2005 Porsche 911 Carrera
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- Good fuel economy for its class. Very fast at any gears. Quiet and smooth for 325 hp sports car.
- Buttons for radio and Navigation.
I drove G35 prior to Carrera. G35 was fast and very reliable but once I drove 997, I had to trade the G35. In contrast to G35, 997 carrera seems more quiet, less road noises. Porsche seems much more smoother than G35. With 325 HP, I thought the car would be really noisy but I was wrong.
Tomorrow, I am trading in my Carrera to Carrera S cab. I'll let you guys know. I live in Southern Cal so I must have the sun and attention when I drive my Carrera S CAB....read morehide
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- Styling, heritage
- not quite finished at the factory - new Boxster is better for thosands less
We have owned 5 Porsche 911s in the last 13 years. This is the best one yet. However, the usual Porsche irritations remain such as rattles, rattles, and more rattles. There is also wind noise hissing through the drivers side window at speeds over 40 mph. We also have the latest Boxster S. They did a better redesgin with that car than the 911. The Boxster has less power but other than that it is a much better designed car and a lot less money. It handles like it's on rails! Personally, I don't think the 911 is worth the extra money....read morehide
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- Torque, body styling, Bose audio, seat design, light weight
- none so far...
After a series of problems with my new '03 SL500, I decided to roll the dice and replace it with an '05 911 Carrera. Wow, what a difference! I love the way it handles through the southern California canyons on the weekends compared to the much heavier SL roadster. The six speed shifter is well designed and easy to use (although I have to wait another thousand miles or so on the odometer to really push it to the redline). I'm also impressed with the fit and finish of the car -- so far not one mechanical defect. I've owned several MBs and BMWs (my daily driver is an X5 SUV), and so far I don't feel the Porsche will be as problematic as past experiences....read morehide
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