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phlfly
06-27-2012, 06:46 PM
I thought it's a good question about this car here on this forum, because in the price range is about same as used BMW 5-series.
I have friend small car dealer owner, got this car for himself, but decided to sell after year. The car has 40,000 miles only it's 2006, really almost 2007. Perfect condition even new brakes and rotor.
So your opinions please. I can get for same price as my 2007 BMW 550. (well straight exchange)

Thank you

burnie35
06-27-2012, 07:03 PM
Turn in your BMW CCA credentials! :D

PolkNole
06-27-2012, 07:14 PM
One's a sedan and one's an SUV. Get the type of vehicle you want.

phlfly
06-27-2012, 07:19 PM
Hey we are here because we loved performance cars. To me BMW, Benz, Porsche is amazing cars, I could add Jag as well in this performance cars. So it's nothing to do with BMW CCA membership, I signed because I loved magazine and BMW events, btw a lot people don't even have BMW but in BMW club of America.

NoQuarter
06-27-2012, 08:05 PM
But you didn't really address polk's response. How do you compare the two? Not even the same type of vehicle.

burnie35
06-27-2012, 08:50 PM
Hey we are here because we loved performance cars. To me BMW, Benz, Porsche is amazing cars, I could add Jag as well in this performance cars. So it's nothing to do with BMW CCA membership, I signed because I loved magazine and BMW events, btw a lot people don't even have BMW but in BMW club of America.

Lighten up! Didn't you see the "big grin" face in my post? I was just trying to be humorous.

Munich77
06-28-2012, 03:31 AM
I thought it's a good question about this car here on this forum, because in the price range is about same as used BMW 5-series.
I have friend small car dealer owner, got this car for himself, but decided to sell after year. The car has 40,000 miles only it's 2006, really almost 2007. Perfect condition even new brakes and rotor.
So your opinions please. I can get for same price as my 2007 BMW 550. (well straight exchange)

Thank you

Cayennes really drop in value - both cars might be worth the same - have a look on rennlist.com or6speedonline. The Cayenee is awesome but a total gas pig.

Fahrer
06-28-2012, 05:16 AM
I replaced my 2008 535 DD with a 2012 Touareg TDI. Handles well for an SUV, 0-60 in about 7 seconds and gets over 30 mpg on the highway. It compares well to a 528.

I know they are a different category ( sedan vs. SUV) but the TDI is quiet, smooth and powerful ( and cheaper than a Cayenne).

phlfly
06-28-2012, 05:49 AM
Thanks. I had just thoughts about this car, when offer as good as this one. btw, apparently he said (my friend), BMW 5-seris is flying like a crazy on sale, and 550i is most desirable car from that list. He got couple from auction and they are gone in less then week*****!

UA777
06-28-2012, 06:06 AM
I think you might be smarter to stay with the 550, I read about both cars on consumer guide which does a good job doing road test reviews as well as other helpful info such as recalls/reliability/specs. The BMW I think will get better gas mileage over the Porsche. Also when you drive the porsche listen for a thumping noise when decelerating after a brief acceleration due to the transfer case differential lock requiring reprogramming... This affects 03-06 models which this one is. The BMW also I think would be cheaper to repair.. That site does a breakdown of estimated prices for both vehicles. The BMW also has a higher overall rating 63 compared to 58/100 for the Porsche.. But that's not to far off. Either is a good car but I think personally id stay with the bimmer.. I think it will age better, as I think the older Cayennes styling dates itself. But that's just me.

irv09
06-28-2012, 07:25 AM
I have a 2012 Cayenne S and it is a nice ride & it gets 17-18MPG in the city. The transmission is much better than my 2010 550I. The Cayenne reminds me of a taller 911. I had an 08 550I and I could not stand the AT. I would not get the 550I unless it was a MT. My 2012 550I is coming off lease in Aug; just a thought

phlfly
06-28-2012, 11:29 AM
Thanks. I'm wanted it but not sure about reliability and practically cooling system. It's something unknown, and I'm afraid I will walk to big and cost trouble. With BMW I know almost all and everything and most important I know how to deal with this and source for parts and links to DIY.

Oceans10
06-29-2012, 09:38 AM
Cayenne S was my choice for our family hauler, but wife nixed it because she has decided only assholes drive Porsches. Go figure. At least we ended up with a 535 wagon.

The one I looked at was black on black, 07, loaded, low $30ks. We need a car like that for dogs in the rear and trips to Home Depot etc.
The engine is mint, interior awesome, very functional and business like. Suspension is fantastic. This would be my SUV if I were in the market. But it's an SUV!

WillInDenver
06-29-2012, 10:13 AM
The one I looked at was black on black, 07, loaded, low $30ks. We need a car like that for dogs in the rear and trips to Home Depot etc.I bought a 2004 Ford Explorer back in 2008 for those reasons. At the height of the gas price fluctuation then, nobody wanted Explorers and we paid $11,000 for it.

It needed $2000 in suspension work, as I subsequently found out, but we still have it and having it as a beater has been a very good thing. Since I am a purchase-and-hold guy with cars, I'd say having it has enabled me to keep my 545 several years longer.

Kayani_1
06-29-2012, 10:12 PM
One word............NO:thumbdwn:

phlfly
06-30-2012, 06:41 AM
Well I test drove Porsche and I tell you it drives like a car, nothing SUVish there at all. I'm still thinking, just don't know if I need another wagon type I already have a Volvo XC70.

dalekressin
06-30-2012, 06:46 AM
The Cayenne is a nice vehicle.
It handles very well.
It won't dissapoint.