Porsche Cayenne Reliability

15

Asked by Jan 25, 2016 at 06:51 AM about the 2004 Porsche Cayenne S AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I am looking to buy a 2004-2009 Porsche Cayenne as a daily driver.  I understand the 911s have a range up to maybe 300,000 miles assuming proper maintenance has been performed.  The newer Cayennes are out of my price range, but some in the years 2004-2009 with under 100,000 miles seem to be reasonably priced.  Is there anything special to look for when looking to purchase.   Also, which is the better power train, the V-6, V-8 or V-8 Turbo.  Also, 2WD or 4WD?  Thanks everyone.

4 Answers

115,475

For a commuter car I would buy the most economical and cheapest model which would mean the V6. 4WD is a choice that you have to make but if you live in snow country I would pick the 4WD. You do know that it will cost you an arm and a leg to repair and maintain?

3 people found this helpful.
2,185

There is no 2WD Cayenne, they are full time variable ratio 4WD only. I would go for the V8 Cayenne S or Turbo as the V6 is very sluggish. Good ones of both can be found for well under $20k. 2 big things to check are the kardan shaft bearing (middle of the drive shaft leading to the rear diff and that the coolant tubes have been updated, as there was a common problem on both of these. Another issue you may see are bad coil packs, there are several revisions, but these are cheap and easy to change.

12 people found this helpful.
2,290

Don't forget, the Cayenne is basically a VW Toureg, so expect VW reliability, which is not good. I've driven the V6 and the V8 in a Porsche sponsored auto cross as an instructor and both are very capable in accelerating, and especially the handling for such a big car. Also the V6 is easier to service, the V8, like the 928 is a tight fit in the engine bay. The V6 with maintenance records and pre- purchase inspection at a Porsche speed shop is a good choice. Avoid dealerships like the plague. Good luck!

9 people found this helpful.
28,465

I love Porsches,, however I would go with a Mercedes or Audi SUV versus the the Porsche / VW variant. If you do decide to go the Porsche route do you research through Edmunds as the Cayenne had many gremlins. I personally believe the Porsche Macan is the better of the two SUVs. Good luck with your purchase.

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Cayenne

Looking for a Used Cayenne in your area?

CarGurus has 4,411 nationwide Cayenne listings starting at $3,999.

ZIP:

Porsche Cayenne Experts

  • #1
    Markw1952
    Reputation
    850
  • #2
    Andrew Dickens
    Reputation
    420
  • #3
    Ann Lowe
    Reputation
    410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche 911
68 Great Deals out of 4,580 listings starting at $9,999
Used BMW X5
385 Great Deals out of 18,653 listings starting at $1,895
Used Land Rover Range Rover
101 Great Deals out of 4,714 listings starting at $3,995
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
392 Great Deals out of 19,491 listings starting at $1,913
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
149 Great Deals out of 6,694 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class
215 Great Deals out of 5,415 listings starting at $1,900
Used Porsche Boxster
24 Great Deals out of 1,025 listings starting at $5,495
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,138 Great Deals out of 78,742 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Porsche Cayenne S AWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 141 listings starting at $59,993
2017 Porsche Cayenne S AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 106 listings starting at $60,771
2016 Porsche Cayenne S AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $40,998
2015 Porsche Cayenne S AWD For Sale
66 listings starting at $37,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.