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1999 Porsche 911 Review

Performs admirably and has a popular body style immediately recognizable.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The Porsche 911 is a popular, sporty coupe or convertible first introduced in 1963 and is still in production. It is known for a unique and recognizable body style along with its performance features and speed. All models are on a rear-engine rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive layout. Throughout its history, it has gone through a range of changes yet has maintained a handful of exterior features which make it instantly recognizable including the rounded front headlights, flared sides, and an almost hatchback-type rear.

The Range

Body Styles: coupe, convertible
Engines: 3.4-liter H-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, Porsche 911 Carrera convertible, Carrera all-wheel drive coupe, Porsche 911 Carrera all-wheel drive convertible

What's New

The 1999 Porsche 911 featured a new body style and a water-cooled engine. Porsche also first released their GT3 version in 1999.

Exterior

The 1999 Porsche 911 is a two-door coupe with a sporty new style compared to previous editions. It has a sloping hood with a slim mouth-like opening at the bottom. Rounded headlights are set into the flaring front sides. It has an aerodynamic but prominent cockpit that slopes gradually to the rear spoiler and heated and power door mirrors. These are auto-dimming, dual exhaust in the back, available high-intensity discharge headlights, optional rain sensing wipers, and the convertible models have a power roof. It is available in a range of colors.

Interior

Inside, the 1999 Porsche 911 can be a little crowded and can be difficult to get in and out of but is filled with luxury features despite its focus on speed and power. Models get comfortable leather upholstery. Drivers can choose between leather and a wood-trimmed steering wheel. The rear seats are split folding for additional cargo space. Some features include heated and power front seats, air-conditioning, automatic temperature control, power moonroof on coupes styles, remote keyless entry, telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a navigation system for an additional charge. A cassette player is standard, and a CD player is optional.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Porsche 911 has a 296-hp, 3.4-liter, H6 engine, which takes regular gas as opposed to premium on many sport models. This is paired with either a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive or a five-speed automatic with overdrive and auto-manual. Models are rear or all-wheel drive and limited slip differential is available on all-wheel-drive models.

Safety

Some of the safety features on the 1999 Porsche 911 include dual front impact airbags, dual side-impact airbags, ABS brakes, traction control, stability control on the all-wheel-drive model, integrated rollover, and a security system.

EPA Fuel Economy

Porsche 911: 17/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Reputation
  • Current retail for buyers

You Won't Like

  • Resale for sellers
  • Getting in and out

Sum Up

Performs admirably and has a popular body style immediately recognizable.

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