Cars this new generally aren't of interest to us, and we've never been fans of the Cayenne in any real way. Putting that aside, the rare 6-speed combined with a rock bottom price is enticing. If you’re so inclined, you really could get a lot of headache for your money here.
We thought we had reached our maximum LeMons-style effluency ranking with our "we know we shouldn't" love for Allroads, but this 2005 Cayenne may make an Allroad look like an Accord.
With 160,000 miles on the clock, it's pushing the limits of what we normally see in these somewhat unloved SUVs. We'd like to tell ourselves it was owned by a travelling salesman who racked up the miles and wanted the 6-speed as a nod to fuel efficiency, but the blacked out headlight and taillight covers, and the aftermarket DVD system make us think otherwise.
We have no idea what the maintenance schedule on these is like so we're just going to guess that this Porsche is overdue for an expensive service. The seller provides lots of photos showing what seems to be shiny, mostly straight paint but provides no other details other than "EXPECT NORMAL WEAR." We think some of the panels show signs of repaint, but it's tough to tell in the low-resolution high-sunlight photos.
It looks like someone has managed to catch / scrape the front airdam and cause some damage which is understandable on most Porsche's but is an impressive feat in a Cayenne.
Inside things look as clean as can be expected with an aftermarket Kenwood head unit looking out of place and helping to distract from one of Porsche's most awkward shifters.
We know this is a mistake, but if it's (close to) mechanically sound this could be an interesting beast. 996's are the Porsche deal out there at the moment, but this 6-speed Cayenne could be a sleeper if you need something slightly more family-friendly, and your family doesn’t mind being broken down on the side of the road.
If you're in the market for a 4 door, AWD Porsche, you'd be lucky to find a Panamera for under 40k and it's not going to have 3 pedals. If you buy this for $6k and put $10k into it, you’re well under 50% of the Panamera price and you still have a car worth $6k!
FInd this possible nightmare on eBay in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for $5,900.
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