2006 Porsche 911
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Worth more than I paid

by from AZ on July 2, 2009

I bought this car new in 2006. It has this magic to it when I think it does, when I ask it gives. It is sublime to drive this car, my heart races every time I start it up. It feels as though it is tun...
I bought this car new in 2006. It has this magic to it when I think it does, when I ask it gives. It is sublime to drive this car, my heart races every time I start it up. It feels as though it is tuned specifically for me and it takes the road like a tuna takes to the ocean. I have driven many cars but none are like the 911. This car is extremely reliable and fun. Keep the others I'm a Porsche fan for life, nothing else even compares for me now.
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Carrera 4 Hot Wheels

by from San Francisco Bay Area on December 6, 2011

As a previous 911 owner (74 Targa) and regrettably selling in the late '90's, I looked for over six months at late model 911's available on the previous owned market. I came across a posting for a 200...
As a previous 911 owner (74 Targa) and regrettably selling in the late '90's, I looked for over six months at late model 911's available on the previous owned market. I came across a posting for a 2006 Carerra 4 with only 9300 miles. The test drive and PPI were without compromise. Since then, the vehicle has been a blast to drive, performs all tasks without hesitation, and I have never second guessed my decision to purchase this used vehicle. My only criticism is the harsh and noisy ride over concrete and rough asphalt. This may be partially due to the tires. If you are considering a used 911 purchase, do your homework on reliability issues, be prepared for high repair costs when they do come up (or purchase a service contract if you don't want to worry), and test drive several vehicles.
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2006 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet

by from Washington, DC on March 23, 2012

I bought my dream car last year - it's a 2006 Porsche Carrera S4 Cabriolet. i bought it from a private owner. It was worth the wait after 30 years of dreaming. The car simply performs. The all wheel d...
I bought my dream car last year - it's a 2006 Porsche Carrera S4 Cabriolet. i bought it from a private owner. It was worth the wait after 30 years of dreaming. The car simply performs. The all wheel drive hugs the road at high speeds, the acceleration is awesome and makes for an unbeleivable ride when in the Sport mode. Sometimes I enjoy watching my lady drive it around the driveway just so I can capture looking at it and listening to it. I love the exhaust tone. Get one as soon as you can. You won't regret it!
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World Class Car

by from Denver, CO on September 23, 2010

I have had a Ferrari. But a Porsche is a Porsche. You can actually drive it every day. My Ferrari was not as reliable and was not an every day car. I am hooked. I will never drive anything else but a ...
I have had a Ferrari. But a Porsche is a Porsche. You can actually drive it every day. My Ferrari was not as reliable and was not an every day car. I am hooked. I will never drive anything else but a Porsche 911.
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If you love to drive, you can not go wrong.

by from Myrtle Beach, SC on October 1, 2012

If you love to drive you will not go wrong with a Porsche. This is my second one and the difference between my 2002 and the "new" 2006 are dramatic. Mine is all wheel drive and it is just simply the b...
If you love to drive you will not go wrong with a Porsche. This is my second one and the difference between my 2002 and the "new" 2006 are dramatic. Mine is all wheel drive and it is just simply the best at cornering and hugging the road. I am now drving my dream car. WOW!
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A special spot in my little stable

by from San Francisco CA on May 22, 2009

This is a fast, fun car to drive.. and you'll never have an inferiority complex when you pull up to the A&W. I have a big BMW and an even bigger Brooklands. And i reach for the 4S keys first.
This is a fast, fun car to drive.. and you'll never have an inferiority complex when you pull up to the A&W. I have a big BMW and an even bigger Brooklands. And i reach for the 4S keys first.
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Great ride!

by from Myrtle Beach, SC on November 29, 2009

This is an exceptional sports car...Great handling,super performance, and just a joy to drive either on the open road or around town...
This is an exceptional sports car...Great handling,super performance, and just a joy to drive either on the open road or around town...
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Head Turner

by from California on March 7, 2009

This is just a show off car.. everytime i drive this, heads are turning towards me. The sound system of 13 Bose speakers are superb! The triptonic feature is so awesome. The car can be programmed tha...
This is just a show off car.. everytime i drive this, heads are turning towards me. The sound system of 13 Bose speakers are superb! The triptonic feature is so awesome. The car can be programmed that it beeps when you are over the speedlimit you set.
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Porsche 911 s

by from Sam Jose, ca on July 25, 2012

Hottest car I have ever owned. One word: DEPENDABLE! The thing is built like a tractor. You could plow the farm with them. Obviously, I would never do something like that with a work of art, but if ne...
Hottest car I have ever owned. One word: DEPENDABLE! The thing is built like a tractor. You could plow the farm with them. Obviously, I would never do something like that with a work of art, but if needed, it is capable...
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Exactly as you would imagine it to be

by from Northern, NJ on August 10, 2014

After 24 years of waiting, several months of looking and a few months of ownership, I can confirm that the 2006 C4S is the car you (or at least I had) hoped it would be. A Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI...
After 24 years of waiting, several months of looking and a few months of ownership, I can confirm that the 2006 C4S is the car you (or at least I had) hoped it would be. A Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) by an independent Bosch Certified Porsche specialist is a MUST, even if purchasing from a dealership. I had to walk away from a few different cars (very difficult to do sometimes) because of the questions and/or issues the PPI raised. Also, to keep in mind: a properly cared for car with higher miles is often just as good (if not better) than the garage queen with almost no miles on it...these cars were meant to be driven, not parked. A 911 with the right 'story', proper maintenance records and, a clean PPI (by someone who really knows what they're doing) should be a big help to purchasing with confidence, regardless of mileage. Heads up: Biggest weakness in the car is it's entertainment system. The integrated antenna can barely hold a signal, No AUX input to the system (for iphone/ipod, etc), there is no satellite radio, or bluetooth/hands-free capabilities. Entering the address for the factory Nav is an exercise in frustration too, though directions & prompts have been pretty accurate thus far. Alas, no one buys these cars for the radio, but It's something to know...and If you're so-inclined there are after-market solutions to these inconsequential problems.
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