This 2006 Porsche 911 Carrera is a recent trade-in that caught my eye when it first pulled into the lot. It wasn’t just the color that got my attention. This is one of those cars that I’ve always wanted to drive. In fact, I considered buying a 1960’s Porsche 912 at one point but it didn’t work out.
I haven’t taken it out on the road yet. But I have driven it around the building a couple of times. It’s a six-speed with a rear engine that growls pleasantly behind you all day long. According to Edmunds.com it comes with a “3.6-liter flat six rated at 325 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.” That’s a lot of power for such a small car! Wouldn’t this be fun to take home for the weekend?
The interior of this car is fairly nice for a sports car. It has a nice audio system with supportive seats. The first thing I noticed was that the ignition key was on the left side of the steering wheel. That’s not usual for most cars I have driven. The other thing I noticed was how simple the interior was. Mercedes-Benz cars have luxurious interiors. This Porsche was designed with simplicity in mind. And that’s okay.
I may take it for another drive next week. We’ll see.