1984 Porsche 944 User Reviews

1984 Porsche 944 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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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"handling" 12 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"weight" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Nathan writes:
1984 Porsche 944 Review
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stylish, quick, aggressive, fun.

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approx. 7.9-8.3 0-60

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1984 Porsche 944 — what it lacked in 0-60 acceleration, porsche made up for it two fold in its superb handling. between being the easiest german car i've ever worked on, and very very stunning, aggressive styling, make this a car guys friend. drop the clutch and this 2.5 inline 4 will smoke the tires. i was also able to locate an after market stroker kit, which i believe would make it comparable to the 3 liter 4 cylinder that porsche put into the 1990 model.

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Ehab writes:
1984 Porsche 944 Review
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50-50 weight distribution and great handling. Lots of fan clubs and sources for upgrades and spare parts. The perfect fixer upper project.

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Can be costly if you want everything to work right, 4 cylinders is shy in power relative to the 928 beast.

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Money Guzzler At 20 Years Old — Drives Awesome, powerful engine even after 20 years of service. Big electrical headaches ... but still a Porsche that is great to smile at in the morning!!

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Andrew writes:
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handling was superb

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not that quick

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50/50 Whieght Distrubution — handled great, interior was luxurious, faster then most 4 and some 6 cylinders. wasn't the best looking car but also wasn't the ugliest either. i liked this car because it was comfortable to drive, both in seating and ride quality, and it saved gas compared with an 8 cylinder.

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Kevin writes:
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5

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Handles awesome

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Slow as molasses

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Bargain Exotic — Slow car but still fun to drive. Fantastic handling. God help you if you have to pay a shop for service. Do it yourself. Somehow this car has no rust and the paint still shines after 25 years. Not even a rusty bolt on the whole car.

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

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Bear1015 writes:
1984 Porsche 944 STD Hatchback Review
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4

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Handles very nicely on the turns, strong third gear and nice engine noise

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Slow off the line, low to the ground.

Bear1015
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I Have Enjoyed This Car For The Last 13 Years — I have had few mechanical problems with this car over a 13 year period. Garaged and not driven in winter. Changed timing belt and water pump about 10,000 miles ago. Has 128,000 miles on it now. I had it painted in 2002, but it has a cracked interior console. No body rust.

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

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Jesse writes:
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it"s fun

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parts are outragous

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Decent — i really like these cars because they are fairly inexpensive and really enjoyable to drive I don't like the bumper rubbers. and the sunroof which is a terrible design. but over all i am satisfied with tis type of car, however a turbo model wouldn"t be out of the question...

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Jason writes:
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Sporty and fun to drive

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Cost to repair is high

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Not A Daily Drive, But Very Fun To Drive — This car can handle! Its fast and fun to drive! I felt like I was flying and it was so fun. The gas mileage was great too for a sports car. The only issue was it was old and needed things fixed like the a/c and cruise control.

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

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Andrew writes:
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everything except the right rear

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the right rear quarter panel

45

Stay Behind Me — i like everything about it. its a porsche. it handels perfectly with its 50/50 weight distibution. its a little cost effective since im not a full time employee but i maintain it fairly well. Great car thought cant wait to track her

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
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Great steerin feel, looks nice, roomy inside for two and lots of luggage.

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Timingbelt/waterpump maintenance will bite someone that thinks its just a cheap car. Most modern four door sedans can beat if off the line.

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Options Options — This car does not have a standard gearbox, and you have to rev it up a bit at the start if you want to go anywhere. Once moving, she can eat up mountain roads like Oreo cookies. Has stiffer springs, front and rear roll bars, limited slip transmission, and stiffer dampers. The looks are gorgeous without being too flashy. Has had some maintenance troubles, but overall a good car.

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porschejunkie writes:
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5

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great looking and the best handaling

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expensive to maintain

porschejunkie
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Only Germans — definitly the best german car i've owned by far and will buy another one soon just for the pleasure it gives me to say i own a rice eater and i cant forget about my favriote vw gti 2.0 16v what a fun car in the winter

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1982 Porsche 944 Reviews

944 By Alan

Best car I ever owned, Fantastic!Did what it said on the tin, no trouble fantastic to drive, excellent build quality, not too bad on fuel, real head turner. proud that I had the experience. If I come ... Read More

Like A Great Man ..... Knows How To Handle The Curves!!!!!!!!!!...im In Love By Brittany

a 2 seater, grey market car, in 1982 there were only a few thousand made in austria Read More

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1983 Porsche 944 Reviews

Porsche, There Is No Substitute! By RichInSK

I've always loved the swoopy, curvy, sexy lines of the 944. Bought an '83 model in 1999 and owned it for 3 years. I couldn't believe the car was 16 years old. Never driven a car that has handled s... Read More

Like New... 64,000 Miles By DAVID1234456

this is a great track car this is a great daily driver not for under age drivers...... if you like race style cars you will like this one... it really sells itself from looks to handling. the 1995 B... Read More

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1985 Porsche 944 Reviews

Great Car For Dollar. Many Clubs To Join.......... By Lonewolf_Mike

27 years old, and this car drives 25 miles a gallon. Unbelieveabable performance for a 4 banger. Almost $3k in recent services after pulling from storage.....long term. This car is a great investme... Read More

If You Looking To Find Porsche Quality At A Discount You Will Enjoy This Car. By Joshua

The 944 was said to be the Ford Pinto of the Porsche family. It really isnt as long as you know how to appreciate it. It is a prime example of technology from 1985 - this car handles really well, is... Read More

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1986 Porsche 944 Reviews

The 944 Experience By iban

the car was not made for city traffic some nice country roads worked on it and found out more than I needed. the 2.5 l was a chopped down 8 cylinder and they had a balance problem and they used a pate... Read More

Fun But Easy To Get Speeding Tickets In My Porsche 944 By Bonnie

Great performance and it ran great once you hit above 85mph. I loved cruising it down to LA/ Santa Barbara in this car. Fun car to drive but it's very low to a point where you feel like you are almos... Read More

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1987 Porsche 944 Reviews

Porsche 944, A Classic Little Sports Car With A Lot Of Potential. By Mister67

The overall appearance of the 944 seemed to be in the same category as the Dodge Daytona or Chrysler Conquest TSi of the 80's. These zippy little hatchbacks have been brought back to life in various f... Read More

Love It But Need More Power. By Billy

I think it is a stunning and unique looking car and I am pleased with it but I am into the automotive modification game so i have a tendency to go fast and want more power.I feel that the standard 944... Read More

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