2009 Porsche 911

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18 reviews
Available Price Range $26,796-$94,368 Trims12 Combined MPG 19-21 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2009 Porsche 911

Our Take

Porsche's flagship 911 comes in more than a dozen variants, most of which have substantial mechanical upgrades for 2009. At the low end, the car competes with the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class and BM... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Cramped cabin
  • Storage space
  • Harsh ride quality
  • Meagerly equipped base model
  • Expensive options
  • Some cheap cabin materials

Notable Features

  • Upgraded six-cylinder engines for 2009
  • 911 Turbo remains the same
  • New twin-clutch transmission
  • New iPod-compatible stereo option
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Coupe, convertible or glass-roofed Targa


Our Expert Reviews

Tired of all the dreary news?Then slip behind the wheel of a 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera for a little R&R.We briefly felt guilty about enjoying a high-performance sports car at a time when some are losing sleep over conserving an ounce of fuel, until we pulled the ruby red Porsche into a mall lot as a bumblebee yellow Smart was pulling out.It appeared the man piloting the Smart shed a tear whi... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 18 reviews

An iconic car

by Sports car enthusiast from Santa Fe, NM on March 13, 2011

This is my first Porsche. Owned a BMW 330 convertible for years and test driven Z's, new 3 series turbo diesels, similar year Vette and recent Carrera coupes (including my friend's base '06 Carrera) b... Read Full Review

12 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


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Porsche 911.

Warranty Coverage





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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