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Hello, I am considering buying a 2008 Cayenne twin turbo. It has 120,000 miles. How concerned do I need to be about the mileage? I do not want to have any problems. Would this be considered high mileage for a Cayenne twin turbo? How many miles will they last?

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Hello, I am considering buying a 2008 Cayenne twin turbo. It has 120,000 miles. How concerned do I need to be about the mileage? I do not want to have any problems. Would this be considered high mileage for a Cayenne twin turbo? How many miles will they last?

Appreciate any help you can give.

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I’m looking to buy too and been looking at the ML63 AMG as well as the Cayenne. My thought on high-mileage vehicles (100,000+ miles) of this type is they are worthless, their resale value is nothing. At least to the average man that is, if you’re a Porsche mechanic (or very naive) than maybe it’s worth something to you?

A high-mile Honda or Toyota are something else. You can get a 100k mile Honda and put another 200k miles on it with nothing more than oil changes. Vehicles of this type are worth something to someone.

I mean who in their right mind would buy such an expensive to maintain vehicle with 100,000+ miles on the clock? Sure you can own a plus $100k vehicle for a small investment but then consider the cost to maintain, it’s still a $100k vehicle and the cost of maintenance is that of a $100k vehicle, it’s not a $30k Honda.

What makes me an expert? Well just over a year ago I purchased an 2006 BMW M5 (V10 507hp, top speed 205 MPH) with 70k on the clock. It wasn’t until after my purchase I did the research; $1,200 to change the spark plugs, $350 oil changes, brakes are in the thousands, basicly it's a race car and that’s just regular maintenance. The V10 M5 also has it’s issues with rod bearing failure and transmission problems that could cost you in the $10s of thousands of dollars to fix. It’s not uncommon on the M5 Forum to read of guys spending $10k-$20k a year just to keep the thing running.

Now at 85k miles I’m going to have a harder time selling my M5 than if it had 40k miles. Sure I paid $30k for $100k car but you pay for it one way or another. You ether purchase new and take the cost up-front, or pay for it in the end.

That all being said, I wouldn’t buy any Cayenne with more than 50k miles (me personally). Also the higher the miles, the more expensive any extended warranty. Ha! I called around for an extended warranty on my M5 and most companies didn’t even list a program for the M5 and the others wanted $3k-$4k for only 1year/12k miles.

I was just reading over on the M5 Forum about V10 engine failure at 86k miles, it’s going to cost the owner about $15k to fix with a used engine and a whole bunch of hassle because the work would have to be done out-of-state because there is only one guy that does this type of work for that cheap. BMW would charge in excess of $30k.

I've seen many examples of show-room kept M5s with blown engines that all is left is to part it out. Such a shame as to the fate of a remarkably engineered vehicle.

Anyway if someone were to give me a Cayenne Turbo with 120,000+ miles for free, I’d think twice about it. In the example above, even if someone gave him the M5 for free, how would you feel about spending $15k on a car that is still worth nothing…

Sure you could part it out and sell it on eBay but who has time for that hassle?
 
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