1986 Porsche 944 User Reviews

1986 Porsche 944 Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 14 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"handling" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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1986 Porsche 944 STD Hatchback Review
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black and sexy

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poor gas mileage as it's for all sports cars

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Fun But Easy To Get Speeding Tickets In My Porsche 944 — 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 almost sitting on the ground. I mostly drove it on the weekends for fun. Not the most spacious car interior wise -- if you know how to keep it in top notch shape, this car is highly reliable.

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

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1986 Porsche 944 Review
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A great looking car built to last forever that you can drive to work then take on the twisties then race it at the track.

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I hate that I don't drive it more :)

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It's Never Leaving :) — Built like a German tank with Galvanized Steel body yet handles and performs like a race car on a track. Still looks modern after 25 years of age. This is an amazing all around fun car that you can drive for 5,000km and get out like you were in a lazy boy all day. Best seats in the industry ... recaro

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

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A good performance and 'pop up headlights'

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any kind of engine failure will cost a lot of money

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The 944 Turbo — The 944 turbo is a great car from the 80's. A pure sportscar with great performance. It goes from 0 to 60 in about 6 and a bit seconds and has it's top well over 150 mph. Although it's a car from the 80's, it's looks are quiet good, especially the rear fenders, they are pretty wide and give it a more aggressive look.

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

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fun

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insurance

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If You Can Afford It Have It — pros a real head turner cons insurance this car was epic it had private plates was guards red bose sound system it had all i wanted and more a little tail happy but fun fun fun it was awsome on pick up and excelent, oh handling sideways best part of the time

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

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its fun to drive

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its expencive to maintan

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The Pros Out Way The Cons — this car is a thrill on the road and on your wallet, its design is of coarse very 1980ish. the buttons and knobs are in the most random places and they key is on the right witch is very unusual for a porsche

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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It allows you to drive the way a person into sports cars wants to drive

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Maitenance.

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Get One If You Have The Money To Keep Up With It. — It's a real pleasure to drive, but a nightmare to maintain. Performance is pretty good, especially for an old 4 cylinder. Out on back roads is where it really shines, but can still kick ass in straight lines. While it's fun to drive, I'm eventually getting rid of it to get a 944 Turbo (951).

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

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Cheap to buy

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good value

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Don't Buy New Parts, Scrap Yards And Mechanic Friends Are The Way To Go — Well its engine isn't in yet, so its kinda slow (doesn't move) and it needs some body work still. This will be on par with almost any production car, including the new GT3 RS. It will however be hopeless for casual driving off the track.

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Good looking and great handling

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Old so it needs significant maintenance and continual improvement.

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Awesome — Its an old car so it does need a lot of maintenance, but I love it just the same. It handles amazingly and has a respectable amount of power but I believe it can be easily improved. I think that it just may be the best car Porsche ever made, its definitely my favorite.

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Phenomenal handling, great seats, eyecatcher due to relative rarity

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Lackluster 2.5L NA engine, expensive repairs

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Love At First Drive — I test drove a 1985.5 944 while considering it's purchase. The car was a rock. I absolutely loved it. Entry/Exit is somewhat tough due to the very low seating position, but once in place, the seats are extremely supportive and comfortable. The engine leaves a bit to be desired, but is more than adequate for a 2600 pound car, returning 0-60 times of around 7.5 seconds. Where the car really won me over was with it's handling. It drives like it's on rails, at any speed. Braking is firm and responsive, direction changes are an exercise in wishing the wheel to turn, and the car almost reads your mind when you're driving it. In 1986, Car and Driver named the 1986 Porsche 944 the best handling car in the world, and I feel that it may still have a shot at that title, especially for the price that you can pick a great one out for.

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Sweet car

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none

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Porsche 944 — Test drove the car for a friend because he didn't know how to drive a stick shift and I could. It handled great and had lots of power for a small engine. Would love to have one but can't find one in the price range I want to spend>

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1991 Porsche 944 Reviews

Still A Nice Car To Have If Looked After And Has The Right Badge By Andy

As u can expect I loved this car It brought back memories hadnt had the chance to drive many Porsche's at the time and it felt safe to drive fast it just gripped and handled so well. Its classed as a ... Read More

Love It By Liz

Very fast at over 220 BHP, comfy love love love it best car I have ever had, parts are sometimes expensive and hard to get hold of, fuel economy not too bad body styling good and its FUN FUN FUN Read More

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1990 Porsche 944 Reviews

A Great Car For Itage. By vinmtrs

This is a great car for the buyer who enjoys cars. Despite its age this car shouldn't go down in value. It will be a joy to drive every day or weekends. Where can you get more car for the money in a c... Read More

Porsche For Everyday By Victor

Great Car, infact too perfect. Not like my British cars owned in past. Will sit and idle in traffic all day long with the ac going. People get out of the way when you start pulling up behindthem ... Read More

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1989 Porsche 944 Reviews

Great All Around Car By dward650

Its a Porsche, and it drives like one even though its 25 years old. Handles Great and acceleration is very good for a 4 cylinder. 0-60 is only 7 seconds, but roll on power on the freeway is fantastic.... Read More

I Would Keep This Car Forever If I Could, Just A Few Mods Here And There. An Ls1 Would Be Nice By Patrick

Really a solid built car. Original German steel is extremely thick and sturdy. It holds its ground really well in corners and has a great get up and go. Getting to 60 may take around 7 or 8 seconds, b... Read More

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1988 Porsche 944 Reviews

Fun, Car, Great Value For Money By Leighpilot

I bought his as a present for myself. Not wanting splurge, this was an affordable classic. Looks great, handles well. Definitely a two seater. Love the sound and the feel, the smell of the leather wit... Read More

Looking For A Used 911 Next. By Jazzman1

It is just a lot of fun, and in Northern New York it stands out. This is my first Porsche. I have had MGB's Triumph, and a number of American car but I like this most of all so far. I am working my wa... 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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