2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6 from UK and Ireland
Always a classic, but it's just been discovered... things do get better with age
I wrote a review a few years ago about my 993. It was awesome. However as life goes, sometimes you are up and sometimes you can't have a toy any more.
Several years later, back on the up, it was time to get another 911.
So a 993 was out of my budget... gutted.
So a 996 was the choice, and fortunately I landed on a low mileage 4S which has been a thrill every time I get in it. With every option including a switchable sports exhaust, it makes a different sound to the 993, but louder and it really does roar when getting close to the red line. Turbo wide body/suspension and brakes gives it a hard ride, but it just comes alive once you get going, and with technology included and 4 wheel drive, for me it's a far better ride than the 993. I love the look of it, and from behind it really does look the part.
Just come back from a major service today and cost me £500. That really was everything done, and potentially that's it for 2 years, although it will be pampered again in 12 months.
Went to Bruges a couple of months ago, and didn't miss a beat, and I'm off to tour France next month and can't wait.
For me the 996 4S isn't the sweet cute 993, but now with a few years under her belt she has turned into a real beauty, rare, a head turner and user friendly, so no hidden surprises. Going up in value, this will be a classic to hold onto.
I would highly recommend, and the manual is superb if you get the choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th March, 2016