2003 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2003 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"sound" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Great to drive

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back seats do not have enough room for adults

cesarvs
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That I Have To Sell It — This is a grat second car. I use it on the weekends and some times to go to work. This is a very reliable car. The convertible option is one of the best for this type of cars. This is the closest to a moorcycle you will be on four wheels. People will not stop at looking at you when you pass by.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Power and Handling

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Repairs can be expensive

HowardM
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There Is No Substitute — Best overall Sports Car. Quality of build is second to none. The price of ownership is certainly on the expensive side. But, as they say, you have to pay to play. The experience is totally worth it. Awesome handling, like nothing else, unless you get into the truly exotic category were prices begin at 400k plus. And, the exotics are definitively not made for daily driving were as the Porsche is.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Review
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My heart rate changes with every movement of the throttle!!!

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After a while you need a bit more power...

rokfish09
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Total Satisfaction — Older Porsche's are the best value for sports cars, when taken care of properly they will last a very long time and the depreciation has already been absorbed by the initial owners. The engineers at Porsche design components to be very durable, so 60k miles on this car is just when its getting broken in.

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Super Super Fast! Mezger designed dry-sump GT1 motor. Reliable. Can drive in snow. A lot of bang for the buck right now. Awesome brakes! A very fun car to own.

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Interior noise is loud. Has more squeaks and rattles than you'd expect from a high-end German sports car like Porsche. Although very reliable they do have a few chronic issues that are very common. Clutch accumulators leak & coolant pipes dislodge from engine case, but overall a very reliable car.

dus10reed
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Best Porsche Bang For The Buck — These cars are probably the best bang for the buck going in the sports car world. A car that had an original sticker price of $145K that you can buy today for the high 30's and low 40's. A car with the same engine as the GT2RS. A car that can be reliable moddified up to 600 HP without having to change internal engine components. A car you can drive very very hard and it will take it all day long. A car with brakes that feel like the arresting wire on an aircraft carrier. A sports car with the best visibility around. A sports car that if driven conservatively can get high 20's mpg but if pushed can reach 200 MPH. Loved this car!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Fast and reliable - nice combo! Unbeatable value used

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Not much...

ciaran
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All I Thought It Would Be — Great car- iconic - if you can you must. It has been super reliable as well, used these are supercars at regular sedan prices. The interior is simple but high quality and has really stood up well over the last 5 years I have owned mine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 Turbo Review
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Buy one if you never owned one and are in the market for owning one promise you wont regret it.

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that she was going old in terms of design and I fancied something newer as she didn't look the same as when I brought her with 13k miles on it when she was a fresh looker.

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My Analysis Of A Porsche 996 Turbo S Us Spec Left Hand Drive — I miss it and will buy another 911 turbo newer model that is for sure. great amount of enormous power and reliability is bullet proof, tonnes of fun to drive, does eat up a lot of rear tyres depending on how hard you drive her but there is no point in buying a car like this if you not explore your self on the road and the country lanes when it allows you to appreciate it fully. I can say one thing though the car it self gave me great pleasure to own and drive but the OPC Porsche centre are wankers to deal with and always used to cause me a whole heap of stress and anxiety as they always used to mess the car up when they returned it to me always 1 thing or another used to go wrong short starter earth, coil pack after a major service, clutch installation issues the list is endless and I wasted 1000's on allowing them to rip me off for a unprofessional service from the main dealers it was appalling. Only the last 2 years when I started using private renowned specialists I realised how much cheaper and cost effective it became to own the car where I decided to upgrade the wheels and sports cat and silicone hoses and uprated throttle body with recirculation twin piston valves etc I got so much done and it was a fraction of the money to have so much done including another clutch change through them that I realised how simple n easy they where to work on never again I will go to main dealers. Sadly I had so much done but the car I was too bored by then n fancied a change so I got rid of it however 3 months later owning a 335i bmw twin turbo convertible and was hoping to buy a 2nd car CL65 AMG that I decided naaa I miss my turbo n have decided to sell the 3 series and down grade the idea of owning a CL65 to a CL63 AMG and buy another 911 turbo 997, nothing can give you that feel of a 911 turbo seriously once you own one you will realise it is the ultimate weapon of choice even my girl friend misses her which was rather surprising as she hated me driving it as she thought it was too flash and didn't fancy the idea of other woman checking me out lol. PINKY was the name of my car and it wore the number plate "H8 US X" nothing will ever replicate that baby as she was one of a kind I drove her daily and people in my town are glad she is gone even the police lol as I drove her hard day in day out and she never missed a beat.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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Power

