2008 Porsche Cayenne User Reviews

2008 Porsche Cayenne Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 14 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:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Richard writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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5

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Amazing naturally aspirated V8 engine, very quick, PDCC makes it handle like a sport saloon (very similar to Audi S6).

Cons

Fuel consumption (but you cannot buy a car like this and then complain that it likes to "eat" a lot.)

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The Best Suv On The Market By A Mile. — After a few weeks with this car I can say that this is the best SUV by far. People who always talk about BMW X5 and its road capabilities should drive one of these. It's a completely different league than any SUV. Yes I was shocked when Porsche introduced an SUV, but then I drove one, and completely changed my mind. Performance combined with handling make this car genuine Porsche. It's not the best looking car, but who cares?! If you're buying one don't get the 3.6 V6, that's just an engine from VW, which makes it only a Touareg in a nicer package, and that totally kills the "magic" of this car. If you have some extra cash to spend go for the GTS (it looks fabulous in the nordic gold) but GTS package kills the off road capabilities, which some people may wanna use. If you want something special go for the Turbo S, don't get the Turbo. The price difference isn't huge and for that little extra you get the most powerful Porsche on the market. But if you want to use it every day, the S is the best combination of fun and rationality.

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Haroon writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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3

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The fact that it's a Porsche.
Mediocre Interior.
I like the gearbox and the two holders on it's side.
Looks good from the front
Good and smooth drive.
Agile SUV (though not for the desert)
I like the steering wheel.
It's available in many options (adaptive headlights etc...)
The front's beautiful

Cons

A little cramped for a full-size SUV
X5 takes the cake
Sometimes delicate (when u dont take it to service!).
Not reliable enough.
Ugly from the back

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It's My Mom's Car... Don't Have Any Pictures Of It But I'll Find It Soon — Interior- not so impressive... not as comfy as other BMW's or Mercs. Actually it's a bit cramped from the back (for a full-size SUV) but there's lots of boot space. Exterior- It's very agressive from the front but from the back it's ugly... overall exterior I don't like. Handling- the drvie's good Performance- It's high on petrol, don't service it and it will be no more (trust me... i've gone thru it) Overall impression- Of course, it's a Porsche... and the sales are high... so who am I to say anything??

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Brett writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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4

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fast

Cons

too big

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Cayenne Turbo — Good motor but way too big. Perfromance is amazing for a 3 ton car 0-60 in 5 secs...but so thirsty and a pain getting in car parks etc. Very practical though as its a van with the seats down!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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johnny1139 writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Base Review
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I Love My Porsche Cayenne — I love the handling of this SUV. Build solid. I love the exterior and interior look. Gas mileage isn't that great, but it an SUV. Really enjoy driving this beast. I love the sound of the engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Abbas writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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5

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air suspension road handling luxury

Cons

Still to find

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Dream Car — Its a dream Car by all standards. fantastic value for money luxury defined and would definitely would recommend the 21" wheels. The handling is like a top notch perormance vehicle the interiors and the PCM system (entertainment package is fab.

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Panos writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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5

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Everything

Cons

Almost Nothing....

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The Monster — Amazing performance....enhanced with a lot of power , torque , stability , safety .... looks and quality ... the dream of a lifetime ....

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StuggartorBust writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Base Review
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4

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Looks, Brand, Handling

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MPG

StuggartorBust
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Head Turner — Not the daily driver, but when I need to step out with the family gotta do it in style. Put 20k in upgrades. Not your typical Cayenne that's for sure. Just another testament that with hard work and dedication we all can achieve our Stuggart Dreams .

Primary Use: Family transportation

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USAFCRO writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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Pros

Serious power, handling and looks

Cons

Maintenance costs are very high, tires, brakes and routine oil changes are high.

USAFCRO
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Epic — The exterior remodel of the cayenne with addition of direct fuel injection really made this year model stand out. Developing 500 hp and 520ftlbs of tq, this is the most powerful SUV on the planet. These trucks originally sold for over 100K but can be purchased for less than half of that if you are a patient buyer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gaddipati1 writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne S Review
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5

Pros

Power and feel

Cons

Suspension is a little hard

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Sanjay' S Porsche — Mileage is not be considered if you want to buy one.. Doesn't feel like a SUV, beautiful sound and performance.. Its a little expensive but if you are driving it what the heck.. Both interior and exterior styling are neat and sporty..

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Aaron writes:
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Review
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5

Pros

amazingly fast for a 4x4

Cons

uses alot of petrol and dont be fooled by the supposed 19mpg they tell u it does because if u touch the throttle it doesnt come anywhere close to that

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Insane — not for the faint hearted if u dont like speed then this is not the family 4x4 for u . its interior is well made and luxurious and there are many unique specifications that can cater to your every need. it also has plenty of room for the whole family there luggage and the dog. however the front end of the car still needs work and it lets down the overall appearence of car but this is more than made up for by that huge growl that comes from the bi-turbo 4.8lr v8 and the sports exhaust package is great

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Best Car I Had So Far By TPfeffer

Have this car since mid 2011 and still love to drive it (which is unusual for me as I usually trade cars every 2 years). Its'a keeper. The only downside is the tire wear as they are very expensive and... Read More

Best Suv On The Road By rwlinden

I love everything about my Cayenne. Great gas mileage, seats, tech package, nav, cargo space, and over all look and feel. The Cayenne is the sexiest SUV on the road with not a single competitor SUV t... Read More

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Stealth Missle.. By lstein

Wanted to find a sporty drive that I can also use to take kids to school, throw my bike in for trips, has good handling in the snow and is a ton of fun to drive... viola... First off this car is quit... Read More

Best Car I Ever Owned By Ton

Great car. Interesting how it affects your driving style, trying to conserve fuel and use electric power as much as possible. Accelerates smoother than the basis Cayenne V6, but probably not as fast a... Read More

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2010 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Fast But Expensive Suv By ecos1

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

Awesome By Lesley

A really awesome vehicle. Very responsive and feels like a sports car. Interior is spacious, dashboard and controls are ergonomic, sound system is crisp, feels like you are in a home theater. Leathe... Read More

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2009 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Privileged. By John

My Cayenne turbo S handles like a dream. She carves through traffic like a hot knife through butter. If a person wants one vehicle that has the capability to do everything, and do it extremely well, t... Read More

Boom! By JDN

Awesome ride with unlimited power but really poor gas mileage. All blacked out...panoramic moonroof...very comfortable and supportive seating all around. Front and back stainless steel skid plates...... Read More

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2006 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

Don't Knock It Before Trying It! By Fabrice

The best car ever...if you can cope with 12MPG and the maintenance cost!!! Finish is superb inside / out, incredible handling for this size of car. Engine is so strong, 0 to 60 in less than 5 sec! ... Read More

Impressions By sneithercut

Everything from the interior trim, handling, speed power, exterior, and sound system. Car is super heavy with side and front air bags. Downside is the cost on the maintenance, parts, and gas. Very ... Read More

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