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1988 Porsche 944 STD Hatchback Review
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Fun, Car, Great Value For Money — 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 without the expense of a newer car. Don't expect to win any races as its pretty low HP by modern standards. Low mpg for a 2.5 l engine even if driven carefully, 19 to 20 mpg. Parts are expensive and maintenance will be too if you dont do a lot yourself. To replace a windshiled wiper motor? $850 for parts plus labor. I got a rebuilt for $150 and did it myself. Timing belt is the big issue, tensioning and replacement every 40K.

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

Pros: Handles well, looks cool. Cheap to buy

Cons: Parts are expensive. maintenance can be complex or expensive.

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1988 Porsche 944 S Hatchback Review
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Looking For A Used 911 Next. — 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 way up to a newer model. I have found decent mechanics who not too pricy which makes driving more pleasurable. I also belong to PCA (membership pending ). I am happy to belong to a group that I can share information with and ask questions of. Thank you.

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

Pros: It looks great and is a lot of fun to drive, not a lot of problems.

Cons: None to speak of.

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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Great Car... — One of the rare automatics imported in this year...Black with tan leather interior..seats have cloth inserts..added jvc kameleon cd player...adds a very nice touch to the already nice interior..Has removable sunroof with storage bag in rear with hold downs so it doesn't move around during hard driving...

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

Pros: Fun...

Cons: Expensive to maintain...

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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Porshce 944 Turbo S — The one I owned is a 944 turbo S. With a more powerful engine and brake system, this car is one of my favorite car. Bars and performance chips added and one of the best rack day car i've ever owned.

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

Pros: speed, handling & brake

Cons: more like a 2 seaters car

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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1988 Porsche 944 Turbo: "panama" — The Porsche 944 Turbo is one of the best handling cars of the last 30 years. Named the Best Handling Road Car in America in 1986. In terms of performance, the 944 Turbo, also known as the 951, is bulletproof. Try 163 MPH in a 4-cylinder car, or punch it to 180+ with a few modifications. In terrms of reliability, you get what you pay for. If you buy a 951 for cheap which has been abused, you will get screwed in repair costs. The 951 is a fine example of 1980's auto design, with smooth but curvy lines, straight edges, and an agressive stance. Is the 951 fun to drive? Hell yes it is!

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

Pros: performance, comfort, fuel mileage, bragging rights

Cons: paint condition, interior condition

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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I Love It But Its Not For Everyone — Fast car that does a little bit of everything well. Its fast in a line handles well and stops well. I think it looks great and with the right rims its an eye catcher. However its a Porsche so that means it needs regular maintenance. Its not the type of car you can let things go on

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

Pros: If you love the track or twisty roads this is your car.

Cons: if you dont have the money to fix it

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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944 Turbo Is Extremely Underrated — The 944 Turbo is a completely underrated car. As a daily driver it's actually really fun, it's quick, handles amazing and gets great gas mileage. If you find a well taken care of example they can be very reliable as well. Problem is when something breaks parts are very expensive, as well as labor. These make the perfect track car, but can used everyday if you live down south.The Turbo S will do 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and out handle nearly any car on the road. A perfect example can be obtained for about 15k which considering the performance is quite impressive.

Pros: Power, handeling, build quality, value for money

Cons: Expensive to repair, hard to find good mechanics.

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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Cheap Entry To Porsche — Crisp handling despite the 924S wheels that mine had, which led to quite a few interesting moments. I note with fondness watching a lamppost getting closer, but out of the side window as the car executed a mega slide. I miss those simple non TC days.

Pros: Cheap, fun to drive, reliable

Cons: It's a 4 pot

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1988 Porsche 944 Review
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Summer Car — great affordable sportscar. built in west germany, which stands for quality. not a single spot of rust even after 24 years. looks up to date too, and with 50/50 weight balance it is great fun to drive. and the best of all: its a porsche!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: the looks

Cons: nothing

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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

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

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

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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