Best Bet
(4.8) 18 reviews
MSRP: $19,768$95,360
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 18-22
Engine: 325-hp, 3.6-liter H-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2008 Porsche 911

Our Take on the 2008 Porsche 911

Our Take

Porsche's flagship 911 sports car has nearly half a dozen spinoffs for 2008. New to the lineup is a 911 Turbo-based 530-horsepower GT2, which is the most powerful production 911 yet. Also new is a Cabriolet drop-top version of the 911 Turbo. Still available are the track-ready 911 GT3 and GT... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort on rougher surfaces
  • Price
  • Minimal backseat space
  • Cargo space

Notable Features

  • 530-hp GT2
  • Turbo Cabriolet
  • 3.6- and 3.8-liter flat-six
  • Potent Turbo and GT3 models
  • Available Porsche Active Suspension Management


Our Expert Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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by J from New Jersey on April 9, 2008

I took delivery of a 2008 C4 about 2 weeks ago. It is my third 911 anf by far the best - - in every way. The handling is terrific, and, as expected, it is fast - - the total package. The interior has... Read Full Review

15 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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