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M Baldwin 11-04-2017 05:27 PM

New 09 Cayenne S owner
 
I replaced my old beaten daily driver today. I picked up an '09 S with 120,000 miles. Price and timing were right for me. It is in excellent condition. Everything is clean and well cared for. I can see getting many years of service from this machine. Some thoughts:

The proximity sensors annoy the hell out of me! Owner's manual says the dealership can adjust it (the volume). Can I make the adjustment if I get the Porsche diagnostic computer? I have a Boxster as well, so I could justify a couple hundred bucks if it helps with both cars.

Damn fine placement of the panic button on the fob! (Not) I've bumped it a few times already.

Outside of normal service, are there any recommendations for things to watch for? Like I said, it's in tip-top condition. But who knows what lurks out there.

Outside of cursing the stereo and the prox sensors, I can't gripe. It's so awesome to have a powerful daily with good handling...and looks to boot!

gregbus 11-05-2017 08:31 AM

Hi and congrats! I picked up a 2010 GTS last year and I love it...especially for a dd! You may want to get a key cover/case for the fob to avoid the panic button. Your nieghbors will thank you too:)

M Baldwin 11-07-2017 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by gregbus (Post 9803934)
Hi and congrats! I picked up a 2010 GTS last year and I love it...especially for a dd! You may want to get a key cover/case for the fob to avoid the panic button. Your nieghbors will thank you too:)

Thanks, I'll have to look into a new fob case.

Surf65 11-08-2017 06:45 AM

Congrats.

Best vehicle I have ever owned by far and now 185,000 miles. The drive shafts go on these vehicles but you can buy rebuilt units from Vertex in FL, they also offer a box that sits over shaft but I prefer the rebuilt unit. This has happened to me twice.

The brakes and tires go quickly as the Cayenne is a super heavy vehicle obviously.

I also had a cracked cam shaft that revved engine idle up and down but my mechanic was able to fix for less than $1,000 and the AC/heater blower went on me but generally an easy car to maintain.

Regards, Matt

M Baldwin 11-09-2017 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Surf65 (Post 9807351)
Congrats.

Best vehicle I have ever owned by far and now 185,000 miles. The drive shafts go on these vehicles but you can buy rebuilt units from Vertex in FL, they also offer a box that sits over shaft but I prefer the rebuilt unit. This has happened to me twice.

The brakes and tires go quickly as the Cayenne is a super heavy vehicle obviously.

I also had a cracked cam shaft that revved engine idle up and down but my mechanic was able to fix for less than $1,000 and the AC/heater blower went on me but generally an easy car to maintain.

Regards, Matt


Thanks for the heads up on those items. I do my own maintenance, so it's good to know what to watch for. If working on it is half as easy as my Boxster, I'll be a happy guy. I already have brakes on my project list for when that time comes, but they are still in good shape. I REALLY like this car. It's a great daily driver.


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