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      Thinking of purchasing a CPO 2016 or 2017 Cayenne GTS

      Thinking of purchasing a CPO 2016 or 2017 Cayenne GTS. What do you think of these? Any reasons to avoid them?
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      Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxFan1 View Post
      Thinking of purchasing a CPO 2016 or 2017 Cayenne GTS. What do you think of these? Any reasons to avoid them?
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      I'd say go for it. Do you have any listing that you can show us?
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      Any reason you’re not looking at the V8’s? They’re a little slower but much more fun to drive in my experience and opinion.

      I’ve driven both and ended up with a 2013 GTS. I love the damn thing and they sound incredible with the exhaust open. Throttle response is instant too. Such an amazing car and it still shocks me at how well it turns in and resists understeer.

      Unless you hate V8’s for some reason go drive one and see if it’s worth sticking on your list.

      Porsche also just added a 10 yr warranty to the transfer cases which was the only real weak spot on these.




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      Not sure what your budget is, but if you're looking at a CPO GTS I'm wondering if you could sneak into a '19+ base or S. The new platform is a bit less truckish, but overall it's a fantastically improved vehicle. Drives like a sedan, it's insane, unless you're mostly concerned with the engine, it's worth giving up the bigger motor for IMHO.

      Otherwise, 958's are fantastic, I got mine through a weird turn of convenient dieselgate events, but I still have it 2 years later, love it. I think it's actually my daily. Definitely a jack-of-all-trades master-of-none situation, but the car is just never out of sorts. You can load 80lb bags of concrete on Friday, valet at a fancy hotel for a weekend getaway Saturday, have fun on the back-roads home Sunday, and then trailer your [small] race car to the track on Monday, all happily in the same car.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      Not sure what your budget is, but if you're looking at a CPO GTS I'm wondering if you could sneak into a '19+ base or S. The new platform is a bit less truckish, but overall it's a fantastically improved vehicle. Drives like a sedan, it's insane, unless you're mostly concerned with the engine, it's worth giving up the bigger motor for IMHO.

      Otherwise, 958's are fantastic, I got mine through a weird turn of convenient dieselgate events, but I still have it 2 years later, love it. I think it's actually my daily. Definitely a jack-of-all-trades master-of-none situation, but the car is just never out of sorts. You can load 80lb bags of concrete on Friday, valet at a fancy hotel for a weekend getaway Saturday, have fun on the back-roads home Sunday, and then trailer your [small] race car to the track on Monday, all happily in the same car.
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      Agree 100% with this. I had a loaner base and I was shocked at how fast it was (as quick as my '13 GTS, maybe quicker) and the handling is unbelievable. The chassis is so composed and buttoned down - I think the biggest change was the responsiveness of the front end, the car is so agile. My knocks on the new one are the interior is not that special and the engines aren't either despite their power and torque outputs.

      If these aren't big issues for you, I think the new car is a great buy, especially as they come off lease deals and the depreciation hits.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ronan1 View Post
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      Agree 100% with this. I had a loaner base and I was shocked at how fast it was (as quick as my '13 GTS, maybe quicker) and the handling is unbelievable. The chassis is so composed and buttoned down - I think the biggest change was the responsiveness of the front end, the car is so agile. My knocks on the new one are the interior is not that special and the engines aren't either despite their power and torque outputs.
      Yup, responsiveness in general. 958 has some roll to it; it corners well but you have to be smooth. The E3 chassis might be the biggest/tallest point-and-shoot handling vehicle ever made.

      I'm in no hurry to upgrade, but in a few years when my diesel gets tired I'm for sure replacing it with one of those.

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      Thanks for all the input so far. I drove a 2016 yesterday and loved the ride. Sport exhaust sounds great. I didn't like the interior color, beige on brown, and may hold out for a 2017 to get CarPlay.

      I've not driven a V8 but now I am intrigued and am looking for one to go test out.

      Budget may not be able to get me into a 2019.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RedSoxFan1 View Post
      Thanks for all the input so far. I drove a 2016 yesterday and loved the ride. Sport exhaust sounds great. I didn't like the interior color, beige on brown, and may hold out for a 2017 to get CarPlay.

      I've not driven a V8 but now I am intrigued and am looking for one to go test out.

      Budget may not be able to get me into a 2019.
      Please do report back when you drive a V8, they're a hairy beast Re: CarPlay, if you pick up a pre-2017 model with PCM 3.1 (Nav) CarPlay can be retrofitted for a couple hundo (maybe figure $1k including install) so it's not the end of the year. The improved Nav w/Carplay is the big change for 2017, but the prices for the '17's are thousands more than for the '15's & '16's. The CarPlay retrofit can be also made to the '13's & '14's assuming they were ordered with the factory nav also (PCM3.1, if specified, was on all Cayennes from 2011-2016).