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Full-on luxury conveniences and electronic aids are often missing from high-end sports cars, but the 2009 Porsche 911 offers it all, from an available navigation system and Bose stereo to standard leather and automatic climate control.
The 2009 iteration of the 911 features an upgraded Porsche Communication System (PCM) with a new screen measuring 6.5 inches compared to the last year's 5.8 inches and a simpler keyboard. The PCM also includes an internal GSM mobile phone module with Bluetooth hands-free operation. “And the car accepts all the latest MP3 gadgetry,” reports Popular Mechanics.
Even the most basic Porsche 911 Carrera comes well equipped off of dealer lots. ConsumerGuide says that all 911 Porsches come with standard "air conditioning w/automatic climate control" and "tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel," along with "cruise control, partial leather upholstery," and full power accessories. Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com also rave about the sound system, and Forbes Autos reports "the latest sound system really makes the best of the 911's tight cabin with nine well-placed speakers." An upgraded "Bose sound system" is standard on the Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo, according to ConsumerGuide.
For those who demand even more luxury and personalization, Edmunds reviewers proclaim, "Porsche offers up a dizzying array of expensive options." Noteworthy features on the Porsche 911 include Porsche's Adaptive Sport Seats, which Forbes Autos says "improve both lateral support and overall comfort so much that they are worth it if you plan to spend a lot of time behind the wheel."
Edmunds states that options also include "custom color schemes, different seats, upgraded stereos, custom leather trims and a choice of wood, aluminum and carbon-fiber accents." ConsumerGuide reviewers mention that the 2009 911 Porsche Carrera Turbo comes with standard "full-leather upholstery." Edmunds also reports that "a navigation system and a Sport Chrono package" are available, and "in addition to supplying lap times and records, the Sport Chrono option also remaps the electronic throttle for quicker response."
The 2009 Porsche 911 may be an incredible sports car, but it also comes standard with a lengthy list of luxury features.