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2011 Porsche CayenneReview
Hamid Sharif writes:
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Guru5WNGL writes:
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Everything went well with regard to the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Very clean car and good value

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Review
runco12345 says:
Power, Handling , style
vs2011 Land Rover Range Rover
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2011 Porsche Cayenne S AWDReview
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My Favorite Suv — 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 you buy used and deduct $25K 1st year! I love this car. Next will be Plug-in e-hybrid (read Panamera S review).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Size, Power, looks, handling (for SUV), cargo capacity, reliability, Schedule 179 deduction!

Cons: Maintenance costs (it's a Porsche), lots of door dings

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S AWDReview
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Porsche Is The Best — 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 you wont go back.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handles better than most BMW M3s.

Cons: V8 S Guzzles Gas

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2011 Porsche Cayenne S AWDReview
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Quality, Practical And A Good Drive To Boot —

well mines on order, an S due to arrive late september so these comments relate to a test drive of the S. Bare in mind this was about a 30 mile drive with the sales rep sat next to me so theres a limit to how much i was going to push the car. Clearly i liked it or i wouldnt have bought it, but these are the things that stood out. First was quality of the interior. The seats were very comfortable and i like the distinctive new look and the way it feels. On the move i was struck by how quiet/refined the drive felt, the engive volume was very subdued unless pushed very hard. the 8 speed tiptronic was smooth, i'm not that used to tip tronic so maybe didnt get the best out of it but it seemed to get caught out a few times when i stamped on the loud pedal - maybe i didnt have it in the sport setting at the time. the ride felt pretty good in all modes (it had air suspension). over rough surface i notied a feeling of vibration (difficult to describe exactly but jittery feel)as if the suspension cant react quickly enough to the surface change. the car had 20 inch wheels with 275 width tyres (why do they mix imperial and metric on tyre sizing) which may have contributed. handling was as expected very good for a big car with no lack of grip and very good body control in the sport and normal setting. Brakes must have been fine because i didnt think they felt bad in any way but i cant say i really pushed them with full on braking efforts It felt reasonably quick. i have a carrera s which feels tighter and quicker but thats probably no surprise. overall as a family car that can seat 5 and luggage and be a work horse as well as enjoyable to drive im struggling to see what can beat it. if i had to choose one car out of the carrera s or the cayenne it would have to be the cayenne on practicality grounds. Oh and the exterior looks...well miles better than the old version and overall i like it. it does look a bit Hyundai santa fe from certain angles and i dont like the plastic wheel arch trims, crikes they cant stick with these surely on what is an premium price car. was it fun to drive? yes i think it was and mixing this into a very practical package is some feat. hope this helps.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: quality, looks, drive

Cons: plastic wheel arch trims, costs

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWDReview
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Stealth Missle.. —

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 quite expensive so that has to be taken into consideration right off the bat. But, having said that this is the most amazing car I've ever driven. The truly amazing thing about this car is the handling. This is a fairly heavy SUV, but it handles like a small sports car. yes it is very fast in a straight line but what is bizarre is how tight and stable it is going into turns. It is like it is a small 911 or other sports car. This is achieved with quite a bit of technology - namely PDCC. Porsche uses special software and shocks to manage body roll in the car so the car is absolutely flat going into turns. it is strange how nimble this car feels in hard cornering. The interior of this car is simply amazing. The seats are sports seats and hold you in tight, vs. sloppy bucket seats. The interior has tons of wonderful leather. The back seats are plenty large for 2 adults or 3 kids. Cargo space is pretty decent and you can put the back seats down for a very large cargo space. I used to own the 2005 cayenne turbo and my biggest complaint about that car was the transmission. It was a 6 speed transmission but the software for the shifting was horrible. The car was always in the wrong gear, resulting in hesitation on acceleration or bad handling in turns. This car has a wonderful 8 speed transmission that seems to know exactly what gear to be in. You can switch to manual shifting but in this car you won't need to as the transmission is perfect. Always in the right gear. Iphone integration is wonderful. You songs and phone book map beautifully with the display in the car so you have access to all that information in the car via a great touch screen display. The gas mileage in this car is not great, it is greatly improved over previous versions 18 city, 24 highway but the mileage is not great. Overall, this is an expensive car.... let's get that on the table first off. But.... if you want a sports car feel for a wonderful "sports sedan" that can haul your 3 kids to school, handle your ski or biking gear and is a ton of fun to drive (including the winter snow weather), this is an amazing car. but.. it is expensive.... Update 2 years later - I've now owned this car for 2 years and I actually love it more than the day I bought it. Continue to be amazed at the handling of this car. Despite it being an SUV, it handles like a sports sedan. The car is very tight and handles curves like a 911 - goes into and stays flat in turns with no sway. The only downside to this car is the mileage, the price and the fact that you have to pay attention when on highways. This car is so stable and quiet that if you do not pay attention you will be going 90 MPH before you now it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: amazing handling, gorgeous interior, great looks

Cons: expensive, not great gas mileage

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2011 Porsche Cayenne AWD Review
GuruLP76W says:
vs2012 Porsche Cayenne AWD
2011 Porsche Cayenne AWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Porsche Cayenne AWD better.
"I like the style "
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Porsche Cayenne AWD better.
"It has updated features. "
2011 Porsche Cayenne S AWD Review
Rhett says:
Beautiful styling. Underpowered unless S or above. No third row.
vs2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 550
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 550 better.
"The Mercedez third row seats automatically close and open. The cargo area is flat and large. With three rows in use, there is still room for a baby stroller and plenty of extras. "
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class GL 550 better.
"For me, the real usability of the third row was the deciding factor in choosing the Mercedes. The Mercedes also has a majestic quality about it, where the Porche is more sporty and sleek. "
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2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD Review
craigsduc says:
Two very different vehicles, but as I’ve owned multiples of both, I can easily say the RR is by far the winner. The Cayenne Turbo is a Porsche... but it doesn’t make you feel special like a RR does.... Cayenne faster on a track... so if you live in Europe and plan on commuting at insane speeds along the Autobahn, the Porsche is a safer choice... but if you want something that makes you smile each and every time you drive it, hands down buy a 2011 to 2012 L322 SC.... or even an HSE V8....... They are the epitome of what a powerful Luxury SUV should be.... Way too many new ones.... and something is missing with the 2013 on RRs..... Of course they are beautiful and drive beautifully, but there something missing the slightly heavier but more classic 2011s and 2012s have..... Just buy a V8!
vs2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo AWD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD worse.
"It’s a Porsche... so function before Form in many models including Cayennes.... RRs handle beautifully, but not track worthy.... No SUV should be driven at the limit on or off the track, so why sacrifice comfort and luxury for a few seconds a lap? Buy a GT3RS if you want speed and handling.... then take the RRSC out on the town when you come back home!"
Looks/Style Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"No words..... as there’s no comparison. Porsche Cayennes a bit odd looking just like the Panameras.....Yes... they perform.... but so do RRs , which are stunning to look at and drive!"
Front Seats Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"Leather quality, colors, feel and looks"
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"Again looks, leather quality, feel, AC and heated, luxury!"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"Simply more cargo space that’s usable."
Family Car Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"Comfort, ergonomics, sound system, rear seat entertainment, quietness and smoothness......."
Value Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"Long term depreciation should prove non comparable because of rarity....RR exclusivity inevitable... Cayennes not a collectible Porsche at all....."
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Land Rover Range Rover SC 4WD better.
"It’s a keeper you will enjoy forever, where the Cayenne is something you try and have some fun with , but will want something else in a year or maybe two....."
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