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nothing

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Porsche 911 C4 — Fast but surprisingly practical (in its own fashion) and 25mpg on longer runs so not as uneconomical as other 320+ hp cars Overall cost of ownership also not bad, no more than 5 series beemers or e-class mercs I've had

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Awesome experience

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It will try to kill you.

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It's A No Brainer! — I love this car! It has the German build quality you'd expect along with the experience of a sports car. Because it is a rear engined sports car it will try and kill you and the boot is so small it will only hold a bottle of champagne and a tin of foie gras. Oh well.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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Jaw-dropping Peformance

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owertrain reliability/Porsche's customer service  

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s — In terms of performance, chasis (not powertrain) build quality, and the huge grin it would give me everytime I fired it up, that car couldn't be beat. I even modified it with an ECU flash and a cold air intake, boosting it to ~375 bhp. With 385 tires rear/355 front z-rated summer tires and all-wheel drive, this car could NEVER lose traction, even with the traction control turned off. The only problem (and it's a big one) was maintenance and reliability. The counter shaft broke and destroyed the entire powertrain. I ended up having to sell it and took a $20k bath. Despite my love for the car, the $20k I lost due to a failure in a 60 cent bearing, and Porsche's refusal to recognize the problem and issue a recall or refund, will most liekly rsult in me NEVER purchasing another Porsche ever again. That is probably the saddest thing, since their cars, when they work and don't bankrupt you, are simply excuisite.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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sleek, fantastic and comfortable drive

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wish I would of bought turbo cab.

beachman2
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Just The Best Car I Ever Owned — I always wanted a porsche, and this summer I finally got one. I bought the covertible with auto, due to the fact I have a bad hip and the wife wanted to drive it also. It was love at first sight with this machine, we take it out to the wine country in austin tx and have a blast, I got the dark metallic blue and just love driving and looking at this car! I had several Vett's before, they don't even come close.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2013 Porsche 911 Reviews

The Ultimate Sports Car By compukidd

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2012 Porsche 911 Reviews

Fun By Godocgo

Great handling and very street able, beautiful to look at. Quiet when needs to be, but roars when you step on it. Controls are all with in easy reach. Cockpit is a little noisy with too up. Back s... Read More

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2011 Porsche 911 Reviews

You Will Never Drive Anything Else Ever By sellporsche911

This is an amazing car, which is very forgiving to beginner drivers, and very rewarding for advanced ones. It is also very easy to drive it in the city. As a passionate driving, I particularly enjoy ... Read More

Passion And Performance Without The Top By GPMotorcars

The appearance is sexy. The performance and handling is jaw-dropping. Build quality is second-to-none. The PDK is so quick, you cannot feel it shifting. Despite being a convertible, the chassis feels ... Read More

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2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

Excellent By Tmillla

a great car. Lots of fun. lots of power. excellent to drive in any weather but especially fun with the top down. PDK transmission is excellent and really convenient for city driving. Heated and a... Read More

Best All Around Sports Car On The Market By mmotte

I've owned several different brands of high-powered sports cars and keep coming back to Porsche. I've owned three, all cabriolets, and all with manual transmissions. I don't drive my 2010 every day,... Read More

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2009 Porsche 911 Reviews

Love It! By DBuss

Not much to dislike-once you own a Porshe hard to drive another sports car. The convertible is so nice. It drives like a dream. A surprise! No spare tire, however, the tires are drive flats so you ... Read More

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet By Andy

The 2009 is a Gen 2 model with upgraded suspension, PCM (communications, touch screen navigation), exterior LED lights, new direct injection engines and PDK instead of Tiptronic. Its probably the b... Read More

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