I want to buy a 944

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  • I want to buy a 944
  • richardk
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    Buy it with your eyes open. Get someone who knows the cars (nots just cars, but specifically Porsches) to pre-inspect it. They're cheaper than 911s of the same age (because they aren't as desirable) but people can use that to hide some right howlers.

    And accept that it will be when it goes wrong (not if) and when it breaks down (not if). And that it will be more expensive than bog-standard cars when it does go wrong.

    Still a Porsche though 😀

    DickBarton
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    I'd rather have the Nissan 300ZX that was on Top Gear…

    richardk
    Member

    The Datsun?

    jfeb
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    I can't believe anyone is actually that interested in a 912. Do you guys actually know what they are? I can see no good reason to own one over an early 911. Slower, about as expensive to run and "not a 911".

    smiffy
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    I can't believe anyone is actually that interested in a 912. Do you guys actually know what they are? I can see no good reason to own one over an early 911. Slower, about as expensive to run and "not a 911".

    I know exactly what it is, basically a low-spec narrow bodied 911 with the 4 cylinder from the 356, about 100hp. not a lot slower due to lighter weight and actually has better weight distribution due to the shorter engine. The plain unfussy finish and steel wheels give it a nice retro look, it appears older than it is due to older 356 and VW bits here and there. If you're not determined to keep it 100% original there's plenty of options for grunty boxers around these days. I like them.

    cynic-al
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    about half the price too.

    zomg
    Member

    I've started foolishly looking into getting a 944 as well and a search on the forum found me this thread. Do you guys with experience of 924s and 944s know if one'll take a couple of bikes plus gear in the back with the rear seats down?

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    and update on mine – my 3 day test drive proved that I need an rs4 avant instead….

    Premier Icon Del
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    LOL!
    in gear acceleration not a million miles off so why the hell not?
    good work!

    Premier Icon eep
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    While an rs4 avant is infinitely practical it will bankrupt you just as quickly as a 911. It was my choice (I couldn't get the mrs to agree to a 911) and its going to ruin me.

    At least I'll go with a smile though.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    …but how many muddy bikes can you get in a Porsche?

    That is the real index of the value of a car. Therefore Transit = best, MPV = good, Roller = not bad, Volvo = ok, Porsche = pants.

    Simple really.

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    At least I'll go with a smile though.

    Nice, my thoughts exactly…

    walleater
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    I used to be able to fit two bikes, camping gear, beer etc and a passenger in the back of my old hairdressers Porsche 924.

    I now think I want one of these since seeing it on TG

    zomg
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    I used to be able to fit two bikes, camping gear, beer etc and a passenger in the back of my old hairdressers Porsche 924.

    awesome! thanks, all i needed to know 🙂

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