According to a Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) conducted by J.D. Power 2021 in the US, the Porsche 911 has emerged the top-rank model for trouble-free ownership.
This is the second time in three years that the Porsche 911 has taken top spot. On the other hand, the Porsche Macan emerged as the most dependable among premium compact SUVs.
The study, now in its 32nd year, measures the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) experienced during the past 12 months by owners of 3-year old vehicles. This year’s study was based on 2018 model-year vehicles.
The Porsche 911 came in with a score of 57 PP100 – the lower the figure, the more dependable the car is.
Locally, the Porsche 911 is available in the form of the Carrera S and Carrera, priced at RM1.1 million and RM1.2 million respectively.
Underneath its rear bonnet is a 3.0-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine which now makes 450 hp and 530 Nm, a 30 hp and 30 Nm increase from before. This is largely attributed to the relocated intercoolers and revised turbocharger flow.
The RWD Carrera S will do 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds while the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S gets to the century mark 0.1 second faster.