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Cayenne for college car?

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  1. Husker

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    2014-15-ish? Good idea? Bad?
     
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  3. Andial

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    Go for it. A guy that has a GT2RS, GT3 and 2 GTRs uses a Cayenne as his daily for school. I see plenty of them on campus.
     
  4. Edward 96GTS

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    price out oil changes and brakes/rotors first.
     
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    leaking cayenne valve cover gasket repair will cost $750 per side
     
  6. zygomatic

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    I would vote simple, inexpensive, reliable and Japanese for a college car. The last thing a college student wants to do is fix issues with their car. And they typically aren't going to spend a lot of time and effort caring for the car (i.e. may be street parked, may be forgotten for long stretches in a garage, etc..)....
     
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  8. dave80gtsi

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    Fully agree with the above.

    Further, stop and ask yourself if your main intent in considering the Porsche is because your student really does want this particular model, or if instead YOU want this for them, so to serve as some perceived reflection upon you and your personal taste in cars.

    An honest reply to this question will give you your answer.
     
  9. Carnut

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    My vote Kia Soul, I owned one, and it worked for me.
     
  10. Husker

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    Unfortunately, my daughter has my car tastes. And who can blame her? In her lifetime, mom and dad have owned BMWs, Mercedes, Ferraris, Lexus. Oh and a Chevy Volt :D.

    She's got a 2009 LR3 and it's been a good truck, but I don't trust it too far out of the city limits. Hasn't given us any trouble though. 108K miles.
     
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    Bought my son a 2014 with a manual. 95K miles, only $24K. He learned to drive on it, will have the next 2 do the same. It has been trouble free. Stops well, handles well, not too fast.

    Hate to admit how much I like it.
     
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  13. Shark01

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    Another vote for a new manual transmission low option Kia Soul....fun little car to drive, dead nuts reliable, solid warranty...all for $15k or so
     
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  14. technom3

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    Lease a vw and be done with it.
     
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  15. vrsurgeon

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    The rub with the 2010+ is the transfer case. WHEN it goes it's $3000 if not covered by warranty. I looked at a 2012 when I was shopping in late 2018 and decided against it for that reason. My manual 2008 (Bought for $9k with 120k miles. 135 as of today) has had the cardone shaft replaced and I just converted the air suspension to coil over. NOT fun. If I had to pay to have it done it would have been $$$$. OP, let her take the LR3.
     
  16. sainthoo

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    Yep- I replaced it. Hopefully lasts another 100K miles. Had forgotten about that- replaced it when I got it
     
  17. vrsurgeon

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    Only advice with that is don’t count on 100k miles.. friends Cayenne has 120k miles on it and he’s had it replaced 4 times... if I do a later cayenne I’m doing a diesel or hybrid supposedly they use a different case that does 50/50 torque... I wish the best of luck though with the car! They’re fun! :)
     
  18. Texas Forever

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    Interesting because I have a 2016 diesel. Air shocks, pulls like a tank, 30 mpg at 90 mph.


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    Yeah they did a study on rennlist and only like 1(one) was reported. That's within random failure in my book. :) You're good.
    I originally bought mine with the intent to get a hybrid or diesel if I liked it.. but I kept the stick. :) It's nice that if I crash it in the snow it's no worries. Which BTW. I'm very interested in driving in snow! :)
     
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  20. Gh21631

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    I bought my son a 17 yo 16' Cayenne that is certified. So far so good. I actually dont mind driving it myself.
     
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  21. Tcar

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    Correct, a Cayenne is almost exactly 16 feet long.

    What year is it? :)
     
  22. Texas Forever

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    I love mine. I wouldn’t drive any thing else in the urban jungle. I’ve even taken it on Ferrari runs.


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    I dont know which college but unless it's a very well off college, id vote for something more mundane.
     
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    2003 Toyota Highlander with 180k miles. That’s my daily driver.


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