2006 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2006 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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:4.8 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
  • 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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"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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dus10reed writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review
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4

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Old school 911 engine sound. PASM is phenomenal! Brakes are awesome. Interior is awesome. Handling is very neutral for a rear engine car. Reliable. Light weight. Fun to drive.

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Prefer the feeling of the old school steel doored 911's like the 993, the 996 and 997 doors feel flimsy. Not a true dry-sump engine. Has some design flaws in the motor that need to be looked after to keep the car reliable. Squeaks and rattles from everywhere.

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The 911 For The Daily Commute To Work. — I wanted to try out a 2WD 911 so I switched from a 996 Turbo to a 997 Carrera S with PASM. I must say, the PASM is phenomenal. I never seen or felt an electronic system that makes an instantaneous and very noticeable difference in how the car handles and responds to the throttle...it's awesome. In "normal" mode the car eats up bumps and handles plushly but still quickly. In "Sport" mode, you feel every crevice and crack in the road the instant you push the button, and I mean the instant, it's very noticeable. This system gives you the best of both worlds. The 2WD car handles a lot better than the AWD Turbo too. It doesn't understeer as bad on corner entry and in fact it seems to apply a brake to the inside rear wheel which pulls the front of the car exactly were you want it to go...really cool. It has an amazing amount of corner exit grip too. And it sounds awesome on full song north of 5,000 Rpms....(not as good as a GT3, but better than a Turbo). A really fun car that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to maintain either. People have this false idea that Porsche parts cost some ridiculous amount of money. They really dont. Some things you expect to be expensive aren't and some things you think would be reasonable aren't (like the ash tray). Definitely cheaper than my old BMW.

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

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selrahc writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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Handling, brakes, wide back end

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Can't get enough

selrahc
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A Fine Automobile That'll Put A Smile On Your Face Every Time You Drive It. — I've owned sports cars all my life and the handling on this baby can only be described as awesome! And, the brakes are nothing to sneeze at either. The last car I had that came close was my NSX. If you have the opportunity to own this car, do it. My wife even loves it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Langley writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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amazing handling and acceleration

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price

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Love The Performance And Handling — Build Quality: Had no problems at all with the car, build quality is amazing. 12k miles and not a single issue - mind you for the price, there should not be.... Car Comparisons: Looked at other performance 4 wheel drive cars, audi rs4, porsche cayenne. Decided on the 911 c4s, due to the handling and positive ratings it has received. Updated review - have now owned the car for 5 years and love the car still. amazing handling, have had zero problems with maintenance. The gas mileage is surprisingly good (18-22 MPG). I've got 3 kids and they love driving in the small back-seats. For a small sports car it is nice to be able to take 2 kids to school in such a fun car. Overall still love the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tucker writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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Tight, Fast But A Bit Harsh — the 2006 carrera 4s is a hoot to drive. Step on the accelerator and off you go. the interior of the new 997 model range is vastly improved over the old 996. Feels far more luxurious (which is appropriate for such an expensive car). A bonus for this line of car are the two small seats in the back. These rear seats are only good for kids or some groceries as no adult could fit in those seats. However if you do have kids, it is a perfect fit. Only downside to this car is it is a true sports car. The ride is a bit harsh. This is not a luxury sedan (BMW 5 series or Audi A6), the ride is far more harsh. This is, however, to be expected from such a perfomance car. Just know this if you get one. overall, it is a beautiful car with amazing handling and performance. A real hoot to drive... enjoy...

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Charlie writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review
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the performance

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nothing

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Yes — i like it a lot because of the look and the outstanding performance it is an awesome car! goes almost 190 mph car is fun to drive it has had two popped tires in all but have gotten repaired this car was $47,250 when i bought it

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brazeagle writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Review
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The car is very reliable, smooth, comfortable and it can handle any situation very well.

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Maintenance is expensive, dealerships charge way too much for the brand.
A bit TOO low for getting in and out.

brazeagle
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A Porsche Carrera! — This car was the best experience I ever owned in terms of a sport car, it is a reliable, fast, a comfortable ride. The vehicle is basically maintenance free, once you keep it as required by the books, I found out by owning it that the only thing you need on a Porsche is a oil change, as this cars go and go 200K miles without any major problems. Had to sell it, but will come back to another Carrera S as a sport choice. LCL

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

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Raymond writes:
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The way it drives...

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Expensive

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Amazing Car. — A must drive car... This is a car that every kid dreams about driving...There is nothing else like it on the road. When you see it, you immediately know what kind of car it is.... If you ever get a chance to drive one.. Do it..

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

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Leslie writes:
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How much fun it is to drive

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Wish it was a convertible

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Love My 911 — Love the 911 -it is so fun to drive - fits like a glove and just hugs the road. The Cobalt blue color makes the car stand out and I love when people stare. And I love when the car goes zoom, zoom and is down the road before you know you know you are out of first gear.

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

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Ciaran writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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immense cornering

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if you don't like big bills, avoid

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4s — Great fun, but need empty highland roads to really enjoy it. Average about 18mpg most of the time which isn't bad, amazingly if you turn the sports suspension off it makes for a very good long distance motor, if you can block out the thoughts that it's depreciation wasted on a motorway..

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

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Andy writes:
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Fast moving object on the road

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Please prepared to use smaller golf bag

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Cbs — This machine is aerodynamic and with a manual gear box, you can get a quick start and push the car to it's limit. The wonderful experience about this machine is, if you dare to push the trottle while cornering, you will feel the stability while cornering in high speed. 4:5 rating for me.

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

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