Judging by everything we know and learned over the past 60 or so years, the first-generation Porsche Cayenne should not be a vehicle that is aging well. It is built on the Volkswagen Group E platform shared with the Touareg and Audi Q7, which are vehicles you recommend to your worst enemy because you know they are disasters when used. The Cayenne wasn’t immune either with faults like cracked plastic coolant pipes, driveshaft carrier bearings that like to turn into dust, and if you are really unlucky, cylinder bore scoring. Still, enthusiasts are paying very good money for the Turbo examples along with today’s trim, the Cayenne GTS.
This 2009 Cayenne GTS up for sale in Georgia looks incredible from the photos and you’d think it was a low mileage example that was rarely driven. Nope. 204,000 miles. Wait until you see the amount of work that was needed to keep this one perfect.
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Model: Cayenne GTS
Engine: 4.8 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 204,320 mi
Location: Flowery Branch, Georgia
Price: $19,500 Buy It Now
2009 Porsche Cayenne GTS.
Automatic Transmission (Tiptronic S).
Havanna Interior with Alcantara.
Books, Manuals, 2-Keys, Rubber matts.
MAJOR SERVICE overhaul at the cost of $11,500 just completed! This maintenance / repairs consisted of:
New front struts.
New upper control arm assemblies.
Four wheel alignment.
New parking brake shock.
Spark plugs and coils.
Both differential flushes.
Engine air filter replacement.
R&R front and rear windshield wiper assemblies.
New fuel tank cap.
New Bi-Xenon low beam headlights.
New third brake light.
160K miles service.
The majority of the above service was completed by Hennessy Porsche in Roswell, Georgia!
The previous owner (an avid PCA member from Houston, TX) has completed the following maintenance / repairs in the last 3 years:
New Continental Extreme Contact tires (2021).
XPEL Ultimate paint protection film applied to the entire front end.
R&R fuel tank flange / filter housing.
New rear hatch hydraulic shocks.
New front and rear brakes (Rotors, pads, sensors.)
New brake booster vacuum hose.
New lower control arm assemblies.
R&R all 4 wheels.
Oil / filter change.
New driveshaft support bearing.
New wiper blades (front & rear).
New rear main seal.
New AT oil pump.
New water pump & thermostat.
Enlarge rear spoiler.
Cargo management system.
Roll-up sunscreen on rear side windows.
Front and rear park assist.
Bose surround sound system.
Bluetooth phone interface.
B-Xenon headlights with washers.
PCM with navigation module.
Heated front seats.
Light comfort package / memory.
XM satellite radio.
Universal audio interface.
This Cayenne GTS is overall an impressive, high performing SUV, with lots of comforting and modern cabin features!
Yes, that is a long list. Good money after bad, or smart investment? I hate to use the word “investment” here because we know that is a giant lie, but does this justify an asking price of nearly $20,000? You can buy examples with half the miles this one has for the same price, although I doubt they will be as sorted as this one is. Another question you might have to ask is whether the bleeding is really done, or will you just be replacing parts forever on these? I’m not about to find out, but if you happen to be feeling dangerous, let me know how it goes.
As my mechanic says, “know your ghosts!” In this case, it would make a strong argument to buy this one of you were in the market for such a car.
Maybe it’s the Houstonian in me….
The idea that someone kept such a car well fettled is obviously highly impressive. They obviously wanted to ensure it WORKED.
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