HAVE HAD 964 CAB, 996 COUPE. CHANGED A FEW YEARS AGO FOR FAMILY REASONS TO LUXERY SALOON AND TRIED VARIOUS SPORTS COUPES BUT NONE AS GOOD AS THE 997. SUPER, BRILLANT, FANTASTIC.
I bought my Carrera 2 after becoming disillusioned with my DB7 Vantage last winter (typical British GT not made for the British winter climate), and I'm so pleased I did.
Just after I collected it from the dealer, I went on the 'Porsche test drive plus' to see what it could do on the track (they provide the car) and I was astonished by the incredible handling and braking ability.
Pound for pound, there can't be a better all-round car available. I use it every day, for commuting and pleasure. It's just so entertaining to drive.
A couple of months back my father asked me to drive his DB9 for a few days whilst he was away on holiday, and I seriously missed the 997. In comparison, the DB9 was shockingly boring, which I think sums it up.
absolutely superb, loved my 996 but this is way better. It obviously aint gonna be cheap but to run but its not mad and if u want good mpg slow down or get a diesel??
I bought my 997 C2 tiptronic in December 2005, and so far I've really enjoyed it. However, there are a few problems, such as interior rattles and squeaks. It went back to the dealer to have these adjusted a few times, and eventually they eradicated the vast majority. Many people would not have bothered, I'm just very fussy!
Running costs are OK - insurance for me is not too bad, considering the cost and performance of the car. Servicing is great - around £400 every two years or 24,000miles. That's really is good in my opinion. Petrol is not so cheap, though - I get around 18mpg. Admittedly, I do a lot of town driving, but I should be getting over 20mpg at least.
As for the drive, the car is awesome. The C2 acceleration is fast enough for most (although those coming from a Turbo/GT3 may find it a little slow) and the 911 has now evolved into such a balanced vehicle in the bends, even though so much weight is in the back. In this 911 you can have real confidence that you won't lose the back end (and if you do, the excellent PSM lends a welcome hand).
In conclusion, Porsche has made the 911 even better than its brilliant 996 predecessor. It's well put-together (bar a few sqeaks), has generous equipment levels, a stimulating drive and everyday practicality make this, in my opinion, the best car you can buy. The only way I could better it is by getting a 997 Turbo.
997, the legend evolves!
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