Review: Porsche 911 996 (1997 – 2004)
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.
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