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Old 05-27-2013, 02:52 PM
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955 pigs are not $30k. A nice specimen S can be had $16-20k. For me replacing coolant pipes or swapping a driveshaft is not reason enough to pay $10-15k more. I would get a 957 for pdcc - but that doesn't come cheap. You can find a nice turbo 955 for under your budget.

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:02 PM
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had my 04s for seven months now and love it, bought in chicago suburb.Was one owner with 80k on the clock. Changed the oil right away and hasnt used any in the last 4k- runs great but gas mileage does suck- but hey who cares its a porsche!!! had a 06 boxsterS previously and have enjoyed both- everytime i drive them, not something i can say avout all my previous vehicles- german or japanese!! had a few light bulbs go out but beside that nothing else has been wrong!! I was a little scared when i was looking for a cayenne after reading all the posts here- but am glad i went for it and i dont regret going for it- No regrets , i say -- go for it!!!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:13 PM
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My 08ctt has been a fine car for 96k miles. I have only had one extraordinary issue and that was with manifold for cooling pipes on back end of engine. It was $1600 and Porsche picked up some of it even with car out of warrantee. I have towed significant miles, maintained it per there recommendations and overall very pleased with the vehicle.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by VERYGREEDY View Post
the plastic pipes on the 03'-06' models cost over $2000 to replace alone....not wanting to deal with any of that.
Nearly every know quirk of the Cayenne is a fairly simple DIY(except for the true outlier problems). If you fix EVERYTHING yourself the part total hardly reaches $2,500. 90% of which will never have to be done again.

Start taking it to a dealer and that cost is going to be exponentially more expensive. Take it to a GOOD independent and its still expensive, but better
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:52 PM
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"AMEN" Cole. Well said. Just dont be scared to get your hands dirty and save big $$ along with the satisfaction that you fixed it yourself.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:15 PM
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OP the cars you've seen sound terrible, this leads me to believe a few things,
1: your looking at super cheap cars (under 12k) that have known problems, hence their price
2: your exaggerating the condition
3: expecting too much from a used car so every little thing seems wrong
4: Looking at overly priced cars with issues, thinking they would be gem's at the asking price.

The reason I say this, is because all the one's I've seen have been in good nic for being used cars. They've also all been under 30k, hell I'm seeing some very nice 04'-06' turbos with under 50k miles for 25k. Do these P!G's have some issues, sure, but what car doesn't. I also tend to believe they are very well built, and strong trucks, I've seen and heard of many with well over 200k miles that are still going strong. Mine has 115k, is a an 06' CS and it is going strong still. My lights have been an issue since I've bought it, and the pano roof squeaks more than I prefer, but I spent half the amount as a new SUV, lets use a 2013 Jeep GC Overland, its German, its a Porsche, it is fun, capable, cheap to insure (still full coverage), not terrible on gas (14 to 20mpg), only eats about a half a quart of oil ever 10k miles and likes to be beat on I think I'm still well ahead of the curve in contrast to a new SUV.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:16 PM
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I say buy an 08' like you've said, or look at something else.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:21 AM
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Guys check this out....is this place legit?? http://www.seattletopcars.com/listin...cayenne-turbo/ I'd pay $25k for an 08' Turbo with low miles.....but I think it's a scam of some kind. They say their BBB accredited, but I go to BBB and they say no...hmmm..... I'm test driving the 08' Cayenne S tomorrow afternoon down in Westmont. Hope it's a good one!
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:25 AM
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Sadly.. any time a price it too good by a wide margin I have found it to be a scam or a rebuild. I searched google for "seattletopcars scam" and returned a bunch a positive matches for scam. like this one for instance
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:58 AM
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Haha...thanks. Very elaborate scam with the website etc.

Nice job of datamining too..I never inquired and they sent me an email.

I've looked at 2009 base Cayenne's too....there's one in FL for $25k with 50k miles on it.....Off Lease...they have good feedback. Who knows.

I'll let ya'll know how the 2008 C-S test drive goes tomorrow.

Thanks for the help. I think it's between a 2008 S or a 2009 base at this point...I don't want to pay much more unfortunately. Maybe in 20 years when I'm in my 50's I'll get something really out there.....
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:13 AM
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Remember that these trucks weigh 5,000 lbs.. some would argue they need that v8 to motivate. There are a few base cayennes with a MT.

Also might not hurt to cross shop a low miles '06 turbo. You do get upgraded power, air suspension plus this one has the full leather package.
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So I test drove the 2008 C-S today. Loved it. However....when I turned the ignition I can see smoke coming from the exhausts. I can't validate what is typical or if it's burning oil or has a potential problem. Need some help with this....on the V8's do you see any smoke out the exhaust it's not as bad as it was with the 06 I drove, but noticeable......or should I just have them order a compression test. Car has 67k miles on it. Much appreciated. (It drove fantastic on a 5 mile test drive today)
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Was the engine cold when you started it?
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:48 PM
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I'm starting to think you're being way over critical or have randomly discovered every smoking Cayenne on earth. You've looked at more smoking Cayennes than the total number of forum posts about smoking Cayennes.
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Well that would be "2" so....... My question is when you turn the ignition is smoke visible from the exhaust at all?.... my 3000GTSL has none. My RX350 has none....EGR valve or what...I don't know, but it could be something more serious and I'm not looking to buy something with a problem.

Any assistance is appreciated.
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