1991 Porsche 911 Review from UK and Ireland

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6 petrol

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.6 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired83000 kilometres
Most recent distance118500 kilometres

Faults:

The cooling belt failed in 1998. I was 1/2 mile from a specialist who fixed the problem the same morning.

The car lost power, which turned out to be a belt on one of the distributors.

Electric mirror motors had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Having owned TVR 390SE, 400SE and Griffith 500 previously, I have been pleasantly shocked at the incredible build quality and performance - a Griffith 500 couldn't out drag the 911.

The car has 18" Speedlines which makes the ride a bit hard, but has amazing grip. Other mods include RUF exhaust and chip.

This is the first Porsche I have owned and am completely smitten with the marque. Next on the list will be the 993 Turbo 4 at the end of the year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2001

9th Dec 2001, 17:24

Have to agree: I would like to see a normally aspirated 993 Carrera 2 out-drag a Griffith 500. In short, it won't happen. Sure, the TVR is by far the nastier car in terms of build quality, but on a dry day it'll embarrass many a supercar. Sounds like one of the other Porsche mods not mentioned was official rose-tinted spectacles...

12th Sep 2002, 07:45

The 18" alloys are not approved by Porsche to use on the 964, you could be ruining your car. Plus, why on earth do you need 18" wheels?? To look pretty? Then go and buy a BMW!

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review