Used Porsche 911 Coupe 2005-2012 review


(2005 - 2012)
Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Porsche 911 coupe?

One of the reasons for the 911’s success is that there isn’t much else out there that does so much so well. A Jaguar XK offers a similar amount of space and some fine engines, but is more of a grand tourer than a sports car.

For something that’s as exciting to drive as a 911 you might also be tempted by the gorgeous Aston Martin V8 Vantage, but in doing so you’ll forgo the 911’s useful extra seats, and even then it doesn’t feel quite as polished in dynamic terms.

Then of course there’s the threat from models lower down in the Porsche range, most notably the Cayman, which is superb to drive and cheaper to buy, meaning you can pick up a significantly newer car for the same price as a 911.

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Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)
Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)
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The Porsche 911 is a dream car for many people, but what are the realities of buying a used example?

  • Incredible performance
  • Sharp handling
  • Surprisingly practical
  • Expensive to buy
  • High running costs
  • Lots of road noise