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New Porsche Ratings

Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.

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    12/22/2009 7:36:48 AM

    2010 Porsche Panamera - 4S AWD

    Pros: The sport car performance without the limitations

    Cons: The fat key that requires fumbling at insertion

    Advice: No 'skeletons' yet!

    Only have 1900 miles on the odometer, so haven't given it everything, but I can't imagine that off the track you can use any more performance than this car provides, and I'll bet it will give more on the track than lots of lighter two-door sport cars. The transmission/suspension has three sport settings at the touch of the button that range from soft and economical to 'Holy S--t!!'. The new dual clutch transmission is very quick but has a few surprise jerks when coming to a stop at the light. When set to do so, at the long lights, the engine will shut off as long as the foot's on the brake. Overall fuel economy is just under 20mi/gal. I love it!

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    6/3/2009 3:12:36 PM

    2009 Porsche Boxster - S

    Pros: Great performance

    Cons: Not the most comfortable car, especially for a tall driver or passenger.

    Advice: If you want great Porsche performance, and don't mind feeling a little cramped in a roadster, buy this car.

    The 2009 Porsche Boxster is a flat-out high performance machine. The six-cylinder engine offers more power than you might imagine, and the suspension is tuned to maximize handling. As roadsters go, it would be very difficult to beat this one. The top goes down in a mere 12 seconds, and the engine hums along beautifully. For all that you get, the price is nice - around $47,000.

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    8/25/2008 5:42:54 PM

    2008 Porsche Cayenne - GTS (M6)

    Pros: Raw power

    Cons: Hesitant acceleration

    Advice: Look at the lexus RX

    On my short date with the Cayenne, and my beautiful wife, I realized that this is an exceptional Sport Utility vehicle. The Porsche Cayenne cannot really make a decision on whether it wants to be a sports car or a sport utility vehicle. I didn’t mind the waffling, as the engine sounds like a tyrannosaurus rex living under the car, and the tight fitted seats and steering feels, well, strong and good. With a sticker price above $90,000 you better be getting an extinct dinosaur as an option. I had high hopes for this 2009 Porsche Cayenne test-drive and was left unfull, not satisfied, and pre-occupied with the Porsche Cayenne’s less expensive and very good competitive set. Then again, if you have a lot of money, really love Porsche, and want space but power and speed – the 2009 Porsche Cayenne is for you.

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    4/18/2008 3:22:44 PM

    2006 Porsche Cayman S - Base

    Pros: Exterier Design

    Cons: Very Little dealer Discount

    Advice: Make sure you get the sport chrono package

    Probally the Best looking Porsche to Date for the money.Handling is Tight and responsive will out corner Any car I have driven.I bout this car after I test drove It and after nearly 1 year I am addicted !! After market touches make it even Quicker and better lookinghands down best looking sports car out there for under 100K

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    1/24/2008 8:14:27 PM

    2005 Porsche Boxster - Base (M5)

    Pros: handles like its on rails

    Cons: not great looking although better then the 911

    Advice: none

    looking to purchase a sports car. have driven vettes, boxters and 911s. Have to say that so far the boxter was the car that made me smile ear to ear. Handles and sounds better then the vette and the 911. Im torn on what to purchase cause the vette looks so dam nice!!! But like i said the boxter ate them for lunch in the fun around town dept. As much fun as hammering around town on my motorcycle and thats a whole lot of fun!!!!!

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    12/7/2007 2:15:41 PM

    2006 Porsche Cayman S - Base

    Pros: The look and the overall feel

    Cons: Would like to have a few more horses, but this can be achieved with after-market additions

    Advice: Do not buy if you are just going to drive it around town-this thing needs to be DRIVEN on open roads also.

    Very fun and very fast. Need to get yourself some upgrades to make it sound better and look sharp, which means an after-market exhaust (Tubi for example) and some alloy rims. Not for 'large' people! Space is tight but cozy and secure feeling. This car hugs the road like no other! And it turns some heads-from the admiring ladies and envious guys.

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    10/30/2007 7:17:16 PM

    2007 Porsche Cayman - Base

    Pros: Tight responsive handling.

    Cons: Bose system is not all that great

    Advice: Don't buy a lot of options

    Tight, crisp, responsive, on rails, steering. Adequate acceleration and very good gas mileage for a car in this performance range if you stay off heavy throttle use. Hard to do. Just plain fun to drive. Have 1500 miles so far on new 2007 Cayman.