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2002 Porsche 911

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With the 1999 redesign of the 911-effectively the first since 1965-the all-new car was objectively better in every single way than the cars it replaced. There was [gasp!] a water-cooled engine, friendlier handling, and a more comfortable interior, without sacrificing anything that made the 911 so iconic. Little changed in 2002, except for more power (up to a nice, 316 horsepower), an upgraded center console, and a fly-by-wire throttle. If there's a better color on a 911 than silver, I can't imagine what it is. Sleek and sophisticated, it mirrors the car's own characteristics and gives it a typically German look of precision and mechanical competence. Freshly detailed and beautifully finished inside and out, it's obvious that you get great build quality and excellent paint with Porsche's often staggering sticker prices. Although it appears larger than its predecessors, this 911 is still a compact sports car with the body seemingly stretched tight over its thoroughbred powertrain. The doors open and close with a precision that is hard to imagine unless you've experienced it, and even with the roof removed, it is as solid as a block of steel. Despite this car's 60,690 original miles, it was obviously never a daily driver and as a result, there's very little road rash or signs of foul-weather use anywhere. The black power canvas top fits snugly, seals up tightly, and latches to the windshield header without any wrestling or gymnastics. Black leather was the obvious choice when it came time to select an interior, and while Porsche is justifiably famous for its build quality, it wasn't until the 996 edition that ergonomics were fully taken into account during the design phase. The seats are exceptionally comfortable, sporting enough to hold you in place during spirited driving, but not so constricting that they become uncomfortable on long drives. Gauges are still arrayed in typical Porsche fashion, with a large tachometer directly ahead of the steering wheel and all the other gauges in a secondary role. This one is equipped with Porsche's famous Tiptronic automatic transmission, which facilitates manual gear changes either by toggling the shifter to the left or right, or by using the steering wheel mounted buttons. Like the rest of the car, the interior is proof that this Porsche has been pampered. The seats are still supple and undamaged, the carpets show only minimal wear, and everything works as it should, including the ice cold A/C, which was always a struggle for the earlier air-cooled cars. Like all previous 911s, this 2002 model features a rear-mounted horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. Serious Porsche enthusiasts cried foul when Porsche announced the engine would be water-cooled, rather than air-cooled, but it's hard to argue with the results. For 2002, the all-aluminum 3.6-liter engine generated 316 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque, which is more than adequate to give this convertible blistering acceleration. To keep the 316 horsepower under control, the 911 gets an independent suspension that uses a MacPherson strut design in front and a multilink setup in the rear, which greatly reduces the 911's famous tail-wagging antics. Polished 18-inch wheels wear 225/40ZR18 tires in front and 285/30ZR18 tires in back. Porsche, and especially the 911, has always been about evolution, but the 996 was truly revolutionary. This car is the result of that comprehensive redesign and remains in excellent condition today. The great thing is that the appearance of the 911 doesn't really change much from year to year, and this model, while now approaching 9 years old, looks like a much more contemporary car. Available for a fraction of the price of a new 911 cabrio, this car delivers 90% of the performance and that genuine Porsche motoring experience. Join the thousands of enthusiastic Porsche owners and find out why none of them would trade their rear-engined sports cars for any other brand. Call now! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 120608

as of 3/31/2011

Car 2002 Porsche 911
VIN WPOCA29932S654358 
Mileage 60,690 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
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