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Old 09-28-2005, 02:01 PM
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I'm 25 and I bought the '87 944 6 years ago. I still use that car as a daily driver and autocrossed it all this year. 3 years ago I bought the Silver rose car. That one has just started it's autocross carreer.
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:04 PM
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Age 38

Why? Loved P-Cars ever since I was 9 or 10. Got into bicycling in a heavy way in my teen years and spent the discretionary portion of my time during my twenties and thirties dedicated to amateur bike racing (still ride to work religiously). Never forgot Porsche though, always followed the press etc. Brought only my second car ever (Subaru WRX) in 2002 (I appreciated its "Porsche-ness") and started tinkering with it (always loved working with my hands). Then thought (all of the sudden, really) why not get a Porsche as a "restoration project". Did that a year ago, chose a 944S that was decent and well priced and have not looked back. I love working on this car and it is great "practice" for the next project in a few years (3.2 Carrera maybe).

Regrets: Why didn't I start earlier?
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Old 09-28-2005, 02:05 PM
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Age: 27

Got my first 944 at 20 because I was graduating college and wanted a nice car and found the 944 I bought. Now I'm on my 3rd 968, and I like tinkering with it and driving it.

Different? Well, I never would have sold my 1rst 968 to buy a truck...I needed to, but wish I could have found another way...

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Old 09-28-2005, 02:20 PM
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Forty-three

First Porsche (928) as a fun project. I've worked on cars for a long time and wanted to try something different. Got money's worth. Caught the DE bug and have loved it.

Second Porsche (944) as a project and for my kids to drive. Sort of a manual tranny trainer as the 928 is too much car for a teenager to drive alone. Also as a track trainer. A nice handling momentum car is a good first racer.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:09 PM
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Age: 23

I have always loved cars in general and can apreciate all kinds. My dad had a 78' 924 that I remember from my childhood. I had always wanted a 944 from the time I could drive at 16. When shopping for my first car I found a 944 I fell in love with, and had the cash for but the parents wouldn't go along with it. So after 5 other attempts with various cars in the past 6 years I found the 968, then I had no clue what it was. I spent the next week researching every aspect of the car before I went and test drove it. Well here we are 8 months later and it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. I dirve a 98' acura integra a few days out of the week to spare my car from some extra miles and always find myself wishing I had taken the P car. It is a driving experience like no other reguardless of the conditions. I will never be able to be Porsche-less.

Some advice to any potential buyers new to Porsche. Prepare to be addicted in every sense of the word.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:22 PM
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Age: 25 - getting my mid-life crisis out of the way early!

Reason for buying car: Got a passenger ride in a M030 968 CS when I was 21, and have been hooked ever since.

Would I do anything different: Yeah! which i'd gotten into front engined Porsche's earlier! Should have brought myself a nice 944 when I was twenty one, instead of buying a new VW Golf.
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:25 PM
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Grew up in a family of home mechanics that all drove muscle cars. My first car was a Challenger (still have it) but my second car was an RX7 because I had always wanted one as a kid. Then the coolness of the 928 in Risky Business got me wanting one. Used 928s were getting reasonably priced by time I was 21 so I bought one. Realized soon after that a 928 isnt the best for daily driving because it got broken into twice in the first 6 months I had it. So I parked it and bought a 1979 924 to fix up as a daily driver. Drove it for several years and got a 1977 924 to fix up. Then an 87 924S, another 924S and finally the 944S. All have been fixer-uppers except for the 928. The 924-944 is the best for daily use and have all been reliable daily drivers since 1993. And people STILL come up and say 'cool car what year is it' about my daily driver with fading paint.

regrets? I could only get 1 lawnmower, gas can, rake, weedeater and full size trash can in the 944S when I had to cut grass at my dads house!
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Old 09-28-2005, 04:05 PM
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Im 31 but I feel and look 41.

