Drive Could not believe Porsche forced me to pay extra for a spare wheel and inflatable tire on $55,000 car. They had given me a sales brochure showing two hunting dogs in the rear. The brochure had no date. It listed a spare as standard. They refused to supply one . they claimed spares were not standard on '04 models. The brochure was not dated.

Porsche SUV Fills Out my Garage

4.8
jminco on 04/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Every year when winter sets in and I put in storage my 911 Carrera 4S I would wish I could find an SUV that would drive similar to my 911 and at last I have. Not to be confused with the performance of a 911 the Cayenne S fills out my seasonal needs better then the 5 other SUV's I have owned, which include (2) Toyota Land Cruisers, Lexus Lx 470, and (2) BMW X5's. The handling and performance are Porsche familiar. I to was an advocate of Porsche not building an SUV until I got one as a loaner during service on my 911, that very next day I purchased one for myself. I would recommend any true Porsche fan to try one on before you judge it on the Porsche Legacy alone.

Great handling SUV

4.8
Dan Kohn on 04/25/2005

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

I have just moved up from a Freelander, which also is a very good handling car. The Cayenne is far more responsive and fun to drive.

Reliablity down the drain

3.6
Porsche on 04/23/2005

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

Beautiful and nice and fun to drive, that's if it wasn't at the dealer most of the time for repairs, reliablity sucks, other than that its pretty fun, you should consider the FX 45, faster and better reliablity

Porche Cayenne-Great vehicle

4.4
Mike Bement on 04/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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

This is the perfect vehicle for me. I love the speed of a sports car. I love the head room and storage room of an SUV. The Turbo Cayenne does it all. It is absolutely beautiful. Mike Bement

Cayenne S

4.8
Lorene Olsen on 04/07/2005

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 just purchased a Cayenne S last month. I have had many SUVs over the past 10 years, and this one definitely takes the cake. It feels much larger when your are inside. I love the quality that Porsche put inside and out.I also have a Cadillac Escalade with a super charger on it. It may have the power, but not the handling of the Cayenne. When you are driving it you feel like you are in a Porsche, not an SUV. The nice thing about it is you can still tow if you need to. The best of both worlds.

Yippee Cayenne!

4.3
D'Art on 04/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 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

Came out of an LX470 and was reborn again to my sports car roots but with utilitarian value. Drives better than most sports cars, but I can put the tennis ball machine, 2 buckets and equipment bag in back no problem! I can load the kids on weekends now when the wife has something else to do. Have had it in deep water up to lights and gone over the side of freeway to get out of a jam.

Great Big 911

4.5
Sandra Pitoniak on 03/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

This Cayenne is just like driving my 911 only I am setting higher off the ground and I do not feel every pebble in the road surface. Great in the rain on slick roads and excellent handling in traffic. Still an obscure vehicle and no one really knows what it is, which is a plus. I like the fact that I can shift is manually. Very glad I bought the tire/rim warranty. Have replaced two tires already. Will keep you informed as the Porsche and I really get to know one another.

The Car

4.8
fcompagnino on 03/25/2005

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

This car is just a pleasure to drive also its power is amazing...i also like the luxury features

Porsche fun with family

4.8
The family Porsche on 03/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 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

This car fills the niche of a Porsche that has the performance and feel of a sports car that the whole family can enjoy. People give me a puzzled look at the car because they do not know what it is. It has a solid feel with an incredible Porsche handling. Just returned from a 3,000 mile trip. The car was very comfortable, quiet, even with all the horses purring. At the end of long day of driving, I was not fatiqued due to the comfortable seats with lumbar support and the excellent sound system. Heavy snow is no match for this car even without using the low range. This car is definately a winner.

you can have it all

4.5
Jerome Casper on 03/23/2005

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

In the past, I needed an SUV plus a "fun" car, but with the Cayenne Turbo I have it all. It's great fun to drive and I can have more than one passenger to enjoy it with. The size is perfect.

great fun

4.6
porsche fan on 03/23/2005

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

Bought this '04 turbo after driving the S model all day, then I drove the Turbo for 100" only. What a different car truely there is nothing like it on the road the only time I feel I am in an SUV is when I look at the gas mileage. This is the ultimate all year around car Porsche combined a winter AWD vehicle and a high performance summer car and you still have the option of off roading with pride....If you can justify the MSRP buy this car you will never regret it.

