Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible

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2003 Porsche 911
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2003 Porsche 911

Pros

  • Sizzling performance, tenacious handling, legendary reputation.

Cons

  • Interior quality doesn't match sticker price, outlandish option prices.

Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible for Sale

Porsche 911 2003 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
97,600 miles
Used 2003
Porsche 911
Carrera
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$16,990
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Porsche 911 2003 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
97,902 miles
Used 2003
Porsche 911
Carrera
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$22,988
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2003 PORSCHE 911 CONVERTIBLE**TWO OWNER WELL MAINTAINED!! THIS PORSCHE HAS BEEN SERVICED EVERY YEAR ONLY AT THE PORSCHE DEALER!! 90K SERVICE DONE**RED SEAT BELTS**LEATHER INTERIOR**HEATED SEATS**REAR SPOILER**UPGRADED WHEELS**UPGRADED BOSE STEREO**6 SPD**THIS LOCAL PORSCHE WAS TRADED ON A NEW TESLA**We have the service records and books and 2 keys**CLEAN CARFAX with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee** This 911 has less than 98k miles! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights, Rear fog lights...Other features include: Leather seats, Power locks, Power windows, Convertible roof - Power, Climate control... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Porsche 911 2003 Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
85,923 miles
Used 2003
Porsche 911
Carrera 4
Koons Arlington Toyota
22.3 mi away
List$20,280
Est.Loan: $369/mo
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Blue Navigation, Leather, Bluetooth, 2D Cabriolet, 6-Speed Manual with Overdrive, AWD, Navigation System. Recent Arrival! Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Porsche 911 2003 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)
39,827 miles
Used 2003
Porsche 911
Carrera
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$28,988
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**LESS THAN 40,000 MILES**LEATHER INTERIOR ($1520)**DUAL POWER SEATS ($1550)**HEATED SEATS**Porsche Stability Management (Orig. $1,235) Includes stability control system with ABS, anti-slip regulation and automatic brake differential*Dark Wood/Leather 3-Spoke Steering Wheel (Orig. $1,535)* Dark Wood/Aluminum Shifter/Brake(Orig. $880)*This low miles 911 was a local trade in for a new Tesla!! CLEAN CARFAX**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 40k miles. Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights, Rear fog lights...Other features include: Leather seats, Power locks, Power windows, Convertible roof - Power, Climate control... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.

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With a drive this entertaining, it's no wonder that the 2003 Porsche 911 has so many fans.

vehicle overview

Debuting in 1964 as a replacement for the aging 356 series, the Porsche 911 kept the basic Porsche tenets intact -- light weight, an air-cooled engine hung out aft of the rear wheels and a no-nonsense cockpit. The fearsome Turbo debuted in 1976 and, along with its blinding acceleration, sometimes taught overzealous or inexperienced (or both) drivers the meaning of drop-throttle oversteer -- a tendency for the tail to swing around if the driver jumps off the gas. During subsequent years, Porsche steadily increased power but also fine-tuned the suspension to the point that only the foolhardy could get into trouble while piloting the sharp-handling 911.

In 1999, the 911 underwent its first all-out "clean-sheet" redesign since its introduction in the mid-'60s. The new age 911 was slightly longer, wider and sleeker than any previous version. That year also saw a switch to a water-cooled version of the flat six, a seeming improvement from the standpoint of more efficient engine cooling and cabin climate control. But not everyone agreed; some car buffs flew the Porsche flag at half-mast. These diehards were afraid that some of the car's character was lost with the disappearance of the air-cooled design and its unique sound. They were partially right; even though the "new" 911's performance was impressive, the engine and exhaust were too subdued. Last year, along with more power was brought a better soundtrack that resurrected the intoxicating, metallic throbbing and full exhaust note that are unmistakably 911.

What's not to like? With MSRPs ranging from nearly $70,000 to $180,000, the Porsche heritage still includes sapping a big bundle of cash out of your wallet. The company also charges a fortune for many of the 911's options. But if you're looking for supercar performance in a legendary package, it's tough to top the 2003 Porsche 911.

2003 Porsche 911 configurations

There are six 2003 Porsche 911 models: the Carrera Coupe and Carrera Cabriolet, the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 Coupe and Carrera 4 Cabriolet, the 911 Turbo and the 911 GT2. A huge list of options allows one to personalize their 911 with different wheels and interior trim. Be forewarned, however, that it's all too easy to jack up the price of a 911; some of the options can cost more than $7,000. We do recommend the stability control (PSM) option that can help prevent the car from skidding or spinning out of control.

