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Cons: Radio reception not the way it should be.
Advice: Best performance car I ever owned.Truly, one of the best cars ever made. Perfect handling, performance, appearance. You don't want to stop driving it. You become part of the road. A real sports car. Not a make believe car like most manufacturers try to copy. As a previous Porsche owner, the car will retain all it's qualities almost indefinetely.
Pros: The sound of the engine
Cons: Drinks gas like hell
Advice: Buy this its better than anything else on the road that you are considering to buyThe sound of this car is awsome it hug's the road really well and is great on track days and will give any supercar a run for it money. This is by far the best Porsche i have ever owned.
Pros: Looks and Performance
Cons: the body and bumpers are EASY to damage from stone chips to dings from idiots
Advice: DRIVE IT!FAST FAST FAST !!! Hugs the road .. and Porsche has brought back the GREAT sound of the engine.. Not broken in yet so I can't tell what it will do when it IS... but so far WOW! This is now my ONLY car so I'll update the review as I go through winter.. I did buy a set of rims and snows to get me through .. NJ has some BAD snows sometimes.. BUT I expect NO problems.. We'll see how the quality holds up as time goes by. Porsche has lowered the maintenance costs by extending service intervals sooo it costs about the same as my Lexus did. I'll let you know how quickly I go through tires..
Pros: 18 inch wheels
Cons: The fact that you have to pay for every feature.
Advice: Shop around, determine what you must have, locate the car and bargain. Alternative is to order the one you want and wait but negotiating becomes much harder.Its a great time to buy a porsche. A year or 2 ago, you would have paid a premium to get the one you wanted. I got a 2003 at 1k over dealer invoice. The car is awsome in many respects. It sufficently powered and is quick through every gear (all the way to 6). For an 80k car however, things like rattles in the sun roof/windshield are common place and aggravating if your like me. The interior is noisy and the quality of their HiFi Sound system is less than exciting. I've had BMWs with much better sound systems.
Pros: the amazing acceleration
Cons: it couldve came with some beter looking rims
Advice: test drive it only to seal the dealwow this car is so dang fast its unbelievable.. if u know how to drive a stick shift good then u will be pleased greatly i just barely started to go and next thing i know im going almost 50mph in like 2 seconds this ca is amazing get it as soon as u can
Pros: Total control
Cons: Luggage space
Advice: Don't hesitateAs an advid car freak I can honestly say that this car is the ultimate time machine. Having owned over 30 sport cars in the last 10 years this one may make me reconsider my desire to constanly change cars.Its not just the accleration but the total control you feel at every speed.Fast, fun, total let your hair down. If 120k is in your price range their is nothing better at any price .Have fun
Pros: 320hp engine with manual transmition...AWSOME
Cons: intrest rate offered by Porsche Financial...go somewhere else for financing
Advice: Watch your speed. Before you know it you'll be seeing flashing lights in your rearviewI own the C4 Cab and it is a dream. The 3.6-liter 320hp engine pushes this car hard. It's fast, nimble, and breed’s confidence in the driver. Also, the manual gearbox is the smoothest in the Biz, and the clutch is so easy to use. With the top down wind noise is minimal and the stereo is easy to hear even at 75 mph! If you have the money you cannot beat a Porsche. I have had this car for over 6 months and the novelty hasn't worn off. I am as excited to drive it today as the day I drove it off of the dealer lot. Must options are: 18-inch rims, sport exhaust, CD-changer, and upgraded leather. I have the navigation system as well and it's useful, but requires too much attention with a manual trans.