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PORSCHE 944 Convertible 1989‑1992

4.2
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nadeem76

PORSCHE 944 cabrio ( convertable ) 3.0 s2

PORSCHE 944 S2 2dr (Review date: 28th April '12)

4.8

Porsche 944 cabrio , Gloss Black with off white linen leather. Elegant seats i had were narrower in width maybe from 993 model which was perfect for me and they looked great in the car. Beautiful car . I paid near £7k and if i wanted one now (9 years later as good as that i would be paying the same amount again) . Audi reliability , Group 20 performance , near Ford equivalent running cost and a proper German sport car looks. I bought another 3 and they just weren't the same as my first black one maybe it was the turbo seats as one of the factors wheels etc.

Perfect . Back seats where designed for young infants only . But i was single at time anyway. Porsche specialist are as good as main dealers and in some cases in my opinion much better. Main dealer prices are ok .

Lots of stories with my car. I remember parking my car in evening once long bar gates were down. My 944 was the only car that managed to drive under and i got free parking every night.

I pulled up at busy high street bar. Long waiting que outside. I pulled up and they let me walked right in as though i owned the place. Really got a lot of respect many times in many circumstances. And for many reasons for me a near perfect car 4.8 out of 5 stars . I still have a porsche944 email address very sad but there you have it for an excellent review score

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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cyleung

the most beautiful car in my eye, excellent drive

PORSCHE 944 S2 2dr (Review date: 14th July '11)

3.8

I've owned my S2 cab ( turbo badged ) since 1998, there was choice between this S2 and Ferrari 308gt4 in very similar price, by consider the reliability, running costs, the S2 won me over. It has been very reliable but the battery would die out quickly if you left the car for 2 weeks. The maintain costs are reasonable for Porsche, around £500 for cam belt change by the Porsche dealer, £300 for the classic car insurance otherwise you have to pay for the car in group 20. There are two small back seats for very small people ( eg. my son and my daughter, he was 8 and she was 4, but now is 17 and 13, they won't comfortable fit in anymore )

It drives beautifully and was the best handling car I ever own but should take more care when driven in wet. Everytime I drove it , it made me smile, it attacked much attention specially school boys ( don't use it to pick up your kids. I didn't regret not choosing the Ferrari and I will keep my Porsche forever.

Practicality

3 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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johnD

A drivers car

PORSCHE 944 S2 2dr (Review date: 18th June '11)

4.3

It has been a pleasure to own this car. The 944 is a very balanced car with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution, engine at the front and gearbox at the rear. Originally 211bhp, not sure of the current power output but is still a very lively car for a classic and is great to drive.

We have taken the car to north Wales three times to experience some beautiful open drivers roads and the car behaved perfectly and delivered some great fun. Relatively practical for a sports car with the two additional rear seats, suitable for a couple of children (or a teenager sitting sideways). Good boot space for going touring. The 944 cabriolet is becoming a rarer sight on the road.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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neilW

snipper

PORSCHE 944 S2 2dr (Review date: 27th March '11)

4.3

The 944s2 cab is a great car with the 2+2 seating its great for the family.

the cab has lots of luggage space for a cabriolett.

I have owned my 944 cab for over 18 years and have had very little trouble with it.

I think it has let me down only twice in all those yers.

shame the dont make it now.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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steveB

Super car at an ordinary price

PORSCHE 944 S2 2dr (Review date: 14th January '11)

4

I owned a 83 944 coupe years ago and one day saw a 944 cab in the showroom (tahoe blue with cream leather interior) which was sadly beyond my reach.

Some 20 years later I purchased a 1991 Cab in that very specification. It's done about 108,000 miles and is in good condtion apart from minor battle damage to the body over the years.

The good news is that it still goes like stink with huge mid range torque, is superb to drive, rust free and very attractive to look at.. On classic insurance (5000 miles per annum) it costs around £200 to insure. It's a very practical and reliable car to use but probably best for weekend use. Expect about 25 mpg.

Bad points are limited back and side visibility with the roof up, front very prone to stone chips and parts can be expensive. 2 new front shocks, fitting and 4 wheel alignment cost around £800 at a Porsche specialist (don't even think about using a Porcshe Main Dealer). Do make sure you get it checked out before buying.

A fabulous car for 5K which will put a smile on your face.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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