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    They come in Manual! Too far away for an impulse buy unfortunately.
    Ya'll don't know what it's like. Being male, middle class and white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatz View Post
    That's the first manual I've seen without a tow pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    That's the first manual I've seen without a tow pack.
    First manual Cayenne i 've seen , at a guess there would not be many around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumodog View Post
    First manual Cayenne i 've seen , at a guess there would not be many around.
    Dad sold a couple fairly early in the piece, iirc he said they were all pretty low spec though. On the other hand he also sold a couple of fully optioned turbos where the buyers wanted a manual, to the point where Porsche Australia asked if it was possible. I did hear a claim that the manual versions were restricted by supply of transmissions, but demand wasn't as much as supply anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lowrrryyy View Post
    You can take mine for a drive if you want.
    Missed this, thanks mate, I'll let you know. I suppose the good thing is that these are heavy enough for a turbo Ls if the original drivetrain takes a million dollar dump
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    You'd buy a rolled one from the auctions for $4 and do the swap'n'go quicker than sanjeet at your local servo before you bothered putting an LS in.
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    the engine is the strongest/best/most reliable part of a Cayenne, as sketchy said you'd buy a wreck and do an engine swap before messing around with an LS

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    Manual one with a turbo lotto would be fun
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    So any particular years to avoid on these things (Turbo)? Looking at one for a new tow car. There seems to be a fair few 05/06 models around $30k on Carsales.

    It sounds like the brakes can be sorted easily, any other particular problems/fixes to keep my eye out for?
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    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    non-turbo would be a better tow car, unless you have shares in BP/Mobil

    coolant pipes in the v
    front diff
    water from the roof drains
    driveshaft vibrations

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    Would only be towing about 6-8 times a year, so not too worried about fuel.

    What do the front diffs do?
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    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    die, cost $4000 and aren't rebuildable - my mechanic only did 2 our of all the cayennes he worked on though
    but there's plenty at the wreckers

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    has anyone checked this out yet?

    https://www.carsales.com.au/private/...-4557468/?Cr=3

    seems like a genuine GTS based on the air con ducting to the front doors (nothing else has this) good price, assuming it doesn't need $7k of work like the last similarly priced car i looked at did



    Just ignore the carbon ceramic brakes that may bankrupt you to replace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    good price, assuming it doesn't need $7k of work like the last similarly priced car i looked at did
    Looks pretty clean... as someone who's interested in a gamble at this price point, what was needed on the other one?

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    torque converter was leaking, and a few suspension bits and brakes

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    can you fit the non carbon ceramics then onsell the carbon ceramics for profit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stix Zadinia View Post
    die, cost $4000 and aren't rebuildable - my mechanic only did 2 our of all the cayennes he worked on though
    but there's plenty at the wreckers
    Any early warning signs of death?

    Also - any particular years to avoid?
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    You're not exactly Mensa material yourself there champ.

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    The ones to avoids are the black ones with 22s

    It's a sign a greezer has owned it which means it's fucked
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    lol, looking at buying 22's for mine
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    Goodbye lower control arm bushes. Bigger wheels accelerate their wear

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    The fuel economy on that GTS is superb. Half what my car uses on e85.
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    Half of 50 is not good
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    25l/100klm would be great.
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    i don't think that's a real-world reading - i get 23 on a good day... ( with the N/A V8 mainly without using the throttle at every opportunity) but it's been down to 19
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    My diesel gets high 10-11L/100kms around town and 7-8L/100kms country driving.

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    Fark. What sort of economy does the turbo V8 return?

    Im considering a Cayenne of some sort as a second car for weekend duties so subscribing to see where this thread ends up.

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    Average 17.2L/100km
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Duckworth View Post
    "I think that in a racing engine, the closer it is to disintegrating, in general the better its performance will be "

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    Is it possible these are one of the worst cars on fuel ever made?

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