RE: Porsche 944 Turbo | Spotted

RE: Porsche 944 Turbo | Spotted

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martin12345

264 posts

60 months

Wednesday
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I completely agree with the author on the turbo being more exiting than the 3.0l NA
One of the few cars where a lot of turbo lag made a car fun rather than a pain as the chassis was up to the challenge
Loved the one I had the chance to drive (also in red)

As to whether it is worth the asking price, well that's a different question

Burgerbob

434 posts

48 months

Wednesday
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blade7 said:
In 1991 the list price was around £45k. I think the 87 Sierra Cosworth list was around £17k.
That makes it just shy of £100k in today's money. Just imagine the uproar on this forum if there was a 4 cyclinder turbo Porsche these days for £100k wink

5lab

1,495 posts

167 months

Wednesday
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Phil Cook said:
This one better value with the same mileage
https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/porsche-944-2...
that one appears to be missing a turbo. And any semblance of performance. It might be cheaper, I'm not convinced its any better value

BVB

885 posts

124 months

Wednesday
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I have had the displeasure of working on and driving a few 944's. Dreadful things. No surprise at all that Porsche binned them.

daveco

3,904 posts

178 months

Thursday
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BVB said:
I have had the displeasure of working on and driving a few 944's. Dreadful things. No surprise at all that Porsche binned them.
Same here. The convertible was laughably bad imo. Engine was soulless.

Six Potter

5,610 posts

184 months

Thursday
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5lab said:
Phil Cook said:
This one better value with the same mileage
https://oldcolonelcars.co.uk/listing/porsche-944-2...
that one appears to be missing a turbo. And any semblance of performance. It might be cheaper, I'm not convinced its any better value
That looks like much better value to me. It's basically the same car with all the same retro look and feel to enjoy, but at a fraction of the price. Yes the turbo will be significantly faster and therefore more fun in that respect in terms of acceleration, but is the prospective owner really going to buy that at £50k to thrash it down the lanes, wear it out and put a load of miles on it? At that kind of price it's a collector items for me, an investment to be admired in the garage and not something to be used and abused.

Kawasicki

10,422 posts

206 months

Thursday
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BVB said:
I have had the displeasure of working on and driving a few 944's. Dreadful things. No surprise at all that Porsche binned them.
Depends what you want from a car. I thought mine was great fun.

AB

16,170 posts

166 months

Thursday
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I nearly bought one maybe 17 years ago from a dodgy car dealer but bottled it as I was very young and didn't have the money to look after it.

It certainly was nowhere near 50k! More like 20% of that I seem to remember.

CedricN

636 posts

116 months

Thursday
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Burgerbob said:
blade7 said:
In 1991 the list price was around £45k. I think the 87 Sierra Cosworth list was around £17k.
That makes it just shy of £100k in today's money. Just imagine the uproar on this forum if there was a 4 cyclinder turbo Porsche these days for £100k wink
A 924 GTS club sport was 122k DM in 1981, which according to a random online calculator is 125k euro in today's money, a 911 turbo was "only" 92k dmark. Though the gts was a street legal lightweight thoroughbred race car, so not really directly comparable smile

Harry Flashman

15,908 posts

213 months

Thursday
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Maldini35 said:
Does seem optimistically priced.

I'm in the process of fixing up an S2.
They are lovely little cars. Not that fast but beautifully balanced.
Good S2's start at c.£13k and go up to £30k.
Decent Turbo's start at around £15k and go up to £40k for the very best.

Either way £50k feels greedy.
Especially when you can have a 968 Clubsport for less.

Rumblestripe

1,997 posts

133 months

Thursday
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Another silly money car on PH!

Hey ho. It is an interesting car and I think a lot of them have fallen into the "use it, when it breaks, scrap it" price bracket and so are on an upwards trajectory price wise.

My only comment is that I think, on purely aesthetic grounds the 924 is a better looking car particularly the early sans spoiler cars and the 968 somehow worse!

Carry on.

Niffty951

2,154 posts

199 months

Thursday
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Cough Alusil not Nikasil

skylarking808

560 posts

57 months

Thursday
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daveco said:
Same here. The convertible was laughably bad imo. Engine was soulless.
The engine may have been souless to you. I liked it's gruff big four nature.

The engine did do rather well at a certain Le Mans racetrack in 1981 - admitedly with a bigger turbo.

crusty

658 posts

191 months

Thursday
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I have had mine since February, lovely thing that is used nearly everyday


LM240

3,805 posts

189 months

Thursday
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I’d love one of these to run around in.

Wish Porsche would make a modern version, maybe based on panamera platform, shorter wheelbase and made a bit more compact.

Maldini35

2,832 posts

159 months

Thursday
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BVB said:
I have had the displeasure of working on and driving a few 944's. Dreadful things. No surprise at all that Porsche binned them.
Nah, 944's are pretty easy to work on.
Not nearly as bad as an 80's Ferrari.
They are truly shocking.

Maldini35

2,832 posts

159 months

Thursday
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crusty said:
I have had mine since February, lovely thing that is used nearly everyday

Looks lovely!

They're not rocket ships but flow down the road beautifully.

crusty

658 posts

191 months

Thursday
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Maldini35 said:
crusty said:
I have had mine since February, lovely thing that is used nearly everyday

Looks lovely!

They're not rocket ships but flow down the road beautifully.
I live in the south east, so no use for a rocket ship unfortunately

blade7

10,619 posts

187 months

Thursday
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Harry Flashman said:
Especially when you can have a 968 Clubsport for less.
For those that prefer show over go...

hoonatic

43 posts

163 months

Yesterday (02:49)
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Lovely cars. I owned a 924, then a 924 Turbo and then a 924 Carrera GT back in the 80's when these cars were current. Later on, I had a couple of 911's too. I've never owned a 944, but can well imagine what the extra grip and power would do - make for a lovely drive, that's what. Fine. But at almost £50k, I have to question the value. I now drive an Aston Vantage V8 with 470bhp that is worth roughly the same amount, and frankly, I can't see the 944 Turbo being anything like as much fun to drive or even close to having the same kerb appeal. I love Porsches, but this just doesn't make sense to me.