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Old 07-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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A little confession about the 944

I've been looking at buying a 944 for a dedicated track car. Power is low enough to keep me out of trouble (for the most part) and the handling is, well you know the 944's reputation.

I have to confess, in the process of driving old 944s, I've come to the realization that I like them better than my Boxster. The steering is so direct, even in the power steering cars, it makes the Boxster feel numb, the doors close with the solid clunk-click that Porsche made it's reputation on, and the chassis is solid and communicative. Even old poorly taken care of cars have no squeaks or rattles, amazing.

It's so much more of a driver's car than the Boxster. I've been in denial about this for a while, I'll take out the Boxster after driving a 944 and try to tell myself it's better, the Boxster has the mid-engine balance, more modern suspension, almost twice the power, but it's just not better. I haven't driven a 968, but I bet it would be fantastic to have that chassis and 236 NA horsepower. I think I'm in trouble.

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Old 07-09-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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I want a 928s
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:48 PM   #3
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there's a guy at my DE's in a 951 that eats just about anything out there on a consistent basis. it's been crossing my mind also ...
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Old 07-13-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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I just traded my 88 944 in for a Boxster. I've had 3 944's. Yes the are fun to to drive. However, I went the other way and wanted a little more refinement. Nothing turns and handles like a 944, but as a daily driver, especially with stiff suspension, can get old after a while.
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Old 07-14-2011, 03:52 AM   #5
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i had an 85.5 944 years ago thought it was great until i test drove an e30 m3 sold the 944 the next day. always wanted a 968 but they are just to old now.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:48 AM   #6
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I don't want compromises to "refinement" in my sports car. Those compromises strip the car of what makes it fun in the first place. Want something with daily driver compromises that can still strain finances like a Porsche? Buy a BMW or Audi. But I want a sports car. Porsche doesn't seem to make them any more, unless you can buy a GT3, but they are still too big and heavy. Ever seen a 993 parked next to a 997? The 993 looks like a 7/8 scale model. The 944 is smaller and lighter than the 2 seat mid engine Boxster. There's something wrong with that picture.

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:59 AM   #7
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Much respect for the 944. A very fun car to drive and an excellent track toy because it is cheap to own and there are always several out there to play with.

Would I trade my Boxster for one... nope.

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