1996 Porsche 911 Review from UK and Ireland

1996 Porsche 911 Carera 3.6

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.6 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired49000 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

SUPERB, if able make your epitaph include I once had a 911

Faults:

Having spent some time looking for 'the right one' I have not had any additional expense other than servicing costs which compare equally too many newer mundane cars.

Find out as much as you can before you buy one and walk away if things don't seem right. To easy to let that singing flat six part you with your money.

General Comments:

This is my second 911 (993) having previously had the 964, having had several 944's before that. It's the one I always wanted and I have to say that every time I get in it, any stresses just vanish when you plant your foot down and hear that noise! I could have a 996 but prefer the air cooled variety plus I think the 993 is the nicer looking.

Whilst there are tuned to the max cars that will blow mine away if they don't blow their engine up first it is a very quick car. And with four seats, I can get both children in the back, practical. Whats the point having a great looking car when you have to use the boring one to turn up somewhere special!

No doubt there are better cars out there, but the overall package if you include emotion can't be beaten. Even going down to the supermarket with the wife is a blast.

Oh and check out the depreciation when your new Family Saloon/Hot Hatch have had a their first birthday. Mine is still commanding great money.

I am not rich! You don't have to be to have a 911. Just sensible and not mind people saying "I'd love one of them"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2005

11th Sep 2005, 12:37

This car is the ultimate driving machine it is fast powerful and above all it looks great.

30th Sep 2006, 06:09

The 993 is a real classic and true you don't have to be rich to own a 911.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review