I have a 2005 Cayenne myself and it's amazing. It still has the famous roar of a Porsche engine when you accelerate, but the room of a SUV. When you coast with the car, it's so smooth you wonder if the engine is on. And it's definitely an attention grabber. Strangers love to comment on how beautiful the car is. And you'll hear this a lot, "I didn't know Porsche made an SUV." My regret is not getting any options. I miss the nav system, bluetooth, a good sound system and a mp3 input. The ride is a little dull without them. Also it's a bite at the gas station. I fill up about every 5 days at about $75 at the pump. And i have the V6 only. I definitely like have the tan interior better the gray options. It looks more high end.
Having a Porsche was a dream I had ever since I was little. I never thought I would have one until my wonderful husband wanted to make his wife very happy. My Cayenne is a machine - super smooth and powerful. I get a lot of jealous looks and feel like a princess. I love my Cayenne.
I wasn't too happy about my wife's suggestion of trading my 911 convertible to our Cayenne since our family was growing but when my son accidentally cut his finger on a dog food can while trying to feed our pet, the true soul of the Porsche came out. The emergency room was only 15 minuets from my house but when I saw the blood dripping, waiting for the ambilance was not an option. The challenge was the short cut through the winding country side road with plenty of stop signs to test out the HANDLING, BRAKE, and the ever needed ACCELARATION with my wife and my hurting son in the same car not like my previous 2 sitter porsche911. It was good to rely on a vehicle to take you from point A to B in the both quick and safest way possible. (When every second counts, I've counted on the Porsche)