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cuneus

5,857 posts

129 months

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Mr_Yogi said:
I was under the impression the later Bridge spoiler models went back to more basic brakes and the non-Clubsport suspension (M030) amongst other things.
Brakes were the same but yes Boge non adjustable suspension

You can fit 968 M030 and ARB's smile

J4CKO

11,758 posts

87 months

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UK952 said:
Given how much a Capri or escort costs these days, the vastly superior 944 is a bargain!

Tony
Amen to that, I really dont get the mental prices being asked for Capri's, much as I have a fondness for them they are nowhere near any 944 in terms of quality, handling or anything, think it must be nostalgia, 2.8 Capri or a 944 is a no brainer, suppose you can get 4 in a Capri which might swing it.

As for struggling to dispatch a family hatchback, hmm, a poorly 2.5 Auto will never be fast but I had an Audi newish A3 diesel try it, he got his arse handed to him, I expected better from it to be honest as on the move they seem to punch above their weight but from a standstill the 944 was quite a bit faster, think the in gear torque thing doesnt work from a standstill and with being FWD, short geared, similar weight but 60-70 bhp down means it was not as quick, there is 7 or 8 seconds in it 0-100 between an Audi A3 140 tdi (assume it was) and an 944 S2, performance wise you need more of the R32/3.2 A3 to be on par in a straight line. A new Focus RS with many stickers was faster but strangely took until higher speeds to pull any significant distance, perhaps traction was an issue ?


That said, if I wanted to buy an A3 diesel, I could get one, if I wanted to "beat" all other cars I could get something faster, its about being fast enough to keep you interested and about being a package rather than a powerful engine strapped to something rubbish to go fast, I have had loads of Swedish turbo barges with more power but to be honest, though good cars they are a one trick Pony, 250 plus bhp throigh the front wheels, they accelerate well but not much else.

Twincam16

27,646 posts

145 months

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J4CKO said:
UK952 said:
Given how much a Capri or escort costs these days, the vastly superior 944 is a bargain!

Tony
Amen to that, I really dont get the mental prices being asked for Capri's, much as I have a fondness for them they are nowhere near any 944 in terms of quality, handling or anything, think it must be nostalgia, 2.8 Capri or a 944 is a no brainer, suppose you can get 4 in a Capri which might swing it.
It's to do with supply and demand, which might seem bizarre until you realise that virulent rust and a lack of spare parts over the years has left the parc of decent Capris somewhat thin these days. Therefore, if you want one, it's a sellers' market. And yes, they're one of the few classic sports coupes you can get four full-sized people in.

BUG4LIFE

880 posts

105 months

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Man, I want a 944 now! Odd question, how has the air-con been in yours?!

CharlieB

70 posts

120 months

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A result of the dwindling pool of top quality cars. Prices (asking at least) are on the rise.

http://www.paul-stephens.com/Porsche-944-Turbo/car...

http://www.dicklovett.co.uk/Dealers/Porsche/Used-C...

These two really do look fantastic. I wonder what DL want for the S2?
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cuneus

5,857 posts

129 months

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CharlieB said:
A result of the dwindling pool of top quality cars. Prices (asking at least) are on the rise.

http://www.paul-stephens.com/Porsche-944-Turbo/car...

These two really do look fantastic. I wonder what DL want for the S2?
Couldn't even be bothered to clean it:



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Edited by cuneus on Thursday 11th October 13:58

CharlieB

70 posts

120 months

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cuneus said:
Couldn't even be bothered to clean it:



Edited by cuneus on Thursday 11th October 13:57


Edited by cuneus on Thursday 11th October 13:58
I dread to think what it would be on for if they had tongue out

GC8

15,176 posts

77 months

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blade7 said:
I think the top speed was down on that test, 250 bhp cars were good for well over 160 mph.
Tell you what Paul, you drive 160mph in yours, because I daresnt drive 160mph in mine.

I had an M758 when it was nearly new, and it felt like it was going to take off at anything over 135mph!

blade7

5,016 posts

103 months

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GC8 said:
blade7 said:
I think the top speed was down on that test, 250 bhp cars were good for well over 160 mph.
Tell you what Paul, you drive 160mph in yours, because I daresnt drive 160mph in mine.

