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Used car review Porsche 2003-2012

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Ewan Kennedy reviews the Porsche Cayenne 2003-2012 its points, flaws and what to for when buying it.

When sportscar maker Porsche the SUV market with the Cayenne in many thought it could be the end of the Doubters said Porsche 911 was the model in the German marque’s and that diluting it could the Porsche image. Yet, in countries the Porsche Cayenne the 911 and the pure sportscar’s sales haven’t suffered.

Porsche gave the Cayenne a family to the 911. Some have it as looking like a 911 on steroids, the stylists have simply 250 millimetres to the underfloor of a 911. We to say that the design of the original isn’t one of our favourites and it’s to see the Series 2, launched in Australia in 2010, has taken a different in style.

The Cayenne Series 2 is larger the original model, particularly in the seat which provides space for two adults. The backrest can be for rake to further let you tailor space. Luggage space is more voluminous than and can be significantly increased by sliding the seat forwards to create length.

Up to 160 mm of seat travel is

Rather than pour amounts of money into the Cayenne, Porsche collaborated Volkswagen and Audi, so the Cayenne, and Q7 share some out-of-sight Unlike the other members of the who aimed for quality on-road with some off-road Porsche leaned very in the sports wagon direction. big Porsche SUV has on-road dynamics defy the bulk of this wagon.

The Porsche Cayenne S Series 2 no tries to be a full-on off-road it doesn t have a two-speed case to provide low range for driving. That, and others have resulted in a mass of about 12 per cent which not makes it slightly nimbler, but lowers fuel consumption and

Cayenne was launched in Australia in 2003 with a 4.5-litre V8 in either naturally aspirated or format. Even more 383 instead of 331 kW, arrived in a special of this engine, called the S, in February 2006.

New designs of V8s a capacity of 4.8 litres were in April 2007, again as and non-turbo engines. A 3.6-litre V6 became optional at the same though it doesn’t provide the of the V8s it does have enough to suit some owners.

A V6 turbo-diesel displacing 3.0 litres the range in April 2009. plenty of torque, up to 550 Nm, it performs and turbo lag isn’t too bad. fuel consumption is lower on the the petrol V8s.

An interesting option is offered in the Series 2 S. This uses a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine and an electric However, the Cayenne S hybrid significantly more than the Cayenne S in petrol format and more fuel than the turbo-diesel.

The great majority of imports have a six-speed automatic transmission. Some manuals were brought in, but haven’t been big sellers and may unpopular when you come to up.

Porsche has had a presence in Australia for decades and runs an efficient network. These focus on population centres so if you have any out back o’ Bourke you have to get the Cayenne trailered to the big smoke. Not a cheap exercise.

Many Cayennes will been serviced by these dealers strictly by the book. We these as used vehicles; you probably be asked to pay more, but money well spent. this up by keeping to the same routine and you will benefit at time.

Insurance charges are than average, but not outrageously so the type of buyers attracted to Cayennes. You will find a difference on quotes so it’s shopping around. As always sure you do accurate comparisons companies.


the interior for signs of rough particularly in the back where kids can do a lot of damage. Make the engine starts easily and into a steady idle immediately. The diesel isn’t as good as the petrol unit, but far behind them.

The Porsche Cayenne has more ability than you would but few will have been bashing. If you do come across a Porsche Cayenne that’s on more than dirt it’s probably best to it up.

Few Cayennes are used as heavy-duty vehicles, but if you inspect one for sale at a riding school, or similar, it pay to ask a few questions.

Cayennes with V6 were recalled in 2008 of a possible fuel line that could lead to a Check the problem has been by talking to the seller. Or click on .

Repairs can be expensive so make to get a quote on even apparently problems.

Typical price ranges for a Porsche Cayenne will be to $41,000 for a 2003 Cayenne S; to $59,000 for a 2003 Turbo; to $88,000 for a 2010 Diesel; to $125,000 for a 2010 S; $105,000 to for 2009 GTS Design Edition or a Hybrid; and $160,000 to $220,000 for a Turbo.


Sporting are likely to be driven harder those bought as kid carters and have greatly accelerated rates as a result.


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