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ajcjr 11-11-2020 09:03 PM

deciding between 18s or 19 base
 
new member posted in new member section but didnt know if i could get more traction here.

New member here, not new to Porsche, recently sold a 2005 911 carrera but knew the to Cayennes. Test drove both 18s and 19 base, similar miles, options, 19 is a little bit more to buy.

Looking for pros and cons of both.

Also neither one has the tow package but dealership said they can install the hitch. $2500 or something, am i losing out if the car does not have the tow package or is it basically the hitch and wiring.

Thanks for having me.
AC

Jose F. Estrada Rivera 11-15-2020 08:30 AM

I don't know that much about the new ones (I have a 16 hybrid), but ins't the PCM screen on the 19 fairly different? I think 19 is the year they updated the body style. I'd go 19 because of the upgrades...

On the hitch, that seems really pricey for a hitch that costs $6-700. Have you tried looking at trailer.com?

Good luck in your hunt

JE

Brigantin 11-18-2020 08:04 AM

I consider the 19 base not as comfortable as the 18 one

bobbyherrington 12-03-2020 09:39 PM

18 base is much more comfortable, this is a fact

wvanderclock 12-09-2020 09:49 PM

The hitch is more than a hitch
 
The complication of these vehicles is beyond belief. The factory hitch and trailer wiring more than a hitch and wires. When done correctly, the installation sets things up so the rear door will only open from the latch on the door when a trailer is connected. The parking radar will automatically turn off when a trailer is attached. There is a lot more to it than throwing on a hitch and some wires.

gw7 12-09-2020 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbyherrington (Post 40158)
18 base is much more comfortable, this is a fact

I have a 2018, service loaner 2019 and 2020. I prefer the 2018.

gw7 12-09-2020 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jose F. Estrada Rivera (Post 39874)
I don't know that much about the new ones (I have a 16 hybrid), but ins't the PCM screen on the 19 fairly different? I think 19 is the year they updated the body style. I'd go 19 because of the upgrades...

On the hitch, that seems really pricey for a hitch that costs $6-700. Have you tried looking at trailer.com?

Good luck in your hunt

JE

Yes the infotainment system is different. I prefer the buttons, rather than having drill down three menus to change fan speed. Yes, my 2018 has buttons of a F-16. But in a week I learnt all the buttons. The 2019+ infotainment is a pain.

Vitarion 12-16-2020 09:57 AM

I agree that 18 base is far comfortable than anything else.

Searcher 12-23-2020 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wvanderclock (Post 40262)
The complication of these vehicles is beyond belief. The factory hitch and trailer wiring more than a hitch and wires. When done correctly, the installation sets things up so the rear door will only open from the latch on the door when a trailer is connected. The parking radar will automatically turn off when a trailer is attached. There is a lot more to it than throwing on a hitch and some wires.

Yes, and the entire rear crossmember is substituted for the towing one, requiring a lot of disassembly. YouTube has a couple of videos about the procedure. Extra reinforcement internally, I believe.
I still have the non-hitch crossmember in my garage.


Also, the trailer anti-sway is activated, shift patterns adjusted, and more.



I would recommend against any aftermarket hitch.


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