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Used Porsche 911 Coupe 2005-2012 review

(2005 - 2012)
Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)
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Which used Porsche 911 coupe should I buy?

The good news is there is no such thing as a bad version of the 997, and so there’s an argument to be made for just opting for the most basic rear-wheel-drive Carrera and saving some money. However, with its increased power output, standard-fit PASM adaptive dampers and the fact there are simply more to choose from, the Carrera S is our 997 of choice, preferably in Gen 2 guise to minimise the possibility of engine problems.

As for optional extras to look out for, any car with a stopwatch on top of the dash will have the Sport Chrono pack fitted, which allows you to sharpen throttle response and relax the stability control system for a sportier drive. There is also a Sport chassis that lowers the suspension and adds a mechanical limited-slip differential, improving handling at the cost of a firmer ride.

A rear windscreen wiper is also a useful option it’s worth looking out for, particularly if you need to reverse out of your driveway first thing in the morning.

Our favourite Porsche 911: Gen 2 997 Carrera S manual

 

Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)

Which used Porsche 911 coupe should I buy?

The good news is there is no such thing as a bad version of the 997, and so there’s an argument to be made for just opting for the most basic rear-wheel-drive Carrera and saving some money. However, with its increased power output, standard-fit PASM adaptive dampers and the fact there are simply more to choose from, the Carrera S is our 997 of choice, preferably in Gen 2 guise to minimise the possibility of engine problems.

As for optional extras to look out for, any car with a stopwatch on top of the dash will have the Sport Chrono pack fitted, which allows you to sharpen throttle response and relax the stability control system for a sportier drive. There is also a Sport chassis that lowers the suspension and adds a mechanical limited-slip differential, improving handling at the cost of a firmer ride.

A rear windscreen wiper is also a useful option it’s worth looking out for, particularly if you need to reverse out of your driveway first thing in the morning.

Our favourite Porsche 911: Gen 2 997 Carrera S manual

 

Used Porsche 911 Coupe (05-12)
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