Nothing. Worn front brakes/wheel bearings. Worn tires. Unburstable.... and I have tried. 78mph average on empty Irish lanes really tests a car, try that in a Ferrari/Lamborghini/Maserati!
Very fast car. 250 bhp and 268 lbft of torque. Driven at top speed (260kph) 165mph daily. 0-60mph time of 5.5 seconds used at every single traffic light... nearly anyway! Used at Nüurburgring regularly.
This car is totally underrated, which is fine with me, because it makes it a performance bargain. It is faster than a 1989-1993 Carrera 2/4, in a straight line, around corners and it also has superior braking performance (due to better brakes). All this and half the purchasing cost. Handling is excellent, but extremely neutral and very dependent on tires for feedback and progressiveness, the wrong tires make this car quite difficult to drive on the limit. The ride is hard but it is so well damped that combined with the solid build quality it makes the car feel quite comfortable.
Don't get one of these cars... it's a Ferrari F355 beater for Fiesta money... and I want it to stay that way. With some mild tuning, 330 bhp is possible with total reliability. And when Ferrari owners speak of reliability, take it with a pinch of salt... have you ever actually seen a Ferrari being driven quickly.. to be frank have you ever seen a 911 being driven quickly either?
A 944 Turbo is a performance car... not a posing one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2000