I've been looking at a Porsche 944 with nearly 400,000 miles on it for
$2600. The body is actually in pretty good shape (some minor rust in
small areas) and it appears to be in good running condition. The
interior is a mess, however, with several cosmetic repairs needed - in
fact, it could use a whole new interior.
The car was listed at $4000 and I worked it down to $2600 due to the
very high mileage. I know it will need work and has no real resale
value, due to it's age.
I've never owned a Prosche before. Is this a fair price?
"It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that
- from Deep Thoughts
by Jack Handey
Hell no. If you're serious about this car, get a thorough PPI and
see what it's going to need in the next few thousand miles. At that
age and that mileage, you could be looking at some expensive repairs
and replacements, in addition to the interior. Also, seeing a rusty
944 is rare unless the car has poorly repaired collision damage.
You are always better off saving to buy a good example rather than
attempting to fix up a junker - for the amount you'd pay to make this
car a good one, you could buy a pristine low-mileage '87. There are
some on Autotrader right now...
For Sale a 1990 Porsche 911 C4 96,000 miles rebuilt engine at 93K,,
runs great,, new brakes,, new Ignition coils,, distrubtor cap and wires
and plugs. Baltic Blue and black interior
Reston, VA Location
Sale Price $23,000
Email for photos
You can find a good 1987 Porsche 944 w/110,000 miles for about $2,500 on
Ebay. There was one in the paper here (Colorado Springs) for the same
price. I bought a 1987 924S off Ebay for $1,800. Took another $500 in work
to repair a front crank seal leak (new seal) and new timing/cam belts--runs
great and drives like a dream.
$2,600 for the 944 you mentioned is robbery....he's robbing you.
If you get this car, be sure to get a personalized license plate for it:
Seriously, it doesn't sound like this car has been well cared for and you
will be putting a lot of money into it, probably more than you can make it
worth, over the coming months or years. Getting it checked out before you
buy would be money well spent.
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