2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
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.
Stunning gear box, steel safety cage, side impact airbags, graphical user interface screen, and the coil over dampers suspension.
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
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.
Handling, torque, seat comfort, Bose sound, body styling.
No suggestions so far -- but it's only been one month.
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