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New ownership of Cayenne S 2 weeks report (long)


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Hi all, I would like to thanks all who answered my questions during my Cayenne S purchasing process. It has been two weeks since we took delivery of my C-S. Following are the options of my S:

1. Titanium Metallic / Black: My wife loves this color, and there were no car had the options that I want with different color at that time.

2. 20" wheels: I want at least 19" wheels, because they look good. Also, I guess the cost of getting a 18" set over eBay will be cheaper.

3. Comfort Pkg: What am I kidding. A over 70k car without it?

4. Comfort Seat with memory: Well my wife and I switch cars very often. So We decided to have my C-S to remember the seat positions for us.

5. Touring Pkg: I always wanted to have a car with GPS. Now I have one Also to add some safety, F&R park assist is a most for me in case of my little baby girl is behind our C-S.

6. Moon Roof: Well, can you find one without it in US? Moreover, we live in sunny California.

7. variable aassist power steering: This is for my wife.

8. Bi-Xenon headlamps: Do not know why. Must have.

9. Roof transport system: I do not need it. But the car that we chose came with it. I love roof rail instead.

10. Heated front seats includes steering wheel: Sometime it gets very cold here in canyon.

11. Roll-up sun screen: This is for my little baby girl

12. Air suspension: Must have. I love to play with air suspension. My Audi Allroad had it, so my C-S also needs it.

13. Colored Prosche crest wheel center caps: They makes my wheels look even better.

14. Collapsible spare tire: In case of flat tire in the middle of nowhere without AAA around. BTW, should it be standard?

Now, our 2 weeks ownership. We have driven almost 2k miles now. I do not know why, we just can not give up driving it. Both my wife and I are feeling the speed limits are too slow. They should be increased another 20 MPH. The suspension setup is very good. Although it is an SUV, but I feel like a big big sports car. My C-S has much less body roll than my Audi Allraod. If I set the ride high to normal and shock to comfort, I do not feel any softness of suspension. Instead, I can feel a real comfort. I have not done any offraod before, but I am going to go to Porsche Cayenne Driving Experience this summer. PCM II is working very well and it runs very fast in cases of calculating routes and updating new routes. Bose autopilot volume auto adjustment is a little bit disappointing. It only works well for classical music. Remote key entry (not Porsche Entry and Drive) is working perfect on my C-S. I have no range issue as described in other thread. I can lock and and unlock my C-S in the garage from my formal living (about 10 yards) where a wall is in the middle.

Small issues: Some of you may notice my previous post about steering wheel vibration. I am in the process of having my dealership fixing it. I believe it can be fixed by a proper road force balance. But, my first tried was not success , and I am bringing it in again next week.

In the future, I still what to add some options to my Cayenne S. In-car video system is one. I will wait until my baby girl is old enough for it, so not for now. TPM, I always forget to check tire pressure before I go. A TPM should help me. Porsche Entry and Drive, is something that also interested me. I do not know if it can be retrofitted. Without it is OK, with it is a plus. Turbo front look. I feel I like turbo front look more. I post a thread for it. But now, I kind of like S' look more. Roof rails, they really look good on Cayenne. I will get them in the near future. Wood trim also makes Cayenne luxury and it may be next to do.

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Congratulations!

But please, please don't count on the park assist to consistently see something as small as a child. It's not a replacement for being aware of where your family is when you back up.

In cars I've had with park assist, I use it to gauge how close I am to something I already know is back there (like another car, or a wall or something), NOT to warn me about something I didn't know was there. I'm assuming you don't want to back up to within inches of your child, so don't think of park assist as having anything to do with your kid. It's for cars and walls and things that you can afford to make mistakes with.

Sorry to get on a soapbox, I got chills when I thought of Park assist *hopefully* warning you of your kid being behind you.

Enjoy the Cayenne!

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