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I want to Purchase a Cayenne Turbo and I have never owned a Porsche. What do I need to know about a Porsche Cayenne Turbo before purchasing one? I want to buy a used one. What are some specifics that I should be aware of when I am looking at Cayenne Turbos? Looking to spend about $25,000.00 - $30,000.00.
 

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Things to consider

I bought my 2005 cayenne twin turbo about four months and these are some of the things I have learned. My ctt has 70,000 miles and I paid 28,500 from a dealer. First thing!!!!!!!! the coolant lines that run from the front to the back of the motor under the intake manifold are plastic and will break eventually. For me they broke 29 days after I bought it:( I have talked to other ctt owners and alot of them have had this problem. 700 for parts and 1,000 for labor from a secondhand dealer. Other than that the dealer ha stold me that the ctt has a high end electrical system and are prone to gremlins. Matinence, oil change runs about 200 dollars and the 80,000 mile tune up cost me around 950 dollars (air filters,plugs and cabin filters) The guys on the forum told me it was imparitive to replace coil packs at the same time, add anoher 300 dollars. Last but not least the headlight auto adjust once in a while goes a little haywire. Once again another dealer says very common issue. These things may put a sour taste in your mouth but your going to pay to play!!!! For me its worth it everytime I plant the throttle and 450 horses scream. If you want a matinence worry free car, the ctt is not for you. If you want a suv on steroids you wont be dissapointed.
 

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These things may put a sour taste in your mouth but your going to pay to play!!!! For me its worth it everytime I plant the throttle and 450 horses scream. If you want a matinence worry free car, the ctt is not for you. If you want a suv on steroids you wont be dissapointed.
^ that explains why i will be getting a Cayenne. I hate that they require a lot of maintenance but in the end it's worth it.

The Cayenne is like no other SUV out today. SUV's that Range Rover, BMW, Benz & Lexus have just don't do it for me.
 

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Not to thread jack here, just to add in a similar inquiry of the original poster; Why is it that this car started out at such a high cost but now on craigslist for a 2004 I am seeing them for around 16k-20k on average?

Is the 2004 something to be worried about? Or is it just unfortunate for existing owners that the value dropped so much in 7yrs?

I am purchasing a Cayenne as a 3rd vehicle, already have a Forester and a Nissan Titan, so known issues aren't too much concern as I have reliable transportation, but I am still curious if the 04 is more known for issues than later years and what those issues might be.
 

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I am not sure about 04 but I have an 05 and the going price on craigslist here in va is 27,000-32,000...Thats with around 60-70k miles. It dosent sound right to me, but I could be wrong...How many miles do those 04's have? The CTT is a well built very reliable car just keep in mind some of the things that I listed could go wrong...especially the coolant lines. Then again if its not a car you will rely on, and if you are able to turn a wrench you can fix almost anything yourself. I bought the tech manual off of ebay and have done my own repairs since. the main thing you need is a full torx bit set, very small to very large and several extensions, long,short and medium. If you look at one under 100k and there is no oil dripping, and runs/shifts well (dont be afraid to get down on it) then I say go for it at those prices.
 

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I paid $36k for my '04 CTT through a San Diego dealership, but it only has 20,120 miles - single owner purchased new from same dealer - owner had the dealer do the 20k, 40k, and 60k maintenance actions based on time (not miles), so I feel comfortable with the price. In addition, owner installed new tires at 18k miles and the dealer installed new brakes and rotors at 20k (right before I purchased it). This one is like BRAND NEW, so I feel pretty lucky.
 
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