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The distinctive Porsche 911 Carrera S is the epitome of agility and refinement in sports cars, yet it is also relatively practical. The Carrera S is an exhilarating car for the expert driver, but stable enough that novice drivers can take advantage of its high performance capabilities.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

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What Owners Say

“Phenomenal handling”

Anonymous, IA (2012 Porsche 911)

“Power, control and handling technologies support in the car increase driving pleasure.”

MICHAEL S., CA (2012 Porsche 911)

“It's a Porsche - handles incredibly well & comfortable too”

Anonymous, FL (2012 Porsche 911)

“The PDK dual clutch transmission is arguably the best transmission in production today. Acceleration and shifting in the Sport Plus mode is stunning. Launch Control is a blast. Braking is astounding. And cornering, well, it's a Porsche!”

JEFFREY S., AZ (2012 Porsche 911)

“This car not only looks great, but it is a real pleasure to drive. Merging into freeway traffic is virtually effortless, and the handling is tight and very responsive. I drive it sometimes just for the 'fun of it.'”

DENNIS D., CA (2012 Porsche 911)

“Very powerful, responds directly and quickly to steering input, confidence inspiring.”

JOSEPH R., CA (2012 Porsche 911)

“It is a world class sports car that feels like not is glued to the road when you drive it. It has plenty of power and excellent braking. Great fit and finish - love it.”

SHERI H., AZ (2012 Porsche 911)

“Simply amazing acceleration, braking, handling. A rocket.”

RICHARD A., CA (2012 Porsche 911)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

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What Owners Say

“WIth larger rims and smaller aspect tires the ride is quite firm - quite harsh sometimes”

DOUGLAS A., CA (2012 Porsche 911)

“The vehicle is incurably comfortable for a car in it's class. The 14 way seats have heat and ventilation. The ride is supple but not overly harsh. It is a bit noisy with tire noise and a sport exhaust.”

Anonymous, VA (2012 Porsche 911)

“very adjustable supportive seats with high quality leather surfaces. I love the mechanical sound of the engine and the gratifying exhaust note. The tight body and firm suspension are very confidence inspiring. climate control is faultless. Warms and cools quickly. Just like any other modern car. outward vision is very good considering the body style. This car seems to have been built for taller rather than shorter individuals. I'm 6'2" and don't come close the the end of seat travel. My shorter”

FREDRICH D., OH (2012 Porsche 911)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

NA

Styling

How it looks inside and out

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What Owners Say

“Beautiful iconic styling - a classic”

Anonymous, VA (2012 Porsche 911)

“The GTS model incorporates styling and handling drawn from other higher performance models for a lesser price.”

MICHAEL S., CA (2012 Porsche 911)
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