Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible

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2009 Porsche 911
List price range
$49,500 - $57,988

Pros

  • Multiple models to choose from, precision steering, effortless acceleration, powerful brakes, refined all-wheel-drive option, comfortable and spacious cockpit, highly customizable.

Cons

  • Options prices can really add up, unintuitive PDK shift buttons.

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Porsche 911 2009 Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
38,468 miles
Used 2009
Porsche 911
Carrera 4S
Porsche Towson
53.4 mi away
List$56,990
Est.Loan: $1,037/mo
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Porsche 911 2009 Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
40,075 miles
Used 2009
Porsche 911
Carrera S
List$57,988
Est.Loan: $1,055/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Porsche 911 2009 Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
45,600 miles
Used 2009
Porsche 911
Carrera S
List$49,500
Est.Loan: $901/mo
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COMING SOON TO AUTO CONNECTION%2521 Please call for availability and to set your appointment.This vehicle is Auto Connection NO-HASSLE GUARANTEED with NO HIDDEN CHARGES%2521 Document processing charge %2524110 plus PA taxes tag and title only OR doc processing plus your home state only. Visit Auto Connection of Lancaster online at aclcars.com and call 717-824-3789 or email sales%40aclcars.com to schedule your test drive today. Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,Automatic Load-Leveling,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Electronic Brake Assistance,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Side Airbag,Glass Rear Window on Convertible,Heated Exterior Mirror,High Intensity Discharge Headlights,Interval Wipers,Leather Steering Wheel,Limited Slip Differential,Passenger Airbag,Power Windows,Rain Sensing Wipers,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Removable Top,Second Row Folding Seat,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Tachometer,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Trunk Anti-Trap Device,Vehicle Stability Control System,Wind Deflector for Convertibles,Power Door Locks,Rear window defogger,Tilt steering column
Porsche 911 2009 Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
22,414 miles
Used 2009
Porsche 911
Carrera S
Manheim Imports
97 mi away
List$57,911
Est.Loan: $1,054/mo
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6 Speed! CARBON PKG, PCM NAVIGATION, SPORT CHRONO PKG PLUS, ONLY 22,000 MILES!! 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet, Navigation, Sport Chrono, BOSE HIGH END SOUND PKG , DYNAMIC CORNERING LIGHTS, LEATHER SPORT SEATS, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, Analog & digital chronometer, sport button in center console, ability to adjust lighting, Porsche Dealer Serviced! -- Call or email our sales team today to see and hear more about this awesoem Low Mileage Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet with Navigtaion and 6 Speed! We Love trades! Financing and extended warranties available! Manheim Imports Service Department and Auto Body Repair NOW OPEN for all your service and body needs! CALL TODAY

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2009 Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car with all-new features and a unique blend of performance, luxury and style.

vehicle overview

Few modern sports cars are worthy to be deemed icons. With its classic design and prestigious motorsports pedigree, the rear-engine Porsche 911 is one of the most enduring and historically important high-performance cars on the market today. A host of new features take the 2009 Porsche 911 to the next level, including more powerful and efficient engines, a revised entertainment system and an optional, state-of-the-art automated manual transmission. Combined with a refreshed exterior, the new 911 improves on an already superb combination of sharp looks, ferocious performance and daily drivability.

The 2009 Porsche 911 gets a power and fuel economy boost over its predecessor thanks to direct-injection, flat-6 engines. The 3.6-liter base Carrera gets 345 horsepower, up from 325, and the 3.8-liter Carrera S gets a 30 hp boost for a total of 385 hp. In addition, combined fuel economy has improved by about 10 percent. The new seven-speed automated manual transmission, known as PDK (an acronym for Porsche-Doppelkupplungsgetriebe), utilizes the same type of "dual-clutch" design that Volkswagen uses for its highly regarded DSG transmissions. While driving, PDK will pre-select the next gear, so when it comes time to shift, the next gear can instantly take over -- virtually eliminating the lag in shift time. Like other transmissions of this type, PDK can be placed in a fully automatic mode or shifted manually via steering-wheel-mounted buttons. Porsche says the software controlling the PDK also knows whether to plan for an upshift or downshift based on certain parameters, such as hard acceleration and braking. The 911 Turbo's powertrain remains unchanged for 2009.

