2013 Porsche Cayenne S V8 400 hp

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Time for a fresh face. Enjoying the latest addition to the Garage. 2013 Cayenne S

February 2017.  Have owned and loved my 2004 Cayenne S for over 10 years.  It has been an awesome and reliable car.  Sold to a good friend of mine and fellow Porsche Enthusiast. Glad to see it in good hands and some one who will really enjoy it. I am a car guy to my core and Porsche is where my passion lives.

After 10 years and almost 100,000 miles on the odometer it is time to move on to something fresh and new... or ... gently used.  For a family car the Cayenne just does it for me.  The Panamera is a great car too and handles amazing for it's size, but just too big and long for my garage space! 

I also love being able to throw things in to the back with out the worry of having to lift it over a rear bumper such as on the Panamera. The Cayenne is a great combination of a sporty driving vehicle that can still be used to carry lots of people and cargo.

I do not  buy new cars because I do not want such a huge depreciation hit as when you buy a car new.   I have found that the sweet spot to purchase a Porsche at 50-60% of it's original cost is at about 4-5 years out.  2013 Cayenne S worked out perfect for me.

Some first impressions:  The new cayenne's 4.8 V8 DFI 400hp engine is awesome.  Really a nice bump in power compared to my 4.5 V8 350hp.  In fact it feels stronger than a 50hp increase, but then that could be the fact that it also weighs 400lbs less.  Those two advantages and updates make a really strong package.  I also am enjoying the 8 speed transmission versus the old 6 speed.  It just seems to be in the power band more often and yet can also get 24 miles per gallon on the highway!!  If there is one thing I am surprised by is that my old faithful 2004 Cayenne S actually feels smoother in the relationship between engine vibration and transmission.  The 2013 seems to have a little bit more tranny noise during light to partial throttle application.  I am going to have to drive another version and take it to the dealer just to make sure that sublte noise and vibration is normal.   Other than that I am thrilled with the 2013 Cayenne.  It took me about a week to feel comfortable with the new interior and getting to know all the gadgets a bit better.  I absolutely love the looks of this Cayenne with the 21 inch Sport Editon body color wheels!! Handles like a dream/Porsche for an suv. 

I will write more about what I love about the 2013 Cayenne after a few weeks.  For now enjoy the pics!!



Here are the details:

 Meteor Grey Metallic exterior and Black interior, S trim.Premium Sound System, iPod/MP3 Input, Power Liftgate, Aluminum Wheels, All Wheel Drive, Non-Smoker vehicle. KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: All Wheel Drive, Power Liftgate, Premium Sound System, iPod/MP3 Input, Aluminum Wheels MP3 Player, Remote Trunk Release, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls. Porsche S with Meteor Grey Metallic exterior and Black interior features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 400 HP at 6500 RPM* (2) front/(2) rear cupholders

18' collapsible spare tire
26 gallon fuel tank
3-point seat belts -inc: outboard seating pre-tensioners; front seat force-limiters
4.8L DOHC DI aluminum 32-valve V8 engine -inc: dry sump lubrication w/dual oil pickup
All wheel drive
Analog dial gauges -inc: tachometer; speedometer; oil temp; coolant temp; fuel level; compass display
Anti-theft system -inc: passenger compartment monitor
Auto on/off headlights
Automatic engine start/stop function
Black high-gloss interior pkg
Brake calipers painted in silver
Bumper safety system -inc: (2) cross-members; (2) crush zones
Double wishbone front suspension
Dual front airbags w/passenger sensor
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Electric parking brake
Electronic engine throttle w/sport button
Exhaust system w/(2) single-tube tailpipes in matte silver
Front apron w/integrated air intakes
Front fog lights
Front side-impact airbags
Front/rear brake pad-wear sensors
Front/rear side curtain airbags
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Halogen headlights -inc: manual levelling
Headlight assistant
HomeLink garage door opener
ISOFIX child seat anchor prep -inc: all passenger seating
LED daytime running lights
LED turn signals
Multi-link rear suspension
On-board computer -inc: digital continuous indication of total mileage; trip mileage; time; outside temp; speed; warnings
Preparation for mobile phone
Pwr tailgate -inc: auto open/close; programmable customized opening height
Pwr windows -inc: remote for rear window
Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washers
Rear intermittent windshield wipers
Rear side-impact airbags
Rear window defogger
Refrigerated glove compartment
Side air intakes painted in black
Sport chrono pkg -inc: analog & digital stop watch on instrument panel
Stainless steel door entry guards
Tire pressure monitoring system
Tire sealing compound w/electric air compressor
Trailer hitch prep
Vario-cam plus variable valve timing system

Picking it up at the Dealership

So nice seeing them side by side

Great day.. feeling very blessed and fortunate

I guess I can be boring with my favorite colors... Greys all days for me ;^)

Love those wheels. 21 inches!


Looking forward to many happy miles ahead!