All Looks, No Go: 2004 Porsche Cayenne

Back in 2004 the suburban warriors and middle aged house wives (and house husbands) who jumped on the opportunity to buy the base model of Porsche’s first SUV were probably not familiar with the term VR6. But if you tell a proper car guy, he’s gonna say, Jetta or Golf? Because the VR6 is synonymous with Volkswagen and those Porsche jacket wearing folks didn’t know they’d just purchased something that shared an engine with a Golf. But the jokes on Porsche because the little VR6 is cheaper and easier to maintain over some complicated twin-turbo Porsche and I’d rather fix this thing on the side of the trail than something with a boosted V8. Find this 2004 Porsche Cayenne offered for $18000 in Colorado Springs, CO via eBay.

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This is a Low mile 2004 Cayenne V6 with the 3.2L VR6 engine.runs fantastically Well! We have built 5 of these Cayenne Offroad Cars, this is the second Transsyberia Replica, it has a 2.5″ lift on it, and powdercoated wheels, cayenne is silver , the orange is a wrap , so could be removed.if so desired. car has a few dings and dents from age, but isin excellent mechanical condition and needs nothing!
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rear mounted full size spare, Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
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Private Seller
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Bluetooth, offroad rally rights, oversized offroad tires, full leather interior, full size spare, 4-Wheel Drive, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
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Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats

THIS… is a 2005 Porsche Cayenne, finished in Crystal Silver Metallic with a black leather interior.

Factory equipment includes 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, Porsche Traction Management (PTM), and more as detailed below.

A partial list of modifications reported by the seller include powder-coated wheels, 255/70 Kenda Klever E-rated tires, a 2.5-inch suspension lift, a roof cross bar with 5 LED off-road lights, a custom external spare tire carrier, “Transsyberia” decals, with matching orange wrap on mirror caps, grille inserts, and rear spoiler, and Eurowise skid plates.

Porsche introduced the first-generation Cayenne (called “955” internally) for the 2003 model year, and though it was initially controversial, the model quickly became the firm’s best seller. This Cayenne is a tribute build to the models that competed in the Transsyberia Rally — a challenging off-road event that ran over 4,500 miles from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar.

Power comes from a 3.2-liter DOHC V6, rated at 247 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to all four wheels through a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission.

See a better way to drive something that is all hat, no horse?