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Am I crazy?

OK, maybe too broad a question as most of you don't know me in person and this one idea might not actually make me certifiable.

Last year I bought a 2020 Cayenne. Went thru mental gymnastics before I picked it. And heck, it does everything they say it will. Drives like a sports car and looks great. But..... some things in Eden are not making me happy. And I've discovred I do not drive like I'm in a Porsche. Heck a Cadillac XT6 would be fine the way I drive. Guess I am old.

Specifically 2 issues.

1) The transmission. Starting off can be a herky-jerky affair. My wife has a bad back and I have to really work to start off smoothly. It is getting old.

2) Voice electronics - I had a 2017 BMW with this feature and it worked a lot better. Sometimes I request a destination and it comes back with weird answers. Others, like say Home Depot, it lists them. Except I might be 2 blocks away from one but it doesn't show in the list. Porsche is behind some other cars in this area.

I don't know. Paid $82k for it. Per KBB trade in value is $73k. Not too bad a hit if I deal it now.

Any of you ever do this? Am I cray cray?

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I mean the real answer is you’re not at all crazy for parting ways with a vehicle that just does not meet your needs. It’s not crazy either to realize you made a mistake and take steps to correct it, even if it costs you.

That said, i don’t get one of your reasons. Is voice control that overwhelmingly important to you? I’m not saying you’re wrong or crazy, just that i don’t get it. If it’s a showstopper to you, then so be it.

The second reason i REALLY don’t get - who cares if you don’t drive your Cayenne ‘like a Porsche’? No one drives Cayennes aggressively lol

The third reason i get. If your wife is in pain every time she’s in the car then yeah, that’s not gonna fly
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You might be able to get a tune for the transmission. Our sportwagen with the dsg did the same thing until we had a tune done. Night and day!
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I'm going to say yes to your question, I didn't read your post so I'm just spitballing.
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Arent there driving mode settings you can fiddle with? Like Comfort / Sport / Sport + in the BMW? Might help with the jerky throttle thing.

Our FJ Cruiser has zero throttle fidelity off the line. It's like a switch that goes from 0% throttle to 10% throttle with nothing in-between. it's super annoying when trying to parallel park, so, I totally get your gripe with the Porsche.
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Your wife's bad back is a real issue and probably won't get any better. Get yourself a nice comfy caddy or whatever. You leave those porches to us.
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Don't know why anyone wants a "sport" suv to start with. Get a sports car and get an SUV or just get an SUV and deal with having an SUV if that's what you need. Personally I would not want my SUV to drive like a sports car.

As for voice control I've never used it in any car so....

Get a Cadillac XTS and call it a day. One of my favorite cars that we've owned. Would have probably like it even more if we were that old.
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Base 2020 Cayenne is more like $60k tarde in. You can get certified in mid 60s
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