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Re: Porsche 914 (archive)

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Posted by Scott on November 19, 1999 at 15:46:46:

In Reply to: Porsche 914 posted by Doug on November 18, 1999 at 10:09:19:

: A great car to get would be a '73 through '76 Porsche 914 with the 2.0 litre engine. These cars are durable, fast, extremely fun with their removable targa tops, they also handle very well.


I had a 74 2.0l euro piston, 46 Dellorto carbs, 5 angle valve job and cam.....Fast, relatively, durable, I guess, but in all honesty, not a good daily driver. The car was plagued with minor problems to the point of being annoying. It was near perfect after 13k and I sold it off because I was tired of dealing with elctrial issues, carbs. etc. Fuel Injection versions are often plagued with vacumm leaks thus the very good FI system often gets dumped for carbs. In addition the battery tend drip acid on the passenger susp. member. I was luky to find a no rust car....not many are. I would adise you to get a honda civic si, VW Golf/Jetta, or even an AWD Subaru Impreza (which by the way handle awesome, but are down on pw ratio). The key to having a good daily driver is to have one that will not take money away from your "pride and joy". It should cost you little to maintain or to run. Take it from some one who had an E30 and 914 2.0 at the same time. Like two kids fighting over the same food. Just my opinion


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