I have owned many Porsches, including a factory Slant-nose turbo and a 930. I have also owned 3 Ferraris (a 250 GT, a Lusso, a 330GTC). I have driven many other fine and classic sports cars including XK-Es, Alfas,Maseratis. I have owned my 1999 Carrera convertible since new. For many years it was a third car, but since the kids are older and I don't need to drive them all over town as much any more it has been my daily driver for the last two years. While newer Carreras are prettier and slightly faster, this Porsche has been the best and most reliable sports car that I've ever owned. While Ferraris are great, they are a maintenance headache; they break! (don't let anybody tell you differently
This has been my dream car for many years and now that I own her, she has NOT disappointed. She is a dream to drive. I have never felt more in control of any automobile than I do in this exquisite automobile. Short drives, long drives, it does not matter; she is a dream to drive.
I am 50 years old and have driven sports cars since I was 15.From MG to Ferrari.I always looked upon Porsche as a big volkswagon,boy was I wrong.This is the sports car they can bury me in.The only thing wrong with it is you can't help but drive it fast.It is adrivers car,not a luxury coffee cup cell phone talking cruiser.
Get this car, save stacks of cash and look great 2
Roger S Clarke
written on 03-08-2017
Carrera 2dr Convertible
This is a totally unloved car (except by the folks who own one that is). Hated mostly by the Porsche aficionados who are stuck with their air cooled bangers. Don't get me wrong, those pre 1998 cars are terrific and my respect for them is immense but cut us some slack here people. Porsche would have continued to build AC's if they could but the little issue of heat transfer and subsequence limitation of performance, lead Porsche down the only possible avenue, a water cooled flat six. I live in hope though, that one day the AC's will realize their folly and love the WC's as much as we love them. The 996 and onwards is a Porsche, is a Porsche is a Porsche. Ask yourself one question. Would Ferdinand have objected? I don't think so.