I caught a street sighting of a Cayenne today. First one I've seen off the lot. It was a medium blue with silver trim around the windows (??). I looked at an "S" at the dealer right after they came out. I want one.
I won't give up the Cruiser though, so maybe we'll talk the wife into slummin' in a new Cayenne. :G
After my experience with a first year Porsche - a '99 996 C2, I wouldn't touch the Cayenne - PERIOD! Read boyhood dreams of Porsche ownership dashed by a POS 996! OK, I'll calm down now. The Cayenne is a sweet car. Several boarders from the 996 board I still read have purchased them, one after swearing up and down that it would be the end of Porsche and he'd NEVER purchase one(they all said the same thing when Porsche introduced the water cooled 996). Guy is eating crow on that board now. General feedback from them is that it's a very, very nice and capable car on and off road. Probably not the offroad that some on this board and Pirate envision. Wait for the VW Touerag to come out. Most think it's better looking and a lot less expensive. It was jointly developed with Porsche. A recent Car & Driver review of 7 midsize, midpriced SUV's picked the VW. Our sister SUV, the 4Runner was not included in the test, however, the Lexus GX470 was and it came in second to the VW if my memory is any good. Either the GX or the Acura MDX. Whatever, I'm rambling now.  oes this count as a double post Woody? I'll get off my Porsche soapbox now.
I believe the photo to be genuine. No skid marks = ABS. He didn't need to turn as I believe he was headed in the same direction he ended up and was run off the road by someone changing lanes or turning in front of him. If you look carefully, you will see *all* the shadows look perfect. Especially the shadow behind the left rear wheel. Compare the shadows to the light poles and the other vehicles. Perfect.
If you look closely at the left concrete "ramp" right in front of the driver's legs, you'll see a dark tyre mark. I believe his left front tyre hit there and rolled over the far side, then the undercarriage got centered in the groove, as it were. The friction of metal on concrete brought the truck to a stop pretty quick.