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Unread 08-05-2008, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default What do you guys think of this Porsche?

Looks nice and doesn't have too many miles for the year. What do you guys think?

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What are you looking for out of the car? It does look like its in good condition for the age judging by those couple pictures. 924s are actually one of the few older Porsches that aren't prohibitively expensive to maintain.
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I'm looking for something quick, but not excessive. It's my first car and I don't want to go overboard. It needs to be cheap, probably less than 3.5k, and good gas mileage is a plus. I like the look of older cars. Even the really old Toyota Corolla's, (1985-1987) look awesome to me. Mid 90's cars all look like crap, especially Civic's and Accords.

That 924 is pretty quick and handles amazing, which is what drew me to it. Plus, it gets about 26 mpg combined so that's not bad.

Only thing I'm worried about is that a couple people have told me it will cost a fortune to maintain that car.

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Its actually by far the cheapest of all 80s Porsches to maintain. I would say thats actually a good first car if you are willing to take care of it. Even with the original comment intact its not going to be anywhere near as cheap to run as a Civic or the like. It does however have the distinct advantage of not being godawfully slow and being a Porsche.
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I'm just worried that it's under priced for a reason. There might be something that I can't see right away, like a rust spot hidden under the engine that's eating away at the frame, or an oil leak or something.

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Go check it out in person with someone very knowledgeable about cars. Or you can take it to a Porsche dealership and have it inspected for probably $100-200.
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924's after 1983 are galvanized, so no surprise that the body is so clean and i would worry about hidden rust spots. And you should probably drive it first before you say it is fast...you'll be surprised, especially with the auto. That particular 924 isnt really the cheapest Porsche to maintain. It most likely has the same motor as the 944 (not the 2.0 audi motor, which is real cheap lol). That means timing belt jobs every 30k miles, which is real expensive, and difficult to do in the driveway (special tools required). However if it is in fact a 2.0, then it'll be cheap and easy to maintain, but will be especially sluggish. However it still handles amazingly and feels great to drive! That is a reasonable price for an auto 924. I'd say go look at it, see what motor it has (if it says porsche on the valve cover it is the same 2.5 as the 944; if it has braided fuel lines going to each cylinder, then it is the 2.0 motor), drive it, get a good feel of what you are buying, and if you are satisfied, then go for it. Also dont forget to ask for service records. I have a really rough 83 944 sitting in my driveway, and am kind of looking for an 84+ shell so swap the good mechanicals into, but no such luck yet. Really fun car to drive, despite the lack of power (can't imagine what a 2.0 auto would be like lol).
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And you should probably drive it first before you say it is fast...you'll be surprised, especially with the auto. That particular 924 isnt really the cheapest Porsche to maintain.
That year they all got the 2.5 though it is slightly differently specced than the 944 2.5. Also I wouldn't say the car is fast but it will be quick.
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they wern't fast infact they were intended to be a eco line to see if porsche had any interest in making non supercars.
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