2001 Porsche 911 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo i-6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
Engine and transmission i-6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carHonda S2000

Summary:

Great performance for the money!

Faults:

Running great.

General Comments:

I love this car!

Once I turn it on, I never want to stop driving it.

I bought this car because it was a good deal. I mean what other model that is less than 120k can have a top speed of 190?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2001

18th Jan 2002, 18:32

What other car can you buy that is less than 120k and has a top speed of 190? I don't know, let me think.. maybe, CORVETTE. My 2001 will beat the 911 turbo in 0-60, quarter mile, and top speed... when Chevy tested it for top speed they got to 175, but if you put premium gasoline in it, say bye bye. I hit 210. Honest to God.

2001 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance987 kilometres
Previous carMaserati Ghibli

Summary:

I am happy to say that I am one of the few to own this car!

Faults:

I knocked the sunroof with my hand while it was shutting. It blew some fuse.

It is a VERY expensive car so I am not expecting much to go wrong. After all it is a German car.

General Comments:

The first thing I would like to say about this car is it has none of the annoying niggles that my old Maserati had. Things like a leaking sunroof and non-functioning climate control and power windows are a thing of the past. But, the ambience of the interior, I am sorry but the Porsche does not come close. I miss those lashings of wood veneer.

Secondly, THIS CAR IS FAST, IT ALMOST RIVALS A DIABLO!

Top Speed: 315km/h (Yet to be tested, I will get to Northern Territory and test it though).

Acceleration: 4.1 sec (0-100km/h) (0.1 sec slower than a Diablo).

Torque: 620Nm (Same as a Diablo!)

Power: 340kW.

There are features in the Porsche that I personally didn't expect like Electric seats. I thought that the aim was to keep weight down but obviously not. It isn't stripped like a Lotus Elise (sorry to all you Elise lovers).

I can't emphasise how fast this car is. UNBELIEVABLE!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th October, 2001

1st Jun 2003, 23:22

The GT2 is my dream car. I just wanted to know whether there is much lag from the twin turbos? I've heard varying stories on this matter.

From memory, I believe the GT2 is rear wheel drive. Is this frightening to have to control? Obviously with all that power, the rear of the car isn't always going to be, shall we say, hungry for grip?

Thanks for the review :)

13th Sep 2003, 07:10

Interesting that your vehicle came with electric seats AND a sunroof. Did you buy the vehicle for its exclusivity or performance?

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 9 reviews