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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engine, power, ride,

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fuel consumption and costs

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Fast Understatement Porsche — It's a black beauty with a very powerful engine. Has a very good stability on the road. Is very fast i can hold a porsche cayenne V 8 and a cayman s with the 3.4 engine. Like other porsche's it is not cheap to hold! And I have a friend since i drive my 944: the man at the gas station :-)

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Handling, Sound, Fun

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Could be quicker

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Porsche 944 Review — Not enough horsepower but decent pickup and long revs, handles better than most cars, voted #1 handling car of it's time, unique drivetrain, 50/50 weight distribution, flooring it on an off-ramp is flattering, i like the look, one of the most fun cars ive driven, love it just as much as the day i got it.

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Good acceleration, great handling, 50/50 weight distribution

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Expensive to work on!

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1986 Porsche 944 — Good acceleration, superb handling. This is a sweet car that I don't plan on getting rid of anytime soon! This car has a top speed of about 160 MPH, and that's with no mods, just stock. The car is a blast to drive! Wouldn't trade it for most anything else!

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Fun to drive,  flawless handeling,  looks great.

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Brand parts are difficult to come by.

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86' Porsche 944 — The 944 is an excellent vehicle to own. Stylish and a lot of fun to drive, the Porsche 944 is a perfect car for a person whose passion is cars. I would recommend this care to anyone and everyone, and it costs less that most cars on the market. Enjoy!

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great performance and gas mileage. lots of fun

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hard to get parts for it

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Epic — we recently bought this car for about 6000 and my family could not be happyier. It has great acceleration, it goes from bout 0 to 60 in 5 seconds. My family is very tall: my dad is 6'5 my mom is 5'11 and im 6'1 and we all have plenty of head room in this car. And... this car gets nearly 30 miles to the gallon.

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***

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they don't make it anymore

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Porsche 944 Turbo W/stage 3 Kit — This car was modified by a racing pit crew. It had a stage three kit that gave it about 75 more horse power that a regular 944 turbo. The kit includes upgrades to the clutch, air intake, suspension, exhaust and a computer chip...it had about 360 horse power and had been driven over 200 miles per hour.

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Blistering fast, tight, car.

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Not a good car to make out in -- no passenger compartment room at all!

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Now We're Talking! — Having done my penance in car hell, this was the reward. Outstanding acceleration, handling, and looks, this car was remarkably affordable for what it was. Reasonably well constructed and comparitivelt easy to work on for such a fast car. No rear seat room or stowage to speak of.

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Handles better than most cars on the road today, takes 87 octane gas and is capable of 30+ mpg highway, a remarkably comfortable cruiser.  There is a STRONG following with these cars to date, rennlist.com, rennbay.com, clarksgarage.com, etc are some of the most helpful places to look to for help and brotherhood with the 944.  These cars are track beasts, and even a beginner can use its balance to gain an edge against more powerful cars.

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0-60 times rival that of today's Civics; a 22-year old motor with 163 hp at the crank makes less to the wheels than a civic, too! like any 22-year-old car, new parts can be as hard to find as reliable used parts sometimes.  For this car to be affordable, you can't be afraid to do a fair amount of maintenance yourself.    Finding one with a good history is sometimes a challenge -- and occasionally even a good one has its share if issues to sort out.

Oh, and some cars -- no ABS or airbags.   That teaches you to be a better driver, though -- so maybe it's a pro?

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Over 2 Decades Old And Still Going Strong! — I've owned this car since December of 2005. It's been tracked, it's been hit, it's been a rugged daily driver. I'm happy with it and wouldn't want anything else -- insurance is pretty cheap on account of it being over two decades old. To date, I've spent less than ten thousand dollars on the car -- and that number includes the 6100 initial purchase price, the 400 bucks to recharge the AC, the 700 bucks to fix everything from a hydroplaning accident that banged up the front pass. side pretty good, oil changes, etc etc. I could have spent $11,000 on a new Hyundai, but I didn't want to spend that much -- so I got a Porsche instead! Sure, there's some intricacies and unique stuff to the car that can be a bit of a pain every now and then -- Timing belts have to be changed religiously lest the interference engine explode on itself when the belt snaps and force a top end rebuild. Like most old cars, there's going to be stuff that needs sorted and refreshed -- rubber, seals, gaskets, etc -- but once you take care of those issues, you basically have a reliable car at your disposal. People knock the NA model in favor of the turbo variant, and while the 944 Turbo is much faster, the regular 944 can be just as maneuverable, if not more so than it's boosted bigger brother. On track days I've passed several turbos, even some Boxsters -- the best feeling I've had in my car was knowing I could do more with a less-powerful car than some folks were able to do with their $60k boxsters and $18k 951s. In addition to summer weather driving, my 944 has seen winter duty since the end of 2005, and there have been no problems to date. I purchased a set of nokian winter tires and haven't had any problems with driving in bad weather. The handling is exceptionally precise while remaining very forgiving.

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fast, fun, nice handling, great on the track as it is

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getting old, timing belt worries, power steering racks don't last

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Great Bang For The Buck — handles great, easy to modify to make crazy HP, still feels superfast, lots of great parts to buy to make it even more fun

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the looks, the handling, the sound, the build quality

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costs for parts

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Great Car For A 22 Year Old One, ... Nothing Bad To Say About It — The car is still great, it may lost a few horses over the years but it's still all right. ok the car needs a paint job, but it still looks great. The sound is also good, and it drives well. it's a real classic car...

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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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