Making the Most from Your Porsche Cayenne Brake Job

The Porsche Cayenne has earned its reputation as reliable car, all while also managing to be sporty, powerful, practical, and fuel efficient, including its SUV version. Sure, it has an expensive price tag upfront, but that is offset by incredibly low maintenance costs overall. Naturally, there are some exceptions to that rule. Since like all Porsches, the Cayenne features disc brakes, brake jobs are going to be somewhat more expensive and require regular maintenance. But its all wheel drive feature means it’s pretty handy in snowy conditions and when you go offroad with the SUV model. These are important features when you consider buying a car.

The Thousand Dollar Price Tag of Carbon Ceramic Brakes

But you do want to watch out for models that have carbon ceramic brakes, which a review in USA Today described as “a special high-performance option that replaces the common steel rotors and metallic pads with special cast rotors that use a proprietary composite, a mixture of resins, fibers and powdered metal.” These will make your Porsche Cayenne brake job considerably more expensive, to the tune of perhaps thousands of dollars.

Bottom line, if you can skip the expensive carbon ceramic brake option, you’ll be better off. Unless you’re planning on taking this baby to the professional races, you just don’t need them, and you certainly don’t need that kind of expense when you schedule your next brake job.

Fix My Porsche! Are Used Porsches Worth the Investment?

A new Porsche 911 will easily set you back $90,000. Used ones can be had for $75,000. Older 997 models can be found for $30,000. The 996, which ran from 1997 to 2004, earned a bad reputation for an engine defect. It’s really not a big deal, and all you’ve got to do is call a shop and have them fix your Porsche as it’s pretty inexpensive and simple to fix. The water cooled engines of some 911s also earned a bad reputation, so you can get one for cheap, generally around $12,000. That’s a price similar to a Corvette, but at a vintage Porsche it’s definitely a steal.