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    Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    I just bought an immaculate 944 turbo on ebay and Im going to inspect the car later today. I was wondering if anyone has much experience with these cars (eclou?) and if they knew what problems to look for. I don't need to tell you how excited I am to pick this baby up but I want to make sure it is in good shape before I pick it up. I would greatly appreciate any insight or opinions. Thanks!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    They were hot cars when they came out in 1985 I believe. They have a quite a bit of turbo lag but they are quick. I loved them when they came out. IMHO 944 Turbo is quicker than the Boxter but the Boxter S. A while back I saw a 944T with a chevy V8 engine Congratulations.

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    Congratulations, I owned two 944T back in my youth.

    I chipped both of them and they were really quick cars.
    Very nimble, fun to drive.
    I wish I would've kept mine!

    The only advice I have for you is that if you decide to get yours chipped and/or modded with cats/exhaust, be very careful! It is a light car and the chipping can make the turbos come on in an instant.

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    edz61 said:
    They were hot cars when they came out in 1985 I believe. They have a quite a bit of turbo lag but they are quick. I loved them when they came out. IMHO 944 Turbo is quicker than the Boxter but the Boxter S. A while back I saw a 944T with a chevy V8 engine Congratulations.



    With the right ECU chip mod/cats/exhaust, it is as fast as a base 997. Not bad considering the mods are relatively cheap!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    hey congrats man,

    Ive owned an 86 for a while but it turned out to be too much maintenance wise.. be really carefull.. a lot of these 944s were f-ed with, meaning kids tuned them.. im still looking for a nice stock one..

    i'd check for the regular issues like timing belt.
    any fixes will be pricy as parts are hardish to get.. at least over in where i live..

    you'll LOVE your 944, cant wait to see some pics.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Thanks for all of your replies! I went and saw the car today it really is clean and fast. The car is chiped and has exhaust, manual boost controller, manual fuel pressure regulator etc. I love the car and I should be picking it up tommorrow if all goes well. I would love to post pics if someone could show me how.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    host them here: www.photobucket.com

    then add them to your post with [img][/ img] tags

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    Wow trip,
    Congrats man! I've been looking into 951's as well, but decided that the maintenance was a bit too much of a stretch for me. Over here, they are used by some amateur racing teams who buy all the wrecks, so parts are hard to find. Instead, looking at a recent/decent peugeot 206 now!
    -Joost-

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    Quote:
    sdy284 said:
    host them here: www.photobucket.com

    then add them to your post with [img][/ img] tags


    I hosted the pics on photobucket so hopefully this works. Some pics.





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    Quote:
    trip said:
    Quote:
    sdy284 said:
    host them here: www.photobucket.com

    then add them to your post with [img][/ img] tags


    I hosted the pics on photobucket so hopefully this works. Some pics.








    That looks exceptionally clean! Very nice!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Thanks all for your kind words, I should be picking it up it a couple hours!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    looks EXCEPTIONALLY nice!

    please keep pics coming in the future.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    will do!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    What great memories - my first Porsche was an '86 944 Turbo. Now it's known as a sleeper/track car .
    Back then ( unfortunately ) it's was a " yuppiemobile " supreme , as we thought only " old guys " drove the slower non-turbo 911s . Of course , a year later I got into the " old guy " car , but it was a lot of fun , esp in the Marin County twisties .
    See if your friends can figure out where the odometer reset button is. Easy way to win a buck from them ! Enjoy.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

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    MKW said:
    What great memories - my first Porsche was an '86 944 Turbo. Now it's known as a sleeper/track car .
    Back then ( unfortunately ) it's was a " yuppiemobile " supreme , as we thought only " old guys " drove the slower non-turbo 911s . Of course , a year later I got into the " old guy " car , but it was a lot of fun , esp in the Marin County twisties .
    See if your friends can figure out where the odometer reset button is. Easy way to win a buck from them ! Enjoy.



    After the dismal early 80s of wimpy, increasingly depowered cars and 55MPH speed lims in US (as well as a stagnant economy), I recall as a kid reading about then-new '86 944Turbo and 560SEL....first signs of hope that I'd be able to drive interesting, new, high-powered cars when I finally became old enough to obtain a driver's license and earn a few dollars

    Impressive how the world has changed 20-odd yrs later w/599/65 commuter/twisties cars for today's CA "yuppies"....std of living in US has advanced remarkably in past 20-odd yrs, esp for car nuts....

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Congrats, trip- looks great!


    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Many congrats trip.. Enjoy it in good health

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Wasn't the odometer restet in the louvres of the airvent?
    Looks like an awesome Ride! Is that a cocoa interior? Never seen it on a 951, didn't even know they already had that "back then"... Looks stunning man, enjoy it!
    -Joost-

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    Very nice inside and outside! Enjoy the ride!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    The interior is burgundy which was not my first choice when looking at these cars but has really grown on me. I absolutely love the car, lots of power and really smooth. The exhaust sounds great too! Again, thanks for all the compliments!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Hey Trip, great looking car. Also, I cannot believe how clean it is. You probably have picked up the car by now but if not, have a good Porsche mechanic look it over.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Many congrats, trip - the car looks like in excellent condition
    The 944 has been ahead of the time when it was launched -especially the 944 turbo is no slouch even by today's standards
    Keep good care of your first Porsche - it won't be your last

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Quote:
    Joost said:
    Wasn't the odometer reset in the louvres of the airvent?
    -Joost-



    Yup, very logical spot


    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

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    nberry said:
    Hey Trip, great looking car. Also, I cannot believe how clean it is.



    Gotta agree . Interior was so sports car efficient - not like today where curves/angles/fake aluminum / glary chrome dominate for what is perceived as " sporty " . . Geez .. looks brand new in this photo :


    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    Trip,
    I am so friggin' jealous! :b
    -Joost-

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    trip,
    Your car looks really nice, love the interior. Congrats

    I bought a Nissan 200SX s13 a while back which was a cheaper competitor for the 944 back in the time when these cars were built.

    The car has a bigger turbo than standard an has been chipped(fase2). It also has HKS fuelmanagement and a dumpvalve.
    It now produces just a little over 260 horsepower.
    'll post some pictures of it later on.

    I hope to switch my car for a 944 in the near future.

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    i wish uk has 944 turbo in this kinda condition ! that why go for lotus elise s1 instead! and i am so happy with my choose so much fun to drive .soon i will do the honda k20a engine swap!

    Re: Just Bought My First Porsche! 944 Turbo

    this pic i took after done a bit of moded! headlight cover,decat pipe (much louder) ,4 point harness, short shifther ,d1 quick release steering wheel with sparco steering wheel.

     
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