2001 Porsche 911 User Reviews

2001 Porsche 911 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 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: 4.8 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

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"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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Bonk writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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911's have a classic Porsche look to them, have enjoyed owning this vehicle.

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The floor mat on the driver side slides forward, which is annoying.

Bonk
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Great Car To Own! — The Porsche navigation system was nearly antiquated as soon as it came of the production line. Disks are overpriced and not easily obtained. I recommend getting upgrades to add finishing touches to the vehicle. Exhaust, wheels, and a clear bra will do the trick.

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

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dward650 writes:
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A $80,000+ car for Mid $20k.
300 hp and 3,000 lbs = Fantastic acceleration and handling.

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This is a performance machine and should be worked on by trained professionals.  Around here that will cost $150 and hour shop rate at an independent shop, and about $175 and hour at the Porsche Dealer. But meticulous maintenance will allow you to drive this car for a long time.

dward650
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Best Car On The Planet For $20k — You will read lots about this model of the 911 (called the 996) and see that it has a IMS bearing that fails and destroys the engine. And that is possible. About 5% 1999-2004 have failed. If you shop for a car that has maintenance records and you have the oil changed and check the filter for metal bits you should be ok. I chose this car carefully, then I took the car in and had the IMS bearing replaced with an aftermarket one with a warranty. This will cost an additional $3k, but it is worth it as a new engine will cost $10k+. The 911 model before the 996 is the 993, and one will run you 45 to 80k. The 911 model after the 996 is the 997 and one of those will run you 35 to 50k. That makes this model a bargain, and a very fun car to own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bigdog19671 writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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fast

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service on car.

bigdog19671
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. — the 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera is very fun to drive attention getter, also the convertible is the best on a summer day. Since I owned my first Porsche being the 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera has been the best car I have ever owned not only the handling of car and smooth ride, the best thing I love of my Porsche is that its very fast and holds its title. The car has not given me no problem's. the only thing I have to say if you can afford to buy a Porsche buy one you will love it just one thing maintenance like oil changes can be high priced. Or service for Porsche. Other then that just fun lots of fun .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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dic_camarillo writes:
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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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Simon writes:
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible Review
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4wd give great handling on powerful car, excellent save-value

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expensive maintenance

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A Wonderful Car — Found in a car show and discounted heavily with good trade-in value with my problem ML-320. Drove for 7 months and only lost HK$50,000 in value.

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Paul writes:
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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:
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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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MyBlue911 writes:
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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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Joshua writes:
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Everythin

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A little too easy to do huge speeds

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Awesome — Bye bye to everything else on the road - the capabilities of this car are truly gobsmacking! Acceleration, braking, handling all amazing. Bose sound system completely wicked. The biggest pleasure driving this beast is overtaking on country roads – if you flatten the accelerator and don’t come off it until you are abreast of the other car, you are already doing 170 – and it will keep accelerating like a mad thing all the way to 270 when it starts to work very hard on the way to 300kmh Does 200kmh like other cars do 60kmh. An amazing car to drive.

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