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1998 Porsche 911

   
 
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 1998 Porsche 911

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  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Next year's model has been completely redesigned.

  • What's New for 1998

    The current-generation 1998 Porsche 911 goes the way of the dodo at year's end, replaced by the next evolutionary step toward the perfect…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Speed yellow

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe

Yes it is speed yellow! This is my 1st 911 and has been an awesome car. This is also my 5th Porsche. I picked up the car in Portland and drove it South of LA. It is not the most comfortable car for long trips, especially with sports seats. But, I got an avg. of 27 Mpg! Unbelievable in such a fast car. It effortlessly does 3 digit speeds, even up hills!! The car was loaded with sport exhaust, drive block, limited slip, sport seats to name a few options. The paint was a $3000 option when new; now it is a std. color on Porsches. The C2S has excellent styling, very quick acceleration and classic 911 interior dash. Recommend to do a corner balance on the suspension and it will handle even better!




Last of the 'air cooleds'

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe

I bought this black on black monster from a dealer in Texas in 2001. It had 8K miles on it. Dealer owned and driven according to Carfax. Still only has 30K well driven miles. I've had 4 Porches and my mechanics... all worked at the Porsche factory at one time... told me this was the one to keep. The turbo setup with the smaller engine is over engineered for driving. In other words... you wear anything out very easy. This is the perfect 'classic' car to own which you can drive without depreciating the price. This car was built to be driven and needs to be pressed at 130-150 every few years just to let you know you're alive. I typically run mine at 3500-4000 rpms on normal. Change oil every 5K.




Born to run

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Vehicle: 1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible

This is the machine you always dreamt about driving. Once you drive it, you will dream about how the drive was better than the dream. What a car! Power and handling grace built within a great looking body style. You feel this car's purpose on the curves and straight aways. This is not a car you steer. This is a car you drive. Massage your way through the gears and you are the car. Take the top down and feel the wind. You are living the good life. If you love driving, then this car was born to run for you!! Favorite drive: Pacific Coast Highway south of Big Sur



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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What's New for 1998

The current-generation 1998 Porsche 911 goes the way of the dodo at year's end, replaced by the next evolutionary step toward the perfect driving machine.

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