2011 Porsche 911 Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

You'll be dazzled by the 2011 Porsche 911's unending driving joy, and maybe stunned by its passenger comfort and even its fuel economy.

It's the Alfred Hitchcock of sportscars. Cast it in silhouette, and the Porsche 911 still stands out as an instantly recognizable shape--albeit, one that's a lot more confidence-inspiring than frightening.

The 911 has never been as good as it is today. There's a power level, a top speed, a body style and a level of luxury for any driver with at least $75,000 in the budget. You'll spend twice that for the Turbo, and more for the very limited editions and the race cars among the street-friendlier 911s, but amazing acceleration, grip and maybe the best steering of any car, period, are the Porsche's stock and trade. From the bottom up.

It's all but a two-seater, and it hasn't been rated for safety scores beyond years of Autobahn lessons learned. And even with its limited utility, the 911 dazzles. The seats are good seats, not stripped-down perches. The carpet's plush, the leather rich--and the headroom soars, even if the luggage room is pinched down to a weekend bag's worth under the front hood, and maybe a couple more in the back "seats."

Porsche tempts with a choice of turbo and nonturbo flat-six engines; dual-clutch and manual transmissions; and rear- or all-wheel drive. Some days, we'd opt for a Cabriolet with the PDK; other times, a Turbo coupe with the six-speed manual is the only thing that will do. No matter what flavor, it's a strong one. It's the car the XKR, the ZR1 and the R8 V-10 might be one day, when they grow up and get some patina.

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July 19, 2015
2011 Porsche 911 2-Door Coupe S Turbo

A Supercar that you can drive everyday

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This is a Supercar you drive everyday. The Porsche Turbo S is everything you would like to have in a Supercar, the blistering 0 to 100kph is addictive. The car looks awesome and handles even better. I am truly... + More »
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April 6, 2017
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet

Fun, Fun, Fun

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Great handling, and fun to drive. New turbo engine sound great, and has great deceleration. Wouldn't change anything
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March 16, 2017
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

A fabulous automobile!

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Excellent automobile. The twin turbo six with PDK transmission provides very quick acceleration. The car is very comfortable to drive both in town and on the highway. Interior - all leather - is very well-done. + More »
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December 15, 2016
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

The 2017 911 Carrera is an all around great car with superb handling, power, and even good mileage!

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The basic 911 Carrera with the PDK transmission is a joy to drive and ride in. We have even driven it a bit in snowy/icy roads and it handles so well, there is no problem. Unless you want to race it on the... + More »
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February 23, 2016
2016 Porsche 911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4

Great car.

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Excellent daily driver. As it all wheel drive, I use it all year round. Quite comfortable on long trips and more cargo room then would expect. I'm 6'2" and there is more than enough room for the driver and... + More »
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December 15, 2016
2015 Porsche 911 2-Door Cabriolet Turbo S

The absolute supurb all around sports, track, road, touring car for two people.

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6 stars out of five. There is no need to say more.
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June 26, 2016
2015 Porsche 911 2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS

The greatest driving pleasure you could imagine.

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This is one awesome sounding and performing car. I live on the ridge of Mt, Tamalpais at 1200 ft with some of the most beautiful windy, curvy mountain roads with ocean views. The 911 GTS is the perfect car for... + More »
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February 5, 2016
2015 Porsche 911 2-Door Coupe GT3

Better than even highest expectations

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Traded up from a 2007 GT3, which was one of the better 997 varieties; the 991 GT3 is so far superior that it is in a totally different league. My lap time at Sebring reduced so much that I could hardly believe... + More »
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June 27, 2015
2015 Porsche 911 2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS

A superb car which I would purchase again.

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My sixth 911 so I must be enthusiastic about the marque. My only complaint is that ingress and egress are very difficult even for a short guy. I am still trying to find the correct combination of adjustments... + More »
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June 11, 2015
2015 Porsche 911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS

This is the most amazing car I've ever driven

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This is the best car I've ever driven or owned. Period
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