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911 Carrera 4 (2010 and older) MSRP: $ 82500.00
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Description:
The 911 Carrera 4 is a 2-door, 4-passenger luxury sports car, or convertible sports car, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Coupe to the S Cabriolet.

The Coupe is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, H6, 345-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. The S Cabriolet is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, H6, 385-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway.

 
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Reviewed by:
palting


Review Date
February 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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4.44 of 5, 16.00 votes

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Review 1 of 9

Price Paid:  $85000.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2002 911 C4 S

Strengths:
Performance, prestige, unique.

Weaknesses:
Can''''''''t stop smiling.

Summary:
Just to clarify things, this is a 3.6 liter, 320 HP kick in the butt performer. Those are the numbers for the 2002 911''''''''s. This particular model is 4 wheel drive, with the all the business hardware as well as trimmings of the turbo, but without the turbo and without the need for the additional $40-$50K. It is a real knockout, both in looks and performance. I put in 150 miles just enjoying the drive around curving roads in the first day!

Similar Products Used:
''''''''67 Mustang Boss, ''''''''92 Corvette



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Reviewed by:
Tom


Review Date
June 10, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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4.92 of 5, 12.00 votes

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Review 2 of 9 , from Boston

Price Paid:  $88000.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 /Carrera 4 GT

Strengths:
Solidity, power, handling, and head-turning potential.

Weaknesses:
Share many parts with the cheaper Boxter. Rather tame exhaust note. Overly complicated stereo and electrical operations (explained by pooly-written instruction booklets). These do not detract from the fun of driving the car.

Summary:
I opted for the full GT package (aerokit, sports tuned suspension, heavy roll bars, free flow exhaust). Porsche factory technician recommended this set up to handle the extra weight of the all wheel drive system. The car is tight, solid, and fast. Tried the Turbo and GT2, did not find the extra power worth the money, and their rides are considerably stiffer while the transmission more balky. The only sports cars that are close in capabilities are the Corvette Z06 and the Dodge Viper, both are crudely made cars with serious reliability problems. The next car up is the Ferarri 360 Modena, which has a better suspension/engine package, but that gated 6 speed..... ouch! In summary, if you want to drop 100k or so on a real sports car, the C-4 is it. There is simply no alternatives out there.

Similar Products Used:
Lotus Esprit Turbo, Jaguar XKR, BMW M5



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Reviewed by:
Brent


Review Date
July 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.40 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 3 of 9

Price Paid:  $102000.00 from Northland Porsche

Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 Porsche 911 Carerra Cab 4

Strengths:
Flawless exterior.Mirror like finish.A head turner with style and class.The sound deep purr of this exhaust is classic Porsche. Quick,and feels like it wants to constantly exceed 100 mph, and it is only getting started. One touch convertible top is nice. And thank God, 2001 kept the cup holders out of this car.You don't pay this much for this baby, and drink in it.Makes one laugh when 50 year old guys in their dime a dozen Vettes, come by you and rev their engines. Like I said Porsche has class...enough said

Weaknesses:
Tires every 10k, Brake dust. Must pay Valet a 20 spot to keep the car next to them so some yahoo doesnt try to damage car. It is an attention getter, this isn't always good. Navigational system works fine , but is tough to program at first. Pricey, but worth every penny.Must have third car, too nice of car to be an "every-dayer". Too nice to see rain also.

Summary:
Had always enjoyed the look of a Porsche and I was just driving by the local dealer and stopped in. To make this a short story, I had a 2001 X-5, and had driven it for over a year. My uncle told me at any time he would buy my X-5, so I called him on a whim, and with in 4 hours at the dealership, I test drove it and had the deal sealed .The "lines " of this car is what got me to always take a double look. Yes, 0-60 in just around 5.0-5.1, there are other cars that can do faster,but do they have class? This car has all the options that I could want, from Nav,all Leather, all heat,carbon fiber, etc, but what sets this one off is the Carrera"4" rims.Small spoked, with intigrated rivits,with "Carrera 4" in the center cap and pewter colored calipers, sets this one apart. The car handles with ease,all controls are easy to manuover,and it is a head turner, but it should be for the price. The so called back seat is nowhere,but it is never used. I have 17000k on this car, and was told it will go through tires.....and it did. At 11,000 miles, time for new, about 450 a peice,but you don't buy this car if you can't afford to maintain it. Was surprised however that my wifes 2001 740 IL maintainance is covered under the 4 years/48000, but you not in the Porsche arena. One would expect if you are to pay over$100,000 for a car, this would be taken care of, but guess again. Have had Zero problems with this car. Moisture under the head light washer nozzle was developing, and was replaced in 20 minutes. Must say, the I am thinking of the Porsche GTS, but, I hate to get rid of the soft top. Maybe Porsche is making a the GTS a Cab in the future. Again, if you want prestige, class and a head turner, this is the car. You won't see 10 of these babies, like you do the other so called sports car, on the way to the store.

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There is nothing that can match this car in the $100,000 range,overall. The Ferarri would be my next choice at $200,000. But these are two completly different animals.



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Reviewed by:
Kamal Bherwani


Review Date
February 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 14.00 votes

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Review 4 of 9 , from New York, NY USA

Price Paid:  $1.00 from Used Car Dealer

Year / Model Reviewed:
1999 Carrera 4 Cabriolet

Strengths:
Handling Confidence at high speeds Four wheel drive Great gas mileage Attention

Weaknesses:
Attention Small gas tank (13.x gallons) Slower than M5, XJR, M3, etc. on 0-60 Climate control insists on blowing cold air into your face at startup in cold environments

Summary:
After getting bored of driving my 2001 Jaguar XJR, I decided on getting a second daily driver that I can use maybe two days a week. I purchased a 1999 Carrera 4 convertible, with 18,000 miles, and I have to say, this is an impressive vehicle. Some points: - Much better handling than my Jag XJR sedan, although the XJR is a faster car. - 18" rims are easy to scratch - watch for curbs, etc. - Driving into Manhattan with this is not easy with all the road imperfections. - Gets a lot of respect by valet parkers, other drivers, pedestrians, etc. - The speed yellow color is great if you know how to maintain your paint. - Sound system is truly second rate, and I have the so called "hi-fi" system. - Lots of road noise - limited wind noise (with hardtop on). -Tiptronic (I only got an automatic because of the wife and because of New York traffic) is a great automatic/electronically controlled manual. In auto mode, this car DOES NOT, repeat DOES NOT upshift in a corner. - Beats the pants off my XJR in inclement weather. Great in snow/rain, etc.



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Reviewed by:
loren miller


Review Date
June 22, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 years

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4.64 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 5 of 9 , from long beach, ca usa

Year / Model Reviewed:
1999 911 (996-C4)

Strengths:
Styling (both inside and out), handling, build quality

Weaknesses:
Worry about parking in public. A few minor problems, but no show stoppers.

Summary:
92K and I would highly recommend it, but it is not for everyone which is perfect. Just the other day after pulling it into the garage from my spirited ride home from work, I stood there and said OUTLOUD "this car looks great and drives even greater, what a blast". I have owned the car about a year and 1/2 and it has 21k on the clock. Ask yourself this, how many cars have you owned that give you a big grin every time you drive it?

Similar Products Used:
Nothing similar!



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