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Range Rover Sport vs. Cayenne - Why did u buy Cayenne?

 
Old 07-21-2013, 10:08 PM
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Default Range Rover Sport vs. Cayenne - Why did u buy Cayenne?

Ok, I know FOR SURE, everyone here is biased for Cayenne... and I know for sure it's a better performing SUV. However, for anyone who bought an 08 or 09, and compared it to RR Sport, what made you pick they Cayenne?

For me, both perform better than 90% of boat feeling SUVs, while Cayenne is faster (V8 and Turbo), both have poor gas milage, enough room for what I need, and will do the job. I definitely like the RR looks over Cayenne, with better interior (subjective ofcourse), and RR is better offroad (long-term plan).

Lastly, I know RR has some reliability issues, but Cayenne isn't perfect either, and I plan to get some extended warranty and that's take into account on purchasing either.

Any insight would be great. Thanks
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I looked at both in 2010 and ended up withe the Cayenne GTS. This comparison says pretty much everything that I have to say about the differences.

In terms of off road, with 21" and 20" wheels standard for the GTS and RRS respectively, neither is set up particularly well and in any case neither will compete with a full sized RR. With appropriate wheels & tyres the RRS terrain response system will help inexperienced off-roaders a lot but I think that in experienced hands the Cayenne is also pretty competent off-road.
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I had an '09 GTS Manual and am currently driving an '08 RRS Supercharged. I traded the GTS for the RRS as a new job resulted in driving in heavy traffic and what would have been a big mileage penalty (leased), I needed more offroad capability too - even though the GTS had ATs.

The RRS has been very very reliable, much more so than the GTS was in the two years I had it. As I said it also is much better offroad in terms of traction climbing grassy hills and muddy roads. The GTS is in another class in terms of handling and fun to drive - no comparison. The suspension is also better in everyway, even offroad (PASM). It also has more front head room, rear leg room, and a better nav-entertainment (hard to believe I know).

The GTS with AT tires has way more grip than the RRS with summer tires.

Here is a link to both with some offroad thrown in - Cayenne: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2058658...7624134675338/
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Why did I buy my Cayenne?

It's a 520 horsepower Porsche V8 turbo.

And, I got a hat.
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Old RRS is a cramped, heavy, BOF, ill handling gas hog.

New one a different story.
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The clips below show some of the Cayennes offroad abilities which I would not consider insubstantial in a primarily road going vehicle.

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I never chose the Cayenne, the Cayenne chose me.
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After test driving a few Cayennes and RRs, I monitored the Cayenne and LR forums before making my choice. After reading posts on RR/LR forums for a few weeks, buying a CTT was a no-brainer.
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In 2008 I looked hard at every SUV that I could find including Range Rover. I have CTT and none of the others came close on drivability (power and handling). Towing limits were the highest and the Cayenne felt the most compact. I much preferred the Cayenne interior especially the look and feel of the dash (I have all leather option). After 100,000 miles I have pretty pleased with reliability of Cayenne. Only mission critical failure was coolant manifold failure and Porsche picked up quite a bit of the cost even though it was out of warrantee. I have put two sets of brakes and the normal maintenance on the car so the extended warrantee really would not have come into play for me.
The dealer in Bellevue is better for Porsche than for Range Rover as well. I plan to drive this one for 4-5 more years and provided they improve the current rear end look would consider buying one again.
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Would not like to be known as an RR driver and I am from the UK
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^^^This!
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I am not biased - I have both. Use these for our daily drivers - mine is an '08 RRS S/C and wife's is a '08 Cayenne S.

What do you want to know? I also bought extended warranties on both. Cayenne has been in shop more than RR.

My RRS is fully built to go offroad [snorkel, winch, rock rails, etc.].

Feel free to ask questions - not sure how to respond. Probably depends on what you like and dislike. Cayenne definitely gets better gas mileage ...

someone commented on the '14 model - I think that is ugly. I LIKE the boxy look. Then again, I like the X53 bodystyle for the X5's (particularly the '03-06's). Also had a X5 4.8i (2009) for 3 years as well if you were considering that one.

p.s. - I am a porschephile as well ... so, for me to pass over a CTT - should say a lot ... although, doesn't hurt to have a p-car turbo already in garage, hehe.
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Cayenne comes with a V6. Range Rover Sports are only V8s
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Originally Posted by gtmaster303 View Post
Cayenne comes with a V6. Range Rover Sports are only V8s
Really? How does this matter? You want a V8 Cayenne, buy one. Not like it ONLY comes with a V6.
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Originally Posted by Nosoup4u View Post

My RRS is fully built to go offroad [snorkel, winch, rock rails, etc.].
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So it sounds like you bought this for a different purpose and not really a true comparison.
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