by trobarts on Jul 9, 2006 Vehicle: 2004 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I have had the my car for two years. The only warranty problem was a CD player issue. Initially, it burned oil, but this lessened with time. I have tracked the car and it is excellent, though you feel the weight. It is easy to drive every day and the convertible mechanism is great (you can use it up to 31 mph). Its four wheel drive has saved me on the track. My only complaint is the squeaking from the hard-top, which I have not been able to fix for more than a few days. This is my favorite of the three 911s that I have owned over the last few years.
by puma on Dec 5, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
I was at my dealership replacing a
bent rim on my '99 996. Wwhile waiting
I test drove the 04 Porsche 911 C4S.
Even though the salesperson said "we're
dealing on this last '04" I thought it
would be "joy" ride to kill some time.
We'll the ride, speed and handling
made me start thinking "how much of a
trade could I get for the 996".
First, this car is glued to the road.
You'll have to drive off a bridge to
get the back to come out. Second, the
throttle is by far more responsive and
the torque is very impressive compared
to my 996. Third:, the new cabs are
quieter than mine and the bose stereo is
much better. Last, but not least, the
car at high speeds (100+) keeps its
front end glued.
I bought it.
by stevek55 on Nov 1, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
I always dreamed of a 911 but little
did I realize it would become a
nightmare. I have always loved the
look and sound of the 911, but have
been generally disappointed since
owning it. I still think the look and
sound is outstanding, but the
performance is really nothing special
for a car that stickered out over $100
K. You can get better performance from
a corvette or BMW M3 for half the
price. In addition, the reliability
has been abysmal as the car has been
in the shop approximately every 2
Finally, the Porsche mystique has been
severly compromised by the Boxster.
My advice for future owners? Admire
from afar but do not purchase!
by Michael Hamburger on Oct 11, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
This is a super fun auto to drive. It has the get-up
and go one expects from a sports car w/ the
creature comfort one should expect from luxury
models. One never forgets that this car is ALL
by Big wicked billl on Oct 9, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
excellent driver,sporty fairly stiff
suspension,on rails,love the aerokit
(not it's price)smooth delivery of the
6 speed.Interior without many options
rather bland.Mine has carbon fiber
option,about (8000 etra) YUK.
For the 2004 Porsche 911, cabriolet versions of the C4S and Turbo models join the lineup along with the GT3 and a 40th Anniversary model. A mechanical rear differential lock is a new option for Carrera coupes, while the options list for the Carrera 4S adds a new Aerokit, two new types of 18-inch wheels and the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake system (PCCB). Turbo models get a new tachometer and additional 18-inch wheel options. Finally, the GT2 model receives a boost in power along with brake and chassis upgrades.