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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.