2003 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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    2003 Porsche 911 Review
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    5
    Fast, Powerful, glued to the road handling, a practical super car for the road. Favorite car Ive ever owned.
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 BMW M3 better.
    "It has a real trunk. No such thing in a 911!"
    Value Ranked 2003 BMW M3 better.
    "Less money to buy, less money to own and maintain."
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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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    That I Have To Sell It — This is a grat second car. I use it on the weekends and some times to go to work. This is a very reliable car. The convertible option is one of the best for this type of cars. This is the closest to a moorcycle you will be on four wheels. People will not stop at looking at you when you pass by.

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

    Pros: Great to drive

    Cons: back seats do not have enough room for adults

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    2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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    There Is No Substitute — Best overall Sports Car. Quality of build is second to none. The price of ownership is certainly on the expensive side. But, as they say, you have to pay to play. The experience is totally worth it. Awesome handling, like nothing else, unless you get into the truly exotic category were prices begin at 400k plus. And, the exotics are definitively not made for daily driving were as the Porsche is.

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

    Pros: Power and Handling

    Cons: Repairs can be expensive

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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Review
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    45

    Total Satisfaction — Older Porsche's are the best value for sports cars, when taken care of properly they will last a very long time and the depreciation has already been absorbed by the initial owners. The engineers at Porsche design components to be very durable, so 60k miles on this car is just when its getting broken in.

    Pros: My heart rate changes with every movement of the throttle!!!

    Cons: After a while you need a bit more power...

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    2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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    Best Porsche Bang For The Buck — These cars are probably the best bang for the buck going in the sports car world. A car that had an original sticker price of $145K that you can buy today for the high 30's and low 40's. A car with the same engine as the GT2RS. A car that can be reliable moddified up to 600 HP without having to change internal engine components. A car you can drive very very hard and it will take it all day long. A car with brakes that feel like the arresting wire on an aircraft carrier. A sports car with the best visibility around. A sports car that if driven conservatively can get high 20's mpg but if pushed can reach 200 MPH. Loved this car!

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

    Pros: Super Super Fast! Mezger designed dry-sump GT1 motor. Reliable. Can drive in snow. A lot of bang for the buck right now. Awesome brakes! A very fun car to own.

    Cons: Interior noise is loud. Has more squeaks and rattles than you'd expect from a high-end German sports car like Porsche. Although very reliable they do have a few chronic issues that are very common. Clutch accumulators leak & coolant pipes dislodge from engine case, but overall a very reliable car.

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    2003 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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    All I Thought It Would Be — Great car- iconic - if you can you must. It has been super reliable as well, used these are supercars at regular sedan prices. The interior is simple but high quality and has really stood up well over the last 5 years I have owned mine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast and reliable - nice combo! Unbeatable value used

    Cons: Not much...

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    2003 Porsche 911 GT2 Turbo Review
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    My Analysis Of A Porsche 996 Turbo S Us Spec Left Hand Drive — I miss it and will buy another 911 turbo newer model that is for sure. great amount of enormous power and reliability is bullet proof, tonnes of fun to drive, does eat up a lot of rear tyres depending on how hard you drive her but there is no point in buying a car like this if you not explore your self on the road and the country lanes when it allows you to appreciate it fully. I can say one thing though the car it self gave me great pleasure to own and drive but the OPC Porsche centre are wankers to deal with and always used to cause me a whole heap of stress and anxiety as they always used to mess the car up when they returned it to me always 1 thing or another used to go wrong short starter earth, coil pack after a major service, clutch installation issues the list is endless and I wasted 1000's on allowing them to rip me off for a unprofessional service from the main dealers it was appalling. Only the last 2 years when I started using private renowned specialists I realised how much cheaper and cost effective it became to own the car where I decided to upgrade the wheels and sports cat and silicone hoses and uprated throttle body with recirculation twin piston valves etc I got so much done and it was a fraction of the money to have so much done including another clutch change through them that I realised how simple n easy they where to work on never again I will go to main dealers. Sadly I had so much done but the car I was too bored by then n fancied a change so I got rid of it however 3 months later owning a 335i bmw twin turbo convertible and was hoping to buy a 2nd car CL65 AMG that I decided naaa I miss my turbo n have decided to sell the 3 series and down grade the idea of owning a CL65 to a CL63 AMG and buy another 911 turbo 997, nothing can give you that feel of a 911 turbo seriously once you own one you will realise it is the ultimate weapon of choice even my girl friend misses her which was rather surprising as she hated me driving it as she thought it was too flash and didn't fancy the idea of other woman checking me out lol. PINKY was the name of my car and it wore the number plate "H8 US X" nothing will ever replicate that baby as she was one of a kind I drove her daily and people in my town are glad she is gone even the police lol as I drove her hard day in day out and she never missed a beat.

