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2013 Porsche Cayenne GTS
by Dave Stall

2013-Porsche-Cayenne-GTSI was not a fan of the Cayenne when it first came out, I felt Porsche was all about driving, and fun not grocery getting. I stand corrected. The Porsche Cayenne is a perfect compliment to a great car manufacturer. Anyone love the 911? The cayenne is a 911 with storage. Don’t take a peak over the shoulder and it doesn’t seem like a SUV.

My tester came from San Diego Porsche on Miramar Road. When I picked it up the first thing I noticed was the stance of the vehicle, low and a little mean looking with red calipers, red seat belts, red stitching, silver paint – bad to the bone!

2013-Porsche-Cayenne-GTS-interiorStart it with the traditional key located on the left side of the steering column (Email me why Porsche puts the key on the left side of the steering wheel and I will kick you a set of movie tickets!). The leather is rich and smells like high-end leather. The engine under the hood is the 4.8-liter V8 pushing out 420 horsepower and 369 foot pounds of torque 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Keeping one’s foot out of it may achieve 15 MPG city and 21 freeway.

This is a race car with great storage. It features navigation, blue tooth, Bose Sound System, power tailgate, tie downs, and the ability to go off road if needed.

Safety in this Porsche is covered with 2-stage driver and passenger airbags, front/ rear side airbags, driver knee airbag, curtain airbags from A to the C pillar, integrated side impact protection in doors plus a tire monitoring system.

The GTS base is $82,050 and mine came out at $105,000 plus tax and license. I would buy this car; it’s the most fun I have had in an SUV ever.


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