A Fun Vehicle

4.8
Mark S Totten on 03/22/2005

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 was torn in buying the 6 cyl over the 8 cyl "S" based on I felt I would lose a lot of overall performance. Although this vehicle would primarily be used by my wife and toddler, I did look forward to taking it out from time to time to really see what it's able to do. To my surprise, even the 6 cyl had ample power and felt like a true performance vehicle. What a nice looking SUV and so fun to drive.

best one

4.9
tommie on 03/19/2005

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 the best SUV i have ever driven in my life! It is better then any toyota 4 runner

drives like a sports car

4.5
dave s on 03/12/2005

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

Apart from some minor electrical problems with the remote the car is glitch free. I am a dad with children ages 5 and 7. I also own a Porsche 996 Carrera. If it is raining or I have carpool duties this car is my absolute favorite to drive. It drives like a sports car and is plenty fast. The true beauty of this car is its cornering stability and braking . As for acceleration and speed , I have to remind myself that high speed driving is not a good idea with young kids in tow and therefore I don't regret not buying the Turbo. If you don't have young kids get the Turbo. The Porsche Carrera is the best car but for rainy days and kid towing I absolutely love my Cayenne. Get it fully loaded - don't skimp.

Owner

4.9
Felix Friedberg on 03/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 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

Fun to Drive, respect of friends and neighbors. Good performance, good gas milage, excellent interior, air conditioning.

Maybe the Perfect Vehicle

4.9
Steve on 03/09/2005

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 may be the perfect comprimise between a sporty car and off road vehicle, still keeping comfort in mind. The Cayenne Turbo is very fast, with pick up that does not make me miss my sports car, yet it drives off road like a Land Rover and I can take 5 large adults for a ride each having plenty of room. It has plenty of storage space for carrying groceries and has lots of luxury features, such as sunroof, satellite radio, heated seats, CD player, BOSE stereo, navigation, etc. Literally, nothing is missing, and everything is done well. I can even tow several tons behind me. The drive is comfortable and sporty and really, as I said, this maybe the perfect vehicle that does everything very well

Best Car I've Had

4.6
Richard Daniels on 03/06/2005

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

I've owned 7 BMW's from the 320 to the 750 and this is the best all around vehicle that I've owned. (Barely beats the 750il) For a SUV it is beyond expectations for solid driving and stability. The engine performance of the S version V-8 is tremendous.

Owner/driver

5
Ron Joffe on 03/05/2005

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

Had excellent buying experience with dealer in every aspect. The vehicle is everything we expected. My only negative is the ride is very stiff. Vehicle has only 1600 miles on it and hopefully that will soften up a bit.

Get a Cayenne

5
huron on 03/04/2005

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 love the looks of this car. Performance is cat quick. As for handling, it's a porsche and you get what you expect. Rock solid and built like a tank

Porsche Cayenne S: 8 cylinder

4.9
the dog woman on 03/04/2005

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

Safe, extremely sound and you know exactly where you are on the road, no floating, the driver is always in complete control: and just can't wait to get back in and DRIVE..

Orca

3.4
Orca on 03/04/2005

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

Love the vehicle overall but the ride is like a heavy truck. Local service is less than desirable. "Can't duplicate owners complaint." only one service in area. Milage 14.9 including highway. Former auto a M.B. S320V so am spoiled on the smooth ride. Won't buy another.

Porsche Cayenne

5
sean curley on 02/23/2005

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

It is a VERY fun car to drive it handles everything i throw at it very well. Decent fuel economy for an SUV.

Snap your head back

4.9
TimHicks66 on 02/22/2005

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 absolutely love the Cayenne Turbo I purchased. I have had it for one year and have had no issues other than standard maintenance. It is fun to driver and faster than anything should be for as big as it is. It is also very practicle and has nice "True" SUV features.

Drives like a Porsche

4.9
Lynnsey on 02/17/2005

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 got a nail in my tire and had a flat at 45 mph in traffic.. it still drove like a Porsche as the tire was falling off the rim!!! It is simply amazing and so very much fun to drive or be seen in! People are always trying to see what it is or asking questions. It deserves all of the attention and it still is pure pleasure to drive or ride in! WTG PORSCHE!!! Not only am I proud of my car, it delivers on every thing a Porsche should be! I have a Boxster as well, but this is the car that goes everywhere for every occasion! Since it is spring, maybe the Boxster will have a better chance! Porsche is a family tradition.. because NO ONE DOES IT BETTER!

