The Porsche Cayenne Turbo is a performance SUV that is fun to drive and comfortable to drive. But as with any used car, there are a few things you should consider if you want to buy a Porsche Cayenne Turbo. In the following article we want to give some tips on what you should look out for in a used Cayenne Turbo, what weak points it has and how you can get a good price. First, you should consider which features and year of construction you prefer. The Cayenne Turbo was built from 2002 to 2010 in the first generation and from 2010 to 2018 in the second generation. The second generation has a more modern design, more power (500 to 570 hp) and more safety and assistance systems.
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Of course there is also the third generation of the Turbo, but we'll leave that out for now. However, even the second generation is sometimes expensive to purchase and maintain. The first generation has depending on the model between 450 and 521 hp and is significantly cheaper, but also older and more susceptible to repairs. No matter which generation you choose, you should always carry out or have a thorough check carried out. Pay attention to the following points:
- The motor: The Cayenne Turbo has a turbocharged V8 (4511 cc) that produces a lot of power but also consumes a lot of fuel. Check that oil level, the state of the spark, the mileage and Checkbook. Listen for any unusual noises or blue smoke coming from the exhaust. The engine should be serviced regularly, otherwise there is a risk of expensive damage to the turbochargers, the timing chain or the cylinder heads.
- The gear: The Cayenne Turbo has either a manual Six speed transmission or an automatic one Transmission. Both should shift smoothly and not cause any jerks or noise. If possible, check the condition of the transmission oil and whether it has been changed regularly. The transmission is one of the most expensive components of the Cayenne Turbo, so you shouldn't compromise on it.
- The brake: The Cayenne Turbo has large brakes that have to withstand a lot of stress. Check the condition of the pads, discs and brake fluid. The brakes should apply evenly and not cause squeaking or vibration. The pads should be at least 3 mm thick and the brake discs should not have any cracks or grooves. The brake fluid should every two years change.
- The tires: The Cayenne Turbo needs good tires to deliver its performance to the road. Check the condition of the tires and the brand. Plus the tire pressure and the tread. The tires should not have any cracks, dents or cuts. The tire pressure should correspond to the recommended value. The profile should be at least 4 mm deep. Also make sure you have the correct tire size. The Cayenne Turbo requires special tires with a high load capacity and a high speed index.
- The body: The Cayenne Turbo is an extremely robust vehicle, but it can also be susceptible to rust, scratches or dents. Check that Condition of the body, the paintwork and the underbody. Watch out for Accidental damage, Repainting or Rust spots. The subfloor should no damage or traces of oil exhibit. The doors, hood and trunk should close smoothly and be tight.
- The Electronic: The Cayenne Turbo has extensive electronics that provide many functions and comfort, but also have sources of error. Check the function of all electrical devices, such as the radio, the navigation device, the air conditioning, the windows, the central locking, the heated seats, the reversing camera, the parking aid, the sunroof, the headlights, the indicators, the brake lights and the warning lights. Pay attention to error messages or warning signals in the on-board computer. The electronics should function correctly and have no repair history.