2004 Porsche Cayenne User Reviews

2004 Porsche Cayenne Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"high maintenance" 5 reviews

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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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5

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The Cayenne Turbo is very quick when the turbo boost kicks in. Lots of gadgets everywhere. The Turbo is much better equipped than the base model.

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The car is ugly and guzzles fuel, but get 15mpg fuel economy when taking it easy. Also there are a few common issues with these like cooling hoses, drive shafts and coils that must be rectified.

At the moment, I am getting occasional 4WD errors and PSM errors, like from the transfer case module.

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Good Family Hauler — I would recommend this over a Range Rover or X5. A bit more performance orientated and less likely to leave you at the side of the road with the hood up. Mine was bought used and came with ski racks, snow chains, new navigation maps, all the recalls / TSBs completed. I highly recommend paying $150 for a pre-purchase inspection for a car this complex.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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JGHK writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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Porsche.  Smooth ride.

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None.

JGHK
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Loves It! — It's great! All the engineering and technology of a well made German auto. Looks good and feels good as well. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a family car that's a good looking, great ride. Dieses Auto ist wunderbar!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Don2005 writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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Great power and handling. At low RPMs it drives like a truck and at high RPMs in runs like a sports car.

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Low gas mileage. High cost of maintenance.

Don2005
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I Love To Drive This Suv And Would Only Trade It For A Newer One. — Dislike gas mileage and maintenance cost not all maintenance can be completed by the due it your selfer and must go to the dealer for any computer related items. Love the way it drives. Has plenty of power. Goes great in the snow. This is my winter commuter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jan writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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Utility size and performance

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Gas mileage is around 19mpg.  Tires and Brakes have to be monitored regularly

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Excellent Bang For The Buck — This is excellent value for money now. Starting out well over 100k, these can now be had for around $25k and are excellent value. Performance is very good, handling excellent considering this thing's size and weight, no rattles or squeeks, and because it is a wolf in sheep's clothing, fun factor is great.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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ahuisman writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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Engine Power, Utility, Speed, Handling

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Maintenance Cost

ahuisman
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Outstanding — Love the power and handling and overall utility of vehicle. Outstanding acceleration, braking and handling. You feel safe and in control in all weather conditions driving. This car is fun to drive and gives you all the fun you can expect driving a Porsche. Gas milage is not good but who cares you have 500 horses to feed under the engine. All the power you need to pull anything and the reliability of driving a Porsche. It is like you never left the living room or the lazy-boy recliner because the ride is so smooth and comfortable. The look of the Turbo is unique and turns heads especially on the highway when you leave other cars in the dust from the power and acceleration to move fast and avoid bad drivers. Only down fall of this car is the maintenance cost which requires around 2K every 60K miles but it's the only time you have to do it. It's a know quantity of reliability if you do your maintenance it takes care of you in the worst conditions of driving cross country.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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shazta12000 writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne Base Review
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Fast, reliable, comfort.

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drinks gas

shazta12000
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Beautiful Cayenne — I love how fast my Cayenne is. Extremely comfortable to drive anywhere. Love the Porsche engine. Can travel with lots of baggage. This is truly a family car. Does drink gas but well worth it. Rarely in the shop but can be expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ProscheLover writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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4

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Design and brand

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Consumotion

ProscheLover
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Nice To Have :) — I really like my Prosche, at last it is a Porsche ! Great power and acceleration, durable brakes, however unbeleivable fuel consuption 20 l/100 km. I am happy with the overall performance. Not happy about the so computer controlled driving.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bcnsd writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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Lots of power,. Good for entering freeway, passing. Looks nice.

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gas mileage is not so good. didn't come with bluetooth capability. changed the navigation to newer system that had bluetooth built in. works with steering wheel controls for audio.

bcnsd
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Very Happy With My Cayenne! — Everything but mileage is good on cayenne. i love the power it has at lower speeds and at high speeds also. Sound system is very good. Lots of space for carting around things and picking up miscellaneous things that won't fit in a car....

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Timmym2 writes:
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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Fast and people notice you in this car. Lots of room for kids in the back and it tows more than a full size pick up.

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Very thirsty and it likes premium to quench it. If in auto it feels like the turbo lag is bad.

Timmym2
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Fast & Fun Porsche — I like the adjustable ride height and the interior trim the best for this car over others I looked at in the past. I also like the ambient lighting in the cockpit of the car. I do not like the mileage all the time, but it is still okay considering it weights 5.2K.

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Eric writes:
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Sports car feel with the room and ability of an SUV.  I've owned a hummer and 4Runner and nothing comes close to the off road ability of a Porsche!

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maintenance is more costly than other cars but the reliability is second to none!

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Totally Awesome Suv — This car looks awesome, a real head turner! If you can't afford a new Porsche than this is the car for you! Room enough for 4 and can go anywhere you want. Just took it to Colorado and it handled the snow like a Subaru and looked better doing it. This SUV can beat most sports cars off the line coming home from grocery shopping.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

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The car looked fantastic, handled great, a lot of people complimented me at gas stations, stop lights, parking lots, etc. Actually draw much more attention than I wanted to attract. What was pretty di... Read More

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Thrilling By JoseDRivas

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2008 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

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