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1997 Porsche 911 Coupe

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Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 6300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Porsche 911

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    One of the most beautiful shapes in automotive history. Performance is equal to that of supercars costing twice as much.

  • Cons

    Cramped, somewhat dated interior.

  • What's New for 1997

    The only change to the 1997 Porsche 911 is the availability of a Porsche-engineered child seat that will deactivate the passenger airbag when it is in place.

Full 1997 Porsche 911 Review

What's New for 1997

The only change to the 1997 Porsche 911 is the availability of a Porsche-engineered child seat that will deactivate the passenger airbag when it is in place.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Camry reliability/ferrari performance

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe

After 9 years of ownership, here's what I conclude. (1)Annual inspections by a competent 911 technician are very important for spotting oil leaks, etc., in the early stages. (2)Avoid cars that have been tracked or modified...these can be a money pit for subsequent owners. Otherwise, the type 993s represent the best sports car for the dollar available.




Fantastic

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe

I have owned other Porsches, 635 BMWs,1750 Alfa Romeos and MGs. This car is the most fun, best handling and best looking of all of them. The Turbo-look version (C2S) has all the appearance attributes without the high cost of purchase. Being one of less than 2000 made worldwide makes it desireable and consequently is holding it's value better than standard models, which doesn't hurt either. If this car has a fault, it resides in the difficulty in changing oil filters. During my period of ownership there have been no problems other than a wheel alignment and a dead battery after eight years. This car isn't driven often, but when it's used it's driven with vigor and begs for more.



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A modern classic

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD

One of the most enjoyable cars that I have driven. It is both an exotic in its performance and modernly comfortable its demeanor. Outstanding acceleration and handling. Great for the open road and fun along the switchbacks. As a city car it is less enjoyable with poor mileage and constant attention. Overall, however, it can not be beat for bringing a smile to your face.




400 hp of fun!

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD

This car is amazing! Despite its age the 993 TT is by far one of the most rewarding cars to drive. The steering is not too heavy nor too light--just perfect for feeling the road and understanding where the car is relattive to its limits. I used to own Mercedes and this is definitely not a Mercedes.




Best car i have ever

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD

This is by far one of the best cars I have ever owned. I used to have Ferrari 512, and then Ferrari 348 spyder. Porsche 911 turbo is the ultimate beast. 1/4 mile 12.2 sec stock. Best handeling, best breaking and the most head turner car. I love it. If i had money, I would buy another 911 turbo and modify the turbos




1997 targa -third week imperssions

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Vehicle: 1997 Porsche 911 Carrera Targa 2dr Coupe

All around great performance car. Could be a bit faster but what car couldn't. Smooth ride, tight handling and excellent style.



Talk About The 1997 911

1997 Porsche 911 Discussions See all Started By

jasond52
jasond52
11-10-2013
A 1997 993 for me, thanks. I don't like what the 911 has become: big and bloated...


designman
designman
02-26-2005
xkss… I agree that Cayman could be the seed of this possibility. The market is demanding increases in power. For the 911 this would seem to require bringing the engine forward. They just can'...


xkss
xkss
04-08-2005
3) Has no record in international racing? The Corvette doesn't have the racing heritage of a 911, but Porsche doesn't back the new 997 in racing....



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