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Daily Driver or Dream Car?
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By MountainManiac
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned my '05 Carrera S for almost 3 years, and I continue to love it. Full supple leather is a great option that makes the car smell like a Coach store ever time you open the door. The light front end and immediate steering is the 911's best trait - - along with the phenomenal power. Don't be misled by factory number or magazine writeups...the S model will consistently do 0-60 in 4.1 seconds. The low-end torque is unbelievable, although at 6000 rpm the car is running out of steam and wants to be shifted. The acceleration and braking are dizzying -- it's unlike any other car that can be used as a daily driver. Plus, you can fit 2 kids in the backseat and get 27 hwy. Amazing.


Best Features

Steering, power, brakes, exterior design. The way it turns heads everywhere, despite being relatively "common." Interior is quite comfortable for such a high performance car. Atlas Gray paint color is unique and eye-catching. Full supple leather is a must-have that makes the car feel special.


Worst Features

More insulation to quiet the road noise a bit, especially at the back end where the huge tires "thump" over expansion joints. Navigation is cumbersome to use. No bluetooth or Sat radio, but hey, it was built in 2005!


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By 2 door coupe
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Replaced transmission at 19000 miles and again at 46500 miles the total cost for the repair was $13500. Porsche refused to collaborate.


Best Features

Great engine poor transmission gears.


Worst Features

Need a better transmission system and a little more collaboration from Porsche to stand behind their vehicles when needed.


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Outstanding
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By Ben W.
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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This is absolutely the finest and most enjoyable automobile I have ever experienced. I have not been in the Ferrari or Lamborghini, but there is no dealership in my area. A 30 year track record of building fine sports cars is abundantly apparent in the design and manufacture of this wonderful automobile.


Best Features

The tiptronic transmission is quicker and more adept on the track than a manual. The sports adjustable seats fit like a glove. I have ceramic brakes which stop the car on demand without fade and will never wear out in the life of this track ready car.


Worst Features

Only up to the new 2008 GT2 for 415 hp. or the 2007 turbo cabriolet!


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By larry bonine
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2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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The second Porsche I have owned and this one even exceeds all expectations. The turbo feature makes it an absolute thrill to drive (both the sound and rocket like take off.) I have put us through a PCA Drivers Education day for total bonding between the boy and his car. Additionally, we liked Porsche so much, we also got the Cayenne Turbo S and could not be more pleased with our decision. That it is number one in quality three years running surprises us not at all.


Best Features

Rocket like assist during take off, the ease of the top going up and down. The feeling driving a race car that is comfortable on city streets.


Worst Features

GPS system - Be great if the voice had a German accent.


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Living the Dream
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By VERLAECKT
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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After dreaming about owning a 911 for almost 30 years I bought my first one ten years ago. The 997S cab is my fourth and it's simply amazing how Porsche manages to make an almost perfect car every time better and better with each generation. The minute you start the engine, the party begins. It's a great way to escape the stress of every day work! From turn to turn, from one traffic light to another it's pure wellness for all your senses: the ears, the feel in your body...you become one with this car. You can really experience the work of the sound and vibration engineers! Fabulous!


Best Features

The engine sound, handling, acceleration, and brakes


Worst Features

Maybe an update of the interior looks, and especially a shorter list of options.


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