Finely honed sports car abilities, available in all-wheel-drive and convertible forms, legendary prestige.
Looks too much like a Porsche Boxster, not as visceral as the previous model.
For the 2000 Porsche 911, a new exhaust system bumps horsepower from 296 to 300. Already featured on Carrera 4 models, two-wheel-drive Carreras now get an electronic drive-by-wire throttle and optional PSM stability control. All models receive an upgraded interior console and materials. The formerly optional charcoal odor filter is now standard. There are two new standard and one new optional exterior colors.
The 2000 Porsche 911 is a great sports car that deserves more of a stylistic difference from its less costly sibling, the Boxster.
Cost to DriveCost to drive estimates for the 2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible and comparison vehicles are based on 15,000 miles per year (with a mix of 55% city and 45% highway driving) and energy estimates of $3.11 per gallon for regular unleaded in Virginia.
It might be thirty five years old, but there are no wrinkles or gray hairs here. The Porsche 911 continues to be one of the world's top sports cars. Porsche has the uncanny ability to build a car that has top-level performance (zero-60 in under 5 seconds), legendary mystique (what 13-year-old boy doesn't dream of owning a 911?) and real-world functionality (a useable interior and optional all-wheel drive).
The 911 is now in its second year for the current platform. The 1999 model represented the first "clean-sheet" redesign of the 911 since its introduction in 1965. Longer, wider and sleeker than any previous 911, the newest version nevertheless maintains the unmistakable 911 profile and classic styling cues. There are currently four models: the Carrera Coupe and Carrera Cabriolet, and the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4 Coupe and Carrera 4 Cabriolet
Like all previous 911s, the current models feature a rear-mounted horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. Serious Porsche enthusiasts cried foul when Porsche announced the engine would be water-cooled, rather than air-cooled. But it's hard to argue with the results. For 2000, the all-aluminum 3.4-liter engine generates 300 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. The 4-horsepower gain from 1999 is due to a new exhaust system.
Porsche offers a choice of either a six-speed manual or a five-speed Tiptronic S automatic transmission. The Tiptronic S allows drivers the option to manually select transmission gears via steering wheel-mounted thumb switches. For 2000, the Tiptronic's manual mode can be activated by using the thumb switches, even if the shift lever is in the "D" position.
To keep the 300 horsepower under control, the 911 gets an independent suspension that uses an optimized MacPherson strut design in front and a multilink setup in the rear. The standard 17-inch wheels come with 205/50ZR17 tires in front and 255/40ZR17 tires in back. An optional 18-inch wheel/tire package enhances both looks and performance.
For ultimate traction, there's the Carrera 4. The all-wheel-drive system found on this car can direct torque to the front wheels at a rate of 5-40 percent, depending on available traction and power applied. Carrera 4s receive Porsche Stability Management system (PSM) as standard equipment (optional on Carreras).
In the Carrera Coupes, the rear seatbacks fold down to create a flat cargo floor. The one-touch power soft top on the Cabriolet models folds compactly in a compartment behind the rear seats. A standard hardtop cover fits flush against the body with the roof lowered.
What's not to like? Well, the 911 has the unfortunate problem of sharing very similar front-end looks with its smaller brother, the Boxster. For a $15,000 premium, it'd be nice not to be confused with a lesser car. And with MSRPs ranging from $65,590 to $80,400, the Porsche heritage still includes sapping a big bundle of cash out of your wallet.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2000 Porsche 911.
Have owned car about a year, purchased used with 50k on it. Had original window sticker and records. Always wanted a 911 since I was a kid 30 years ago, but fearful of cost of owning a performance German car, but wish I had done it years ago. Awesome driving car, a solid rock. Bullet like acceleration, brakes that stop on a dime and give 9 cents change, on rails handling, visceral … exhaust noise. Classic style that will never be mistaken for some pseudo Asian competition. This car is addictive to drive. I find myself always taking the long route home.
5 out of 5 stars
Best Porsche I ever owned, before my newer one.
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Coupe
Fast and responsive -This Carrera is the best Porsche I have ever owned, it is quick, agile and and feels completely safe on any surface. Gone is the extreme over-steer and the front end lift under acceleration, and at 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, the 997.2 is nothing to sneer at. I bought this Porsche in 2015 with 9,000 miles, it looks new, it feels new and it is very well maintained and a … pleasure to polish. Much maligned by the snobs who call themselves "purists" and no more IMS and RMS fear mongering with the new cam drive design. No additional oil between changes.
4.63 out of 5 stars
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 2dr Convertible
I bought this car 5 years ago - speed yellow with black top, and then 28,000 miles. It's almost 11 years old now with 60,000 miles. No one believes it. These are phenomenally fun, well- built and fast cars. I drive mine daily and thoroughly enjoy it. By far the most satisfying car I've ever owned (and I've owned Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, Toyota, etc...) There is no doubt that the … only thing that will replace it will be a newer 911 convertible - hopefully a Turbo. In a word - you need one!
4.75 out of 5 stars
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 2dr Convertible AWD
I picked this car up used, one owner, 48,000 Miles and it's been a dream. No oil leaks to speak of, mechanically sound. This is a great daily or just weekend driver. I change my own oil for under $50 and that is with a K&N Filter and Mobil 1.