Buy this car for the high performance and fine engineering that it offers. Don't buy this car if you're expecting a luxury car experience of a nice quiet ride.
Would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for the best value in horsepower, vehicle standard equipment, and sheer joy of driving. The 911 fits like a tight fitting glove that goes provides outstanding torque in every gear, at whatever speed you're cruising at. It's a joy to drive and has been quite comfortable on most roads.
The 911 is one of the few cars you can drive comfortably to work everyday, take to the track on weekends in stock form, AND safely transport a child who is too small to ride in the front seat. This car turned out to be better than I expected, and I expected a lot. I want to drive it all the time because it is both very comfortable and very capable. But to really enjoy it, you need to take it to a safe, legal racing environment. I recommend AutoX events, PCA DEs or SCCA PDX events. Another surprising aspect I enjoy about the car is actually doing the maintenance. Flat 6 in a rear engine layout makes for a difficult car to work on, but the car is not that bad if you have some mechanical skills. After investing in some extra tools, I have been able to do all the basic maintenance, saving myself a ton of money and enjoyed learning about the car. However, if you have doubts, take it to a Porsche mechanic. The car handles interestingly. The weight bias is largely in the rear, and thus why the rear tires are so much wider than the fronts. So, expect the rear tires to do a LOT of the work accelerating, turning and braking. The front is relatively light and sort of just points the car for the rear to follow. Leaving PSM on should take away most oversteer fears you would expect with a RWD, rear engine car. It works well, and is not intrusive. Stock, the car accelerates and brakes great. It has pretty good lateral grip as well, however I think it is a bit slow on transitions because of stock spring rates. To fix this would subtract from the everyday road comfort. My car has the PDK and it is very nice, especially after I added the paddle shifter steering wheel. It is very fast upshifting and downshifting, and unless you absolutely must row your own gears, I recommend the PDK.