CAR Would you buy a 1986 Porsche 944 for $8,300

Sandwich

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Aug 26, 2002
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with 44,900 miles? Guy at my job posted one for sale. Says well maintained and in perfect condition. All reciepts from previous 2 owners are available.

How reliable are these? I'm going to assume the worst and say not very, but then again it only has 45k on the clock. What about for daily driving?
 

saboten

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Aug 22, 2004
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I talked to a guy this weekend who had a 944 and a Celica GT-S

Guess which one he daily drove and took to the track and which one was the garage queen
 

Sorny

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Apr 13, 2005
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what? and i dont know about the HP. i dont know anything about it, to be honest.

I have almost bought a few 80's Porsches because I kept think "hey, I can own a Porsche for $2000!!!" But they're expensive as fuck to maintain and the 80's Porsche's have shitty HP numbers... the ones I've seen anyways. If I get a Porsche I want to at least beat a V6 Mustang.
 

Daveee

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Jan 15, 2007
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I talked to a guy this weekend who had a 944 and a Celica GT-S

Guess which one he daily drove and took to the track and which one was the garage queen

The toyota was the former and the porsche the latter?
 

BLoG

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Oct 12, 2001
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Austin, Texas
my boss has had 3 944s and a 951

they are cool, but DO NOT WANT

something is always broken on each one. They are down more than they are up.
 

Achmiel

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Dec 27, 2001
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It's a 23 year old car for fucks sake. WTF do you expect. For the time, they made good numbers. I just wouldn't want to replace the timing belt and water pump after every drive....
 

maxxpower

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May 27, 2007
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we call those poor mans porsches.
Everyone I know of was notorious for unreliability, as with any car though, there are good ones and bad ones.
 

gnat

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Jun 4, 2004
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only if it were a turbo and in good shape.

My brother picked up a 88 911 targa 3.2 g50 for not much more recently(11k). Great shape, runs great, fun to drive but with high miles.

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BLoG

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Oct 12, 2001
314,967
Austin, Texas
They are crazy to drive compared to modern cars (even modern porsches). The car seems thin, like there isn't much metal separating you from the outside :o It feels like you are a millimeter off the road. It's pretty neat actually.
 

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