1976 Porsche 914 User Reviews

1976 Porsche 914 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars2.7 out of 5 stars 2.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"price" 2 reviews
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Chad writes:
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4

Pros

Excellent ride.  Great control.  Open air happiness.

Cons

Hard to find parts.  Expensive parts.

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Love To Drive It. — The final production year of the 914. 2 liter horizontals opposed 4 cylinder. It starts at 95 hp, but you can get it over 125 fast and cheap. It is lots of power for this very lite car. The Bosche electronic fuel injection runs well, but parts are not made for it so 75% and climbing are carbarated with VW style carbs. Carb cars do not run better, but are easier to maintain as parts are readily available. This car has an amazingly low center of gravity and feels so good on twisty tracks. It's open air on top feels great. The mid engine weight stability makes this car a winner. Do not put a V8 in it. Thanks! Update: I got this baby running again with a new distributor and it's still amazingly fun.

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

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Adam writes:
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5

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Very Agile,  Reasonable Price point, Fun to drive

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Lacks power. (If you got the money get a Renegade Hybrid kit put in with a ZZ383.)

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Go-kart On Steroids. — It may only push about 100hp, but the thing is light and nimble. Nothing is more fun to drive. The engine resonates under throttle through the after market carburetor setup, and makes you feel like your driveing a much more powerful car. The mid-engine design gives the car great balance with just a hint of over steer.

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Simon writes:
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Unique look and styling. Handles like a champ. Can't beat the original price when it was new for a Porsche. Really fun summer car

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Some argue it's not a "real" Porsche because the 4 cylinder version had a VW engine.

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Great Nostalgic Summer Fun: 1976 Porsche 914 — This car drives beautifully, tracks straight, shifts smoothly and brakes well. Nice and tight. I've been driving this all summer when it's not raining. I keep the radio dialed in to a Classic Rock station to complete the period feel. Love my 914!

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

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Brad writes:
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Removable top.

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Mine broke all the time.

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Fun When It Drove. — I didn't have this car very long and when I did have it, I was only able to drive it periodically because of all the problems it had.

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cheap.

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rusts and leaks whe it rains.

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A Real Fun Drive — more fun per £ than any oter car i have ever owned, real value for money.

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