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

    Pros: Buy one if you never owned one and are in the market for owning one promise you wont regret it.

    Cons: that she was going old in terms of design and I fancied something newer as she didn't look the same as when I brought her with 13k miles on it when she was a fresh looker.

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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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    Porsche 911 C4 — Fast but surprisingly practical (in its own fashion) and 25mpg on longer runs so not as uneconomical as other 320+ hp cars Overall cost of ownership also not bad, no more than 5 series beemers or e-class mercs I've had

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power

    Cons: nothing

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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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    It's A No Brainer! — I love this car! It has the German build quality you'd expect along with the experience of a sports car. Because it is a rear engined sports car it will try and kill you and the boot is so small it will only hold a bottle of champagne and a tin of foie gras. Oh well.

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

    Pros: Awesome experience

    Cons: It will try to kill you.

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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Review
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    2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4s — In terms of performance, chasis (not powertrain) build quality, and the huge grin it would give me everytime I fired it up, that car couldn't be beat. I even modified it with an ECU flash and a cold air intake, boosting it to ~375 bhp. With 385 tires rear/355 front z-rated summer tires and all-wheel drive, this car could NEVER lose traction, even with the traction control turned off. The only problem (and it's a big one) was maintenance and reliability. The counter shaft broke and destroyed the entire powertrain. I ended up having to sell it and took a $20k bath. Despite my love for the car, the $20k I lost due to a failure in a 60 cent bearing, and Porsche's refusal to recognize the problem and issue a recall or refund, will most liekly rsult in me NEVER purchasing another Porsche ever again. That is probably the saddest thing, since their cars, when they work and don't bankrupt you, are simply excuisite.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Jaw-dropping Peformance

    Cons: owertrain reliability/Porsche's customer service  

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2013 Porsche 911 Reviews

    The Ultimate Sports Car By compukidd

    Believe the Hype! - nothing at all! this is the greatest car ever made. Porsche got this one right. Amazing handling speed, cornering. After owning this car, I understand why so many other car makers ... Read More

    Stunning Style And Performance By MIPorscheGuy

    Power to spare, handles on rails, very smooth manual transmission and stunning looks. Maintenance costs are high as a daily driver but manageable as a pleasure driver. I thoroughly enjoyed owning th... Read More

    2012 Porsche 911 Reviews

    Fun By Godocgo

    Great handling and very street able, beautiful to look at. Quiet when needs to be, but roars when you step on it. Controls are all with in easy reach. Cockpit is a little noisy with too up. Back s... Read More

    Daily Driver Super Car By Aaron6817

    Overall wonderful car to drive. Handles like no other car I've driven. Power to weight ratio is excellent, has lots of go. Brakes on a dime. Road feedback is excellent. Falls short on space, no ... Read More

    2011 Porsche 911 Reviews

    You Will Never Drive Anything Else Ever By sellporsche911

    This is an amazing car, which is very forgiving to beginner drivers, and very rewarding for advanced ones. It is also very easy to drive it in the city. As a passionate driving, I particularly enjoy ... Read More

    Passion And Performance Without The Top By GPMotorcars

    The appearance is sexy. The performance and handling is jaw-dropping. Build quality is second-to-none. The PDK is so quick, you cannot feel it shifting. Despite being a convertible, the chassis feels ... Read More

    2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

    Excellent By Tmillla

    a great car. Lots of fun. lots of power. excellent to drive in any weather but especially fun with the top down. PDK transmission is excellent and really convenient for city driving. Heated and a... Read More

    Best All Around Sports Car On The Market By mmotte

    I've owned several different brands of high-powered sports cars and keep coming back to Porsche. I've owned three, all cabriolets, and all with manual transmissions. I don't drive my 2010 every day,... Read More

    2009 Porsche 911 Reviews

    Love It! By DBuss

    Not much to dislike-once you own a Porshe hard to drive another sports car. The convertible is so nice. It drives like a dream. A surprise! No spare tire, however, the tires are drive flats so you ... Read More

    2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet By Andrew

    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. Its probably the b... Read More

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