1999 Porsche 911
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1999 911 is the best bang for your buck

by from San Diego on August 15, 2017

Fast, sleek and affordable for what was once a 90k car. It's just as fast as the new ones and a lot more affordable.
Fast, sleek and affordable for what was once a 90k car. It's just as fast as the new ones and a lot more affordable.
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First water cooled 911 is still AWESOME!

by from PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC on June 18, 2017

1999 was first year the water cooled Porsche 911 Carrera appeared in the USA and was not initially appreciated by Porsche fans as it failed to maintain the unique air cooled history of the iconic 91...
1999 was first year the water cooled Porsche 911 Carrera appeared in the USA and was not initially appreciated by Porsche fans as it failed to maintain the unique air cooled history of the iconic 911, and its new appearance, too similar to the recently introduced water cooled, mid-engined Boxster, was perceived as a lesser Porsche to hardcore fans. Yet, its evolution from the original was still quite evident. Yes, it was larger, had a longer wheelbase, more passenger and cargo space, better fuel economy, higher performance characteristics, and, if you could ignore the naysayers, was a better all around sports car, ready for the PORSCHE Car Company to enter the 20th Century. I have owned a 911 Targa; then a Porsche 928S with its front V-8 engine, rear drive transaxle, unique styling; a wonderful 911 Carrera Cabriolet with the advanced G-51 transmission, but the 996 Carrera (1999) was a significant improvement, well suited to spirited driving and easily adapted for use as a daily driver. I have enjoyed every Porsche (I have had a total of five)and found each new iteration to be exactly what I expected and more, a truly joyful driving experience, whether taking the kids to school or traveling soccer team games, or coming home on Friday night in anticipation of the weekend. I have also owned a 2001 Boxster, which I found had it own unique driving characteristics, admirable in how it handled, and its lower acquisition cost offered opportunities for many folks to experience just how engaging the PORSCHE automobile can be. I recommend the 1999 Porsche 911 Carrera for anyone interested in exploring the unique spirited driving experience that only Porsche cars offer. I promise it will be truly rewarding to drivers who have never taken the wheel of this amazing car.
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The 996 is going to be a classic one day. It's .

by from Kailua, Hawaii on June 15, 2017

Love it! It's a great car. Just keep up with your maintenance and ur good! :-) it handles great.....
Love it! It's a great car. Just keep up with your maintenance and ur good! :-) it handles great.....
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The legendary Porsche 911

by from on May 9, 2017

The iconic and legendary Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car with its timeless design. The 911 is race inspired both in form and function, and can be tracked with no modifications. The lege...
The iconic and legendary Porsche 911 is the quintessential sports car with its timeless design. The 911 is race inspired both in form and function, and can be tracked with no modifications. The legendary flat 6 engine delivers a smooth powerband which provides phenomenal acceleration and always leaves a smile on the drivers face.
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Buying on a budget

by from on April 26, 2017

Make sure the IMS is done and you'll have an extremely reliable car. Its fast and handles well - purchase a 4 wheel drive and you'll be sure to have a car that grips the road.
Make sure the IMS is done and you'll have an extremely reliable car. Its fast and handles well - purchase a 4 wheel drive and you'll be sure to have a car that grips the road.
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1999 996s are great value - balance tech & simple

by from CT on May 17, 2015

having driven a couple of early '70s, and recently a 2015 - the 996 represents a fun car that is not overloaded with tech. I do miss the crank-up windows and rear window flaps ...
having driven a couple of early '70s, and recently a 2015 - the 996 represents a fun car that is not overloaded with tech. I do miss the crank-up windows and rear window flaps ...
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At Last

by from SW Ohio on January 29, 2015

I have owned Porsches for the past 30 years. I always wanted the 911, and now own one. It is fabulous. Put Etta James in the CD Player singing , "At Last" and you will know all you need to know about ...
I have owned Porsches for the past 30 years. I always wanted the 911, and now own one. It is fabulous. Put Etta James in the CD Player singing , "At Last" and you will know all you need to know about the extreme pleasure of this car.
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Look for asn old one and rebuild it

by from arizona on December 22, 2014

My first was a 356b. Tried to rebuild it right but money was a problem when I was young. Have been fortunate enough to have life catch up with my taste in cars. They are all really great, even ahd an ...
My first was a 356b. Tried to rebuild it right but money was a problem when I was young. Have been fortunate enough to have life catch up with my taste in cars. They are all really great, even ahd an auto(never again). I czan't work on them anymore and as I age money is becominmg a problem, but I have the memories and the photos. that said never buy a 928 NEVER, NEVER. The old one's are kinda like beetles, sort of,.
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They always draw a crowd...There is No Substitute

by from Akron, Oh. on February 26, 2014

Have owned 5 Porsches so far and am on my way to the 6th. They are fun to drive, efficient in manner, and smooth running. These cars will run right up to redline with out a hiccup, judder, or even a p...
Have owned 5 Porsches so far and am on my way to the 6th. They are fun to drive, efficient in manner, and smooth running. These cars will run right up to redline with out a hiccup, judder, or even a pang of spasm or strain. They are precision made and it shows through. Great even braking. All of this from a small 6 cylinder motor. Just think when they make a flat 8!!
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great buy!!!!

by from lancaster ca. on August 10, 2013

i just bought my 1999 porsche 911 996. i love it. the acceleration is amazing. if i have any complaints is that it isnt the most comfortable ride and you can hear and feel the motor loudly, but i pers...
i just bought my 1999 porsche 911 996. i love it. the acceleration is amazing. if i have any complaints is that it isnt the most comfortable ride and you can hear and feel the motor loudly, but i personally like the sound and feel. the stereo is also very cheap. but i purchas the vehcle for performance and the name. it is a very good looking car. best performance car for your buck, for sure. it can handle a corner better than most cars and it is fast. im glad i traded my infiniti g35 for this 911.
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