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Long Term Review (3 Years Plus)

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Porsche 911 Review

911 (997) - (2005) | Turbo 3.6 (480 Hp) AWD Tiptronic S


Car Owner Reviewer -
March 27, 2020, 10:57 p.m.
Reviewer's Score

9.4

Practicality and Comfort (9.5)
Performance and Handling (10.0)
Reliability and Running (8.0)
Looks and Style (10.0)
Features and Technology (9.5)
Model Avg. 8.8 Generation Avg. 9.4 Engine Avg. 9.4

The Review

Long Term Review (3 Years Plus) Sports Cars Porsche 911 911 (997) - (2005) Turbo 3.6 (480 Hp) AWD Tiptronic S

Stock Car is Boring


Summary

Had for 4 years and 20k miles, in that time the car was very modified. Did a few euro trips, track days including Spa, vmax events.

Practicality and Comfort

Fixed bucket seats limits to no bigger than average size person, folding bucket seats slightly better. Otherwise sport seat fine, comfort seat should not be on this car.
Can fit 2 in back if need be.
Speed bumps especially lowered need to be approached at angle.

Performance and Handling

Mezger version (06-08) can be modified to your wallets limit, le mans engine a few at 2000hp.
Stock handling OK but heavy car for track.
Car is very modular with many tuning parts available.
Mine was 640hp which could out run most.

Reliability and Running Costs

Generally reliable but when modified the parts are under pressure and maintenance become more frequent and expensive. Around 3/4 more times than stock car.

Looks and Style

Just another 911 to most, which is good as under the radar when modified. Timeless looks

Features

Can be fully loaded however on a 911 can be counter productive e.g. not good to have a sunroof as adds weight in wrong place

Would I recommend it? MAYBE

Only if modifying as it can be the most rewarding car. However be prepared to spend a lot of money and time with a tuner which are limited in UK and do your own research not what others recommend online. For example I had 4 exhaust until I was happy.

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