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I disagree. The maintenance costs for the porsche (archive)

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Posted by Bill R. on October 27, 2000 at 17:14:18:

In Reply to: Re: BMW vs. Porsche posted by Zane on October 27, 2000 at 16:27:52:

are considerably higher. For example, price having the clutch changed on a 944 turbo. The torque tube makes the job a lot more fun and parts are quite a bit more expensive. Parts seem to fail at a much higher rate on the porsche. Its much cheaper in terms of operating costs to own the bmw


The 944 Turbo's don't really require any more maint. than BMWs and the reliability may actually be better in some cases.
As long as the timing belt has been changed regularly they are usually good to go many miles. Other than that - just like all cars they have items that just wear over time and have to be replaced.

The stock horsepower is strong but can be upgraded very easily. The brakes are very good. The ride and handling is better than but sort of comparable to a touring car. Typically these cars can pull 160+ mph. Pretty good for a 2.5 liter - 4 cylinder!

Depending on how much $ you are going to spend - the '88 - '89 944 Turbo "S" is the model to get. More horsepower, different/wider wheels and larger front brakes.

Hope this helps,


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