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Value of a Porsche 944?

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Old 05-24-2016, 01:07 AM
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Default Value of a Porsche 944?

First off, despite what many people seem to say, there are no VW parts used on the 944. The 944 was an evolution of sorts from the 924, which used many Audi parts - most notably the engine. The 944 was introduced a few years on with changed body work, and a new Porsche engine that was literally one half of the V8 used in the 928.

The 944 is an exceptionally well balanced car. It handles well, brakes well, and each version that came out tended to get a little faster. However none of the nomrally asperated versions are exactly "fast." They can make good track cars and GM Tech 2 move very well, but they must be skillfully driven to preserve the momentum and leverage the car's other strengths.

The car is more modern than a similar year 911, and I think they look good, but how good they look is ultimately a personal opinion and what matters is how good you think it looks.

Car value and pricing on a late '80s 944 can be pretty wide depending on the specific car, it's conditions, and any options or upgrades it may have had. As a baseline, perhaps $2500-3500 could be considered for average. More for low milage, excellent condition... less as issues start to add up. It's worth paying more for a car with the options you want and in good condition than trying to find a lesser example for less money as even though these are now priced quite low, repairs can be expensive.

These cars originally sold for $30k+, and parts costs tend to Tech 2 Scanner reflect that. Likewise, a skilled Porsche mechanic can be expensive. The car is relatively easy to work on, though even if you are well skilled, there are still probably some issues you will want to turn over to a professional. Parts are readily available and there are great support systems in the enthusiast community (be it on-line sources like Pelican Parts BBS and Rennlist, or more traditional like local chapters of PCA).
 
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