David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/26/21 8:58 a.m.

Porsches. They’re pretty popular. Have been for decades. And they’ve racked up track records around the world. 

Many of us have admired the brand since we were young. “Having grown up with Porsches in my favorite movies and hanging on my bedroom wall, they have always been special to me,” admits Vu Nguyen, executive director of the Porsche Club of …

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Mel9146
Mel9146 New Reader
6/7/21 6:24 p.m.

Not to nitpick, but the 3 liter started in 1980.  1975 to 1979 was the 2.7 liter.  They had head stud problems but most should be fixed by now.

The 3 liter was nicknamed the Corvette Porsche since it had enough torque that Corvette drivers could drive one (if they know how to shift gears).

maj75 (Forum Supporter)
maj75 (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/22/21 9:56 a.m.

In reply to Mel9146 :

Wrong.  3.0 started in '76 and came to US in '78.  I got a '78 3.0 SC motor in my garage.

maj75 (Forum Supporter)
maj75 (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/22/21 9:59 a.m.

I would put the 2012-2014 991 in this list.  The prices for the early 911s are so ridiculous right now, I couldn't get a decent one for what my 991S sells for...  I know P "purists" think they are too big, too roomy and too comfortable, but it's the best thing I've ever hustled around Sebring and with the DSC upgrade it's nice on regular roads too.

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/22/21 10:41 a.m.

Depends on the experience you're looking for. 944, even in S2 form, is vintage feeling and looking. 986 is very modern in comparison and still looks contemporary. Porsche makes a drop-in infotainment system for the 986/996 as well that's based on the latest PCM.

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise UberDork
8/22/21 11:46 a.m.
Mel9146 said:

Corvette drivers could drive one (if they know how to shift gears).

devil LOL devil

preach (fs)
preach (fs) GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
8/22/21 2:48 p.m.

I'd have the 996 on there. IMS be damned, and it's probably sorted by now, if not repair it then flog the thing.

trumpet77
trumpet77
12/13/22 9:31 a.m.

minor detail: the article states 2009 Caymans got direct injection, but only the S model got DI, the "base" 2.9 engine did not.

aw614
aw614 Reader
12/13/22 10:05 a.m.

I keep feeling the 944 is going to be a don't meet your heros type moment for me. It was the Porsche I loved as a kid and everything, but then the more I read about them the more hesitant about pulling the trigger on one. The 07k swap feels like it solves a lot of what I worry about maintenance wise but I am also not in a position to do another motor swap.

And Facebook must be reading my mind, but 996s are still appealing to me, especially the early boxster shared headlight models. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
12/13/22 1:18 p.m.
aw614 said:

I keep feeling the 944 is going to be a don't meet your heros type moment for me. It was the Porsche I loved as a kid and everything, but then the more I read about them the more hesitant about pulling the trigger on one. The 07k swap feels like it solves a lot of what I worry about maintenance wise but I am also not in a position to do another motor swap.

And Facebook must be reading my mind, but 996s are still appealing to me, especially the early boxster shared headlight models. 

if you're prepared for it to not be quick, then a 944 is still really nice to drive.  i want another one.

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/13/22 3:11 p.m.

Oh no mention of the 924S.... Lighter and faster than the 944 from the same year and more off the shelf Volkswagen parts that you can still find for cheap :)

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