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No Garage Queen Here
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By Ed
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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After logging 1,000+ miles in the first 2.5 weeks of ownership, I can already tell it will be difficult to keep the annual mileage under 15,000. It is that much fun and that easy to drive. The 6-speed transmission and clutch are no problem, even in heavy traffic. I went for the "S" over the base, after realizing that I would be adding PASM, xenon lights and a sport steering wheel to the base model. So the net difference for the bigger engine and 30 extra horsepower was "only" about $6,000. I highly recommend the Sport Chrono for the enhanced throttle response. The navigation system is OK, but not as good as Acura's. My two daughters, 7 & 10, fit reasonably comfortably in the back seats. This is the ultimate "family car"!


Best Features

World class power and handling. Excellent fit and finish. Refined interior and exterior design (from 996). Ease of driving - easy to shift, quiet at cruising speeds, begs to be driven! Upgraded Bose sound system best I've heard in a car - noticably better than my Acura TL.


Worst Features

Navigation system is OK, but could use some help from Acura. Porsche's mile long list of options can be confusing. Take your time to fully understand, before you order/buy.


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Street Legal Race Car
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2005 Porsche 911 GT3 Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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Just one thing comes to mind everytime I drive my GT3. Incredible. To be able to drive a Cup car on the streets is a real treat. The sound of the engine is mesmerizing. I find myself shifting at high RPM each time just to hear it. The acceleration, brakes and handling are out of this world. I had a 2003 996 Carrera before this and it is night and day difference. This car is very rough and loud, but that is what I like about it. It is the essence of a Porsche and pure driving pleasure. My only regret is that I didn't get one sooner. Everyone I've taken out on a ride is spellbound. My wife makes me take her out at least twice per week. Get one and enjoy it.


Best Features

Engine, brakes and handling. Ride height a little low for street use, but this can be adjusted.


Worst Features

None. Make all Porsches like this. This should be the base model!


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I love this car
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By hfloeffler
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is a pleasure to drive. It performs effortlessly on city streets and outrageously well on the highway. On winding country hillside roads the performance is astounding. The active suspension system (PASM) kicks in and pulls the car level in the hardest turns. You finish a turn with the feeling that there were no "G" forces at all. The interior is terrific.


Best Features

The engine, transmission, suspension, sports active seats, body appearance, sound system, navigation system, all leather option, red brake calipers, sunroof, and the engine "Growl".


Worst Features

A way to close the trunk (in front) without having to leave finger prints.


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If you like raw speed and handling
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By Bruce
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2005 Porsche 911 GT3 Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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This is the essence of sports car driving. A little rough as a daily driver but if you like track events you shouldn't buy anything else. A true race bred street legal piece of machinery. You'll have tons of fun answering silly questios from the kids in the tricked out Civics! If you can afford it....buy it!


Best Features

Handling, power, and the best brakes in the world!


Worst Features

None


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Finest Automobile made
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By royalpar1
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2005 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)


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This is the finest auto made, hand made, and the fun factor is thru the roof. Where can you get a street legal race car which is affordable to drive?


Worst Features

More standard than options, or just raise the price


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