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2002 Porsche 911

2002 Porsche 911

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Porsche 996 Twin Turbo

by from Rochester, NY on April 16, 2012

It was a dream of mine to get a Porsche that was actually fast enough to scare me, and this fits the bill. Mechanically the cars are great. When buying a used model there are several things you shoul...
It was a dream of mine to get a Porsche that was actually fast enough to scare me, and this fits the bill. Mechanically the cars are great. When buying a used model there are several things you should look for. 1. Try to get a car that is fully documented (service-wise) 2. Make sure the option sticker is intact under the hood, it’s a good way ensure the car wasn't in a front end accident 3. Run the VIN through AutoCheck (it's not a perfect way to check out the vehicle, but is nice to have) 4. It isn't unusual to have minor cosmetic issues with cars of this age, but avoid ones that look like they have been abused. If the simple things aren't taken care of, you can bet the expensive things were not either. 5. Curb rash is a big issue with these cars; I wasn't able to find a single car in my price range that didn't have some minor rubbing on the rims. The cars have now depreciated to the point where there are "affordable". If you don't buy one from a Porsche dealer, make sure you have it checked out by one before purchasing. The cost is usually about $400. These cars are very fast, and be prepared to get both looks and "race" invites from all likes of drivers. Also, maintenance is very expensive. 30k, 60k maintenance packages are about $1300-$1500. To change the spark plugs they need to take the rear bumper off. A set of tires averages about $1200. Lastly, if you get one, join your local Porsche Club. You won't regret it. I highly recommend these cars, they look great, are reliable and a pleasure to own. I have owned over 10 different models over the last 20 years and the twin turbo is definitely the best so far.
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Can't think of a better "toy" car for the money

by from Chicago Suburbs, IL on July 8, 2010

Bought mine with 48k miles, new tires and brakes. Besides consuming a quarter in between oil changes, this car runs flawlessy. Drive it hard or mild, it is rewarding to own. Looked at other sports car...
Bought mine with 48k miles, new tires and brakes. Besides consuming a quarter in between oil changes, this car runs flawlessy. Drive it hard or mild, it is rewarding to own. Looked at other sports cars as my weekend car and only the 911 can deliver this much performance, fun and looks and still have a back seat for my kids to ride along. Cheap on insurance, too!
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YOU WILL LOVE IT

by from NY on April 19, 2010

A great true sports car, otstanding handling, a thrill to drive, huge throttle response with precise handling,worth every $ k.
A great true sports car, otstanding handling, a thrill to drive, huge throttle response with precise handling,worth every $ k.
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Simply perfect....none better

by from virginia on May 20, 2010

You have to drive it to believe it. This is without a doubt the best Porsche made. Ive owned Porsche's forever.
You have to drive it to believe it. This is without a doubt the best Porsche made. Ive owned Porsche's forever.
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Best Value In Used Premium Cars

by from West Des Moines, IA on February 28, 2013

I recently bought a 2002 Carrera Cabriolet via Cars.com from a gentleman in Little Rock, AR. The transaction was smooth, the seller was great to work with, and we love the car. In my opinion, the 2002...
I recently bought a 2002 Carrera Cabriolet via Cars.com from a gentleman in Little Rock, AR. The transaction was smooth, the seller was great to work with, and we love the car. In my opinion, the 2002-2004 Porsche 911s are some of the best values in used sports cars in the market today. You get all the luxury and performance of a Porsche for the price of a new Hyundai. The car rides beautifully (it's a sports car, bear in mind) and is richly appointed in a full leather interior (dash, door cards, seats, etc.). Six-speed stick, that great flat six engine out back, rear wheel drive, and an electric soft top make for a perfect fun car. Ours is in such great condition it literally looks brand new. And with only 58k miles, it's just entering its prime! The only problem we've had with the car is...who gets to drive it today. We love it!
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Great car

by from on January 18, 2011

First porsche for me. I love this car. You can not lose the rear end in the C4 on any corner. Killer speed, handling and looks. With that being said, definitely get a high end radar detector.
First porsche for me. I love this car. You can not lose the rear end in the C4 on any corner. Killer speed, handling and looks. With that being said, definitely get a high end radar detector.
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Very Reliable Porsche model

by from Laguna Beach, CA on May 6, 2012

Lots of car for the money. Corners like its on rails. Classic Porsche looks. 2002 was the first year of the larger 3.6 engine and 996 face lift which included the glass rear window. Great Car. Reasona...
Lots of car for the money. Corners like its on rails. Classic Porsche looks. 2002 was the first year of the larger 3.6 engine and 996 face lift which included the glass rear window. Great Car. Reasonable price in the used in used/resale market. Great Value.
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Amazing car

by from Laguna Beach, CA on October 21, 2013

Owned my 2002 911 Cab for 12 years. NO PROBLEMS with it at all through 56,000 miles! Still looks present and handles amazing. 2002 is the first year of the larger engine, bumper/design refresh and the...
Owned my 2002 911 Cab for 12 years. NO PROBLEMS with it at all through 56,000 miles! Still looks present and handles amazing. 2002 is the first year of the larger engine, bumper/design refresh and the glass rear window on the cab. Lots of value for the money. An amazing car...
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Crazy fast Targa

by from Pasadena, MD on November 13, 2013

Paid $26,250 for the car in PA. They delivered it to me in MD. I took it to a MD inspection station and it needed front brakes even though they passed in PA ($2000). MD sales tax at 6% ($1575). We did...
Paid $26,250 for the car in PA. They delivered it to me in MD. I took it to a MD inspection station and it needed front brakes even though they passed in PA ($2000). MD sales tax at 6% ($1575). We did not have to pay PA sales tax. The car came with one laser/alarm key. Went to the dealer to get a second key. $450 for the key plus $75 to program it for the car. Welcome to Porsche Land. The car is crazy fast though and stops just as well. It handles fantastic. I cannot even fathom a turbo version. 35 to 95 from second gear to third.
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Simply the Best!!!

by from Brentwood, TN on January 28, 2013

This is my sixth and best Porsche I have owned. The C4S really is the perfect porsche as stated in July 2002 issue of Excellence. It has the turbo body and the 4WD is flawless.
This is my sixth and best Porsche I have owned. The C4S really is the perfect porsche as stated in July 2002 issue of Excellence. It has the turbo body and the 4WD is flawless.
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