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01-11-2018, 01:34 PM
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Posted By RJ80

The other thing to consider is that unless you...

The other thing to consider is that unless you find a deal (and they are out there), the likelihood of any 944 as an investment, over the short term, is unlikely. I didn't buy my S2 as an investment,...
01-10-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,891
Posted By RJ80

I doubled my money on a very nice, three-owner,...

I doubled my money on a very nice, three-owner, all stock S2 after two years and 3k miles of driving. Sold the car on BaT last Spring. Nice car with good power build quality, but too big and soft for...
11-09-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By RJ80

And this is why it's so important for the OP to...

And this is why it's so important for the OP to actually drive both cars and determine what he likes best for himself. Our opinions on 944s and long-distance comfort couldn't be more different....
11-07-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By RJ80

Both 944s and Boxsters will bleed you dry in...

Both 944s and Boxsters will bleed you dry in maintenance if you don't buy a good one. Having owned a 944 S2 and having driven Boxsters extensively, the Boxster is going to be more of a sports car --...
10-19-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,694
Posted By RJ80

I sold my very nice, very original '89 S2 in...

I sold my very nice, very original '89 S2 in Zermatt Silver on BaT earlier this year. With 128k miles and all service current besides motor mounts, I got nearly $16k, not much less than the 32k-mile...
09-18-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,415
Posted By RJ80

Take it from me (someone who owned a project 914...

Take it from me (someone who owned a project 914 in high school and a project 911 in college). Buy a good, reliable car first. Then start dipping your toes in project sports cars that are relatively...
09-15-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,422
Posted By RJ80

Don't throw good money after bad. Beyond spending...

Don't throw good money after bad. Beyond spending more than the car is actually worth, why would you pay $15k only to have an engine that could well have the exact same failure down the line?

Even...
09-13-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By RJ80

Drive it lots and enjoy! Don't consume yourself...

Drive it lots and enjoy! Don't consume yourself with the details or making every little thing perfect or "correct." You'll go both crazy and broke.
09-03-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By RJ80

Be aware that you should be inspecting your rod...

Be aware that you should be inspecting your rod bearings regularly if you're going to be tracking the car. Depending on mileage, might be a good idea to replace them before your first event.
08-15-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,055
Posted By RJ80

Apologies

Tom R, apologies as my post was worded a little too strongly on reflection.

I guess my point was, most of what these guys sell are Camrys, as you allude to, and other "appliances." If you start...
08-14-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By RJ80

If the cars are for enjoyment, I would suggest...

If the cars are for enjoyment, I would suggest you drive multiple examples of everything you are interested in as the first step. You'll quickly find out what you like and don't like.

A thread...
08-14-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,055
Posted By RJ80

@TomR If you go into a dealership with an...

@TomR If you go into a dealership with an attitude problem, that's the way you're going to be treated. Frankly, if I sold cars, I wouldn't want to deal with you either. Life's too short. Bitching...
08-08-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 684
Posted By RJ80

That car would bring $10k easy on BaT and quite...

That car would bring $10k easy on BaT and quite possibly several thousand dollars more.
07-18-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By RJ80

I agree with a lot of this, actually. Another...

I agree with a lot of this, actually. Another part of the puzzle is that 944 prices attract market bottom-feeders and bargain hunters. I don't mean that in a derogatory way, but many 944 shoppers are...
07-18-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By RJ80

As a previous 944 S2 owner, the trouble with...

As a previous 944 S2 owner, the trouble with these 944s and their current market positioning is that it doesn't take a whole lot of maintenance at a shop before you're underwater financially on the...
06-12-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By RJ80

FS: 944 Turbo and S2 front strut housings

Hi all,

I've got a couple pairs of front strut housings left over from when I owned my S2. Thought I'd offer them here first.

The first pair is actually for an early 951 Turbo (I was told...
06-01-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,684
Posted By RJ80

I had about $9k in my '89 S2 and sold it for a...

I had about $9k in my '89 S2 and sold it for a shade under $16k. Guess I did ok :)

Of course, the previous owners had spent, much, much more...
05-19-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,600
Posted By RJ80

I put Stoptech's slotted rotors on mine with Epic...

I put Stoptech's slotted rotors on mine with Epic Friction pads (the latter recommended by Dave Lindsey at Lindsey Racing). Excellent combination with no noise, low dust, excellent stopping and less...
05-19-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By RJ80

Congrats! Such a great feeling to make it through...

Congrats! Such a great feeling to make it through a CA smog test with flying colors.
05-19-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,539
Posted By RJ80

I bought one with the fuel pump prime feature for...

I bought one with the fuel pump prime feature for my S2 (since sold) and it worked fine. I had hoped that feature might make the car start a little quicker, but it didn't. There was no noticeable...
05-15-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By RJ80

Good call on the catalytic converter. High nox is...

Good call on the catalytic converter. High nox is usually a cat-related issue. Be sure to check your O2 sensor as well.
03-07-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By RJ80

Agreed that prices for a good, solid,...

Agreed that prices for a good, solid, needs-nothing 968 CS should start in the mid-high $30k range and go up from there based on mileage and condition to a high of maybe $60k.

Now, unless you...
03-07-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,547
Posted By RJ80

Take a quick look at the list of suspension and...

Take a quick look at the list of suspension and drivetrain modifications from a standard 968 on that 968 TS and you'll see that the car is hardly comparable to anything resembling a "normal" 944/968....
02-28-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,736
Posted By RJ80

Dionphaneuf, I've sent you a PM about my S2.

Dionphaneuf, I've sent you a PM about my S2.
02-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By RJ80

The Hagerty value in the article is just the...

The Hagerty value in the article is just the average value for a car in good condition with relatively few needs. It puts a "fair' condition car at $5,300. Fair condition, according to Hagerty, could...
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