Porsche Cayenne Reliability

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

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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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