ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 1999. ESC available 2002-2005, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006.
The 911 has been the quintessential Porsche since 1964 and it is among the very few true sports cars that can serve as a daily driver as well. The previous-generation 911's handling was agile and much more forgiving than earlier incarnations of the car. The ride was not punishing and the engine sound from the rear-mounted boxer six-cylinder was invigorating. Unlike other sports cars, access was relatively easy, visibility good, and even tall people were easily accommodated. The redesigned coupe and a convertible both offer 3.6- and 3.8-liter engines and should carry on with the strengths of the previous generation.