2001 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2001 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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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dic_camarillo writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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Great looking Porsche!  Tons of power, great chassis, engine sings, communicative, light weight - a lot of car for the money.

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Maintenance costs were high.  Had a couple things go wrong, which should not at under 60K miles.  Eats rear tires - make that eats expensive rear tires.

dic_camarillo
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An Absolute Blast, But Be Careful Of Tickets! — This car flies! The flat 6 is an awesome engine and Porsche did a great job getting the power to the wheels. When driving a 911, you must keep your foot on the gas pedal while going through corners. The more power you put down, the better the car handles. If you go into a corner too hot and lift the throttle, the back end will cut loose. Mine had the stability control, which saved me from a potentially very expensive accident. The car is surprisingly comfortable for a sports car. Visibility is very good and the seats are supportive. The car has great feedback and you know what the tires are doing at all times. The brakes are incredible and I never felt brake fade (even through the canyons). I tried to use my 996 as a daily driver. The problem is that you want to push the car at every gap in traffic (on the freeway), so you wind up well over 100 every day. For us, your car can be confiscated if you get caught over 100. The fuel tank is a little small and the gas mileage is fair (21 ish), so I couldn't go a week without getting gas. My choice to sell my 996 came with mixed emotions. The car is absolutely amazing to drive - no questions. The rear engine makes it a challenging car, but once you get the feel of throttle through the corners, it becomes an amazing car to drive. One other thing about the 996 - I didn't have a problem with the IMS, but I hear others have. The engines are replaced as a complete module, so no rebuilds. I've heard it is a $15K repair.

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MyBlue911 writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Wonderful driving car, amazing handling, timeless classic

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Nothing about a Porsche is cheap to fix or repair.  No suprise though

MyBlue911
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Super Reliable And Super Fun To Drive — Timeless classic. Always the car you take when you want to take the long way home. For a great handling car this Porsche is really easy to drive. Fully loaded, never drivn in the winter and rarely in the rain

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Paul writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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speed , comfort, releability, and comfort

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none that come to mind

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Great Car — This car was a dream come true for my father, we enjoy taking long drives along the coast and through the countryside. Be sure to use a radar detector one those old farm roads though. The fuel is pretty cheap seeing we get over twenty miles to the gallon and has a pretty big tank.

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dmbeemd writes:
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Chick magnet - my wife looks good in it too

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Too hard for me to get in an dout at 76 yrs oold

dmbeemd
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Always Awesome — Porsche - what else is there to say? Always a great rush to drive. Drove one daily for 35 years. This is a great starter Porsche for a first time owner. Easy to get financing on any Porsche in good condition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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porscheguy777 writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible Review
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Wife likes the Tip/Automatic

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Only 300 HP

porscheguy777
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Get Them While They Are Cheep! — Great cars for the money, updated look but money left to fuel. The 996 is often overlooked but the turbo and C4S cars are truly worth a second look. I have several Porsche's and like the look and feel of the 996's interior and cost of ownership.

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

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Ken writes:
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Classic Clook

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No Back Seats

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The Classic Look Of Porsche — Great car! Fun to drive and sexy. Classic styling and tons of power. Great for a weekend drive or daily driver. Something about a Porsche that always remains constant that is appealing. Would love to have a convertible, but the overall look is superb.

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

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Oliver writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible Review
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Looks good, good performance etc.

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Understeer

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It's A Porsche — Has good performance (for Estonia it's enogugh due to the traffic police factor) Handling is quite good only downside is the understeer due to the weight distribution. Overall it is a good car, looks great with the top down and great fun to drive all year around even when it is snowing.

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Andy writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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Well made, quick

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Looks a little dated compared to new 997

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2001 Porsche 991 Carrera Cabriolet — Looking a little dated now, but a well built car, very reliable. Nice engine note. Handled well for a cabriolet. With the hard top on it was almost a good as a coupe, but a fair bit heavier. Looks too similar to the Boxster and shares a lot of components

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Andy writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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Stunning in every respect

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Not much room for suitcases

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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo Awd — The car is stunning in every respect. Build quality, performance, looks, handling, feel are all 9 or 10 out of 10. It simply blows away most Ferraris. I drove this car for 10,000km and it didn't miss a beat. Even on a track day, it was keeping up with race cars.

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Joe writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Review
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Awesome road grip and the experience of what Porsche is all about

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Interior quality could have been better

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Classic 911 — The 911 Carrera is a totally different take on the sports car and made this a unique and memorable experience. A friend let me take his out for a quick spin so I really wasn't able to put it through it's paces, but the and gear-shift changes were the most precise I've experienced thus far. This was an early 996 so it had a 296 hp flat six but it still was pretty quick.

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