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Cars & Bids Bargain of the Week: Manual 2012 Porsche Cayenne

Until a hypothetical three-row SUV arrives, the Cayenne is Porsche’s biggest vehicle. But while it’s a sporty luxury SUV, the Cayenne is more capable off-road than many realize or give it credit for. And because secondhand examples are often surprisingly affordable, a used Cayenne can kick butt on dust or pavement on a somewhat reasonable budget. However, the 2012 Porsche Cayenne currently listed on Cars & Bids has another special feature: a manual transmission.

The second-gen ‘958’ Porsche Cayenne was the last to rock the manual and a VR6

2011 ‘958’ Porsche Cayenne | Porsche
2011-2014 Porsche Cayenne
Engine 3.6-liter VR6
Horsepower 300 hp
Torque 295 lb-ft
Transmission Six-speed manual
Eight-speed automatic
Curb weight 4398 lbs
0-60 mph time 7.1 seconds

Yes, it’s true, the Porsche Cayenne was one of the few SUVs with a manual transmission. A standard manual to boot, at least with the base V6. Or rather, VR6.


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