2006 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2006 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 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: 4.8 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
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"speed" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible Review
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5

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If you are an enthusiast - there is nothing better if you dont have to have four seats. The car can be one of the nimblest sports cars or a luxury car depending on the mood.

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The only con i can think of (from what my expectations of the car were) is the erratic check engine lights. Cayman and Boxster are just as amazing for less.

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If You Want A Pure Driving Experience That You Can Daily Drive And Drive On The Racetrack.... — I have enjoyed this car on a 12 hour trip, daily errands and on the race track. The total driving experience is such a great balance from the steering feel, brake feel, exhaust noise and great engine. If you have a short list of cars including m3's, 370's, etc - drive them all and the porsche will make sense why its the best enthusiast choice. The only competition is porsche's own cayman/boxster which are a screaming deal.

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

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Habphan writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review
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Love this car. Not for everyone, but it makes driving fun.

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Pretty pricey for tires, oil changes. Not great for long trips. Only room enough for me and my golf clubs.

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One Of The Great Sports Cars Of The World — I avoided the convertible because it was told that they get squeaky after a few years. Its a great second car. I recommend buying one that is 6 + years old to get great value for the money. The S coupe has enhanced power and braking over the base model and helps turn a lot of heads

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

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dus10reed writes:
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review
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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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arachulax writes:
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Everything

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Tickets

arachulax
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Ultimate Driving Machine — I use this as my daily driver and I love getting in it every morning. I found it with low miles and in immaculate condition. I couldn't be more pleased with the handling and power. I hope to get a Turbo one day.

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:
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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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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

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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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Elijah writes:
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Fast, responsive and easy to drive

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I think those tires bind themselves to the road otherwise this car would take off and fly

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Turns The Us Roads Into The Worlds Largest Amusment Park — A friend of mine let me borrow his for a week and I LOVED it! I never was much of a Porsche fan till I drove one. Motor Trend said it would do 0-60 in 3 seconds, but I'll tell you that it does it faster than that.When you can feel your ear lobes pulling back you know it's moving. The seats are custom fit to the driver when you purchase it so even if your 6'3" like me it will fit great for those hours stuck in traffic.

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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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