1995 Porsche 911 Consumer Review: The Reliable Alternative To Fe

1995 Porsche 911 - Consumer Review

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Carrera Coupe (3.6L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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The Reliable Alternative To Ferrari 328
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe


This is my fourth, and favorite 911. You don't really notice the lack of Varioram unless you are passing. Edmunds' estimate of $34K for one in nice condition is pretty low. One with average mileage (4K - 7K /year) and maintained will cost more. Porsche ownership is not for everyone. This model has hydraulic lifters (no valve adjustments), but the exhaust manifold must be disassembled to access the lower spark plugs, and it eats 17" rear tires every 7500 miles. If you drive very gingerly, you can possibly coax 15K miles out of the fronts. Also, oil changes take about 10 quarts of Mobil One and an arm with two elbows.

Best Features

Great torque in any gear. Solid handling. Upgradeable suspension. Great reliability (for a high-end sports car). No electronics with the word "Lucas" stamped on the side. Great gas mileage compared to previous Porsches. Six speeds.

Worst Features

Make an engine that doesn't burn a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Fix the appetite for rear tires. A cupholder would be nice.
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