2005 Porsche Cayenne User Reviews

2005 Porsche Cayenne Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Mebarreiro writes:
2005 Porsche Cayenne Base Review
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5

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Great car. No issues. Great purchase for Buyer...

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None

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Perfect! — Greatest car I have ever owned...perfect look....people stop me to check it out and to ask questions...couldn't get a better car...reliability has been awesome...all maintenance has been done by dealer without any fanfare ...beautiful color & interior.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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George writes:
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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Modified 4.5L Twin-Turbo, and lots of boost

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Drinks fuel like I drink jaeger

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Techart Magnum, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Is Amazing! — Effing Techart Magnum package is amazing. I can't look at at a stock Cayenne the same ever again. Handling and turn in feel is amazing. Amazing brakes. Booost!

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Eric writes:
2005 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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Elegant, powerful, comfortable and safe ride

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Could use more power. Would go with the GTS Turbo or Hybrid next

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Suv On Steroids — The Cayenne S is a true Porsche. Despite all the naysayers. It's just a Porsche for grown-ups who need more than 2 seats and some cargo space. I used to drive a Range Rover and Porsche succeeded in creating a more comfortable ride and one that can really hold its own vs fast luxury sedans. More torque and power would be welcome because it's a big car. I would go next with the turbo version or may be the Hybrid.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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marvinslim writes:
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5

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A very nice looking vehicle with Tan leather interior, GPS Navigation, Premium sound system and many great features.  Drives very smoothly both on the highway and off road

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The gas comsumption is not exactly the best but its good for an suv

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I Am Very Impressed With The Look Of The Car And The Way It Drives — I like the look of this car and the way it drives. This car is very reliable i have owned this car for a little over 7months and i have put 11k highway miles on it. I have driven this car to Florida, Georgia Texas ,Oklahoma and Mississippi . No issues No issues at all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
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A great speedy SUV for the Porsche enthusiast who now has a family

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Quite expensive to maintain. Heavy.

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Fast Suv For A Porsche Enthusiast Turned Family Man — This crossover is probably one of the best out there with the Audi Q5 / Q7. Comfortable, fast, but a bit on the heavy side. Due to too many electronic assistance? Enjoyed it for road trips and commutes. This car is also convenient for the urban type who need to carry things around. The V8 is smooth but thirsty. Maintenance is pricey.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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porscheS55 writes:
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great good looking car

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gas

porscheS55
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Charlie The One — Best SUV I ever owed, the power on the highways is unbillable very smooth on high speed. the only thing I did not like was the fuel, but the handling and the looks on this SUV is one of the best...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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liljrab09 writes:
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Great SUV. Comfortable driving with a great look.

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Not much to say here. Gas prices are up, so it cost around $75 to fill. Some buttons are scratched up.

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Clean Title. — I love how quick this SUV is. Leather is still in great condition and drives smooth. Has a flashy look to it that always gets the attention from others. Driven it for about a year and have had 1 problem due to recall. Cooling pipes were plastic and failed. Changed to metal piping and no problem since.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill writes:
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Some minor quality glitches and some items that were changed on more recent models.

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A Couple Of Small Annoyances, But Great Overall Car — excellent performance, very comfortable ride (air suspension equipped) and great in the snow and on icy roads. It is a fantastic long distance cruiser that is quiet and has a great stereo. I hate the Park-tronic, as I have backed into something twice (both times as I was fumbling to turn the damn thing off). The keyless entry key-fob has been a source of constant problems and was changed in the next model year. Gas mileage is pretty bad around town, but expected.

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tucker writes:
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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nice interior finish

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poor transmission leads to acceleration lags

tucker
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What You Get When You Mate A Gazelle With An Elephant — The concept seemed like such a good idea. An suv with all wheel drive that had some Umphhh (acceleration), good handling and could cart the kids around town. well, while the idea was a good one the end result was not. The car has horrible acceleration lag, handles well but is still an SUV (it is a heavy car after all) and the gas mileage is horrible. The most troubling problem is the acceleration lag. Get on the highway, going 60 MPH, pull out to pass and then wait 3 seconds before the acceleration kicks in. Mind you when it does kick in, its like star treck warp speed. However, with 450 Horsepower and a turbo there should be no lag. The transmission software shift mapping was poorly designed. overall, I'd suggest saving the money and getting an Audi RS4. Same performance, All wheel drive for lousy weather and seats 4 people.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Joel writes:
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looks, handling

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navigation

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6cyl Cayenne — I have the 6cyl due to the cost of gas in socal, and yet I wish I brought the GT or better yet the GTR, due to the HUGE difference in power. Handles unmistakably Porsche, although I still prefer my old boxster to the SUV. Cabin room is sufficient, but could use a little more headroom, seats are extremely comfortable (mine has the top leather pkg). My one complaint besides service and repair costs would be the navigation system is old technology for a 2005 vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Different But Not My Thing. By Andy

Very rare, probably the fastest 4x4s you can buy and the list is endless on what options Gamballa will do to it if money is no matter. Very nice inside detail and the exhaust note gives that sound o... Read More

Outstanding Performance On And Off-road By Bob

OUTSTANDING performance. Acceleration and handling were great. I drove this vehicle AND the non-turbo version upon invitation by Porsche when the vehicles were first introduced. Porsche had it set ... Read More

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2004 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Cayenne = Power By monchyspeed

This is my second Porsche Cayenne S and I love the power and acceleration, great performance for an suv. Nothing better than listening to the exhaust when you step on the gas! I just love it! it's re... Read More

Loves It! By JGHK

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.... Read More

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2006 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Best Suv I Ever Owned By drc

Whether taking a cross country trip, or heading up the mountains to fish for the afternoon, or getting dressed up for the theatre--this car feels comfortable just about anywhere. The quality of the ma... Read More

Cayenne S Titanium Edition 2006 By redpep

I elaborated about my Cayenne in the "about me" section. I would recommend looking into fuel and maintenance costs before purchasing a Porsche Cayenne - unless money is no object (not my situation). I... Read More

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2008 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Awesome! By Jay

Beautiful and stunning SUV. Driving this vehicle is exhilarating. It makes your drive to work something to look forward too. I get compliments on the vehicle daily, porche cayenne is an eye catcher... Read More

Excellent Sport Suv By great_deals4all

I love this SUV bat hate only cause its a gas guzzler but when you drive you forgetting about fuel mileage! I recommend to whom want to buy high performance SUV! I'm very happy with Porsche! Recommend... Read More

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Amazing Suv. By irvmo

Nice traveling vehicle with the performance handling just in case you needed. This SUV offers luxury, off road capability, and performance all in one. The most impressive part of this vehicle is how... Read More

Thrilling By JoseDRivas

Nimble to respond; excellent ride comfort; thrilling acceleration; very responsive at breaking. It has an excellent appearance and style; very solid construct and build quality;along with high perform... Read More

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