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Porsche 911 review

Cost & verdict
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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Porsche 911 coupe running costs

Both the Carrera S and 4 S models undercut more exclusive rivals such as the Aston Martin Vantage and Audi R8 by a wide margin, but they do look quite expensive next to the Jaguar F-Type Coupé.

A long options list (more on that later) means it’s easy to add thousands of pounds to the price, while discounts are non existent as the 992 is so new. Porsche also tightly controls the number of cars built, so waiting lists are relatively long. However, this does mean resale values are consistently strong.

The cheapest model to run out of the cars currently on sale is the rear-wheel drive Carrera S with the eight-speed PDK gearbox, which promises 32mpg (although you’ll be lucky to see that in the real world).

Porsche 911 coupe equipment

We’d go for the Carrera S as it’s quite a bit cheaper than the all-wheel drive 4S and yet comes with a decent amount of equipment, including leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a 10.9in touchscreen sat-nav system, LED headlights, cruise control, heated seats and keyless entry. Several desirable bits of equipment aren’t included, though; rain-sensing wipers, a rear-view camera, lane keep assist and keyless start are all on the options list.

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Porsche 911 coupe reliability

The 992 is too new to have featured in our latest reliability survey, but Porsche as a brand came towards the bottom of our most recent survey. On the plus side, the 992 comes with a three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty plus you get three years’ European breakdown cover. You can also pay extra for an extended warranty once the factory warranty expires.

Porsche 911 coupe safety and security

Six airbags are standard, as is a sophisticated stability control system. There are also Isofix child seat-mounting points on each rear seat; and an Isofix point on the front passenger seat.

There’s also plenty of advanced safety aids on the options list such as blindspot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control, which will automatically apply the brakes if it senses an impending crash.

The 911 hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP, so no scores are currently available. An engine immobiliser and an alarm are standard, but if you want more protection you can pay for Porsche’s vehicle tracking system, which makes it possible to trace stolen vehicles across most of Europe.

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Verdict

The Porsche 911 is a fantastic sports car and one of the few you can live with every day. Lower-end models are world-class and define the sports car category

  • Seriously rapid performance, whichever version you go for
  • Superb body control
  • Comparatively comfortable ride
  • Beautifully finished interior
  • Pretty practical
  • Stingy equipment list
  • Expensive options
  • Lots of road noise on the motorway
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