2003 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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ciaran writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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5

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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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Todd writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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5

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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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dus10reed writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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5

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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.

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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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rokfish09 writes:
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...

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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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cesarvs writes:
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

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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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HowardM writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Power and Handling

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Repairs can be expensive

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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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Bill writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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exhilarating performance

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very expensive upkeep

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Love This Car — Has been a great car with only minimal problems. Only major gripe is the cost of tires and brakes that need replacing very often.

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Laurence writes:
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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Jenn writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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Handling, acceleration, looks, anything having to do with driving

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Anything having to do with cost or size

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The Love Of My Life — Handles like a dream, 0-60 in under 5 seconds, yet comfortable enough to be my daily driver. Not comfortable for anyone over 6 feet tall, and the backseat is really not a backseat as it is a grocery shelf. Also, the maintenance costs are outrageous. But, it's all worth it. Good sound system, too, not that you need it with that gorgeous exhaust note.

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Steve writes:
2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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wicked fast, but easy to use as a daily driver.  my daughters like the back seat.

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can't keep my right foot off of it

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2003 911 Turbo X50 — The 911 has been my dream car ever since high school when a friend and I did a Risky Business in his dad's Targa. Breathtaking performance, great looking, but expensive to maintain. Lots of fun on the track! Acutally a quite practical car - for an impractical car. The girls' booster seats fit fine in the back seat.

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