2003 Highlights

Porsche finally puts a standard CD player in the 2003 Porsche 911. Five horsepower are mysteriously lost in non-Turbo 911s, meaning output is "only" 315 horses now.

Performance & mpg

Standard 911s have a 3.6-liter, rear-mounted, horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine that produces 315 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Turbo's figures jump to 415 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. For $65,000 more than the Turbo, the GT2 offers 456 wild horses and 450 lb-ft of twist in a car that's 221 pounds lighter. This road rocket comes only in rear-wheel drive and doesn't have Porsche's stability control system. In other words, only highly skilled (and wealthy) drivers need apply.

Porsche offers the choice of either a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic S automanual transmission on all models except the GT2, which comes only with the manual gearbox.

All-wheel drive as well as stability control (PSM) is found on Carrera 4 and Turbo models. PSM is optional on the other 911s except for the GT2.

Safety

Side airbags and ABS are standard on all 911 models. Stability control comes on the Carrera 4 and Turbo and is optional on all the other 911s except for the GT2. No crash tests score were available for the 911 as of this writing.

Driving

Driven sedately, the muscle-bound 2003 Porsche 911 is docile and easy to drive. But stab the throttle and the car blasts through the first four gears like a roller coaster rushing downhill, with the urgent song of the flat six at full cry. Speed is reigned in quickly by easily modulated and incredibly powerful brakes that feel as though they could stop a semi in short order.

The 911 is equally at ease running through various turns, possessing dead neutral poise that belies the rear-engine architecture. The steering has a reassuring heft and plenty of feedback that allows one to easily settle into a rhythm.

In the ugly reality of rush-hour traffic, however, one quickly realizes why so many people opt for automatics in their sports cars. Work the 911's heavy clutch enough and you might expect your left leg to resemble Arnold's in his bodybuilding heyday. Fortunately, Porsche offers its Tiptronic-style automatic transmission as an option.

Interior

In spite of its lofty price tag, some of the 911's interior components could use some work. The control stalks feel flimsy and the lone cupholder is mounted too high, which could result in a spilt soda. Lastly, the sunroof opening is rather small, though one could buy a 911 Carrera Targa with its essentially oversized sunroof.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Porsche 911.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Midlife Crisis
Ed,06/11/2005
Crisp handeling, acceleration is awsome, and an overall dream car. A must have before you die and leave this world, because you dont know if theres going to be one wherever your headed.
Continuing Pleasure
David Cutlip,09/22/2016
The research I did found the IMS bearing problem affecting only 4% of the models produced. However if the IMS bearing fails you're looking at a very expensive repair, if not a replacement motor. That being said, once "repaired," the car runs "like a Porsche." It pulls strong, with anything above 4000 RPM bringing an ear-to-ear smile. The handling is spot on, as expected, from any Porsche auto. I plan to do some "hot laps" at the track this season, as that's the only place you can properly drive the car without being arrested!! Addendum 09/22/2017: I have now driven two different tracks, doing "hot laps": High Plains Raceway, Byers, Colo. and Aspen Motor Sports Park, Aspen Colo. The car ran strong and did NOT disappoint. The drive to/from Denver area to Snowmass added a very pleasurable 1180 miles to the clock. Very comfortable for a long trip and those mountain road curves were made for this car!!!
responsiveness: an extension of self
tomas,08/09/2003
Thus is foremost a driver's care. The handeling is superb. It can be used for an everyday driver as well as a weekend sports car. While I purchased the convertibe triptronic, I would recommend a fully optioned coupe from a value standpoint. One of the few cars purchased where I can't wait to purchase my next Porsche. You will be happy, very happy.
2003 911 Cab. review
Ron Olson,10/22/2003
Car handle like no other. Very responsive, but not overly powerful. Very good car for a "drive" or everyday use.
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
315 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
315 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
315 hp @ 6800 rpm
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
315 hp @ 6800 rpm
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Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible Overview

The Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible is offered in the following styles: Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Carrera 4 Tiptronic AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 5A), and Carrera Tiptronic Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,990 as of11/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera is priced between $16,990 and$28,988 with odometer readings between 39827 and97902 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera 4 is priced between $20,280 and$20,280 with odometer readings between 85923 and85923 miles.

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