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
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.