Porsche 912 Reviews

1976 Porsche 912 E 2.0L dual Webers from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0L dual Webers Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Pure driving joy, at a budget price

Faults:

Front brake calipers seized, were replaced along with rotors.

Rubber window seals were dry, cracked and were replaced.

General Comments:

With the dual Webers, this car has strong pulling power, even in the higher gears. But where it really shines is on curvy roads - handling is superb, a pleasure to drive. The design is classic and turns a lot of heads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2010

1976 Porsche 912 E 2.0L Type IV from North America

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0L Type IV Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired185000 miles
Most recent distance186500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Beetle

Summary:

A fun, economical joy of a ride

Faults:

Window seals became dry, cracked and began to leak.

General Comments:

This is the same as a 911e, except this has a 4-cylinder engine. Still, it has plenty of power for fun driving and is more economical.

This car is very agile on cornering, and generally responsive overall.

It's also comfortable, with contoured seats and smart alignment of seat, dash, steering wheel, etc.

Fuel economy averages about 30mpg.

The heater is inherently weak, so one needs to bundle up on cold mornings. Since the body/frame are galvanized steel, rust is not an issue as it was on similar earlier models.

This is a real gem of a sports car, that I greatly enjoy and will keep as long as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews