Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Porsche Cayenne estate?
The Cayenne will have had the double whammy of being used as a family SUV in the give and take of supermarket car parks and urban rat-runs, and being used enthusiastically by drivers anxious to show off their prowess. Check the bodywork for scuffs picked up in the urban part of that predicament, and make sure those expensive alloy wheels haven’t picked up too much damage from kerbs. Check the interior and the operation of the rear seats, as these will have been used to accommodate shopping and indivisible items.
It’s a little early to isolate any particular problems with this new Cayenne, but older models were reliable. The new car didn’t feature in our most recent reliability survey, but the older one finished in second place in the luxury SUV class with an excellent overall score of 90% the year before, and the smaller Macan SUV finished in third place in the same class in the latest survey. Any reported problems were put right under warranty and within a week. Porsche as a brand finished in a disappointing 23rd place out of 31 manufacturers.
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