2005 Porsche Cayenne User Reviews

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Users ranked 2005 Porsche Cayenne against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2005 Porsche Cayenne SReview
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    Well Balanced — Great SUV. Solid and heavy, very stable on the road. The V8 has a lot of power but maybe the coupe is a little heavy for it. The Turbo S is another thing. It's aggressive like an animal but the regular S is also a lot of fun to drive :)

    Pros: luxurious yer poweful

    Cons: too expensive if you want some extra luxury

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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    2005 Porsche Cayenne TurboReview
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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!

    Pros: Modified 4.5L Twin-Turbo, and lots of boost

    Cons: Drinks fuel like I drink jaeger

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    2005 Porsche Cayenne SReview
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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.

    Pros: Performance

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

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    2005 Porsche Cayenne TurboReview
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    Wow — Very solid SUV that rocks like a sports car.

    Pros: Fast and Furious

    Cons: Heavy and loves fuel

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    2005 Porsche Cayenne TurboReview
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    Few Years Later - I Like It... — while I originally did not like this car, over the years this car has grown on me. If you need a car with room for your kids but don't want to skimp on performance and interior finish this is a very fun car. In good weather it drives aggressively, in bad weather it is a tank that can get through the worst snow storm (with snow tires of course - the summer tires the car ships with are awful in the snow). There are other cars that are better performance sedans (bmw m5, audi rs4 etc), but if you want a performance car that can ALSO haul kids, deal with snow but still be fun to drive in the summer this car is an all-around great car. The only downside is it costs a silly amount of money. From what I hear you might get a better deal on the same type of car by getting a VW toureg V8, much cheaper but many of the same great features.

    Owner for 3 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:23,000

    Pros: fast, wonderful interior finish, great in the snow, can handle 4 adults very comfortably

    Cons: cost, transmission has a bit of lag on acceleration

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    2005 Porsche Cayenne TurboReview
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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

    Pros: nice interior finish

    Cons: poor transmission leads to acceleration lags

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    Suv With Ooomph! —

    Needed a car with 4 seats, all wheel drive and performance. Viola. This car has some serious get up and go and it handles very well in the snow. You can transport 4 people very comfortably and yet it handles like a sports car. the interior finish is very nice - better than any car I've ever seen. Only serious flaw that I will mention is the transmission. The car shifts up to higher gears in situations where it should stay at a lower gear. The result is that you end up with the RPMs in the wrong place and subsequently quite a bit of turbo lag. This can be overcome by simply shifting the gears manually but for a car of this price point you should not have to do so. I believe the new 2011 cayenne turbo has an 8 speed transmission and much better gear mappings as well as much better gas mileage, I'd suggest you buy the new 2011 and not bother with the older 2005-2010 models. As a further update, I purchased the 2011 cayenne turbo and all the issues of the 2005 are addressed and more. The car gets much better mileage (18/24) due to the 8 speed transmission. The transmission shift patterns are much better so no turbo lag and there is a sports mode that really gives an aggressive shift pattern. Lastly one new option pdcc adjusts the shocks so the car has no body roll at all. With the pdcc option the car handles like a 911 turbo. It's simply amazing. Again, it's an expensive car but very fun to drive. overall, if you need a sports sedan with some "spirit" and want all wheel drive, this is your car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: interior finish, handling, snow traction

    Cons: gas mileage is very poor (16 mpg), very expensive

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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

    2011 Porsche Cayenne Reviews

    My Favorite Suv By Ramcharger_2624

    My second Cayenne S. 400HP, brutally fast, powerful, reasonable gas mileage. Amazing storage capacity, handling, looks awesome, option list (like vented seats) is endless. Schedule 179 deduction lets ... Read More

    Porsche Is The Best By adamreg

    Amazing SUV drives like a car and acceleration is amazing for SUV. If you haven't drove one I would suggest taking one for a test drive, words aren't enough to explain this suv. Once you go Porsche ... Read More

    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

    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

    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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