1985 Porsche 944 2.5 4 Cylinder from Australia and New Zealand
One of the nicest cars on the road still
Alternator rear housing
O2 sensor replaced
Clutch master cylinder
Fantastic engine, with great mid range punch.
Amazingly fuel efficient (10L/100kms in daily driving).
Best handling car I've ever driven, keeps up with newer 911's around corners.
Perfect driving position.
Good luggage space.
Needs to be maintained carefully and often.
Expensive parts and labour.
Insurance is expensive.
Only cruel people think of putting anyone in the back seats.
Need the turbo if you want "real" performance.
This car opened my eyes. Pre-944 I drove my car. After a few weeks of owning this car I started to love cars and Porsches. It inspired me to learn about cars, enjoy long drives, enjoy short drives, improve my driving skills and buy car books and magazines.
Overall, it's a fantastic car and is amazing to own. The engine has as much smooth revving power as most cars available today. However, if money is a concern I'd consider buying a cheap Japanese car or something similar, but this car has potential to cost a lot of money over several years. Choose carefully when buying, and get a decent pre purchase inspection.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th November, 2003