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Carrera S
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By Unknown Variant
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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My first 911 ever and after 76,000 in a very modified C5 Corvette. This Carrera S is smooth refinement... the motor and drivetrain are a thing of precision beauty, shifts are light and crisp with snick, snick, snick sounds. Driving fun is at a new high with the Carrera S, a greater sense of driving. Porsche's three level steel safety cage, steel door beams, side impact airbags, 18 gauge steel body panels and race proven brakes removed safety concerns I always had before. Porsche's coil over damper suspension with multilink rear for strength add a chassis equal to the 4 cam motor, both of which are cutting edge. And the dealership difference is huge, too.


Favorite Features

Stunning gear box, steel safety cage, side impact airbags, graphical user interface screen, and the coil over dampers suspension.


Suggested Improvements

Twin turbos and all wheel drive.


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Goodbye SL500 Hello 911
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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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! The Porsche is a weekend car, and 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.


Favorite Features

Handling, torque, seat comfort, Bose sound, body styling.


Suggested Improvements

No suggestions so far -- but it's only been one month.


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


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


Favorite Features

Great engine poor transmission gears.


Suggested Improvements

Need a better transmission system and a little more collaboration from Porsche to stand behind their vehicles when needed.


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model 997 Coupe
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By RSLAPPIN
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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It's very new but a lot of fun. Been promising me this car for a while. Love it.


Favorite Features

Perfect control


Suggested Improvements

Spare tire


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4S Cabriolet
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By Randy
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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After one year this car is still just as much fun to drive. The convertible top is a neat feature and this car's reliability has been excellent.


Favorite Features

Handling and performance.


Suggested Improvements

Hook for floor mats, move cup holder, auto on lights, and rain sensitive wipers.


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