2008 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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Bjorn writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Acceleration, Breaks, AWD Handling

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GPS/Sound System Controls

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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo — PERFORAMANCE: Amazing acceleration, fantastic brakes, brilliant AWD handling..... and the sound under full acceleration..... nothing short of heaven. Only minor negative issues - turbo lag and "heavy" rear end.... just like any 911....:-) QUALITY: Nothing compares to the build quality from Porsche. Every gap is consistent, and the various mechanical/electronic system all function flawlessly. APPEARANCE: Loads of room in the front. (I am 6'-4". 250 lbs) Forget about the back seats..... Exterior styling is appropriate for this type of car, and the interior is typical German efficiency. Although the GPS and sound system controls are not very good. Porsche should consider a touch screen system in lieu of the roller wheels. COST OF OWNERSHIP: Expensive to buy, maintenance is not too expensive, as you do not have the first scheduled maintenance until 20K miles. (I recommend a minor service every 5K if you drive the car like it should be driven.) Gas mileage is very good for a car with 480 HP. On a recent 400 miles road trip, I hit 25 mpg cruising at "higher" than normal cruising speeds. In and around town, I am getting around 18 mpg. FUN FACTOR: All I can say is; AWESOME!! I test-drove most cars at the same price point, as well as with comparable performance, (AMG SL63, Nissan GTR, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, etc.) but the 911 Turbo is the "true" and classic sports car. I was not looking for a flashy car, but a great driving machine, and that is what I got. In short, buy one if you can.

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08Porsche911 writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Convertible Review
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5

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Good looking ,fast to 150 and 150 to stop,great front seats ,perfect performance

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Can't park it just anywhere ,everyone wants to race You or ride your ass to mess wit you

08Porsche911
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Great — If your looking for a getaway car to head out on a curvy mountain roads or strait high speed shots across the plains this is it,not a ride you want to park on the street or in a lot full or empty because they will pull up close to you to either see it or just to screw with you .Drive it around all day and when your done,close it up in your garage till the next time you fancy a day drive.

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

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CARRERA991CAB writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Porsche quality and thrill of ownership. Style, speed and handling are second to none!  This is my 5th Porsche of many more to come

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Not enough time to drive it as much as I would like!

CARRERA991CAB
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Sheer Bliss — Porsche continues to build exceptional performance vehicles that you can comfortable drive everyday. Exotic looks and styling with surprisingly good gas mileage. I have always been impressed with Porsche cars since my first 944 turbo at age 21. I have been hook ever since!

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

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CARRERA991CAB writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Awesome, the Porsche Experience is REAL

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I have no complaints

CARRERA991CAB
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A Complete Thrill To Drive — This is my 5th Porsche and each one keeps getting better. My first Porsche was a 1986 944 Turbo in Guards Red that I owned when I was 21. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but like most Porsche owners I am hooked and sold completely on the car and the brand

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

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Ali writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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5

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too many

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none

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2 Fast 4 U — This is why you get a Porsche 911 Turbo right? The performance is, of course, insane. The rated 0 to 60 is around 3.7 seconds. Good drivers can get it to 3.5 and some magazines have done it in 3.4. I doubt I can do it in less than 4 seconds personally. I'm just not good enough on a stick. The Tiptronic (automatic) is supposedly slightly faster but on a sports car, I just prefer a stick. It's not just how fast it goes, it's the handling. I've never driven a car that comes close to the kind of handling this car has. It's just unbelievable how this car maneuvers. That said, I find myself driving it slower than my "day car" the Jaguar S-type R. That's because the Jag is so sound proofed that you can be going very fast without feeling it. In the Porsche, you know you're going fast. That awareness makes me drive it a bit slower.

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carpetwit writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Convertible Review
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Handling, Handling ice/snow/water, Power, Looks, Engine sound!

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only 2 dealers in Denver, back seats up to 11 yrs old kids

carpetwit
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Best All-around Sports Car In The World: Winter And Summer — Fantastic car to drive especially in the mountains, great fun in fall and spring, top down probably to hot for in the Colorado summer, great reliability, updated to all the entertainment electronic options including bluetooth, iPod, USB, satellite radio and more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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maher01 writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Targa 4 AWD Review
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Love the look of the Targa, and waited to find the correct one.

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None

maher01
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Wonderful — Looks and drive ability are the main features I was looking for! Fun to drive and safe, and thanks to the AWD, I can handle it. Braking is terrific. Acceleration is out of this world, and you feel locked to the road surface.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fredrik writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Looks and performance

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nothing

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Fabulous — Great car! Great performance and looks. It just goes and goes and it doesn´t take so much gas. Thinking if I should sell it and buy a 2010 911 Turbo PDK instead. Haven´t mad up my mind yet...maybe for next year.

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Claude writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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fun to drive

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nothing

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Hey I'm Lucky To Drive A Car Like That! — it's a WOW !!! astonishing, fun to drive, must be tried at least once in a live time... look, handeling, braking, apperance, acceleration , never have I drove something to compare! It's full garantied so the cost of repear I don't know yet... but it never breakss...

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

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Andrew writes:
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Review
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5

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the handling

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certain parts of the car that were poorly built

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08 Porsche Carrera S — um my dad had problems with the whole water cooled engine. the water was leaking through the radiator and yeah we had to get that fixed. brand new car barely 5k miles on it. nice car. the last time i tryed to just put up carrera it marked it as a gt3 rs.............this car is only for like fun drives like on sunny days and on the track, and when i am in my hamptons home

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

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