Used Porsche Cayenne 4x4 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2010 review
Porsche Cayenne 4x4 (03 - 10)
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Ownership cost

What used Porsche Cayenne 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Porsche Cayenne 4x4?

Yes, buying and running any Cayenne will be extremely expensive, but it's very much 'If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it' territory.

Just buying a Cayenne will be expensive, even if there are plenty of cars outside the Porsche network. In fact, this is virtually the most expensive way to buy a 4x4. BMW X5s are renowned for their high prices as used cars, yet the Cayenne is even more expensive.

The big bills won't stop there, either. Routine maintenance costs are much higher than for rivals from BMW and Mercedes, and you're unlikely to see more than 20mpg, even from the smallest engine. That's thirsty, even by 4x4 standards.

If you need unscheduled work, it's worse still. Warranty Direct says that Porsche labour rates are among the most expensive, and that almost no other brand has such high average repair bills.