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1986 Porsche 911 User Reviews

1986 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Cultvines writes:
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3

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I love the looks and the handling of this car, A classic !

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Needs more power.

Cultvines
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Fun! — The 86 911 just keeps appreciating, and based upon the cost to buy a new 911, it's no wonder why. What I like about this car is how simple it is. It's a visceral car, with manual steering and sublime brakes and go cart like handling. It's smaller and lighter than today's 911's not nearly as fast, and yet, I find myself driving it more than my other 911. That's just how good it is.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ryan writes:
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Great nostalgic sports car & great investment if takin care of.

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Not a family car and parts/maintenance can be expensive for those who do not do the work themselves.

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Funnest Car I Have Ever Owned. — No finer sports car out there for reliability, looks, and resale value. Air cooled Porsche's and 911s in particular are the most recognizable vehicle on the road and pure fun to drive. Ferdinand Porsche got it right with this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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M3Woody writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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5

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Timeless styling, Awesome looks, great brakes and handling make it fun to drive on the track or just a nice long section of winding roads

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Demands that you know how to drive it at the limits.  Lift in a corner and you get a trip out backwards! A/C is marginal at best.

M3Woody
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A True Drivers Car! — I purchased this 911 after a 3 year search from Bromos with they had a dealership in Atlanta, Georgia. As a bonus I received a drivers school at Roebling Road and was fortunate to have Hurley Haywood as my instructor! I learned so much from him that weekend. It was an opportunity of a lifetime and helped to make me the driver I am today.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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bobbyp writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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5

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Classic red 911 carrera with whales tail. Handles excelent, fun to drive,no need to speed......it looks fast standing still. It is one of the few true sports cars that could be used as as a daily driver. Small rear seat is good to have in a pinch.Turns heads eveywhere.

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Although i love the 5 speed it becomes less enjoyable the older i get, because i drive it short distances locally. The interiors of Porsches especially this age are kind of basic even though they have all the power stuff ...even cruise control on a 5 speed......didn't even know that was possible till i owned this car.

bobbyp
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Best Car I've Ever Owned. Well Built And Fun To Drive.hugs The Corners Like Nothing Else — Love most everything about this car. It cost less than most current model even cheap new cars. Looks great, runs perfect, soooo smooth.If you ever get the chance drive one do it and i think you'll be hooked like me.

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Daniel writes:
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the speed

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nothing

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911 The Legend — firt's its a porsche so its pretty fast the looks of it are very hot and the power is awosome, it's a sports car so its not so confortable in the back so you can only take your dog and your girfriend for a spin

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jordan writes:
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5

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it has a tourbo and great speaker system

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nothings bad

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The Porsche Is Amazing Car Dont Trade For Anything — performance- its an amazing car i would never trade it its has amazing acceliration and i put a tourbo in it foor extra boost the apperence is classic its an 86 soo its a light burgandy this cars visuals is its a car that everyone drops wat they are doin and stares

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karen writes:
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it's fast

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it's expensive

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Porsches Rock — We bought this car from a guy who had never exposed it to snow (salt), did not use it as his primary car, had very few miles, and was desperate. When things go bad, they're not cheap. But keeping on top of maintenance just like with any car, helps. Driving it is an awesome experience. Would love to get another one. Like a 1966.

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Ken writes:
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Great feedback through the wheel, the seat, and through the noises (there's plenty of those). Actually, the summertime heat's an advantage too. I've witness unplanned exposure of skin, just so my date can cool off!! That's not in the list of features, but should be!

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Noisy, and boiling hot in the summertime. And maintenance is very expensive, though not much of that, fortunately.

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Wonderful Car, And A Real Head-turner. An Amazing Car To Drive On Country Roads. — All the power and cornering ability I can handle. I've had straight-line cars that would run circles around it (not many, but a few), but I've never driven anything that could keep up with this in the turns.

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Michael writes:
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Design and driving fun

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Expencive original Pieces

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. — The Design is perfect.The bulid quality is very good.The car needs in the middle 12,5 Liter Super Plus.The difficult handling is the right fun, to drive such a car(in the Winter with good Winter Tires too).The only Bad thing is the Targa roof,it`s not complete tight in Rainshowers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

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2009 Porsche 911 Reviews

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2008 Porsche 911 Reviews

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