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A 911 You Can Afford to Drive
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By Tod Hayes
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.4L 6cyl 6M)


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The Porsche 996 was the first water-cooled 911 and it generated and continues to generate controversy. It is definitely a love-in-or-hate-it proposition. The car is powerful, fast, and handles very well. It is well built and solid — with the possible exception of the materials used on the interior. However, a small percentage of these cars have experienced catastrophic breakdowns resulting from a failure of its intermediate shaft bearing. Porsche has settled a class-action brought on behalf of Porsche owners of the affected cars, but some people complain that not all affected Porsches were included in the class. In any event, a person planning to purchase this car should determine whether or not the car has had remedial action taken with the intermediate shaft bearing and, if not, factor that into the price. There are fixes for the IMS issue and, indeed, cars that are run regularly and do not sit don’t seem as likely to experience the problem. In this writer’s opinion, the issues only have the effect of making the car more affordable for those who want to own and drive one.


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And then I bought the Porsche...Glad I did
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By Tom Jacobs
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Cabriolet (3.4L 6cyl 6M)


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The look is rather timeless. Throaty when accelerating which I like. An excellent road car. But I keep it in Fla where the roads are too straight. Needs twists and turns to get the real best out of it. Sophisticated roadster. Moves well through the 6 speed manual.


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drivers dream
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By nanci white
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD 2dr Cabriolet (3.4L 6cyl 6M)


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slightly heavy ride,low slung,not comfy for 6 footers but overall is roadhandling,road hugging growly fun.


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Buy Now Before Prices Skyrocket
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By jimmy JIMMERSON
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.4L 6cyl 6M)


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These first-generation water cooled cars are amazingly fun to drive, and cheap beyond reason. No other car allows you to be just as comfortable sitting in gridlock as you are flying down an empty highway at 150mph.


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There is a reason this is such an automotive Icon!
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By DRGibbs1984
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo AWD 2dr Coupe (3.6L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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So here's the deal, this is my only car and I daily drive it year round in Toronto. It had 118,000km on it when I bought it and two years later I've put on another 50,000km. Its fast, sexy, comfortable, built to last a lifetime, quite practice and oh so much fun! We've take it on long road trips, to the cottage, to get groceries, fishing... you get the idea. With just an engine chip and a few little things it runs 11.7 @ 120 MPH in the 1/4 mile... plus when the snow flies the AWD makes it I've owned a lot of nice cars and I'm convinced this is automotive perfection. Timeless design and these things are only going to be going up in value - just look at the 911 Turbo's of the past.


Best Features

Power, AWD, Rear Engine fun, 6-speed manual, Looks, Bullet proof driveline!


Worst Features

None - Just stop procrastinating and go buy one!


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