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I am looking to buy a 2004 cayenne from a dealer for 4000. The problem is that it has 251,000 miles. I not sure if it’s worth with all those miles or not I tested drove it at seemed to drive fine it would sometimes shift in the 4-6 range rpm so any comments is appreciated taking it for a diagnostic tomorrow at pep boys befor purchasing it
 

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If you're buying strictly based on price - my maxim applies: "Buying a cheap German luxury car used could result in you purchasing the most expensive vehicle you'll ever own.."

At 250k - there are things that will need doing. It might make it to 1,000,000 miles - but not without some help (Even Irv Gorden's Volvo P1800 got a new engine along the way..) Things were out. The other problem buying based just on price is - the price conscious buyer often doesn't have the resources ($3,000-4,000) in the bank to spend when it does break something expensive. That can leave you with an inoperable vehicle - making it the most expensive paper weight you've ever bought.

I'd also suggest that PepBoys isn't the place to have a pre-purchase-inspection done. Most dealers won't do one on a car that old with that many miles - so you need to find a good Porsche independent garage that will do it. Expect to pay $350-500 for the inspection - it can take several hours to do it right.

You didn't mention what model Cayenne this is - if it's a V8 you should be forewarned the V8 engines sometimes have issues with the cylinder bores failing. That basically makes the car worthless since a used engine will double your purchase cost (minimum of $4,000) and a Porsche rebuilt one - well - $14,000 before installation. The 6 cylinder engines are basically a VW design, and there are more of them out there in junkyards so prices will be left. Even things like brakes - figure about $2,000 for all 4.

I'm not saying a 2004 250k Cayenne is worthless - but be aware of the potential for it to become a much more expensive car before purchasing it. Good luck, let us know what you do.
 

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For one, I wouldn’t take it to Pep Boys to look it over. All they hire are lube and tire specialists. You might end up with some 18 year old kid that won’t be able to stop drooling over it You also need to check and see if the car comes with any service records. I have a 2009 GTS that I purchased new and it has 286,000 miles on it. I have done all the maintenance on it since day one and have never had any major issues with the engine or transmission. It’s still my daily driver and would drive it anywhere without any concerns.


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I am looking to buy a 2004 cayenne from a dealer for 4000. The problem is that it has 251,000 miles. I not sure if it’s worth with all those miles or not I tested drove it at seemed to drive fine it would sometimes shift in the 4-6 range rpm so any comments is appreciated taking it for a diagnostic tomorrow at pep boys befor purchasing it
Do not buy ….. you can get used Cayennes all day heat have 80,000 to 100,000 miles ……$20,000 to $30,000
 
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