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2001 Porsche 911

Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Porsche 911

  • The 2001 Porsche 911 is a great sports car that deserves more of a stylistic difference from its less costly sibling, the Boxster.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Finely honed sports car abilities, available in all-wheel-drive, convertible, and turbo forms, legendary prestige.

  • Cons

    Looks too much like a Porsche Boxster, engine layout attempts to fight the laws of physics.

  • What's New for 2001

    After a one-year hiatus, the 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo model makes its much anticipated return and brings with it 415 tire-shredding horsepower. All 911s get electric engine cover and trunk releases, improved interior lighting and improved trunk carpet. A new optional audio system includes a bass box, there are optional "Turbo Look 1" wheels, a self dimming day/night rearview mirror and a new three-spoke steering wheel with colored Porsche crests.

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Customer Reviews

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Fantastic car

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

The 911 Carerra is a great car. Excellent performance in a package you can drive every day. And it looks great. Car seems rock solid, and I have had no problems with it. Looking forward to Porsche DE.




What a driving machine!

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

I thought about a Caymen S, a 993 or maybe an older air cooled 911. Then I drove the 996. Done! My 996 can be driven at 35 MPH on city streets all day long. Or on the freeway at 65 MPH. Then I downshift and push the pedal! This car is phenomenal! Suspension can be tricky on corners at high speed. Great feedback. Insane braking. Comfortable to drive. Bose stereo is very nice for a small car like this. Definitely get one if you can afford it!




If you can afford it,

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

This is our 4th Porsche (2nd water cooled) and its the best we've ever owned. The power is exceptional. Handling is superb. Comfortable to drive - great seats. This car looks fabulous. I recommend the non-turbo for a few reasons. The Carrera is lighter, has a true Porsche feel and you can get an extended warranty - should be purchased. The Turbo is incredible, but the all wheel drive takes some of the challenges out of driving. I like the feeling of knowing where the traction limits are. I think this is what makes a 911 such a fun car to drive. The tail gets a little loose, but not like the older 993 and 911. If you're going to drive this car hard, you need to pay attention.




Get the six speed with

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

What a great little car. The interior has a very nice, quality feel. The seats are amazingly comfortable. I have power memory seats which I recommend. The CD player is good, but skips a little. The Bose stereo system sounds very good. It has a gorgeous body with nicely flared out rear fenders. The Litronic HID lights look great and shine a nicely focused beam of light down the road. Now for the good stuff! Its acceleration is strong through the power band, the car will push you back in your seats. The engine sings as its RPMs increase to red line! The shifter is precise and I love how when it's in neutral, it sits right between 3rd and 4th - you can't mis-shift. It corners like shes on rails. The brakes are amazing.




It's a porsche.....what more to

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Owing a Porsche is not a rational exercise.....it is completely emotional. Anyone who has ever dreamed of driving this wonderful piece of Teutonic engineering will not be disappointed. Yeah it costs a lot of money, but it is absolutely worth it.




2001 996 carrera coupe

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)

Absolutely exhilirating to drive.The longer I own this car the more I love it and the more I appreciate how special it is. I've been on winding mountain runs in the Arkansas Ozarks that were absolutely amazing in this car. Its low end torque, rapid acceleration and absolutely wonderful response to the driver's desires is beyond any car that I have ever had.



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What's New for 2001

After a one-year hiatus, the 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo model makes its much anticipated return and brings with it 415 tire-shredding horsepower. All 911s get electric engine cover and trunk releases, improved interior lighting and improved trunk carpet. A new optional audio system includes a bass box, there are optional "Turbo Look 1" wheels, a self dimming day/night rearview mirror and a new three-spoke steering wheel with colored Porsche crests.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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