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Hey guys,

I'm new here and I'm looking forward to joining the community and buying my first Porsche very soon.

I haven't owned a Porsche yet, but I really want the Cayenne 958 as my next car. The 958 just falls out of my budget, so the ones that I can afford are really high mileage. I've always preferred high mileage cars, and my current Saab has 160k and drives perfect. Is going for a high mileage 3.0 v6 diesel 958 a bad idea. The one I'm looking at has covered165,000, but I've always heard that Porsche are really reliable. Is 165k a lot of mileage for this? Can the engines last a lot longer? This is the highest mileage one I've ever seen. It has had 1 owner, who just bought the newer model Cayenne, so they clearly enjoyed the car. I know they can suffer with transfer box issues, but there is apparently a reputable company near me that rebuilds them. I would probably get an extended warranty from Porsche too once I get the car for peace of mind.

Heres the link to the car I'm looking at Auto Trader UK - New and Used Cars For Sale

The most concerning thing to me is that there is rust bubbling forming on the bottom of the boot. I've done my checks, and it wasn't involved in any recorded accidents. Maybe it had a bump that wasn't recorded and they didn't do a good job on the paint?

I know there's the option of spending a bit more and getting one with less mileage, but the here in the UK it is getting expensive to run diesels. I think diesels are going to be harder to sell and the price of them are going to decrease a lot faster as opposed to petrol models.

What do you guys think of the car, and my plan to buy a higher mileage and cheaper 958?

Thanks,
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Looks good for its age and milage. Don't know why they need so many pictures of the front though? You need a set of wheel centres and carefully check for leaks in the air suspension. You must have a Porsche specialist near you ( check in the cars service book where it's been serviced, may give you a clue) and get them to check it for you if you feel unsure. Mine is my first Cayenne (V6 diesel) and I'm loving it. I have had 911's for 30 years and my Osteopath said buy something you don't need to lie down in! So I bought the Cayenne, he then bought my 911 . Hmmm maybe a link there 馃槀 . I would guess paint damage is from the tailgate opening against something and as you say a poor repair. They are not known for rusting. Check rear washer is not filling the tailgate though 馃憤馃徎 That would not assist! Engine should not be an issue as long as it has been serviced and transfer box is just bad luck if it fails. Best of luck.
 

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Looks good for its age and milage. Don't know why they need so many pictures of the front though? You need a set of wheel centres and carefully check for leaks in the air suspension. You must have a Porsche specialist near you ( check in the cars service book where it's been serviced, may give you a clue) and get them to check it for you if you feel unsure. Mine is my first Cayenne (V6 diesel) and I'm loving it. I have had 911's for 30 years and my Osteopath said buy something you don't need to lie down in! So I bought the Cayenne, he then bought my 911 . Hmmm maybe a link there 馃槀 . I would guess paint damage is from the tailgate opening against something and as you say a poor repair. They are not known for rusting. Check rear washer is not filling the tailgate though 馃憤馃徎 That would not assist! Engine should not be an issue as long as it has been serviced and transfer box is just bad luck if it fails. Best of luck.
911 is the dream for me :D. Hopefully in a few years I'll be able to get a nice one. My back is already in bits so I need it sooner rather than later haha.

Thanks for advice. Its not too far from me at all, so I'll make sure to have a specialist with me at the time. Thanks for advice. Il let you know how it goes.
 

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Heres the link to the car I'm looking at Auto Trader UK - New and Used Cars For Sale

The most concerning thing to me is that there is rust bubbling forming on the bottom of the boot. I've done my checks, and it wasn't involved in any recorded accidents. Maybe it had a bump that wasn't recorded and they didn't do a good job on the paint?
The bubbling you're seeing there is probably not rust. That silver stripe is a metallic tape, and it's quite common for it to develop air-bubbles under it with age. I wouldn't be overly concerned about it.
I know there's the option of spending a bit more and getting one with less mileage, but the here in the UK it is getting expensive to run diesels. I think diesels are going to be harder to sell and the price of them are going to decrease a lot faster as opposed to petrol models.

What do you guys think of the car, and my plan to buy a higher mileage and cheaper 958?

Thanks,
A.
You also had a transfer case concern? The transfer cases in the diesel models are different from the gasoline models and it is much less prone to issues (like almost unknown.)

