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Autotrader Find: Porsche Cayenne GTS Manual

The land of the stick shift SUV is an increasingly sparse one, with very few SUV models currently offering three pedals — and none offering it for performance, but rather for lower advertised prices. The last high-performance SUV with three pedals was the Porsche Cayenne, but even the Cayenne didn’t make it a sporty model. Most stick-shift Cayenne models, including all second-generation versions, had a V6.

Except, for a brief time in the late 2000s, Porsche offered the Cayenne GTS with a manual transmission. That meant you could get a Porsche SUV with all-wheel drive and room for the whole family, combined with sporty GTS suspension and the GTS’s 405-horsepower V8, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission. Naturally, these stick-shift Cayenne GTS models are hugely rare, but here’s one for sale on Autotrader.

Offered by Midwest Auto Exchange in the Chicago suburb of Burr Ridge, Illinois, this Cayenne GTS has traveled just over 100,000 miles since new. It’s priced at $29,800, which may seem like a lot, but these Cayenne models seem to hold their value better than you might expect — manual or not. This one is triple black, featuring a black interior, a black exterior and black wheels, and the Carfax report notes it’s always been in the Chicago area.

It’s an unusual car, to be clear, but a special one — and if you’re interested in a high-performance luxury SUV with a manual transmission, it’s your only option. Find a Porsche Cayenne for sale

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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  1. I have an ‘05 first gen 6 cyl Cayenne 6 spd. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s rarer than the V8 6spd. I’ve seen exactly two other gen 1 6spds 6cyl for sale.

    I picked up mine in Key West while on a business trip and drove back to Seattle after a 5 min test drive….
  2. Definitely deserving of a spot on a top-10 list of Ridiculously Ravishing Rare Rides, for which we’ll all yearn once autonomous atrocities take over. This plus SRT-10 Rams, Elises, proper Buicks, and the 04-05 Mazdaspeed MX-5. 

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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