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2005 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2005 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"sound" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Giuseppe writes:
2005 Porsche 911 GT3 Review
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Approx 400 hp and the hollow bark of that flat-6

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err.....none

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Flat-6 — 0-100mph in under 9 seconds, 191mph, track prepared with roll cage and fully adjustable suspension. No electronic aids and a bit of a handful in the wet! Engine derived from the GT1 le-mans car, 381hp and a lovely soundtrack

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

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Vince writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S AWD Review
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5

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Raw, direct, explosive performance.

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For what I call a "simple car", Porsche should have made it more affordable.  

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Porsche Is Everything You Can Ask For In An Old School Sport/race Car! — Waited 25 years for this, it better be good. It is refreshing to find Porsche has stayed away from all the unnecessary sophistications - ie. you don't have to remove 10 things everytime you wanted 1 thing changed. It also doesn't employ rubber bushings to excess, so the driving feel is very direct and informative. The definitely superior chassis stiffness is very noticeable and works in harmony with the suspension. Saving the best for last, the engine, despite being old school (ie. an evulotion from the GT1 engine from the '80s, still has no direct injection, individual intake throttles, etc.), still deliver all its 450 hp in such explosive manner such that you will forgive the slower throttle response (vs. modern BMW) or smoothness, after all, it is more like a race engine with true dry-sump design, and a oil-cooled block (but water-cooled heads)! One more thing worth mentioning: the hand painted body work is just flawless, and the material used in the interior (ie. full grain leather, wool matts/carpets, etc.), despite lacking in precision in how they are put together, are of top quality somewhat deserving of the car's high ticket price.

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Christopher writes:
2005 Porsche 911 GT3 Review
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Raw driving excitement for the unintimidated.

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The stock springs and shock are a compromise.  996 interior build quality leaves a bit to be desired compared to the 993.  Squeaks and creaks more than it should at that price level.  Minor though, since it makes many more exciting noises to compensate.

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A Track Weapon — Purpose built to almost be the perfect race car for the street. They only missed a few tiny things.

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carman195759 writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Convertible Review
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5

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Car is a masterpiece of  German production, they really know how to build a vehicle.

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Not a lot of cargo space,  travel lite.

carman195759
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Outstanding Car That Can Reach 189mph Safely !!!!!!! — How can you not like a Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet, if you a car person. Like an artist not liking Picasso. Wow what a car !!!!!! Awesome, a v6 that can produce 189mph & the best part is you feel very safe .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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StuggartorBust writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Review
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5

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style, handling, sound system

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Nothing ......nothing at ALL.

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The Poster Chilld Of What A Porsche Is — Styling, Performance, Sound system...I mean the list goes on and on. I did have a issue with a evac leak which took some time to get corrected, but once complete she was turning heads and breaking legs as she is supposed TO........!

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

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27perry writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S AWD Convertible Review
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Performance from the front to the back and from the bottom to the top,  The acceleration is amazing and smooth in all gears in this fabulous 5spd Tiptronic equiped Turbo S Cab

Cons

Golf anyone?  Oh wait I'll have to put them in the passengers seat or keep them at the club house.

27perry
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Sophisticated, Smooth & Speedy — Not much to dislike, except maybe the Navigation input, somewhat tricky at first but once you do it, it's a cake walk. The exceptional pro to this vehicle is the Manual to Auto mode with the 5 spd Tiptronic transmission - fun down shifting to hear the revs and even funner up shifting to hear the wind racing by you.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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USAFCRO writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Convertible Review
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Power, handling, looks, is there anything else that matters?

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Stereo/navigation

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Once In A Lifetime Buy — One of the most desirable cars on the planet, powerful, poised and engineered like a meschersmidt. A daily driver super car that exceeds expectations at so many levels it sounds trite...really, what virtue hasn't been extold of this legendary car? Instead, let's talk about the real cost of ownership...owning a boxster, 911 or other Porsche product is a step across a line that is difficult to withdraw from...can you ever be happy with a mustang or camaro again? This personal shift in paradigm is only exacerbated by the 911 turbo. Yes, that's right....the real cost of ownership isn't the price or the maintenance; it's the cost of replacing it! So if it is within your means, buy one because even if you own it for a few months or a few years...the experience is truly worthy of a bucket list entry.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andy writes:
2005 Porsche 911 GT3 Review
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handling, engine, seats - just about everything that matters

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nothing

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Awesome — only owned for a few weeks and so far so good. Performance is very impressive as is the handling and even the rides not too bad Heading out to the 'ring shortly to give it a proper test can't wait

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

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Raf writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S AWD Review
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5

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All Porsche are timeless in their design so that even the oldest Porsche looks great

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Cost of purchase can break the pocket

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Days Of Thunder — Sounds like the thunder with its titanium exhaust including mufflers and air intake cooling system. Goes like a jet once you pas the 3000rpm. Drinks like a fish when you open the throttles but can also be driven with 10ltrs on 100km. Oil consumption is normal with less than 1ltr per 1000km. looks stock but for those that know about this car will notice the details that where modified in a manner that it appears stock.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Geoffrey writes:
2005 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Review
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5

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Speed, open air, sound

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Have to store it during winter!

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Little Porsche — Flat-six, 355 HP H & R lowering springs in the box--need to go on! Other than that, bone stock Factory nav Bose high-end audio 19" Carrera Classic wheels (real easy to clean) Wish I did not have to put in the garage for about 4-5 months every winter!

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

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