When it comes to the 911, it’s surprisingly practical. As Porsche itself says, “a Porsche is not an everyday sports car. It’s a sports car for every day.” With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the key factors that make the Porsche 911 an unexpectedly practical high-end sports car.
Is the Porsche 911 a reliable car?
The Porsche 911 is the highest-ranked model for trouble-free ownership in the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), released today. The Macan ranked as most dependable among Premium Compact SUVs, and overall the Porsche brand across model lines improved to second-place in the annual study.
How long does Porsche last?
They are built to perform, yes, but they are built to perform for many years. Porsche 911 engine mileage can be rated at 100,000 miles and 10 years. Like any vehicle, Porsche 911s last longer with proper and routine maintenance and care. Most Porsche vehicles will last you up to the 150,000-mile marker and beyond.
Which Porsche is the most fun to drive?
IMO, air-cooled 911s were the best, especially if you got one old enough to not have power steering. From my own experience, I’d say a ’78–83 911SC is the most fun Porsche to drive, though I can’t really knock any of the other 911s or the 914.
Why is Porsche 911 so expensive?
Low production numbers, high quality materials, and a highly paid experts that manufacture the cars. The cost of a Porsche sport car may not be anymore money than what Chevy spends on a Corvette. But Chevy can spread that cost based on the 10 million cars it built last year.
Are Porsche 911 easy to work on?
When it comes to the 911, you have straightforward access to various things for general maintenance on models up to and including the 997.2. A set of ramps makes it easier to get underneath for things like access to the oil drain plug.