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1981 Porsche 911 Targa Review
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Incredible Timeless 911 — Great car. Runs like a champ all the way to 7,000 rpm. M491 Turbo body option. Mostly all original. Turn heads wherever I go. Some people think it's a $125,000 turbo because it looks so good. This air-cooled engine will run forever!

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

Pros: Great looks with timeless styling.  Great handling.  Air cooled motor runs great.

Cons: Only average about 13 mpg....but who cares!  Not much room for cargo.

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1981 Porsche 911 Review
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I Love It And My Hobbie Car Is Now My Everyday Car — i love the speed and agility. easy to drive. good size the appearance is very cool and is very good for the price of this model its very fun to drive hearing the engines whirring down the street and seeing kids pointing at the "cool car" blue leather is very smooth

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: small, fast, convertable

Cons: low to the ground

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One Life, Drive A 911... — What more can be said; its a Porsche 911 !! Quality German engineering, classic looks, fantastic performance and depreciation proof. Believe it or not, its also quite reasonable to insure and run. Go on, treat yourself, you will not regret it!

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

Pros: Performance and handling

Cons: Saxo drivers 'avin a go!

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Porsche - There Is No Substitute! — * Performance – Good Torque, brake are great, Handling - well it a Porsche. take a firm educated hand to drive properly. * Build Quality – Strong well built car * Appearance – Interior is lacking in the comforts but it is a sports car. Exterior is a matter of taste - I love it * Cost of Ownership – gas mileageis 16-17 city 26 hwy. Parts are $$$ * Fun Factor – This is a great car to drive

Pros: Light, torquey engine. Durable, a classic

Cons: Can be expensive to maintain, but keep up your oil changes and it will run for a long time.

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1981 Porsche 911sc Best Handling Car Ever! — The kind of handling expected from a Porsche 911 SC. Power to Weight ratio made it a little sluggish, but still a quick car through the turns. Maintenance was expensive if done at the dealership or even independents. No question learn to repair, modify and rebuild every part of the car to save money. Stock engine management makes the car a bit of a fuel hog, but when upgraded to the 1984's EMS fuel and acceleration both improve. If you have the money to afford a beauty like this, go for it. It is a car for the discerning driver, not a drag racer.

Pros: Brand, Handling, and Looks

Cons: Fuel mileage(stock), Sluggish straight line speed, and a large tendency for oversteer

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My Favorite Car — I really miss this car. It was classic Guards Red. One of the best handling cars I have owned (especially after a few choice suspension mods). It was a car I had always wanted. She was at home in the twisties, and on the track. The only car I've ever had that I took out "just to drive).

Pros: a Porsche

Cons: High maintenance costs

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The Older Your Porsche, The More Soul. — This is my 4th Porsche and second 911SC. I love the way it sounds, responds, drives and is an art piece on wheels. It's a race car, what can I say. I'm a big fan of flat 6 engines too.

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

Pros: There is no substitute!

Cons: A/C

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Porsche 911 Reviews

The Ultimate Sports Car By compukidd

Believe the Hype! - nothing at all! this is the greatest car ever made. Porsche got this one right. Amazing handling speed, cornering. After owning this car, I understand why so many other car makers ... Read More

Stunning Style And Performance By MIPorscheGuy

Power to spare, handles on rails, very smooth manual transmission and stunning looks. Maintenance costs are high as a daily driver but manageable as a pleasure driver. I thoroughly enjoyed owning th... Read More

2012 Porsche 911 Reviews

Fun By Godocgo

Great handling and very street able, beautiful to look at. Quiet when needs to be, but roars when you step on it. Controls are all with in easy reach. Cockpit is a little noisy with too up. Back s... Read More

Daily Driver Super Car By Aaron6817

Overall wonderful car to drive. Handles like no other car I've driven. Power to weight ratio is excellent, has lots of go. Brakes on a dime. Road feedback is excellent. Falls short on space, no ... Read More

2011 Porsche 911 Reviews

You Will Never Drive Anything Else Ever By sellporsche911

This is an amazing car, which is very forgiving to beginner drivers, and very rewarding for advanced ones. It is also very easy to drive it in the city. As a passionate driving, I particularly enjoy ... Read More

Passion And Performance Without The Top By GPMotorcars

The appearance is sexy. The performance and handling is jaw-dropping. Build quality is second-to-none. The PDK is so quick, you cannot feel it shifting. Despite being a convertible, the chassis feels ... Read More

2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

Excellent By Tmillla

a great car. Lots of fun. lots of power. excellent to drive in any weather but especially fun with the top down. PDK transmission is excellent and really convenient for city driving. Heated and a... Read More

Best All Around Sports Car On The Market By mmotte

I've owned several different brands of high-powered sports cars and keep coming back to Porsche. I've owned three, all cabriolets, and all with manual transmissions. I don't drive my 2010 every day,... Read More

2009 Porsche 911 Reviews

Love It! By DBuss

Not much to dislike-once you own a Porshe hard to drive another sports car. The convertible is so nice. It drives like a dream. A surprise! No spare tire, however, the tires are drive flats so you ... Read More

2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet By Andrew

The 2009 is a Gen 2 model with upgraded suspension, PCM (communications, touch screen navigation), exterior LED lights, new direct injection engines and PDK instead of Tiptronic. Its probably the b... Read More

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