2007 Porsche 911 Carrera User Reviews
- $37,140 - $55,835
- engine sound, handling, designed for serious high speed touring
- outrageous cost of some options
This is my 5th Porsche (3 911s, 1 914, 1 Boxster). This '04 Cab is simply amazing. Pulls smoothly at almost any rpm, so user friendly that my wife is not afraid to drive it. Just enough options on it without getting crazy. Routine maintenance is going to hurt ($1,000 per axle for brakes, $1,000 for tires, $1700 for a clutch, etc.) but if you want to play with the big boys you have to pay the price. Only wish I had the $$$ to upgrade to an '05 or '06 just because of the headlight re-design....read morehide
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- Head turner. Substancially more pickup.
- Transmission is not as smooth as regular 911.
Do not see how it could be better. Wonderful car. Great accelleration. Could not be more pleased.
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- Excellent Quality control, good for pleasure and commuting, track ready, elite class
- expensive, limited space,
Order direct from Germany through dealer with options:TPMS,Tel,Tiptronic,Park sensor,Nav..driven 10.5K since 9 months. Previous 928S-85 owner drove 245K. This car is the best tiptronic since last 928 extinction, more street friendly than Maserati. Need more power in straightway on track. Very safe car on curve and excellent brake. Spacious for 5.8 and 135 lb driver and kids below 11 at rear. Never feel out of control with full power. Nothing can compare to it at that price range , blow away BMW M3 at curve. As long as you fit in, this is the best....read morehide
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- Engine Sound, Acceleration, Stylish Design
- dozens of packages, Key, MPG
This is my first Porsche and I am not a race car expert. So I just say what I feel honestly.
1. Engine Sound :
I've never thought engine sound will be a feature for a car, and an important one. The sound is so euphonious! especially when you speed up after 80+. However, starting from standstill, the sound is different and becomes aggressive, and makes it imposible to be low-profiled. :)
2. Acceleration Performance and Chassis etc:
With so many new techs, PASM, PSM, etc. frankly speaking I really can't tell the difference with and without them, but one thing I am sure is my Carrera S can make fast turn safely and reach 150 mph without a problem. (even I haven't had a chance to do so) It makes no effort at all to reach 100mph.
3. Stylish Design :
The design is needless to say. Perfect ! Unlike Mercedes, every model looks similar. BMW is aggressive but not elegant. I like Carrera's rear view especially. ^^
1. Packages : Well....everything you need to pick by yourself!!! But is it so bad ? You are going to build a UNIQUE Carrera only for you. Just don't miss some important packages and some interior options. There is no way to make up. And pick a nice color for seat belt !
2. Key :
This is really a BULKY key!! And the buttons are tooooo sensitive!!! I usually open the doors or hood without noticing. Key is so huge that I can't put in my key rings. Why not makes some smart and small key like MB's keyless go? That thing is really impressive and convenient.
3. MPG :
Maybe you will say people who own this car don't care about MPG. Well...It is not only about money but also how frequent you need to fuel. Actually comparing with other sport cars, Porsche did a great job in MPG already. Just I am curious, according to the tech report, the MPG is 17-25. But the best I can achieve so far is 16.4 And never trust the mileage estimator, otherwise you will run out of gas before reaching destination.
These cons are not really big deals you may say.
I can only say I do enjoy riding it and I have no regret at all.
Like the film on Porsche website says, it is a phenomenon! (I checked every film ^^)...read morehide
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- Great ride and performance and classic style that has lasted 40 years
- lack of storage room
I have the NEW 2007 Porsche Targa 4 with wheels and tires from the Turbo. The handling is the best I have ever driven. The engine is well matched but for those crazy enough, the turbo is outragous!
The reliability of the car according to experts and what I have read is that of better than Honda! In fact, my first service is at 24,000 miles..should take about two or three years for that! I asked how much the service is at 24,000 and it is $600.00 and mostly is a 16 quart Mobil 1 oil change....read morehide
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- perfomance, fit & finish is excellent
- nickel and diming for options, bose stereo is average
I have owned two 928's and just bought a new Carrera S. I test drove the Maserati GranSport and Aston Martin and felt the Carrera is the best of the bunch. Ferrari was too costly and the dealers are snobs. The Carrera S has excellent acceleration, handling and the tiptronic tranny shift almost instantaneously-a good option choice. I opted for the tip, sport exhaust, sport chrono, carbon fiber accents and two tone black & terracotta interior/white exterior-a beautiful combination. A/C works great and I'm happy with the car!...read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, great torque, amazing handling and brakes
- rides rough, but good if you like the feel of driving fast
An amazing car. I have never seen better handling on any car ever, and the brakes are just as good. The shifting is a little harder than in most cars and the drive can be somewhat rough, but if you like feeling the speed and hearing the engine roar as you rev it up, this is the perfect car for you. The horsepower is not as great as amazing as you would think, but the air compression ratio is what makes this car go lightning fast. One of the coolest things I like about this car is the fact that although the overall fuel economy is not something that makes you shout for joy, the engine is used to conserving fuel if you take off full speed. Basically, you don't have to worry about punching it because you wouldn't use pretty much anymore fuel than you would gradually driving. The price is definitly high for a car in general, but it's not very high considering how great this car is. If you're a real driver who loves to punch it at every green light, having to power shift because of the huge amount of torque then this is the car for you....read morehide
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- Technically most complete, no-nonsense sports car available.
- Ride is like a train on a track! Unique road-holding caracteristics.
The Porsche 911 Carrera S is purely built with components really needed to make it the best performaing sports car ever.
Road-holding caracteristics are incredible. With CCP brakes and adaptive sport seats it is pure pleasure to drive it.
It has better fuel consumption than any other sports car with comparible technical features and/or performance.
Agility performance has not been shown by any other sports car I have ever driven or heard of in my 35 years car driving 'career'.
It gives value and pleasure for money, and is a better investment than shares if you succeed in having it for many years....read morehide
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