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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:20 AM
I've read everything I can find, and am seriously considering buying one.
I won't say how much or where, but I really want it.
Anybody have anything good or bad to say about them?
I know a Porsche mechanic, so if I need some serious help, I can ask him.
But for now, I'm still trying to find his number, so any advice is valid right now.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:59 AM
and I know that its more comfortable on the way to Spokane to ride in the trunk than the back seats.
Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:17 PM
Parts are expensive. Pelican Parts is a good place to shop, plus they have helpful, USMB-esque forums!
Most 944s were originally purchased by less affluent enthusiests leaving most with spotty maintenence histories. Buy the best example money will buy and have it checked by a Porsche mechanic before cash changes hands. If the timing belt breaks, engine=toast. A special tool is needed to install and torque the belts, so be weary of repairs in this department by the home mechanic.
Check your grounds!
You can carry three guys and three Peugeot wheels/tires or two guys and a full set of pugs.
If you install a stereo with a sub, ditch the spare tire and build a box to fit under the rear carpet. More cargo space, out of the eyes of theives.
Handles great, looks great, lots of OEM and aftermarket love compared to Subarus and some collector value built into the later Turbo S and Silver Rose editions/968.
I'll close this brain dump by saying that all three of these friends own/ed turbo charged Subarus after selling their 944s. 1991 Legacy SS, 1994 Legacy Touring Wagon, 2002 WRX sportwagon.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:58 PM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:12 PM
Ms Cristina drives a 944
She's a headcase
She just walked out the door
She keeps rings on her finger
Marble on her floor
Cocain on her dresser
And locks on her door
She's got her back against the wall
Welcome to Boom Town
Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:55 PM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:12 PM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 06:34 PM
The only main problem is the water pump. Make sure it's had an updated water pump installed. Other then that all of my 944's have been very solid. The only time I ever HAD to replace anything was the water pump.
You can find tons of parts for them. There are about a dozen after market companies that make every last nut and bolt for the car and you can also find the parts at the dealer too. Shop around and use ebay/craigslist.
Here it is before and after I did the paint and body work.
Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:35 PM
But I hope to find another to buy.
My neighbor has a 944S, I have a E30 BMW M3, we both have the same mechanic, and has driven them both. The mechanic says my BMW has more power than the Porsche and in more refined. The 924, which is what the 944 is based on, was suppose to be an Audi, and was forced to become a Porsche by management.
And actually the 944 was not based on the 924, but on its own platform.
The 944 is a true Porsche platform, not a rebadge by any stretch of the
Hence why parts are FREAKING expensive.
New radiator $600+!!!
Sorry for the rant, but I have a Porsche Mechanic as a friend
PS: I got an 83 GL Wagon instead
Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:43 AM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 09:58 AM
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