Im stressed out, my hair is receding, I have no woman, I need to drop 15lb, I have personal anger management issues, my family's health is in the crapper, the battery in my watch just stopped, and I dont like the tomato on my Junior Bacon Cheeseburger. Porsches for me are my way out of the abyss. I dont like people riding in my Porsches. They are my deserted islands of endless mechanical fornication without anyone else tampering with the purification process. I dont put my hands on your wife's ****, so don't put yours on my car's fender. We identify with love and lust in different ways. Some people enjoy a Chevette in the garage and a couple hummers after supper. But I find an autumn road with twisting curves and rustling leaves and a turbo at full wail the greatest blow job of all. The cool wind across your forehead, the setting sun golden brown, changing to indigo and fire just over the treetops. Just ten more minutes I say, just long enough to see the first star and the last ray of sunshine. Just long enough to remind myself that this kind of love never humiliates you in front of your friends, walks out with all the furniture, or forgets your birthday. Its unconditional to the core. If you put in the effort, and perhaps a little money along the way, a Porsche will screw your brains out like compound interest.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:17 PM
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Age: 24 [almost 25]

Car [s]: 1992 968 Black/Black coupe [just got it today], 1997 Silver/Black 993 [for sale now--don't need 2 pcars!!]

Why: My father was always into cars and got his first pCar when I was 10--1982 911 SC, guards red. Since then he has owned 4, currently has a 1989 Turbo look Carrera Cab 3.2 as a second car. We went to Elkhart Lake all the time growing up and I have always loved racing and Porsches. I was lucky enough to work for a sales company and do well, and one of the perks was the lease of a 996 for a year. After that I bought a 993, and now have the 968 as I am using the car as a daily driver and wanted more room, more utility, some cash, and still wanted a sports car to drive. We'll see how the 968 stacks up, so far it's been a lot of fun.
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Old 09-28-2005, 06:21 PM
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Age: 21
Why: Dad has had 3 928Ss and 2 944s in his time. One 928 remains, and one 944 went to my mom. Being raised with FR Porsches has made me the man I am today. I bought my 944 because I got sick of my first car (MB diesel - great, but so slow) and I couldn't afford a turbo. Hopefully I'll be joining the boost crew soon.
Go Back: If I could go back to when I bought it (June 04) I would avoid it. It has a BROWN INTERIOR!!! I thought I could handle it.......

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:14 PM
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I'm 54 and I love Rennlist! My 1st Porsche was a '67 912 that my dad helped me buy in 1969 instead of a '68 Super Bee. Drove it for 6 years and bought a '70 911T. Sold that and later bought a '60 356B Roadster which I had for15 years before I sold it (now approaching mega $$$$) Got out of owning a P car for 12 years, but not out of Pcars on the brain! Always wanted a 924/944, so when a guy in the next town put his on EBay,I bought it last year. I'm a little OCD about my cars, so I am in the process of fixing everything on it before I put it on the road. Gonna try pulling the engine out the top this weekend so I can do a clutch and a front seal job on it. Also gotta replace the PS pump that he knocked off.
God.. I've missed having something to throw my $$$$$$$$$$$ at!!!!
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:25 PM
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Im 25 - Grew up surrounded by nothing but Porsche ads all over my room! I know I didnt put them there. Dad had a Brown 84 n/a, then added a 85.5 n/a, then ordered the 1st 951 in Indiana - traded in brown n/a for it. I remember the day the 951 was delivered. Oh man...it was over from then on.
Still in the family 20 years later! -Ive been messing around with it for 7/8 years + 43k miles now. Now if I could just find that beautiful brown n/a again...it was a great color.

He finally got wise after I became super addicted and picked up his first 911 this July, a Zenith Blue low mileage 993 Carrera 4S. Hes back in the game!

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Old 09-28-2005, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by chrly924s
. . . .Gonna try pulling the engine out the top this weekend . . .
My understanding was that the engines on 924/944/968 series Porsche comes out on the bottom, and not out the top. Or do I have that wrong?
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Old 09-28-2005, 07:48 PM
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OK. So it works out the top too, as long as you have an engine hoist. Thanks! Learned something new today.
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