2004 Porsche Cayenne Consumer Reviews

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2004 Porsche Cayenne
4.1
Average based on 25 reviews
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Pushing 85,000 miles and only one bad tube!!

by from LIttleton, CO on October 20, 2010

So I purchased my Cayenne Turbo in 2004 NEW and I am pushing 85,000 miles, the only major problem I have had was with a radiator hose that cracked. Was fixed by Porsche's OUTSTANDING techs here in Lit...
So I purchased my Cayenne Turbo in 2004 NEW and I am pushing 85,000 miles, the only major problem I have had was with a radiator hose that cracked. Was fixed by Porsche's OUTSTANDING techs here in Littleton, CO in less than a day. Cost for total repair was was under $900, do to being out of warranty. Though a lot of you would say "OMG" to that price, I feel like after 6 years of wonderful reliability, that this cost is minor!! Though none the less it was a fault, which dropped my score a bit...other than this, this vehicle has seen ICE, SNOW, WHITE OUT BLIZZARDS, and much more and still tears it up as if it was brand new. As another reviewer said, you get what you pay for...maintenance costs are high on this vehicle, but hey it's a PORSCHE!! If you have bought or are thinking of buying a Cayenne then you should already know it's LUXURY and that does bring with it a large price tag no matter what it is (Maintenance or Otherwise)!! Love this car, will be trading it in on a 2011 Cayenne Turbo within the next 6-12 months. Porsche is the way to go for vehicles, and I have had 1 of almost all (maybe not all vehicle makes) vehicle makes from Dodge to Ford, BMW to Lexus, Jaguar to Aston Martin, and I still keep coming back to Porsche!! Thanks Porsche keep up the good work!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Wife's winter car

by from South Dakota on August 29, 2011

I have read the reviews of others and being a 2004 Cayenne owner I would like to say what I have experienced. I have just went over 100K and have not had a problem. I do the maintenance myself (oil an...
I have read the reviews of others and being a 2004 Cayenne owner I would like to say what I have experienced. I have just went over 100K and have not had a problem. I do the maintenance myself (oil and tune-ups) I have always used mobile 1 oil 9 Qts. When I looked at getting my wife a car that she can drive in the winter I looked at several 4x4 vehicles and with the resale value holding well I chose the Cayenne. It has power that I have tried and in turns it can run like a sports car but it is a 5,000 lb car. I haven't used it for a drag/sports car just a car. It is comfortable and nice to drive the gas is bad but if your worried about that don't buy a Porsche. I may be just lucky with mine but I think some abuse plays part of some problems.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Turbo fun, SUV convenience

by from Richmond, VA on December 29, 2010

This truck is so much fun. It does things that SUV's shouldn't be able to do. Fast, fun, worst gas mileage I've ever had.
This truck is so much fun. It does things that SUV's shouldn't be able to do. Fast, fun, worst gas mileage I've ever had.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Porsche Cayenne S

by from New York, NY on December 13, 2011

Very Good vehicle… worth every penny paid for. I have owned a few different model Porsches but this is my first SUV ever. I am pleased with the handling verse the power output, space and comfort. Terr...
Very Good vehicle… worth every penny paid for. I have owned a few different model Porsches but this is my first SUV ever. I am pleased with the handling verse the power output, space and comfort. Terrible gas mileage but then what would you expect if you have a heavy foot… I was reluctant in purchasing new due to being a diehard 911 enthusiast so I purchased it used with extremely low mileage. Very reliable; a few negative take always regarding electrical gremlins. Not too crazy about the flat spot on the throttle though due to the drive by wire system. Every now and again I get a rear glass hatch open warning. I have searched high and low for a bad contact or ground; have even taken it to the dealer and the cause is still a mystery. It has proven to be a very versatile vehicle that can take some punishment if need be. Over all I am very pleased with the ending result and more so impressed with the capabilities in which it can perform.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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bring your wallet

by from Massachusetts on January 31, 2014

I love my Cayenne although it is painful to own. With 120,000 miles now it's had the following: Failed coolant pipes - 2300 dollars Failed fuel pump - 600 dollars Failed drived shaft 1500 dollars Fai...
I love my Cayenne although it is painful to own. With 120,000 miles now it's had the following: Failed coolant pipes - 2300 dollars Failed fuel pump - 600 dollars Failed drived shaft 1500 dollars Failed front differential - 3300 dollars. Failed climate control sensor -300 dollars Rusting rear passenger door. Failed coil packs the list goes on and on..... Great driving cars (I've had 3 Porsche's), but quality and life expectancy of parts is substandard. Save your money and buy a Toyota or Nissan. Forget German engineering. It's over priced and over rated these days.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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2004 Cayenne S

by from Indy on March 9, 2011

I have an '04 with over 120,000 miles on it. It is the best SUV I have ever driven for comfort and ride. The only major repair so far has been the water pump. The driver seat is second to none in comf...
I have an '04 with over 120,000 miles on it. It is the best SUV I have ever driven for comfort and ride. The only major repair so far has been the water pump. The driver seat is second to none in comfort. I am a bit biased perhaps as my other car is a 911 Carerra.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Work out the bugs

by from Texas on April 10, 2007

I've never enjoyed driving a car more, but, too many trips to the dealership for little problems. However, Porsche service is great and I did enjoy the frequent use of the Boxter loaner cars. The inte...
I've never enjoyed driving a car more, but, too many trips to the dealership for little problems. However, Porsche service is great and I did enjoy the frequent use of the Boxter loaner cars. The interior and radio malfunctions were the most common, never a drivetrain malfunction. All in all, driving pleasure aside, it isn't worth the hassle, especiall for the price.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Get what you pay4

by from Rancho Santa Fe on September 30, 2007

We have driven many cars, trucks, suv's. This drives and feels like my 911 but we have room for the dogs. Sometimes you get what you pay4.
We have driven many cars, trucks, suv's. This drives and feels like my 911 but we have room for the dogs. Sometimes you get what you pay4.
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Does recommend this car

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Ridiculously Fast

by from Cincinnati, OH. on February 24, 2015

A very fast and comfortable SUV. I bought the Turbo version, and later found out that it had a prohibitively expensive upgraded engine/turbo/intake/injector/exhaust system already installed on it, sup...
A very fast and comfortable SUV. I bought the Turbo version, and later found out that it had a prohibitively expensive upgraded engine/turbo/intake/injector/exhaust system already installed on it, supposedly making 650hp+ on pump gas. I love surprising Corvettes, GT Mustangs, and SS Camaros. Handles great for having so much weight behind it, and the brakes are amazing. A few minor electrical issues have come up (that were not present during warmer weather), but I can live with that until it warms up again. Service is, as you might expect, pretty pricey from the dealer. The car I bought already had most of the upgrades completed (coolant pipes, coil packs, etc.), so you need to watch this on these cars. As long as gas prices stay reasonable, I will keep this one for a long time!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Home work

by from Kingston Wa on July 16, 2012

A very different kind of car than I am used to,being a Ford man. Do your home work before buying one of these, If things are not right it can cost you a lot of money,plastic coolant pipes,drive shafts...
A very different kind of car than I am used to,being a Ford man. Do your home work before buying one of these, If things are not right it can cost you a lot of money,plastic coolant pipes,drive shafts, starter & tires. Porsche parts are very expensive never mind the labor costs. The car is a pure pleasure to drive as you get feed back (feel) of the road. It tracks as if it is on rails and once the tach get above 2000rpm hang on.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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