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2002 Porsche 911

Porsche 911 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.6 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 320 hp @ 6800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Porsche 911

  • A living legend, the 2002 Porsche 911 offers a level of technology, performance and versatility that few other cars can match.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Options are pricey, engine layout attempts to fight the laws of physics.

  • What's New for 2002

    For those zealots who feel that a 911 Turbo isn't quite enough, Porsche rolls out the new-for-'02 GT2. Standard 911s receive new front-end styling and a bump in engine size (from 3.4 liters to 3.6) and power (from 300 horsepower to 320). Other 2002 Porsche 911 updates include a real glovebox, the option of a Bose stereo, a single cupholder and a gaggle of new wheels. Open-air versions were not overlooked when they were making improvements; the Cabriolet finally gets a glass rear window and the Targa model returns after a four-year hiatus.

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Customer Reviews

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The best sports car ever

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertable No there not cheep but they are well worth the money



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Daily driver

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

I drive the car all year round in the northeast. I recently rebuilt the engine. The piston rings were shot and I was burning more oil than gas.




Little fast tank

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

I drive it to work everyday depending on which office between 20 and 60 miles. I can't get over how solid and rigid it is, just like a fast tank. I put one O2 sensor in it (it has four) and an oil separator that's it, except for tires.



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2002 996 cab

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

This has been a great car. I looked at 997s but, for the money, the the 996 seemed like the best buy. It's an everyday driver and I drive it from Austin to Dallas every week for work. A lot of fun; surprising economy; very comfortable seating.




2002 c2 cab - 4th

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

My 4th 911, first water cooled and the best of the lot. Reliable and an absolute blast to drive even around town. There is nothing like a 911, especially a rag top with the top down. I bought a museum quality car and keep it that way as a pleasure car. When I take it out I feel the bit of celebrity a Porsche 911 brings to the road. I love the power top and the complex way the rear deck comes up to hide it, but it squeaks when going up and down and has a small intermittent rattle. No real problem. Hope to own a 911 until I die and would be buried in one but it would be a shame to deprive someone else of the pleasure of driving the car.




A tremendous sports car for

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Vehicle: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl 6M)

Since prices have come down on these, they represent a tremendous value for anyone seeking a sports car, and anyone charmed by the voluptuous shape and performance of a 911. While many snuffed the new looks of the 996 chassis and design, it's unmistakably all 911... and the performance on and off the track are testimony to it's heritage. There are some weak points mechanically in some cars, but this is factored in to the low prices we're seeing for these models. 2002 added some nice goodies - and it's a great year... Would I love a 2009 997? Perhaps, but when you might be able to pay cash for a 2002 with only incrementally lower performance (but less weight, too), it's an easy decision.



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What's New for 2002

For those zealots who feel that a 911 Turbo isn't quite enough, Porsche rolls out the new-for-'02 GT2. Standard 911s receive new front-end styling and a bump in engine size (from 3.4 liters to 3.6) and power (from 300 horsepower to 320). Other 2002 Porsche 911 updates include a real glovebox, the option of a Bose stereo, a single cupholder and a gaggle of new wheels. Open-air versions were not overlooked when they were making improvements; the Cabriolet finally gets a glass rear window and the Targa model returns after a four-year hiatus.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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