1975 Porsche 914 User Reviews

1975 Porsche 914 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Brooks writes:
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fun to drive, amazing handling, and it's one bad ass automobile

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the occasional maintenance

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Bamf — Well, what can I say, I love my car... if you can pick one up, whether it's in good condition or not, I highly recommend them. They are great project cars because they have relativly accessible parts suppliers. You will not regret!

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Rodger writes:
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Not a damn thing...

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Porsche 914 — Just like a Go Kart on steroids! Awesome handling car. Low to the ground, has a roll cage, racing seats and 5 point harnesses. It's set up for the track so it rides pretty harsh on the street. Turns a lot of heads when we drive it on the streets!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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zephyr914 writes:
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4

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Quick, stylish and perfect for a sunny day (convertible). Hybrid Volkswagen/Porsche makes for a stylish car that is easy to understand in terms of mechanics. Mid-engine position makes for great handling.  Unbeatable in the corners!

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Only two seats, tight suspension (bumpy ride), porsche parts are expensive-but the volkswagen parts are wonderfully inexpensive. Difficult to work on the engine as it sits in tight quarters behind the drivers seat.

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9+1+4 = Love — Italien styling and Karmann coachwork is a wonder to behold with a nice paint coat and a good polish. The stance and design of this car is eye catching and the driving experience is pure sport and loads of fun. Took it down the west coast - a dream road trip in this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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pensrollei writes:
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Now rare to find about town, so it turns heads

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Very low car, great for kids, but I am no kid.

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Beautiful Porshe 914 — I like everything about this car. It turns more heads than a 911 because there are so many of them in 40+ years of production. The 1.8 engine is fair and I can always put a 6 cyl. in it. Easy to work on. Targa top is superb.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brendan writes:
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Incredible handling, amazing driving feel.

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high maintenance costs.

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If You Like To Work On Cars Get One!!! — Performance - overall, very good. Slow acceleration and decent top speed for it's time period. However, this is all made well by some of the best handling ever achieved by a car. Build Quality - '70's german steel = meh. rusts easily. fickle engine, but very easy to work on. Appearance - highly debatable. I absolutely adore the styling, but it isn't for everyone. Cost of Ownership - gas mileage: very good for such an old car, 25-30 mpg. maintenance: it's a hole in your driveway that you throw money into. Fun factor - off the scale.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mahmut writes:
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very stable and safe car with its mid engine very balanced chasis

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no heating no power brakes but this is a old timer race car

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Old Style Racer Pure Road Hound — she is a go cart more than a car built for drift and cornering very stable but it is more volkswagen than it is a porsche very reliable engine and very easy to maintenance cheap to drive and a cheap way to say i am a proud owner of a mighty porsche good for 2 people it is a fun car that you will love to drive it no matter her age she is allways stable and ready to give you a lot of acceleration and performance a very good sports car with its middle positioned 6 cyl. porsche engine even the 4 cyl. vw models are very good

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mike writes:
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kind of a fun car

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broken almost all of the time

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The Fun To Fix Ratio On This Car Was Not Good — I had this car for about a year and only got to drive it about 2 weeks the rest of the time it was broken. Weak engine parts, weak transmission, painfull to work on both physically and financially.

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1976 Porsche 914 Reviews

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1973 Porsche 914 Reviews

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Go Padres. By Christopher

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1972 Porsche 914 Reviews

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1971 Porsche 914 Reviews

If The Vehicle Is Clean It Is A Fun Car To Own And Drive That Still Turns Heads. By Don

I loved my 1971 Porsche 914! It was the introduction poster car when the marketing of the then Porsche/VW 914 in Germany was introduced to the US market. It was the bright, vivid yellow with black int... Read More

I Love This Car. By booney914

I have what is known as the performance conversion. 71 body, 73 Trans, 74 2.0 liter engine. This is a great car. It drives like everyone says: an adult go-cart! The power is my only gripe. 100 hp i... Read More

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