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Porsche 911 Carrera review covering 1997 - 2005

Porsche 911 Carrera review covering 1997 - 2005

Monday 28 July 2008

If ever a sports car could be described as a legend, the Porsche 911 is it. Around in one form or another for over a quarter of a century, the 911 had carved a reputation as a slightly malevolent, air-cooled rear-engined beast. In 1997, with the launch of the ‘996’ series, the 911 had ‘malevolent’ and ‘air-cooled’ struck from its vocabulary. These water-cooled Porsches were a huge step forward, their dynamic excellence silencing most of the critics who felt it heretic to liquid cool a 911. The handling was transformed as well, giving the 911 a more mature, benign personality. Tracking down a good used 996 series Porsche 911 is a quick way of jumping the waiting list without taking a wrong turn down the road to financial ruin. Here we take a look at the seminal 911, the rear wheel drive Carrera 2.

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It’s a little odd to think that a good quantity of classic Porsches are soft tops whereas these days a 911 with a fabric roof is seen by some purists as decidedly infra dignitatem. Let the elitists mu

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Wednesday 18 June 2008

An introduction? You want an introduction to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2? If you’re thinking of buying one of these modern classics and feel the need for an introduction, may I humbly suggest your money

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Porsche Boxster review covering 1996 - 2004Porsche Boxster review covering 1996 - 2004

Wednesday 13 February 2008

The Porsche Boxster is a mightily impressive sports car. Marketing staff at Porsche GB have even been heard to mutter that it’s too good, poaching more profitable sales from the legendary 911 range. A

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Porsche Cayenne review covering 2002 - 2006Porsche Cayenne review covering 2002 - 2006

Wednesday 19 September 2007

The Cayenne is the car that may have saved Porsche. With the Boxster growing old and sales of the 996-series 911 tailing off, the Weissach company needed a rapid injection of profitability and the Cay

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Porsche Carrera G review covering 2004 - 2006Porsche Carrera G review covering 2004 - 2006

Monday 6 August 2007

* IntroductionPorsche is a company that values its traditions and its independence yet when that independence was threatened in the nineties, it reverted to type, attempting to prove itself in competi

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Porsche 911 review covering 1965 - 1994Porsche 911 review covering 1965 - 1994

Tuesday 3 July 2007

"The only automobile that you could use to compete in the East African Safari or at Le Mans, drive to the theatre or thread through New York city traffic." The theory, by Ferry Porsche. The fact: Pors

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Porsche 911 GT2 review covering 2002 - 2004Porsche 911 GT2 review covering 2002 - 2004

Tuesday 19 June 2007

Of all the versions of the 996 generation Porsche 911 offered, the GT2 is the most controversial. It’s the fastest, scariest, most focused and most expensive and divides opinion like no other recent 9

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 review covering 2005 To DatePorsche 911 Carrera 4 review covering 2005 To Date

Tuesday 19 June 2007

If the 996 generation of the Porsche 911 was the period when the car matured, the 997 series saw the car develop an even more polished sheen. Where it was once quite easy to see the Volkswagen DNA in

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4 review covering 1998 - 2005Porsche 911 Carrera 4 review covering 1998 - 2005

Tuesday 19 June 2007

Pragmatism hasn’t always been a Porsche strong point. Take the 911 as a for instance. There are no solid engineering reasons for the engine to be slung out the back. It introduces all sorts of comprom

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