1979 Porsche 911 Reviews from North America

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo flat 6

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission flat 6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired69000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carAlfa Romeo GTV


Race breed machine. Perfecto!


Nothing major other than the clutch was replaced. Typical high cost to operate a well tuned sports car.

General Comments:

When the Turbo awakes this 911 turns into a true super-car. Blinding speeds observed frequently.

High quality interior and comfy seats. Real German craftsmanship throughout the whole vehicle.

Shifter feel is a bit ambiguous at first, but you get used to it in time.

A real eye catcher, too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2002

1979 Porsche 911 SC - Targa 3.0 Liter

Year of manufacture1979
Engine and transmission 3.0 Liter
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10


Nothing. I purchased this car six years ago, raced it on the track and in autocross events, drive on weekends or to work (10 miles) on a nice day and it just runs great. These cars defy the laws of physics once you learn how to drive them. I had a 928S-4 for a while and it was expensive to run but god-awful fast.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 1999

13th Sep 2001, 17:14

This is an amazing car and mine is actually quite cheap to run, it's very fast and corners likes it's on rails, so I hope you have fun with yours.


Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews