1985 Porsche 944 2.5L I4 from North America
All around the best car I've ever driven!!
When I bought the car, it needed an new head gasket, which after seeing what a dealer or reputable dealer would charge, I decided to do it myself, and it wasn't easy, but at the same time, completable by the home mechanic with some general car knowledge!!
Also the brake wear sensors went bad; easy fix, but for a 25 year old car, nothing unexpected has gone wrong. As with any older car, some things will need to be replaced.
Overall, it's been a great car. If you take care of it, it will run good for you.
I can't tell you how many comments I get from strangers almost every day on the styling of the 944; it's truly a beautiful car!
Unless you get the turbo model, you won't beat any American V8's in a straight line, but you will beat any car in the curves, I've had new C5 Vettes that couldn't hang with me in the corners, and I'm not joking; buy one, and you'll see that a rear mounted trans and the engine up front, gives the car perfect balance.
You can't go wrong with a Porsche 944!
You can easily get 28-32 mpg.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th July, 2010