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


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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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I love this car
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By C2SOwner
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1998 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera S 2dr Coupe


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Here's the truth: you will never find a car that's more fun to drive. Period. If you want a luxury car, however, don't buy a porsche. The interior is spartan. The car creaks and croaks and makes other interesting noises. There's no cupholder or other modern accutrements. And the dashboard layout defies logic (you can't even see the AC/Heat controls because they are blocked by the steering wheel). But you will stick to the road. And can take a sharp right at 60. And if you see 6th gear, you're probably going 100 (not that you'd even notice).


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


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The performance of the Porsche 911 4S is totally awesome. It has great handling and accelerates like it's got a plane to catch. I previously owned a Boxster and there is simply no comparison; the 911 is serious, the Boxster is a toy.


Best Features

The design is timeless. Absolutely gorgeous. The current 911 styling is far inferior to the beautiful, curvaceous lines of the old 911s.


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