Ist sports car outside of American muscle cars. This pocket rocket rocks! Getting in and out is a bit of a struggle for a 71 yr. old but once you are seated, it is very comfortable. This Carrera GTS 4 holds the road like fly paper. Running the Smoky's or the popular Dragon, you are in control all the way. Get lots of complements on the car and Fall runs with the top down is a rush. Granted there is the sticker shock factor but what engineering, the six speed manual is a short smooth throw. 1st gear winds up fast, second is when she starts to bite, third, you are on to warp speed and the rest is velvet. There is a Porsche club (PCA) where you meet some great people and go on drive outs and over nighters as well as social nights. In all it is a great car, if your a gear head or just like pop out the pipe, you will not be disappointed with this car.
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)
$70,000 for a 2012 used car seems excessive. The car proved to be pampered by previous owner and a very high quality vehicle. It is purely for entertainment of anyone who likes excessive technology and electronics, although quickly dated. There a lots of buttons and gizmos seem unnecessary. Although understated, the vehicle intimidates jerks on the road and gets annoying attention. Having owned at 911SC for many years, this car brings back memories, but pampers drivers.. I think the car appeals to old men with means. Excessive road noise, automatic stereo plays whenever car is re-started, no oil dipstick (only automated display) and no access to engine are annoying. .
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 7M)
What a nice car! I have had the previous version with both cabriolet and coupe s and this version is significantly better than both. It's like having 2 cars in one. If you want to push it, it's a Porsche and responds instantly. If you want to drive sedately, then it can be comfortable and composed. The new steering and suspension are top notch; not too stiff, but keeps the car flat when pushed. The PDK is the best; forget about the manual. Only downsides are the price and no place for your sunglasses or phone. User interface is also not the easiest with the touchscreen, but that's just nitpicking. If you can afford it get it.
The driving experience, period.
As above: high price, no sunglass/phone holders, not the easiest touchscreen interface.
Why does a $125K car need start/stop, brake regeneration, cylinder deactivation when coasting etc.?
If you can afford this car, do you really care about the gas mileage?
All of these gas saving features only improve the mpg from maybe 20 to 21 mpg.
Not worth it in my humble opinion.