14th May 2004, 11:05
The 944 is an excellent sports car. I have a 1989 and it runs like a finely tuned machine. There is no way you could ever compare a Honda rice burner to a Porsche. You are trying to offset your bad experience by saying all 944's are "garbage". Next time you buy a used automobile, please be more careful and you will have better results.
29th Apr 2008, 03:18
You obviously don't know squat bout buying a car or anything about Porsche's. Sorry if that was offensive, but its just the truth. The 944 is renown for having some of the best handling, and being great for drifting because of its 50/50 weight distribution. It's acceleration is also their, and way above any little Honda. So don't compare a "rice burner" to a true sports car unless you actually have some facts to back yourself up.
15th Apr 2009, 20:03
Having owned a LOT of Honda's, Volvo's, Mercedes Benz's and now a Porsche 944 your comment is completely without merit. A Honda is a very simple car designed around a price tag. My very last Honda a brand new 2002 Honda Accord Coupe suffered a complete transmission failure at 17,000 miles and was VERY cheaply assembled in comparison to the older Honda's that I owned.
Honda's are great cars but are completely disposable. European cars last FOREVER with parts and mechanical assistance readily available. At about 200K a Honda's life is completely over as the cost to repair the car completely outweighs its usefulness and resale. Additionally many Japanese car makers stop producing parts once a model reaches 10 years old. Many European cars retain resale value above and beyond the 200k mark and owners who love their cars lavish them with mechanical service. European car companies keep parts available for their cars for a very long time. If you walk up to any Mercedes Benz service counter, you can order parts on ANY car they ever made. Older and more rare models have special Mercedes Benz Classic parts advisers for having parts custom made.
The key here is love. Its easy to love a Porsche 944. Falling in love with a cheap piece of commodity produced plastic is kind of difficult. Japanese car owners don't love their cars so when they break they go in the garbage can. European car owners love their cars and are willing to pay anything to keep them going forever.
If you can't afford the repair bills then buy Japanese. If you do the math like many European owners have, you realize that the cost of financing, insurance, depreciation and getting a new car every 5 years costs much more than buying a well made car and spending the money to keep it running.
12th May 2011, 02:07
Fantastic way to put it... I could not have said it any better myself! (I've never owned a Porsche, but have owned VWs, BMWs and a couple Volvos).