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Should I buy 1983 Porsche 944 for my first car?

Well, it would be my first car and it is a 5 speed. 167k miles on it and it is $4000. Is it worth it and would it be a good car for me to commute to school and to work? All it needs is a new head gasket cover. Guy put new brakes, brakelines, and a master cylinder in it. Here is the link http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.jsp?ct=p&car_id=293791190&dealer_id=66023071&car_year=1983&systime=&doors=&model=944&search_lang=en&start_year=1981&keywordsfyc=&keywordsrep=&highlightFirstMakeModel=&search_type=both&distance=75&min_price=1&rdm=1328059800654&drive=&marketZipError=false&advanced=&fuel=&keywords_display=&lastBeginningStartYear=1981&end_year=2013&showZipError=n&make2=&certified=&engine=&dma=LOUISVILLE_WE&page_location=findacar%3A%3Aispsearchform&body_code=0&isFlashPlugin=true&transmission=&default_sort=priceDESC&max_mileage=&color=&address=40272&sort_type=priceDESC&max_price=4500&make=POR&seller_type=b&num_records=100&cardist=15&standard=false&rdpage=thumb

Asked By: - 1/31/2012
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$4k is very high for a car that isn't ready to be driven on a 944. For $4k you should be able to find a 944 in pretty darn good shape with the maintenance done ready to go. If all it needs is a "head gasket cover" then why isn't that done on a car that is priced to drive? Why was it off in the first place... More
Answered By: xendureeverythingx - 2/2/2012
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Walk away dont look back,
Answered By: just bored - 1/31/2012
 
Wow that is a very nice find. A bit high for a car in the 80's but it is a Porsche so I would snatch it up real quick. Back then a Porsche 944 was all he rage for it's handling and over all awesomeness lol Yeah! not sure what the insurance would be on that though.
Answered By: Vulken - 1/31/2012
 
LOL this is a rich mans tinkerers dream. If you want a car that will cost a furtune to repair with things like 4 250 dollar shocks and all kinds of expensive hard to find parts this car is perfect. This is not a good daily driver and is not a good cheap car for a high school student... More
Answered By: roger - 1/31/2012
 
It is too expensive for what it is... More
Answered By: C7S - 2/1/2012
 
Actually it is a very cheap car to own... More
Answered By: Motorhead - 2/1/2012
 
not unless you can throw about $150 a month at it, excluding gas and insurance. If you're lucky.
Answered By: Lance - 2/1/2012
 
will be expensive to fix, im guessing
Answered By: AstonDB9 - 2/4/2012
 
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