New Porsche Cayenne Diesel

New Porsche Cayenne Diesel



7,975 posts

129 months

Monday 14th February
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therams said:
maybe mine was a problem car but in 15 months of ownership of a 66 plate V8D I had

Brakes seemed to go from being nearly new to almost needing to be replaced according to the OPC
Lol, the old ones are the best. It's a wonder they didn't try the "our technician recommends new discs as well sir".....


1,216 posts

120 months

Monday 25th April
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The Cayenne is having a bit of a birthday.

The wheels had done 9 years without a refurb, and had collected a few minor marks over those years, but recently had started to corrode in spots on the surface of the spokes. White worm was spreading over the surface in several places.

TMPS sensors are now 9 years old too, and I needed four new tyres.

The wheels have gone off to the local diamond cut refinisher, and I'll replace the TPMS and new tyres when I get them back.

The steering wheel had become high mileage shiny. I've sent that off to Royal Steering Wheels for a retrim in black alcantara and leather, with red stitching. Will update with pics when it's back.

I'd also previously picked up a scrape on the OSR side of the bumper and wheel arch trim. I took those off and dropped over for paint.

When all this is done, I'll look to get paint correction and refresh the PPF that's 140K miles old and has done it's job, but bears the scars.

My house now looks council from the outside. rolleyes


8,769 posts

206 months

Saturday 14th May
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As Catfood very kindly pointed me in the direction of this thread, I thought I'd check in and say add me to the list of V8SD owners on PH

Picked up this 60k mile, 2013 example a couple of weeks ago and have been thoroughly impressed with almost all aspects of the car.
It feels like a really premium place to be and the torque level means that driving is just an effortless pleasure.

Yes, it's had transfer box failure in the past, fitted with an updated replacement under warranty back in 2020 under the previous owner's gaze.
Still makes a reasonable noise even after the dealer-enforced "emissions update" though a little more noise would be nice!