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I just thought of hearing others' opinions on this. I had 2021 Cayenne as a loaner while my 981S was getting service. I was totally disappointed with the car. Cayenne was one of few cars I shortlisted as a family SUV but after driving over the weekend, I decided not to buy one. Here is the problem.

The car jolts during downshifting from gear-3 to gear-2 and jolts even more from gear-2 to gear-1. Every time, I make a turn on local roads (especially around the residential areas), as the speed is low, this happens all the time. The gear change from 2 to 1 happens right in the middle of the turn and the turn becomes so busy and rough.

Anyone have had this issue? Is this just the loaner or all cayenne have this issue?
 

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Looks like they are putting the 8 speed ZF automatic in the current gen Cayenne, and i'm not a fan. I think it's a reliable transmission, they put it in everything, but it's not smooth. I drove an audi a6 s-line with that same transmission, and I wasn't impressed with the shifting at all, night and day compared to the DSG in my S4.
 

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I just thought of hearing others' opinions on this. I had 2021 Cayenne as a loaner while my 981S was getting service. I was totally disappointed with the car. Cayenne was one of few cars I shortlisted as a family SUV but after driving over the weekend, I decided not to buy one. Here is the problem.

The car jolts during downshifting from gear-3 to gear-2 and jolts even more from gear-2 to gear-1. Every time, I make a turn on local roads (especially around the residential areas), as the speed is low, this happens all the time. The gear change from 2 to 1 happens right in the middle of the turn and the turn becomes so busy and rough.

Anyone have had this issue? Is this just the loaner or all cayenne have this issue?
From experience with my GTS, I attribute the behavior to how it was driven before you drove it. If I take it easy around town, you hardly notice the transmission. If you decide to get 'sporty' and 'aggressive', the system senses your style and will shift aggressively, especially downshifts. Sometimes it's bothersome, but since I know what to expect, and how to invoke it, I don't mind.
 
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