2011 Porsche Cayenne 6-speed manual

Even though it’s been with us for more than a decade, I still can’t wrap my head around the Porsche Cayenne. For a company that started as a manufacturer of light weight sports cars based around Volkswagen architecture, this heavy beast seems out of place in the lineup of a sports car manufacturer. However, it’s been a hot seller and has provided Porsche an infusion of cash which will allow the sports car business to go on and on. The first generation Cayenne came in many varieties, including a GTS model with a 6-speed manual gearbox. This wasn’t the natural choice for the soccer mom, but for those who wanted a bit of fun in large truck format, there were few choices at the time. With the debut of the second generation Cayenne, the manual option was eliminated from the GTS model, but you could still row your own with a “base” model with the V6. This 2011 Cayenne for sale in Oregon is equipped as such and is a decidedly unorthodox choice if you’re in the market for a used SUV.

Click for details: 2011 Porsche Cayenne on eBay

Year: 2011
Model: Cayenne
Engine: 3.6 liter VR6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 68,646 mi
Price: Reserve auction

One Owner, Rare Manual 6 Speed, Extra Snows and Accessories Available!

I find it interesting that the first generation Volkswagen Touareg was not offered in the US with a manual gearbox given you had the option with the Cayenne, that car’s sister. Both of these are fairly capable SUVs and for me, I’d like to have the third pedal for off-road flexibility. Cayenne prices tend to depreciate a bit more than your usual 911, but I have a feeling that manual transmission Cayennes will be sought after in the years ahead, if only for the curiosity factor as the PDK gearbox renders them obsolete. As much as I disdain SUVs, this Cayenne is speaking to me. I think the color works great with the black alloys, giving it a rugged look. With depreciation taken care of, I certainly wouldn’t be fearful of taking this thing off road and seeing what it could do.

-Paul

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6 Comments

  1. 6 speed manual, sunroof delete, 19″ wheels? LOVE IT! Would like to shake the hand of the buyer who spec’d this out. Not your average stock allocation.

    Another plus is that this is a Pacific northwest car. I’ve always been impressed with the condition of cars in this area.

  2. As a die hard advocate of manual transmissions, why? In the V8 GTS I see it and lust after it, but rowing my own gears in a “sporty” minivan with a mild V6, meh, let the wife have her auto.

  3. Bidding at $25gs reserve not met…I see GTS manual going for low 30’s…IMO 25gs should’ve been wher the reserve was met…

  4. If you’ve ever driven the V6 base Cayenne, you wouldn’t care what kind of transmission was in this truck, it can barely get out of its own way.
    If you’re going to pick up a cayenne, start with the S and work your way up from there.

  5. IMO butt ugly inside and out. Pop culture at it worst. But then again I am not one for Subarus.

  6. Wow! Great thgnikni! JK

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