I bought this car 5 years ago - speed yellow with black top, and then 28,000 miles. It's almost 11 years old now with 60,000 miles. No one believes it. These are phenomenally fun, well- built and fast cars. I drive mine daily and thoroughly enjoy it. By far the most satisfying car I've ever owned (and I've owned Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Toyota, etc...) There is no doubt that the only thing that will replace it will be a newer 911 convertible - hopefully a Turbo. In a word - you need one!
I picked this car up used, one owner, 48,000 Miles and it's been a dream. No oil leaks to speak of, mechanically sound. This is a great daily or just weekend driver. I change my own oil for under $50 and that is with a K&N Filter and Mobil 1.
I had never owned a high end sports performance car. This was definitely a step up from the Japanese ones I previously owned and the newer ones on the current market. Initially, looked at buying a Maserati Spyder with F1. Oddly another customer at the Ferrari dealership recommended trying Porsche and I have not looked back. I thought this would be a car that sat in the garage to maintain its value with low mileage. I can't stop driving it though, taking it to work everyday, routine shopping, long-distance trips, and sometimes just for fun. It has been a pleasure to drive. The kids want to ride in it all the time as well.
Launching any four-wheel-drive vehicle is a challenge. I tried a lower rpm launch, without slipping the clutch and it bogged off the line. The next run I launched at about 4,000 rpms and it still bogged, but did run faster. The third and final attempt I launched at 5,000 with a slight bog off the line and the best time. I purposely tried not to slip the clutch on any launches due to the four-wheel-drive configuration, because it would not improve the launch and most likely just glaze the clutch. Acceleration, two words: fast and furious!
Very stable with no side to side movement, just straight and fast. I never felt the tires actually lock-up like I did with other vehicles tested on the same day. Excellent!
I was surprised at the tail-out control the car had, which was the fastest way around the circle. Probably had more in it if I wanted to really push the tires, but I was trying to keep tire wear to a minimum.