1997 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 Porsche 911 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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    Best 911 Ever — With 272 horse power this car can still hold it's self to the new boy, and with less tech this is one of the lightest base 911's ever. With looks that the 997 is trying to have but can't get a grasp on the 993 is not a car you have to drive but just look at it. The 993 generation was the most important gen of all the 911's, it was the first to have a bi- turbo, four wheel drive turbo, gt2 model, and much more. If you buy a 993 it will cost more that a newer faster 996, but the 996 was ugly and did not have the feel at the wheel the 993 had or the optional radar detector that you could get under the dash. For many reasons I would go for the 993 rather then the 996 over even 997.

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

    Pros: The Last Great 911

    Cons: Sometimes hard to maintain, especially the 1995 model

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    1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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    Anyone Who Thinks Him/her Self As A Car Nut Should Give 911 A Try! — A MT NA aircooled 911! My only complaint is that it is not lightweight enough. Achieving 180mph without a hitch. Need I say more? And it's absolutely fun on twisty roads as well! Go buy youself a 911, I mean it!

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

    Pros: It is classic!

    Cons: None

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    1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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    Ruf Btr2 Convertible — There is nothing to dislike about this car, plenty of power, amazing grip, superb handling, solid build quality, turns heads wherever it goes and always puts a smile on my face. Clutchless gearchange takes a little getting used to but is rewarding when you have it sussed. The only addition I am thinking about is a roll cage!

    Pros: Power, handling, looks, build quality, exclusivity

    Cons: Nothing

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    1997 Porsche 911 Review
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    Not My Favourate Porsche — targa make it heavy and tiptronic makes it feel slow. but it makes up for it in looks and practicle use.

    Pros: dosn't loose money, looks like new.

    Cons: its tiptronic....ggrrr!

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    1997 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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    The King Is Dead... — This is one of the last air cooled 911 turbo's (993 series). I like its bold styling and iconic shape. With the 996 series (the next model) Porsche changed the formula and developed water cooled engines. Thus forcing them to design a longer front end to accommodate the radiators, losing some of the great proportions of the original 911s. More recent 911s (the 997 series) attempt to recapture the 993 series styling of the 993, with its round headlamps, clean front end, broad shoulders, and muscular rear end. Despite having been introduced over a dozen years ago, the 993 Turbo acheived 0-60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds (Motor Trend, Car and Driver, Road & Track).

    Pros: Acceleration, Handling, Styling

    Cons: Ride, Cost of maintanence, Fuel economy

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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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