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This car is the best car I have ever owned. It does not get good mileage in the city, but that is not what I bought this car for. It is our go to highway car. Love to take it to Mammoth to go skiing. It handles the curves better than any other car. You can go 75 around a curve that is marked 55 mph with no problem. Going up a upgrade, no problem. Pass cars like they are standing still. We get around 21 mph on the highway and that is not at 70mph.
Utility, and Speed with Sports Car Handling
Pros: Great acceleration and Porsche sports car handling
Cons: Cargo space is smaller than I wishAfter 2 1/2 years with my Cayenne S, I appreciate it more and more for what it is....a sports car with room to haul. Performance and handling continue to amaze and it is a perfect long distance cruiser. The suspension eats up the road and after a 5 hour drive, I am ready for 5 more. Creature comforts are all there, including XM, a slick and easy to use Nav system, but the lack of factory Bluetooth connectivity is a disappointment. Overall, this is a great vehicle and probably the best I have ever owned. Maintenance, by the way, has been almost non-existent...every 12K miles.
Pros: manual trans, + sport mode!
Cons: lack of factory blue tooth and i-pod integration2008 Porsche Cayenne GTS Ordered it with panoramic roof and a manual trans. This car is fast, comfortable and very utilitarian. We have been off-roading, canyon cruising, and auto crossing. We have loaded a dresser in the back and a charcoal grill. This car does it all!!!
Pros: Raw power
Cons: Hesitant acceleration
Advice: Look at the lexus RXOn my short date with the Cayenne, and my beautiful wife, I realized that this is an exceptional Sport Utility vehicle. The Porsche Cayenne cannot really make a decision on whether it wants to be a sports car or a sport utility vehicle. I didn’t mind the waffling, as the engine sounds like a tyrannosaurus rex living under the car, and the tight fitted seats and steering feels, well, strong and good. With a sticker price above $90,000 you better be getting an extinct dinosaur as an option. I had high hopes for this 2009 Porsche Cayenne test-drive and was left unfull, not satisfied, and pre-occupied with the Porsche Cayenne’s less expensive and very good competitive set. Then again, if you have a lot of money, really love Porsche, and want space but power and speed – the 2009 Porsche Cayenne is for you.