Ok, first of all, I really really love this car. it use to be my dream car and I owe it right now. I got this car for $4500. it's a little expensive for buying it from owner, but than this guy did a lot jobs, and he took a lot care of it.
-computer chips (it makes the motor runs more than it regularly can)
-custom exhaust (pretty loud, but really nice sound and tone)
-new race steering wheel (all white, GT grant wheel, but than it is kinda small, so hard to do small stuff)
It handles pretty well, I mean I hear it spouse to be the best handling car made in 1985. but my suspension is too soft, and I don't even have power steer. I really want power steer, because it's really hard to turn your wheels when I'm all stopped.
The steering wheel is too small that its hard to do cross hand turning.
But stock wheel should be much better and easier, so you guys shouldn't have much trouble like me.
The suspension is too soft that when I'm going over 90 or 100mph (miles per hour), it just starts bouncing all over. its like I'm laying on top of water bed.
Plus, when you are going on mountain roads, theres so many turns and it is a bumpy road, your car shakes back and forward, it is really scary.
If you are not use to rear wheel drive car, you shouldn't go out in a rain and star turning like crazy. I almost got in to accident, my car just started fish tailing. it was really scary...
What you have to be careful is that you have to know this car is rear wheel drive, and try changing your suspension if you can.
It's an old car so my suspension makes creaking sound on a bump. but you will get use to it.
But over all, this car is really nice car to have fun! you can even do donuts with this car, its only 150hp (horse power) stock, I don't really know mine is, around 180 to 200hp. but surprisingly, you can make donuts, and drift with this car.
But if you want to drift with this car, (only on manual car) you have to get 2 axel pads for your feet. because the axel is all the way inside, and break is really close to you, so its really hard to do *"heel and toe".
Heel and toe is a trick one of the drifting technique. right before on the turn, you press clutch, break softly, put gear one or two lower, and press axel with your heel while pressing on a break with your toe, make the rpm all the way up to red zone (red line it), and release the clutch fast that the tire spins and slipping, while releasing the clutch, turn your wheel toward the side of where you are turning, and when end of the car slides side way, you turn your wheel where you want the car to slide.
While drifting, you sometimes have to pull emergency break (side break) on to make your car slide and turns more, but this car, the emergency break is on the left side, by the door, so its really hard to grab and pull while in the drift... well, maybe if you had a power steer and bigger steering wheel, you might be able to. but I can't. he he.
If you want to buy this car, sure why not, its great looking car. my friend calls it a pimp mobile. my 944 is pure white, interior black leather, really nice looking car. if you want old fast Porsche, you might have to find 928, it is like more than 200hp, with v8. 944 might turn faster than 928, but it just smoke a lot cars with v8 engine. 944 has only 4 cylinder, but does all the turns, which ever you like to drive, place with a lot curves, or just drag racing. I prefer curves, it is way more fun than going only straight.
After all, I will say that this car is really nice, but if you do a little more jobs on suspension, it would be a much better car that can whip all the asses of other cars who wants to race you on mountains. he he.
By Ken 18yr old Japanese kid who really loves Porsche. I'm same age as my porsche, how cool huh?