Thursday, March 30, 2017

5 Reasons the Porsche 911 is Famous

The Porsche company, makers of the 911 convertible, did so well this year that they gave every single employee a check for 9,111€. The iconic Porsche 911 convertible is an integral piece of automobile history that most definitely helped propel Porsche to this epic win. Beginning production in the 1960s, the Porsche 911 has undergone many upgrades to improve performance without compromising the overall body style and spirit of the Porsche 911. Porsche constantly incorporated new features as technology advanced to maintain the 911’s status as a true luxury convertible. To celebrate the success of Porsche and the 911, we’ve put together a list of five reasons why the Porsche 911 is so famous.



Classic Body Shape

No matter which Porsche 911 model year you buy, you will still be getting virtually the same traditional body style as the original 911s. The body style has slightly changed over time, but Porsche decided long ago to not mess with a good thing. Adding racing stripes and aero parts can give any model year an upgraded look that’s hip and sporty. With these similarities in body style, many model year 911s have interchangeable parts that make it easier to find affordable replacements.

Affordability

Unbelievably, the Porsche 911 is a rather affordable luxury car with previously owned Porsche 911s boasting fantastic prices. While the 911 is extremely fun and reliable, previous designs flaws have made used 911s extremely affordable. For example, previously owned Porsche 996s (911s made between 1999 and 2004) have a flaw that can cause catastrophic engine failure. After thousands of miles, the internal lubricant of the intermediate shaft bearing will dry up causing the bearing to lock in place. While this may sound scary, the fix is relatively simple and affordable. Replacing the bearing with an aftermarket part eliminates the problem without major automotive surgery. This flaw is a fantastic negotiating point for buyers and incentive for sellers who do not want to take up the cost of replacing the bearing.  

Variety

There are over a dozen Porsche 911s from which to choose your favorite. These variants are diverse and powerful enough to please even the most particular drivers. No matter which model you choose, you’ll enjoy the roomy interior and classic timelessness for which the Porsche 911 is famous. Think about it, how many cars have options for both air and water-cooled engines?!

Loyal Previous Owners

Porsche owners are extremely loyal and dedicated, which ensures that the quality of previously owned Porsches will be extremely high. Rarely do you see a dusty or banged up Porsche 911. Owners typically take such good care of their 911s in the hopes of preserving the car’s value for the best possible resale price. This provides potential buyers with a wide selection of affordable 911s to choose from and allows them to shop around for the best possible deal.

Handling

The Porsche 911 is as famous for its handling as it is for its body shape. It’s unusual for car professionals to praise any sports car with a rear-engine design, but the Porsche 911 has been immune to such criticisms for years thanks to its unique design. The Porsche 911 has been able to remain at the top of the pack thanks to its amazing engine power, steering and control at high speeds.  


These are just a few of the reasons why you should consider a new or previously owned Porsche 911 convertible. The 911 is a versatile luxury sports car with a style that has survived decades of advancements, trends and fads. The result of Porsche’s dedication is an extremely loyal fan base and a spot in the hearts and minds of car enthusiasts the world over. What are your favorite features of the Porsche 911 convertible? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

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