2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6 from Australia and New Zealand
Poorly manufactured and appalling build quality for the price
Transmission noise at 7000kms.
RMS (rear main seal) leak at 16000kms.
Interior falling apart and of poor quality.
I've always loved Porsche, but since having bought it, I'm starting to have grave concerns, especially when the warranty runs out!
The built quality is not what I had expected from a car in this price range. The problems with the RMS and transmission are really worrying me, although they were eventually repaired under warranty (dealer support sucks). I'm worried if this happens again, I'll be up for mega bucks $$$$ to fix.
I hear on various forum that the 996 and 997 911's suffer from all these type of problems. This was not the experience I was hoping for. I'm now sadly selling this car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 9th October, 2005
Deteriorating build quality has been affecting many of the mainstream German marques (VW, Audi, BMW) for some time, but I am shocked it has filtered through to Porsche.
I would be gutted had I spent that sort of money on a car and had even trivial problems with it.
The GS300 has gone to the wife and YES I'm selling the 911 even though I've been informed I stand to lose around $70,000 AUD. I have enjoyed driving the car immensely, but don't want to be stuck with any future problems, once the warranty expires. Associates of mine own or have owned the older 911's mid 80's vintage with high KMS and suffer very few problems. Although I've always loved Porsche, it seems the company philosophy has changed.