2001 Porsche 911
1-10 of 22 reviews
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Want great fun for a reasonable price

by from Phoenix, AZ on July 9, 2012

When I was a young man I owned a Porsche (early 1970's), it was OK. Now that I am a GPa this 911 has been the greast car for pure fun of driving I have owned. There have been 450SL's, Z's, Cadillac's ...
When I was a young man I owned a Porsche (early 1970's), it was OK. Now that I am a GPa this 911 has been the greast car for pure fun of driving I have owned. There have been 450SL's, Z's, Cadillac's to Turbo-Diesel trucks. This is the "one". Never mind what you hear about what could go wrong. They have been building a great vechile for decades. I bought this one used and purchased a great warranty, I have had small issues. They all are fixable and never has anyone not like my ride.
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Does recommend this car

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Best affordable sports car out there...

by from New York on January 19, 2012

Beautiful car that is fun to drive. Handles great and is a joy to drive on the highways. good gas mileage for a performance car.
Beautiful car that is fun to drive. Handles great and is a joy to drive on the highways. good gas mileage for a performance car.
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best car i've owned

by from ct on September 19, 2011

beauty classy 911 look perfect acceleration and speed very nice handing perfect braking acceptable fuel usage
beauty classy 911 look perfect acceleration and speed very nice handing perfect braking acceptable fuel usage
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IMS issue overblown

by from Ft. Myers FL on August 19, 2015

Plenty of cars have no IMS problem. The reason is quite simple. Mostly the 6 speed models will be affected due to high red line RPM's. While the Tiptronic seldom gets red lined. Often clutch replaceme...
Plenty of cars have no IMS problem. The reason is quite simple. Mostly the 6 speed models will be affected due to high red line RPM's. While the Tiptronic seldom gets red lined. Often clutch replacement need already shows that the driver does rev it high all the time. The Tiptronic does the thinking for the driver and engine. Mine has 84K miles and the engine runs as smooth as possible. Frequent oil change either 10-40W or 15-50W in hot area's and or high mileage is recommended. check the oil every 2 weeks for contamination. If still worried you can install a sensor kit which warns you about "metal" in the oil.
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First Porsche.

by from SoCal on January 29, 2017

I bought a 2001 carrera 4 cabrio manual. It's a blast. If you're thinking about one, don't second guess it, get it.
I bought a 2001 carrera 4 cabrio manual. It's a blast. If you're thinking about one, don't second guess it, get it.
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Great car but....

by from DC on July 9, 2010

Do your homework. The intermediate shaft bearing failure rate is high and requires a new engine! Google 911 IMS faillure. It applies to 1997-2008? cars including Boxters which use the same M96 engine ...
Do your homework. The intermediate shaft bearing failure rate is high and requires a new engine! Google 911 IMS faillure. It applies to 1997-2008? cars including Boxters which use the same M96 engine as the 911. Just as important, the rear main seal fails often in these cars. Again Google 911 RMS failure. Either get proof these repairs have been made or move on. A new Porsche supplied engine doe NOT fix the problem it will happen again. The engine needs an aftermarket custom bearing. You will learn who the suppliers are when you do the search. This is a gr4eat car but take care in your purchase.
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Be wary!

by from Durham, NC on February 16, 2010

The 996 model has a common issue known as "Intermediate Shaft Failure" (ISF). The bearing(s) inside the intermediate shaft commonly fail(s) at as little as 10k miles, and in my case, at 65k miles. It ...
The 996 model has a common issue known as "Intermediate Shaft Failure" (ISF). The bearing(s) inside the intermediate shaft commonly fail(s) at as little as 10k miles, and in my case, at 65k miles. It requires that the entire engine to be replaced ($30k from the dealer) IT IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM!! I advise anyone who wants to purchase this car to research this problem before buying. This problem is not limited to the turbo model, as many carreras/carrera 4's etc have this problem also.
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Great Car for the $

by from Bay Area, CA on October 20, 2011

I purchased a low mile 2001 911 - a great way to get yourself into a high end sports car for low $'s.
I purchased a low mile 2001 911 - a great way to get yourself into a high end sports car for low $'s.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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great car for the buck

by from boston on October 18, 2010

Replace the IMS bearing, Rear Main Seal and look at the clutch while you're there. Both problems addressed, you are good to go for good. Short money for this car, unbelievable performance and sound, c...
Replace the IMS bearing, Rear Main Seal and look at the clutch while you're there. Both problems addressed, you are good to go for good. Short money for this car, unbelievable performance and sound, comfort good, all you could want. Daily driver.
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so far so good

by from Lyons, Colorado on May 14, 2010

An '01 with 62k, everything working as expected. Note the requirement is to run 93 octane, which is not cheap, but will accept 91 as engine has anti knock electronics. Some carbon fiber trim is de-la...
An '01 with 62k, everything working as expected. Note the requirement is to run 93 octane, which is not cheap, but will accept 91 as engine has anti knock electronics. Some carbon fiber trim is de-lam but looks to be repairable. Stock handling is jaw dropping un-believable. Living in mountains the AWD for me is a must, with good snow tires I crossed continental divide in snow storm and I was passing just about everybody on I70, didn't expect that. The real question to ask yourself is why didn't I buy one earlier.
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