1986 Porsche 944 2.5L 8v SOHC from North America
Porsche on the street, Le Mans race car on the track
The oil pump failed.
The water pump failed.
The power steering sprang a leek.
Considering how this car is 18 years old; I would say it held up very well.
This car is Amazing. The car has surprising mid and high RPM grunt for a 4 cylinder. The engine really starts to shine at about 2800 RPM, and it stays strong all the way to the 6500 RPM red-line. In normal everyday driving conditions, the car is great. The engine remains relatively quiet when cruising. However, when you get on it you know it. The engine starts screaming "Porsche-Porsche". The car does not have quite the pep as newer cars, but it has enough. Where the car really starts to show it's colors is in the curves. It has been said that this car is the best handling car on the planet. Now, I don't know how accurate that is; but, in my opinion and many others, that is not far from the truth. The steering is heavy and very responsive. When the road starts to bend you can almost feel the car start to smile. Because you certainly are. The handling on this car is nothing short of amazing. This is a true Porsche in every respect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th June, 2004