1988 Porsche 911 Review from North America

1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3L. turbo

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.3L. turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance118500 miles
Previous carMazda RX7


Very close to perfection in a street/race car!


Timing chain, clutch, and Turbo all replaced @ 100,000 miles.

Drivers seat side bolster wearing through from butt rubbing.

General Comments:

Still the best looking car Porsche has put out in my opinion.

Not the fastest car on the road anymore, but still wins most stop-light races.

Handles like a truck at low speeds, she needs to get above 60 mph- which happens very quickly. I've had her up to 135mph on the way home from work, felt like sitting on my living room couch!

You get great feedback from the steering wheel and through the seats. You know exactly what the car is doing at all times. Not the car for the luxury car crowd that wants to be isolated from the road. This is a grunting, mean, snarling little beeotch!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th August, 2007

31st Jan 2010, 21:40

He is right. Real nasty car on the road. I have a 88 coupe 107,000 miles. on it. Still looks mint, Ca. car.

I have people asking me all the time about it. Or they say. DO YOU WANT TO SELL IT?

I have been driving a 911 since 1980. I have not ever bought any other car since. If it fits your life style and you like a little race car, the 87, 88, and 89 cars are lots of fun.

I am addicted to it.


Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review