In previous years, we bemoaned the 911's lack of in-cabin entertainment and communications features. No longer. All 911 models sold for 2009 (Carrera, Cabriolet, Targa, Turbo) also get a revised Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system, which includes a bigger touchscreen display, an easier-to-use interface and options such as Bluetooth and iPod, USB and auxiliary connectivity. Also added to the options list is a new hard-drive-based navigation system and satellite radio with real-time traffic. All of this, plus new ventilated seats and a manual transmission hill holder solidify the 2009 Porsche 911's place as a realistic daily driver option.

That's not to say there isn't some stiff competition out there. New supercars such as the Nissan GT-R and Audi R8 tend to get more attention, both in the media and on the road. But the GT-R lacks the build quality of the 911, and its plethora of electronically controlled systems make for a much more "video game" driving feel. The R8's sumptuous cabin rivals that of the Porsche, but it's less practical and its R tronic transmission lacks the speed or the smoothness of the PDK. And neither, of course, can match the 911's rich history and pedigree. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage might be a suitable alternative, but although it offers an elegant and timeless design, it doesn't have the 911's chops when it comes to performance. Bottom line? The 911 is simply the best all-around high-performance sports car you can buy for 2009.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Porsche 911 comes in multiple trims and body styles: Carrera and Carrera S are available in coupe or convertible (Cabriolet) body styles, while Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S add all-wheel drive to those same body styles. The Targa 4 and Targa 4S are essentially all-wheel-drive coupes with a large power-sliding glass roof. Finally, there's a Turbo model that's available in coupe or convertible body styles.

All 911 Carrera and Targa trims come standard with 18-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, full power accessories, a sunroof (bigger in the Targa), cruise control, leather seating, power reclining front seats (with manual fore-aft and height adjustment), split-folding rear seats, automatic climate control, the touchscreen display and a nine-speaker audio system with a CD/DVD/MP3 player. In addition, all Cabriolets feature a power soft top with a heated glass rear window and wind deflector.

The S trims add a more powerful engine, 19-inch wheels, a sport suspension with active damping on coupes (optional on convertibles), bigger brakes, a sport steering wheel and unique exterior and interior trim.

The Turbo adds to the Carrera 4S a turbocharged engine, 19-inch forged alloy wheels, wider tires, upgraded brakes, headlight washers, fully powered front seats, driver memory functions, a full leather interior, auto-dimming mirrors and a 13-speaker Bose surround-sound system.

Porsche offers a dizzying array of expensive options including different wheel designs, custom interior color schemes, different seats, different types of leather and a choice of several wood, aluminum and carbon-fiber accents. Many of the standard features on the upper trim levels are optional on the base Carreras. Other notable options include race-bred ceramic disc brake rotors, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a hard-drive-based navigation system, voice activation control for the navigation and PCM, parking sensors, satellite radio and a universal audio interface that provides iPod, USB and auxiliary jacks. A Sport Chrono package allows the driver to record lap times and other car data, and, when combined with PDK, provides a button for activating launch control.

performance & mpg

The 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera is equipped with a 3.6-liter, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine that produces 345 hp and 288 pound-feet of torque. The Carrera S has a 3.8-liter version of the flat-6 rated for 385 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Carrera and Carrera S are available in either rear-wheel- or all-wheel-drive ("4") versions, while the Targa 4 and 4S are all-wheel drive only. All Carrera and Targa trims come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed dual-clutch PDK is optional.

In performance testing, both a Carrera 4S coupe with manual and a Carrera S Cabriolet with PDK went from zero to 60 mph in an impressively quick 4.2 seconds. A regular Carrera should be just a few tenths behind.

The 911 Turbo is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter flat-6 good for 480 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while a traditional six-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual shift buttons is optional. In performance testing, a Turbo with the automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.

Fuel economy for the 2009 Porsche 911 is remarkably fair for a high-performance car. All manual rear-wheel-drive versions of the 911 achieve 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 21 mpg combined. The Carrera S coupe with PDK gets an even more efficient 19/27/22 mpg, and the cabriolet with the same engine and transmission achieves 19/26/22. Wider-bodied, all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 coupes and convertibles get slightly lower numbers. The 911 Turbo returns 15/23/18 mpg with the auto.

safety

Six airbags (including side curtain), antilock disc brakes, traction control and stability control are included on all 2009 Porsche 911 models.

driving

To call the 2009 Porsche 911 "sporty" would be an understatement. Even without the adjustable suspension, the 911 delivers a firm but pleasant ride that's suitable for a drive to the office. When put to the test, the 911 accelerates effortlessly. In Sport or Sport Plus mode, the suspension tightens up and hunkers down, providing even more tautness through twisty corners. Big, powerful brakes bite down hard and stop with ease. But even though this car can be a monster, one never feels out of control. Even with all that weight and grip in the rear, Porsche's stability control is able to keep the wheels on the ground without being obtrusive. The new PDK transmission is a welcome happy medium for those who desire the traffic-friendly nature of not having a clutch, yet still want the rapid shift performance of a traditional manual. However, we're not fans of the awkward shift buttons -- they should be paddles, just like every other manufacturer employs.

interior

The driver is the center of the universe in the 2009 Porsche 911, and the amenities inside seem to affirm this. Supportive bucket seats with side bolsters hold both driver and passenger in place while cornering, without making either feel pinned in. Large footwells, as well as a tilt/telescoping steering wheel can accommodate drivers of nearly all sizes. The center stack contains the updated PCM and its 6.5-inch touchscreen display. In addition, the number of buttons on the console has been considerably pared down, which gives the interior a clean, uncluttered look. With the optional universal audio interface, front-seat occupants can control their iPods directly from the touchscreen; the PCM mimics the iPod's interface nearly identically. Also, unlike many other automakers, Porsche allows the navigation system to be controlled while the car is in use. Build quality is exceptional in the 911. Even those surfaces not swathed in soft hide are constructed of a material that's actually pretty consistent with the organically sourced stuff. Other material highlights include a standard Alcantara headliner and deep carpet that extends up onto the doors, eliminating the possibility of scuffing any sort of lower door plastic.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Porsche 911.

Awesome
Earfool, 6/28/2010
This is an amazing car. I have never enjoyed drive a vehicle as much as my 911. The acceleration is as sophisticated as one would expect from a Porsche. It's only a beast when you want it to be.
2009 911 S COnvertible
drew0626, 10/1/2013
This car was fun for a while, but it is a maintenance headache and the build quality is poor. Everything is ridiculously expensive to fix, and things go wrong all the time. The car had electrical problems because apparently the car (convertible) is not designed to deal with leaves (which clogged the drains ). Really, leaves?? Never had these issues with numerous other convertibles. The trim is cheap and the the lether just wears off from low use (I have less than 20K miles on it). Now the latest: my tail light went out. They tell me it is not just a bulb but is soldered and as such requires replacement of the tail light assembly at a cost of over $1000 (not a typo) ...crazy!
coming home
carguy, 3/29/2010
Just bought a new 09 911S cab. Had an 08 911S cab but traded it on an M3 cab at the end of 08. Since had an 09 Jag xk cab and an 09 Jag xkr cab (ok, call me crazy with all these cars). But getting back in this 911S is like coming home. First thing I did was take a cloverleaf onto a highway at 70 mph without leaning and quickly realized what I had been missing. Jag xkr has more curb appeal, but this is just the perfect car, especially with a six speed. Car is much quicker than my 08...clear improvements to the 997 and 1/2. My wife doesn't believe that I will keep this car for a long while given my history, but I will win this bet. I am home.
Adrenaline?
Drew, 11/13/2010
Bought it used but low miles. I've read that performance actually improves after 5k miles when the engine is broken in. After some deliberation, decided to get the pdk with sport chrono package. Glad I did. Took it on some backroads where we could open it up. Put it in sport mode, punched it. Wow. Nothing like I'd ever experienced. My girlfriend took a turn, decided to try "launch mode." put it in sport plus mode. Foot on the break, she revs the engine, the car is lurching, wanting to go. She reluctantly pushes the tach to 6500 rpm, car is screaming. The console lights up "launch mode active" and off we go. It takes about 15 minutes to get her blood pressure back to normal.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
385 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
385 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
345 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
345 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible Overview

The Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible is offered in the following styles: Carrera S 2dr Convertible (3.8L 6cyl 6M), Carrera 4S 2dr Convertible AWD (3.8L 6cyl 6M), Carrera 2dr Convertible (3.6L 6cyl 6M), Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6M), and Turbo 2dr Convertible AWD (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible?

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera S is priced between $49,500 and$57,988 with odometer readings between 22414 and45600 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Porsche 911 Convertible Carrera 4S is priced between $56,990 and$56,990 with odometer readings between 38468 and38468 miles.

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