I had an M758 when it was nearly new, and it felt like it was going to take off at anything over 135mph!

biggrin I took the undertrays off to change the belts and rollers/tensioners and haven't got round to refitting them, thought I'd see what it'll do and it was a bit floaty when pushing on eek. Think I'll refit the undertrays before trying to max it out again.

GC8

15,176 posts

77 months

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The rear piece after the 'sump guard' had disappeared off my Turbo S (two-odd years old and serviced only at Merlin, so its a mystery how), but this car that I have now doesnt have any of the underbody aero, so Id be very careful.

jilbobagins

12 posts

46 months

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Just about to put mine up for sale an S2 in maritime blue, great car.....£3400 good time for a write up



UK952

645 posts

146 months

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GC8 said:
Tell you what Paul, you drive 160mph in yours, because I daresnt drive 160mph in mine.

I had an M758 when it was nearly new, and it felt like it was going to take off at anything over 135mph!
Have driven mine at 160 (GPS) on its return to Stuttgart and it felt lovely and planted, got close to that with the sunroof out - didn't do the roof trim piece in front of the hatch any favours - I am on my third one smile







UK952

645 posts

146 months

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BUG4LIFE said:
Man, I want a 944 now! Odd question, how has the air-con been in yours?!
Only very few non-turbos have AC, the compressor has a slow leak on my coupe so a regass lasts only 2 years - it also needed a condensor.

The cab works fine, but it seems wasteful when the roof is down,

Tony


UK952

645 posts

146 months

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fivetenben said:
After 5 years of ownership and 205,000 miles on the clock, I'd become so attached to my 944 that I still didn't want to sell it, and so I decided to drive it 15,000 miles across 26 countries, from the UK to Cape Town. Obviously, this trip revealed a few weaknesses in the '944s solidarity (and an oil pump failure writing off its engine 17 days before we left didn't exactly help our relationship); however I can't think of another vehicle which would have coped with the trip so well, in terms of both general toughness, and day-to-day comfort and practicality.
Just read and enjoyed your book of the trip on my kindle (was disappointed it wasn't illustrated with a few photos)

But I was willing you to discover
The heater on hot - usually the clip behind the glovebox (ran mine with a string control for a bit as mine was actully the servo motor)
overheating - the fan relay can be bypassed with a switch set up or for permanent run
wishbone failure - the early wishbone can be fitted, thew offset is wrong but probably better than luggage straps - a mk1 golf part may fit and SA is full of citi golfs

any more motoring adventures planned?

Tony

GC8

15,176 posts

77 months

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jilbobagins said:
A very rare colour. I think that there were only about five Maritime Blue S2 Coupes imported (because it wasnt popular, back then). One is sprinted by a fellow in Lancashire and Ive seen two dismantled (both in the nineties), so there are probably only three or four in total.

The grey script looks very smart.

UK952

645 posts

146 months

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GC8 said:
A very rare colour. I think that there were only about five Maritime Blue S2 Coupes imported (because it wasnt popular, back then). One is sprinted by a fellow in Lancashire and Ive seen two dismantled (both in the nineties), so there are probably only three or four in total.

The grey script looks very smart.
very nice - has it just been painted?, the indicator repeater is missing in the photo

GC8

15,176 posts

77 months

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...and the mirror too. Im presuming that its the original colour, of course.

jimfrance

75 posts

136 months

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GC8 must have been something not right with that car, i have pulled 160 GPS in mine and it was solid and still a bit left to go, the undertrays and spoilers are fitted for a reason, do you honsestly think that Porsche would release a 160+ mph car (turbo) that wanted to take off at 80% max velocity ?


dome

676 posts

144 months

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I've probably got the cheapest 944 out of all on here, its still a rewarding drive though if a bit, err second hand compared to some on here...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

rallycross

5,971 posts

124 months

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Have seen 150+ Gps recorded in two of my turbo 250's on European trips
And they were very stable / comfortable at those speeds with brakes to cope.
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