Auto Express's running costs ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I had always promised myself a Porsche 911 when the middle age crisis even threatened to manifest it'self (any excuse) it took me nearly two years of searching for the right car and patience paid dividends.
the niggling doubt of "never meet your hero for fear of disappointment" was apparent up until two minutes into the first drive and although it had almost 65k on the clock it felt like it had just been delivered from the factory. Don't let a little thing like mileage put you off a 911, service history and receipts speak volumes.
I couldn't be happier with my 911and when it is time for it to go it will be replaced by another.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

4 radiator failues - this is a common problem with this model1 gearbox linkage failure (connector between cable and gearstick).alternator bearing. For a 500bhp (the car is chipped) car used every day, 21mpg around town and 30mpg on a run is exceptionally good. nothing major has failed in 10 years and although main dealer servicing is not cheap, the overall running costs are very affordable for the type of car. the most expensive cost by far is depreciation (it has lost 2/3rds of its value, more than ł60k, in 10 years).

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

This car has covered nearly 20,000 miles pa since I bough it five and half years ago. It now has 170,000 miles on the clock, so it would be surprising if it had not had some replacement parts (eg lights, exhaust, clutch, suspension bearings, discs and pads, cabriolet roof etc)! It is a superb car, which is addictive to drive, long legged and extraordinarily undemanding on the driver on a long journey (eg London to Glasgow, Calais to the Alps). I have never owned a car which has given me such pleasure!

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

After five years of weekend/holiday use, I now use the car at least five days a week to reach the local station and have had no issues. there has only been one 'breakdown' and I was still able to make it to porsche service centre byfleet. The car is relatively thirsty and I have had a few big bills. spare parts are not expensive but labour costs are very high. a major service (every two years) is now ł750.

Cost: 4/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An almost perfect car only slightly let down by a sluggish Tiptronic gearbox (worse than my previous 996) Turbo lag much reduced and ride much better than 996 but still needs improvement. Better quality shock absorbing would help. Surprising economical for a 550hp car (DMS conversion) at 25mpg on long journeys.

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The DMS 997 Turbo is the best car I have owned in 45 years. Unlike Ferrari's it always starts and everything works. It is also easy and relaxing to drive, in spite of 550 BHP it is as intimidating as a pussy cat.

Cost: 3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent car, still takes the whole (young) family but has a weakness with the ignition coil packs. These have failed once and were in poor condition at the last service. Unacceptable on a vehicle of this type.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had a sensor failure but otherwise the car has been great (touch wood)!! Parts are clearly more expensive than my old m sport bmw, this is part and parcel of owning a 10 year old porsche.

Cost: 2/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The 911 was an aspiration, and when I could afford one, I bought one. Haven't been disappointed. The only car I would consider changing it for would be another one (preferably a Turbo!)

Cost: 2/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's an old cliche, but the 911 is indeed the everyday supercar! Being German, everything just works, I've driven Porsches for the last 10 years and never had any probelms

Cost: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Has broken down twice in my ownership and, whilst under warranty, had an expensive gearbox repair. Other costs have been mileage/age related and in line with expectations.

Cost: 2/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its been perfect. Insurance cheap given its a 200mph car, servicing average, tyre wear etc average too.... it's an amazing super car and great value for being that!

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Other than normal servicing and wear and tear, it has required no further thought. It's an expensive porformance car, so the costs incurred are tyo be expected.

Cost: 3/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This 911 Turbo 997 Generation 2 car is simply stunninigly good and whilst expensive is still exceptional value given the phenominal performance!!!

Cost: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Battery needs monitoring and connected to a conditioner in winter. Expensive on fuel and spares but worth it for a phenominal performance.

Cost: 1/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had a problem yet! Restricted in tyre choice by insurance companies, spare parts can be very expensive of you do not shop arround.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Exemplary save for the rear main oil seal on the engine failing 3 times in 11,000 miles. For a 450bhp car, 28 mpg is amazing.

Cost: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far...! perfect. Main dealer pricing not as expensive as you might think and there are many alternatives.

Cost: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Avoid chasing dreams. The dissilusion and disappointment of finding the truth behind the myth is a hard pill to swallow.

Cost: 1/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Superb fun to drive and own. Costs a little higher than anticipated, but nothing too unexpected for this class of car.

Cost: 3/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Had the car for 17 mths had no problems with it. Find it ok could be better not as good as the dealer says.

Cost: 2/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The 911 has lived up to what I expected and hoped for. Excellent car - would buy another without question.

Cost: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car I've ever owned and I would buy another but can't find one as high spec at a reasonable price.

Cost: 2/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only one issue re leaking steering rack - fixed under warranty. Expensive tyres, fuel and servicing.

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues at all in 18months I have owned it. Service once every 24 months. service due in 6 months.

Cost: 5/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Battery needs charging quite frequently, a porsche trait apparently! Expensive but as expected.

Cost: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Nothing wrong so far. Expensive tyres and parts but no worse than expected for a porsche.

Cost: 3/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Touch wood been good so far but only done 2000 miles. Cheap considering the performance.

Cost: 3/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

A great car that I would have marked higher but for the issue I have had with Porsche UK

Cost: 2/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Oil leak from left turbo oil return pipe, bonnet badge loose, airconditioning unit leak

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Consumption is not great but that is to be expected. tyres, shocks etc are expensive.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems. Service and parts are expensive. warranty restrictions are unreasonable.

Cost: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues. always starts first time. Service interval is 3 years or 20k miles.

Cost: 5/5
R-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

The 911 Turbo is a hard car to replace. The only option is another 911 Turbo.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good it's a porsche ! It's expensive to run its a porsche !!

Cost: 2/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Extremely good for a supercar. Tyres are the biggest expense.

Cost: 3/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant - exactly what you expect from a Porsche 911.

Cost: 3/5
52-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

Fantastic drive, well built, still drives like new.

Cost: 3/5
52-reg , Owner for More than 5 years

Fantastic drive, well built, still drives like new.

Cost: 3/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems. This is a very expensive care to run.

Cost: 2/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No issues to report as yet. Expensive insurance.

Cost: 2/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Semi-slick original tyres useless and expensive.

Cost: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Never let me down yet. Labour is expensive.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

There's no other car I'd rather be driving

Cost: 3/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No problems yet. Petrol + tyres expensive.

Cost: 3/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

For the money nothing does it better

Cost: 2/5
2003-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Parts are expensive as is servicing.

Cost: 2/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Everything and more I expected

Cost: 3/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Beautiful, exiting and fun.

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Best car I have ever owned.

Cost: 3/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Amazing all rounder.

Cost: 2/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good

Cost: 3/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

the best!

Cost: 3/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Awesome

Cost: 3/5
V-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great!

Cost: 2/5