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2001 Porsche 911

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Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 415 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 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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German supermodel

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Car-girl analogies are a bit cliche but my experience with the 911 turbo is like a regular guy dating a German Supermodel. The first date is an intimidating experience that makes you feel twitchy, nervous, and out of place. After some time together, it becomes apparent that the supermodel is very special but also a "regular girl" with a wonderful personality. You do not have to drive fast to have fun in the turbo. With the windows down and the sunroof open you can hear the purr of the twin turbo flat 6 and you can't help but feel happy. I think I am beginning to understand the reasons behind the Porsche 911's legendary reputation.




Wow, now this is a

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

After sending away my 2004 M3, I bought my 2001 911 Turbo and what a difference that was. This car will give you goose bumps in the turns, acceleration, the roar of the rear engine and in braking. It even looks fast at the stop light! I have to admit, it took me a little time to adjust to the rear weight bias, but overall, the car is very manageable. I only dared to switch the PSM off every now and then. Everything is fantastic in the car, the interior with the curves look more Italian than German. Never had a problem with it so far, built like a tank.




No worries performance

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

After 5 months with the car, I can say it is pretty awesome. This is the most value for your money in supercars if you buy a low mileage 2001. Its handling stock is decent, but a bit mushy - coil over upgrades take care of that. There's plenty of HP on tap to embarrass all but the most exotica on the road. Get a warranty. Parts and maintenance are better priced than Ferrari, but stout. This car's most dangerous trait is how it accelerates like a missile before you know it. PSM keeps it tame in the twisties. It's not a Ferrari, but it's pretty close. The wow factor is not as much as you might like if you crave attention though.




911 turbo rocks

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

If you have the money and you want to experience real performance, try the 911 Turbo. The car is almost too fast for the streets of Dallas, you need plenty of room when you get into it because in a flash you'll be at 85 and there's huge upside from there. If I don't hit 110 everyday (even for a moment) it's a sad day. There are plenty of reasonably priced mods that you can do to increase performance - if you need it. Bear in mind there is a Porsche tax which means the same part for BMW will cost 50% less and the same part for a Mercedes will cost 30% less. As the saying goes, speed costs money, how fast can you afford to go?




Wow

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

This is my 3rd Porsche 911. I previously owned a 1986 C2, then a 1999 996 C4. I vow have a 2001 911 Turbo. There is absolutely no comparison between this car and any other 911. This is like driving a Ferrari. Only superbikes can keep up. It will put a huge grin on your face shortly followed by a loud YAHOO! I love it. I've had 911's for about seven years and this car for just under two years. The prices are very reasonable these days on used turbos. Go for it. I wouldn't recommend buying new, the depreciation in the first two years is brutal.




I grin every time i

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Vehicle: 2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

I recently bought this used car from a dealership. Paid for the certification to get the extended warranty. I'm sure it will pay off down the road.



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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

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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