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Best Porsche I ever owned
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By enriver
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


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Fast and responsive -This Carrera is the best Porsche I have ever owned, it is quick, agile and and feels completely safe on any surface. Gone is the extreme over-steer and the front end lift under acceleration, and at 0-60 in 5 seconds, the 996 is nothing to sneer at. I bought this Porsche in 2012 with 53,000 miles, it looks new, it feels new and it is very well maintained and a pleasure to polish. Much maligned by the snobs who call themselves "purists" and the IMS and RMS fear mongers, this car has proven them wrong. Not a drop of oil on the floor, no additional oil between changes and including the recent 60 K inspection service it costs only $50.00 per month in maintenance.


Favorite Features

The exterior design with rounded fenders is more attractive and aerodynamic than its predecessors and in a way it resembles more the beloved 356 than the earlier angular 911's. Its interior is spacious and more comfortable than any previous 911, and its leather seats are well designed and hold you firmly in any type of driving. it is also quieter, while maintaining its wonderful engine rumble and whine at high rpm. The clutch is extremely smooth and easy to engage and the visibility is excellent. One of the very few cars without a blind spot.


Suggested Improvements

Interior surfaces like the center console and door panels could be covered with materials more resistant to scratches and scuff marks. Otherwise for its price range, the 996 offers spectacular performance at less than one third the price of high end sports cars.


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No substitute!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Rob
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


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Have owned car about a year, purchased used with 50k on it. Had original window sticker and records. Always wanted a 911 since I was a kid 30 years ago, but fearful of cost of owning a performance German car, but wish I had done it years ago. Awesome driving car, a solid rock. Bullet like acceleration, brakes that stop on a dime and give 9 cents change, on rails handling, visceral exhaust noise. Classic style that will never be mistaken for some pseudo Asian competition. This car is addictive to drive. I find myself always taking the long route home.


Favorite Features

Right now acceleration (even with tiptronic automatic), incredible brakes, seductive exhaust note, cool spoiler that can be manually activated or auto up at 75 mph or greater.


Suggested Improvements

Needs some sort of glove box and a upholder. I'm 6 feet and the seats start to get uncomfy after 2 hours of driving, better support. Engine coolant reservoir cracked and leaked, an expensive fix at about $450. Syn oil changes run about 100 bucks a pop. Would buy another good used one in a blink again. 00


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1st Porshe
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By JG
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


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If you have never owned a Porsche. You should at least once in your life. It is not just a car it is pure man and machine made whole in one. It is perfection. Want to go fast in a straight line buy a Vette; want an experience buy the Porsche.


Favorite Features

power and performance


Suggested Improvements

fast is always good


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Pure exitment
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By morris944
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


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This is definitely a great purchase. This car is fun to drive and I can't find enough reasons to drive it. Its horsepower and torque have a nice balance. The only complaint is the suspension. It is too soft for such a performance vehicle. A stiffer suspension would give this car more predictability. However the PSM certainly compensates for it.


Favorite Features

Power, PSM, exhaust sytem and sport seats.


Suggested Improvements

Stiffer suspension and ceramic brakes.


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If you can Afford One, Buy It
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By Thomas
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


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I have had several air cooled Porsche 911's and this first water cooled auto is a blast to drive and own. It has great handling and awesome excelleration through the gears. It can easily handle the C4 Corvettes and most of the tricked out Hondas and Subarus that aren't too tuned up. I don't waste the gas on the new 350ZX's that pull up and want to go at it. A lot of people tailgate you out of jealousy, but you get used to it and just slow down to aggravate them. Through the twisties, nothing out there can keep up with you as long as you stay on the gas pedal, the handling is phenomenal. I am going to sell this car soon and upgrade to a late model 996 Turbo.


Favorite Features

The stock stereo sounds OK, it has plenty of headroom and an ample front trunk. Its stopping ability is short and crisp with no brake fade. The A/C also shuts down when you put your foot on the gas pedal all the way down. The climate control works fine and all the gauges are easy to read.


Suggested Improvements

Give it bigger and firmer seat bolsters and a nicer sounding stereo. Add a center cupholder and a shorter throw gear box.


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