The issue with a higher mileage car is - this is a very complex (especially electrically) vehicle, and unless you are a fairly good DIY'er - it will eat you alive with the cost of repairs. An inexpensive German luxury car may be the most expensive car you'll ever own. With a high mileage car - service records are absolutely vital. Without those - and a good pre-purchase-inspection (aka PPI) you're going into it blind and it's very likely to surprise you in a not good way. There are things that simply wear out, and on a Porsche - all parts are costly, and all mechanics who are competent are expensive.

Good luck with this.. let us know what you decide to do.
 

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The bubbling you're seeing there is probably not rust. That silver stripe is a metallic tape, and it's quite common for it to develop air-bubbles under it with age. I wouldn't be overly concerned about it.
You also had a transfer case concern? The transfer cases in the diesel models are different from the gasoline models and it is much less prone to issues (like almost unknown.)

The issue with a higher mileage car is - this is a very complex (especially electrically) vehicle, and unless you are a fairly good DIY'er - it will eat you alive with the cost of repairs. An inexpensive German luxury car may be the most expensive car you'll ever own. With a high mileage car - service records are absolutely vital. Without those - and a good pre-purchase-inspection (aka PPI) you're going into it blind and it's very likely to surprise you in a not good way. There are things that simply wear out, and on a Porsche - all parts are costly, and all mechanics who are competent are expensive.

Good luck with this.. let us know what you decide to do.
Thanks for the great advice. Unfortunately the car sold, so I'm still in the process of looking (albeit for a higher mileage example).

I would say I'm ok with DIY. I've had quite a few cars in the past, and any non-major repairs I've been able to do myself. Luckily there is a company not far from me that do PPI on Porsches specifically. They're really well-known and spend roughly 3 hours checking the car over. It's quite costly, but in the long run for sure worth it. I suppose its always a risk buying an older luxury car, but I've always wanted a Porsche. I think this is a great way to get introduced to Porsche before buying a 911 in the future 馃槤
 

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Hey guys,

I'm new here and I'm looking forward to joining the community and buying my first Porsche very soon.

I haven't owned a Porsche yet, but I really want the Cayenne 958 as my next car. The 958 just falls out of my budget, so the ones that I can afford are really high mileage. I've always preferred high mileage cars, and my current Saab has 160k and drives perfect. Is going for a high mileage 3.0 v6 diesel 958 a bad idea. The one I'm looking at has covered165,000, but I've always heard that Porsche are really reliable. Is 165k a lot of mileage for this? Can the engines last a lot longer? This is the highest mileage one I've ever seen. It has had 1 owner, who just bought the newer model Cayenne, so they clearly enjoyed the car. I know they can suffer with transfer box issues, but there is apparently a reputable company near me that rebuilds them. I would probably get an extended warranty from Porsche too once I get the car for peace of mind.

Heres the link to the car I'm looking at Auto Trader UK - New and Used Cars For Sale

The most concerning thing to me is that there is rust bubbling forming on the bottom of the boot. I've done my checks, and it wasn't involved in any recorded accidents. Maybe it had a bump that wasn't recorded and they didn't do a good job on the paint?

I know there's the option of spending a bit more and getting one with less mileage, but the here in the UK it is getting expensive to run diesels. I think diesels are going to be harder to sell and the price of them are going to decrease a lot faster as opposed to petrol models.

What do you guys think of the car, and my plan to buy a higher mileage and cheaper 958?

Thanks,
A.
I own both a 955 Cayenne S (that's Generation 1) and a 2014 Cayenne diesel. My daily driver is the Cayenne S. I bought it with about 12,000 and it now stands at over 285,500 miles. I would not sell it ever. I love this car and it is probably worth $5000 in the US market due to the miles. But on a well maintained Porsche, mileage is not an issue. I expect to put 500K on it. Repairs are the typical thing: oil service, always take care of the fluids and filters, summer and winter tires, brakes, control arms replaced a couple of times. The coolant pipes were replaced and the drive shaft bearing that wore out in early years. This is an excellent winter vehicle. It is an excellent summer vehicle; excellent towing vehicle. I tow a horse trailer (2 horse) and a race car trailer. Towing capacity matches Ford / Chevy / Ram pickups. Every system on the Cayenne still in working order too.

The Cayenne diesel we have owned from day 1. Ordered it from Porsche and it is my wife's daily driver. It is even better than the Cayenne S for towing with the diesel's torque. The car has over 165,000 miles. Will not sell it either. We travel Colorado to Texas regularly and the trip is 825 miles. We get over 600 miles of range (@30.5 mpg) traveling 85 mph (where you can). Incredibly good automobile.

My point ... don't shy from high-mileage, well-maintained Cayenne whether gas or diesel. Buy as nice a vehicle as you can afford.
 
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