Review: Porsche Cayenne (2003 – 2010)


Plush 4x4 that's quick and rewarding on the road and fairly accomplished off it. Originally held its value well.

Inconsistent build quality. Uneven front tyre wear. Seen as anti-social. Falling used values by 2008.

Recently Added To This Review

29 July 2019 R/2019/204:

Selector lever cable plastic sleeve does not have the required durability and may break. Fix: Replace the plastic sleeve on the selector cable. VINs: WP1AA29P04LA23777 to WP1ZZZ9PZALA08533 . Build... Read more

31 August 2018

Report of keyfob of 2005/55 Porsche Cayenne no longer opening the doors remotely. Key does open the doors and car can be started. Owner thinks contacte in the key may have worn out. Read more

25 October 2016

Report of headlight bulbs of 2006 Cayenne blowing frequently. Read more

Porsche Cayenne (2003 – 2010): At A Glance


What does a Porsche Cayenne (2003 – 2010) cost?

Contract hire from £691.52 per month
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Real MPG average for a Porsche Cayenne (2003 – 2010)

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Average performance


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12–23 mpg

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Buying a used car for £8k - what should I get?

I have £8000 to spend on a used car and have been toying with a 2005 Volkswagen Touareg, with 92,000 miles on the clock. However, my friends say this will be a bad idea as the running and repair costs will be huge. I also like the Porsche Cayenne, but again my friends say I’d be better off buying something cheaper and newer. What do you think?
A car you buy for £10,000 that originally cost £50,000 comes with repair bills based on a £50,000 car, not a £10,000 car. And there will be bills. Your friends are simply being sensible.
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