Pros and cons of a 2006 vs 2009 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet?

Pjm83
5

Asked by Pjm83 Apr 08, 2013 at 04:29 PM about the 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Convertible

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I have an opportunity at a good deal on a low-mileage 2006, which I intend to drive across the country.  I had been looking at 2009 or later.  Recommendations?

4 Answers

tenspeed
50,885

Best bet is to talk to owners that are on forums. You can find forums by searching the net using "Porsche forum". Look for forums that have many members and threads. They're are usually two or three active ones for every make.

Andy Dickens
485

The 2009 is a Gen 2 model with upgraded suspension, PCM (communications, touch screen navigation), exterior LED lights, new direct injection engines and PDK instead of Tiptronic. I have a Gen 2 cabriolet, its a great car and if you shop carefully, there is not too much difference in price between a 2006 and 2009

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Casey Guinan
35

i work for porsche and drive both of them regulary the gen2 is the way to go not a huge fan of the cabs but go with the latest model you can get and just check that all maintence, campaigns and recalls have been done and make sure the maintence has been done with in the last year because part of the maintence is cleaning the water drains and if those are not cleaned regulary the car will flood and your carpet and cu will be destroyed

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Pjm83
5

Thanks to both of you, very helpful. I am searching hard and closing in on the Gen 2 version.

Your Answer

Related Questions

911
Looking for a Used 911 in your area?
CarGurus has 3,262 nationwide 911 listings starting at $12,975.
ZIP:

Search Porsche 911 Questions

Porsche 911 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 170
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 150
#3 Smitty22
Smitty22
Reputation 110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Porsche Cayman"
29 Great Deals out of 768 listings starting at $19,900
Used Porsche Boxster"
65 Great Deals out of 1,710 listings starting at $6,950
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
410 Great Deals out of 9,787 listings starting at $3,995
Used Porsche Cayenne"
90 Great Deals out of 3,287 listings starting at $8,697
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
98 Great Deals out of 2,094 listings starting at $3,995
Used BMW M3"
88 Great Deals out of 1,372 listings starting at $5,500
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,391 Great Deals out of 35,297 listings starting at $1,595
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
895 Great Deals out of 18,807 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
287 Great Deals out of 6,935 listings starting at $2,995
Used BMW 6 Series"
110 Great Deals out of 3,083 listings starting at $12,995
Used BMW M5"
21 Great Deals out of 438 listings starting at $9,899

Used Cars For Sale

2014 Porsche 911 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 711 listings starting at $76,888
2013 Porsche 911 For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 221 listings starting at $76,600
2012 Porsche 911 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $59,999
2011 Porsche 911 For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 158 listings starting at $50,000
2010 Porsche 911 For Sale
62 listings starting at $46,950