Only A Porsche

4.9
Lisa on 02/16/2005

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 only car on the road that can clearly please the owner, the passengers and the ones lucky enough to see it drive by.

The Ultimate SUV

4.8
bonitabum on 02/15/2005

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

One ride in this SUV and there's no going back, to anything else. This vehicle does it all. Handling, safety, ready for any kind of weather event, and quite the head turner.

A Tank with Speed

4.9
John C on 02/14/2005

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

Just purchased the Chayenne S. Feels like you're driving an armored tank at first feel. Press the gas and you feel like you're in the cockpit of one of Porsche's fine sports cars. The thing is just so solidly built, never felt safer in any automobile. Love the engine growl, the taught and responsive steering and it's overall great looks inside and out. Have driven BMW, Mercedes and Audi...test drove X5, FX45 and others...the Cayenne blows their doors off. The air suspension option is a must have. It's a tank that turns into a rocket. I can only imagine what the Turbo feels like!

great suv

4.8
great suv on 02/14/2005

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

This is a great vehicle if you are looking for a fun vehicle to drive this is it. The Cayenne is an SUV that feels like a sports car , great on the highway and offroad. I recomend this machine to anyone.

Cayenne stinks

1.1
david on 02/13/2005

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

This car rests on its brand laurels; however the quality leaves so much to be desired. While it is fast from a dead stop, the interior sound is too high and the suspension is not as sporty as advertised. Big dissappointment. Will stick with the Carrerra in the future.

best car I've ever owned

4.6
randy hunt on 02/13/2005

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

This is by far the best car I've ever owned. All around it is the best in every category. I had a Tiptronic twin turbo 911, and for a sports car that was the best. The Cayenne is just as much fun to drive. My only regret is that I did not buy the turbo version, but I thought I'd send my daughter to a year in college instead.

Love my car

5
Linda on 02/13/2005

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 was so happy with my Mercedes sedan, but didn't want a US made SUV, so I went looking. To my surprise only two SUV's were German-made. I tried the Porsche Cayenne and purchased the S because I like a V8 engine. I was going to purchase a 2004 but waited for the 2005 hoping they would have an available telephone.

You don't want to get off it

4.9
ivan sabido on 02/12/2005

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 have had my Cayenne for more than a year now I got it when it was a rare model and i was a little nervous about it but after all this time I still feel excited every time i am going to drive it. Not only by its atractive exterior design but also for the performance and the response you get when you step on the pedal. If I want to feel that I control it the Triptonic option is fun because I get to control the changes . Sleek modern elegant interiors. Great sound equipment. Suspention is too hard you will feel any bump in the road double the size when moving slowly. Sometimes in the mornings it will take it some time (maybe about 5 minutes ) to heat up to perform normally. This is a great vehicle.

Bad SUV

2.8
Bob on 02/05/2005

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

'04 Cayenne S $71,000 Thought Cayenne would be step up had '02 BMW 4.4. X5 Cayenne does not match BMW quality, luxury, dependability. Wheel off center left 2in. Pulls left, changes lane within 100 yds. Wheel shakes 55-85 at 70-85 shake is so bad, hard to hold the wheel. W ent back to dealer 5 times, 1st month for wheel shaking, remote keys don't work, use key to open but can’t get the alarm off to start towed to dealer. Radio starts cutting in and out. Wheel still shakes, front doors rattle when stereo turned up, 3 wheel alignments, tires worn out at 7.000 miles. Sold at 7,500 miles - 4 months old for $25,000 loss. To date over 145 technical service bulletins issued on 2 year old model.

Cayenne

4.9
Richard on 02/04/2005

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 is fast, fun SUV that handles as well on road as off road. The suspension stiff which makes for excellant cornering. The design is noticed by by-standers and received a lot of looks.

porsche cayenne s

4.9
maggietrenary on 02/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 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

This is the most fun sport utility vehicle I have ever owned. It is race car at hear with a SUV body. I have a Carrerre 996 as well, and I like the Cayenne almost as much.

Greatest SUV on the Planet

4.8
Ash on 02/02/2005

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

This is my second car after purchasing a ML 320 in 2000. I bought it $55,000 plus tax, but this car is worth every penny. There are major pluses about this car including the stare factor. Wherever I drive I get stares everywhere I go. I even had someone tell me lower my window so he could say that i had a nice car. I chose the Gold outside with the orange interior, and it looks amazing from the outside as well as in. Porsche is known for being a very reliable car and i hope that this is no exception.

