1991 Porsche 911 Reviews

1991 Porsche 911 964 C4 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 kilometres
Previous carPorsche Boxster

Summary:

A work of art, and a delight for the eyes and senses

Faults:

Bought the car knowingly with a slipping clutch and a few other bits and pieces. But since I got the car at a very reasonable price, then it was OK.

General Comments:

Previously I had a 1980 911 SC, nice car but hard to live with in the wet and at the limit.

Then I purchased a Boxster S 2002, and yes it's still a Porsche and a damn good one at that too. But 3 months into the ownership it was stolen.

So for some reason, I was drawn back to a 911 (I can hear people saying, he woke up to himself LOL).

This 1991 964 of mine is a delight to drive at the limit, there's so much grip and reassurance that you're always in control.

To make it a little nicer to look at, I got some nice 18 inch cup style wheels, followed by a performance chip (Steve Wong U.S.A.) which is a real treat, and also a sport cat and a bypass pipe in place of the huge rear muffler.

The performance is very noticeable, from the original 184kw (246hp) to somewhere over 210kw (281hp). Not a great deal of difference in the numbers, but the power comes on much earlier and revs much quicker. It must be the right car for me, as every time I get in for a drive, a smile is not far behind :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2009

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Targa 3.6L Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.6L Gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance102100 miles
Previous carPorsche 911

Summary:

One wears this car rather than driving it

Faults:

Distributor Drive Belt broke due to O3 (Ozone) in the distributor. I replaced the belt and fabricated a venting manifold much like the Porsche Factory Fix.

I also had a problem with the (DME) /Fuel Pump Relay. The engine would shut off while driving. Low current relays don't tend to shed the carbon and dust. Cleaned the points with a strip of paper and some solvent. The engine has run well without fail.

General Comments:

I really enjoy the power and the confidence the car give me while on the open road. The car tracks well and is very predicable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2002

1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6 petrol from UK and Ireland

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: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews