2005 Porsche 911 Carrera
There are 14 user reviews for the S trim shown below
- No Bluetooth
While other car manufacturers have catchy slogans.. "Drivers wanted", "Zoom-Zoom", the folks who have driven the new Carrera 997 S know what they were trying to say... except it was about This Car. With legendary roots, the 997 S is yet anothter pristine example of Porsche engineering. Very tight handling, extremely good looking, makes you look like you lost 15 pounds and are 10 years younger...
Yes, it cost about a "hundy" for the Cabriolet after all the "must have" options...but it feels so good.
While Daimler Chrysler is trying to put the Hemi into every car in thier lineup, they just don't match up.. half the price ... maybe. .. And close in the 0-60... but the 60-160... ? forget about it.
Love this car....read morehide
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- great look, excellent performance, cheaper than other performance cars
love this car dont know why i didnt get one earlier, great performance cant wait to hit the autobahn
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- Good if you do not push
- Ride is for a fast car , brakes are superb
Nice looking car , fast , ralaible, sporty, Stable, what alse do you want?
Superb,355 hp, Brembo braks, new chassy, nex gear box.
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- fuel economy is good when you are out on the highway, not in the city
- no cons, except for the price, but hey... it's a Porsche
I own a 996 cab, and I'm looking to upgrade to an S so I have been test driving the 997S... the sound is back to classic Porsche. My 996 is a sweet ride, but much smoother and less like a race car than the 997. The 05's have a much better tranny and the S pulls harder in the higher gears... must be that extra 30 or so hp. Overall, the 997 is a spectacular car! You pay a lot for it, but you can't help but feel a certain "coolness" that you don't feel with any other car when you pull out of your garage!...read morehide
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- Excellent accleration, easy everyday driving, stable even at 120mph
- No XM radio
My first Porsche, a 911 Carrera S. Not too many miles on it, but it is exciting!! Buy this instead of a Corvette, as its fit and finish and rideability are much superior.
If you are concerned about how it does mano-a-mano with the Z06, then wait for the 911 Carrera Turbo and TurboS, later this year....read morehide
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- Beautiful looks, brawny engine, great handling
- expensive to buy & maintain
I own a 2004 911 C4S. This is the 5th new Porsche 911 I've owned so far. As long as they continue making great product, I will be a Porsche driver until I'm too old to drive. At that point, I'll just keep buying new ones just to look at them in my garage. =) I love Porsche.
My favorite option on my current ride is definitely the sport exhaust. She roars like a beast. It really sounds incredible. The car is a fantastic reliable everyday driver. You only need to change the oil once every 9k miles. It's nice not wasting a lot of time for regular maintenance. This is my first red Porsche. What a huge difference the guards red color makes. It just radiates fun. The car turns heads often.
Storage is a pain. Even grocery shopping can be a hassle if you have to get several bags. Overall, I'm really happy with her. Last week a brand new yellow Lotus Elise pulls up to race, he kept up well until we hit 130mph, at that point he fell back, and I just laughed. The 911 C4S has great high end power....read morehide
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- THE BEST LOOKING / REFINED CARRERA EVER BUILD
- RIDE IS WHAT YOU SHOUD EXPECT FROM A 911
PORSCHE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO ACHIEVE HIGHER GROUNDS EVERY TIME IT BUILDS A CAR. WHEN YOU BUY A PORSCHE YOU BUY A PIECE OF ART.
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- Powerfull Boxer six, traditional 911 all through, Great handling and breaking, luxurious interior
- I have seen better back seats in a mustang, The face is ugly
Bigger, more powerfull and luxurious than the already nice 911.I have nothing to say about the design except the ugly fron lights and grill.
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- awesome Porsche exhaust note, near-Turbo performance for less
- uncomfortable seating, less front-cargo space than last model, fuel economy
The moment my friend told me his mom was getting a new car, i thought nothing of it. Until he told me she was getting this car. I could never think of a more odd person to own this kind of car. It is a Porsche, no doubt. A full, ballsy Porsche. The redesigned (body type 997) 911 had a few major changes. The return of the Carrera S model that had been lost in the 993 series, return of round headlights and no more odd-oval-shaped as in the 996 (which really doesn't look bad, its just that it lost the classic 911 look), a "new-and-improved", steering-wheel controled Tiptronic transmisson that gives all owners with automatic transmission a chance to have some control over gearshifts if they want too, and finally quad-exhaust tips for the Carrera S model. Space is actually more cramped in the 997 than it was in the 996 because of a lower roof line. And for those of you who are above six feet, sitting in the back is going to be a problem. Because of that lower roofline, you're head is going to to be touching the roof and since the car is so low, any bump at certain speeds could cause injury (this is really not a joke). Front seat wise, it is as you would expect. It's a coupe, not a Rolls-Royce Phantom or a Maybach 67! Another problem i have with the car is that the small "trunk" in the front of the car is SMALLER than the 996's was. It was already small enough, but now occupied by more car electronics, it makes getting your, the wife's, and the kids luggage in the car a little more interesting. Performace wise, you're getting near 911-Turbo power for less. Powered by a 355 hp, 295 lb ft of torque, 3.8 liter flat six can get this thing from 0-60 in a little under 5 seconds. Linked to either a 6-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic (with Tiptronic) transmission, it can get going pretty fast. Another thing i dont like is the PASM (Porsche Active Suspension Managment). It can give the car a daily driver feel when pressing the "normal" position button or it can have a sportier feel when you press the "sport" position button. The reason i don't like this is because Porsche's are ment to be sporty, not normal. They're supposed to be built that you can feel the road and what's coming up, not being soft and gentle on your posterior. It just doesn't have a sort of sporty spunk it used to. I mean, sport mode is great. It's just the fact that you have a choice now that bothers me. One interesting feature is the lap-timer on the dash board. It times your laps or just how fast you can go in what period of time. Its analog and digital for purists and techo-geeks alike. Fuel economy is good for a sports coupe like this. With a combined EPA at about 22 miles-per-gallon, its allright. But the more powerful 911 Turbo (996) gets almost the same. AND the 996 Carrera get a better EPA as well. So fuel economy has gone down, but performance has gone up! What i do like is the new quad-tipped exhaust system, better rear spoiler, the overall perfromance of the car, and the fact that the rear tire is UNDER the car itself not under the "trunk". So in conclusion, its not my favorite of all Porsches, but what the hell, ITS A PORSCHE! Still, if i had the choice between this new 2005 911 Carrera S and a 1987 930 Turbo Slantnose, i'd still take the 930....read morehide
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- The best combination of race car, daily driver, excellent engineering, and fine art design
- You will cringe when damaged or dinged.
I have driven an E55 Mercedes, M5 BMW, ZO6 Corvette, CTS-V Cadillac, and Jag R over the last few years. Not one of them provides even half the excitement and immediate gratification provided by my Carerra 4S. It does so many things exceptionally well - easy race car handling even at high speeds, super smooth and fast shifting, fantastic traction in any kind of new england weather, great power, and unbelievable classic looks. It turns heads everywhere you go and provides an electrifying experience every time you turn on that ignition and touch the feel of shift lever and smooth clutch. Entering the apex of a turn provides an uncontrolable smile from ear to ear. It provides a very unique torque curve with high torque throughout most of the entire power band. What you give up in minor conveniences (left out of many new ones ordered by dealers), e.g., garage door openers, XM radio, touch screen nav, etc., never even enter your mind while treating yourself to a two lane back road....read morehide
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