2012 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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    2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S AWD Cabriolet Review
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    Daily Driver Super Car — 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 passenger room limited luggage space. Great car for a single person or an empty Nester or person with lots of garage space for multiple cars.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks, iconic styling, handling, road feedback, power to weight ratio

    Cons: No room, maintenance costs

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    Fun — 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 seats are only useful for younger children.

    Pros: Fun, looks awesome

    Cons: Small inside

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    2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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    Should I, Or Shouldn't I? — That was the question. I’ve had on lease a 2009 Cayman, which at the time I made that deal, found myself quite stunned to be sitting there at the local Dealership putting pen to the dotted line. I was only looking to spend in the range of $38k to $43k, but after seeing and driving it, I was willing to forgo a few things here and there to make it happen. Undoubtedly, the Cayman, is a great sports car: but after driving it for a while I started feeling as though it was lacking...options, power, a less jaw shattering ride, etc. When the lease was up on the Cayman, I had intended to roll over into a 2013...possibly—probably—an S model, with some of the basic creature comforts you tend to feel should come standard on a $75k car (power seats, satellite radio, more hp…) but unfortunately, as the date started to come closer for my trade in, I was informed by the salesperson who sold me car that Porsche was not releasing the new 2013 Cayman until May or June of 2013. I was a little skeptical on hearing this, but after sniffing around, found it to be true. I didn’t want to put another year on this lease, so I asked about moving up to a 911. I was given the opportunity to drive a 2012 (not 2012.5) 911 C4S, which blew me away. I drove it back to back with a used 2009 CS, which was also great, but after the AWD experience, seemed a little…less. That started the debate…go with a used AWD 911 or a new, non-AWD baseline 911. I found a few killer used vehicles here on the pages of Cargurus.com, and received some great assistance, particularly from a dealer in northern New Jersey: Town Motors. The sales manager there, Julie, was very quick to respond to my annoying emails with questions on the cars, and how to make a trade work, etc. Unfortunately, I didn’t act quite fast enough and had an excellent deal sold out from under me within one day of seeing it listed. (lesson learned…don’t wait…call right away). Town had, and continues to have, a pretty nice selection of both new and used cars, so if you’re in that vicinity… I’d try them. Unfortunately, I’m not, so the act of making a three-vehicle trade, plus the handling of ongoing service from a dealer more than 100 miles away made the deal seem less logical. Ultimately, I ended up doing the deal with a local dealer (other than the one who did me the Cayman) on the new 911 and so far, so good. I should say: it wasn’t without a fair amount of gnashing of teeth and ringing of hands. It’s a big purchase for a guy whose risen through the ranks. Me? Buying a $100k 911??? Never. But, like so many things in life, you sometimes just have to bite the bullet and go for it. I may end up starving on the street some day, but at least I won’t be lying there on my death-bed saying: Gee…I wish I would have bought that 911 I always dreamt about. My biggest consolation to myself: It could’ve been that Aston Martin DB9 you test drove…gulp.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: One of the pinnacles of modern automotive design....cockpit design is ergonomic, user friendly instrumentation and options, handling is excellent, build quality is top.

    Cons: Haven't really had the car long enough to see any cons yet...I'll let you know when they arrive.

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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

    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

    2008 Porsche 911 Reviews

    Great By 08Porsche911

    If your looking for a getaway car to head out on curvy mountain roads or strait high speed shots across the high plains this is it .this car will will not disappoint ,this is the best car ive owned ... Read More

    A Complete Thrill To Drive By CARRERA991CAB

    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... Read More

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