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    Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    After some thoughts and a good offer, I finally traded my 996 for a brand new Cayenne S to be delivered on February.

    Thanks for all the good advise. The used Turbo was too much a temptation, but a brand new S is all I need.

    Regards,

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    Congrats! I think you will be happy with the S . What colour & options did you choose?

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    It will be interesting to hear your comparison of the Cayenne S to your Carrera 4. I have wondered if the CS was close enough to a recent C4 for the daily driving that most of us do.

    Did your C4 have Tiptronic?

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

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    bancu said:
    It will be interesting to hear your comparison of the Cayenne S to your Carrera 4.



    how brave are you to say that! compare a sportscar with a jeep! It can be good as much as RC says on it but please, those comparisons make me laugh sadly!

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    My Carrera 4 was not triptonic. I do believe there is no point of camparison between the CS and the 996. But for the use I will make (long trips with family) is the best choice. Having said this, I will buy an old 911 as soon as I can.

    My Cayenne S has triptonic, PCM, phone module, air suspension, xenon, metallic paint (titanium silver), Turbo wheels (18", will drive a lot under the rain), parkassist, cruise control and CD changer.

    Regards

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

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    Captain Bady said:
    how brave are you to say that! compare a sportscar with a jeep! It can be good as much as RC says on it but please, those comparisons make me laugh sadly!



    In the US at least, I don't think it was as brave as it was honest. The key to my statement was "the daily driving that most of us do". I am really interested in how Mikla feels the Cayenne S compares to C4 as a daily driver once there is some drive time on it.

    I don't know about other folks but I can't push my Cayenne anywhere near its potential around town. That includes the few times that I hit the Interstate to skirt 'around' town or scoot to a nearby city.

    Even on cross country Interstate trips the Cayenne devours the road effortlessly for 12+ hours at a time. Sometimes this is at speeds through twisty mountain roads that have had a, normally not queasy, reat seat passenger requesting to move to the front for the trip home.

    The Cayenne does all of this while still being able to go places (and I'm not talking about extreme off road) that I need to go in my daily travels. Be it terrible city streets in major coastal US city, choppy dirt/gravel/mud roads in central Mississippi, back mountain cut through or pure ice in the Rockies, my Cayenne has to handle it all.

    I need _a_ vehicle that can do many things very well. I have tried the multiple vehicle route for many years and it just does not work for me. I may head out in perfectly good weather at the beginning of a trip end up coming back on snow or ice covered roads.

    Before you say I should check the weather, that's not the issue. I have had several occasions where I was making a loop to out of the way client sites and had to leave my vehicle for weeks because of an 'emergency' at a Global 100 company that disrupted my schedule.

    I wouldn't dream of pitting or even comparing a Cayenne against a 911, or any sports car, on really nice roads and in conditions where it can be pushed to its limits. But that is not my daily driving world.

    Let me try to put it in perspective a different way...there are Porsche owners in areas I frequent have to park their turbos at work or blocks away from where they live because their streets and driveways are so bad. There are even some that have passed up a Carrera GT (already at the dealer, prepped and ready to go) because they could not get it near _any_ of their homes. I don't want to have that problem, and never will, with my turbo.

    The diverse locations that I drive to mean that my 356 and 911 days are, regretfully, long gone. But give me a Cayenne without the hesitation issue and I'll be a very satisfied and loyal Porsche customer once again.

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    I traded my boxster s for a cayenne s and have not regretted it for a second. I had 20" sport technos on it but have this week changed them for 18" turbos as i felt that the ride quality was a little compromised.Having had a 964 and a 993 and then the boxster i was a bit unsure of how i would adapt to a porsche suv , the transition however was no problem at all and i can say wholeheartedly that i would now find it hard to let the cayenne go.I do plan to buy a 930 turbo for playtime but the cayenne is easily the best motoring decision i have made to date.It has performance to give a bit of fun but can easily just cosset you as only a luxury vehicle can......bravo porsche for sticking to their guns no matter what the die hard porschephiles may have said of building an offroader.

    Re: Finally I traded my 996 for a Cayenne S

    Good to hear this, taffy. I'm also sure I won't regret the change. As soon as I can I will buy a pre-73 911 to close the circle!

     
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