Family Values

4.4
claudio dicovskiy on 01/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 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

My Porsche Cayenne Turbo is really something. I own an a Mercedes-Benz SL 55 a Porsche Boxster S and this SUV hangs in there niceley in performance with the added benefit that I can take my whole family for the ride! My kids get a blast from the acceleration through a tight corner like the on ramp to the George Washington Bridge when comming from the Henry Hudson Pkwy. It's like a roller coaster ride! The fuel economy is notoriously bad, but one is rewarded by the thrill of driving this.

An SUV with real performance

4.9
RL on 01/15/2005

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

Except for recalls, my 2005 Porsche Cayenne has been an excellent blend of luxury and performance. It is far more luxurious than than the Land Rover Range Rover. It gives great on and off road performance. It comes with most of the bells and whistles that the Lexus RX 330 has, but it is not quite as luxurious. My fuel economy has been better than expected. This vehicle feels and drives like a Porche. It is pretty amazing. The downside is two different sets of tires are required. Performance tires (obviously) can't handle the winter weather.

Gorgeous, Fun But Quirky

4.1
Buck on 01/07/2005

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

If you've seen it, no comment necessary. To drive it you gotta learn to use the power; it's not standard stomp and romp. Had lots of nagging "quality recall" issues. Back hatch lid pops. Automatic keying system is not predictable. Electronic display puts up fictional problems. Wiper blades smearing. It's gonna be an amazing and unique vehicle once all the quirks are out. Option package a bit thin given price.

I love my poca

5
allen on 01/06/2005

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

Wonderfull SUV, excellent handling, great quality.

Pure Pleasure

4.9
kate on 01/06/2005

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

Fom day one, I have not had any buyer's remorse about my Porsche Cayenne S. It provides pure driving pleasure! I just returned from a road trip from California to Oregon and back. The vehicle performed wonderfully. Its steering, handling, power, Bose stereo, Navigation system, extra power from the S model, etc... I can't wait to go on my next road trip to Canada. Thank you, Porsche!

My First Long-Term Keeper

4.3
MikeD on 12/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 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

Typically after nine months I am trading in my cars for something new and different to drive, typically another German sports car. The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is my first Porsche and SUV and it drives like a real sports car, not an SUV. Everything in the car is well placed, tight, beautiful, and serves its purpose. Not only can you load the car up with options, but you can also add some of the aftermarket options as well from many makers. I have had no problems with the vehicle.

Amazing!!

4.8
Milo 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

I have driven my 2005 Pirsche Cayenne Turbo beyond what the average driver would and I can say that it performed flawlessly and always left me with a comfortable feeling. What a great vehicle. If you want to own a vehicle that drives like a Porsche, can out haul a 3/4 standard equipment Chevrolet, have a great sound system (its the best that Ive heard yet in any vehicle) second to none, and have power to spare, get one of these. You wont be sorry.

The good and the misleading

4.6
bgaffney on 12/16/2004

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

Overall it is a good vehicle. I have had it a year and do enjoy it. This car was purchased for the safety and handling features. (I had recently been in an accident where the air bags deployed.)The handling and braking are great. I still drive my Explorer as it is easier to load things in, but if it rains this is the vehicle to be in. Unfortunately I was just notified the staged air bags that were listed on my paperwork were not available when I purchased my car (they did state that the airbags exceeded requirements but that is not enough for me). I am very concerned about that and will look for another vehicle that offers that feature. I have owned Porsches since 1964. I get 16 MPG around town.

A good vehicle that's not as pricy as you think

4.9
alexander brown on 12/14/2004

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

The 2005 Porsche Cayenne 6-cylinder has great power on and off road. When it snows it is a good idea to change from the Porsche all season tires to the winter ones. The inteior is what one would expect from a Porsche.

2005 Porsche Cayenne 6 Cyl. Review

4.5
Greg Wolfner on 12/12/2004

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

My Porsche Cayenns is an awesome SUV, I have the 6 cylinder model and would love to try the turbo. Make sure your Cayenne has the best headlights made. I'm very disappointed in the standard headlights. This is not a very large SUV, the interior room is only fair. Keep in mind if you look to go off road that the stock tires are not designed for it. My final conclusion is that this is a 911 with a SUV Body. It is a lot of fun to drive!




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