1983 Porsche 911 Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1983 Porsche 911 SC Euro Six from North America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Euro Six Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

These cars are exactly what people's idea of owning and driving a Porsche is, and then some

Faults:

Nothing at this point other than having to replace the battery (which was around 2 years old).

General Comments:

This is a Euro Spec 911SC and is still fast and takes corners like a go-cart.

I have taken a couple of 2-3 hour trips without feeling any of the normal fatigue you feel in other cars.

The seats and the ride, although sporty in nature, lend themselves to long distance driving.

I have "surprised" a few people with the speed of the car. It is a beautiful sight to see the look of astonishment on their faces as they finally catch up with me only to find out the car is 22 years old and no mods!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2005

5th Dec 2005, 23:03

My dad used to have a black 911 SC with a whale tail and Ruf rims, it was my favourite car in the world. We used to drive it around corners like nothing, and the speed, I wouldn't imagine something like that coming from an '83! I'm buying one when I save the money it's a bargain for $25,000 Canadian. Awesome cars can't wait I'm only 16 and I'm already saving, I have close to $4,000 so far.

14th Oct 2006, 18:46

I am interested in purchasing a Porsche 911.

As a former auto mechanic, when younger I worked on foriegn cars VW, Datsun, Honda, etc. one or two Porsches'.

The last 30 years I have worked in mass transit, buses! For my upcoming retirement I am going to finally hope to purchase my dream car.

Being out of the loop I need some advice, I gather the 3.0 6 cyl. engine is "bulletproof". From what year and model has Porsche kept this engine, and what type of model and options would be fitting for my future rebirth as a young retired mechanic? Hope I can find this car soon. thank you.

1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 from South Africa

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carPorsche 968 Cabrio 6 Speed

Summary:

Most gorgeous lines, sound and overall ownership experience

Faults:

Nothing of note - So far the vehicle has only needed oil changes annually and some hassles with the air-conditioning compressor leaking gas. Needs refilling every second year.

General Comments:

Unbelievable car! Seen as a 22 year old with absolutely stunning performance, sound and tractability this vehicle would shame some modern wonders!

The air-conditioning was a Porsche afterthought and works eventually, but struggles to cool the car properly. Other than that a true sports car with locomotive power and surprising speed!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2004

8th Apr 2005, 13:39

I was recently fortunate to purchase a similar Porsche. The Porsches of the 80's are known as the best Porsche investment. They are the last of the true 911's; others afterwards were built to copy the 911. The Porsches from the 80's are also the "bullet proof" Porsches. These autos were built to last and not cost a fortune to fix simply because they were built right in the first place! If you look at what the Porsche 911 sold for in the 80's it is easy to understand why. In order for Porsche to build new autos of that quality, they will have to cost over $200,000.00, especially if you look at inflation, not just quality! The last of the real 911's are a true tribute to Porsche and Porsche's great history. I hope that one day; Porsche will reclaim this legacy in being not only exclusive, but also the BEST. Until then, those of us fortunate enough, can still own one of the best for virtually nothing and still have a better auto than most new cars being sold today for much more money! Moreover, the Porsches of the 80's will seemingly out last them all!!!

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 7 reviews