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Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 325 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Porsche 911

  • Still the quintessential sports car after four decades, the 2005 Porsche 911 has a unique blend of style, performance and sound that's unmatched by anything on the road.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Pinpoint steering, effortless acceleration, awe-inspiring brakes, the rhythmic sound of a powerful flat six, comfortable cockpit.

  • Cons

    Relatively small fuel tank, useless rear seats, outlandish option prices.

  • What's New for 2005

    While the traditional 911 lines have been retained, just about everything else has changed on Porsche's flagship. Notable changes to the 2005 Porsche 911 include more powerful engines, a new transmission, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, an adjustable suspension and new seating options in a redesigned passenger compartment.

Full 2005 Porsche 911 Review

What's New for 2005

While the traditional 911 lines have been retained, just about everything else has changed on Porsche's flagship. Notable changes to the 2005 Porsche 911 include more powerful engines, a new transmission, variable-ratio rack-and-pinion steering, an adjustable suspension and new seating options in a redesigned passenger compartment.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Owner

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

Replaced transmission at 19000 miles and again at 46500 miles the total cost for the repair was $13500. Porsche refused to collaborate.




Outstanding

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

This is absolutely the finest and most enjoyable automobile I have ever experienced. I have not been in the Ferrari or Lamborghini, but there is no dealership in my area. A 30 year track record of building fine sports cars is abundantly apparent in the design and manufacture of this wonderful automobile.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Living the dream

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

After dreaming about owning a 911 for almost 30 years I bought my first one ten years ago. The 997S cab is my fourth and it's simply amazing how Porsche manages to make an almost perfect car every time better and better with each generation. The minute you start the engine, the party begins. It's a great way to escape the stress of every day work! From turn to turn, from one traffic light to another it's pure wellness for all your senses: the ears, the feel in your body...you become one with this car. You can really experience the work of the sound and vibration engineers! Fabulous!




No garage queen here

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)

After logging 1,000+ miles in the first 2.5 weeks of ownership, I can already tell it will be difficult to keep the annual mileage under 15,000. It is that much fun and that easy to drive. The 6-speed transmission and clutch are no problem, even in heavy traffic. I went for the "S" over the base, after realizing that I would be adding PASM, xenon lights and a sport steering wheel to the base model. So the net difference for the bigger engine and 30 extra horsepower was "only" about $6,000. I highly recommend the Sport Chrono for the enhanced throttle response. The navigation system is OK, but not as good as Acura's. My two daughters, 7 & 10, fit reasonably comfortably in the back seats. This is the ultimate "family car"!




Finest automobile made

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

This is the finest auto made, hand made, and the fun factor is thru the roof. Where can you get a street legal race car which is affordable to drive?




Magic

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Vehicle: 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

I'd test driven other cars and was getting frustrated with their compromises. My ten year old BMW M3 was still looking very competitive! And then I drove the 911 and it had the same magic, the same quantum jump over the others that impressed me ten years ago with the M3. I had to have one.



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habitat1
habitat1
10-22-2007
A neighbor down the road has an old 924 that has been sidelined for 4 months waiting for parts. When I was out waxing my 911 (2005) a few weeks ago, he commented that he should have bought an older 9...


habitat1
habitat1
09-08-2006
I've had my 911S (2005 MY, 9,100 miles) in the rain a few times and it is fine at highway speeds up to 65-75+ mph. Much more stable and none of the skittishness of my former S2000. I think you shoul...


balap
balap
02-01-2005
I am taking the last few careful steps before I own a Porsche. I am debating between a 2005 Boxster Conv and 2003 911(996) Carrera cab(RWD). My heart is for the latter (cant afford a new 911 though). ...



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