Hey Porsche, Nice Work!
There has been a lot of talk and praise surrounding Porsche build quality and reliability over the last couple of years. JD Power awarded Porsche the number one spot for reliability. A German brand that has historically been synonymous with performan... Read the rest of this article on DOGFIGHT!
If you're gonna pay that much, that should be the least you can expect.
Agreed! We should start expecting it from more makers. I just can't believe they're ranked higher than Honda, Toyota, etc. I would love to have an older air-cooled 911, I've never really looked into their long-term reliability though. One day...
Originally Posted by pwschuh
You have to give it to Porsche for also producing a relatively affordable super car. 911 turbo s 530 hp 197 mph top speed, with an msrp of around 160,000. And with reliabity to go with it.
The 911 is a great looking car though. Saw a '10 Carrera 4s this morning while running around. Stunning profile!
I like a few of the newer ones, mainly only the expensive limited production ones, but I keep seeing these early 912s and 911s done up like carrera RS or factory Rs and they sure look fun. The early air-cooled ones have a much better exhaust note than the new ones IMO.
Yes.. I would take a hardtop any day. (Not sure what they call their "hardtop" model.. but obviously not the convertible one) I really like how sleek they look all black. I wonder why they put the tape over the Porsche emblem in the steering wheel though?
SO after 40 some years they got it all working right? I suppose that's quite an accomplishment.
how about this one,
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I'm not really a fan of the 911. To me, it shows how a car can be less than the sum of its parts. After nearly 50 years, they're still perpetuating an engineering error, and spending long hours working around it. I'm sorry, but would it kill you to swing the drivetrain around and move the engine out of the arse? That's definitely not where a proper sports car should have it's engine, but Porsche are too afraid to mess with its holy cow. That's why the Cayman cannot have too hot an engine, otherwise the 911 would be shamed by its cheaper relative.
That said, it's nice to know it can be used regularly, and that it's reliable. But that goes to the point of my "less than the sum of its parts" comment above. The bits are superb by themselves, the complete set less so.
Anyways, manufacturers nowadays all have mastered to perfection only one solution which to them is the greatest of all inventions... programmed obsolescense. Which is why I hate modern cars as a whole anyway. When people start doing inferior cars on purpose, that's definitely a turn-off for me. Why would I want a car with a plastic radiator (which will fail) when a few years back they were superbly made in metal? Progress these days is more about deceiving the customer than actually having a real forward leap in engineering... that has been sacrificed to marketing, which now guides car design.
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