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1997 Porsche 911 - Consumer Reviews

1997 Porsche 911

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Camry reliability/Ferrari performance
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By relinuca
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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


Review

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.


Best Features

Performance capability is extremely high...exceeds driver capabilities, for sure! Also, this model is an excellent long trip car...very comfortable for two adults with modest amounts of luggage.


Worst Features

(1)No cup holders available, sorry. (2)A/C works good, but not great.


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Fantastic
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By RYC Sailor
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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


Review

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.


Best Features

Appearance, handling and performance.This is a driver's car and responds to skilled pilots with superb capabilities.


Worst Features

My only complaint is the radio which could have better performance and reception. It certainly doesn't need cup holders or the like.


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A modern classic
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By dbtk
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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD


Review

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.


Best Features

Acceleration. Handling. Styling (old school yet modernly sexy).


Worst Features

More reliable turbo seals (if car is not cooled down properly seals can deteriorate and cause oil leakage into turbos, resulting in smoking). Front windshield seal tends to squeak (easily fixed with Pedro's Ice Wax).


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400 hp of fun!
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By dbtk
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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 2dr Coupe AWD


Review

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 Features

Linear power, steering feel, classic styling


Worst Features

Update interior


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997 TT S
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By robert silverman
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1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S 2dr Coupe AWD


Review

What can I say? I had an Aston Martin DB7
before this car, and NO comparison. This was
the car, and looks aggressive, is aggressive
and most importantly, holds it's value unlike
the Aston.


Best Features

FASSST, unusual (only 150 made), easy to have serviced locally.


Worst Features

It could use cup holders, but hey, this car was made to go fast, not coddle americans, I'll survive.


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