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1989 Porsche 944 Review
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I Would Keep This Car Forever If I Could, Just A Few Mods Here And There. An Ls1 Would Be Nice — 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, but its still a blast to drive, and the stock exhaust sounds great getting there. Lastly, for a 4 cylinder, it gives the power felt in most 6 cylinders,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: awesome car, super fun, pretty quick

Cons: 4 cylinder, only around 170 horses

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My Porsche 944, Great: Yes; Best: No. — The handling is outstanding. In 1989 Car and Driver called it the "best handling car in America," I think it deserves the title. Accelleration is good but could always be better, as it is not the turbo edition this is espcecially evident. The 80's square-cut look is an eye sore for some and a huge attraction for others, you either love it or hate it. Though it's not everly sleek it still reproduces that classic Porsche look with round headlights and the hard-angled windshield followed by a smooth-sloped rear end disturbed only but the not too aggressive wale-tail spoiler. The interior is quite nice really, comprized of mostly black leather and quality black carpet, it is resilliant as well. The overall build quality is great although it has a few glitches. The most common problem I have heard of is the internal water pump developing leaks and wabbles in the rotation. I had to replace mine. It's a relatively cheap part online ($100 USD) but it took me 16 hours to do the job. Overall it's a great car, I will be selling it though, resuming my quest for that true love.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Speed, comfort, quality, suspention

Cons: Gas mileage, Accelleration is better with turbo, Not in many junk yards

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1989 Porsche 944 Review
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Puts A Smile On My Face Everyday — Certainly ahead of its time for styling and performance. Looks great and handles like a dream. Acceleration doesn't quite stack up to sports cars of today but in 1989 it ate Corvettes for breakfast. I have the 3.0 L S2 version. Highly recommend it.

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

Pros: Handling

Cons: Maintenance costs

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1989 Porsche 944 Review
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944 S2 Is Awesome — The S2 has all the aerodynamics, suspension and brakes of the 944 Turbo with a larger engine and lack of turbo charger. It has more low end torque, but lacks the boost of the Turbo. But... its awesome to drive and it still looks fantastic almost 20 years after it was made.

Pros: Brakes, Suspension, Torque, Looks

Cons: Things break when its old... good luck finding one in perfect condition.  Even though its old and you can get one for a good price... it still costs a lot to fix it like any other Porsche.

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944 S2 Is Awesome — The S2 has all the aerodynamics, suspension and brakes of the 944 Turbo with a larger engine and lack of turbo charger. It has more low end torque, but lacks the boost of the Turbo. But... its awesome to drive and it still looks fantastic almost 20 years after it was made.

Pros: Brakes, Suspension, Torque

Cons: Things break when its old... good luck finding one in perfect condition

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1989 Porsche 944 Review
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Poor Mans Porsche — Great solid car, finished off well. Good engine altho slow by todays standards

Pros: Cheap, Solid

Cons: Very dated now

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1989 Porsche 944 STD Hatchback Review
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Great All Around Car — 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. Do not need to downshift to pass a slow car or truck.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Light, fast, handles great

Cons: Timing belt needs to be replaced every 50k

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1989 Porsche 944 STD Hatchback Review
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Its a Porsche. Solid, sound car, but designed to handle and perform like a race car. Stopped good, accelerated good, and turned like it was on rails.
Front Seats Ranked 1989 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS 2+2 worse.
"Power Bucket Seats with bolsters"
Value Ranked 1989 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr GS 2+2 worse.
"Better performance, handling and its a Porsche"

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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

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

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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