1986 Porsche 911 User Reviews

1986 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

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

User Reviews

Displaying all 9 1986 Porsche 911 reviews.

Cultvines writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
3

Pros

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

Cons

Needs more power.

Cultvines
45

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.)

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
M3Woody writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Cons

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
25

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Michael writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Design and driving fun

Cons

Expencive original Pieces

35

. — 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

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
bobbyp writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

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.

Cons

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
25

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Ryan writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

Cons

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

95

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

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Daniel writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

the speed

Cons

nothing

25

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.)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Jordan writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

it has a tourbo and great speaker system

Cons

nothings bad

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Karen writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

it's fast

Cons

it's expensive

25

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Ken writes:
1986 Porsche 911 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

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!

Cons

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

35

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.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 9 1986 Porsche 911 reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1966 Porsche 911 Reviews

Love The Color! By riggs248

Love the color! I am unable to find a lot of pictures online so was very happy to find this one. I own a silver one that was originally golf blue. Love to drive it on a sunny day! GREAT CAR Read More

Read all 1966 Porsche 911 reviews

1969 Porsche 911 Reviews

It'sa True Classic! By Tuukka

You either love this car, or have never driven (let alone owned) one. It doesn't matter if it's showroom or a rat, but you can still enjoy the beauty. When you drive it, you know what made Porsche ... Read More

911 Style By Travis

this car is just amazing. i dont know of any other car of my dads that has supplied as much fun as this one. its extremely quick. it runs out of gear pretty fast once you get over 100, but if your tak... Read More

Read all 1969 Porsche 911 reviews

1970 Porsche 911 Reviews

Everyone Should Get To Drive One Of These! By Petersonkd

Car is a porsche mechanics dream. Mechanical fuel injection with airport gears,and auto cross suspension make this baby almost as good as ---! Not too good for long trips in hot weather as the ventil... Read More

It Does The Job Though! By aic

Recently won the Gary Wigglesworth memorial trophy for the fastest Porsche in our Regions Autocross. Of course if they handed out an award for the "rattiest looking car", it would easily have won that... Read More

Read all 3 1970 Porsche 911 reviews

1971 Porsche 911 Reviews

A Porsche Back To The 70´s By Ricardo

This porsche was very special, it was a 1971 Targa. The quality form the interiors was pretty good, the engine was an old and classy boxter air cooled also. The engine sounds like the old Vw Scarab it... Read More

Read all 1971 Porsche 911 reviews

1972 Porsche 911 Reviews

15000$ By Kyle

Greatest Car to hit the road granted ive not drove new sports cars lol, could use a bit more pickup but the handling of a porsche is just so awesome, its probably the most enjoyable vehicle i have e... Read More

Fun By Kyle

It's a Porsche. Do I really need to say anything more? Fun little sports car. Read More

Read all 1972 Porsche 911 reviews

People researching a 1986 Porsche 911 contacted a dealer about

Picture of 1986 Porsche 911, exterior
Porsche 911
40% of the time
BMW 5 Series
9% of the time
911
Looking for a Used 911 in your area?
CarGurus has 3,498 nationwide 911 listings starting at $12,950.
ZIP: