View Full Version : advice porsche 944

09-11-2010, 05:30 PM
asking the advice of more expierenced. us a porsche 944 worth owning? i am going to sell my truck and buy a car my wife can drive. i have an offer of 1200 and a porsche 944 that needs the frame pulled out a little.

The Captain
09-11-2010, 05:57 PM
I had an 83 944. Very reliable it's first 130k miles. Figure on an average of $100/mo maintenance. Parts are pricey. A clutch job is a nightmare, no, make that a f*cking nightmare. Very solid built car, must have taken a good whack to knock it out. I loved it. Handling was amazing. Suspension about perfect. Wonderful balance. Strong engine. Chicks dug it.

09-11-2010, 06:21 PM
Dudes daughter ran it into a ditch.

09-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Yeah, don't do it.

What you doing today?

Wanna go shooting?

09-11-2010, 06:58 PM
Avoid! If you're going to buy a Porsche on a budget, get a Revell or Monogram scale model and build it yourself! Most reliable car ever!

09-11-2010, 07:02 PM
Hey Aaron. The 944 is a good car but it is one of those that you want to buy the best one that you can afford. Getting one that is going to have to have the frame pulled probaby wouldn't be a good idea. It's not going be cheap to get it done right. You don't want to have somebody just chain it to a tree and jerk. You'd want it put on a good frame machine with a good measuring system. You'd probably be looking at $500 or more to get it done right. Then you're going to have to get a wheel alignment, more cash. And like the Captain said, parts aren't cheap. Just my two cents.

09-11-2010, 09:41 PM
I planned on doing it right if it goes thru.

Im painting today Murg, im not allowed to leave.

09-12-2010, 02:42 AM

09-12-2010, 03:01 AM
If he offers it, im gonna take it.

They are my all time fav porsche (besides the Carrera GT)

09-12-2010, 03:25 AM
Damn, I want one now.

09-12-2010, 03:30 AM
I've looked at them. It looks like you can get a decent one for around $5K. By that I mean one that doesn't need a shit load of work.

09-13-2010, 02:18 AM
Aaron, one more thing on this. I was thinking that you said your wife can't drive a stick. Is this car an automatic? If so, check the tranny really good. Maybe have it looked at by a mechanic before you buy it. I don't think Porsche autos are that bad but if there is something wrong with it you're looking at BIG bucks to get it fixed and probably a hard time finding a used one. Just a word of caution.

09-13-2010, 02:47 AM
Talked to him more tonight. He doesnt want to trade me the black one (bent frame).
He would rather trade the gold one (Running, ugly) and a little less cash.

And Mike the 944 is Manual, but assuming Murg still wants to sell his buick, im gonna buy it for Nicole.

09-13-2010, 02:51 AM
Cool. I just thought about that today. European autos, from what I understand, can get expensive really quick.

09-13-2010, 05:03 AM
well heres the thing, you'll love the car and have a lot of fun. Quick, handle well, and its a porsche...but do not get one if you intend to use it daily. As mentioned, expensive, higher level to maintain, and repair work will make you cry. This is a car you'd want to consider as a car to have to bring out on a nice day and have fun with, but they aren't exactly practical. If you do end up trading, hold onto a backup car just in case, at least then you'll be able to make repairs without such a high level of stress

09-13-2010, 11:52 AM
Gee, I thought that was what my 1990 Celica GT-S was for!

(pronounced "Night Psyche" because I work nights at a Psychiatric Hospital!)