1984 Porsche 944 Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1984 Porsche 944 2.5 from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 kilometres
Most recent distance205000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Hi-Lux 2.5D

Summary:

The car to get comfortably and fast anywhere

Faults:

Clutch was gone when I bought the car.

Some trouble with the electric windows and the door locks. To solve this required USD 25 in parts, but many hours to fix.

Apart from that the only other part which was needed during 3 years and 75,000 km was a headlight switch (USD 40).

General Comments:

Excellent compromise between road behaviour and comfort. It accelerates and handles very well, but also lends itself to be driven at moderately high speeds for long stretches. I often drive it for the approximately 600 km between gas refills at one stretch, which takes me about three and a half hours, without getting tired at all (and yes I know one should take a rest every twohours). Modest fuel consumption, even at high speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2001

1984 Porsche 944 Coupe 2.5L I-4 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.5L I-4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance129000 miles

Summary:

Porsche mystique for less than $5000

Faults:

Mostly from my own juveile stupidity and high mileage:

Alternator died (from incorrect battery shorting against hood).

Two clutch master and slave cylinders.

Transmission gear sheared off (from stoplight race).

Two fan switches (cheap).

Sunroof drive cables (not so cheap).

Window swiches.

Parking brake ratchets and shoes do not work.

Speedometer cable broke.

Rear hatch and floor leak slightly in car wash.

Passenger's door refuses to line up properly.

Misc. trim parts fall off.

General Comments:

This is a semi-classic Porsche with sweeping lines and aggressive curves. Although it lacks any real power (Porsche solved that with turbos), it drives like it is on rails with its 50/50 weight distribution.

These cars tend to be in the shop frequently, as they are now over 15 years old.

There is just something about the car that keeps making me pay repair bills. A true Porsche through and through, it consumes the driver and makes him feel a part of the automobile. I highly recommend you try it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2000

5th Feb 2003, 10:55

I have a problem with my sunroof and I believe it's the drive cables. I was wondering if you had purchased these through a dealer or as an aftermarket product. I also wanted to ask how much you had paid for the drive cables.

So if you get this, please e-mail me at mosfet1600@yahoo.com Thanks a lot,

Lars.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 20 reviews