2003 Porsche 911 Top Comparisons

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2003 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe AWDReview
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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 Cabriolet RWDReview
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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 Coupe AWDReview
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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 Coupe AWDReview
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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 Coupe RWDReview
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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 Coupe RWDReview
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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 Cabriolet RWDReview
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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 Coupe AWDReview
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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  

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet RWDReview
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Just The Best Car I Ever Owned — I always wanted a porsche, and this summer I finally got one. I bought the covertible with auto, due to the fact I have a bad hip and the wife wanted to drive it also. It was love at first sight with this machine, we take it out to the wine country in austin tx and have a blast, I got the dark metallic blue and just love driving and looking at this car! I had several Vett's before, they don't even come close.

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

Pros: sleek, fantastic and comfortable drive

Cons: wish I would of bought turbo cab.

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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe RWDReview
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Best Track Car Ive Ever Driven — overall of the car is pretty good once doing a couple of mods on performance, enough acceleration to take most cars out there and best of all it has amazing handling.The car is super fun to drive unless you are stuck in traffic

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

Pros: Controll

Cons: heavy traffic

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Porsche 911 Reviews

Review By Guru94LNJ2

The specific car I have shown most interest in purchasing is not only a good value with less than one thousand miles, it has my preferred interior color and a manual. It is a lower volume model that w... Read More

Review By Captbat1

Some of the build options should be included as standard, without increasing the MSRP, also on the Targa, the remote roof control should be available in the Usa vehicles. Read More

2020 Porsche 911 Reviews

Review By Chris

Great car, incredible power and handling. It’s quite pricey, but has great value. Read More

Review By Guru9VRGDH

The good. 992 911S The most fun and thrilling car I have ever owned The bad. Road noise on anything but a very smooth road. Read More

2019 Porsche 911 Reviews

Review By Guru9H4MRK

Does everything really really well, easy to drive fast, awesome software once learned, everything just works, no build problems whatsoever, Goodyear tires only disappointment hard ride, steering preci... Read More

Review By GuruSRVG3

A great everyday drivers sports car. Comfortable and a blast to drive with precise German engineering. Read More

2018 Porsche 911 Reviews

Review By Rob

Most perfectly engineered car ever. I have had 4. Read More

Review By GuruZH169

Very good ! Bought lot of car from here.good place to shop the car. Read More

2017 Porsche 911 Reviews

Review By Guru9562XZ

Base model came equipped with glass sunroof, heated/cooled seats, PASM, Bose stero and a 7 speed manual transmission. To my mind this was the best mix of features and performance. Read More

Review By mjb519

Pricing was fair. Similar to a Mercedes Benz coupe. Read More

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