Great to see a Cayenne on the fleet in 911&PW. These big buses are such bargains now, and a wonderful way to get around. Even better to see that it's being run by Mr Bangernomics himself, James Ruppert. I've enjoyed James's work over the years and greatly enjoyed his books, in particular: The German Car Industry: My part in its victory.
I've always been a great advocate of his 'Theory of Bangernomics' largely because in order to keep something exotic and classic in the garage, my daily runabout has to be something cheap and cheerful. I'm not sure that quite applies to the V8 Cayenne, but like James, I couldn't resist at just £5k for mine. I will be interested to see how he gets on in future reports.
Finally, while my Cayenne doesn't have the seemingly optional SUV/4X4 doggy whiff (see Cayenne running report in 911&PW issue 296), I did once have a Discovery that suffered from a canine pong. It was sorted with a Dakota Car Odour Bomb, widely available online and from Amazon. John Richards, via email
Steve Bennett replies: Yes, John, we’re delighted to have both a Cayenne and ‘Bangernomics’ man, James Ruppert, on the fleet. We hope that both your Bangernomics Cayennes are a good buy, although the ‘Projects’ pages do rely on some mechanical intrigue for interest, just not too much! Whatever, it’s certainly going to be an interesting ride.