I drive it to work everyday depending on which office between 20 and 60 miles. I can't get over how solid and rigid it is, just like a fast tank. I put one O2 sensor in it (it has four) and an oil separator that's it, except for tires.
I frequently change vehicles and have had some of the greats in the mid- price range - Elise, NSX, S2000. The 911 edges out the NSX for top honors in my opinion. It gives an unbelievably smooth ride when calm, but upon hard acceleration or cornering tightens up significantly. This is the first of the cars I've owned that my wife will drive. I've only had the car for a few months, but it hasn't missed a beat. Also, the torque curve is much more linear than any car I've previously owned. It's a welcoming contrast to the lack of bottom end power I've experienced in the past. In my opinion the Targa design is far superior to the standard 911; the glass breaks up the roof line nicely.
My fifth porsche including the 993 tt.
This car removed much of the rawness
of the car. The x50 package made an
enormous difference. Although porsche
claims 450 hp for the car, I have seen
it test on a dyno closer to 500 hp.
porsche is well known for understating
their cars numbers. Wickedly fast with
many creature comforts. No cars I have
driven have come close to the shear
power i feel when driving The x50
package is well worth its hefty
pricetag. Definately. I understand
that the gemballa exhaust will push it
over 500 hp. A definate keeper
I love the look of the car and to drive
it. However, build quality is very
poor - from the cheap materials inside,
to the rattles all over, and ultimately
to the machanical breakdowns. My car
has 2200 miles . . . it broke down on
the highway this weekend and is in the
the shop waiting for a "minor" part - a
new engine. Seems mine developed a
small block crack that requires a total
replacement. Clearly, this is not the
things of great cars! Porsche needs to
focus on quality.
I have always been in search of a car
that offered the right combination of
awesome performance at a high but not
astronomical price and that had great
curb appeal. Well, the Porsche 911
Turbo with the X50 performance package
is nothing short of incredible.
For the money, you cannot find anything
more impressive than a Porsche 911 Turbo
X50. Good safety features including 4
wheel drive, and ESP (PSM in Porsche's
lingo), which make the car much safer in
risky situations and allows novice
drives to drive it with
confidence. Blazing speed, which
according to manufacturers' specs, make
it one of the fastest production cars in