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    2004 Cayenne S
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    04 Boxster S
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    76 930 Turbo
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  1. After some experimentation I have been able to create this "geared-up" feeling by shutting off the PSM (Porsche Stability Management) which starts the vehicle in D1 instead of D2, and in addition keeps the transmission in gear longer. This prevents the transmission from shifting into D4 and D5 at 30mph - avoiding this annoying lethargic feeling I have been trying to describe. Although this is better then before, it now feels almost too "geared-up" and revs high and becomes much too sporty. I'm pretty sure that the transmission in the X5 4.6 is the same as the 4.4. I'm not saying that the X5 transmission was the absolute best, but I am saying that the X5 was much better then the Cayenne's transmission at shift points. Just as a note to those of you who have mentioned that they are considering a Cayenne - this is my experience so far. maybe some of you who have had a similar experience could elaborate. Obviously I feel the X5 Shifted Better then the Cayenne. The Cayenne does NOT feel 50Hp faster then X5. (not 04 X5) The Cayenne brakes blow away the BMW. The Cayenne handling is far more accurate and precise and outhandles the BMW. The Cayenne ride is softer and more luxurious. The overall quality felt better on the X5 - Door weight, interior parts, shifter, blinkers switches, light switches, etc. Overall the cars are like a tie in my mind. But a Porsche is still a Porsche. Honestly, I don't think I'd buy the turbo until I drove the new X5 4.8iS.
  2. The web address for the company is www.vizualogic.com Hopefully this helps.
  3. Coming from a BMW X5 4.4 which had very well placed shift points, the Cayenne seems to be having trouble trying to figure out which gear to be in. The transmission starts off in D2 and shifts very frequently when driving under normal conditions to D5 or 6 at 40 to 50mph. This is fine for gas milage reasons but this "overdrive" delays response and the overall feeling of connection with the motor and lacks the "geared up" feeling the X5 had. The delay in downshifting and response makes the car less fun to drive then the X5. When I **** the car in tiptronic and start in M1 - then that I can feel the car for what it should be. Is anyone else feeling the same way? Anyhting I can do to change this?
  4. I just recently found a company that is producing a Headrest video system for the Cayenne. This kit includes the factory headrests with 7" LCD Video displays so that it is not necessary to cut into your existing headrests. You can put them away, and replace them in the future if necessary. If you are interested - e-mail me for more info. Vin11@msn.com
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