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1985 Porsche 944 STD HatchbackReview
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Great Car For Dollar. Many Clubs To Join.......... — 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 investment.. Original paint and interior with 145k miles original..............

Pros: Great car.  Handles like a porsche should.  Great power for a four banger thanks to the 5 speed and gear ratio.  I give the looks a 9 out of 10.  Beautiful body lines that compare or are better than  todays standards.  Made the list for best car of the year (3 years in a row)  in numerous mags, like.........Car and driver............until Turbo model took the chair.

Cons: Horsepower, bragging rights, and limited accessories to enhance the performance and handling.l

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

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 a little on the heavy side - but doesn't feel that way when you drive it. And its super comfortable to drive. It has 50/50 weight distribution which is really hard to find in your run of the mill affordable sports car. It has a 2.4L I4 in the front and its rear wheel drive parts are all in the boot. Top speed of 135 before it ran out of power, and fuel economy at regular speeds is around a 25MPG average. Things to look out for when buying are the wiring harness: they tend to dry rot over the years - give em a squeeze and listen for the sound of cracking rubber. Make sure the cooling system doesn't have any problems these tend to rust out and start to leak - you don't want an engine that has been all gunk'd up with "stop leak" chemicals... this is a short term leak fix future expensive problem if your going to be the buyer. Also look for low miles, and check the drive train for poorly done repairs.

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

Pros: Its a Porsche

Cons: Its hard to find Porchse quality parts at a bargin which limits the daily driver value of this car as you will want to avoide ware and tear.

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Porsche - There Is No Substitute. — I purchased this car in July of 2002 with 68K on it. The car was originally from New York, and I was the second owner. This is basically the same car Jake Ryan drove the hit 1984 movie Sixteen Candles and was my pride and joy senior year of high school and through part of college. Sadly, I sold it in July 2005, and it is back home in New York. Pros - One of the best handling cars ever produced, build quality, can't miss 80's styling, a bargain Porsche Cons - Maintenance costs, Needed more power (non turbo), can't miss 80's styling, some feel it was not a proper Porsche being front engined and water cooled

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

Pros: Buy the best maintained and lowest mile example you can find.

Cons: Though they are cheap to buy, they are very expensive to fix

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A Beautiful Design Sports Car With A Special Logo And 4 Seats — My first Porsche needed some restauration here and there but I loved the car! It's powerful, sounds deligthful and is nice to drive. The gas mileage is not his strong but is the price to pay to have this car...

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

Pros: Looks!!! It's a Porsche!!! Nice car do drive

Cons: Some ergonomics details; going in and out of the car; gas mileage

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Fun But Also Is Gonna Cost You — The car's performance is amazing it handles really good accelerates good. The car has need some repairs but it does have over as 100,000 miles on it. This car look awesome. It is also the funnest thing i have every driven.

Pros: It's fast and handles great

Cons: If your getting one its gonna need works so have extra cash  

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Save Up Before You Buy This Car So You Have Enough Money To Fix It When It Breaks. — They built this car fairly well and it looks sporty and fast. It is fast, don't get me wrong, but it is costly to upkeep and replace parts on the car itself. This car is fun to drive and will turn heads regardless, but unless you have a prepared pocketbook, pass this beauty by.

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

Pros: Sporty and carries the name Porsche

Cons: Cost of parts is high

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Porsche 944 — performance is good handleing is good the quality is great it gets great gas mileage. It has needed repairs but doesnt any car that is 25 years old. I would rate the interior of my car as fair the leather is poor condition but the dash is in good condition. It is a fun car to drive I do get some looks from people considering I am a young owner and it is a porsche the cost of ownership is pretty expinsive but I wouldn't say its outragous.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: because its fun and you do get some looks when you drive it

Cons: the repairs

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Great Car All Around Low Budget High Performance — Performance: Acceleration-Not the fastest thing on the streerts but not something u want to pull up to at a red light. Braking-iv never measured Handling-AMAZING! thats what this car was designed for. with the trans and dif at the back and motor up front it gose around corners like an F1 car Build Quality- If maintained Properly very reliable Appearance- personal prefrance....I love the look Cost to own- you insure a Porchse not a Ford... lol no offence to all u for owners Fun Factor- most fun u can have with your close on. lol

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

Pros: Cheap Fun Fast Looks Great and Porsche

Cons: Porsche is not the cheapest to repair

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Great For People Looking For A Fun Car That Looks And Drives Great. — Overall this car is a joy to drive. It has excellent handling and responsiveness and gets excellent gas mileage for a sports car (between 26 and 28 on the highway). My only performance complaint is that I wish it had more power, but it makes up for what it lacks in the handling department. It is a great looking car from all angles rain or shine. One major downside is the cost of ownership with repairs, but it is 25 years old, and some maintenance is expected.

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

Pros: This car is a go-kart with leather, A/C and styling, and IT'S A PORSCHE!

Cons: High cost of ownership.

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Good Car For Pretty Much Whatever You Want To Use It For — It is considered one of the greatest drift cars because of the transmission being between the rear wheels. The car is worth about $5000 dollars in excellent condition. It is a little expensive for parts, but that comes with the name.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car overall

Cons: Maintenance

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Reviews From Other Years

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

1990 Porsche 944 Reviews

A Great Car For Itage. By Chuck

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

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

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

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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