Hardtop on, soft top down or convertible top up!!! Regardless, the performance, traction and handling are flawless! Gergeous wide hips, sleek lines with Tech Art front nose and bright yellow brakes boosts its all 911 business. Yet, the "whoa" appearance is as close to the sensual need to unleash its twin turbo furry! ... Total SoCal performance sports car!
I was at my dealership replacing a bent rim on my '99 996. Wwhile waiting I test drove the 04 Porsche 911 C4S. Even though the salesperson said "we're dealing on this last '04" I thought it would be "joy" ride to kill some time. We'll the ride, speed and handling made me start thinking "how much of a trade could I get for the 996". First, this car is glued to the road. You'll have to drive off a bridge to get the back to come out. Second, the throttle is by far more responsive and the torque is very impressive compared to my 996. Third:, the new cabs are quieter than mine and the bose stereo is much better. Last, but not least, the car at high speeds (100+) keeps its front end glued. I bought it.
I always dreamed of a 911 but little did I realize it would become a nightmare. I have always loved the look and sound of the 911, but have been generally disappointed since owning it. I still think the look and sound is outstanding, but the performance is really nothing special for a car that stickered out over $100 K. You can get better performance from a corvette or BMW M3 for half the price. In addition, the reliability has been abysmal as the car has been in the shop approximately every 2 months. Finally, the Porsche mystique has been severly compromised by the Boxster. My advice for future owners? Admire from afar but do not purchase!
The right front brake calliper was scratched on delivery, they replace it. Went to a Porsche Sponsered Driving School in Phoenix. Started shifting hard between 1st and 2nd and wouldn't go into 1st sometimes. After much insistance a new transmission was installed at 1600 miles. Now have 2300 miles on it w/o additional issues. NO MORE RACING FOR ME. Uses about 1.6 quarts of oil every 900 miles, which isn't unusual for a high performance motor. The quality is fantastic. I had a SL 500 before this and had many, many problems.This is my 2nd new Porsche,it would be difficult to drive anything but a Turbo especially a Cabriolet.