2001 Porsche 911 User Reviews

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    2001 Porsche 911 Review
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    5
    Feels like brute strength. Closest thing to a race car on the road. Thrilling to drive. Ill buy one.
    Power Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class worse.
    "An engine designed for that. SLK is a great cross between a performance car and a fun to drive, sports car. I think the SLK is vastly more practical."
    Handling Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class worse.
    "Quicker response. SLK is more like a conventional power steering, only tighter."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class worse.
    "With the two back seats, and the small front trunk, the 911 handles more luggage."
    Family Car Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class better.
    "If its a family of two. Even then, not much room for a trip luggage."
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    2001 Porsche 911 Review
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    5
    Back Seats Ranked 2002 Porsche 911 better.
    "Just the fact that the 911s have a relatively useable back seat is amazing."
    Family Car Ranked 2002 Porsche 911 better.
    "All Porsches are great driving cars, no matter whom in the family is driving them."
    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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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.)

    Pros: 911's have a classic Porsche look to them, have enjoyed owning this vehicle.

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

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    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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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

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

    Cons: 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.

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    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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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

    Pros: Chick magnet - my wife looks good in it too

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

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    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible Review
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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.)

    Pros: Wife likes the Tip/Automatic

    Cons: Only 300 HP

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    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible Review
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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

    Pros: Wonderful driving car, amazing handling, timeless classic

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

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    2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Review
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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.

    Pros: Great looking Porsche!  Tons of power, great chassis, engine sings, communicative, light weight - a lot of car for the money.

    Cons: 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.

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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.)

    Pros: Classic Clook

    Cons: No Back Seats

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    2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD Review
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    A Styling Car With A Good Performance — High Performance in an sport good looking car that can give you a nice exiting ride wherever you go giving you extra points to make a different among the others Good Performance high acceleration Nice interior and exterior styling High gas mileage

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

    Pros: status

    Cons: no one

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    2012 Porsche 911 Reviews

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    2010 Porsche 911 Reviews

    Excellent By Tmillla

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    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

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