2001 911

Consumer Reviews

2001 Porsche 911

$21 - $62,913  MSRP Range
2001 Porsche 911

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

33 Reviews
97% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.9 out of 5 stars Performance
4.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

best car i've owned

by zigi from ct on Mon Sep 19 2011

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

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

First Porsche.

by Goodtimes. from SoCal on Sun Jan 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

996 Turbo model

by megazeus from on Thu Mar 23 2017

This review is for the turbo model. The turbo is a different, higher-quality engine with no IMS to worry about. Even at 16 years old and 90k+ miles, the acceleration on this car is amazing. The sensation of the turbo building acceleration as the revs increase is like riding a huge wave. There is nothing on the market that will give you the performance this car will at the same price point. The manual is better than the tiptronic. It wasn't until 09 that porsche switched over to the dual clutch that is faster than the manual.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Lots of fun with reasonable comfort and style

by pgvinter from North Bethesda, MD on Sat Jul 08 2017

Lots of fun with reasonable comfort and style. Timeless exterior, classic sports car interior with some nice modern touches. Sufficient power but nothing is ever fast enough.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Porsche-there is no substitute

by Cobbs001 from East Hanover NJ on Wed May 24 2017

The car is top quality for a everyday car. A lot of bang for the buck, speed and handling. There are absolutely no shakes or rattles, no matter what speed you're at.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 stars

911 Turbo: one of the supercar great values

by jonhahn99 from Campbell, CA on Sun Jan 21 2018

Really practical car for what it is, can be used in all weather conditions, most maintenance pretty reasonable, strong enthusiast community, very reliable when maintained. And really, really fast (cornering, braking, and acceleration).

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive

by Dan from Santa Monica on Wed Feb 07 2018

Always wanted a convertible. . It is sporty, not family friendly. Repair costs were reasonable but it was a low mileage car..

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

IMS issue overblown

by Harry from Ft. Myers FL on Wed Aug 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 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
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4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Want great fun for a reasonable price

by GPa Rod from Phoenix, AZ on Mon Jul 09 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 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great car but....

by PorscheLover from DC on Fri Jul 09 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 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
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Our Take on the 2001 Porsche 911

You hear top speed of more than 190 miles per hour.

You hear 0-60 in four seconds.

You hear 0-100 in less than 10 seconds.

You hear 415 horsepower, 11-inch-wide rear tires, and sizzling twin turbochargers, and you think twitchy exotic - fast, expensive, impractical, hard to handle.

The 2001 Porsche 911 is all of these things, except impractical, hard to handle, or twitchy.

In fact, even with its price tag ($114,000 market driven to $150,000), I wouldn't call it an exotic. What it is, in fact, is probably the safest, best-handling, fastest everday car you could own.

We won't get into why anyone needs a car that can top 190 miles per hour. If you need to ask that question, go find yourself... Read More