Porsche 911 996 (1997–2004)

Last updated 27 November 2016

Porsche driving pleasure with precise, mechanical feel. Fierce performance yet docile enough for daily use. Solidly built.
Ugly. Understeer. Very expensive problems with oil/water contamination and Nickasil bore liners. Noisy drivetrain on four-wheel-drive versions. Iron discs rust.
Updated 27 November 2016

It should be obvious, but avoid cheap tyres. One reader recently bought two Haida tyres which cost £42 each and put them on the rear of his Porsche 996. He found the rear end of the car was very...

Read more


Owners' reviews

Docile around town but comes alive when you press the loud pedal....
Great Car; Lovely to Drive; Not as expensive as you'd expect to run!
Expensive without the Porsche Warranty
One hell of a super car for low price and superb performance
A gamble that may pay off but don't buy one if you can't afford a new engine!

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93


60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker