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I'm looking at a used Cayenne S with 67k miles to replace my daily driver. If I'm not mistaken the Cayenne is due for "major maintenance" at 75k miles. Anyone know how much that service is if it is indeed at 75k miles?

Thanks in advance,

Jason

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I'm looking at a used Cayenne S with 67k miles to replace my daily driver. If I'm not mistaken the Cayenne is due for "major maintenance" at 75k miles. Anyone know how much that service is if it is indeed at 75k miles?

Thanks in advance,

Jason

About 1300 bux. Wipers, cabin filter, oil change, plugs, engine air filters and go over the car I think. Look at the documents section for the full details.

IMHO, go for an inspection which should be 1 hour labor for $129 or so. Porsche should know the cars, so there inspection should be pretty good.

Then take to a good mechanic and have them do the major maintenance. Some of the things are so easy it is ridiculous how much they charge. I think to change the cabin filter is 300 - 400 dollars, cost me 25$ for the bosch filter and took me all of 10 minutes. Same thing for the wipers, they will charger 150 - 200 dollars, you can get the bosch ones which are EXACTLY the same for the Touareg for $40 or so and change them yourself.

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Agreed,

Pay for an inspection from Porsche then...

Do all the easy stuff yourself and have an Indie do the things you can't. Like Toureg said...The air and cabin filters and wipers and such are SUPER easy. No reason to have a dealer gouge you for those things. (unless you're into pain :o .)

Go online and you can order all the stuff you need for cheap... All OEM as well..

Good luck

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About 1300 bux. Wipers, cabin filter, oil change, plugs, engine air filters and go over the car I think. Look at the documents section for the full details.

IMHO, go for an inspection which should be 1 hour labor for $129 or so. Porsche should know the cars, so there inspection should be pretty good.

Then take to a good mechanic and have them do the major maintenance. Some of the things are so easy it is ridiculous how much they charge. I think to change the cabin filter is 300 - 400 dollars, cost me 25$ for the bosch filter and took me all of 10 minutes. Same thing for the wipers, they will charger 150 - 200 dollars, you can get the bosch ones which are EXACTLY the same for the Touareg for $40 or so and change them yourself.

Great, thanks for the advice. I'm going to try to use it as some negotiating leverage since in less than 7k miles I'd *have to* (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) spend $1,200 on the car. So, it's good to know that I could get away with doing the maintenance on the cheap. We'll see if this tactic gets me anywhere. :-)

BTW - I've read through the posts here and found the most common issues that seem to arise in Cayennes, e.g.,

* Cracked ignition coils (seems to affect 2004 models more than 2005s)

* Plastic coolant pipes cracking (replace with aluminum ones)

* Drive train issues (not 100% sure what the deal is here)

Besides these seemingly common issues, what else should I look for on a 2005 Cayenne with 68k miles? Is 68k miles really all that much? I'll of course have Porsche perform a PPI on it. I should also note that it was CPOed 2 years and 30k miles ago by Porsche.

Thanks again,

Jason

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$1100 here at stevens creek porsche, $700~$900 at some indies.

most items are easy to DIY, even the spark plugs job is doable.

Thanks for the reply. I assume you work for a Porsche dealer based on your response. If so, or even if not, I was wondering if you could give me any advice on what I should be looking for in a Cayenne that has 68k miles on it. I've read through the forum and found the common issues like cracked ignition coils, plastic coolant pipes cracking, and drive train issues (?). Is 68k miles even "a lot" of miles for a 2005 Cayenne?

Obviously it depends on how the car was treated, what type of miles it has on it, etc. But, 68k miles just doesn't seem like a lot to me regardless. I should mention the car was CPOed by Porsche 2 years and 30k miles ago.

Thanks again,

Jason

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$1100 here at stevens creek porsche, $700~$900 at some indies.

most items are easy to DIY, even the spark plugs job is doable.

Thanks for the reply. I assume you work for a Porsche dealer based on your response. If so, or even if not, I was wondering if you could give me any advice on what I should be looking for in a Cayenne that has 68k miles on it. I've read through the forum and found the common issues like cracked ignition coils, plastic coolant pipes cracking, and drive train issues (?). Is 68k miles even "a lot" of miles for a 2005 Cayenne?

Obviously it depends on how the car was treated, what type of miles it has on it, etc. But, 68k miles just doesn't seem like a lot to me regardless. I should mention the car was CPOed by Porsche 2 years and 30k miles ago.

Thanks again,

Jason

no, i don't work for a dealer. that was what i got last time when i visited the local porsche dealer. obviously they increased the price. i was quoted for $900 for the same service in 2009. the general maintenance work is pricey if you get it done at a dealer

the only issues i had so far was a loose worn head light connector. a dealer usually charges you a few hundred bucks to get a new head light unit in this case.

now i am having a brake booster related issue which could be caused by a dying battery. we'll see.

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