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I was thinking of getting shot of my CTR, I've had it from new and its now 4.5 years old. I had a look at a Porsche Cayenne 3.2 V6 on a 2005 plate yesterday. This was up for £14k which was over priced but it gave me an idea on the car (53k, miles). The Cayenne is a big car, but its fully loaded and had every luxury available.

The only thing that worries me is the running costs, Honda's aren't too bad, but with Porsche will hurt! The common issues with them are the gear coupling (£2k to replace), and the coils which can go after 5,000 miles.

What would you do?
 

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I would be worried about running costs!! Apparently even average boxters are £3k to service! and tyres are very expensive too!

I would say the cayenne would be at least twice as much to run if not more than the Type R. These big expensive cars (M5's, RS4's, Jag S Type R etc) are very cheap for a reason, no one can run them lol!
 

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A colleague of mine just traded his in for a V70; he couldn't afford to run it. Fuel, servicing, consumables, insurance and tax are all well above the CTR.
Not trying to put you off buying as they are nice cars - just make sure you've done the sums over the long term before parting with any cash!
 

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Thats what I'm worried about, I don't have deep pockets.

My mate owned a 8 year old Porsche Carrera and had it serviced, it needed new clutch, expansion bottle and belts. They had to drop the engine to carry out this work and it cost him £3,800!
 

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Thats what I'm worried about, I don't have deep pockets.

My mate owned a 8 year old Porsche Carrera and had it serviced, it needed new clutch, expansion bottle and belts. They had to drop the engine to carry out this work and it cost him £3,800!
I think you have your answer :D
 

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Thats what I'm worried about, I don't have deep pockets.

My mate owned a 8 year old Porsche Carrera and had it serviced, it needed new clutch, expansion bottle and belts. They had to drop the engine to carry out this work and it cost him £3,800!
£3,800:facepalm: wow thats alot. You maybe able to get parts and service at specialist that are outside the porsche network to help keep costs down
 

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If you're going to buy a Porsche, why on earth make it the Cayenne? It's like buying a Fiat and going for the Multipla.
 

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If you're going to buy a Porsche, why on earth make it the Cayenne? It's like buying a Fiat and going for the Multipla.
I wouldnt diss that if I was you, Pottsy likes them LOL your ban I fear is coming soon :D
 

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If you can definitely afford to run it why not!
 

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Whilst premium cars may become more affordable with age their premium running costs remain.

£3k are the exception rather than the rule, but I'd still allow for £1-2k annual running costs.

However cheap the car may be now, large engined petrol 4x4 cars will continue to depreciate to scrap value very quickly.
 

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need to think about the insurance costs too.....
 
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