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Speed Yellow
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Speed Yellow
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe


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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!


Best Features

The rear end! The split grill of the "S". The gorgeous 993 body style of the Turbo. Interior styling and simplicity. Handling! Ease of acceleration! Women love it!


Worst Features

The stock shocks were kind of weak. Bilsteins are better. Who needs cup holders? It's a sports car!


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Last of the 'air cooleds'
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By norman
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe


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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.


Best Features

The analog instruments


Worst Features

Not much to improve here


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Born to Run
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By rcable
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible


Review

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


Best Features

The way this car handles is my favorite feature.


Worst Features

A bit more visibility through the rear window.


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993 value should increase
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 1998 - A+
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible


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Best true sports car on the road.
Low miles - great condition 98 appeals
to me more so than a 2004 or 2004 996.


Best Features

sleek look performance sound of engine


Worst Features

nothing. This is the one to own.


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The last of the REAL Porsches
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By Shistain
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2dr Coupe


Review

1998 was fairwell to the 911(993) as
we knew it. While the 911 (996) is a
fantastic car it is more of a luxury
automobile than a true "drivers" car.
The C2S handles like a go-cart, in a
good way, and rockets like a sport
motorcycle. The 1998 C2S and C4S are
destin to be a classic.


Best Features

Power on demand!


Worst Features

The swithblade key is terrible. I changed mine to a traditional key and fob for the imobilizer. Search Pelican Parts.com on how to make the change.


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