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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe

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It is a sweet machine
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By riverrock
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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera 2dr Coupe


Review

No problem to date. The car is fun to drive, and it is a true everyday performance car.


Favorite Features

handling and performance


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Be careful, the engines are not reliable
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By bnewport
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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera 4 2dr Coupe AWD


Review

I bought my car in 2003 just as the original warranty ran out. It had 17000 miles, cost 45k and I bought a 2.5k extended warranty. It was lucky I did. I used the car daily, summer and winter. I also did maybe 12 PCA drivers education events in the car. The car's engine was the main issue. It would check engine at high steady RPMs with a misfire code. The dealer changed the lifters (4k) but the car had the same issue afterwards and the dealer then changed the computer (2k). The CEL remained. The car later had an engine failure where the cylinder wall failed. It was new engine time. 13.5k from the dealer with a 2 year warranty. The tiptronic transmission also failed and cost 10k to replace.


Favorite Features

When it worked, I loved the car. Engine noise, handling, brakes, awesome.


Suggested Improvements

GT3 quality engine. The M96 engines are just not reliable.


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Exotic and Drivability!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dr. W T
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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera 2dr Coupe


Review

Owned similar cars and brands, but NEVER liked a car more than this one. It has the best combination of a daily driver, exotic car, looks, and best of all reliability. It's looks are ageless. I got more compliments on this one than any other cars I owned (though the classic Benz came close). The best thing is it leaves me with a great smile every time I drive it.


Favorite Features

Looks, performance, and marvelous flat-six growl.Trouble free... much less maintenance than a Italian comparable which can cost an arm and a leg for every major services.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holder would be nice. Get rid of the cassete tape holder. Wastes a lot of space.


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Sports car standard!
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By XCAP
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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera 4 2dr Coupe AWD


Review

For performance, comfort, reliability, looks and fun this car has no peer! I've never owned an auto so enjoyable to drive. And so stable in really awful driving conditions!


Favorite Features

Tight, communicative steering.


Suggested Improvements

I'd recommend better interior materials, for example, the "sports" seats seem to have been covered with less than premium leather.


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Best Car I've Owned
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By William T
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1999 Porsche 911 Coupe Carrera 2dr Coupe


Review

This is my first Porsche, having owned Mercedes and Japanese luxury cars previously. It is very fun to drive and extremely reliable. The handling is superb. I understand why Porsche 911's are legendary. I love the interior and exterior design. Every inch of interior space is utilized and I can actually carry a third passenger occasionally on short trips. This car is great for LA driving. It can be used for joy drives or everyday use.


Favorite Features

The looks, reliably, how the Tiptronic transmission is truly dual-use, and fun. I also like the acceleration and classic, legendary looks. This is a serious car that's very drivable. It will be very collectible in ten years.


Suggested Improvements

Give it a better audio system and cup holders. Porsche's cup holder (a plug in on the side) is poorly designed.


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