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I'm buyin a Porsche

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  1. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    Yup, i need a new car, so I'm buyiin an 86 porchse 944. It's kinda underpowered but its still a porsche. I can't believe how well it handles and I love the looks. At least its RWD right?

    Just wondering what everyone elses thoughts are on this.
    I'm dead-set on buyin and 86+ 944!
     
  2. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    Shit, that would be sweet! I'd check this place out too!

    Click me!!!
     
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    What happened to the civic bro? Why are you selling it?
     
  5. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    My brother has an 85 Porsche 944.

    Its mass cherry. Real nice ride, and it handles extremely well. The only bad thing was, maintenance is fucking expensive and shit breaks. Within 2 months on his, which was about 95k old when he got it this summer, the tranny, fuel pump, fuel system, whole drivetrain all went out besides the motor. Thank god my dad knows a euro shop owner, so he got everything for about cost but still he dropped in around 1800 within 3 months of buying it. And insurance now with full coverage is extremely expensive even though it takes 28 seconds to get to 60.

    IMO unless you willing to pay out of the ass man, think it over again.

    If you're buying one, its going to have a few miles, and stuff breaks.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Um....how is a car that keeps breaking shit "cherry?" <_<
     
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    I thought about getting an old 914 for shit and giggles
     
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    a friend of mine also had an 84 944. it looked awsome, but it cost him about 5g's in repairs in a time of about a year and a half of owning it. serious reliability problems.
     
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    I think it's safe to assume that the color is 'mass cherry.' But I could be wrong.
     
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    drop an lt-1 in there! yeah!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    haha well the color on my Escort was some sort of light cherry color... and even though I loved the car, it was a POS. :p
     
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    944 would be a dope car to own as the thing handles so well. That and a 914 are super dope auto-x cars. Your insurance is going to go through the roof, and if you do your own work on the car it should not be that bad to maintain. Although as I recall Porsche parts are not cheap.
    Good Luck with the new ride
     
  13. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    That's what I meant.

    The body was in excellent condition. It's a very vibrant red, extremely clean. But then came the mechanical failures.
     
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    I would strongly urge you to avoid porsches at all cost...
    I was one of those - i just have to have it people - and bought an 83 944...
    VERY expensive to own and maintain (dropped about 2K in the two months i owned it) and i was not very pleased with the power...
    if you go over 86 make sure you get a turbo 944 as opposed to NA. The turbos are said to be a much better ride...

    And everything they are saying about the insurance is also true... very expensive for no reason except the porsche name...

    I ended up totaling mine... and it wasn't even a high speed wreck, very disappointing experience with porsche... ended up parting out the motor rims and trans...
     
  16. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I think I could do the work myself, i worked on Saabs and Vw's before. The Saab needed a special tool to do the clutch so I had to get that repaired by my grandfather's mechanic ($600).


    LOL, this car will be insured indefenitly. I refuse to drive another uninsured car.


    It's totaled, theres a thread on it somewhere. To sum it all up...I'm a jackass.

    But as for the porchse, I really think this could be a good investment, it needs "minor" body work (i.e. 2 small rust spots). It has 100k miles, and when I test drove it, it was running strong, shifted well and handled "EXCELLENT", I mean really well (you've got no idea).

    If problems do occur they can be fixed, if I do get it, it will get that initial tune up. Anywho, who wouldnt want to be driving a porsche, Anyone know of any factory recalls on an 87 Porsche 944. Most of the problems Ive been hearing about is the pre-86 models. I'm not positive but I think they cleared up the problems after 85 (wishful thinking?). I still think I'm gonna buy it.

    The way I see it if you treat her well she won't bite u in the ass, but shit, I dunno how the previous owner treated her.

    A 914 was fuckin POS, it had a 90 hp VW engine in it, I dunno about handling though.

    Damn I gotta make a descision, I don't want to go and buy another civic for $2500 and immediately drop $2000+ in it for another swap, it would have been a completely different story if the LS didnt merge itself into the firewall.

    O yea, if I decide not to buy this, I'm looking for a 4 or 6 cylinder RWD car under $3500 and has to appeal to my tastes (not the 1st gen(*?) supras), any thoughts?
     
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    check out the cost of a simple tune up before you get the porsche...

    i think the wires alone were some insane $$$...

    and also watch out for the odo problem...
    i guess a lot of 944's had bad odo's... my porsche came with lots of paperwork and the odo had already been changed twice...

    and you might think you can do the maint. but i'll just warn you its not as easy as it seems...
     
  18. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    I did check up on odometer readings and did a carfax, it has origonal miles and no sign of odometer rollback. I'll check up on maintence cost before i buy though, Thanks for all the info so far..keep it comming.
     
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    if u dont want another honda get a nissan....my next car is def going to be 240
     
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    I had a 914 !!! actually, i had 3. They are fun little cars. You can throw a small block in them and make them so fast. the 914 is ok for maintenance cuz you can repair everything yourself, but as for the 944, lots of repair and maintenance, but you have to take it to a shop.
     
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